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Score 8.3 out of 101
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Score 8.9 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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Laravel PHP Framework

This framework's pros are more than cons. It can be used for many purposes; building e-commerce is one of them.
1. Code is clean and simple because of its routing.
2. Connection to database and query optimizing.
3. The amazing automatic memory to remember past queries is a big plus.
4. Migrations is the most crucial feature of this framework.
5. Supporting unit tests out of the box.
6. Artisan to use command line.
7. Large community to support your queries.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Concrete5
9.7
Laravel PHP Framework
Role-based user permissions
Concrete5
9.7
Laravel PHP Framework

Platform & Infrastructure

Concrete5
10.0
Laravel PHP Framework
API
Concrete5
10.0
Laravel PHP Framework
Internationalization / multi-language
Concrete5
10.0
Laravel PHP Framework

Web Content Creation

Concrete5
8.5
Laravel PHP Framework
WYSIWYG editor
Concrete5
8.9
Laravel PHP Framework
Code quality / cleanliness
Concrete5
8.7
Laravel PHP Framework
Admin section
Concrete5
8.1
Laravel PHP Framework
Page templates
Concrete5
8.5
Laravel PHP Framework
Library of website themes
Concrete5
6.4
Laravel PHP Framework
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Concrete5
9.7
Laravel PHP Framework
Publishing workflow
Concrete5
9.6
Laravel PHP Framework
Form generator
Concrete5
8.3
Laravel PHP Framework

Web Content Management

Concrete5
8.0
Laravel PHP Framework
Content taxonomy
Concrete5
9.0
Laravel PHP Framework
SEO support
Concrete5
10.0
Laravel PHP Framework
Bulk management
Concrete5
5.6
Laravel PHP Framework
Availability / breadth of extensions
Concrete5
7.0
Laravel PHP Framework
Community / comment management
Concrete5
8.5
Laravel PHP Framework

Pros

Concrete5

  • The live editing (and its ease of use) for every page is THE best thing Concrete5 ships with.
  • It is easy to use for (tech-unsavvy) users and still extendable for developers.
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Laravel PHP Framework

  • Can be used for any type of project no matter what size.
  • Lightweight.
  • Has multiple features which helps in developing, testing and releasing the product.
  • Interaction to command line using Artisan is also a plus point.
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Cons

Concrete5

  • Once area where I would like to improvement is the handling of bulk uploads to the database from the dashboard.
  • I would like to see more free add-ons.
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Laravel PHP Framework

  • Using of libraries is I think the worst part. Sometimes developers purchase libraries which can be built.
  • Problematic upgrade of version also caused bugs on projects.
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Likelihood to Renew

Concrete5

Concrete5 9.9
Based on 22 answers
It's damn-near perfect!
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Laravel PHP Framework

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.
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Laravel PHP Framework

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.
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Laravel PHP Framework

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!
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Laravel PHP Framework

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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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Laravel PHP Framework

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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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Laravel PHP Framework

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Concrete5

Although Joomla, Drupal, and Wordpress are popular, I chose Concrete5 over these primarily because of how user-friendly Concrete5 is. As I began digging deeper in Concrete5, I also discovered that Concrete5 is much less "bloated" than its main competitors, and is much more flexible in way of theming and content management
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Laravel PHP Framework

Both frameworks, by in large, serve the same needs and are only dependent upon the platform that will be supported. However, I find .Net to be a bit more robust when it comes to data security needs (encryption, management, etc.) compared to Laravel and that may be a deciding factor when building an application.
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Return on Investment

Concrete5

  • Optimized / improved lead conversion
  • Increase in site traffic
  • Increased efficiency in project development
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Laravel PHP Framework

  • Products become faster, simpler, elegant, intuitive with Laravel PHP Framework.
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Pricing Details

Concrete5

General

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

Laravel PHP Framework

General

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

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