The Drupal team is proud to announce the final release of Drupal 4.5.0! Some of the key changes since Drupal 4.4.2 include:

  • Tab based user interface
  • Configurable menus
  • Multiple roles per user
  • Document/image uploads
  • Node-level permissions
  • Improved locale support
  • Anonymous comments
  • Theme system improvements
  • Customizable user profiles
  • Usability improvements
  • Configurable input formats
  • Performance improvements

For a complete list of the major changes, please consult the CHANGELOG.

Download Drupal 4.5.0

Installation and upgrading

For instructions on installing or upgrading Drupal, please consult the installation documentation and the instructions carried out by the update.php script.

Upgrading from Drupal 4.4

  • For the most trouble free transition, it is recommended that you first upgrade existing installations to Drupal 4.4 and only then to Drupal 4.5.
  • Several files moved (or got removed) so it is recommended not to copy the new sources over your existing installation. Any left-overs might cause breakage so make a backup and start fresh.
  • For the same reason, it is recommended to disable contributed themes and modules before starting the upgrade process. Upgrade them afterwards. Note that not all contributed themes and modules have been updated to work with Drupal 4.5. More information about upgrading custom modules and themes can be found in the Theme developer's guide and the Module developer's guide.
  • You have to create two SQL tables manually (users_roles and locales_meta) as per the upgrade script's instructions.

Upgrading from the Drupal 4.5.0 release candidate

  • Copy the new sources over your existing installation and run the upgrade script.