EE stands for Exceptionally Excellent!
Updated March 08, 2015

EE stands for Exceptionally Excellent!

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Software Version


Modules Used

  • FreeForm Pro
  • Pages
  • Playa
  • Reefine
  • Tagger
  • Taxonomy
  • Wygwam

Overall Satisfaction with ExpressionEngine

We use EE to manage our main company website as well as several other microsites. It is used be several departments, however, I would like for it to become the standard CMS of the company. EE allows me to quickly build websites that the business can easily update.
  • My favorite thing about EE is the ability to easily create custom content input/edit forms that are easy for the business user to navigate and fill out.
  • With EE, there is very little need for a WYSIWYG as you are able to easily target user inputted content with stylesheets. Making the site more consistent and avoiding the frustration WYSIWYGs can cause.
  • The templating system is easy. You stick your CSS in a CSS template and your HTML in an HTML template. No zipped packages. No PHP to sift through to create a new look and feel of the site.
  • I would really like to see the ability to customize how the content forms (channel entry forms) display. In other words, I would like to be able to hide certain fields if a certain field is equal to a certain value and create more specific validation based on what has been inputted in the form.
  • I currently do not like how the channel entry form fields are ordered. A drag and drop interface would be much easier than inputting the sort number.
  • The checkboxes in the channel entry forms are too easily checked, all you have to do is click within the checkbox area (which is easily done when scrolling).
  • The biggest ROI is the ability to easily add to the site leading to better customer service.
  • The ability for the business to update content themselves is a big win.
  • The ability to implement sites quickly.
I didn't select EE, it was the tool that was used by the company when I came in. However, I do have some experience in WordPress and would much prefer to work with EE over it.
As with any CMS very custom functionality can be limited. Sometimes you are able to find plugins to fill the gaps, though. It really just depends on the type of functionality needed to support the website. However, for most simple marketing sites, it is a great tool.

Using ExpressionEngine

The renewal of EE is not really up to me, the business often selects what CMS is going to be used usually by the vendor's preference. I would like to see the continued use, however, i don't know how likely that is.