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. https://polyglots.doorkeeper.jp/   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 https://github.com/katzueno/concrete5-TinyMCE-Config 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 […]


W3Tech says Usage of concrete5 grows by more than 40% per year

Just found an article from W3Tech, the reputable market research company for content management system that “Usage of Concrete5 grows by more than 40% per year” from Web technology fact of the day on August 8, 2014 It’s nice to see that concrete5 is growing all over the world.


It’s not about concrete5 vs WordPress

Too many ‪‎concrete5‬ events happening again in ‪Japan‬ in Oct. So many people are interested in concrete5 now. This is the shout-out from Japan. I wish I had more time to write about how Japanese people started to embrace concrete5 CMS. concrete5 is absolutely the best CMS over ‪WordPress‬ for the web site that requires more customized and different design and contents for each page. I hear more Japanese web houses saving time and money by building concrete5 site over WordPress site because less programming time to do the same thing. But FYI, I also love WordPress when I need to take care of large amount of articles. Those Japanese […]


concrete5: How to grow an open source community in Japan

I had an urge to think about the concrete5 community and looking back my past 5 years and next 5 years. Growing concrete5 from scratch in Japan When I started the concrete5 community in Japan. It was virtually the start from the scratch, learning PHP, how to translate the software, and organizing an open source community. When I first showcased concrete5 Japanese version was at Open Source Conference 2009 Tokyo/Spring at CMS panel and exhibittion. I was still in my late 20s. At that time, concrete5 was the part of Usagi Project (now it’s gone). With many people’s help, I was struggle to run the concrete5 Japan users group. All expense was […]


How to run multiple concrete5 installs on a single core (Apache vhost config)

First, you need VPS or dedicated Apache server that you have root access. Then create symbolic links to point to one core. Sometime, the shared server may let you do so if you have a SSH access. This information is as of May 21, 2014. 1. Create /concrete/ & /updates/ folder where you save your concrete5 core files In /concrete/ folder, you save all files under /concrete/ folder In /updates/ folder, you will save the new version of concrete5. Make sure to set the permission that all of concrete5 can read these core files. If it’s apache server you may want to run the following. Or you may just have […]


Happy New Year 2014

Happy new year. The holiday greetings of the Year 2014. In 2013, I went through a lot in terms of private life and work. I’m hoping that I can bring my last year’s experience to the next level. I wish I could write more blog post this year… but the frequent blog posts will be the resolution after 2015.