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Score 8.8 out of 100
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Score 10 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

Pixpa

Pixpa is a well-suited option for photographers, artists, and creative professionals. Definitely worth if anybody is looking for a creative website.Pixpa is a product that will appeal to people who need to get a simple website together very quickly. It’s particularly handy for constructing Photography websites with the option to client proofing and selling images, portfolio websites, small business e-commerce.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Concrete5
10.0
Pixpa
Role-based user permissions
Concrete5
10.0
Pixpa

Platform & Infrastructure

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

Web Content Creation

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

Web Content Management

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

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

Pixpa

  • Superb Gallery Management & Layouts
  • Add anything with just a drag of your favorite content block. There are more than 300 pre-built content blocks in the PageBuilder which allows you to build any kind of website you want.
Anonymous | 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

Pixpa

  • I am looking after third party integrations with awesome tools like Dropbox, Google apps etc., which I believe the Pixpa product team must be having plans about, in the near future.
Rika Guite | 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

Pixpa

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

Pixpa

Pixpa 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Pixpa is easy-to-use platform and it allows me to quickly update my website with hardly any effort. It's UI is pretty pleasing and anyone could easily understand its functionality.
Rika Guite | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Concrete5

Concrete5 10.0
Based on 2 answers
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

Pixpa

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Performance

Concrete5

Concrete5 9.0
Based on 2 answers
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

Pixpa

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Concrete5

Concrete5 10.0
Based on 6 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

Pixpa

Pixpa 10.0
Based on 1 answer
A couple of reasons why they are best at support :
  • Wonderful staff.
  • Quick action on support tickets.
  • Turnaround time of merely 1-2 hours.
Rika Guite | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Concrete5

Concrete5 9.8
Based on 12 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

Pixpa

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

Pixpa

I have previously used Wix and Squarespace to build my photography and design portfolio. But I think the way Pixpa portrays my photographs and designs is by far the best in the industry. Pixpa's primary focus revolves around showcasing my photographs and designs, and I see it by far the best in the industry. Moreover, my website loads pretty fast, and this acts as an advantage for them, since most of top website builders are struggling with slower site speed. Pixpa has a very easy interface and compelling templates, better than Squarespace and Wix (I think) along with pre-built content blocks which I can use to build any kind of custom page with the help of their awesome drag-and-drop PageBuilder tool. This saves a lot of my time.
Rika Guite | 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

Pixpa

  • Pixpa has just been amazing. It has proven to be a one-stop solution for me.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Concrete5

General

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

Concrete5 Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Pixpa

General

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

Pixpa Editions & Modules

Edition
Starter$101
Pro$151
Plus$201
  1. per month
Additional Pricing Details

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