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Overview

Joomla is an open-source content management system (CMS) which allows users to build websites & online applications, with...

Category Leaders

Concrete CMS (formerly concrete5) makes running a website easy. Go to any page in your site, and an editing toolbar gives...

  • Platforms supported
  • Web-based
  • iPhone app
  • Android app
  • Windows Phone app
  • Typical customers
  • Freelancers
  • Small businesses
  • Mid size businesses
  • Large enterprises
  • Customer support
  • Phone
  • Online
  • Knowledge base
  • Video tutorials
  • Platforms supported
  • Web-based
  • iPhone app
  • Android app
  • Windows Phone app
  • Typical customers
  • Freelancers
  • Small businesses
  • Mid size businesses
  • Large enterprises
  • Customer support
  • Phone
  • Online
  • Knowledge base
  • Video tutorials

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Pricing

Starting from
$

199

  • Free trial available
  • No credit card required
  • Free account
  • Subscription based
Starting from

Free

  • Free trial available
  • No credit card required
  • Free account
  • Subscription based

User reviews

5

4

3

2

1

202

168

84

20

6

  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
86%
would recommend this app

4.6

5

4

3

2

1

36

11

1

1

1

  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
92%
would recommend this app

Pros

The ease of deployment is one of the best benefits. You can even auto-install it in most servers.

Yaco L.

Easy to install, the WYSIWYG editor is good for starters and professionals. Joomla is open Source, popular and supported.

Siraj W.

Joomla is a stable solution that has been around for many years and continues to get better and developed by the strong Joomla community.

AR

Anonymous Reviewer

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.

DZ

David Z.

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.

TM

Tim M.

Setup is super easy and customization is pretty easy once you understand how it functions.

AR

Anonymous Reviewer

Cons

This tool was a threat to our profits because of those technical variants. There are so many conflicting help files and out of date tutorials, the tool has become a victim of it's own complexity.

JL

James L.

I dislike that the PayPal plugin for it fails too frequently. I dislike that there's a color change line in the body of the web page for no good reason (light blue to a slightly darker blue).

GT

Gail T.

Compatibility with certain software packages and hardware due to highly possible dishonest and cowardly development protocols from OTHER COMPANIES.

Chad E.

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.

DZ

David Z.

Our theme no longer works with current versions of Concrete 5 (5.6) and I have no idea how to fix it.

MK

Marybeth K.

It is quite resource intensive. Errors in configuration may require a rollback to a prior backup.

MJ

Michael J.

  • Vendor responds to reviews
  • Last review13 days ago
  • Vendor responds to reviews
  • Last review7 months ago

Key features

  • Total features21
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Approval Process Control
  • Asset Library
  • Asset Lifecycle Management
  • Asset Sharing
  • Calendar Management
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Commenting/Notes
  • 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
  • Forms Management
  • Full Text Search
  • Image Editing
  • Landing Pages/Web Forms
  • Media Library
  • Metadata Management
  • Mobile Access
  • Multi-Language
  • Online Store Builder
  • Pre-built Templates
  • Real Time Editing
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • SEO Management
  • SSL Security
  • Search/Filter
  • Single Sign On
  • Social Media Integration
  • Tagging
  • Template Management
  • Text Editing
  • Third Party Integrations
  • User Management
  • Version Control
  • WYSIWYG Editor
  • Website Analytics
  • Website Management
  • Workflow Management
  • Total features48
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Approval Process Control
  • Asset Library
  • Asset Lifecycle Management
  • Asset Sharing
  • Calendar Management
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Commenting/Notes
  • 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
  • Forms Management
  • Full Text Search
  • Image Editing
  • Landing Pages/Web Forms
  • Media Library
  • Metadata Management
  • Mobile Access
  • Multi-Language
  • Online Store Builder
  • Pre-built Templates
  • Real Time Editing
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • SEO Management
  • SSL Security
  • Search/Filter
  • Single Sign On
  • Social Media Integration
  • Tagging
  • Template Management
  • Text Editing
  • Third Party Integrations
  • User Management
  • Version Control
  • WYSIWYG Editor
  • Website Analytics
  • Website Management
  • Workflow Management

Integrations

  • Total integrations164
  • AWeber
  • ActiveCampaign
  • Authorize.net
  • BigCommerce
  • Dropbox Business
  • Facebook
  • Google Analytics
  • Instagram
  • Magento Commerce
  • Mailchimp
  • PayPal
  • Salesforce Sales Cloud
  • ShipStation
  • Shopify
  • Slack
  • Stripe
  • Twitter
  • WooCommerce
  • Wordpress
  • Zapier
  • Total integrations5
  • AWeber
  • ActiveCampaign
  • Authorize.net
  • BigCommerce
  • Dropbox Business
  • Facebook
  • Google Analytics
  • Instagram
  • Magento Commerce
  • Mailchimp
  • PayPal
  • Salesforce Sales Cloud
  • ShipStation
  • Shopify
  • Slack
  • Stripe
  • Twitter
  • WooCommerce
  • Wordpress
  • Zapier

User reviews that mention these apps

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend3/10

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Concrete CMS

Maybe Aptly Named for Non-Developers

Reviewed 2 years ago

I use a particular blogging/CMS platform for most projects but it is not necessarily suitable for every project. On numerous occasions I've tried to build a project out on Concrete 5 but meet with both usability challenges and prohibitive costs to integrate features.

Pros

I like the notion that Concrete 5 can be a replacement or alternative to CMSes like Joomla, Drupal, WordPress and others. I like the ways others have taken ideas and realized them with Concrete 5. My own efforts over the past few years have been amatuerish. Concrete 5 has remained a hobby.

Cons

Usability challenges and prohibitive costs to integrate features. The platform is not easy to learn. The theming system is considered robust by some but doesnt have a wide range of good-looking affordable themes. The free ones are not easy to modify. Concrete 5 has plugins but they are costly to implement and the selection is not as wide-ranging as those for other CMSes like Drupal, WordPress or Joomla.

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Concrete CMS

Hands down best cms / framework

Reviewed 3 years ago

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

The system is architected using modern object oriented php. It's very easy for front end devs to create websites from mocks that are intuitive to edit for end users using the cms. It provides a foundation similar to a traditional framework for more complex applications with enterprise level permissions and features out of the box. Extending the cms uses an intuitive pattern allowing changes to persist thru updates to the software. It promotes professional programming design concepts and favors traditional programming design patterns over strict convention. The editing experience from a end users standpoint beats drupal, wordpress and joomla hands down. The security track record is impeccable as well contrasted to other cms systems.

Cons

Off the shelf plugins are limited but the plugins that are available are properly vetted and less likely to be insecure than wordpress. 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.