Best CMS out there for most website projects except e-commerce.
Anel Pasic | TrustRadius Reviewer
March 02, 2019

Best CMS out there for most website projects except e-commerce.

Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Concrete5

After using, customizing ad developing on most common CMS systems such as Joomla, Drupal, WordPress and others, Concrete5 became a clear choice for almost all of our projects. Unless you plan to develop anything but a webshop, then there is no need to search further.
  • Effective and easy to publish and edit content. You enter the page where you want to edit content, choose edit mode and all editable content is there for you to change. Great overview with sitemap feature, you get full view of your website structure.
  • Extremly flexible, you can define page-types and assign custom attributes to each.
  • Gives developer full controll over display, and lets the editor plot in correct values.
  • Easy to maintain, good security. No need for external plugins in order to preform advanced features.
  • Best plugin is no plugin.
  • Not suitable for webshops. Sure there are plugins for that such as WooCommerce on WP, but that's a poor choice. Best to go for PrestaShop or full-blood E-Commerce solution.
  • No list view edit of the pages such as Joomla, would make it more effective.
  • It has been pretty easy to maintain over 100 installations of the system, the only complexity is the one we added ourselvses.
Concrete5 is superior in most usecases to all other commonly used CMS platforms. The only thing where Joomla is outpreforming it is bulk editing. WordPress needs at least 20 plugins to do what Concrete5 does out of the box.
Programming C5 templates and custom views is a dream, you can update your site to latest version without any worries.
Best suited for any type of corporate website that is not a webshop, or requires a full-custom from scratch built CMS.

Whatever you imagine, you can build anything on it. All you need is a descent developer that has a few brain cells.

Not suited for webshops. You can make it work, but it's not an efficient solution.

Concrete5 Feature Ratings

WYSIWYG editor
Code quality / cleanliness
Admin section
Page templates
Library of website themes
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Publishing workflow
Form generator
Content taxonomy
SEO support
Bulk management
Availability / breadth of extensions
Community / comment management
Internationalization / multi-language
Role-based user permissions

Using Concrete5

2 - Developer and editor
2 - Development, general support and content editing.

Using Concrete5

Simply one of the best out there. The only system that I find better is one that I developed myself, and has both elements of Concrete5 regular editing as well as Joomla bulk editing.
Like to use
Relatively simple
Easy to use
Technical support not required
Well integrated
Quick to learn
Feel confident using
  • Creating and editing content
  • Adding custom attributes and implementing them to the template
  • Restructuring the website
  • Bulk editing, the only thing that is remotely editable in list view is seo parameters of the pages.