Wrapping up Mautic Japan Community in 2016

The year of 2016 was awesome for Mautic Community in Japan. 5 meetup groups have launched in Japan. All of them are actively organizing meetups to spread the word of Mautic. In this blog post, I will briefly introduce Mautic Community of Japan.   First, this is Katz. I am one of the organizers of Mautic Meetup Nagoya. With lots of helps of my friends, I organized 9 meetups in 2016. I’m one of the managers of concrete5 Japan, Inc, to spread the word of another awesome open source product, concrete5 CMS. In Japan, it is very hard to conduct open source business since many people don’t believe in open source business. But […]

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, […]

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 […]

Meet Magento Japan 2015 Report and its challange

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 […]

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 […]

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 YouTube block customization tips

This is how-to for concrete5 web masters and developers. YouTube now recommend to use “iFrame” instead of “object” tag. And I also came up with a custom template for playlist which you can easily embed the YouTube playlist onto your concrete5 site. You need the basic knowledge of installing and working with concrete5, and how to use FTP . YouTube block iFrame customization Here is easy how-to of iFrame. This method will replace the entire existing YouTube blocks. If you don’t want to change the existing YouTube blocks, you may want to apply this as custom template. 1. Create a blank text file at /blocks/youtube/view.php 2. Copy and paste the […]

Using CloudFlare for concrete5

I’ve been using CloudFlare for many of my major high traffic volume concrete5 sites, and I’m getting the significant result now. Our concrete5 Japan site was reviewed by a major Internet software website, and it caused the high volume traffic yesterday. But it withstood the high traffic volume. Here is the implementation of concrete5 & CloudFlare for both developer and visitors. CloudFlare DNS & Hosting provider setting When developing or make the changes of your concrete5 site, you may want to bypass the CloudFlare network . CloudFlare gives you “direct.EXAMPLE.com” subdomain as your direct access to the root domain. E.g. ———- EXAMPLE.COM ———- CloudFlare suggests you to allocate ———- direct.EXAMPLE.COM […]