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November 11, 2015
John Smart | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Difficult Tasks

  • As I mentioned before, when upgrading from pre 5.7. to post 5.7 adding pages is very awkward. Once you learn that, there is no stopping you! And once you learn that, you see how much easier it is in the new version.
  • Sadly, upgrading from pre 5.7 to post 5.7 is not automated. All plugins need to be rewritten, all content needs to be copied by hand. Its frustrating, but given the scope of the upgrade, well worth it.
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April 08, 2015
Francois Simard | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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  • Building a multilingual site needs a bit of tweaking since its not handled by default.
  • Managing a lot of data can be a challenge.
  • Too many users working on the site can be another challenge
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June 16, 2014
Owen Dessauer | TrustRadius Reviewer
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  • I don't think "difficult or cumbersome" is the right way to describe it, but there are features and functionality built into Concrete5 that can be tapped into and leveraged to extend it, but that require developer skills.
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Feature Scorecard Summary

Role-based user permissions (33)
9.2
API (26)
8.4
Internationalization / multi-language (25)
8.2
WYSIWYG editor (37)
8.7
Code quality / cleanliness (32)
9.0
Admin section (35)
9.0
Page templates (35)
8.8
Library of website themes (33)
7.8
Mobile optimization / responsive design (34)
9.0
Publishing workflow (32)
9.3
Form generator (34)
9.2
Content taxonomy (35)
8.0
SEO support (34)
9.0
Bulk management (34)
8.2
Availability / breadth of extensions (34)
8.5
Community / comment management (34)
9.0

What is Concrete5?

concrete5 is a free and open source PHP built content management system for content on the web and also for intranets. Its emphasis is on management and editing with minimal technical skills and with an embedded editor allows most editing to be done directly from a page, rather than through an entirely separate interface or editor. It features integrated server caching, supports OpenID, version control, and SEO. As with most open source content management systems, its content management functionality can be augmented with many possible addons or via the developer API.

Online magazines and newspapers are the ideal target of concrete5's capabilities though many other sites can be made and managed as well. concrete5 is touted as being both developer and DIY friendly. Marketplace content to extend features are both free and not free, so cost of implementation will vary.

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What is Concrete5?

Concrete5 is a free and open source, PHP built content management system for content on the web and also for intranets. It is optimized to support the creation of online magazines and newspapers.

What is Concrete5's best feature?

Reviewers rate Publishing workflow highest, with a score of 9.3.

Who uses Concrete5?

The most common users of Concrete5 are Small Businesses from the Internet industry.