O'Reilly logo

Creating concrete5 Themes by Remo Laubacher

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

Why you might want to build a package

In concrete5, you can build all of the objects used in the CMS yourself. No matter if it's a block, a theme, a maintenance task, or a custom attribute, there are APIs for everything and you don't need to touch the core code of the CMS. But imagine if you have a huge project where you build some blocks as well as some jobs. If you just read the previous paragraphs, you might think that you need to put all of the elements in the top-level folders: blocks and jobs. This is where a package can be handy.

Before we have a closer look at the packages, here's what a package offers you:

  • The ability to wrap several things such as blocks, jobs, and attributes in one directory.
  • An installer you can use to check requirements, ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required