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Score 8.1 out of 101

Likelihood to Recommend

Concrete5

If you have some knowledge of coding or website editing, Concrete5 is a great choice. You can go into their marketplace and find additional add-ons or modules that you would like to add to your site. If you are looking for a simple web site hosting service, this may not be the option for you.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Concrete5
9.7
Role-based user permissions
Concrete5
9.7

Platform & Infrastructure

Concrete5
10.0
API
Concrete5
10.0
Internationalization / multi-language
Concrete5
10.0

Web Content Creation

Concrete5
8.5
WYSIWYG editor
Concrete5
9.0
Code quality / cleanliness
Concrete5
8.7
Admin section
Concrete5
8.0
Page templates
Concrete5
8.4
Library of website themes
Concrete5
6.4
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Concrete5
9.7
Publishing workflow
Concrete5
9.5
Form generator
Concrete5
8.1

Web Content Management

Concrete5
8.0
Content taxonomy
Concrete5
9.0
SEO support
Concrete5
10.0
Bulk management
Concrete5
5.8
Availability / breadth of extensions
Concrete5
6.8
Community / comment management
Concrete5
8.4

Pros

Concrete5

  • Concrete5 has a modular editing system, so you can edit the pages without having knowledge of coding. You just pick the module you want to insert or edit and click where you want it to go.
  • You are able to edit modules in an HTML format if you would like to, so if you have the knowledge you can have even more control over your modules.
  • You can also edit entire page themes by selecting them from the page layout menu. This allows you a greater versatility of the pages on your site.
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Cons

Concrete5

  • The file sorting system can be clunky at times. It can be difficult to find the correct file when you are searching for files you have previously uploaded.
  • Sometimes the page will crash in the middle of editing, and there isn't an autosave feature to backup your work.
  • Without proper training on how to use Concrete5, you can easily get lost or overwhelmed. It's not exactly intuitive right away.
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Likelihood to Renew

Concrete5

Concrete5 9.9
Based on 22 answers
Its a very solid, very consistent package that never lets you down or leaves you frustrated. It gets a 10/10 because its so much better than anything else currently available. It also gets a 10/10 because, even if not compared to others, it does not leave you wanting for features or functionality. It is an excellent piece of software that will answer almost every CMS need.
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Usability

Concrete5

Concrete5 9.0
Based on 12 answers
I have used it on over 30 projects in the past 3 years and it's still a pleasure to work in. Doesn't always have all the answers, no CMS does, but I still find it very easy to use from prototyping to working to final project. Also there is no problem working on a localhost then moving to a live site, like there is with WordPress. It's my go to app in my CMS quiver.
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Reliability and Availability

Concrete5

Concrete5 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Since it's not tied to a central server (other than for authorizing updates and assigning licenses to specific sites), it's available pretty much 100% of the time.
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Performance

Concrete5

Concrete5 9.0
Based on 1 answer
The site works extremely well, the front end flies, searches and form submissions are very fast indeed.The reason its a 9 not a ten? the back end can be a little slow at times, and this is unfair, because for the backend to be so amazing, it has to do a huge amount of work!
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Support

Concrete5

Concrete5 10.0
Based on 3 answers
Concrete5 is open-source and has an incredibly strong, polite, and supportive community. You can get an answer to nearly anything you want to do with Concrete5 by googling for it, searching the Concrete5 discussion forums or stack overflow, or posting your question to the forum. Members are very courteous and do not look down on those with less knowledge. And answers are always quick, informative, and supportive.
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Implementation

Concrete5

Concrete5 9.8
Based on 6 answers
Some web hosts (such as mine!) have a tool allowing you to install concrete 5 with just a few clicks. If you have access to that, then it really could not be easier. If you dont, its still really easy! You just have to create a MySQL user and database
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Alternatives Considered

Concrete5

WordPress is much easier to use but I feel that it has less to offer. If you are looking for an easy WYSIWYG web site editor, WordPress is probably a great option. If you are looking for something a little more robust, Concrete5 may be an option to look in to.
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Return on Investment

Concrete5

  • Concrete5 is a good PHP based framework that can be used as an alternative to Wordpress
  • From a developer standpoint, Concrete5 does a better job at adhering to PHP guidelines
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Pricing Details

Concrete5

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
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