The newly-forming official concrete5 security team is currently looking for new active members from the community to join our team.

If you know a community member who has experience in security and would be available and suitable for the position, please nominate him or her - you can also nominate yourself. If you are nominating someone else, please make sure that you've asked their permission.

We want you to be successful with concrete5

It is my pleasure to introduce a new training "Build a concrete5 Theme." It's focused on developing a custom themes.

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 Serene. She’s a brand new contributor to concrete5 community. Her most notable contribution efforts is with the help writing certification questions.

Now, let's hear from Serene...

The timeline and details around the reporting of a security issue with ProEvents...

Despite all the talk and focus on social media marketing, email remains the most effective means of reaching customers. According to a recent Salesforce Study, nearly 70 percent of internet consumers prefer email as the method of communicating with businesses. The study also indicates that 80 percent of marketers feel email marketing is crucial to business success. But here's the challenge: according to, more than 200 million emails go out every minute of every day. For an email message to make it through all that noise and reach its intended target, it needs to be backed by a well thought out marketing plan.

We are proud to announce our Level II Designer Certification is here!

Recent years have seen the SEO industry shaken to its core by a series of major algorithm updates designed to help weed out spam and make the virtual world a better place for all. Consequently, offending websites that don't meet Google's Webmaster Guidelines have seen an onslaught of penalties, some of which are applied manually. You'll know if you receive a manual penalty, since you'll receive a message in your Webmaster Tools dashboard, most likely followed by a very significant drop in traffic to your website.

I once hired an amazing flooring contractor after told me he was “allergic to bullsh!t.”

He did a great job.

I’ve spent my career building technology solutions, which often are driven by the Marketing department. I’ve watched huge piles of money be spent on nothing but names and slogans, while tech has to scrounge to build any product at all, so my natural tendency is to be pretty wary of tag-lines and vision statement meetings.

So with my anti-spin street cred on the table, let me now tell you - I’ve got a problem and I see the light.

In today's world we demand things to happen fast. We expect short waits in line, fast food, tv shows instantly. Basically, it’s when you want it; and you want it now.

People like fast websites that load and deliver content quickly.

But, if not optimized properly, they can also come with significant overhead that can slow down page loading, responsiveness, and more.

In this webinar you will learn how to optimize your server for concrete5.

Happy World Backup Day! What do you mean you didn’t know about world backup day?

World Backup Day is a day for people to learn about the increasing role of data in our lives and the importance of regular backups.

This independent initiative to raise awareness about backups and data preservation started out — like most good things on the internet - on reddit by a couple of concerned users.