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Score 8.8 out of 100
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Score 9.1 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

TemplateToaster

TemplateToaster has the best features which include: BOOTSTRAP 3 support, W3C compliance, all devices and all browsers compatibility, clean and concise code generation, and extensive designing options. A big pack of sample templates comes free with software installation, and all the designing options have been provided as per the latest web design trends. Templates made in TemplateToaster make clients say, “wow, it’s amazing”. TemplateToaster is a designing tool as well as a development tool. In short words, it provides a GUI for designing templates, after the accomplishment of designing, the template can be exported into a fully-fledged web template, which is ready to use as a website design.
Davis Brown | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Concrete5
9.9
TemplateToaster
9.1
Role-based user permissions
Concrete5
9.9
TemplateToaster
9.1

Platform & Infrastructure

Concrete5
10.0
TemplateToaster
9.1
API
Concrete5
10.0
TemplateToaster
9.1
Internationalization / multi-language
Concrete5
10.0
TemplateToaster
9.1

Web Content Creation

Concrete5
8.8
TemplateToaster
9.1
WYSIWYG editor
Concrete5
8.7
TemplateToaster
9.1
Code quality / cleanliness
Concrete5
8.9
TemplateToaster
9.1
Admin section
Concrete5
8.3
TemplateToaster
9.1
Page templates
Concrete5
8.8
TemplateToaster
9.1
Library of website themes
Concrete5
6.7
TemplateToaster
9.1
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Concrete5
9.9
TemplateToaster
9.1
Publishing workflow
Concrete5
9.8
TemplateToaster
9.1
Form generator
Concrete5
9.2
TemplateToaster
9.1

Web Content Management

Concrete5
8.0
TemplateToaster
9.1
Content taxonomy
Concrete5
9.0
TemplateToaster
9.1
SEO support
Concrete5
10.0
TemplateToaster
9.1
Bulk management
Concrete5
4.6
TemplateToaster
9.1
Availability / breadth of extensions
Concrete5
7.8
TemplateToaster
9.1
Community / comment management
Concrete5
8.7
TemplateToaster
9.1

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

TemplateToaster

  • Advanced designing features and using these advanced features very easily e.g. Bootstrap 3 support that makes flawless responsive templates.
  • Encapsulated all the major designing trends with respect to particular CMS.
  • Optimized code is produced for every theme/template as such the coding standards are perfectly followed by this software.
  • All WordPress themes made with this software pass the Theme Check test.
  • Because of W3C compliance it ensures consistency of websites over the web.
  • HTML5 and CSS3 also ensure better look of designs on small screens.
  • Apart from making web templates, one can make full fledged websites too. TemplateToaster allows making static websites with YouTube video inclusion. It has inbuilt FTP, so that user can easily move its website to the server.
  • An amazing and exclusive feature it provides is the option to draw custom widget/module/ block area.
Davis Brown | 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

TemplateToaster

  • It is not available for MAC operating system.
Davis Brown | 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

TemplateToaster

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

TemplateToaster

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

TemplateToaster

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

TemplateToaster

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

TemplateToaster

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

TemplateToaster

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

TemplateToaster

  • Advanced features, lesser price and ease of use. For designing perspective, it has many options in accordance with latest web designing trends.
  • Most prominent is- custom positions can be made for widgets or plugins to be included
  • Slideshow can be included.
  • Images browsed from the system can be transformed using its image editor.
  • Texture-effects-shadow can be applied wherever required.
  • margin-padding settings can be done easily.
  • And many more options are provided by this software on its interface.
Davis Brown | 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

TemplateToaster

  • TemplateToaster returns full value of money.
  • It helps in finishing my projects ahead of time, hence I can finish more projects in less time. In other words, it helps in increasing my efficiency, which brings monetary benefits to me.
Davis Brown | 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

TemplateToaster

General

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

TemplateToaster Editions & Modules

Edition
Standard Edition$491
Professional Edition$149
  1. Annually
Additional Pricing Details
After one year, some concession is given on the specific edition.

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Concrete5
9.2
TemplateToaster
9.1

Likelihood to Renew

Concrete5
9.9
TemplateToaster

Usability

Concrete5
9.0
TemplateToaster

Reliability and Availability

Concrete5
10.0
TemplateToaster

Performance

Concrete5
9.0
TemplateToaster

Support Rating

Concrete5
10.0
TemplateToaster

Implementation Rating

Concrete5
9.8
TemplateToaster

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