Become familiar with the new features in version 8 and be a pillar of the community. Getting involved is easy. We want your help with testing, coding, and exploring the potential of version 8!

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Concrete5 7.5.8 is now available. This is a maintenance release for all previous versions and we strongly encourage you to update your sites.

We love our community members. These "Featured Members" are a way for us to shine a light on the people who make up our great community.

Meet Willem. He's a veteran contributor to the concrete5 community. His most recent contribution efforts is with the security, PRB, and certification.

Now, let's hear from Willem...

My dad used to tell a story of his brilliant lead programmer, Larry. He had gone dark for weeks to write the logic for some important calculation that was critical to the key project. Dad had to show progress. Lots of money had been spent and the client needed to see the magic happen. Larry declared himself "Done!" and sat my Dad down for a demo.

We’ve got huge plans and big expectations for version 8, and you need to know all about them.

In order for everyone to understand and follow Semantic Versioning 2.0 we are going to remove the leading 5 from our versioning. The next major version of concrete5 is going to be Version 8.0.0.

You might know Google as a search engine, but the company behind it has made investments in everything from robotics and artificial intelligence to travel and data mining. You may not be able to play with those Google robots anytime soon, but you can take advantage of other technological innovations the company has made.

You have about 15 seconds to impress a visitor to your website and make them want to stay. You can do this in many ways including the design, page speed, and content. However, one overlooked method to optimize your website is to optimize your 404 error page.

A 404 error occurs when a visitor lands on a page that doesn't exist and the standard page is just the browser telling you that the page can't be found. This standard page certainly isn't going to impress anyone.

With the features that exist even in legacy version 6, plenty of proud site owners have built powerful private websites to help their organization communicate internally. Version 8 is right around the corner and includes a way to easily manage structured centralized content (Express). We’ve already got most of the parts, so we’re putting some love into revisiting the My Account area to enable team collaboration. As I mentioned at the start of the year, it is concrete5’s time to graduate from WCM to ECM.

Concrete5 7.5.7 is now available. This is a maintenance release for all previous versions and we strongly encourage you to update your sites.