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While concrete5 can support multiple authentication methods, and has built-in support for OpenID (in addition to the core concrete5 authentication method), there's no framework for building these authentication methods, making their settings available to administrators in the dashboard, grouping them on a login page or managing which authentication methods are available or how they are displayed. The Authentication Framework will change that.


In this week's Totally Random, Franzs talks transparency and Andrew discusses internationalization and the roadmap for third-party authentication.

Ask any question you want of the core team in this weeks live video show.

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/concrete5---totally-random


Folks have been able to run sites with multiple languages by hand since the get-go, but these new changes will make it far easier to run a multi-lingual site in the future.


As concrete5 continues to grow, our organization and roles are changing. When we started, it was just a couple of guys in their basement and a half a dozen sites using the software. Today there are 65,161 users on concrete5.org. More than 130,000 unique sites that have hit our servers for update information. 65,448 sites have connected to concrete5.org and made project pages.


Franz and Andrew talk about news, answer questions and review a slew of new additions to the concrete5 Marketplace.

Featured this time around: concrete5 Japan makes Yahoo! News, a brief update on internationalization progress, plus an overview of Clevyr Nav, Gallerybox Social Image Sharing, Designer Portfolio and Designer Content 2.0.


Back from our hiatus last week, come with some questions!

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/concrete5---totally-random


Hot day.

Cool eCommerce 2.0 features.


Tune in at 10am Pacific and you might win some swag and a copy of the Packt Publishing Beginner's Guide to concrete5. You can also ask any question you'd like of the core team, and of course learn about what news has happened in the community.

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/concrete5---totally-random


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We're back from our hiatus last week. Andy and Franz will host the weekly news and Q&A in a live video show this Friday morning at 10am Pacific.

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/concrete5---totally-random


WD182_Small.jpgconcrete5 seems to be getting very popular in the UK. We just saw a cover article in Web Designer magazine and we're super excited!

http://www.webdesignermag.co.uk/blog/web-designer-182-on-sale/

We're trying to get some local concrete5 user groups started in the UK, and we thought we'd ask you for your help. If you live in the UK and would like to get more involved with concrete5 professionals in your neck of the woods can you speak up in our new UK forums?

https://www.concrete5.org/community/international/uk/