The latest version of concrete5 adds some new options and mobile capabilities to the YouTube block, and fixes some bugs from 5.4.2, including those with layouts, the Zend Framework, the scrapbook, marketplace item downloading, composer, and more. It is a recommended download for all those running 5.4.2.

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Franz and Andrew review new marketplace items and demo the new Internationalization add-ons (both free and enterprise-level versions).

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Ryan just posted the current development version of the wordpress site importer to github:

When this is ready for showtime it'll be a free add-on.
This was originally written by ScottC, then GregJoyce picked it up at concrete5. It's status is described in the README in the code, but it basically works, even with really large imports, but it's formatting is a bit rough and the data that's imported is not complete.

If anyone has energy to put into it it'd be much appreciated.

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Let's give this another shot after our technical failure last week.

concrete5 5.4.2 introduces Composer, a new way to edit your site's pages, better interface multilingual support through a dashboard configuration screen, updates important core libraries and provides over 60 bug and security fixes, behavioral improvements and developer updates. These bug fixes and security updates make this a recommended update for anyone running

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Update: Ustream let us down on this one. We'll try again next week.

Versions of concrete5 feature rudimentary anti-spam tools, including an IP ban-list and captcha support, but no unified settings page for managing these items. Furthermore, there is no support for any captcha besides the SecureImage library, which is a bit long in the tooth (and somewhat ineffective), nor is there any support for a third party anti-spam service like Typepad Anti-Spam or Akismet. We would like to change this in concrete5 5.5.

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.