Wordpress vs concrete5 Comparison Chart

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Reviews

John Everden

Insecure and dated

2019-03-16

Stay clear and pick a newer cms such as concrete5.

Pros

Lots of plugins available very easy to Google information in regards to development questions.

Cons

Very insecure generally. Provides a poor legacy codebase to develop on. Code varies in style and design across multiple areas. Editing experience is fractured and is inconsistent across areas. It's a great blogging platform but a poor choice as a cms. While the plugin library is vast I wouldnt trust the security except for very popular plugins. For a quick small business website it's sometimes acceptable but a poor choice for large sites or applications. It's like a flashback to programming from 10 years ago.

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Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

0/10
Source: Capterra
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Wordpress
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Vernessa Taylor

WordPress is Powerful Platform for Business, Hobbyists, and Writers (But One Size Doesn't Fit All)

2018-08-12

Although you'll hear me and others speaking about using WordPress to build this or that on the web, in reality, WordPress is a framework (albeit a complex one) that is fairly plain straight out of the box. I've created complete business websites using WordPress as repository of information and hybrid websites in which WordPress served as both a blog (with new articles) alongside static (un-changing) information. The trick is in deciding whether or not WordPress is the appropriate framework upon which to create your website or a portion of your web presence. I've discovered that figuring out whether an implementation of WordPress is the best framework to use for a particular type of website is done by planning, asking relevant questions, determining who will be involved on a regular basis, and how consumers will engage with a site is the best way to get a comfortable fit.

Pros

I've used WordPress since before the versions had a number before the dot (i.e., version 0.4)! My review comes from a place of having used it for my own varied interests and having built websites for clients. Though I've used the software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform -- WordPress.com -- my review is about the host-it-on-your-own-webspace version (the standalone version downloaded from WordPress.org). Malleable is the word that comes to mind when I think of "creating with WordPress." The original developers along with scores of others have created a virtual ecosystem for creative expression that rivals Playdoh(TM), Silly Putty (TM), Legos(TM), and those ubiquitous interlocking blocks. With the right combination of themes, templates, and plugins, you can start with an idea then build something that serves the needs of hobbyists, business interests, or wordsmiths. That appeals to my sense of creativity! The biggest pro I can attribute to WordPress is it continues to evolve according to the demands of its users while remaining true to its raison d'etre. It scales up or down; it works equally well for a single writer or hundreds of contributors. WordPress is flexible enough to serve as an entire website (as a content management system) or just a blog or as a hybrid. I like that numerous softwares have created connections to WordPress so that it fits neatly into a business's plan for its complete web presence.

Cons

Every business doesn't need to use WordPress (instead they might need to consider Concrete5 or ModX or Drupal).

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Wordpress
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Jamey M. Yates

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
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concrete5
CMS made for Marketing but built for Geeks
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John Everden

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

The editing experience from a end users standpoint beats drupal, wordpress and joomla hands down.

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.

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
concrete5 Reviews
concrete5
CMS made for Marketing but built for Geeks
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