OpenProject 8.1: Easier onboarding, graphs and conditional formatting

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OpenProject 8.1 is here! The new OpenProject version introduces a guided tour for onboarding new users, graphs in the roadmap and many additional improvements.

Users of the Enterprise cloud and Enterprise on-premises edition benefit from an improved conditional formatting. Aside from status and priority, work packages can also be highlighted based on their type.

What is new in OpenProject 8.1?

Onboarding tour for new users

OpenProject is a very powerful tool with many capabilities. A new onboarding tour makes getting started with OpenProject easier than ever before.

When you sign in as a new user, you will be guided to take the first steps with OpenProject. You can choose between a tour for traditional project management and agile project management.

Guided tour

Graphs in the roadmap

On the roadmap page you can analyze the different versions and releases based on several attributes (e.g. status, priority, assignee).

These values are now displayed by a nice graph.

Highlighting based on type (Enterprise add-on)

As an addition to the conditional formatting which was introduced with OpenProject 8.0, it is possible to highlight work package rows based on the work package type. This way you can for example highlight bugs and errors in a list of tasks.

Additionally, it is possible to control which attributes are highlighted at the same time.


Improvements and bug fixes

Aside from these major improvements, OpenProject 8.1 contains a large number of smaller improvements and bug fixes.

For an overview, please take a look at the list of bug fixes.


To use OpenProject 8.1 online, create an OpenProject environment on

Want to install OpenProject 8.1 to use it in your own infrastructure? Here you can find the Installation guidelines for OpenProject.

Migrating to OpenProject 8.1

Follow the migration guide for the packaged installation or the migration guide for Docker to update your OpenProject installation to OpenProject 8.1.

We update hosted OpenProject environments automatically.


You will find useful information in the OpenProject User Guides or you can post your questions in the Forum.

Notes de version

Please refer to the OpenProject 8.1 Release Notes for an overview of the new and improved features, as well as a list of fixed bugs.


Special thanks go to all OpenProject contributors without whom this release would not have been possible:

  • Deutsche Bahn and Windmöller & Hölscher for sponsoring new features.
  • All the developers, designers, project managers who have contributed to OpenProject.
  • All the dedicated users who have reported bugs and supported the community by asking and answering questions in the forum.
  • All the dedicated users who provided translations on CrowdIn.
  • The members of the OpenProject Foundation for continuously supporting OpenProject.