Concrete5 Reviews

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November 11, 2015
John Smart | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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10
I have clients who have called themselves computer illiterate (and worse!) who find this so easy to use, and so much fun! In all the clients I have set up in concrete5, or migrated to concrete5 from Joomla or WordPress, I have not received a single complaint, only gratitude.
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September 30, 2015
David Zizza | TrustRadius Reviewer
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9
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.
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April 08, 2015
Francois Simard | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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9
The interface is intuitive. You don't need any training in order to use the product. The menus group the info logicaly. Since the interface is using jQuery, you need to be careful when building the site interface so that the editing interface still works properly but it takes a lot to break it.
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June 03, 2015
Bryce Wilson | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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9
There are few drawbacks with Concrete5, perhaps one, being that they did not develop the platform on the latest technologies that utilize javascript as teh front-end framework for the application as apposed to PHP.

Other than that, with the power and extendability of concrete5 upgrading can cause snags.
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June 06, 2014
Brad Fogelstrom | TrustRadius Reviewer
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9
Although there is a slight learning curve (as with any software), it is very easy to use once you get a hold of it. It is easy to upload and manage files (and other digital assets), and the drag-n-drop interface on the front-end is easy for end-users to understand.
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June 21, 2014
Kirk Roberts | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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8
The interface is rather sleek (uses an adaptation of Twitter's Bootstrap). If implemented well it can be VERY easy to use. The learning curve is progressive: it's easy to do simple things and along the way you learn there is a lot of power and flexibility.
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June 16, 2014
Owen Dessauer | TrustRadius Reviewer
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Because like so many things in life, it's a matter of perspective. How experienced the "user" is will inevitably impact their impression of it's usability. So I feel Concrete5 is not for everyone, in particular those with very little website experience. And also, the more powerful any given system is, the more there is to grasp, so "usability" is a general term for a more complicated question.
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Feature Scorecard Summary

Role-based user permissions (16)
10.0
API (12)
10.0
Internationalization / multi-language (10)
10.0
WYSIWYG editor (20)
8.9
Code quality / cleanliness (16)
9.2
Admin section (18)
8.5
Page templates (18)
9.1
Library of website themes (17)
6.5
Mobile optimization / responsive design (17)
10.0
Publishing workflow (15)
9.9
Form generator (17)
9.8
Content taxonomy (18)
9.2
SEO support (18)
10.0
Bulk management (17)
3.8
Availability / breadth of extensions (17)
8.2
Community / comment management (18)
8.7

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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