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Concrete5 Beginners Guide

Concrete5 Beginners Guide

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Concrete 5 for the Beginner 
 A journey to using Concrete 5 and the revelations of an Itinerant Web Designer Version 1.0 April 16, 2009
Author: Bill Carone
Beginners Guide to Concrete 5
Document License
Copyright © 2009, Bill Carone at CarolinaGeek.comI have licensed this document under the CC Attributions 3.0 license.You can use this as you see fit. It is an unofficial document for Concrete 5 and is intended for  beginners. This is not for those that are developers. I have tried to ensure that it is easy enough for users with little to no technical experience and designed so they may get to know Concrete 5 in smallsteps. If there are topics not included in this document and you would like to have them added to thisdocumnet, please email me at bcarone@carolinageek.com. I have used the forums to base much theinformation in this document along with my experience(s) in installing and customizing the cms.
Concrete 5 License
For those of you interested in how Concrete 5 is licensed, it is stated here as reference.The MIT LicenseCopyright (c) 2008, Concrete CMS, inc.Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software andassociated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, includingwithout limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sub-license, and/or sellcopies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to thefollowing conditions:The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY,FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALLTHE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE,ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.
Beginners Guide to Concrete 5
Chapter One
 Beginning with Concrete 5
This is the place for you. First, thanks for giving Concrete 5 some attention. I believe those at Concrete5 have created the best content management system on the market today. Now saying that, there are some things you need to know before you get dirty. Just follow the belowlinks and I believe that your installation and learning of Concrete 5 will be relatively painless. If you don't see a function or capability that you think you will need, search the forumsand the marketplace.
Where to Start
So you decided to give Concrete 5 a drive around.You can download the code from sourcegorge.nethere.Unpack the compressed file to a local directory. Refer to Figure 1 for what a typical directory structurelooks like.
Figure 1 – Directory Structure
Once this has been done, open your FTP client and upload the source code to where you want to have itlocated on your web server. It can also be installed on your local machine provided the correct softwareis located on your local machine and/or your web host provider.Here are the instructions from the "read-me" file in the uncompressed package:
Beginners Guide to Concrete 5

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