Concrete5 Is The Way to Go for Non-Programmers
February 20, 2021

Concrete5 Is The Way to Go for Non-Programmers

Ngo Thien | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Concrete5

I used Concrete5 CMS as a solution for my landing page team to show our prices and achievements. It's really helpful and easy to use.
As a web development company, we've seen the move from static HTML web pages to more CMS style pages. This has been for both our clients, who have requested the ability to maintain, update and add their own content, as well as ourselves to be able to better manage development and deployment. Almost all of our projects over the past two years have been done using Concrete5.
  • Page rollback and backup functions are great features for clients.
  • Easy extendability with package system.
  • Fast setup on both local and remote web hosting servers, either via "one button" installs or manually.
  • From a designers point of view, Concrete5 is very easy to re-theme with your own custom web design. Any web designer with a basic understanding of HTML and CSS can re-theme a website.
  • End users can update their pages using built in forms. It's as easy as using MS Word.
  • Allow end users to clear cache when updating pages.
  • Needs a few more built in forms.
  • The CMS is not multilingual by default. Even though I managed to 'hack' it so, it would be nice to have it included.
  • It'd be nice to make use of custom PHP modules through shortcodes more straight forward. It seems the hooks are a bit contrived.
  • Even though the Concrete5 community is growing, it's still not up to the level as some of the other WCMS communities.
  • More detailed statistics with historical data could be provided by the system.
  • Concrete5 hihgly depends on Jquery. It makes it hard to upgrade the javascript library since the control panel depends on it.

Do you think Concrete5 delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with Concrete5's feature set?

Yes

Did Concrete5 live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of Concrete5 go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy Concrete5 again?

Yes

With each project it is best to approach it with the goals in mind. Concrete5 may not be the best fit in all cases. Given that there is such a large community centered around WordPress for example, with a plethora of sound plugins that can accomplish much more that most CMS solutions, it is best to dive into Concrete5, understand how your team can best utilize what Concrete5 does best- content management.

Concrete5 Feature Ratings

WYSIWYG editor
9
Code quality / cleanliness
9
Admin section
9
Page templates
9
Library of website themes
9
Mobile optimization / responsive design
8
Publishing workflow
10
Form generator
10
Content taxonomy
9
SEO support
9
Bulk management
9
Availability / breadth of extensions
9
Community / comment management
8
API
8
Internationalization / multi-language
9
Role-based user permissions
9