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A fully featured skeleton for a composer managed Concrete site

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v1.4.0 2024-03-05 19:56 UTC


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Creating a new project

First choose a name for your project. In this example, our project is called "the_oregon_trail"

$ composer create-project -n concretecms/composer the_oregon_trail

Now you have the latest version of Concrete and you're ready to install!

Note: This is a skeleton project. So once you create a project, you can install your own VCS and change the README and all that.

Starting with the Concrete latest develop

First create a new project

$ composer create-project -n concretecms/composer the_oregon_trail

Then navigate into that project and require the dev-develop version of concretecms/core

$ cd the_oregon_trail
$ composer require concretecms/core:dev-develop

Installing Concrete

Navigate into your new Concrete project

$ cd the_oregon_trail

and use the interactive install commmand that comes with Concrete's CLI tool

$ ./vendor/bin/concrete c5:install -i

Follow directions and your site will begin installing!

Note: You can also run the CLI tool directly with PHP

$ ./public/concrete/bin/concrete

Install a Concrete package using composer

Find the package you'd like to install on (in this case concretecms/sample_composer_package)

Note: You can also use composer's repository functionality to manage private packages using composer

$ composer require concretecms/sample_composer_package
$ ./vendor/bin/concrete c5:package-install sample_composer_package

Compiling JS / CSS assets

This library uses Laravel Mix. See webpack.mix.js. To build assets:

npm install
npm run dev   # Build for development
npm run hot   # Build with hot reloading enabled (See hot reloading section)
npm run watch # Build with a watcher that rebuilds when files change
npm run prod  # Build for production

Hot Module Replacement

Hot module replacement (hot reloading) allows you to write code and instantly see the changes in your browser, without reloading the page. In order to use hot reloading with Concrete, you'll want to use the mix and mixAsset helper functions to wrap your js and css urls. These functions make it so that your assets automatically detect hot reloading mode and output the appropriate urls, they are safe to use in production:

In a page theme:

use function Concrete5\Composer\mixAsset;

class PageTheme extends Theme
  public function registerAssets()
use function Concrete5\Composer\mixAsset;

class Controller extends BlockController
    public function registerViewAssets()

or in a theme template:

use function Concrete5\Composer\mix;

<script src='<?= mix('/path/to/your/asset.js') ?>'></script>
<link href='<?= mix('/path/to/your/asset.css') ?>' />

Free marketplace addons

Do you want to install an add-on that is free in the Concrete marketplace, but not on Go to