Happy New Year from everyone at concrete5! In November Andrew introduced community driven documentation. We definitely need more people helping out to keep the documentation up to date. More voices will make the docs better for everyone.

We had some awesome people step up to help with updating the docs over the winter. Huge Thank you to our top 10 documentation contributors:

  • MarcYBB
  • Mnkras
  • MrKDilkington
  • katz515
  • jakobfuchs
  • simoneast
  • Daenu
  • basalba
  • fabianvogler
  • mlocati

How can you help?

The Documentation Wiki is a living concrete5 website for help documentation and tutorials. Anyone can edit almost every page, and are encouraged to! Find something that can be improved and make it betterfor example:

  • spelling
  • grammar
  • rewriting for readability
  • adding content
  • removing non-constructive edits

Developer Documentation

Developer documentation pages should be broad. It should target someone configuring, extending or customizing concrete5.

  • Users & Groups
  • Logging
  • Application Events
  • Sending Mail
  • Creating Searchable, Sortable Lists
  • Localization
  • Working with Text and Numbers
  • Handling Errors
  • Modifying the concrete5 Interface


Tutorials are self-contained how-to documents that tackle a particular topic. They can be geared toward site editors, designers or developers. Tutorials should be about a specific topic, and answer a question about how to do a task with concrete5.
Some examples:

  • How to think about concrete5 if you know _____ CMS.
  • When to use page types vs. stored layouts.
  • How to add a login and register page to my main navigation
  • Creating custom 404 pages
  • Moving a site to a new server
  • Forms
  • Hosting specific (godaddy, 121hosting, siteground)

What's in it for you?

  • Massive karma!!!
  • Opportunity to expand professional network
  • Opportunity to develop open source leadership skills
  • Opportunity to be part of a kick ass global open source project

Ready to get started? Head on over to http://documentation.concrete5.org/contribute