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CommonSpot: Web Content Management for the Common Person
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February 20, 2016

CommonSpot: Web Content Management for the Common Person

Score 6 out of 101
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Overall Satisfaction with CommonSpot

CommonSpot is used by all departments within the organization to host and edit the website. The organization as a whole utilized CommonSpot for editing of the main website pages, while each department used CommonSpot to edit their individual web pages. It's sole usage, as far as I was able to understand it, was to host and edit the web content for the organization's website.
  • I think CommonSpot's greatest strength is its ease of use. It's relatively intuitive in it's usage, so it therefore makes it easy to train new people to use it.
  • Within my usage of it, our options were limited, which again added to it's ease of use.
  • It was difficult sometimes to make edits once they had been done. Going back and adding something would cause the whole page to reformat and made it incredibly difficult to make small changes.
  • This is perhaps due to the limited options from our organization, but the options were boring. As a result, CommonSpot often bore the brunt of our frustrations in not being able to make the site more attractive.
  • Adding a link was a tedious process that always seemed like it could have been done with a cut and paste instead of uploading the link address and connecting it to the word.
  • I was working in a religious institution and based upon our usage and audience, there was no ROI to speak of. Our usage was more for providing information than having any type of interaction. In that instance, it worked very well.
CommonSpot is the only web content management program I have used.
Content Author / Administrator
I do actually think CommonSpot is pretty well suited when the organization that you work for requires very specific parameters on site design. It was very clear what could be used and what could not in the design of individual department pages. The other thing I think CommonSpot is best suited for is website content management done by people with little or no website content management experience. It's very intuitive and easy to use and thus, easy to train people on.

CommonSpot Feature Ratings

WYSIWYG editor
Not Rated
Code quality / cleanliness
Not Rated
Admin section
5
Page templates
6
Library of website themes
Not Rated
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Not Rated
Publishing workflow
6
Form generator
4
Content taxonomy
7
SEO support
7
Bulk management
Not Rated
Availability / breadth of extensions
Not Rated
Community / comment management
Not Rated
API
Not Rated
Internationalization / multi-language
Not Rated
Role-based user permissions
Not Rated

Using CommonSpot

I had no previous background in content management, and found it very easy to use. If I could figure it out, I am pretty certain that just about anyone else could as well.
ProsCons
Like to use
Relatively simple
Easy to use
Technical support not required
Well integrated
Consistent
Quick to learn
Convenient
Feel confident using
Familiar
None
  • Adding pages is really easy.