Concrete5, the open source content management system (CMS) that let’s you build dynamic websites and apps has recently been updated to version ( v8.4.4 ) .
This is a minor maintenance release which comes with an improvement for compliance and GDPR and few bugs fixes found in the previous 8.4.3 version. If you haven’t upgraded, you may want to do it as soon as possible.
If you haven’t read the release changelogs, I list some of the changes that were added to this version. Other notable additions included with previous version includes:
Fix for PHP 7.2 count error in Calendar Dashboard Colors system page delete unused 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 more about this release, please check its releasenotes.
For changes and bug fixes added, here’s a list:
- Improvement for compliance and GDPR
- Much improved performance in the Stacks panel menu for sites with a lot of stacks
- Dashboard Welcome Page: hides the “Customize” button if the user does not have permission to edit the page content
- Allow disabling of Sitemap button in CKEditor concrete5link core plugin
- Fixed W3C validation errors in Elemental
- Fix XSS error when certain error messages could contain HTML
- Fix error where EditorServiceProvider was complaining about array_merge not being a valid array
- Fixed: GDPR – ConversationMessages are not deleted when a user is deleted
- Fix typo in list of CKEditor plugins (‘applying’)
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:
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.
You can download updates from concrete5.org. 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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