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01 November 2022, 16:36

Kia ora,

Somewhere it's still 31 October 2022 and thus time to release Mahara 22.10. We are excited to make this new version of Mahara available.

Highlights in Mahara 22.10 include:

  • Usability and accessibility improvements
  • Font Awesome 6 icons and Bootstrap 5
  • Report over SmartEvidence statuses
  • 'Quick edit' option on 'Files', 'PDF', and 'Course completion' blocks for faster editing
  • Export accounts via CLI
  • Move accounts from one institution to another via CSV
  • Experimental PHP 8.1 support

The Mahara manual is in the process of being updated with these and other new features as well as changed functionality. We expect to have that done within the next month.

See the full list of new features and bug fixes. You can also check out the feature release video.

Download the code or access it via Git.

How to install or upgrade

You can find instructions on how to install a new Mahara site or upgrade an existing one on our wiki.

If you are looking for translations, have a look at the language packs information page.

Supported releases

Mahara 21.10 and 22.04 are still supported for security updates. The support for Mahara 21.04 ends now, and there was one final minor point release along with this major release. Support for Mahara 21.10 will end in April 2023, and Mahara 22.04 will be supported until October 2023. Mahara 22.10 will receive updates until April 2024.

For more information, please see our release cycle.

We recommend you upgrade to 22.10 as that gives you the longest support time frame at the moment. If your organisation uses Mahara 21.10 or 22.04, you can stay on either version until their support runs out. If you cannot upgrade to a supported version of Mahara right away, you can purchase our extended security support.

All site administrators running a supported version of Mahara are encouraged to subscribe to our security announcements.

Support and bugs

If you find any bugs in this new release, please feel free to use our bug tracker to report them.

If you need help with anything, the support forum is the best place to ask your question.

The Mahara manual is in the process of being updated for Mahara 22.10.


Several organisations contributed to the release of Mahara 22.10 through funding new features and bug fixes and developing new features themselves. We want to thank the following organisations (in alphabetical order) for their support of this release:

We also wish to thank the people who contributed code to this release. They are listed according to the number of changesets:

Robert Lyon 73 33.8%
Gold 40 18.5%
Dianne Tennent 31 14.4%
Doris Tam 18 8.3%
Kristina Hoeppner 13 6.0%
Evonne Cheung 9 4.2%
Veronica Varsha 7 3.2%
Mitsuhiro Yoshida 6 2.8%
Fergus Whyte 4 1.9%
Christina Thee Roperto 2 0.9%
Nathan Nguyen 2 0.9%
Vicky Lin (fun fact, she's one of our chartered accountants at Catalyst) 2 0.9%
Adam Bark 1 0.5%
Andreas Schenkel 1 0.5%
Andrew Nicols 1 0.5%
Bruno Malaval 1 0.5%
Davo Smith 1 0.5%
Heena Agheda 1 0.5%
Kevin Dibble 1 0.5%
Matthew Hilton 1 0.5%
Tim Lock 1 0.5%

 Fun statistic on top 10 most changed lines, which changes the picture a bit (excl. re-applied changes):

Dianne Tennent 36,434 45.4%
Gold 10,115 12.6%
Doris Tam 7,306 9.1%
Robert Lyon 5,7575 7.2%
Kristina Hoeppner 4,578 5.7%
Evonne Cheung 1,233 1.5%
Kristina Hoeppner 502 0.6%
Heena Agheda 382 0.5%
Matthew Hilton 328 0.4%
Veronica Varsha 116 0.1%


The organisations they work for or are associated with:

Catalyst IT 203 94.0%
Mitstek 6 2.8%
learnOPENtech 1 0.5%
LearningWorks 1 0.5%
Open LMS 1 0.5%
Schulportal Hessen 1 0.5%
Other 3 1.4%


The most complete translations at the time of writing (at least 90%):

  • Basque. Contributors over time: Abel Camacho, Asier Iturralde Sarasola, Ibai Oihanguren Sala, Iñaki Arenaza, José Miguel Andonegi, Juan Ezeiz, Ramón Ovelar
  • Czech. Contributors over time: Viktor Fuglík, Veronika Karičáková, David Mudrák, Adam Pátek, Matouš Trča, Marek Drahovzal, Lukáš Kotek, Jiřina Nováková, Tomáš Jeřábek
  • Dutch. Contributors over time: Balaam's Miracle, Bas Brands, Eric, Jeroen Hendrickx, Joost Elshoff, Koen Roggemans, M Kerkhoff, Marinka van der Kolk, OpenEdu, Raoul Dorrisen, rmob, Snicksie, Volker Schmidt
  • French. Contributors over time: Alain Benoit, Alain Bolli, Alexandre Croteau, Anne017, Aurelien Besson, Cmathieu, David Truong, Dominique-Alain Jan, Emilie Lenel, Équipe StudiUM, Eric Breton, François Lizotte, Giulia Vighetti, Hélène V., Jean Marc, londumas, Melvin Romero, Pascale Hyboud-Peron, Paula Caterino, Philippe Petitqueux, Pierre Guinoiseau, sic, Stéphane, Yannick Cordel
  • German. Contributors over time: Andy Hediger, Anne Spindler, Bradley Pfau, Christian Kleinhanss, Daniel Winzen, Dennis Baudys, eledia, Ernst Artner, Ettore Atalan, Gunnar Staniczek, Heinz Krettek, Jan Behrens, Jonas Renggli, Jürgen Friedrich, Klaus Steitz, Kristina Höppner, Luca Bösch, M. Ehlers, Marcel Debray, Mathias, Michael Engel, Michael Wuttke, Moritz Ringler, N2k1, Nico Verse, Patrick Neumann, Ralf Hilgenstock, Ralph Ballier, Silas Zahner, Stefanie Berger, Steffen Pegenau, Stephan Woidowski, Tobias Bannert, TZI
  • Japanese. Contributor over time: Mitsuhiro Yoshida
  • Slovenian. contributors over time: Gregor Anželj, Janko Harej
  • Te reo Māori. Contributor over time: Ian Cormack

There are many more translations of Mahara at varying stages of completeness.

The Mahara manual is also being translated. Many thanks to everyone contributing to that.

We want to acknowledge other groups of people as well who contributed to Mahara 22.10: graphic designers, business analysts, UX researchers, accessibility consultants, testers, documentation writers, system administrators, developers improving supporting infrastructure, and security researchers.

Ngā mihi

The 22.10 Release Managers at Catalyst

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