What are the best aspects of this product?
Prepping up the platform is super easy, and it boasts a seamless UI that is smooth to use for PHP professionals, front end developers, site editors, etc. It also has a good selection of plugins that have passed through the standards of Concrete5 developers. Meaning, you do not need to worry about conflicting codes while using them. Also, the platform came from the bootstrap framework, so it is easy to make a bootstrap website compatible with Concrete5. Moreover, the Concrete5 community has great and approachable expert developers who always help me deal with complicated PHP codes. As a result, I’ve been churning out dozens of sites with the use of this tool, even if I do not have enough PHP knowledge for my front end job.
What aspects are problematic or could work better?
I can’t find enough Concrete5 tutorials and training materials for PHP or front end developers. I have only found guides for site editors. Also, Concrete5 has a relatively smaller community of users. It has lesser popularity as well. This pushes me to do a lot of explanation to my clients and other developers because they know WordPress more. I often need to convince them that Concrete5 is better than other popular choices.
What specific problems in your company were solved by this product?
Concrete5 helps me create complex websites without too many inconveniences. Just previously, for example, I have made a superb website for the training purposes of a non-profit org. And I have integrated a lot of useful features on the site, such as multimedia clips, interactive activities and questionnaires among others. The platform also has a lot of ready-to-use features. As a result, you can instantly create a cool website with just simple CSS codes. It is also more affordable than other options since it is an open-source tool and its plugins only cost a few dollars.
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