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concrete5 8.3.0 is right around the corner, and it features a ton of updates. We need help testing it! Download the release candidate from our downloads page and post issues in GitHub.

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Today concrete5 documentation is focused around technical developer docs, and more interface focused editors guide. There’s also a searchable collection of Tutorials, which are typically short and very task specific. We want to create a new Implementation Guide.


concrete5 8.2.1 is now available! It is strongly recommended for anyone running version 8.0 and above, and fixes a number of issues with 8.2. It also adds searching to express objects and more!

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What's so great about new concrete5 anyway?


After a lengthy development period and a long release candidate period, concrete5 8.2.0 is now available! This is a huge update, with over 175 new features, bug fixes, improvements and updates. It's definitely our largest release for version 8, and one of the biggest releases we've ever done. 

 


We are looking for accomplished interactive media designers. This may be either an individual freelancer or an agency that provides services. We generally do not sell design or strategy services, but we do need internal design support. We have an immediate need of redesigning PortlandLabs.com, and we’d like to develop more on-going relationships with design resources we can recommend to our clients. 


We are pleased to announce that release candidate 2 for concrete5 8.2.0 is now available! (Release candidate 1 was actively worked on in GitHub but was never publicly posted to concrete5.org). You can download 8.2.0 RC2 from our downloads page on concrete5.org. We are really excited about 8.2.0 – please download it, backup your 5.7 sites and update them, or install 8.2 fresh. A full list of what's changed in this version is available here. Read on for more information, including some important backward compatibility information (especially important if you have Express Form custom templates.)


concrete5 5.6.3.5 is now available! Version 5.6 has been stable for a very long time (the previous version, 5.6.3.4, was released nearly two years ago.) We're forging ahead with exciting updates in version 8, but 5.6 still contains some worthwhile fixes and improvements for legacy sites, including

  • Security improvements
  • Workflow improvements
  • Bug Fixes
  • Export Improvements

You can download concrete5 5.6.3.5 here >

This last one is a big one; if you have a legacy site and you'd like to migrate it to version 8, the first step is to upgrade it to version 5.6 so you can use the 5.6 legacy migration tool to export your sites. 5.6.3.5 fixes a lot of bugs with that process. You can get the full list of 5.6.3.5 fixes and changes here.

 


Did this interview with Dino - was super fun, thanks!

 


PHPUK 2017

In less than a week, I'll be boarding a plane heading to the twelfth annual PHPUK conference. PHPUK is one of the largest PHP conferences in the world and boasts a strong lineup of talks including topics around new PHP features, community, hosting, performance, security, and even dealing with people.

One talk I’m particularly looking forward to is entitled “Towards a framework-less world” where Michael Cullum speaks to the growing trend of micro-libraries and framework agnostic code.

The fun will be hosted at The Brewery, which has been serving brews and hosting events since the mid-eighteenth;'  century! This venue is large enough to host three tracks at once, that means for any one time slot there are three talk options for you to choose from. The camaraderie that comes with a shared understanding of the problems we all face as PHP developers and the shared experience of learning and teaching is humbling, to say the least. Even with all the learning and teaching, the thing I’m absolutely most excited about is getting to see old friends, and making new ones, from the concrete5 community and the greater PHP community.

So if you are heading to PHPUK as well, or if you are in London, do not hesitate to reach out to me!