May 29, 2015, 1:44 PM

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.


Apr 16, 2015, 2:52 PM

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.

Feb 2, 2015, 3:17 PM

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.

Nov 7, 2014, 7:00 PM

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.

Oct 20, 2014, 6:00 AM

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

Sep 18, 2014, 7:14 PM

We just released concrete5 5.7 last week (and updated it this past Monday!) We're encouraging everyone to dive into the next generation of concrete5, and, to make that a little easier, we're compiling how-tos, articles, and guides from our own site and around the web focusing on all things 5.7.

## 5.7 Architecture

Here's a video we put together on concrete5's architecture. Some of this may be old news to existing concrete5 developers, but there is plenty of 5.7 info in here as well:

[Watch Architecture Video >]()

## Add-On Development

I originally wrote the following how-tos several months ago, in which I update an existing add-on to make it 5.7. compatible.

### concrete5 5.7 Add-On Development, Parts 1 and 2

[Read Part 1](

[Read Part 2](

### concrete5.7 Upgrade Packages

Here's a helpful guide from community member Remo on how to update your add-on packages for 5.7.

[Read Article @](

## Theme Development

Here is a series of four screencasts on how to convert an HTML template into a concrete5 theme. This, paired with the add-on guides above, should give marketplace theme developers everything they need to make compelling themes for 5.7, including information on new 5.7-specific features like grid and asset support, and custom area, block and editor classes.

[Part 1: Converting an HTML Template to a concrete5 Theme](

[Part 2: Enabling Grid Support for Areas and Layouts](

[Part 3: Registering CSS and JavaScript Assets](

[Part 4: Adding Custom CSS Classes to Blocks, Areas and the Editor](

## More To Do

You'll notice that these four screencasts link in to a new, empty 5.7 developer documentation section. We're going to be adding new developer documentation here, covering everything that's new in 5.7 as well as existing topics, in the hope that this is the best resource for implementing concrete5 sites and solving problems using concrete5.

Start working on getting those add-ons and themes updated, and let us know what topics you want to learn about next.

Aug 28, 2014, 6:26 PM

Just a quick official word...

5.7.0 will release on September 12th.

This will be a stable production ready version of 5.7, with no marketplace integration. We're getting it out there for our add-on/theme developers to build towards knowing nothing major will change. We also want our larger clients who may be solving their web challenges with the core and custom code more than the add-ons/themes we sell to be able to start working on their big projects with 5.7 sooner rather than later. will release on September 30th.

This will include marketplace integration, bug fixes, and whatnot. We will be working frantically on docs during this period as well (editors guide has already started coming together) so expect that and some more site improvements here to support the maturing ecosystem..

Happy labor day all!


Jun 13, 2014, 7:24 PM

Just a face lift, but a much needed one. Here's a discussion thread to chat about it.

Apr 13, 2014, 1:12 PM

We're actually putting aside the time to redesign again in May. Here's our priority list and some out of date comps to get your mind running. Let us know if there's something we should be thinking about that we're missing.

(Download a pdf of our MoSCoW list, or view it direcly on google here.)

Jul 31, 2013, 5:54 PM

Packt Publishing has released a new concrete5 book: concrete5 Cookbook byDavid Strack (that's community member rmxdave).

4548OS_Concrete_5_Cookbook.jpgIt's a practical collection of solutions to tasks that both novice and experienced concrete5 developers face on a regular basis.Throughout the course of over 140 recipes and 3 bonus project blueprint chapters, PHP developers will learn how to create custom blocks and dashboard interfaces as well as programmatically work with pages, files, users, permissions, and more.

The book is available in print or as an eBook fromPackt Publishing--right now it's even on sale. You can also find it at and other book retailers.

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).