Developer review of ExpressionEngine
April 12, 2014

Developer review of ExpressionEngine

Andrew Parroccini | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 6 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Software Version


Modules Used

  • Core
  • Full-version

Overall Satisfaction

We have used ExpressionEngine as a low cost solution for small websites. As a freelance developer, it is my go-to tool for CMS's due to its small size and compatibility with my server.
  • Entries - Sites with multiple entries for data work very well.
  • Works with your code - you don't need to have a bloated install and a pre-built setup to make EE work with your code.
  • Easy to setup the architecture as you wish
  • Hard to use for social sites where users create their own pages and content
  • Rich text CMS doesn't play well with dropping images in like wordpress or umbraco
  • godaddy hates it, but i hate godaddy, so that's ok.
  • Easy for me to support
  • Large community of users and paid staff to help with any issues
  • Hard to push the limits of this CMS
  • WordPress,Drupal,umbraco
EE has a very basic setup, where as wordpress and drupal, you're working to fit your design in the structure, EE lets you fit the CMS in your design.
New products, such as craft look more flexible for projects in the future, might browse the market.
If you're looking to build a static site, with basic functionality, EE is for you.