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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).



Learn how to extend concrete5 with Single Pages and custom Controllers.The class isJune 27and will start at10 AM Pacific and costs $95(that's $200 off the standard training class price).

Covered Topics

  • Single Pages
  • Controllers
  • Working with User Accounts
  • Programmatically adding files to concrete5
  • Using Page Types & Custom Attributes as data objects
  • Creating custom forms with concrete5 widgets like color picker or page selector
  • Creating add-ons: the package format

Prerequisites

Understanding of concrete5 architecture and an intermediate understanding of PHP.

(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.)


Totally Random is back! This week we check out our upcoming enterprise workflow features (0:10), weekly community karma winners (5:50), discuss a couple of interesting forum threads (9:15) and review PRB submissions (15:20) and answer your questions in How Would We Do That? (22:10).


According to piwik.org,Piwik is a free software alternative to Google Analytics that is used on more than 320,000 websites.

If you are interested in using Piwik with your concrete5 site, check out Adrian Speyer's informative article about how to get the most out of your Piwik installation when you are using concrete5.

Read the full article at Stat Story:http://www.statstory.com/concrete5-and-piwik/


Howdy! Just in case you're wondering where everyone is this Friday-- we're out! There'll be no show this Friday 6/15. Why not go outdoors and enjoy the beautiful weather in your corner of the world?!