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This week we give some extra attention to forum posts, check out some awesome new themes and add-ons and answer viewer questions.


GreatDeals_02.pngToday 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.

Get a single copy of eCommerce for 20% off.

Buy 10 eCommerce licenses, get 50% off, the Leap Year badge and some swag.

Buy eCommerce bundled with 6 add-ons from the Core Team, get $225 off, the Leap Year badge, and some swag.

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

Why bother?

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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!


Passwords: whether you're trying to gain access to your friend's tree-house or your bank account, you will need the correct password. But what's the best way to pick a password? If you look at the keyboard on your computer, you will notice several keys. Most of them have one letter on it. Some of them do not.


This week we highlight a great blog article, then showcase new add-ons, concrete5 sticker pictures and answer your questions.



This week, Franz and Andy breeze through a whole slew of new Marketplace add-ons and answer viewer questions.


Whew! This is a long one, but stick through to the end where we answer some great questions and talk about what's in the works for 5.5.2 and beyond.

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Be sure to tune in Fridays at 10am Pacific to catch us live!

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This week we talk about our new 5.5.1 release, check out new how-to articles and answer a whole ton of great questions from our community members.

Tune in Fridays at 10am PST to catch us LIVE!

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concrete5 5.5.1 is a stable release that builds upon the major 5.5.0 update. It fixes over thirty bugs and further refines the user interface introduced in 5.5.0.

Full 5.5.1 Release Notes Available Here >

You can download concrete5 5.5.1 from the concrete5 downloads page:

Download Here >