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Concrete5

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A free open-source content management software that aims at providing its clients excellent features that enables them to create amazing content. Its easy-to-use editing features allows the user to easily create and edit contents without any creative limitations and coding. Using its Style editor, you can personalize fonts, colours and layouts to make it look exactly the way you want. With Concrete5, you can also easily create forms and surveys to collect data regarding your content and audience. Understanding the surveys with an effective reporting tool provided by Concrete5 enhances and accelerates your decision-making skills.

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Concrete5 Technical details

Support 24/7 (Live rep) Business Hours Online Customer Type Freelancers Large Enterprises Medium Business Small Business
API Location / Phone Number Porland, OR
Deployment SaaS/Web/Cloud Category Content Management Software

Concrete5 Pricing

Pricing ModelFree Trial , Freemium , Open-source
Concrete5
Free

Concrete5 is a Free, open-source platform.

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Disclaimer: The pricing details were last updated on 23/03/2018 from the vendor website and may be different from actual. Please confirm with the vendor website before purchasing.

Concrete5 FAQs

Concrete5 is Content Management Software. Concrete5 offers the following functionalities:

  • Version Control
  • Approval Process Control
  • Document Management
  • Indexing
  • Permission Management
  • Rich Text Editor
  • Rule Based Publishing
  • Search
  • SEO Management
  • Template Creation

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Concrete5 is a free software.

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Yes, Concrete5 offers a free plan.

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Yes, Concrete5 provides API.

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Concrete5 Reviews

OVERALL RATING
4.4
Based on 62 Rating(s)
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Source : g2crowd.com
(Reviewed on 16 July 2019)
"Great CMS for 80% of websites on the web. "

What do you like best?

Concrete5 easy of use for the end user is it clam to fame. Very easy on page editing and can build out more complex pages using custom attributes.

What do you dislike?

From a development stand point, concrete5 can be hard to use for 3 or more developers on a project. S There is no syncing process between local development environments and remote environments this can cause issues on large projects. Also scaling the CMS for very large project (250+ plus pages might be an issue however, that is more of dev-op issue then a CMS problem.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Give concete5 a chance for your next CMS for a agency project. Wordpress, Joomla and Drupal are other alternatives however your end users will be so much happier with their ability to edit content. There is a great slack community of core concrete5 developers that can answer pretty much any question.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We want our clients to have a very easy to use CMS for editing content. However still have a system that is powerful enough for high end features such as user permissions, advanced theme development, custom blogs and forms.

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Source : g2crowd.com
(Reviewed on 03 April 2019)
"User Friendly for End Users, not so much for IT"

What do you like best?

Training the end-users on this software was pretty easy. We made a guide and everything seems to be running smoothly for the most part. We will occasionally get a question or two on something, but for the most part, everything seems to work fine!

What do you dislike?

Using Concrete5 as an IT user has been a pain. It isn't too much of a negative, but uploading files doesn't seem to be as straightforward as it could be. However, as long as it works well for the end users, the software is doing its job I think. IT should have the skills needed to overcome any design flaws that might come with catering to the end user.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Before Concrete5, all web changes had to go through the IT department which would overload the staff and make request take longer to complete. With Concrete5, users can update their own websites after they go through our Concrete5 training. This has helped to make the Helpdesk more efficient as well.

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Anel PasicSource : trustradius.com
(Reviewed on 02 March 2019)
Best CMS out there for most website projects except e-commerce.

Use Cases and Deployment Scope

After using, customizing ad developing on most common CMS systems such as Joomla, Drupal, WordPress and others, Concrete5 became a clear choice for almost all of our projects. Unless you plan to develop anything but a webshop, then there is no need to search further.

Pros and Cons

  • Effective and easy to publish and edit content. You enter the page where you want to edit content, choose edit mode and all editable content is there for you to change. Great overview with sitemap feature, you get full view of your website structure.
  • Extremly flexible, you can define page-types and assign custom attributes to each.
  • Gives developer full controll over display, and lets the editor plot in correct values.
  • Easy to maintain, good security. No need for external plugins in order to preform advanced features.
  • Best plugin is no plugin.
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  • Not suitable for webshops. Sure there are plugins for that such as WooCommerce on WP, but that's a poor choice. Best to go for PrestaShop or full-blood E-Commerce solution.
  • No list view edit of the pages such as Joomla, would make it more effective.

Likelihood to Recommend

Best suited for any type of corporate website that is not a webshop, or requires a full-custom from scratch built CMS.

Whatever you imagine, you can build anything on it. All you need is a descent developer that has a few brain cells.

