Core Releases


Sep 15, 2014, 7:30 PM

concrete5 5.7.0.1 contains a number of bug fixes, several of which are very important for theme and add-on developers. If you downloaded 5.7 this weekend, please take a moment to download this release. Here are the full list of fixes and improvements in 5.7.0.1:

5.7.0.1 Release Notes

Want to get up to speed? Check out all the things that are new with concrete5 version 7:

5.7.0 Release Notes

We're also supporting the 5.6 version while people get up to speed on 5.7. We're excited to announce the release of 5.6.3.2, the latest in a long line of maintenance releases to our rock-solid legacy branch.

5.6.3.2 Release Notes

Thanks so much to Remo Laubacher for maintaining 5.6, and to all developers who've submitted code for 5.6.3.2 and 5.7.0.1.

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Sep 12, 2014, 6:59 PM

Weve been open source since late 2008. In that time weve had 40+ version releases, 6 major ones, and weve always maintained backward compatibility. You can take a 5.0 website and hit Update all the way through 5.6.3.1. Its always been important to us to keep everyone moving forward together.

For the first time in 6 years, weve decided to not put backward compatibility first and foremost. We really wanted to have a clean slate, so we could embrace ideas that involved deep changes to the system. The ecosystem of 3rd party tools and PHP itself has changed quite a bit in the last half a decade, and we dont want to be stuck in the past. Theres so much good new stuff in concrete5.7 that weve been able to include because we simply decided folks would have to migrate by hand instead of upgrading with a single click. We know that when you start playing with 5.7 youll see why we made this hard choice, but we want you to also know were not going to abandon upgrades again lightly. Wordpress NEVER does this, Drupal ALWAYS does this - were right in the middle: once every half a decade or so seems reasonable.

This does throw our typical release approach somewhat on its head, however. Weve made a commitment to continue supporting 5.6.x for security and critical bugs for at least a year. Were going to make some changes to our marketplace here to support 5.7 add-ons/themes as well as 5.6 ones too. In the past weve often talked about upgrading websites feeling like working on cars engine, while driving down the highway at 75/mph. In this case, were assembling a whole new car next to the one were in, driving both, and still at 75/mph.


So whats 5.7.0 for and how stable is it? Heres some absolute truths you can share with your bosses and clients:


Jul 24, 2014, 5:01 PM

We just wrapped up 3 days of showing off 5.7 beta at OsCon with a great response.Bluehost very generously donated some of their impressive booth space to our project. If it wasn't for the auspices of these guys we and many other open source projects wouldn't be where we are today.

As we had hoped, 5.7 wows everyone who looks at it. We had folks intrigued with concrete5 from well known companies thinking about their web presence to agencies starting to tire of training clients on using blogs to manage websites, and even a passionate brony needing to rebuild his fan site. Some stronger partnerships seem likely to mature, and we're extremely motivated to finalize the bug fixes and get a production ready version of 5.7 out pronto.

Check out some pics of the event hall below, and start playing with the beta now!


Jul 2, 2014, 3:37 PM

As I've often heard and frequently said: "You can have it fast, cheap and well done - now pick one, maybe two." We all demand 5.7 to be well done, we haven't been throwing wads of cash at it, and so yeah - it's taken a while.

All that is OVER my friends! We couldn't be more excited to tell you we have reached a point where we can actually commit to a launch date for 5.7 beta...

July 21st!

Yes just 19 days away... We will be at OsCon through the gracious auspices of Bluehost. As we launched concrete5.0 back at oscon 2008, it seemed only fitting to do the same with 5.7 this year.

You can see what's on the milestone list at github right here.

We could really use some development help to get over the finish line though. Our team is banging away at the 65 remaining issues at github, but precious few of them require the secret magic of being at PortlandLabs to complete. There's a lot of dashboard reskinning, there's a lot of testing, there's plenty of opportunity to throw an hour or two of development help in here and make a real difference. Get a pull request accepted and of course your name will be in the release notes, but we'll also give you a special badge and karma points for helping get 5.7 over the finish line.

It's been quite a marathon and we're just about there, we'd really appreciate your help!


Apr 4, 2014, 6:48 PM

concrete5 5.6.3.1 is a maintenance release fixing a couple upgrade, including an inability to use the multiple file uploader and some major issues with deleting and moving page aliases. There are also some minor security improvements. This release is recommended for all users of concrete5.

5.6.3.1 Release Notes

Available for immediate download.

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Mar 13, 2014, 12:23 AM

concrete5 5.6.3 is now available! It can be downloaded from the Downloads page. As always, make sure to backup your database and files prior to upgrading!This release upgrades the security of user passwords to an even greater level of encryption so the database backup is doubly important.


Feb 18, 2014, 1:29 PM

A release candidate for the next major version of concrete5 is now available! Release Candidate 2 can be downloaded from the Downloads page. As always, make sure to backup your database and files prior to upgrading!This release upgrades the security of user passwords to an even greater level of encryption so the database backup is doubly important. This it not yet a stable release, but with your testing we can release it to everyone very soon.


Aug 28, 2013, 6:48 PM

concrete5 5.6.2.1 is a small maintenance release fixing a couple upgrade issues and an issue with older PHP installations that lack PDO MySQL that was originally required with the new queue engine. There are also some nice Select Attribute UI improvements as well as general cleanup and bugfixing thanks to the awesome concrete5 developer community. This release is recommended for all users of concrete5.

5.6.2.1 Release Notes

Available for immediate download.

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Best Wishes,
Mike and the entire concrete5 Team


Aug 15, 2013, 2:51 PM

concrete5 5.6.2 is a maintenance release that improves Jobs (including support for queueing actions within Jobs and scheduling Jobs through the Dashboard), improves concrete5 when being run in multiple languages on the same site, and also contains many, many bug fixes and little improvements.

5.6.2 Release Notes Available Here >

You can download concrete5 5.6.2 from the concrete5 downloads page:

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Aug 1, 2013, 2:26 PM

concrete5 5.6.2RC1 is now available! More bug fixes after the first release candidate and hopefully this will be the last one leading up the the official public release of concrete5 5.6.2. Along with the bug fixes are a few small features and clean ups and a couple code library additions.

While this is getting very close to the final release, please note that this is not intended for production use but instead for testing deployments and add-ons in anticipation of the upcoming release.

Download - Release Notes

Report all issues to the 5.6.1.2 Bug Tracker and direct any bug fixes to the pubilic Git repository on Github.

Special thanks to all that contributed to this release.

Best Wishes,
Mike and the entire concrete5 Team