Concrete5 8.4.2 Released — Here’s How to Install on Ubuntu 16.04 | 18.04 LTS Servers

Concrete5, a popular and robust CMS has recently been updated to version 8.4.2 and this brief tutorial shows students and new users how to install on Ubuntu….. If you’re currently running prior version, you may want to upgrade to this latest version…

If you haven’t read the release changelogs, below are some of the changes that were included with this release…

A filter and pagination list, better user settings and removal of data (GDPR compliance), delete unsued filesystems, a fix to a bug that duplicated seo.trailing_slash and many more… For a complete list of the changelogs, please visit the page below:

https://documentation.concrete5.org/developers/background/version-history/842-release-notes

For changes and bug fixes added, here’s a list:

Behavioral Improvements

  • Added filtering and pagination to the Waiting for Me workflow notification list.
  • Better unsetting/removal of data when users are deleted (useful for GDPR compliance). More details here: https://github.com/concrete5/concrete5/pull/6693 (thanks a3020)
  • Delete unused filesystem files and thumbnails when a file version is removed (thanks mlocati)
  • We have removed the Flash-based avatar editor in favor of a JavaScript-based component
  • Fix typos in Google Maps API check (thanks mlocati)
  • Do not link to non active page in content block (thanks hissy)

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed error linking to marketplace addon and theme pages on the Connected to Community Pages; Fixed inability to click through to marketplace detail add-on or theme pages in the Dashboard
  • Fixed inability to download free add-ons through the marketplace Dashboard pages.
  • Fixed inability to install new block types via the Block Types Dashboard page (thanks dimger)
  • Fixed bug where multiple workflows wouldn’t fire if the user could automatically approve the first one.
  • Fixed inability to ctrl-click or command-click file manager results to select them in bulk (thanks dimger)
  • Fixed error getting temporary directory when running generate sitemap job (thanks mindhun)

Developer Updates

  • Lots of code cleanup surrounding username and email validation, added a new Username and Email validator (thanks mlocati)
  • Add public properties to next_previous block controller (thanks a3020)
  • Add CLI command to refresh database entities (thanks mlocati)

For new users and students who want to install Concrete5, the posts should be a great place to start… Two tutorials: One on installing Concrete5 with Apache2 support and the other with Nginx support….

Installing Concrete5 with Apache2 Support on Ubuntu

If you want to learn how to install Concrete5 with Apache2 support, read the post below:

Install Concrete5 on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS with Apache2, MariaDB and PHP 7.1 Support

Installing Concrete5 on Ubuntu with Nginx support

If you want to install Concrete5 with Nginx support instead, use the tutorial below:

Install Concrete5 on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS with Nginx, MariaDB and PHP 7.1 Support

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