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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/


c5book.pngAre you already comfortable with PHP and just need a good developer focused beginner's guide? Check out this awesome book from Packt Publishing on concrete5!

We're super excited to see it out, and we know it's going to help a lot of people learn concrete5 a lot faster.


For this week's Totally Random live video show, Andrew's out of town, so we're bringing in JordanLev to talk about his Designer Content Block.. Here's some background:


concrete5 is an emerging leader in next generation web content management. Written for the LAMP stack, Windows support has always been an afterthought for the core team. Now concrete5 works well with IIS and can be installed with one click from the Microsoft WebMatrix application.

"We've always picked Unix based plaftorms for our own web hosting" says Concrete CMS CTO Andrew Embler. "Now that concrete5 works well on IIS, we're ecstatic that a larger community of business customers will be able to take advantage of concrete5's easy approach to web content management, while staying on their Windows based server environment."

Database support for concrete5 is still limited to MySQL, although SQL Server support is currently being worked on.

You can review the concrete5 listing for Microsoft's WebMatrix installer in the Web App Gallery here:
http://www.microsoft.com/web/gallery/concrete5.aspx

concrete5 is an emerging leader in next generation web content management. Written for the LAMP stack, Windows support has always been an afterthought for the core team. Now concrete5 works well with IIS and can be installed with one click from the Microsoft WebMatrix application.

"We've always picked Unix based plaftorms for our own web hosting" says Concrete CMS CTO Andrew Embler. "Now that concrete5 works well on IIS, we're ecstatic that a larger community of business customers will be able to take advantage of concrete5's easy approach to web content management, while staying on their Windows based server environment."

Database support for concrete5 is still limited to MySQL, although SQL Server support is currently being worked on.

You can review the concrete5 listing for Microsoft's WebMatrix installer in the Web App Gallery here:
http://www.microsoft.com/web/gallery/concrete5.aspx


So Andrew was doing his promotional due diligence and suggested to one of the largest hosting providers out there that they add concrete5 to their 1-click installer. Next thing we knew we were part of a contest where Dreamhost customers voted for their favorite app. Imagine our excitement and surprise when we saw on twitter that we had won!??!?! This TOTALLY makes up for being picked last for basketball so many times in school!

It's really flattering to have an independent group of web-hosting professionals and savvy group of hosting customers give you a pat on the back. We really appreciate it, Andrew totally needed a new computer, and we've had a huge spike in traffic (over 10k visitors yesterday!) because of it.

Thank you Dreamhost, you rock.


We just brought the Karma system back with a new and improved approach. Now there's a pool of licenses and prizes are given out weekly from a pool we manage. No longer do you need to wait for us to render some weird video in Final Cut Pro - now you get a chance for winning each and every week.


Thank you so much for the great design work Clevyr!

There's a lot of features we have 90% done that we just couldn't figure out how to launch and test without getting the basic look and feel up first, so I don't want anyone thinking that we're done and heading off to Hawaii for a month. Basically we plan on updating concrete5.org at least once a week for the rest of the month until we've got everything just so.


Wow what a year 2010 has been!
We're super excited about 2011 and we thought it'd be nice to share some of our plans for the new year.


2010 Open Source CMS Market Share Report Lists concrete5 as Growing Fast

The Water and Stone annual Open Source CMS Market Share Report compares the players in the very crowded space of WCM and CMS with clear analytics. Last year concrete5 was not mentioned at all in the list, this year they are listed as one of just two systems to watch.

The report finds that concrete5 "showed the largest growth of any system in the Developer Support metric." The CMS also showed massive gains in search engine ranking and search interest, as well as a very popular project site. In summary, the report states:

"It has only been in the market in its present form since 2008. We feel the future looks bright for concrete5"

Read the full report here:

http://www.waterandstone.com/book/2010-open-source-cms-market-share-report


c5bundle.net is an independent group which is not affiliated with the core team behind concrete5 at all, and periodically undercuts the marketplace add-on price points dramatically.

We work with 3rd party developers who have approved add-ons in the marketplace and clump a bunch of software together into one big archive you can buy at an insane discount. (over 90% off!)

Check out their current deal >