Great CMS that needs a great community
May 01, 2014

Great CMS that needs a great community

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Clickability

We used Clickability for our Marketing website. It allowed us to host all of our outward facing webpages as well as marketing materials and product documentation. It was mainly used by the marketing department, but other departments posted content on the site. This ranged from engineering with product information to HR with job postings. Once the templates and content types were developed, it was easy for employees to post content without needing coding skills.
  • The customization from page to page is the best I've seen in a CMS. Each page could have its own template and content rendering if necessary
  • The UI is fairly straight forward and easy to use. It can also be customized by user role.
  • The Velocity template creation is easily done through the console. No need to FTP files to a server.
  • The version control of each content item or template is handled through the CMS. No terminal needed.
  • The ability to run server side code is not there.
  • A GUI of template creation could be used for the non-coder users.
  • Some parameters of content types are hard to find as they can be stored in various areas
  • Since we were able to place all of our online marketing in one place, our site traffic and SEO greatly increased
  • With custom templates and content types, the system worked as a self service to create pages for those who did know how to code.
I have mainly worked with open source content management systems like Wordpress, Drupal and Joomla!. Clickability is far more customizable and elegant to code things yourself. The main downfall of Clickabliity is the lack of community developed modules and plugins. If there were developers creating these of wide spread use, Clickability would be a must have for any business.
It would be great to develop in Clickability again, but most businesses go for the free option. I assume they still use Clickability at my former company. I am not in the position to make the decision to invest in the use of Clickability at my current workplace. I would recommend it to anyone thinking about it.
As a true content management system it is great for site and content creation. It does need some help when it comes to adding functionality for using modern code systems that require server side scripting. For a marketing or public company site, it is an ideal CMS. For a SAAS type site, there could be many road blocks.