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We've launched some new developer documentation today!

Working With Blocks

This section has more to come, specifically around the need to create block types. That's not quite done, but what is there is a comprehensive look at creating custom templates, including defaulting to a custom template in a package, overriding core block type views, including JavaScript and CSS with custom templates and more. We've also put together a detailed screencast on overriding a core block type view layer, and why you'd want to do something like that.

Additionally, we've consolidated some documentation sections in the header navigation, and cleaned up the Documentation landing page.


Just wanted to let everyone know that there's completely new Concrete5 5.7 developer documentation available [http://www.concrete5.org/documentation/developers/5.7/](http://www.concrete5.org/documentation/developers/5.7/) We will be adding to it regularly, and whenever we do I'll update the recent additions sidebar, as well as post about it here. The designing with Concrete5 section should be mostly completed, and now we've shifted focus to complete and thorough documentation about building block types and working with existing block types. Stay tuned!

concrete5 5.7.2.1 is another big update to 5.7. Itfixes lots of bugs, enables linking in the feature block, improves grid framework support, adds Zurb Foundation grid support for theme developers, improves and fixes public profiles and much more. It is highly recommended for Concrete5 users.

Full 5.7.2.1 Release Notes

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5.7.0 Release Notes

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The first pass at Concrete5 5.7 Developer Documentation is now available. This includes background, a full glossary, installation and upgrade information, request and dispatcher lifecycle information and our complete theming guidelines. These theming guidelines contain three new screencasts, detailing theme package creation, custom grid framework creation, and the complete process by which you can make your Concrete5 themes customizable.

5.7 Developer Documentation

There's much more to come, and you can see the roadmap on the documentation page.


concrete5 5.7.2 is another big update to 5.7. It significantly improves view and edit mode performance by lowering the number of database queries, improves the user experience of editing concrete5 pages by showing area hot spots in drag modes, adds database logging as an option for developers, improves marketplace support, uses better permissions checks in all aspects of the new user interface, and fixes many bugs.

Full 5.7.2 Release Notes

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5.7.0 Release Notes

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Good Monday everyone, we are pleased to release the brand new editors guide for concrete5.7. Over the course of the last several weeks, we have been hard at work not only releasing marketplace intregation with 5.7, but completing the grueling task of 5.7 documentation. Today, we published the editors guide with our sights on completing the developers documentation in full within the coming weeks.

Please take a tour through the new editors guide and let us know what you think! Again, we look forward to publishing the developers documentation in full very soon.

5.7 Editor's Guide


concrete5 5.7.1 is a big update to 5.7. It brings back the marketplace and connect to the community features, which are now completely contained in a new Dashboard interface, as well as the sitemap flat view, which wasn't quite ready for 5.7. It also adds some UI improvements, like block type search in the add block panel, and some under-the-hood improvements like block-level caching. We've also added Twitter authentication and support for logging in with your concrete5.org community username and password to your own site!

Additionally, we've fixed numerous bugs, tightened up the editing interface, and made a number of under-the-hood improvements.

Full 5.7.1 Release Notes

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5.7.0 Release Notes

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Just updated concrete5.org with a bunch of changes to deal with 5.7.

Biggest take away, developers can sell 30 day support windows and upgrades from one add-on/theme to another. Watch for more...


concrete5 5.7.0.4 fixes an issue that causes connectivity problems with non-local databases, improves some localization and fixes a bug deleting blocks in page defaults.

5.7.0.4 Release Notes

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5.7.0 Release Notes

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A quick update.

Back in August we promised a 5.7.0 release on September 12th with a follow up on September 30th. We've managed to bang out three follow up releases with various bug fixes, and are now hunkered down on some deeper ecosystem improvements that will launch next week. Here's some details on what we're doing: