Portland OR, Oct. 15, 2020 – Concrete5, an open source content management system, today announced that it has been recognized as a champion in the 2020 Web Experience Management Emotional Footprint report from SoftwareReviews, a division of IT research and advisory firm Info-Tech Research Group. The award is based on the aggregate emotional response ratings for various dimensions of the vendor-client relationship and product effectiveness, creating a powerful indicator of overall user feeling toward the vendor and product.
Our October 2020 Monthly Town Hall Meeting is Next Week!
Our September 2020 Monthly Town Hall Meeting is Next Week!
In the past several days, there have been a number of articles raising the alarm about content management systems which allow executable files to be uploaded by an administrator, who already has complete control over the website.
concrete5 8.5.4 is now available! Sometimes when we do a big release, we have to do another one pretty quickly. This is no exception.
8.5.3 accidentally shipped some new features that aren't quite ready yet. 8.5.4 turns those off, but also makes available a ton of new features that we've had in our development pipeline, including Express search indexing improvements, the ability to export Express objects from the command line, a new custom attribute type of User Group, the ability to set file storage locations at the folder level, and much more.
Time flies! It's been awhile since our last core update. This maintenance release improves concrete5 in a number of subtle ways, and is highly recommended for anyone running concrete5 version 8.
Note: if you recently became unable to edit your concrete5 website with Chrome, this version provides a fix for that. (Additionally, a Chrome update has fixed this as well.)
There are lots of behavioral improvements, security fixes and bug fixes in 8.5.3. For a full list of what's changed, head to the version 8.5.3 changelog page.
Summary: Chrome version 83.0.4103.61 broke concrete5 editing (and affected other CMSs), but there are two ways to fix this problem:
- the next Chrome update, version 83.0.4103.97, fixed the problem. If you have any problems editing or using concrete5 with the Chrome browser, please try updating to the latest version.
- an upgrade to concrete5, version 8.5.3, also fixed the problem. This update includes security fixes and other improvements, so you should update to the latests version when possible.