News


Oct 1, 2010, 5:24 PM

On September 30, 2008, concrete5 version 1.0 was officially released. Since we were exhibiting at OSCON that year in August, we had a few release candidates and some beta versions available beforehand, but this was our first public, committed, upgrade-ready version, just in time for concrete5 to be named SourceForge's Project of the Month for October, 2008.

That was a great honor. I started thinking, though: how many people checked out concrete5 when it was PotM, decided it might not fit their needs, and never looked back? And how many users of version 4 have never seen some of the more humble roots of concrete5? It's with that in mind that I mark this two-year anniversary with a screenshot and feature retrospective, comparing version 5.0.0 with the about-to-be-released 5.4.1. We've come a long way.

Read more and view screenshots at andrewembler.com >


Aug 9, 2010, 7:18 PM

Hey! Andrew again, and I'm going to recap the news.

This Week's News

How we assign your karma raffle numbers

We have three databases – one for each type of contribution (Promotion, Helping People, and Developing). For each Karma point a user has in a silo they get a number of tickets assigned to their name so we end up with 1,000,000 total tickets. Then to build random numbers from the data points in the TOPCON video.

The Winners, and What They Got

Watch the video to see who won what.


Aug 9, 2010, 9:00 AM

Hey! Andrew again, and I'm going to recap the news.


Jul 9, 2010, 9:00 AM

Hey! Andrew again, and I'm going to recap the news.


Jun 28, 2010, 6:18 PM

Archived Comments from first show

(used to pick winners)

Posted by LucasAnderson on Jun 25th, 2010Who's doing the Julio dance later?

Posted by MSneor on Jun 25th, 2010Will we be able to create Mobile Websites one day?

Posted by LucasAnderson on Jun 25th, 2010Are there plans from the core team to make the form block better so we can template it easily? I know the community is working on this.


Jun 22, 2010, 11:01 AM

concrete5 Support Available to Everyone

Open Source CMS concrete5 Now Offers Incident Support

Portland, OR June 22, 2010 -- Two years after going open source, concrete5 now powers over 50,000 websites, only a small handful of which are actually hosted by the project's core team. Now concrete5 site owners can easily get support on a per instance basis regardless of where their site is being hosted.


Jun 21, 2010, 7:31 PM

Ever wanted to see how a conversation REALLY goes around the concrete5 offices?

Well this is your big chance.

This Friday the 25th we'll be doing two live video shows from our offices, one at 2pm Pacific in English, one at 8pm Pacific in Japanese. Join us on uStream for these exciting events!

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/concrete5japan

Here's a thread in the forums discussing questions for the shows.

Just to provide some added incentive, we'll be giving away over $1,000 worth of add-on licenses during these shows.

Winners announced!


Jun 19, 2010, 7:08 PM

This package provides a complete real-estate solution for realtors wanting to offer searchable property listings on their websites.

This package includes:


Jun 14, 2010, 5:25 PM

We think Six Revisions is an awesome blog with great content, if you don't read it, you're missing out.

We've been working with them recently to help drive awareness about concrete5, and we're having them do a fairly sizable giveaway of our stuff now:

"concrete5, an open source content management system created for the end-user (e.g. your non-technical clients) teamed up with Six Revisions to give away a one-year Commercial account (worth $300), free set-up, and $155 in credits on their marketplace for themes and add-ons. Read on to see how you can be the lucky winner of this awesome prize."

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Jun 11, 2010, 9:00 AM

Hey! Andrew again, and I'm going to recap the news.

This Week's News

How we assign your karma raffle numbers

We have three databases - one for each type of contribution (Promotion, Helping People, and Developing). For each Karma point a user has in a silo they get a number of tickets assigned to their name so we end up with 1,000,000 total tickets. Then to build random numbers from toys in the Kidd's Toy Museum.

The Winners, and What They Got

Watch the video to see who won what.