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We're going to start having a twice a month virtual meeting to review what's next on our agenda in Git. This will also open our process up a bit so you can influence how the core matures.

  • Face-to-face online - we'll use google hangouts, skype or something similar so it's not us talking at you, it's a two way discussion.
  • First Wednesday of the month at 8:30 PM Pacific (great timing for our friends in Asia)
  • Third Wednesday of the month at 9:30 AM Pacific (great timing for our friends in EU)
  • Recorded and shared on youtube later.
  • Likely has limited slots, so if you have a question and want to be part of the live aspect - fill out the form below to let us know you're attending.

5.7.3.1 improves the experience of using the design controls for blocks and areas, adds scroll wheel support to the Google Maps block, enables easier installation on a wider variety of setups and fixes lots of bugs, including some major ones with the page type composer form editing interface. It is highly recommended for all concrete5 5.7 users.

Full 5.7.3.1 Release Notes

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5.7.0 Release Notes

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Concrete5 5.7.3 is a big update to 5.7. Itintegrates the 5.6 Internationalization add-on with a number of improvements to the old code base, making Concrete5 a great way to run a multilingual website. Additionally, it adds back functionality to page types including default permissions and attributes, makes it possible to change page types of existing pages and adds the ability to duplicate page types. The sitemap has been improved as well, with particular attention paid to the add page experience from the sitemap. A large number of bugs have been squashed has well.

Full 5.7.3 Release Notes

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5.7.0 Release Notes

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It's just too hard to start playing with concrete5 when you visit concrete5.org.

We're launching this new SimpleSite hosting as a way to provide instant demos of the latest stable version. If people want to keep them and host as is for $15/mo we're happy to support that. If they want to upgrade to a standalone concrete5 install, or graduate away to a budget host, we're happy to make that happen as well.

Here's some guidelines for what we're needing out of themes that might be included.

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We've launched some new developer documentation today!

Working With Blocks

This section has more to come, specifically around the need to create block types. That's not quite done, but what is there is a comprehensive look at creating custom templates, including defaulting to a custom template in a package, overriding core block type views, including JavaScript and CSS with custom templates and more. We've also put together a detailed screencast on overriding a core block type view layer, and why you'd want to do something like that.

Additionally, we've consolidated some documentation sections in the header navigation, and cleaned up the Documentation landing page.


Just wanted to let everyone know that there's completely new Concrete5 5.7 developer documentation available [http://www.concrete5.org/documentation/developers/5.7/](http://www.concrete5.org/documentation/developers/5.7/) We will be adding to it regularly, and whenever we do I'll update the recent additions sidebar, as well as post about it here. The designing with Concrete5 section should be mostly completed, and now we've shifted focus to complete and thorough documentation about building block types and working with existing block types. Stay tuned!

concrete5 5.7.2.1 is another big update to 5.7. Itfixes lots of bugs, enables linking in the feature block, improves grid framework support, adds Zurb Foundation grid support for theme developers, improves and fixes public profiles and much more. It is highly recommended for Concrete5 users.

Full 5.7.2.1 Release Notes

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5.7.0 Release Notes

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The first pass at Concrete5 5.7 Developer Documentation is now available. This includes background, a full glossary, installation and upgrade information, request and dispatcher lifecycle information and our complete theming guidelines. These theming guidelines contain three new screencasts, detailing theme package creation, custom grid framework creation, and the complete process by which you can make your Concrete5 themes customizable.

5.7 Developer Documentation

There's much more to come, and you can see the roadmap on the documentation page.


concrete5 5.7.2 is another big update to 5.7. It significantly improves view and edit mode performance by lowering the number of database queries, improves the user experience of editing concrete5 pages by showing area hot spots in drag modes, adds database logging as an option for developers, improves marketplace support, uses better permissions checks in all aspects of the new user interface, and fixes many bugs.

Full 5.7.2 Release Notes

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5.7.0 Release Notes

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Good Monday everyone, we are pleased to release the brand new editors guide for concrete5.7. Over the course of the last several weeks, we have been hard at work not only releasing marketplace intregation with 5.7, but completing the grueling task of 5.7 documentation. Today, we published the editors guide with our sights on completing the developers documentation in full within the coming weeks.

Please take a tour through the new editors guide and let us know what you think! Again, we look forward to publishing the developers documentation in full very soon.

5.7 Editor's Guide