Concrete5 makes running a website easy. Go to any page in your site, and a editing toolbar gives you all the controls you need to update your website. No intimidating manuals, no complicated administration interfaces - just point and click.
WYSIWYG text editor
In-context editing toolbar Ė change your website as you surf!
Automatic navigations Ė add a page anywhere and it's updated everywhere
Preview your changes before publishing
Track versions, and compare differences between them
File manager with bulk upload and image manipulation using Picnik (Picnik integration in v5.3)
And much more
ReviewsCMS almost as simple as it gets but powerful!
by a Guest - TeddyBare - July 19, 2010, 5:52 pm
I tried Concrete5 over a year ago and gave up with it. A few weeks ago I tried it again, and have quite simply switched almost all of my sites over to it.
I've also posted a couple of support messages, and have had quick, helpful responses within hours.
Great For Corporate Sites, but ...
by a Guest - crystalk - August 13, 2010, 8:03 pm
for the siteops who do this 'gratis' the CMS is lacking a couple of things to make this work. They are available via expensive add-ons. Who pays for a forum add-on, anyways, when there is already a multitude of free forums out there.
To be fair, the CMS is dead simple to install and to make changes. My only issue is the add-ons which should be included in the default package such as forums. There are plenty of other freebies that they have as add-on modules, to be fair.
by a Guest - rlcmmore - March 15, 2011, 7:49 am
I think concrete5 is very simple, I've tried Joomla, CMS Made Simple and some others but those were pretty confusing. I think its great!
by a Guest - Max - May 1, 2011, 1:42 pm
I've tried several CMS systems such as Drupal, Joomla, Wordpress, e107, etc. I always had a problem with them where they had this confusing structure of modules and pages and page categories and page subpages, and it was like learning a whole different language.
This CMS actually works like a WYSIWYG. Drag blocks around rather than using a config page, click on blocks and edit them right there instead of on a separate edit page, etc. It works so much better for visual thinkers.
by a Guest - Chad - August 20, 2011, 3:30 pm
Concrete5 is such a flexible framework beyond being a great CMS.
You can build entire applications using the robust API and get your clients the functionality they need, without having several solutions to get there.
by a Guest - crob09 - January 5, 2012, 7:52 pm
I highly recommend Concrete5. I have two websites built using the CMS and if you know PHP the sky is the limit.
by a Guest - michael - October 12, 2012, 8:39 am
I have used this for dozens of sites - it's powerful, quick to deploy and easy to customise. Add-ons are helpful - many free, and lots of others at very modest costs for the amount of coding and work it would take to make yourself. I love it.
by a Guest - JaneD - November 14, 2012, 6:53 am
I have been looking for some time for a website builder that truly allows me to construct a professional-looking site easily and without having to spend hours fiddling with file managers and obscure editing techniques. Concrete5 is the answer - really intuitive and easy to use, and the results look great. No more struggling with WordPress for me!