Nov 14, 2008, 12:17 PM
It's a shameful secret: one of those most highly viewed areas of wasn't powered by concrete at all! You know those help and news sections on the front page of the C5 dashboard? Those were powered by an RSS feed, provided by a blog living at, which was built out of Wordpress. Not so any longer! Now, those live at our [update center](, where they will be much more closely integrated with the site. They'll be searchable through, and your user account can make comments on them as well as the forums, with one centralized login.

Nov 1, 2008, 1:00 PM

The Concrete5 community is an excellent place to go to get answers to your C5 questions.

Make sure to check out the forums for answers as well. They are all individual searchable, and can be easily monitored so you know when people respond to your posts.

Oct 30, 2008, 11:00 PM

We've added a lot to in the last few weeks, including bug and feature trackers, and our own forums, where you can get paid to help!

You can check them out at

Oct 30, 2008, 6:14 PM

Well, we've been talking about our community marketplace for weeks now, and the first step is finally complete. We reorganized, buffed out the documentation features, added a job board, built out forums – even added a bounties forum where you can get paid to help on the project.

This just the beginning of new stuff you'll be seeing on in the coming weeks. There will be a large theme library, a blocks and applications marketplace, and much more. Right now we need your help buffing out the content in forums and giving us any feedback you can.

Check it out!

Oct 16, 2008, 6:11 PM

We just got lucky enough to get another interview! is a good looking site that I had never run into before they linked to us. You should check them out.

pirate boat franz gets interviewed by cmscritic.comIt looks like they've been super busy putting together a reasonably comprehensive list of CMS's (as much as's community populated one seems to be.) It also looks like they're taking a little more of a design centric/portal approach than has.

Any way you slice it, you should check out the interview.

Oct 3, 2008, 6:27 PM

Yeah that's right. C5 rocks so amazingly hard that SourceForge decided to make us Project of The Month after only being on their site for 3 months! We've always thought of source forge as the Rolling Stone of open source – so we took some liberties with our photos…

the c5 core crew, RAWKING it..

Check out the whole article here!

Yay, THANK YOU SourceForge…

Sep 30, 2008, 11:30 AM

Attention Developers: we now have full API documentation available, as output by PHPDocumentor.

It's far from finished: it needs to be tidied up, better organized, and much of the code isn't well documented in the comments. However, hopefully it will be a useful starting point, and should grow over time.

View the full API here.

We're still hoping to add some tutorials soon, specifically for those interested in how to use C5's model-view-controller syntax to build applications that make use of multiple block and page types.

Sep 27, 2008, 6:08 PM

you gotta see it, particularly the flash demo.

be a pal and pay us to host your site

Sep 14, 2008, 6:04 PM

Mark Moore says:

"Thanks for letting me play with C5 at OSCON. How many people did you meet that week? YIKES!!! I switched over from Drupal to C5 within a day. I am loving it! Thanks a bunch for the demo."

Here's his bike – which looks equally fast… oh wait, what's that on the front? Guess we're not the only ones who love c5, that's an awfully nice lookin' machine!

thanks Mark, you rock!

Want some c5 stickers and a multi-purpose "concrete5″ screwdriver too? Just drop us a line with your address. Stick your sticker somewhere equally cool, and send us a picture.

Aug 26, 2008, 6:17 PM launched on time. We're cleaning up a lot of details around it, but we've also got a lot of c5 work to do. We need your help:

1) We're building a marketplace/community so if you're building blocks, making themes, or building sites with c5, tell us about yourself or your shop. There's a lot of exciting details around how this site will work, but we don't want to spill the beans. Suffice to say, you'll be able to sell stuff you've already made that works with c5, and you'll be able to find new work for hire as well. We'd like to launch this store with some real content, socontact us through the c5 site.

2) We're looking for solid hourly PHP contractors from around the world. We work online using a combination of IRC, IM, and a task management system – if you write great code we don't really care where you do it from. If that sounds like your cup of tea, we'll want to see a resume and an example of something you've written to work with c5. You can reach us in #concrete5 on efNet, or through the forms on

3) Hosting providers? We're rolling out another server to deal with the requests we're getting through, but in the picture – we'd love to have a partnership with an existing company for hosting. If you're part of a well established hosting company that's interesting in partnering, we'd love to hear from youtoo!

So exciting times folks! Just a couple of dashboard improvements left to do before we upload another build and drop the "beta" from the version number.