ExpressionEngine is how we made our company profitable
June 30, 2015

ExpressionEngine is how we made our company profitable

Nate Croft | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Software Version

1.x - 2.9.x

Modules Used

  • Weblog, Pages, Structure, Low Variables, Matrix, Grid, and many more.

Overall Satisfaction with ExpressionEngine

ExpressionEngine allows us to design the best solution for our clients with complete freedom. We can craft the best visual experience for the site's users without being confined to the CMS way of doing things. Ultimate flexibility.

It's reliable, extendable, and has been a core part of our business for years.
  • You design what is best for your client, and then build the dynamic features in. Other CMS products approach this backwards.
  • It's easy for our clients to manage their sites, even on complex builds.
  • It has a strong, helpful community of users and developers.
  • Developing is fast and straight forward.
  • Having common field sets that are independent of content channels would be a welcome change.
  • It's control panel could use some streamlining and design updating.
  • The process of updating the system needs over hauling.
  • Allows us to build complex features in a small amount of time. Less development time = higher profit margin.
  • ExpressionEngine has a large number of excellent third party add ons, which lets us offer clients more options/features for their site.
  • It's a joy to use for development. Happy developers work faster.
  • WordPress,Joomla!
ExpressionEngine's ease of use, flexibility in design and functionality, and straight forward templating makes it the clear winner. We simply get to work and build. We don't need to consider how to shoehorn in some feature, or bend the design to the will of the CMS.

It's powerful without being confusing. The community builds fantastic add ons, and are some of the most helpful and kind people I have ever met.
If there is a need for frequently changing content, or the ability to edit the site quickly and easily, it is a great fit. However if the site's content is static, a different solution may be in order. On 98% of our projects, we use ExpressionEngine. It scales beautifully, and meets the needs of businesses large and small.

ExpressionEngine Feature Ratings

WYSIWYG editor
Code quality / cleanliness
Admin section
Page templates
Library of website themes
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Publishing workflow
Bulk management
Availability / breadth of extensions
Community / comment management
Internationalization / multi-language
Role-based user permissions