Greetings! We're taking a week off and will return with an all-new episode of Totally Random on Friday, 9/27 at 10:00am Pacific, live on YouTube. Don't miss it!

Tune in on Friday, September 13 at10 AM Pacific on YouTube Live in for an all new episode of Totally Random for the latest concrete5 news, announcements and happenings. See you then!

concrete5 is a small maintenance release fixing a couple upgrade issues and an issue with older PHP installations that lack PDO MySQL that was originally required with the new queue engine. There are also some nice Select Attribute UI improvements as well as general cleanup and bugfixing thanks to the awesome concrete5 developer community. This release is recommended for all users of concrete5. Release Notes

Available for immediate download.

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Best Wishes,
Mike and the entire concrete5 Team

No new show for a couple weeks, but we'll be back on Friday, September 6th with a new episode. Don't miss it!

This week's news (0:18) includes the release of concrete5.6.2, results of ThemeForest's concrete5 theme contest. Then we showcase a couple of great concrete5 sites (7:05), announce community karma winners (10:40) and check out new add-ons in the concrete5 Marketplace (15:20). Lastly, we answer some viewer questions about Advanced Permissions and File Manager image rotation (20:00).

concrete5 5.6.2 is a maintenance release that improves Jobs (including support for queueing actions within Jobs and scheduling Jobs through the Dashboard), improves concrete5 when being run in multiple languages on the same site, and also contains many, many bug fixes and little improvements.

5.6.2 Release Notes Available Here >

You can download concrete5 5.6.2 from the concrete5 downloads page:

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This week we check out some photos from concrete5 Japan at Open Source Conference 2013 Kyoto, announce community karma winners (4:15) and some concrete5 sticker pictures (6:45), check out new themes and add-ons from the PRB (10:45), a recent github pull request (18:46), and check out a great new how-to article in How Would We Do That? (20:45).

concrete5 5.6.2RC1 is now available! More bug fixes after the first release candidate and hopefully this will be the last one leading up the the official public release of concrete5 5.6.2. Along with the bug fixes are a few small features and clean ups and a couple code library additions.

While this is getting very close to the final release, please note that this is not intended for production use but instead for testing deployments and add-ons in anticipation of the upcoming release.

Download - Release Notes

Report all issues to the Bug Tracker and direct any bug fixes to the pubilic Git repository on Github.

Special thanks to all that contributed to this release.

Best Wishes,
Mike and the entire concrete5 Team

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 and other book retailers.

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