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concrete5 5.6.0 introduces a completely rearchitected advanced permissions system that is better in every way. 5.6.0 also adds a new workflow system (which uses these permissions), an updated UI, and over a hundred other bug fixes and feature improvements. Read on for a video of the new permissions and workflow systems.

Full 5.6.0 release notes are here >

You can download concrete5 5.6.0 from here:

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Note: for those of you running sites with overrides or a significant number of packages, you may want to wait for 5.6.0.1. 5.6.0 has many modifications under the hood. As always, perform a full database and code backup before upgrading concrete5.


As always, we announce concrete5.org karma winners (5:30), check out new releases in our add-on marketplace (9:05) and answer your questions in How Would We Do That? (12:00).



In the latest "Lunchtime Learning" session, concrete5 CTO Andrew Embler leads the Core Team through the long-anticipated and much-overhauled Advanced Permissions features in concrete5.6. Inside, you'll find an incredibly powerful, flexible system built to manage just about any scenario you might encounter on a large concrete5 site.


No new epsode this week (Friday 8/24), but we promise to be back again soon. Check out our YouTube channelif you'd like to revisit previous episodes (I know you all do!).


As always, we check out the latest in concrete5 news, announce karma winners from the concrete5.org community (5:25), check out newly approved Marketplace items (8:35), git submissions (12:20) and answer your questions in "How Would We Do That?" (14:30). NOTE: We blew a fuse in our office, so pardon the abrupt end!


As always, we talk news, announce Karma winners (3:45), talk about newly approved Marketplace items, (7:05) code submissions to the core (13:00), answer your questions and more. Lastly, we check out new how-tos articles and answer viewer questions in "How Would We Do That?" (15:05).



Advanced Block Development - TBD

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

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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).