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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


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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.

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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?

http://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.