Not suited for webshops. You can make it work, but it's not an efficient solution.
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Dave BeckerSource : trustradius.com
(Reviewed on 15 January 2019)
Our Experience with Concrete5

Use Cases and Deployment Scope

Our website is built on Concrete5. We are able to integrate our CRM and customer accounts system with the Concrete5 platform to give our customers a seamless transition between the two. We host all of our services and offerings on the site and customers are able to read all about our company and what we can do for them.

Pros and Cons

  • Concrete5 has a modular editing system, so you can edit the pages without having knowledge of coding. You just pick the module you want to insert or edit and click where you want it to go.
  • You are able to edit modules in an HTML format if you would like to, so if you have the knowledge you can have even more control over your modules.
  • You can also edit entire page themes by selecting them from the page layout menu. This allows you a greater versatility of the pages on your site.
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  • The file sorting system can be clunky at times. It can be difficult to find the correct file when you are searching for files you have previously uploaded.
  • Sometimes the page will crash in the middle of editing, and there isn't an autosave feature to backup your work.
  • Without proper training on how to use Concrete5, you can easily get lost or overwhelmed. It's not exactly intuitive right away.

Likelihood to Recommend

If you have some knowledge of coding or website editing, Concrete5 is a great choice. You can go into their marketplace and find additional add-ons or modules that you would like to add to your site. If you are looking for a simple web site hosting service, this may not be the option for you.
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Source : g2crowd.com
(Reviewed on 02 January 2019)
"A beautifully simple CMS platform for dummies."

What do you like best?

Once installed the design and front-end functionality is perfect for any experience level. Templates and extensions are easy to install and use.

What do you dislike?

Since the newest version, there have been fewer new extensions which is a shame. But most basics are there.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Consider using an external dev team for set up of the platform. At points, it was quite fiddly.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The main problem is having a drag and drop CMS platform for clients that they can expand as needed without relying on a service like squarespace.

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Source : g2crowd.com
(Reviewed on 19 December 2018)
"Quick review on Concrete5 "

What do you like best?

Concrete5 comes with a big jump. From the ground up developed as a blogging software. Concrete5 was originally created as a way to quickly and easily design and build a website. The platform has enough functionality out-of-the-box allowing to build any kinds of websites as well.

What do you dislike?

While Concrete5 is considered to be very easy, some steps can be more detailed, and vary depending on the specific theme or plugin you are using.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Concrete5 provides its users with many add-ons as well. However, they are offered via the built-in Marketplace controlled by Concrete5, and thus tend to have less compatibility problems.

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Source : g2crowd.com
(Reviewed on 14 December 2018)
"Good CMS but scales really badly (for a big corporate site)"

What do you like best?

The easy to configure WYSIWGs and drag and drop feature

What do you dislike?

The complexity and how badly it grows for bigger websites/apps

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Content management system for a website we were building at my past company

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Source : g2crowd.com
(Reviewed on 14 December 2018)
"Pretty user friendly and fast, but not as diverse as more popular platforms"

What do you like best?

The speed and simplicity of the platform is where it shines. It's also easy to implement.

What do you dislike?

Looking at form inquiries is more challenging than it needs to be. Since it is not as widely used as, say, WordPress the support and plugins are limited.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We've used it as the content management system for smaller websites. Easier to implement is a positive - saves time and money. Faster than bulky CMSs.

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Source : g2crowd.com
(Reviewed on 24 November 2018)
"great user friendly and simple CMS"

What do you like best?

concrete 5 has a great user interface and allows different levels of control for each user

What do you dislike?

not much to report, it fulfilled all my needs and tasks

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

seamless transfer of content for website

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Source : g2crowd.com
(Reviewed on 25 September 2018)
"a better option for webdesign"

What do you like best?

the fact that designers can enter the platform at their skill/comfort level. you can build in WYSIWYG, blocks, or code-edit methods, from a single interface. the instant on-server versioning is awesome. It is not as restrictive as other WYSIWYG platforms, and it is proprietary to a server space (you can use it as WYSIWYG on your own server/hosting. bootstrap brings uniformity to repetitive work.

What do you dislike?

you have to install it for each website created, so there is an installation per domain in a hosting package. You have to log in/out per website, and multiple installations in design mode on a single server are consuming resources, vs if a single install could handle multiple sites within a hosting package.

Recommendations to others considering the product

running on shared hosting will likely be too slow for daily use, but it will give you an idea of the abilities you would gain. a VPS server is best, but keep in mind, multiple sites require multiple installations of concrete5, they do not yet have a multi-site management feature.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

speed of production, faster disaster recovery (restoring after botched code, ability to achieve hand-coded capabilities that other WYSIWYG platforms do not allow for. xara didnt allow for drilled down settings, and weebly of course was only used on their server space. we were able to un-can and un-cork with concrete5.

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