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Advanced Block Development - TBD

Learn how to make a more advanced block with a Dashboard settings page and Single Page interface.

Save big on upcoming training classes! All classes are on Tuesdays and will start at10 AM Pacific time and cost $95 each(that's $200 off the standard training class price). Classes are about two hours long, and taught in a group format. We'll stop periodically during the sessions to answer your questions. Instructions for connecting to the training classes are emailed out the day before the class.

Editor Techniques - Aug. 21, 2012
(registration closed)

Developer Intro - Aug. 28, 2012
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Basic Theme Production - Sept. 4, 2012
(registration closed)

Advanced Theme Development - Sept. 11, 2012
(registration closed)

Basic Block Development - Sept. 18, 2012
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You're a kick ass PHP developer. You believe that communication is the key to all of life's challenges. You've built serious web applications from the bottom up, so you know how important great documentation can be. You're passionate about consistency and details. You've got a great imagination. You aren't afraid to ask hard questions and think something all the way through, while still at the abstract level.


This week we check in with pull requests related to the development version of the core and briefly talk about a couple weeks' worth of approved submissions to the concrete5.org Marketplace. Check out Karma Winners (4:10), Great Choice (6:00), Fun in the Forums (13:50), What Did We Get in Git (20:30), and How Would We Do That? (26:10).


We're off this week working hard to get version 5.6 ready for release.Check back next Friday, August 3, for the next installment of our Totally Random video show.


Did you know that a major 4g wireless provider uses concrete5 across their web presence, which serves 66m+ pageviews a month?

How about the largest publisher and distributor of childrens books in the world?

The UK division of a well known american car company?


This week we announce a release date for concrete5.6, show off some karma pics (10:45), review approved PRB submissions (12:52), git submissions (16:45), and answer your questions (18:25).


If you're not a regular viewer of Totally Random you may have missed the complete overhaul of the Advanced Permissions system we've been working on in the next version of concrete5. We're getting ready to unleash it onto the world, and we wanted to take a moment to share our schedule with you.



July 19 - Advanced Theme Development

Learn to develop powerful themes with the use of PHP.

Covered Topics

  • Accessing, displaying and acting on custom attributes for current page
  • Displaying User specific information
  • Wrapping blocks in Custom Templates
  • Including Custom Logic in Templates
  • Choices in architecting flexible themes

(Class no longer available for registration. Check back soon for more discount classes, or visit our training page to sign up for a standard class.)

Learn basic theme production and advanced theme development from the concrete5 CTO Andrew. Classes will start at10 AM Pacific and cost $95 each(that's $200 off the standard training class price). Instructions for connecting to the training classes are emailed out the day before the class.

July 17 - Theme Production (basic)

Learn how to turn a basic HTML chop into a concrete5 theme. Prerequisites:Understanding of HTML. Willingness to learn basic PHP commands.

Covered Topics:

  • Starting, setting up and installing a simple concrete5 theme
  • Referencing assets in your theme, including images, stylesheets and JavaScript
  • How page types and template files relate
  • Adding template files to your theme
  • Ensuring your theme can be used by add-ons and custom development

(Class no longer available for registration. Check back soon for more discount classes, or visit our training page to sign up for a standard class.)


As always, we check out karma winners (3:26), check out helpful forum threads (5:44), take a quick look at new themes and add-ons (17:38), and then answer viewer questions in "How Would We Do That?" (21:20).