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.  https://www.concrete5.org/marketplace/themes/stucco/ 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 concrete5-backup.sh. Add your server config in concrete5-backup.sh If you don’t uncomment MYSQL_PASSWORD option, you will have to enter MySQL Password every time you run this script. Upload the concrete5-backup.sh to your server Change the file permission chmod 700 concrete5-backup.sh Or whatever the permission you need to execute the file. But make sure to minimize the permission. Run the […]





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 […]





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 […]





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 […]





concrete5: how to hide tracking code for editable users (post 5.5.x)






In order to receive the acurate Google Analytics visitor’s data, you want to avoid tracking the access when the site admin visits a concrete5 site. This is how to hide the Google Analytics tracking code when the users who has the editing permission or admin visited your concrete5 site. This method only works with concrete5.5.x and later. 1. Create a blank text file /elements/footer_required.php 2. And paste the following text file 3. Copy /concrete/elements/header_required.php onto /elements/header_required.php 4. Replace where the following code (towards the end) onto this Now Google Analytics code will no longer be printed on your concrete5 site when the admin/webmaster visits