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Community Blog is an web development and design blog created by the community members of concrete5. Learn more about our contributor network and read our contributor guidelines and proposal form here.

Oct 21, 2016, 12:37 PM

The beta 6 version of concrete5 8.0 has been released for testing and feedback. You can download it here.To find out about the new features, see what’s in store for version 8. This version is good for site builders that are comfortable reporting and fixing bugs, and who are prepared to build their test sites from scratch. Beta releases are not recommended for production websites. Do not upgrade any of your production sites to the beta release. Betas are ONLY intended for testing. This version will not upgrade cleanly over previous betas, but you should test upgrades over

Oct 20, 2016, 4:57 AM

We’re often asked what the core team uses as our development stack. We tend to lean towards BYOD strategies. As long as a craftsman is using good tools and loving them, who are we to tell them what is better? That said, one of several apps that is universally loved at PortlandLabs for working on concrete5 is PHPStorm.

Oct 16, 2016, 5:02 PM

We had such fun at the London one, we're going to do it again in Munich.

Wednesday November 9th in München, Deutschland!

Please RSVP early so we can find a location that fits the crowd.

Oct 3, 2016, 12:36 PM

I had the pleasure of meeting 30 some people at a meetup thrown in our honor and sponsored by JBX last week in London.

Jun 23, 2016, 10:59 AM

Jun 14, 2016, 11:48 AM

You've done your research and you have content. Your inventory is ready and your landing page is good to go. Your 301s are done and search console is set up. Everything meets your standards and now you're just waiting for the right time to launch your website. Well now that you've launched your website, what should you do? Here are few things you need to do a couple days after you launched your website.

May 18, 2016, 11:05 AM

We love our community members. These "Featured Members" are a way for us to shine a light on the people who make up our great community.

Meet Willem. He's a veteran contributor to the concrete5 community. His most recent contribution efforts is with the security, PRB, and certification.

Now, let's hear from Willem...

May 2, 2016, 2:39 PM

You might know Google as a search engine, but the company behind it has made investments in everything from robotics and artificial intelligence to travel and data mining. You may not be able to play with those Google robots anytime soon, but you can take advantage of other technological innovations the company has made.

Apr 29, 2016, 4:48 PM

You have about 15 seconds to impress a visitor to your website and make them want to stay. You can do this in many ways including the design, page speed, and content. However, one overlooked method to optimize your website is to optimize your 404 error page.

A 404 error occurs when a visitor lands on a page that doesn't exist and the standard page is just the browser telling you that the page can't be found. This standard page certainly isn't going to impress anyone.

Apr 28, 2016, 4:55 PM

Meetings by nature are not very exciting. A productive meeting can make everyone's job easier. A badly organized meeting can feel like a waste of time. Meetings are an important part of life in the office. Learning how to host more effective meetings can save a company money and improve productivity. Featured below are ways to host effective meetings.