concrete5, the content management system made for marketing but built for geeks, has joined forces with BitNami to simplify the installation of its software natively, virtually and in the cloud.
Heads up theme wizards: concrete5 is running another theme contest. As opposed to the last one, where the challenge was to chop as many themes as possible, the goal this time around is to craft a single quality theme.
Check out the rest of the details over on this page. Prizes to be determined! Big ups to concrete5.org community leaders mnkras and LucasAnderson for putting this together!
Today comes once every 4 years, so to make it something special, we thought we'd give away some great deals on eCommerce and its related add-ons here in the marketplace.
and more.. we've put all sorts of eCommerce packages together.
We're constantly getting converts from other platforms posting about their positive experiences here in the forums. That's awesome, but I wonder how many people try concrete5, can't find a direct correlation to some architecture concept they're used to in their old system, and then quietly give up?
I would love to have a "getting started with concrete5 for XXXX developers" set of docs. Probably start with them in the how-tos and then repurpose them into the new docs we're thinking about if they're solid. I'm not looking for a book here, but yeah a few pages of real content that will help an experienced dev transition. You should touch on the following concepts, relating them to how you would solve the same problems in your old framework:
Pages, Page types, custom templates, areas vs. global areas, stacks, composer, single pages vs. regular ol' pages.
Systems we'd love to see this for:
Wordpress, Drupal, Joomla, Modx, SilverStripe
- We really need your help on this one. We're not experts in XXXX, you are, so if you enjoy concrete5 and want to give back at all, this is the #1 thing we could use help with.
- Feel free to cross post. I'd even prefer you post this to your personal blog promotion site AND our how-tos section. Good for SEO, good for your biz dev.
- If yours is approved & accurate, I'll send ya stuff: A badge (the badge here and a real 1" button you can sport with pride in the real world), a t-shirt, and a free copy of ecommerce.
Any questions? Anything more I can explain to help? Thank you all so much in advance!
This deal is too good to let slip by. Check it out here.
For some reason we can't grasp there's a sense that concrete5 was designed for small sites. Is this just because it's easy to use and our interface is sexy? So much enterprise software is horrible to use that it's easy to believe "no one would possibly want to use this, so enterprise ready = ugly."
Last year we were pleasantly surprised to be mentioned as one of two systems to watch and the fastest growing community in the 2010 open source market share report.
This year the data gathering notice email got buried, and we're way behind. This is bad news.
Only you can help.
I know surveys are a complete drag, but it would really mean a lot to me and the community if we continued to be accurately represented in this report for 2011.
If you feel like concrete5 has saved you any time at all, please help us by giving just a few minutes back and filling out this survey. Tell your friends, tweet your link, stick it on your G+facebook-umbler thingie. This has got to be one of the easiest things you could ever do to give back to the community, so please help us all continue to grow!
Check out the new Editor's Guide wiki in the documentation section. Built by the community for the community - how cool.
Date: Wednesday October 12th
Time: 7pm onwards
Venue: Phoenix Square, Leicester, LE1 1TG
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