Version 8.0 is Now Available!

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It's been a long time in the making – and we're happy to announce the concrete5 version 8 is now available!

https://www.concrete5.org/about/blog/core-releases/version-80-and-57...

A full list of what's new can be found in the blog post. I will be doing a number of videos and some additional documentation over what's new in version 8 (specifically Express Data objects) in the coming days, but right now the best way to check it out is to download a copy and start playing with it. You'll need PHP 5.5.9+ to run v8, but otherwise most of the requirements should be the same. We're excited about this release and all of the things that are new in it, and are eager to get feedback, fix bugs, and keep this train moving.

andrew
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MrKDilkington replied on at Permalink Reply
MrKDilkington
This is great news Andrew, version 8 has a lot of exciting new features.

I know people are going to love the new Form block.
nesoor replied on at Permalink Reply
nesoor
Hey Andrew,

I just saw your post about version 8 !
I am very excited to try version 8 but I am not sure if I can use it for my customers ?
Do you know if it is stable enough ?
andrew replied on at Permalink Reply
andrew
It's definitely stable enough to start a new project with. We've gotten some upgrade related bug reports so I might wait til 8.0.1 if you're updating an existing site, but new sites should be no problem
siton replied on at Permalink Reply
siton
Nice!! :) I work on my own site with 5.8 and really love this version (now i can use this for clients).

|| Folders
The new file manager with -----folders----- should be more highlight. This is not just a "bullet in a list" - its also change in the way you organize your project and huge time saver when you want to choose files (common task). Better UI for novice and advanced.

|| CKeditor
"Content block" is now work with - CKeditor - the best editor i ever seen :)...I hope in the future C5 add docs about "how to" add manually useful plugins like YouTube embed, <> code highlighter or give this in the core.
+ Support of change admin language (useful for endless users)
http://sdk.ckeditor.com/samples/uilanguages.html...

I also like the top green progress bar when you save/publish pages.
ob7dev replied on at Permalink Reply
ob7dev
Definitely so thankful for a better editor. The last one wouldn't let you do so many things that are common in html markup, such as putting spans inside ahref's, or nested spans. Very glad to see this improved.
nesoor replied on at Permalink Reply
nesoor
Cool I just started yesterday with a new project.
I think I am going to use version 8 than ! :D
ob7dev replied on at Permalink Reply
ob7dev
Awesome! I just switched my c5 sandbox over to v8. Most of what I do is add-on development.
andrew replied on at Permalink Reply
andrew
Yeah, I agree on folders, they do change things. Honestly I almost forgot CKEditor was in there too ;) but that will be a big positive change for many people. Redactor had been causing problems for a little while.
PineCreativeLabs replied on at Permalink Reply
PineCreativeLabs
I have to say my favorite thing about v8 is the new express data feature.

I am working on the new version of CMSGuide.info, which will make use of express data. I have several other projects that will definitely utilize this feature.

Express data adds a lot of flexibility, especially in the way data is handled.
nesoor replied on at Permalink Reply
nesoor
What is that express data?
PineCreativeLabs replied on at Permalink Reply
PineCreativeLabs
andrew replied on at Permalink Reply
andrew
Thanks PineCreativeLabs.

@nesoor – I put together a quick video showing a simple example of what Express is capable of if you're interested

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fub_Jstvpcs&feature=youtu.be...
nesoor replied on at Permalink Reply
nesoor
Hey Andrew,

Thanks for the video ! That looks very cool it's also very dynamic.
I was just learning on how to build a multi language site in Concrete5 and I think this is something I also have to look into ! !

The more I work with Concrete5 the more I like it haha.
ob7dev replied on at Permalink Reply
ob7dev
Here's a post with links and more videos from before it was released, maybe something helpful to you here.
http://www.concrete5.org/community/forums/chat/5.8-express/...

New links:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wNQcRTn74qY...
andrewjaff replied on at Permalink Reply
andrewjaff
Hi,

Can you make its installation sort. it is taking 20 minutes to install a blank site..
MrKDilkington replied on at Permalink Reply
MrKDilkington
@andrewjaff

An installation that takes 20 minutes leads me to believe there is an issue with your web host.

From my experience, installing v8 with full site content takes 2-3 minutes on an inexpensive shared host. Using XAMPP on Windows 7 x64, it installs in 2 minutes.
andrewjaff replied on at Permalink Reply
andrewjaff
@MrKDilkington
Sir I am installing on local system .

Windows 10 x64 i3

Is something wrong in my system ?
andrewjaff replied on at Permalink Reply 2 Attachments
andrewjaff
Please see attached images , what is taking time and i am not able to install a blank site.

I am using php 5.5.12
mnakalay replied on at Permalink Reply
mnakalay
@MrKDilkington with the same configuration you are referencing (windows 7 x64) it took around 10 minutes for a site with content included.
php 5.6.15
it didn't time out though
siton replied on at Permalink Reply
siton
Empty site --> 2 minutes install :)