Concrete CMS Features

Concrete CMS

CMS made for Marketing but built for Geeks

4.6/5 (50 reviews)

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API
Access Controls/Permissions
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Alerts/Notifications
Approval Process Control
Archiving & Retention
Asset Lifecycle Management
Calendar Management
Collaboration Tools
Compliance Management
Configurable Workflow
Content Library
Content Management
Content Publishing Options
Customizable Branding
Customizable Forms
Customizable Templates
Digital Asset Management
Document Classification
Document Management
Document Storage
Drag & Drop
Electronic Forms
File Management
File Sharing
Forms Management
Full Text Search
Image Editing
Information Governance
Landing Pages/Web Forms
Media Library
Metadata Management
Mobile Access
Multi-Language
Offline Access
Online Store Builder
Pre-built Templates
Real Time Editing
Role-Based Permissions
SEO Management
SSL Security
Search/Filter
Single Sign On
Tagging
Template Management
Text Editing
Third Party Integrations
User Management
Version Control
Video Support
WYSIWYG Editor
Website Management
Workflow Management
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API
Access Controls/Permissions
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Alerts/Notifications
Approval Process Control
Archiving & Retention
Asset Lifecycle Management
Calendar Management
Collaboration Tools
Compliance Management
Configurable Workflow
Content Library
Content Management
Content Publishing Options
Customizable Branding
Customizable Forms
Customizable Templates
Digital Asset Management
Document Classification
Document Management
Document Storage
Drag & Drop
Electronic Forms
File Management
File Sharing
Forms Management
Full Text Search
Image Editing
Information Governance
Landing Pages/Web Forms
Media Library
Metadata Management
Mobile Access
Multi-Language
Offline Access
Online Store Builder
Pre-built Templates
Real Time Editing
Role-Based Permissions
SEO Management
SSL Security
Search/Filter
Single Sign On
Tagging
Template Management
Text Editing
Third Party Integrations
User Management
Version Control
Video Support
WYSIWYG Editor
Website Management
Workflow Management
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Concrete CMS Feature Reviews

25 reviewers had the following to say about Concrete CMS's features:

Raymond K.

Scaling with CMS with Concrete5

2021-02-16

Its the best CMS service if you want to scale content management in your application

Pros

Easy integration and good marketplace to get the third party integrations, also has the best templates for landing pages

Cons

Need more channels for seeking support service at the moment we using slack which is not easy to track messages

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Jamey M. Y.

Verified Reviewer

A brilliant CMS solution for the real web developer

2018-12-17

Pros

If you're a web developer, this is a powerful solution for building a content management system without tricking a blog into being a website and without building a solution from scratch.

Cons

It's not as quick to get up and running as say a WordPress site, but the customizability and efficiency of not having to trick the system to do something it's not really made for is well worth it.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: GetApp
Helpful?   Yes   No
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David K.

Flexible, Customizable, Edit Anywhere Web Sites

2019-09-22

Concrete5 provided us with a solution that worked on cross platforms and provided templates that look professional from the start.

Pros

Concrete5 is very customizable regardless of the template used, and many templates exist that let you hit the ground running.

Cons

Using a templated page, it also took some time to figure out some heading columns and other columns were fixed and not movable, but so many other areas are customizable, workarounds were fine.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Religious Institutions company, 11-50 employees)

User Friendly Website CMS

2020-02-11

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

Pros

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

And increased ease of navigation through the back end of the website.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Daniel O.

Most agile CMS web solution

2021-02-17

Intriguing awesome learning and production deployment of Human Resource Management Information System on Concrete5 CMS

Pros

Easy to set up content management system that takes very little web server resources

Cons

It has fewer themes and plugins needed to bring variety of choice

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Dimitrios G.

Review on concrete5

2019-07-30

Pros

This content management system is by far the most user friendly system in market.

Cons

Unfortunatelly the concrete5 marketplace is not in the same level as marketplaces of other products.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Glyn J.

Powerful, easy-to-use website content management

2021-02-19

We deliver content managed websites to our clients who find concrete5 easy to use.

