Version 5.5.2 is out and we've got a slew of new / cool stuff to talk about: posts in the community forums, GitHub pull requests, a slew of great new Marketplace items and a preview of the new Peer Review Board interface.
We're back! This week we plow through a ton of karma pics and Marketplace releases. Don't miss our new "What Did we Get in Git?" feature highlighting a helpful contribution submitted on GitHub.
concrete5, the content management system made for marketing but built for geeks, has joined forces with BitNami to simplify the installation of its software natively, virtually and in the cloud.
No Totally Random today-- the Core Team is feeling under the weather. Catch you all next week!
This week, we demo exciting new updates to concrete5's Advanced Permissions, check out the concrete5 group on flickr and answer some great questions in the "How Would We Do That?" segment.
Heads up theme wizards: concrete5 is running another theme contest. As opposed to the last one, where the challenge was to chop as many themes as possible, the goal this time around is to craft a single quality theme.
Check out the rest of the details over on this page. Prizes to be determined! Big ups to concrete5.org community leaders mnkras and LucasAnderson for putting this together!
This week we give some extra attention to forum posts, check out some awesome new themes and add-ons and answer viewer questions.
Today comes once every 4 years, so to make it something special, we thought we'd give away some great deals on eCommerce and its related add-ons here in the marketplace.
and more.. we've put all sorts of eCommerce packages together.
We're constantly getting converts from other platforms posting about their positive experiences here in the forums. That's awesome, but I wonder how many people try concrete5, can't find a direct correlation to some architecture concept they're used to in their old system, and then quietly give up?
I would love to have a "getting started with concrete5 for XXXX developers" set of docs. Probably start with them in the how-tos and then repurpose them into the new docs we're thinking about if they're solid. I'm not looking for a book here, but yeah a few pages of real content that will help an experienced dev transition. You should touch on the following concepts, relating them to how you would solve the same problems in your old framework:
Pages, Page types, custom templates, areas vs. global areas, stacks, composer, single pages vs. regular ol' pages.
Systems we'd love to see this for:
Wordpress, Drupal, Joomla, Modx, SilverStripe
- We really need your help on this one. We're not experts in XXXX, you are, so if you enjoy concrete5 and want to give back at all, this is the #1 thing we could use help with.
- Feel free to cross post. I'd even prefer you post this to your personal blog promotion site AND our how-tos section. Good for SEO, good for your biz dev.
- If yours is approved & accurate, I'll send ya stuff: A badge (the badge here and a real 1" button you can sport with pride in the real world), a t-shirt, and a free copy of ecommerce.
Any questions? Anything more I can explain to help? Thank you all so much in advance!