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.

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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.

We're taking a week off from producing our weekly live video show about concrete5, but we'll be back again soon!

To catch up with previous episodes of Totally Random, check out our YouTube channel.

We're back with a new episode for Friday, July 26th. This week we announce community karma winners (0:55), a concrete5 logo sighting at OSCON (2:15), new marketplace themes & add-ons (3:55), a recent GitHub pull request (12:15) and answer viewer questions (13:45).

Available now is a 5.6.2 Release Candidate. This includes many bug fixes and a few cool new features like a new Jobs engine. While this is very close to the final release version it is not designed for production use, but is intended for testing deployments and add-ons.

A giant thank you to all that have contributed fixes and bug reports!

5.6.2 Release Notes


If you come across any issues, report them to the bug tracker and direct any bug fixes to the public git repo on github.

Best Wishes,
Mike and the entire concrete5 Team

We're pleased to annouce that we're transitioning away from USTREAM to YouTube Live Events! Thanks to everyone who helped us reach the 1000 channel subscriptions that we needed to make this happen.

This week we check in with Andy via FaceTime and talk about news (1:30), check out community karma winners (5:30), sticker pictures (6:45), check out a recent GitHub pull request (9:34), a cool zoo site built with concrete5 (12:55), new Marketplace themes & add-ons (14:24) and answer viewer questions (23:00).

We've got an all-new show on deck for July 12th! We'll check in with the community, take a glance at new marketplace releases and answer your questions. Don't miss it!

We're live Friday at 10am Pacific on USTREAM.

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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.