Pros

concrete5 delivers a complete content management system including WYSIWYG editing, forms etc. without the need for extensions to accomplish basic tasks.

Cons

Documentation has previously been criticised but this is improving steadily and Portland Labs recognise the need to continue this.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Eva K.

Concrete5 has all you need to get the job done!

2019-08-20

But I find that Concrete5 has easy to use interface that allows me to change and update pages with little to no issue.

Pros

Easy to use Updated regularly Free Customer resources for issues

Cons

If I were to pick ANY con, it would be that there isn't a more customer service. But I've never felt like any issue I've had didn't have resources to solve the issue.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Jeremy R.

concrete5 - The Best of Breed CMS

2019-08-01

You can even add your own custom attribute types which can pull from other data sources.

Pros

No messing about with the dark recesses of a hidden control panel.

Cons

As a developer, the documentation is sometimes quite a way behind the product itself or doesn't actually exist at all. This can be frustrating because the underlying architecture of concrete5 is built on the best of breed open source components, and to do things correctly without modifying the core can take time to figure out. It's usually pretty simple once you've figured it out though.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Marketing and Advertising company, 1-10 employees)

Amazing CMS, easy to use for both developers and admins

2021-02-24

A great CMS that makes updating a site easy. So easy, that as a web developer I choose it for my own sites safe in the knowledge that I can make updates quickly and easily without having to alter the code in most cases.

Pros

. - The permissions system is exceptionally powerful, allowing roles and/or individual users to be included or excluded from each permission. - The attributes system allows pages, files and users to be given custom properties of various types (e.g. text, image, colour).

Cons

- Lack of a REST API for using as a headless CMS (although I believe this will change with the next major version). - No built-in way that I'm aware of to integrate React and/or Vue components. - No equivalent to Wordpress + Advanced Custom Fields' "repeater" fields for adding an indefinitely long list of page/file/user attributes.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Graphic Design company, 1-10 employees)

Excellent CMS!

2020-03-12

Once we adjusted to the user interface and the customization methods, we were running smoothly in a very short time.

Pros

Concrete5 is like a breath of fresh air when it comes to content management systems.

Cons

Because Concrete5 isn't as popular as some of the other CMS systems, it doesn't have nearly as many free plugins or addons. Most of the time, what you need can be found, but it might require purchasing what you want or hiring someone to custom-create it for you.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Jordan S.

Great for end-users and developers

2019-08-09

Love it as a developer and I love providing Concrete5 powered websites to my clients.

Pros

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

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from concrete5


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

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Greg P.

Powerful Site Builder

2019-11-18

C5's use of MVC architecture gives developers complete control over the end solution.

Pros

Adding page templates is straight forward.

Cons

Documentation can be limited. Caching is occasionally overbearing*. Scheduling pages or page versions is not consistent*. (*may be server related)

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Chatchom J.

Awesome, Professional.....Good for programming dumb like me

2019-08-01

I need a website that is responsive to the customer with choices of theme and concrete5 served it.

Pros

Drag and Drop, What you see is what you get, Fast and simple to understand procedure

Cons

It consumes a bit too much storage and too little choices of font.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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David Z.

Concrete is only as strong as the mix.

2021-02-16

That was when third party support was the most active.

Pros

It's intuitive, comprehensive in feature set, easy to set up, easy for clients to use, responsive, adaptable, and secure.

Cons

Many templates and addons have been around for a long time, and may be in need of updating to meet current web standards.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
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Daniel G.

The greatest CMS

2017-04-17

The second point to take into consideration is the usability for the user of a CMS. concrete5 has a very well thought and designed "In Page Editing" feature which makes it easy also for non experienced users to create and maintain their website easily.

Pros

CLean & good code structure, Easy to create a website.

Cons

None!

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from concrete5


Thanks!

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Nikolas V.

Amazing Website Editing Experience!!!

2017-11-04

Open-Source with MIT License, soure code provided and is free, many blocks available and it can easily be modified to have different look and feel.

Pros

Drag and Drop editor, customization of blocks and layouts is a piece of cake.

