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PORTLAND, OREGON (PRWEB) JANUARY 21, 2016

concrete5 will be used for all of the U.S. Army MWR web presence. The U.S. Army Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) program supports Soldiers, Families and the more than 3 million individuals associated with the U.S. Army. After years of organic efforts across more than 80 garrisons, the web presence for all of MWR will be standardized on concrete5, version 7.


Concrete5 7.5.4 is now available. This is a maintenance release for all previous versions and we strongly encourage you to update your sites.

Happy New Year from everyone at concrete5! In November Andrew introduced community driven documentation. We definitely need more people helping out to keep the documentation up to date. More voices will make the docs better for everyone.


Plucky open source CMS realizes awareness matters as much as features.

Portland, OR (PRWEB)January 12, 2016

Today PortlandLabs announced Jessica Dunbar will join their team as Technology Evangelist. Jess brings more that 10 years of significant experience in the CMS space. PortlandLabs is the company behind concrete5, one of the world's most popular open source content management systems (CMS). Concrete5 is used for everything from government and educational websites to blogs and custom apps.


In November Andrew quietly launched a brand new concrete5 documentation site. How to develop add ons, how to make templates, how to upgrade concrete5, tutorials - its all there, and now its easier than ever to navigate.


concrete5 5.7.5.3 offers over 50 bug fixes and improvements to 5.7.5.2. It is highly recommended for users of 5.7.5.2.

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What's new in 5.7.5.3


PortlandLabs seeks an individual who wants to teach the world about the power of concrete5.

We need you to spread the word about the many things that can be done with concrete5 by creating ongoing documentation, how-tos, screencasts, example sites, press releases, bylined articles, white papers, and more. You will also train site owners and developers and manage a certification program.

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Here are two new versions of concrete5! 5.6.3.4 offers a number of helpful bug fixes to the 5.6 branch of concrete5. It is recommended for anyone running an older concrete5 site, and fixes some important bugs with the image scaler, among other things. You can download concrete5 5.6.3.4 from the Downloads page. Here's what's new in 5.6.3.4.

concrete5 5.7.5.2 offers a lot of updates for a point release. It adds some additional functionality to the Page List block, additional modes for page selection in Composer (including a slick embedded sitemap), improves the appearance and functionality of the select attribute, adds some improved block caching and performance, and fixes a host of bugs and includes additional behavioral improvements. You can download 5.7.5.2 from the Downloads page. Here's a full list of what's changed in 5.7.5.2.


5.7.5.1 fixes a number of important bugs in 5.7.5, especially for those users running PHP 5.3.8 and earlier, or running MySQL in strict mode. It is a maintenance release and is recommended for all users of concrete5.7.

Full 5.7.5.1 Release Notes

If you haven't upgraded to concrete5 5.7.5 yet now is a perfect opportunity to do so. See what's new in 5.7.5.

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Concrete5 5.7.5 is here, bringing with a long list of improvements!

  • A completely new mobile device preview, with the ability to preview a page in different devices, including support for device rotation and user agents.
  • Lots of grid improvements, including customizable layout presets at the theme level, defined in your theme's class file.
  • Design controls for layouts themselves, including custom templates and layout classes (including a parallax image custom template.)
  • The ability to hide content at different responsive screen sizes at a block or area level (found within the design controls)
  • Grid container improvements
  • Multilingual support for stacks and global areas
  • Much, much more.

This is our biggest release in awhile, and we're really proud of it.