concrete5 Beginner’s Guide, 2nd Edition

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, 2013-04-23, 324 pages

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Create and customize your own feature-rich website in no time with concrete5!


  • Create your own theme to customize the look of your site.
  • Create new blocks from scratch to learn how to embed new content in your concrete5 site using , CSS, PHP and .
  • Wrap everything in a package for easy handling and of your add-ons.
  • Learn how to install and set up a concrete5 website.
  • Build block templates to change the output of blocks to suit your needs.

In Detail

concrete5 is an content system () for publishing content on the and intranets. Concrete5 is designed for ease of use, and for users with limited technical skills. It enables users to edit site content directly from the page. It provides version management for every page and allows users to edit images through an embedded editor on the page.

concrete5 Beginner’s Guide shows you everything you need to get your own site up and running in no time. You will then learn how to change the look of it before you find out all you need to add custom functionality to concrete5.

concrete5 Beginner’s Guide starts with installation, then you customize the look and feel and continue to add your own functionality. After you’ve installed and configured your own concrete5 site, we’ll have a closer look at themes and integrate a simple layout into concrete5. Afterwards, we’re going to build a block from scratch which you can use to manage a news section. We’re also going to add a button to our site which can be used to create a PDF on the fly. This book also covers some examples that show you how to integrate an existing plugin.

concrete5 Beginner’s Guide is a book for developers looking to get started with concrete5 in order to create great websites and applications.

What you will learn from this book

  • How to install concrete5
  • Understand the configuration of concrete5
  • What you need to know to build your own theme
  • How you can turn the slideshow block into a gallery
  • How to add a new dashboard page
  • How to create new blocks from scratch
  • How to put different elements into a package for easy handling and distribution
  • What you need to know to use concrete5 in a different language
  • How to deploy a local site to a production


This is a beginner’s guide, which takes a clear, step-by-step approach to guide you through the process of creating and adding functionality to your site.

Who this book is written for

This book is ideal for developers experienced with HTML and CSS and possibly PHP as well as JavaScript, who would like to build their first site with Concrete5. Some knowledge of PHP, MySQL, or HTML would be useful, but no experience with Concrete5 is expected.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Installing concrete5
Chapter 2: Working with concrete5
Chapter 3: Managing Permissions
Chapter 4: Managing Add-ons
Chapter 5: Creating Your Own Theme
Chapter 6: Customizing Block Layouts
Chapter 7: Adding Site Navigation
Chapter 8: Creating your Own Add-on Block
Chapter 9: Everything in a Package
Chapter 10: Dashboard Extensions
Chapter 11: Deployment and Configuration
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  • Title: concrete5 Beginner’s Guide, 2nd Edition
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  • Length: 324 pages
  • Edition: 2
  • Language: English
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  • Publication Date: 2013-04-23
  • ISBN-10: 1782169318
  • ISBN-13: 9781782169314
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