ExpressionEngine Excels.
April 18, 2014

ExpressionEngine Excels.

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Software Version


Modules Used

  • Freeform Pro
  • Updater
  • Comment
  • Discussion Forum
  • Pages

Overall Satisfaction

ExpressionEngine is used to run our entire website. It's used across the whole organization with various people submitting articles, for blog postings, news updates, etc. For us, ExpressionEngine shines in its flexibility. Right out of the box, ExpressionEngine doesn't assume you want your website structured in any specific way, unlike other Content Management Systems, and allows us to build out our website as we see fit.
  • Flexibility out of the box.
  • Offers considerable add-on capabilities through its use of modules and plug-ins.
  • Low entry price compared to others (such as Sitecore and Ektron), for all it offers and enables you to do.
  • Updating - We purchased a module to take care of this (only 15 dollars), but easy updating should be built in
  • Relationships - again, something that can be purchased but should be available.
  • Default Admin color scheme. Nit-picky for sure, but shades of grey with hot pink highlights doesn't say professional. Again, something you can change.
  • Once over the learning curve, faster development
  • Good tracking
  • Getting the various news articles out there
Looking at Drupal (as an open source alternative), we felt it was too constrained in its templates. We know that you can build any sort of site with Drupal, but out of the box, it felt like we were being shoved into various blocks in the pages, and we didn't like that.
Simple - it does what I need, the community support is great, and the aftermarket modules and add-ons fill any needs ExpressionEngine doesn't cover out of the box. I know that ExpressionEngine will handle any sort of site I want to build, from simple blog, to monster front-facing store websites. It'll handle it all.
Because of it's flexibility, ExpressionEngine is well-suited for any sort of site. And given the plethora of modules and add-ons available in the aftermarket, you can build out the site of dreams, from large e-commerce shops to customer service portals. ExpressionEngine really can fill that need in many different ways.