ExpressionEngine Review from a Backend Developer
June 30, 2015

ExpressionEngine Review from a Backend Developer

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Score 5 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with ExpressionEngine

We use ExpressionEngine for client websites. It is being used on a case by case basis. It's a good CMS for developers. It provides lots of control and very good organization. I'm a big advocate in custom fields and post types. It makes the work flow easier. Once I got used to their syntax language, I was able to develop faster. I'm also a long time user of Module-View-Controller (MVC), so I was able to pick up that whole aspect to ExpressionEngine quickly.
  • Custom Fields
  • Custom Post Types
  • Syntax
  • Cost
  • Employee Efficiency
  • Good intro to MVC for employees
  • Cost is a negative. Most people would rather use Craft or WordPress.
  • Wordpress,Craft,Drupal
It stacks up well. Issue is that it costs too much money. I could do the same thing, a little unorganized, with WordPress.
It's basically WordPress with custom post types and fields written in. I would never recommend this for someone who has never developed before; it isn't a drop and theme CMS.

ExpressionEngine Feature Ratings

WYSIWYG editor
Code quality / cleanliness
Admin section
Page templates
Library of website themes
Not Rated
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Not Rated
Publishing workflow
Not Rated
Form generator
Content taxonomy
SEO support
Not Rated
Bulk management
Availability / breadth of extensions
Not Rated
Community / comment management
Internationalization / multi-language
Role-based user permissions