Completely new help system, with guided walkthroughs, multiple videos and more.
Conversations Feature Updates
Using the Conversation block with non-logged-in users now behaves more like a Guestbook block. It provides a place for a name and email address, and uses the captcha for validation.
You can now receive notifications when new messages are posted to your conversations. This option is also overridable at the block conversation level. Registered users can also subscribe to conversation updates through an end-user UI.
Conversation Add Message permission now has the ability to set new permissions by a particular access entity to approved or unapproved by default. (e.g. let guests post but make their posts unapproved by default, while letting registered users post with no restrictions.)
Conversations Dashboard interface now has filter by deleted, approved, unapproved or flagged message options available.
Better display of message status in Conversations Dashboard interface.
You can now sort by message posting date ascending or descending in the Conversations Dashboard interface.
Conversations Dashboard message list now gives you a contextual menu when clicking on a message. Actions include flagging, unflagging, deleting, undeleting, approving and viewing the original page of the message.
Non-logged-in posts will use gravatars if that option is checked in the Dashboard.
Update to Redactor 10, which features an upgraded API for developers and numerous bug fixes.
New Plugin: Undo & Redo
New Plugin: Special characters palette (thanks Mesuva!)
Lightbox can now have its width and height specified for web page links.
Better handling of URLs loading in lightbox (now loads them in an iframe)
Can now open links in a new tab.
Editors can be more easily called programmatically, through the editor service.
Rich text editor plugins can be added through marketplace add-ons and custom packages.
Mobile Editing Feature Updates (thanks Hissy!)
You can now edit a page in composer view on mobile devices.
Hide mobile menu on checking out a page in edit mode.
Notification alerts are now responsive.
Redactor rich text editor is now usable on mobile devices.
Notification window is mobile friendly.
Search results in dashboard pages are friendlier on mobile.
Mobile menu button is active properly in edit mode.
Other Feature Updates
Better dashboard update process that checks for compatible add-ons, gives more information about upgrades.
Uploading files to the file manager now gives you a success dialog in which you can edit the uploaded files’ attributes, assign them to sets, or choose them for an image block, etc...
Improved site interface translation dashboard page. Can see context, comments, search and translate plurals (thanks mlocati)
You may now choose multiple files from the file manager if a block or editing interface supports it (thanks olsgreen!)
You can now add blocks to an area by clicking on the area and selecting “Add Block”. This will open the side panel and you may click a block, stack or clipboard entry there to add to the selected area.
You can now filter a page list by a specific topic.
Lots of updates to Multilingual system for better translation extraction, better experience with plurals, bug fixes, other improvements (thanks mlocati)
Ability to choose a custom canonical URL for the page, instead of always having that canonical URL locked to the URL slugs and absolute site structure.
You can once again set a custom template for a block at the area level with $area->setCustomTemplate(‘block_handle’, ‘custom_template’); This should be less buggy than it was in 5.6.x as well.
You can now set a custom template in a page type output page for a composer output control block.
“ ‘More options’, including the ability to import files from remote URLs and the incoming directory is now available from the file manager in front-end page mode.
Nicer file set administration, including the ability to sort all files in a file set by different criteria for reordering (thanks goutnet at EC-Joe)
Much faster installation process for Elemental Full. Much lower memory footprint.
More useful Dashboard Package Details screen (thanks goutnet)
Archive custom template for the Page Title block now shows the value of the current topic on pages where content is filtered by topic.
Share this Page block now supports Google Plus and Pinterest
You can now specify the name of the form submission button (thanks EC-Joe)
Breadcrumb custom template now available for Auto-Nav (thanks hissy)
You can now specify what kind of HTML tag you want to use in the Page Title block (thanks dclmedia)
Maintenance mode now is permission controlled. Those who have the “View site in maintenance mode” permission can edit and access the site even while maintenance mode is turned on (thanks ExchangeCore)
You can now specify the “canonical host”, “canonical port” and https:// settings of your site in the URLs dashboard page. You can also control whether your site is forced to render at this exact combination (for SEO purposes.) This setting will also be used by the Domain Mapper and other add-ons.
Clicking on a page attribute now scrolls the page attribute detail panel down to the bottom to make it clear one was added (Thanks mesuva)
Page title now updates when using the topic list on a blog entry page or elsewhere (thanks hissy)
Newsflow is now friendlier on mobile, has as nicer appearance, obeys other dialog shortcuts (escape to close)
Related pages in different languages are now denoted thusly in the sitemap.xml (thanks mlocati)
Instead of defaulting to the current time/date, form block date/datetime have the option of starting empty or defaulting to the current date (thanks MeyerJL)
You can now search by page type again in the page search interface.
Minor installation error messaging improvements (thanks Mnkras)
Some style improvements to panels (thanks hissy)
File manager now keeps the same file types when creating thumbnails (keeping pngs transparent, etc..) (thanks mitchray!)
Style improvements to Auto-Nav and Page List block forms.
We no longer attempt to retrieve packages from the marketplace if you’re not connected, improves performance (thanks goutnet)
Bug fixes to antispam settings page and system in general (thanks EC-Chris)
Form block now redirects you to the proper spot on the page for success message (thanks ahukkanen)
Better detection of changed cached assets (thanks mlocati)
concrete5 should run better in IE9.
Files saved through the image editor should much smaller now.
Better compression of localized assets, better localized asset support (thanks mlocati)
Non-logged-in users accessing protected pages will be forwarded to those pages upon successful login (thanks deanwhillier)
Speed improvements to the installation procedure.
Image thumbnailing should use much less RAM, should work more reliably with larger images.
Better sorting of block types in the Add Block panel (thanks JohnTheFish)
When duplicating multilingual page trees, pages that already exist will be skipped (thanks ezannelli)
Improved reliability and functionality of HTML emails (thanks mlocati)
Additional page paths now redirect with a 301 header (thanks Mainio)
Importing page type default attributes now works.
Better translation of topic trees and topic tree nodes (thanks mlocati)
Content import with block type sets will now use existing sets if they are available.
Conversations block now includes its content in the search index (thanks mkly)
Significantly improved performance of the on-demand file thumbnailing utility when a cached version is found (thanks ijessup)
Custom block design style fixes – don’t output a style tag when just changing a custom template, better style tag support (thanks mlocati)
You can now unmap a page in the multilingual page report.
You can now set the minimum and maximum ranges of style customizer sliders by defining concrete.limits.style_customizer.size_max and concrete.limits.style_customizer.size_min (thanks EC-Joe)
respond.js and html5-shiv.js are now optionally included by themes, rather than being hard-coded for IE8 and below.
You can now embed the block controller for this share this page block in a page template more easily.
You can now specify permissions and attributes for external links (thanks mitchray)
Better scrolling in add block panel on Firefox (thanks EC-Joe)