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No new episode of Totally Random this week-- the Core Team is on the road. Don't fret, we'll be back next week with another exciting episode.


This week we launch our new Enterprise Services site, show off a Facebook group for UK concrete5 users, announce community karma winnners (5:30), check out new marketplace add-ons (9:45) and talk about Group Sets in concrete5.6 in our "How Would We Do That?" segment (13:50).


This week we highlight an article on concrete5 in .net magazine and the 100th episode of concrete5 Japan's live show. Then we Check out Karma (2:55), Great Choice (6:30) and How Would We Do That (10:45).


concrete5 5.6.0.2 is a maintenance release that fixes a number of bugs found in concrete5 5.6.0 and applies some security updates. It is highly recommended for all users of concrete5.

5.6.0.2 Release Notes Available Here >

You can download concrete5 5.6.0.1 from the concrete5 downloads page:

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No new episode of Totally Random this week-- the Core Team's hard at work making concrete5 even more awesome. Catch you all next time!


CMS Critic is taking nominations for best content management system in seven categories:

  • Best Open Source CMS
  • Best Free CMS
  • Best Budget CMS
  • Best CMS for Small / Medium Sized Businesses
  • Best Enterprise CMS
  • Best Website Builder
  • Best Social Networking Solution

Head over to their website before Ocober 16 to nominate concrete5.

CMSCritic.com CMS Awards Nomination Form


This week in news: sign up now for discounted Basic Block training next week (0:55).

Help spread the word by casting your vote in theCritic's Choice CMS Awardsand telling Sitepoint what you like best about concrete5:What's your favorite content management system?

Next, we check out the Core Team's exploits in the 2012 Warrior Dash(4:55). Don't miss the full video!

Thr community karma winners (7:22), showcase a pair of new marketplace add-ons (11:00) and answer your questions (14:30)!


Franz and Andy check in on the latest concrete5 news, karma winners (1:50), marketplace add-ons (5:25) and github pull requests (8:35), then answer a ton of great questions from the audience (10:55).


concrete5 5.6.0.1 is a maintenance release that fixes a number of bugs found in concrete5 5.6.0. It is highly recommended for users of concrete5 5.6.0.

5.6.0.1 Release Notes Available Here >

5.6.0.1 builds on the impressive 5.6.0 update that adds a completely new permissions and workflow system to concrete5. Get more information about concrete5 5.6.0 here.

You can download concrete5 5.6.0.1 from the concrete5 downloads page:


Head on over to WebDesignerDepot.com for a great article about concrete5 written by community member ChadStrat.

Chad talks aboutwhy so many developers and designers love concrete5. He writes, "Although Concrete5 is a MVC/OOP centric CMS and has ridiculous power under the hood, the front end editing is the first noticeable aspect of Concrete5: adding a page is super quick."

Creating a theme, finding add-ons in the marketplace, and getting help from the community are covered well. "If you still have questions, the Concrete5 community, albeit smaller than many CMSs, is extremely proactive in helping others," Chad writes.

If you have friends or colleagues who are considering concrete5 and want to know what makes it so great, point them to this article.

An introduction to Concrete5, at WebDesignerDepot.com