Cons

No mature ecommerce package available for this software, there is package but is outdated. It could have an ecommerce package that would but as awesome as the CMS.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Tim C.

Painless CMS

2021-02-25

It has made it possible to both create customer sites for clients in the past as well as maintain a highly functioning enterprise website today.

Pros

As a user and one who coordinates other users, I find it far superior to Wordpress in terms in managing and adding content. And, while no framework is bulletproof from a security standpoint, I've found C5 to be the best at preventing issues, easily backing up and easily restoring a site when stuff does happen.

Cons

There's a bit of a lag between the software's upgrades and PHP updates. Like Wordpress, functionality is managed via plugins created largely by independent developers. As host update PHP versions, there is frequently a disconnection between functionality and available/installed "stuff." In other words, the core C5 app may well be functional with an updated PHP version but the plugins in use will, on occasion, not keep up. That leaves short period of scrambling to either fix it yourself or make due until the fix is made.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Tim M.

Amazing and really well thought out CMS. Works out of the box

2021-02-16

This is now my go to CMS, I don't need to keep going and installing updates to keep it secure like WordPress, none of my site have ever been hacked. The feature set out of the box is perfect and you don't need to get loads of extra plugins.

Pros

This has been design with the basic user in mind, the UX and UI is very well thought out and being able to edit content wihtin the page without having to go to a backend is very valuable.

Cons

There is not much to dislike, some of the documentation needs cleaning up for really development heavy code but it generally is a well made CMS with very little flaws

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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John E.

Hands down best cms / framework

2019-03-16

Even for complexly applications it's usually my preferable platform even over frameworks as it provides the functionality of a framework yet still provides additional functional that is almost always useful regardless of your use case.

Pros

It provides a foundation similar to a traditional framework for more complex applications with enterprise level permissions and features out of the box.

Cons

Developer docs are lacking but if you have a good understanding of php it's easy to follow the code as it follows industry conventions and concepts and theming is a breeze.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Kelly F.

Obsolete

2021-02-16

Needless to say we did not have our website rebuilt in Concrete5.

Pros

The website looked good, was mobile responsive (though not without issue) and was able to handle some plug-ins for some of the things we needed our site to be able to do.

Cons

Our site was built on a version that was already on the fast track to becoming obsolete. This was something we did not know, I'm not sure if the vendor we selected to build our site new that it was about to expire. At any rate, we had spent thousands of dollars to get this beautiful site and once it expired in 2019 we had no option but to start again from scratch. Costing our organization a great deal of hard earned donations.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

0/10
Source: Capterra
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Ikechukwu A.

Congrete5 CMS Review

2021-02-16

Concrete5 has all features on one page, you dont have tol be moving allover looking for a particular feature or tool or function, they are all right there before you on you backend screen

Pros

Powerful Backend Flexible CMS App and Date and admin Tools in one Place Integration in ways that is very smart and effective Use AI to provide insight

Cons

Not Very Popular and needs alot of awareness to see the beauty

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Garrett E.

The right CMS for me for years

2021-03-08

Also the compact marketplace is easier to navigate, though there are some more advanced ones that haven't been developed/ported yet.

Pros

It had the best user interface for users to manage content. More recently others have imitated their approach but they still show their clumsy roots in a way C5 doesn't.

Cons

Wish it was easier to manage lots of sites, but luckily they don't require much attention. Some template designers use tricks that undo the ease of use.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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James J.

Concrete5 is the Best Content Management System for Small to Medium Sized Businesses

2019-08-28

We can build a beautiful, fully functioning website in a minimal amount of time and then train the client on how to manage their website with concrete5 in under an hour.

Pros

Creating custom templates, extending concrete5 and designing for it is very simple.

Cons

Community isn't quite as large as Wordpress so there aren't as many plugins/add-ons for it.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Marco K.

The best CMS on the market for the moment

2021-02-17

from simple one pager to complex applications

Pros

Inline Editing, Workflows, Permissions, packaging system

Cons

Documentation is really bad, for developer and enduser

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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