Now that you know how to prepare your backend code for 5.7, let's delve into the user facing stuff.
concrete5 5.7 is a huge release for PHP developers. Learn more about how we're integrating Composer, Symfony2 components, namespacing and modernizing our own code base.
Enough is changing in concrete5 5.7 that add-on developers will have to go through a little bit of work to make their add-ons work with the new code. It'll be worth it, and this guide will help you get started.
An interview I did last year with Michael Gray just came out in PHP Solutions Magazine! Read on if you're interested in PHP frameworks and some thoughts on programming in general.
First, a bit of history, then a breakdown of what we've done to make concrete5 so much faster in this new release.
We come in #1 in their CMS showdown.
concrete5 5.5 makes it easy to create your own installation sample content with a new file format we call CIF: content import format.
Anyone want to install concrete5 from the command line? 5.5 and our command line installer will let you do just that.
This article provides guidelines and code to let concrete5 add-on developers or anyone setup a concrete5 demo, complete with a limited administrative user, auto-installed packages, and locked down permissions. The demo can easily be reset at any time. (Note this how-to is for concrete5 5.5.0 and later.)
In concrete5 version 5.3.0, we introduced a centralized content repositories called scrapbooks. Here you could add Blocks in one spot, and then paste them throughout your site. Now, with version 5.5.0 we've improved on them in every way. Introducing – Stacks.