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Earlier this month, Adrian Speyer wrote a great blog post about why he prefers concrete5 to WordPress. Adrian still likes WordPress, but he thinks "if non-technical user content manipulation is a major concern, Concrete5 is the best option."

Some of the features of concrete5 that he loves:

  • It's super easy to build with, once you get the hang of things.
  • It has fine granular control for user permissions.
  • Upgrading is smooth.
  • It's extremely user friendly for the non-techincal user once it's set up.
  • The Marketplace. There are tons of things free for use with the core Concrete5, including themes and add-ons galore. The prices are more than fair and reasonable. If you are a coder yourself you can sell or offer for free your own upgrades as well.

Read more of Adrian's thoughts about concrete5 on his blog: http://blog.mark8t.com/2012/04/09/concrete5-the-cms-option-you-are-looking-for/


This week Franz and Andy decode concrete5 core version numbers, check out new Marketplace items and answer your questions in "How Would We Do That?"


concrete5 5.5.2.1 is a stable release that fixes a number of bugs in 5.5.2, improves pretty URL compatibility and performance.

5.5.2.1 Release Notes Available Here >

You can download concrete5 5.5.2.1 from the concrete5 downloads page:

Download Here >


This week we take a look at some great new tutorials on switching to concrete5 from Drupal, announce Karma winners from our online community and answer viewer questions live on the air.


You know and love Andrew's code, and maybe you've been lucky enough to get some answers from Andrew directly in the past. Well as the project and core team continues to grow, it's time for our CTO to pass the torch on much of our training sessions to less senior staff.


Andy and Franz chat about an upcoming point release, check in with a few great forum posts, review new Marketplace goodies, and answer viewer questions. Check it out!


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Cool! Thanks guys. Here's the link to the listing.


concrete5 5.5.2 is a stable release that adds a new, built-in image editor, improves the form and image blocks and fixes a number of bugs.

5.5.2 Release Notes Available Here >

You can download concrete5 5.5.2 from the concrete5 downloads page:

Download Here >


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.