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Concrete CMS

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Concrete CMS FAQs

Q. What type of pricing plans does Concrete CMS offer?

Concrete CMS has the following pricing plans:
Pricing model: One Time License, Free
Free Trial: Available

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Q. Who are the typical users of Concrete CMS?

Concrete CMS has the following typical customers:
Freelancers, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Non Profit, Small Business

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Q. What languages does Concrete CMS support?

Concrete CMS supports the following languages:
English, Arabic, Chinese (Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Lithuanian, Malay, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese

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Q. Does Concrete CMS offer an API?

No, Concrete CMS does not have an API available.

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Q. What level of support does Concrete CMS offer?

Concrete CMS offers the following support options:
FAQs/Forum, 24/7 (Live rep), Knowledge Base, Chat

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Concrete CMS product overview

What is Concrete CMS?

Concrete CMS is an Open Source Content Management System for teams. Run a secure website your content contributors will love using with Concrete CMS.

Typical customers

Freelancers
Small businesses
Mid size businesses
Large enterprises

Platforms supported

Web
Android
iPhone/iPad

Support options

FAQs/Forum
24/7 (Live rep)
Knowledge Base
Chat

Training options

In Person
Webinars
Live Online
Documentation

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4.5

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53

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Concrete CMS features

Functionality

4.3

/5

53

Total features

50

5 categories

Most valued features by users

Third Party Integrations
Customizable Branding
Activity Dashboard
Content Management
Customizable Templates
Drag & Drop
Access Controls/Permissions
Alerts/Notifications

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Concrete CMS users reviews

Overall Rating

4.5

/5

53

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Rating breakdown
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9.04/10
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Pros
It's intuitive, comprehensive in feature set, easy to set up, easy for clients to use, responsive, adaptable, and secure. The user community is supportive, helpful, and really, really smart.
Works out of the box, easy to setup and is packed with features so you don't need loads of plugins. Great for editors and very good for developers to build off.
Setup is super easy and customization is pretty easy once you understand how it functions.
Cons
With the release of version 7 and continued in 8, that was severely reduced due to new addon requirements and some developers not wanting to re-write their products.
Our theme no longer works with current versions of Concrete 5 (5.6) and I have no idea how to fix it.
It is quite resource intensive. Errors in configuration may require a rollback to a prior backup.

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Religious Institutions, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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User Friendly Website CMS

Reviewed 3 years ago

I was able to come into my position having past experience with WordPress and easily figure out how to use Concrete5.

Pros

I like how modern and user friendly this content management system is. Many features are drag & drop so even a novice can create a web page, but there are robust capabilities that can be coded in as well.

Cons

I would have liked other options for viewing files, specifically images. And increased ease of navigation through the back end of the website.

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Raphael P.

Internet, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Awesome tool for a better web

Reviewed 2 years ago

I build a lot of websites for different industries like medicine, construction, food, automation, real state etc. The principal benefit is the time I save building with concrete5.

Pros

Easy: installation, configuration, customization and to do improvements. A great community that help everyone in trouble (if hapens). Tons of add-ons and great numbers of theme options (could be more, but is ok).

Cons

A few options to customize a theme on core system and few themes selling on market place.

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Marybeth K.

Nonprofit Organization Management, 10,001+ employees

Used monthly for 2+ years

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Have we lost 15 years of work?

Reviewed 3 years ago

The theme we paid hard-earned donor money for was never upgraded to keep up with the updates Concrete 5 made to its operating system. Our theme no longer works with current versions of Concrete 5 (5.6) and I have no idea how to fix it. "Explanations" online require a Computer Science PhD to understand and I don't have the knowledge to figure out what they say to do. We've just let it go for years, but now we have t to change servers and I don't think the new server can handle the outdated version of Concrete 5 needed for our site to operate. YEARS of work are going to go down the drain if I cannot somehow salvage this. I have NO IDEA WHERE TO TURN for a plain-English response as to what to do.

Pros

Concrete 5 was OK in the beginning but now it looks like our choice to use this is going to cost us YEARS of hard work.

Cons

It is VERY hard to understand what to do with this software. Support is poor to nonexistent. Vendors are not required to keep up their products, leaving customers hanging. See our dilemma, below.

Vendor response

I'm disappointed to hear this Marybeth. You're right that in the 10 years we've been open source we've changed a lot. Keeping your site on the latest version is something that does require ongoing attention from a somewhat technical resource. Version 5.6 is actually legacy at this point, we're all the way to version 8.5 and are looking at a version 9 release in 2020. Today, to keep your concrete5...

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Brian M.

Online Media, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Powerful, Extendable, User-Friendly

Reviewed 2 years ago
Pros

Concrete5 is great for everything from simple websites to custom, complex, applications. The peer-reviewed marketplace offers out-of-the-box solutions that save plenty of time and cost less than developing on your own with many add-ons available for free. Community support is fantastic with user forums and projects, including an e-Commerce solution that is robust and inexpensive to run with no monthly...

Cons

There can be a learning curve and the technology used in the background has grown more complex over the last few years. This is not to say that it can't be used by those with less technical knowledge, just that like with any CMS there is a learning curve and some occasional pitfalls.

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Jordan S.

Internet, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 6-12 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Great for end-users and developers

Reviewed 3 years ago

Love it as a developer and I love providing Concrete5 powered websites to my clients. Doesn't get too much more ideal than that!

Pros

I love to provide Concrete5 powered websites to my clients for many reasons. In particular though, the in-context page editing abilities of Concrete5, easy-to-use dashboard, customizable theme styles and extensibility through the Concrete5 marketplace make it a tool that suits a WIDE range of needs.

Cons

My only dislike with Concrete5 is the lack of native e-commerce functionality built into the CMS. If Concrete5 and/or the C5 community were able to develop some simple e-commerce functionality (much like woocommerce) I think C5 could re-gain some market share from other CMS tools in the industry today.

Vendor response

Good news, there is ecommerce for concrete5 here: https://github.com/concrete5-community-store

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