Oxwall 1.7 release

Today is July 8, and as promised, Oxwall 1.7 sees the light of the day. This is another big milestone for the product: an important platform update, plus completely redesigned photos and messages.

Oxwall 1.7 is available for download immediately. All details about this release can be found here.


If you are running Oxwall of any previous version, you are encouraged to wait until the auto-update prompt appears in your admin area (that make take up to 24 hours). Before you attempt it, make sure to:

  • Back up your website. Seriously, folks, better safe than sorry;
  • Install all available plugin updates right after the platform update completes;
  • Install theme update right after the platform update completes.

If you don’t want to perform the update yourself, our friends from Skalfa can do it for you. Also, check other companies specializing in Oxwall support.

Theme support

With this release we drop support for the following themes maintained by Oxwall Foundation:

  • Grunge
  • Basic
  • City
  • Green
  • Pastel
  • Graphite
  • Graphite+
  • Club
  • Rainy
  • Spring
  • Stars
  • Silent

If you use one of these themes, please be aware that they are not getting updated to Oxwall 1.7. Feel free to choose another theme in the Oxwall Store (check 1.7 compatibility), or apply the changes by yourself if you have the skills. The reason for this decision is simple: focus. In order to concentrate on iterating critical product components, we have to cut off non-core ones.

Have fun and tell us how you like the new Oxwall. We hope to impress you once again, not less than we do with every release.

Emil & the Oxwall team.

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19 thoughts on “Oxwall 1.7 release

  1. Thank you for the latest update. Looking forward for a better newsfeed to make Oxwall the best social network platform

    • You are right Jerry. Newsfeed is very important for social networking site. A rich social media site must have a creative, nice and responsible newsfeed.

  2. Wow well done Oxwall This is great improvement and am also trying my best to make the best for Oxwall.

  3. Due to this update I have a fatal error. Since my last backup was a few days ago I lost a lot of my efford. I learned not to update plugins before updating the platform. In this case updating the platform wasn’t a good idea :S

  4. apakah oxwal 1.7 ini akan automatis update di oxwal yg sudah terinstal di hosting , soalnya saya tidak bisa untuk menginstal manual , saya hanya bisa mengintsal dari softacolus , maaf kalau saya memakai bahasa indonesia soalnya saya tidak bisa bahasa inggris,
    mohon bantuannya untuk jawaban yang saya ajukan ini.

  5. the photo plugin, the newsfeed plugin are in a big mess I tell you I wish I knew I should have not updated in the first place

    • The Photo plug-in has had a few hotfix updates released since 1.7 was rolled out. Did you install those? What are the issues you have with photos and Newsfeed? I haven’t noticed any problems on my own site.

  6. Since the new version can not load received messages can not also send messages in PV. Thank you to the needed quickly

  7. Thanx for this update guys!

    I see many bugs were resolved in i.e
    great! keep up this wonderful job

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