Overall Satisfaction with Ingeniux CMS
We design and develop compelling websites for other companies, primarily in higher education and tourism, and one of the content management systems we use is Ingeniux CMS. I am one of three developers who builds the website statically and integrates it directly into the CMS. In my agency, I am the most experienced with Ingeniux CMS, and have been working with the technology since early 2011, on version 7.5.
- Ingeniux CMS is great for a freeform organization of your content, because it abstracts away all the confusing elements you'd find in most CMSs and just gives you the raw tools to build out your content.
- Ingeniux CMS has a very powerful PageBuilder tool that allows both customers and developers to create powerful, versatile templates with a large palette of components and widgets your users can use.
- The ease of integrating static code into the CMS is a definite advantage over other systems.
- Everything you will need for your website will likely need to be built from scratch. There are little to no out-of-the-box modules that come with the CMS.
- There is a total absence of a user community for Ingeniux, so obtaining support from anyone other than Ingeniux themselves is non-existent.
- Ingeniux is getting better at this but the documentation of their product and feature set is somewhat limited, and generally only available through in-person training sessions, which can be costly.
Ingeniux CMS is intended for large sites, which WordPress and Drupal can sometimes struggle with. Also, it offers far more freedom in development than Cascade Server, as you can use C# and Razor templating to build the pages, and this gives you access to advanced functionality in C# and is much easier to use than XSLT or Velocity.
Ingeniux CMS is great for large sites with lots of content. It has great user management tools and workflow options, so working with a large team of developers or content authors isn't a problem at all. It also has a customizable interface to remove any of the confusion from your users. I would only recommend it for organizations with lots of content. It is a bit too much for smaller sites or smaller companies.