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Straight to the point:
Stop wasting your time installing c5, we'll do it for you in our super sweet hosting environment for just $15/month. No hidden fees or startup costs!
http://www.getconcrete5.com/get_started/

Longer explanation:
There's a very small handful of people who are paid to support this software. As I'm sure you know, the software is free, so the only revenue we get is consulting, merchandise sales, and… hosting!

I'm sure you will understand then why as CEO of c5 I have to pull the plug on having my team personally debug c5 installs on every server setup under the sun. The last few weeks we've found more and more of our time going into getting c5 running on super-budget hosts and windows boxes – neither of which we ever thought was a good idea in the first place. Deep down, we love helping people get on the web and of course we want as many people using c5 as we can get.

It is because we want to help the largest majority of people with the biggest problems that we've come to the decision that we can no longer personally pay attention to the installation forum every day. There is a good group of very smart volunteers who we dearly hope will continue to give their time helping others here. If one of those folks brings an idea or change to us around the install process we can easily implement, we'll be happy to do it. Beyond that we're simply killing ourselves debugging everyone's unique server setup by hand. I hear the frustration: "Hey I want to use your software and you won't help me?!?"… Actually, that's not true…

We're announcing we've slashed our basic hosting plan in half, and eliminated startup fees onhttp://GetConcrete5.com. For $15/month we'll gladly setup c5 for you, give you complete access, we're even going to upgrade your site with the latest stable codebase whenever it's made available. Frankly I think that's a deal you can't beat. We'll help you, the hosting revenue will help us, everyone wins.

By all means I encourage ongoing discussion around installation issues. I know there are intranets, other web hosts, any number of very valid reasons you might not want to host with us. But if you really feel like you need to find a cheaper deal some where else, please don't give us attitude for not helping you pull that off.

Thanks for your continued passion and excitement, we're gonna go back to thinking about the big picture again. ;)
-frz
ceo, c5.


Okay, so I'm not sure that amount of sticker glue is healthy… but.. wow.. we're impressed…

Cute kid covered in c5 stickers

Cute kid covered in c5 stickers

Got some pics of where you put your stickers? Send em in. Want some stickers? Visit concrete5.org and let us know.


It's a shameful secret: one of those most highly viewed areas of concrete5.org wasn't powered by concrete at all! You know those help and news sections on the front page of the C5 dashboard? Those were powered by an RSS feed, provided by a blog living at http://www.concrete5.org/blog/, which was built out of Wordpress. Not so any longer! Now, those live at our [update center](http://www.concrete5.org/help/building_with_concrete5/updates), where they will be much more closely integrated with the site. They'll be searchable through concrete5.org, and your concrete5.org user account can make comments on them as well as the forums, with one centralized login.

The Concrete5 community is an excellent place to go to get answers to your C5 questions.

Make sure to check out the forums for answers as well. They are all individual searchable, and can be easily monitored so you know when people respond to your posts.


We've added a lot to C5.org in the last few weeks, including bug and feature trackers, and our own forums, where you can get paid to help!

You can check them out at http://forums.concrete5.org


Well, we've been talking about our community marketplace for weeks now, and the first step is finally complete. We reorganized concrete5.org, buffed out the documentation features, added a job board, built out forums – even added a bounties forum where you can get paid to help on the project.

This just the beginning of new stuff you'll be seeing on concrete5.org in the coming weeks. There will be a large theme library, a blocks and applications marketplace, and much more. Right now we need your help buffing out the content in forums and giving us any feedback you can.

Check it out!


We just got lucky enough to get another interview! CMSCritic.com is a good looking site that I had never run into before they linked to us. You should check them out.

pirate boat franz gets interviewed by cmscritic.comIt looks like they've been super busy putting together a reasonably comprehensive list of CMS's (as much as CMSMatrix.org's community populated one seems to be.) It also looks like they're taking a little more of a design centric/portal approach than opensourcecms.com has.

Any way you slice it, you should check out the interview.


Yeah that's right. C5 rocks so amazingly hard that SourceForge decided to make us Project of The Month after only being on their site for 3 months! We've always thought of source forge as the Rolling Stone of open source – so we took some liberties with our photos…

the c5 core crew, RAWKING it..

Check out the whole article here!

Yay, THANK YOU SourceForge…


Attention Developers: we now have full API documentation available, as output by PHPDocumentor.

It's far from finished: it needs to be tidied up, better organized, and much of the code isn't well documented in the comments. However, hopefully it will be a useful starting point, and should grow over time.

View the full API here.

We're still hoping to add some tutorials soon, specifically for those interested in how to use C5's model-view-controller syntax to build applications that make use of multiple block and page types.