ExpressionEngine - A highly recommended CMS.
June 30, 2015

ExpressionEngine - A highly recommended CMS.

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with ExpressionEngine

We use ExpressionEngine for our main website at the University System of Georgia and 70+ sites throughout the organization. It allows our content owners to publish and edit their own content throughout the site. ExpressionEngine is very customizable on the backend and allows us to fine tune what our users see and have access to. This makes the backend much more user friendly for our content owners.
  • Allows our content owners to easily edit and publish their content.
  • ExpressionEngine has a large amount of community provided add-ons allowing you add the needed functionality you need to your website.
  • The user base is large and very helpful. You can usually find your answer to a question quickly in the Ellislab forums.
  • Upgrading ExpressionEngine can be a hassle especially when you have MSM sites.
  • Add functionality to be able to easily export and import your MSM sites.
  • It has allowed our website content to be more up to date by allowing our content owners to easily manage their content.
  • Compared to other CMSs on the market, ExpressionEngine is very affordable.
  • WordPress,Drupal
We felt WordPress could not handle a large site such as USG. We also didn't want to deal with the constant security updates WordPress receives often. Drupal is very robust but hard to learn compared to ExpressionEngine. We didn't feel the other CMSs offered anything that ExpressionEngine couldn't do itself.
I feel ExpressionEngine handles our large website very well. However, we have found there is a limit to how many websites you can run on one install of ExpressionEngine due to a limitation in MySQL. We have fixed this shortcoming by dividing up our website into several installs of ExpressionEngine on our server.

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