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Totally Random is going to have a safe, fun July 4th weekend and catch up with everyone soon! Watch this blog for more info.


Welcome back! A power failure ate the recording of our first few segments, but we eventually got the show back on track. Check out some info about the upcoming 5.6.1.3 maintenance release (1:20), check out new Marketplace themes & add-ons (2:25) and answer viewer questions in "How Would We Do That?" (9:20).


We're taking another week off to prepare more awesome stuff! Stay tuned.


This week we check out community karma winners (6:35), showcase a cool hotel site built with concrete5 (10:35), check out new themes and add-ons (12:08) and take a look at the new concrete5.7 Developer Snapshot (22:35).


We're taking a week off of our live web show to work on the core and other exciting projects. But don't worry-- we'll return real, real soon!

To catch up with old episodes of Totally Random,check out our YouTube playlist.


After months and months of were working on it - leave us alone were finally at a point where were comfortable sharing a developer snapshot of 5.7. Why so long a wait? Because working for me is a horrible exercise in throwing stuff out. We like to explore many ideas, and while Ill proudly say that the final product we come up with is usually pretty compelling, theres often quite a few mishaps on the way. Its like songwriting; ugly to watch - and best done quietly in the privacy of your bedroom.


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.


Big show this week: we're set to release our concrete5.7 developer snapshot! We'll review key new features and highlight places for the community to pitch in. If you're looking to get your hands on the code that will become 5.7, you won't want to miss this show.

As always, we'll feature the usual karma, marketplace and news items-- this Friday, June 7th at 10:00am Pacific.

Join us live on USTREAM.


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.


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: