Great for developers of large sites; lacking for contributors/editors
January 06, 2016

Great for developers of large sites; lacking for contributors/editors

Sara Halperin | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 4 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with CoreMedia

We use CoreMedia to manage our main website. We have approximately 200 contributors internally who use the system to build, manage, and maintain subsites.
  • CoreMedia is a robust system that can manage large sites with multiple, well-organized subsites.
  • CoreMedia has a built-in workflow system that functions well for a distributed contributor model.
  • CoreMedia, although robust, is also complex. It is not easy to teach or learn, especially when a contributor is not in the system on a daily basis.
  • The user interface is built with developers in mind, but not with contributors in mind. It is hard to navigate and not easy to learn or remember.
  • Some of the terms are confusing. With the translation from German to English, not everything was translated well for an English-based American user base and it is easy to get confused whether one is, for example, marking something for deletion or actually deleting something.
While CoreMedia has a better workflow, django CMS has a much easier user interface, wysiwyg editor, and is superior on every other level. Django CMS is easier to teach and support, easier to manage and develop, and provides much more flexibility in the development and design areas.
CoreMedia would be great for a very large website handled by very astute developers, who are also editors. Unfortunately, developers and editors are not usually the same people, thus CoreMedia is ill-suited for our company and companies like ours.

CoreMedia Feature Ratings

Page templates
Publishing workflow
Content taxonomy
SEO support
Bulk management
Role-based user permissions