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

  • editing a page. You log in, you navigate to the page (looking at the site as you would normally see it, with a new menu at the very top) then click "edit". now you can click on any content, and change it in-situ - not on an admin pop up, but right there on the page. Same font, same size, same color. So easy!
  • Stacks. you can make some content (say your social media links) and put it on one, some or all pages. Then, if you want to add another social link to it, you add it in one place, and it instantly updates all the occurrences of it
  • Form building. It has never been easier to build a simple, or complex form. beautifully written form builder makes it so easy!
  • SEO - a bis issue with many CMS's is the page titles are often DOMAIN.com :: page name
  • Ugly, not great for SEO. Now, I often have to go back and do SEO later, as I am focused on other things - with concrete5, I can go to one page, and fix meta title, content and (now depreciated) keywords for every page, from one screen
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July 17, 2015
Kevin Call | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Easy Tasks

  • In-Context editing interface. See a typo? Click edit on the page and edit it right there where you see it. You're not placed into a editing "backend" that looks nothing like the page the typo was found on. See it, edit it, publish it—all on the same page.
  • Installing additional (and nice!) themes and functionality add-ons directly from the vetted/curated Concrete5 marketplace
  • Adding new content, pages, or posts.
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April 08, 2015
Francois Simard | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Easy Tasks

  • Page Editing is clean and simple for anyone.
  • Custom blocks are easy to develop or install. it helps your users
  • You can override any part of the CMS simply by copy-pasting the file in your directory tree.
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June 06, 2014
Nathanael Girard | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Easy Tasks

  • Editing page content is as easy as loading up modules into active areas of the page and then customizing them.
  • Editing user permissions was extremely easy and intuitive.
  • Editing the sitemap is very easy.
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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.