5.7 database insert/update

concrete5 5.7 stopped using ADODB and uses DBAL instead. if you are building an addon/ or you need to know how to update or insert something into your database more securely with special characters ability. this how-to is for you!

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Logical OR filtering for multi select attributes

A quick general helper function for logical OR filtering of multi select attributes for user lists, collection lists , file lists or custom lists.

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Get an addon or theme ready for the marketplace

An addon or theme that works beautifully and obviously for the developer may not be robust, easy or user-proof enough for the marketplace. Here are some of the common technical issues.

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Using a Custom URL Attribute for External Redirection

While this how-to can be applied to any situation where you might need a permanent external redirect (301) from any page within the site, I am writing this specifically for a redirect to google+ business page.

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Third party assets in packages

Include third party code libraries and other assets in a concrete5 package.

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Getting the URL for a block or package tool

A quick refresher on building URLs for tools files in blocks, packages and the root /tools directory.

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Get ecommerce product name and description for use in custom blocks

Get ecommerce product name and description within a custom block on product_detail page types.

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Check prerequisites before installing a package

During package installation, check prerequisites and prevent installation if prerequisites are not met.

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