Concrete5 should be in your top 3 CMS search
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
December 16, 2014

Concrete5 should be in your top 3 CMS search

Score 9 out of 10
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Software Version

5.6.3.2

Modules Used

  • Designer Content, Designer Content Pro, PopUp Pro, ProEvents, ProBlog, Formidable, Simple FAQ, ProNews, SimpleEvent, SimpleNews, Simple Image Gallery and more

Overall Satisfaction with Concrete5

Concrete5 is being used by the marketing team. They were using a closed source .NET CMS that they were unable to get a true grasp of. Concrete5 was a godsend. It is very easy to edit and set up was easy as well. Front end editing was the biggest selling point of this CMS.
  • In-context editing
  • Able to create your own theme
  • Clean user interface
  • The community is quite helpful
  • Some modules/Addons should be baked in IMO. Events, Designer Content as well as few others.
  • Speed sometimes is an issue but I am exploring optimization on my end which could be the problem.
  • Increased employee efficiency
I tried WordPress back when it was @ 2.5 or so. It was very blog oriented.
Have used CMS Made Simple. I liked it but it got to be outdated.
Drupal has a higher learning curve and would take a lo more training and time to implement.
I used Joomla 2.6 but found that it was not as user friendly for the editors - More rigid in setting upI would like to see how things have changes with.
Looked into PyroCMS and want to explore deeper in the future - It looks like a really nice system.
Tried MODx and liked it a lot but for a non-technical user it would not be as easy to work with - but I like it and have experimented with it (with my lack of PHP knowledge).
Explored SilverStripe because of its clean UI but was not able to overcome some of its perceived limitations.
  • Ease of use
  • In-context editing
  • Being able to use your own design
  • Satisfaction with community
  • 5.7 looks promising although addons are few at the moment
How large is the site?
How many visitors?
How skilled are the editors?
I am not sure how well suite Concrete5 is for an enterprise level site with 1000s of pages.

Evaluating Concrete5 and Competitors

Yes - SiteCore
SiteCore was overly complex for administrators making it unusable.
  • Price
  • Product Features
  • Product Usability
  • Prior Experience with the Product
  • Third-party Reviews
In-context editing
Clean UI
Easy to design in