Concrete5 Reviews

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November 11, 2015
John Smart | TrustRadius Reviewer
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Some web hosts (such as mine!) have a tool allowing you to install concrete 5 with just a few clicks. If you have access to that, then it really could not be easier. If you dont, its still really easy! You just have to create a MySQL user and database
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July 17, 2015
Kevin Call | TrustRadius Reviewer
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Anyone with basic knowledge of HTML and CSS can do almost anything with Concrete5, short of developing additional functionality which can generally be found as an add-on.
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June 06, 2014
Nathanael Girard | TrustRadius Reviewer
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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.
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June 21, 2014
Kirk Roberts | TrustRadius Reviewer
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It's important that any CMS is implemented by a skilled developer. Content management is not a commodity. One of the keys I've found with Concrete5 is to create a homogenous content-entry method (e.g. focus on in-context editing OR focus on using the Composer feature). This seems to make it more likely that site editors will be able to easily come back to editing after a layoff without having to "remember" too much.
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Feature Scorecard Summary

Role-based user permissions (16)
API (12)
Internationalization / multi-language (10)
WYSIWYG editor (20)
Code quality / cleanliness (16)
Admin section (18)
Page templates (18)
Library of website themes (17)
Mobile optimization / responsive design (17)
Publishing workflow (15)
Form generator (17)
Content taxonomy (18)
SEO support (18)
Bulk management (17)
Availability / breadth of extensions (17)
Community / comment management (18)

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.

Categories:  Content Management

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