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Score 8.8 out of 100
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Score 9.9 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

Titan CMS

Titan CMS is a good full featured CMS if users are fairly tech savvy. It is under active development and has added significant features through the years.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Concrete5
10.0
Titan CMS
9.8
Role-based user permissions
Concrete5
10.0
Titan CMS
9.8

Platform & Infrastructure

Concrete5
10.0
Titan CMS
5.0
API
Concrete5
10.0
Titan CMS
5.0
Internationalization / multi-language
Concrete5
10.0
Titan CMS
5.0

Web Content Creation

Concrete5
9.0
Titan CMS
8.1
WYSIWYG editor
Concrete5
8.8
Titan CMS
7.1
Code quality / cleanliness
Concrete5
9.1
Titan CMS
8.9
Admin section
Concrete5
8.5
Titan CMS
8.0
Page templates
Concrete5
9.1
Titan CMS
9.7
Library of website themes
Concrete5
6.5
Titan CMS
3.0
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Concrete5
10.0
Titan CMS
9.8
Publishing workflow
Concrete5
9.9
Titan CMS
9.8
Form generator
Concrete5
9.7
Titan CMS
8.6

Web Content Management

Concrete5
8.0
Titan CMS
9.4
Content taxonomy
Concrete5
9.2
Titan CMS
9.9
SEO support
Concrete5
10.0
Titan CMS
9.7
Bulk management
Concrete5
3.9
Titan CMS
9.8
Availability / breadth of extensions
Concrete5
8.2
Titan CMS
7.9
Community / comment management
Concrete5
8.7
Titan CMS
9.8

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

Titan CMS

  • Utilizing a Filter to determine what shows on a page saves countless hours of configuring content that should be displayed on a page - it's been a lifesaver how easy it is to set up too.
  • Smart Search takes the search box and makes it magical. Common misspellings and alternate names can still send a user to the proper page!
  • Data nodes and filters can also be configured to Find a Dealer, Doctor, Location etc. It puts the power into a users hands and makes is easy to use.
Jeanine Hantke | 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

Titan CMS

  • I would love to see a "View this Page" button after a page has been updated/published. Every time I publish a new page, I have to open a new browser window, navigate to a different tab, copy the page url "example/example/example" and paste it after "www.mywebsite.com" in order to preview the new page/content.
  • If Titan and WordPress were in a beauty competition, there is no way that Titan would win. Titan's dashboard, buttons, etc are dated and bland, and is in dire need of a refresh.
  • A drag and drop to upload feature would be very helpful.
  • Creating forms is very cumbersome and the pop-up window in which the form is created needs to be revamped. The font-size is much too small and it is not as customizable as it could be.
Anonymous | 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

Titan CMS

Titan CMS 10.0
Based on 3 answers
Titan CMS had a great support system and they helped make my experience go smooth. They offer courses to help people get acquainted, offer support over the phone and are more than willing to make your experience a great one.Once I was familiar with Titan I always found myself wanting to learn more and do more to improve upon the website. Titan makes CMS fun and exciting!
Tracee Meyers | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Titan CMS

Titan CMS 9.5
Based on 3 answers
Titan CMS is user friendly and intuitive and the support you receive when using this system is outstanding!
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Titan CMS

Titan CMS 10.0
Based on 2 answers
No answer on this topic is available.

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

Titan CMS

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

Titan CMS

Titan CMS 8.0
Based on 4 answers
I give a rating of 9 out of 10 only because sometimes when we call support the problem is fixed for us, but the explanation is vague or none at all. We prefer to know what was done and if possible, if there was something we could have done to prevent needing to call support for it. Not a big deal really.
Jeanine Hantke | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Concrete5

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Titan CMS

Titan CMS 10.0
Based on 1 answer
It was customized to include screen shots of our site and how users can access the content that only pertains to them as well as advanced training sessions for admin duties and everything that goes along with it. Training is in small groups and can be private (your company only) if you like too.
Jeanine Hantke | 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

Titan CMS

Titan CMS 10.0
Based on 2 answers
Talk to your project manager for Titan early on in development about minimalizing customizations. It seems obvious, but many times they do what you ask in the respect of "This is how we do it now, make that happen in Titan" vs. think of how Titan can deliver the same results within the confines of the base software. It's not a fault, just human nature.
Jeanine Hantke | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Titan CMS

Not involved in selection.
Anonymous | 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

Titan CMS

  • Our website prior to using Titan CMS was very similar in terms of the way content was laid out. However, since using Titan, we have been able to add new content to our site in a much quicker fashion.
  • The new website and CMS has certainly helped increase the number of visitors to our site.
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

Titan CMS

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
$5,000*

* Per Installation

Titan CMS Editions & Modules

Edition
Base License$2,5001
Professional LicensePlease Contact Us for Details
Corporate LicensePlease Contact Us for Details
Enterprise LicensePlease Contact Us for Details
  1. per installation
Additional Pricing Details
Please visit our website for a breakdown of requirements and license level inclusions: https://titancms.com/Titan-CMS/Requirements.htm. Special licenses are available to non-profit and government agencies.

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Concrete5
9.5
Titan CMS
8.9

Likelihood to Renew

Concrete5
9.9
Titan CMS
10.0

Usability

Concrete5
9.0
Titan CMS
9.5

Reliability and Availability

Concrete5
10.0
Titan CMS
10.0

Performance

Concrete5
9.0
Titan CMS

Support Rating

Concrete5
10.0
Titan CMS
8.0

In-Person Training

Concrete5
Titan CMS
10.0

Implementation Rating

Concrete5
9.8
Titan CMS
10.0

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