Wow, what a year.
A year ago, we had no idea we were going open source. By summer we were releasing early versions of our re-hauled CMS. By the fall we were getting over a thousand visitors to concrete5.org a day. We were featured as Project of the Month on SourceForge and we've been the subject of dozens of positive blogs and interviews. Sites powered with c5 are springing up all across the web, and we couldn't be happier.
With v5.1 we saw concrete5 go multilingual, and now we have translations for Danish, German and French available (we'd like more!) Folks are using our (previously) secret sauce, and we're hearing so much positive feedback. With v5.2 (being released as I type) we've started adding lots of features for end site owners to love. For a complete internet n00b, it is still far easier to get started with Wordpress than it is c5 – we're trying tochange that.
The concrete5.org website was just got a complete re-hauling. We took it down for 24 hours and turned it back on with a new Marketplace, improved search and Forums, rearranged help… really too much to even mention in this post, read about it over here.
We have a several Add-Ons that will be made available for sale on the Marketplace in the coming weeks, and we're even more eager for the c5network of developers to submit their own.
2008 has been a crazy adventure, I'm confident 2009 will be even more so – and that's because of You. Thanks for your continued love and dedication to c5, it's exciting to get out of bed every day and see what's happened. Let's take over the web!