Feature #7672

Hide Chamilo version in footer

Added by Julio Montoya over 4 years ago. Updated about 4 years ago.

Feature implemented
Global / Others / Misc
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This could help bad people to detect if chamilo portal is outdated.

The footer should be replaced by "Powered by Chamilo" or "Platform Chamilo".

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Revision 15d14d23 (diff)
Added by Yannick Warnier about 4 years ago

Remove version number from footer and reformulate - refs #7672



Updated by Yannick Warnier over 4 years ago

  • Category set to Global / Others / Misc
  • Status changed from New to Assigned
  • Assignee set to Julio Montoya
  • Estimated time set to 0.50 h
  • Complexity changed from Normal to Piece of cake
  • SCRUM pts - complexity changed from ? to 1

I agree. I think adding an option to the settings_current to choose would be nice. By default, we can say it's disabled.

$ShowPortalVersionTitle = 'Display portal version';
$ShowPortalVersionComment = 'When enabled, shows the portal version (from configuration.php) in the footer. Otherwise, it only shows "Chamilo", so that crackers cannot easily identify the version to target a specific portal.';

setting show_portal_version


Updated by Julio Montoya about 4 years ago

  • Status changed from Assigned to Needs more info

I think we can just hide it, no configuration needed.


Updated by Julio Montoya about 4 years ago

  • Assignee changed from Julio Montoya to Yannick Warnier

Updated by Yannick Warnier about 4 years ago

  • Subject changed from Dont show chamilo version in footer to Hide Chamilo version in footer
  • Status changed from Needs more info to Feature implemented
  • % Done changed from 0 to 100
After careful consideration, I agree that we should remove the version forcefully.
The version number was initially used to help people know in which version their own portal was, but:
  • the admin page shows the version (not public)
  • showing the version can be used to target specific portals with security flaws from previous versions
  • removing it would remove the need to edit the configuration file manually on minor upgrades
  • indexing by search engines doesn't bring added value in reference to version number

This is fixed in


Updated by Julio Montoya about 4 years ago


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