I'm a C5 Newb.

Several years ago I was looking for a new Content Management System to replace an organizational site running under a another popular CMS.  I was tired of the clunky backend interface for adding content and the high learning curve required to get new users spun up to add content to the site.

After evaluating several systems and not finding what I was looking for, I stumbled on a relative unknown CMS, Concrete5.  After a weekend of playing with Concrete5, I knew I had found something that was going to exceed my requirements.  The one thing that caught my attention was how easy it was to add and edit content right from the front end.  No more backend editors, simply put the page into edit mode, click on the desired block and edit the content.  Best of all, training additional content managers is just plain simple.  If you can use a word processor, you can add content to Concrete5.

My goal with this site is to pass on some of the lessons I've learned over the last few years.  I'll admit that I'm not a Concrete5 guru, most of the things I've learned have been through the school of hard knocks.  I'll try to show you how to do the basics in simple easy to follow directions and include plenty of graphics.  If you have any suggestions, please feel free to pass them along and I'll try to implement them into the site.  I hope you find something of use here as you start using this fantastic CMS.

— Jun 11, 2012

C5Mix ViewPort Theme Tutorials

Tutorials on using the ViewPort theme by C5Mix for Concrete5.

— Feb 9, 2012

Concrete5 Directory Structure Basics

The C5 directory structure can be a little confusing for new users, the root directory structure should be used for...

— Feb 3, 2012

Uploading Files with FileZilla

How to upload files from a local computer to a web server using FileZilla

— Feb 1, 2012

Connecting to a Server using FileZilla

Simple instructions for connecting to a remote server using the FTP Client FileZilla.

— Feb 1, 2012

The FileZilla User Interface

Familiarization with the user interface for the FTP client FileZilla.