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Jul 31, 2013, 5:54 PM

Packt Publishing has released a new concrete5 book: concrete5 Cookbook byDavid Strack (that's community member rmxdave).

4548OS_Concrete_5_Cookbook.jpgIt's a practical collection of solutions to tasks that both novice and experienced concrete5 developers face on a regular basis.Throughout the course of over 140 recipes and 3 bonus project blueprint chapters, PHP developers will learn how to create custom blocks and dashboard interfaces as well as programmatically work with pages, files, users, permissions, and more.

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


Jun 6, 2013, 6:24 PM

Today we launch Certification for concrete5 with a slightly unique approach (would you expect anything less from us?). We've decided to break certification up into very granular measurable topics. We're starting off with 21 different tests, organized into Developer, Designer and Editor categories. These cover topics such as Upgrading and Moving Sites, Theme Development, Basic Block Building, Developer Concepts, and Advanced Permissions.

If you are an employer who needs to find an expert, you can search for members with specific certifications to match the type of work you need done. There's no abstract distinctions for you to try to guess about. Each certification course is a quick multiple choice test that covers a very specific topic.

More details:

  • Get 3 test credits for $15 or you can buy a full pack of 21 for $95.
  • Time to take a test is one minute per question
  • Tests can be retaken after 24 hours
  • Members search now includes filters for each Certification test
  • Tests are typically made up of 25 multiple choice questions that are pulled from a larger pool of questions

See the Recent Certifications

Search for Members with Certifications

Get Certified and show what you know!

To celebrate the much awaited launch of ceritifcation, we're running an awesome early adopter promo:

The first 5 people who complete a certification will receive a care package from the core team.The care package will include a t-shirt, a custom button, and a printed certificate signed by the core team.


May 31, 2013, 4:55 PM

Interested in our Developer Training Track but can't attend one of the usual time slots? Check out these special evening sessions on Wednesdays in June from 6pm - 8pm Pacific.


May 31, 2013, 1:38 PM

Two add-ons from the Core Team are now Free:ReviewsandMessage of the Day!

Plus, check out these lower prices on three other Core Team add-ons:


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.

Interested?

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.

RSVP Now!


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 Amazon.com 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.

http://vmdepot.msopentech.com/Vhd/Show?vhdId=18


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:http://twit.tv/show/floss-weekly/239


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.