Documentation Updates

Jan 13, 2016, 12:19 PM

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.

Jan 8, 2016, 11:56 AM

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.

Nov 21, 2014, 12:43 AM

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.

Nov 17, 2014, 11:57 PM
Just wanted to let everyone know that there's completely new Concrete5 5.7 developer documentation available []( 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!

Aug 4, 2021, 10:47 PM

The first release candidate for Concrete CMS 9.0 is now available! This release has been in development for several years, and is our biggest release to date. Read on for more information about what's changed and what you can help with. 

Aug 1, 2021, 8:42 PM

The July town hall will be held August 10th, 2021 at 9:30 a.m. PDT (find your local time here).
Note: this is one week later than usual.

Jul 13, 2021, 11:17 PM


To win the Summer 2021 Leader award, each winner had to receive enough high-rated user reviews to place the winning product in the top 5% of favorably reviewed products on SourceForge, which demonstrates the utmost quality that Concrete CMS delivers to customers.

Jul 7, 2021, 8:44 PM

Over the past six months, we have been working hard to better express what Concrete is all about. We’re super pleased to announce today that the new web presence has launched!

Jul 6, 2021, 8:42 PM

The July town hall will be held July 13th, 2021 at 9:30 a.m. PDT (find your local time here).
Note: this is one week later than usual.

Jun 24, 2021, 8:45 PM

It's been a long time coming, and we're super excited. 

You may be wondering when the new web presence here will launch. We're a little past the launch date mentioned in last month's town hall, but we're ready to go and eager to do our best to make this launch as seamless as possible. With the holiday weekend coming up we're targeting a Tuesday the 6th at 9am Pacific launch. 


Jun 7, 2021, 8:39 PM

Due to the long holiday weekend in the U.S., the June town hall will be one week later than usual.

Join us for our next town hall meeting: June 8th, 2021 at 9:30 a.m. PDT (find your local time here).

Apr 30, 2021, 8:30 PM

Concrete5 has been awarded a Spring 2021 Leader Award by SourceForge, the world’s largest software review and comparison website.

Apr 26, 2021, 8:28 PM

Our content management software reviews are the result of over 40 hours of research on 60+ content management software companies from across the web. ...

Apr 25, 2021, 8:24 PM

Join us for our next town hall meeting: May 11th, 2021 at 9:30 a.m. PDT (find your local time here).