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Score 8.8 out of 100
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Score 7.7 out of 100

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.
Dave Becker | TrustRadius Reviewer

Craft

Craft is really well suited for any size design team - I have used it within a team of 3, and within a team of 30.It helps with collaboration within the team, and between external teams through 'sync' with Invision.It increases efficiency of using Sketch with things like 'data', 'duplicate', and 'stock'. These tools not only make designing faster, but also more realistic, allowing us to 'test' our designs sooner.
Evan Jaffe | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Concrete5
10.0
Craft
Role-based user permissions
Concrete5
10.0
Craft

Platform & Infrastructure

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

Web Content Creation

Concrete5
9.0
Craft
WYSIWYG editor
Concrete5
8.8
Craft
Code quality / cleanliness
Concrete5
9.1
Craft
Admin section
Concrete5
8.5
Craft
Page templates
Concrete5
9.1
Craft
Library of website themes
Concrete5
6.5
Craft
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Concrete5
10.0
Craft
Publishing workflow
Concrete5
9.9
Craft
Form generator
Concrete5
9.7
Craft

Web Content Management

Concrete5
8.0
Craft
Content taxonomy
Concrete5
9.2
Craft
SEO support
Concrete5
10.0
Craft
Bulk management
Concrete5
3.9
Craft
Availability / breadth of extensions
Concrete5
8.2
Craft
Community / comment management
Concrete5
8.7
Craft

Pros

Concrete5

  • Concrete5 provides a very easy interface for website owners/administrators. Adding pages and content is simple and straightforward.
  • Concrete5.7+ works well on mobile devices such as phones and tablets - including admin editing tools.
  • Concrete5 has a good user community and support forums, as well as paid add-ons which provide advanced functionality which other open-source CMSs can lack.
Tom Reitz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Craft

  • Craft is built to digital products developers, so its workflow is great.
  • It has a very nice interface and is a beautiful tool.
Raphael Sanguinete | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Concrete5

  • Concrete5 uses Bootstrap in their UI so when developing themes that may also use Bootstrap there can be conflicts using the same classes. This has been solved somewhat in 5.7, however, by use of namespacing.
  • Concrete5's MVC structure is great in how easy you can override blocks. However, if you go nuts you can quickly rack up an obscene amount of stylesheet and "is" calls in the head of the document which can hurt performance.
  • It's been criticized for having a rather large amount of files, which can be a problem on cheaper shared hosting, but I can't speak to that personally. We've never had a problem.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Craft

  • Could use a more robust implementation of rich text editor.
  • Some functionality that requires plugins, for example, advanced field management, should be part of the core install.
  • It should be a bit easier to brand the control panel w/logo and color scheme.
Ben Seigel | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
John Smart | TrustRadius Reviewer

Craft

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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.
David Zizza | TrustRadius Reviewer

Craft

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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.
David Zizza | TrustRadius Reviewer

Craft

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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!
John Smart | TrustRadius Reviewer

Craft

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

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.
Kevin Call | TrustRadius Reviewer

Craft

Craft 9.6
Based on 3 answers
Responsive chat with founders to answer any questions you have.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Concrete5

Concrete5 9.8
Based on 6 answers
Build off of an existing theme to speed up the creation of custom designed themed. Bootstrap is a good one but there are many others that are probably much simpler to build from than the Bootstrap one was. Make sure you host on a Unix/Linux server so you don't have to install PHP or MySQL separately. It's just smoother on those platforms.
Nathanael Girard | TrustRadius Reviewer

Craft

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Concrete5

Concrete5's UI is a bit more dated compared to WordPress, and the ecosystem for plugins is smaller. But out of the box, Concrete5 does more with its clean code than WordPress does. WordPress's UI and large plugin/community around it is its biggest strength as a product, not the underlying code.
Collin Berg | TrustRadius Reviewer

Craft

Craft has a completely unique tool set that has functionality that really is not duplicated any where else in the industry. It cannot really be compared to any other tool I have had experience with, especially with the larger cloud infrastructure that Invision has built around their plugin and their platform.
Evan Jaffe | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Concrete5

  • Clients rarely require support with simple tasks such as updating pages allowing our developers to focus on higher value projects.
  • Cost reduction due to increased employee efficiency
  • Increased customer satisfaction as clients are able to have more control over their websites.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Craft

  • We used the free version of Craft, so it had a positive impact for us.
  • Craft helped us undestand how to manage some parts of our projects, so it had a positive impact for us.
Raphael Sanguinete | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Concrete5

General

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

Craft

General

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

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