Concrete5 8.0.0 beta 2 has been released for testing and feedback. To find out about the new features, see what’s in store for version 8.
Concrete5 8.0.0 beta 2 is for testing purposes
This version is good for site builders that are comfortable reporting and fixing bugs, and who are prepared to build their test sites from scratch. Beta releases are not recommended for production websites. Do not upgrade any of your production sites to the beta release. Betas are ONLY intended for testing.
Add-on developers are encouraged to work with this release in order to prepare add ons for the stable release of version 8.
Easier upgrades in beta 2
The biggest difference in beta 2 is that developers are able to test upgrades over 188.8.131.52 and report any bugs. The upgrade can be run by copying the new files over the concrete directory. At this point your site will have the new version installed.
Community contributions are one of the key points that make open source software so great, and concrete5 is no exception. Here’s what we’d love help on:
Fix bugs by reviewing and creating patches. You can find a list of priority fixes in Github. If you're new to core development, check out our irc chat where you can get one-on-one help getting set up or see how to contribute to concrete5 core.
Not into coding?
Start by downloading concrete5 8.0.0-beta 2 and installing it! Version 8 beta 2 still has bugs, and we need your help to discover them. Let us know what bugs you find and create and issue in Github. At the same time, you can enjoy learning the new functions of Version 8.
Translators, and documentation writers
It's never too early to focus on documentation and translations. We are looking for some assistance on writing express docs from a front-end (editors guide) and backend (developers guide) perspective. The attributes documentation in the developer's guide is a priority as well.
You can help grow our documentation by writing about anything you think might help other users, be they novice or expert. If you're not sure where to start or need some assistance getting a page setup, contact Jess.
If you can speak in different language, please visit concrete5 Transifex page, and click “Help Translate concrete5” button on the right top to help translate concrete5 into your language.
Massive thank you to everyone who helped contribute to the latest beta release.