How to change the marketplace and news settings in 5.7

Nov 22, 2015

In your application/config folder, open the file concrete.php. If you don't have a file called concrete.php, you will need to create one. The file concrete.php will only contain PHP, so only an opening PHP tag is required. Paste the following code into concrete.php.

<?php
return array(
    'marketplace' => array(
        'enabled' => true,
        'intelligent_search' => true,
    ),
    'external' => array(
        'intelligent_search_help' => true,
        'news_overlay' => true,
        'news' => true,
    ),
);

-- this is the default configuration for the marketplace and news settings

If concrete.php exists and already has arrays of configuration settings, make sure there's a comma after the last first level subarray (not the returned array) and then paste the configuration settings after the comma.

Example: existing array

return array(
    'limits' => array(
        'style_customizer' => array(
            'size_min' => -100,
            'size_max' => 300,
        ),
    ),
    'seo' => array(
        'title_format' => '%1$s - %2$s',
        'title_segment_separator' => ' - ',
    ),
);

-- 'seo' is the last first level subarray with a comma at the last subarray

Example: adding to the existing array

return array(
    'limits' => array(
        'style_customizer' => array(
            'size_min' => -100,
            'size_max' => 300,
        ),
    ),
    'seo' => array(
        'title_format' => '%1$s - %2$s',
        'title_segment_separator' => ' - ',
    ),
    'marketplace' => array(
        'enabled' => true,
        'intelligent_search' => true,
    ),
    'external' => array(
        'intelligent_search_help' => true,
        'news_overlay' => true,
        'news' => true,
    ),
);

The values for marketplace and news settings are booleans (true or false).

marketplace - enabled (default is true): Enable marketplace integration this displays the:

  • Connect to Community section and button on the Add Functionality page
  • Connect to Community section and link on the Update Add-ons page
  • Connect to Community section and Connect Now and Learn More buttons on the Get More Themes page
  • Connect to Community section and Connect Now and Learn More buttons on the Get More Add-ons page

marketplace - intelligent_search (default is true): Enable intelligent search integration - this displays the Add-Ons section results when you search for a topic

external - intelligent_search_help (default is true): Provide help within the intelligent search - this displays the Help section results when you search for a topic

external - news_overlay (default is true): Display an overlay with up-to-date news from Concrete CMS - this displays the overlay popup (includes concrete related, add-on, and theme promotion)

external - news (default is true): Enable concrete news within your site - this displays the additional pages of news in the overlay

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