Apr 18, 2013, 4:08 PM

We now offer subscription based pricing for Enterprise Workflow and Enterprise Internationalization!

Enterprise Workflow

Enterprise Workflowpowers your team with a multi-step, multi-path approval system while maintaining concrete5's intuitive editing experience.

Enterprise Internationalization

TheEnterprise Internationalizationsuite adds tools for a team of translators to collaborate.


Request Enterprise Informationtoday.

Mar 5, 2013, 12:16 PM

The Core Team isn't going to Austin, but community memberChrisHhas kindly organized a meetup anyway.

If you're going to SXSW or you live in Austin, meet up with other concrete5 lovers at Austin Java (Suite 100, 301 West 2nd Street, Austin, TX) at 10 AM on Monday, March 11.

We're sending some swag--sign up early and include your shirt size and you might just get a free concrete5 shirt.

Join the conversation about the meetup on the forums.


Feb 13, 2013, 12:42 PM

Packt Publishing has released a new concrete5 book: Creating concrete5 Themes byRemo Laubacher.

It'sa practical, hands-on guide that provides you with a number of examples that will teach you how to create powerful concrete5 themes, change the look of content block elements, and even make your site ready for mobile devices.

The book is available in print or as an eBook from Packt Publishing--right now it's even on sale. You can also find it at and other book retailers.

Jan 27, 2013, 2:40 PM
We're happy to report that our friends at BitNami have partnered with Microsoft to bring Concrete5 to Windows Azure! You can now deploy the latest version of Concrete5 to the Windows Azure cloud platform in one click. The BitNami image for Concrete5 bundles Ubuntu 12.10, so you can get the same familiar environment you're used to from BitNami up and running on Microsoft's cloud platform in minutes. As with all BitNami installers, VMs, and AMIs, the Concrete5 VHD for Windows Azure isavailable free of charge - you just have to pay for your usage of Azure.

Jan 22, 2013, 3:38 PM

Tune in to the FLOSS weekly video showon Wednesday,Jan. 23 at 8:30 AM PST for a live interview withconcrete5CEO Franz Maruna.

FLOSS Weekly,hosted by Randal Schwartz and a rotating panel of co-hosts every Wednesday, focuses on the most interesting and important people in the Open Source and Free Software community.

Miss the show? You can still watch it here:

Dec 6, 2012, 1:36 PM
Check it out--We've got developer training classes scheduled for December and January.
  • December 12 - Developer Intro
  • December 19 - Basic Blocks
  • January 9 - Advanced Blocks
  • January 16 - Single Pages
All classes are at4 pm PST, taught in a group format using GoToMeeting, and typically last 2 hours.

Nov 13, 2012, 4:44 PM

Thanks to our amazing community, concrete5 is thewinner of the People's Choice Award for Best Open Source CMS from CMS Critic!

CMS Critic writes, "Congratulations to everyone at Concrete5 for their awesome work. It was a hard fought battle with CMS Made Simple for first place but Concrete5 took over in the end and won this year with the most votes."

Without this type of press, we wouldn't be able to give away so much free goodness in the core. Thanks to everyone who voted for us.

Read about it at

Nov 13, 2012, 12:41 PM

Classes are about two hours long, and taught in a group format. We'll stop periodically during the sessions to answer your questions. Instructions for connecting to the training classes are emailed out the day before the class.

Covered Topics

  • Changing Content on Your Page
  • Entering and Exiting Edit Mode
  • Preview vs. Publish
  • Managing Page Versions
  • Basic Page Properties (Paths, Descriptions, etc)
  • Page Design Options (Selecting Page Types and Themes)
  • Content Block vs. HTML Block
  • Content Block: Best Practices
  • Block Design Options
  • Using Layouts
  • Using Stacks
  • Adding Navigation Elements to Your Site (Auto-Nav and Page List blocks)
  • Creating a Basic Form (Form block)
  • Sitemap: Basic Structure
  • Sitemap: Moving and Copying Pages
  • Sitemap: Deleting Pages
  • Installing marketplace Add-ons
  • Installing and Activating Themes

Need help getting started? Our Basic Editor Techniques class covers the common tasks & tools you'll encounter when editing a concrete5 site, plus best practices to make sure you do things right the first time.

Basic Editor Techniques Training Class

Wednesday, November 28, 2012


Registration is now closed for this class. Watch our blog for more training opportunities!

Oct 14, 2012, 8:03 PM

Thanks to nominations from the community, concrete5 is a contender in the CMS Critic2012 Critic's Choice CMS Awards. It's super easy to vote, just go to the Critic's Choice Awards page and click the thumbs up for concrete5.

Vote Now!

Sep 14, 2012, 2:24 PM

CMS Critic is taking nominations for best content management system in seven categories:

  • Best Open Source CMS
  • Best Free CMS
  • Best Budget CMS
  • Best CMS for Small / Medium Sized Businesses
  • Best Enterprise CMS
  • Best Website Builder
  • Best Social Networking Solution

Head over to their website before Ocober 16 to nominate concrete5. CMS Awards Nomination Form