concrete5 Japan community-base free theme “Stucco” and free add-on “Manual Nav” are now available


concrete5 has very strong community base in Japan. It’s because there are a number of people who believe in open source, and concrete5 Japan was able to organize the strong user base. Recently, concrete5 Japan is trying to bridge the language barrier of marketplace, and succeeded in releasing a free theme, “Stucco” and a free add-on “Manual Nav” on the concrete5 marketplace. A free theme “Stucco” is now available With the help of community, Stucco theme is now available as one of the few free theme on concrete5 marketplace. A free quality theme for all concrete5 users Shinichi Nakane (nipper), a long-time designer & concrete5 enthusiast from Kobe, Japan, […]

Sakura Internet, Japan’s major hosting, recognizes concrete5 by offering auto-installer before Drupal and Joomla


On Feb 2, 2016, Japan’s hosting giant, Sakura Internet started offering quick install of concrete5 CMS. Sakura Internet may be like the combination of Dreamhost and MediaTemple. They are the pioneer to introduce inexpensive shared hosting, affordable VPS, cloud, and IoT hosting to the Japanese market. Although Sakura Internet provides innovative services, the shared hosting department is very conservative because they don’t want to confuse its large number of customers. Previously, they only offered WordPress quick install for content CMS. But, they started offering quick install of concrete5. Therefore, I could say that one of Japan’s best and innovative internet hosting service chose concrete5 before Drupal or Joomla. concrete5 Japan users group has been […]

concrete5 Auto Backup Server Shell Script

I just made this concrete5 auto-backup shell script. This is simple shell script to back up your concrete5.7.x site. This is the script that runs on your server. MIT LICENSE and NO GUARANTEE This script is licensed under The MIT License. USE IT AT YOUR OWN RISK. Set-up Go to GitHub and download Add your server config in If you don’t uncomment MYSQL_PASSWORD option, you will have to enter MySQL Password every time you run this script. Upload the to your server Change the file permission chmod 700 Or whatever the permission you need to execute the file. But make sure to minimize the permission. Run the […]

Meet Magento Japan 2015 Report and its challange

Yoad Kutner speaks at Meet Magento

On November 20, 2015, very first Meet Magento was held in Tokyo. Magento market in Japan is still premature, and has a lot of space to grow. Finally the time for Japan to embrace the world’s most dominant ecomemrce platform. Most of the photos were taken by Fumiki Kanno from StyleTune. This is the part of Magento Advent Calendar 2015. (Advent Calendar means series of tech blog posts by a group of people with the same topic in Japan). Magento in Japan With my limited knowledge about Magento market, Japanese users choose Magento because of its multi-currencies and multilingual support. The session was mainly focuses on those topics. I was very […]

What You Need to Know to Protect WordPress using Basic Auth in Addition to wp-admin wp-login.php

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This post will explain you how to protect your WordPress site using Basic Auth.   I’m making sure that this WordPress site is secure all the time. I’m choosing the trusted and well-maintained plug-ins from directories which all have the compatibilities, and update regularly. However, I’ve been noticing many brute force attach since last year. I’m using the plug-in called, Login Security Solutions, to protect the Brute Force. So I’ve been notified if someone try to login to my site. But my next concern was the massive number of notification emails. I could use a plug-in to add Basic Auth. But it would add an extra PHP process. Although […]

Finally Polyglot Industry is Happening in Japan


There were many events about multilingual and translation in the end of the month and Tokyo. (I wanted to write this blog post because I wanted to try out YarakuZen service. This blog post may be hard to read. Sorry if you feel so in advanced 🙂 ) On 10/29 (Thu) I decided to re-schedule and went to Tokyo early because I heard about the meet-up event about multilingual industry at HiveShibuya.   Three Talks that You Should Not Have Missed If You Are Interested in Multilingual Industry If you want to know the detail summary of each talks, you should visit Ms. Naoko Takano’s blog post. First, Mr. […]

Multilingual WordPress and Very Important Message from WordCamp Kansai 2015

On July 25~26, 2015, I had an opportunity to speak at WordCamp Kansai 2015 to talk about the multilingualization of WordPress. Every year, the team of WordPress Nagoya community members car-pool and attend WordCamp Kansai event. This is our 4th time to do so since 2011. WordCamp Kansai 2015 was taking place at Osaka University, suburb of Osaka, the 2nd biggest city of Japan. The over 100 year-old modern style building was registered as the important historic building of Japan. The mixture of friendly WordCamp and history brought us somewhat strange feeling.   The Must-Know Best Practice of ‘Multilingualize’ Your WordPress Site Seminar In this time, I had an opportunity to […]

Communication gap

Making film, designing a web site, translating text, It’s all about communication. I am very fortunate to have my profession. I love interacting people and get the information across the world. But sometime, I often struggle when my opinion don’t get crossed to other people. I struggled that I have hard time understanding other people, or accept other people’s opinion. Miss-communication, and misunderstanding are often resulted in the catastrophe. How much I understand myself. How much I can express my opinion to the others. Did I explain stuff clearly? Didn’t I mention the purpose of the conversation. Was the timing of the conversation right? I now have a wife and […]

Cerevo LiveWedge First Impression

After a year long wait from the Cerevo, I was finally able to receive LiveWedge from Cerevo, which is 4 channel live HDMI video switcher. I’ve paid the money and waited for a half year! When I went to InterBEE (The Japan’s biggest video and broadcasting exhibition) last November, Cerevo told me that they would release LiveWedge in January. I was very skeptical due to the multiple push back of the schedule. However, I got hold of it on January 31! Unfortunately, I have to take care of other project, so I won’t be able to review the full review yet.   But I believe this device would revolutionize the way we […]

concrete5 TinyMCE Office Config Sample for 5.6.x and earlier


This is the simple copy of concrete5.6.3.2 Office setting of TinyMCE. When you want to customize the buttons of concrete5 TinyMCE editor, you need to create your own config text file. If you feel you’re troublesome, you may want to subtract the options from Office Theme from concrete5. I’ve created this option for you. Git Repo How to use Login to your own concrete5 site Go to System and Setting from Dashboard Go to Basic and Rich Text Editor Select Custom Paste the content of office.config text file in this git repo onto the text area Edit the config text as you wish. Save it Check the Content Block […]