Concrete5 ( 8.4.3 ) is Now Available — Here’s How to Install on Ubuntu 16.04 | 18.04 | 18.10

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Concrete5, an open source content management system (CMS) has recently been updated to version ( 8.4.3 ) . and this brief tutorial shows students and new users how to install / upgrade on Ubuntu 18.10 / 18.04 | 16.04 LTS servers.. If you’re currently running prior version, you may want to upgrade to this latest version.

This is a minor maintenance release that fixes some bugs found in the previous 8.4.2 version. If you haven’t upgraded, you may want to do it as soon as possible.

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

Tags block now support mixed case tag names when setting selected tag class, a fix for PHP 7.2 count error in Calendar Dashboard Colors system page delete unsued filesystems, a firx for objects that incorrectly returning object instead of text string when working with textarea attributes under some circumstances and many more.

For a complete list of the changelogs, please visit the page below:

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

Behavioral Improvements

  • The word ‘Action’ is now properly localized in in-page notifications (thanks mlocati)
  • The icon of external links now more clearly distinguishes them from page aliases (thanks mlocati)
  • Create collection handle when aliasing the homepage (thanks mlocati)

Bug Fixes

  • Bug Fix: Tags block – support mixed case tag names when setting selected tag class (thanks MrKarlDilkington)
  • Fixed bug where archived notification alerts were showing up in Waiting for Me.
  • Fix PHP 7.2 count error in Calendar Dashboard Colors system page (thanks altinkonline)
  • Fix Page::movePageDisplayOrderToSibling() when working with aliases (thanks mlocati)
  • Fixed incorrectly returning object instead of text string when working with textarea attributes under some circumstances.
  • Fixed Exception in Marketplace.php after site/project has been removed from community account
  • Fixed accidentally deleting all FileSets when deleting a user (thanks deek87)
  • Fix alternative canonical URL not installing properly when set during installation (thanks a3020)
  • Fixed: Deactivating users in bulk fails in 8.4.2 when a workflow is attached to the permission.
  • Fixed Express Entry association view on owned element when creating elements showing a list of all entries instead of none.
  • Fixing permission checker on image_uploading / thumbnail options page (thanks deek87)
  • Fix package installer not checking dependencies on other packages (thanks acohin)
  • Avoid errors in editing express entry detail block on PHP 7.2 under certain circumstances (thanks hissy)
  • Fixed: Datepicker options has no effect in 8.4.2 (thanks alexeytrusov)
  • Require pagination asset from express entry list block (thanks hissy)

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:

Installing Concrete5 on Ubuntu with Nginx support

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

Upgrading Concrete5

If you already have Concrete5 installed, use the steps below to upgrade.

First, perform a complete backup of your content database as well as web site data. Only after backing up your database should you begin upgrading.

When you’re done backing up, head to Dashboard > System and Settings > Backup and Restore > Update concrete5 . It should take you to the update page. from there click the Download button to download the latest version.

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You can download updates from These will be unzipped into your website root updates/ directory, and you will be able to choose when to apply them to your site. Updates to concrete5 may not be available as quickly through this interface as they are from the website.

After that, Concrete5 should be updated and ready to use.

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That’s it!

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