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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.


With over 183,668 downloads of 5.7 this year, its past time for us to get our act together on documentation, training and certification. Weve decided to dedicate each and every Wednesday to this effort until it is done. While we have a lot of writing to do, running training sessions online is a great way for us to produce helpful video content that is tailored to your needs.

Thus Im pleased to announce this new schedule of training classes you can sign-up for. Help us help you, and buy a class to get your answers straight from the horse's mouth!


5.7.5 isn't quite production ready but we'd love your help in testing it. Download the release candiate today and send us the bugs that you find!

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Full list of what's changed in 5.7.5

5.7.5 is going to be a big release. It features

  • 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 nice info-graph from CodeGuard puts concrete5 marketshare above ExpressionEngine's and just a bit over half of Drupal.

That's pretty awesome feeling! Thanks for all the help concrete5 community peeps, it's great to see our baby growing up so well.

Have a great weekend.

-frz


5.7.4.2 fixes a number of important bugs in 5.7.4, including infinite redirects on certain servers, an inability to use the trailing slash setting, asset caching bugs and more. It also includes a number of edit mode improvements and improvements to the update system, and is recommended for anyone running 5.7.

Full 5.7.4.2 Release Notes

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5.7.4.1 fixes a number of important bugs in 5.7.4, including broken dialogs on Windows servers and an inability to edit your site while asset caching is enabled. It is highly recommended for all users of 5.7.

Full 5.7.4.1 Release Notes

Want to get up to speed? Check out all the things that are new with concrete5 version 5.7.4:

5.7.4 Release Notes

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Our first big release of 2015, 5.7.4 is our biggest since launching 5.7 last year. 5.7.4 includes

  • A new help system, with guided walkthroughs, multiple videos and more.
  • Much improved conversation block support, including better support for non-logged-in users, notifications on new messages, new message moderation, better conversation display in the Dashboard including contextual menu for acting on messages, Gravatar support.
  • Our rich text editor, Redactor, is updated to version 10. We now include an undo/redo plugin, special characters palette plugin and better lightbox support.
  • Better and safer dashboard updating
  • Improvements to mobile editing
  • 5.6 features return: File manager success dialog window dialog (much improved interface); Add block for page area menu
  • 20+ other improvements
  • 100s of bug fixes and developer updates

This is the second release candidate to 5.7.4. This release candidate fixes some installation issues with hosts that don't have multibyte strings installed, tweaks some of the new help guides, improves newsflow on mobile devices (and in general) and fixes a number of other small items.

Our first big release of 2015, 5.7.4 is our biggest since launching 5.7 last year. 5.7.4 includes

  • A new help system, with guided walkthroughs, multiple videos and more.
  • Much improved conversation block support, including better support for non-logged-in users, notifications on new messages, new message moderation, better conversation display in the Dashboard including contextual menu for acting on messages, Gravatar support.
  • Our rich text editor, Redactor, is updated to version 10. We now include an undo/redo plugin, special characters palette plugin and better lightbox support.
  • Improvements to mobile editing
  • 5.6 features return: File manager success dialog window dialog (much improved interface); Add block for page area menu
  • 20+ other improvements
  • 100s of bug fixes and developer updates

Our first big release of 2015, 5.7.4 is our biggest since launching 5.7 last year. 5.7.4 includes

  • A new help system, with guided walkthroughs, multiple videos and more.
  • Much improved conversation block support, including better support for non-logged-in users, notifications on new messages, new message moderation, better conversation display in the Dashboard including contextual menu for acting on messages, Gravatar support.
  • Our rich text editor, Redactor, is updated to version 10. We now include an undo/redo plugin, special characters palette plugin and better lightbox support.
  • Improvements to mobile editing
  • 5.6 features return: File manager success dialog window dialog (much improved interface); Add block for page area menu
  • 20+ other improvements
  • 100s of bug fixes and developer updates

In launching 5.7 we've certainly rocked the boat. Between the dramatically rethought UX, the completely revamped code structure, and the lack of the simple upgrade path we've always maintained in the past, it's no secret we've taken a pretty big gamble with concrete5.