Creating a Block in concrete5

March 1, 2013 by

Creating a custom block in concrete5 is easy, but is often perceived as being difficult due to the many small steps involved. This article gives you a quick walkthrough of how to create your own simple contact block in concrete5.

Using Transactions in concrete5

November 21, 2012 by

If you have been trying to use transactions in concrete5, then you might have been left wondering why on Earth it is not working. As it turns out, this functionality is not enabled by default. See why and how to enable it here, along with an example of how to use transactions in concrete5.

Accessing Block Variables in concrete5

October 26, 2012 by

When developing blocks in concrete5, you will most likely store data related to each block instance, such as settings. This data can easily be retrieved from within the block’s controller or in the block’s view scripts.

Getting URL Parameters in concrete5

October 6, 2012 by

It is often useful or necessary to include parameters in URL addresses. Many people use one of PHP’s superglobals for this, but that is not a pretty approach. In this short article, you will learn a better solution while maintaining pretty URLs.