Discussions, videos and how-tos relating to customising, add-ons and building sites with the content management system concrete5.
With Community Store recently reaching version 1.0, here's a video I made demoing the add-on and discussing some of the more interesting features that have been added.
We've recently released a quick start guide for concrete5.7, a handy, printable guide to help newcomers. This time we've done things a little differently, by releasing it on Leanpub and Github.
We've recently released to the concrete5 marketplace an add-on that allows a Google Map to be placed with multiple map locations, custom markers and a host of other options. See the video for a demo!
Version 188.8.131.52 of concrete5 has been released and includes a few features we've contributed. See the video for a quick run down.
We've recently started using concrete5's thumbnail editing feature with great results. In this video we demo this feature and show how to use it in your concrete5 development.
Over the last few months we've been helping out with the open source online shop add-on 'Vivid Store' for concrete5.7. Here's a video highlighting many of its features.
We're pleased to announce that we have a new add-on in the concrete5 marketplace, the 'Responsive Image Map' block.
The biggest difference when it comes to developing in concrete5 5.7, versus 5.6, is the introduction of namespacing. In this video I talk through some common cases where you need to consider namespacing and point out the patterns involved.
It's important to keep concrete5 installs up-to-date with new bugfix and security releases. In this video I walk through the steps we take to manually perform updates on 5.7 installs of concrete5.
We've recently launched to the concrete5 marketplace an add-on that allows you to easily add Snipcart eCommerce functionality to your concrete5 5.7 site. See our video for how it all fits together.
In this video I demo a block we've created for concrete5 5.7 that allows tabular data to be easily entered and cleanly displayed.
In part 1, we used a custom page type, page attributes and a custom block template to turn the Page List block into a Google Map that displays pins that link through to pages with addresses. Now we adjust things to use latitude and longitude values.
The most useful and flexible of all of concrete5's default block types is undoubtedly the Page List block. We don't actually have to output lists of pages though, in this post I'm going to explain how to use it to output a Google Map of locations.
In this video I explain how to create a simple custom template for the Image block in concrete5.7 that enables a lightbox effect.
On a few sites we've developed lately we've been tasked with creating pages that feature content displayed within alternating bands of background colour. Here's our solution to this task on a concrete5 website.
Over the last year we've been working on a highly customisable calendaring/events system for concrete5. This package is now 'feature complete' and we've created a demonstration video to highlight its features.
We regularly develop custom concrete5 packages for concrete5 to solve project specific problems. Recently we've been developing several show sites, so we've developed quite a number of eCommerce specific packages.
If you're running a concrete5 based website where you post blog posts, news items, events, or any kind of content where you'd like visitors to share your content on social networks, it's a great idea to include some 'share' links/buttons. Here's how to add some basic links in concrete5.
Concrete5's page attributes are great for managing complex page data - on a recent project we created a 'Multi Page Selector Attribute' to be able to relate one page to many. Feel free to download this from our github repository.
Here's a simple toolbar button to help speed up the editing of products in concrete'5 eCommerce add-on.