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Give Concrete5 a try, you won't regret it!
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Updated July 09, 2015

Give Concrete5 a try, you won't regret it!

Score 9 out of 101
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Software Version
5.6.3
Modules Used
AddThis, Content+, FlexSlider (2.2.0.4),, List files from set, Mail Monkey, Sortable Responsive Gallery

Overall Satisfaction with Concrete5

Most of my client websites are now built on Concrete5 to provide editing capabilities to non-technical content producers.
  • The site management and content production capabilities make it easy for most users to manage their content.
  • The Concrete5 system is very stable and easy to maintain - adding modules, templates and performing updates can be accomplished quickly.
  • The user community is growing rapidly which provides more opportunity for enhancements and sharing.
  • More detailed statistics with historical data could be provided by the system.
  • It would be helpful if additional user groups, such as editors and reviews were provided on initial install.
  • Even thought the Concrete5 community is growing, it's still not up to the level as some of the other WCMS communities.
  • Content marketing - Content producers can easily add new content that's relevant to the target audience.
  • SEO - Ability to set Friendly URLs, meta data, and fresh content improve search rankings.
  • ROI - Site builds are much faster and require less technical staff when taking advantage of templates and add-ons.
WordPress - Getting better as WCMS but still primarily for blogging sites.
Joomla - Very robust system with large community however can be complex for authoring and site management.
Adobe CQ (AEM) - Enterprise class system with large price tag.
Obviously some knowledge of php and mysql are helpful when installing and configuring the system. Performance hasn't been and issue with any of the sites I'm managing, however they haven't received a significant amount of traffic. Authoring is very responsive and can even be done on various tablet devices. File sets are great! Take advantage of this great feature.

Concrete5 Feature Ratings

WYSIWYG editor
9
Code quality / cleanliness
7
Admin section
8
Page templates
8
Library of website themes
7
Mobile optimization / responsive design
7
Publishing workflow
5
Form generator
6
Content taxonomy
6
SEO support
8
Bulk management
6
Availability / breadth of extensions
8
Community / comment management
8
API
Not Rated
Internationalization / multi-language
Not Rated
Role-based user permissions
Not Rated

Using Concrete5

  • Can't beat the price - Opensource
  • Easy to install, configure, customize and maintain
  • Well supported developer community