Today’s web offers plenty of opportunities when it comes to choosing the perfect Content Management System, and we want you to be aware of many of the choices that are out there for one to consider. In some of our previous blog posts, we talked about WordPress, Drupal, Joomla, ModX, Sitefinity, Expression Engine, Savvy, and Ektron. In today’s post we will explore Concrete5 and some of the features and the advantages of its implementation for your website.
Organizations nowadays need an easy to use tool that allows them to communicate and manage web content quickly, without engaging technical knowledge. If you are one of these companies, then you might consider choosing Concrete5 as your Content Management System.
Concrete5 is a free and open source CMS built on PHP/MySQL. It is best for beginners and technical experts alike because it is a simple, intuitive platform that is also extendable. Concrete5 can be used for a wide range of site applications including personal and business websites, forums, communities, magazines, e-commerce solutions, photography showcases, galleries and much more.
There are a couple of primary reasons why one would want to choose Concrete5 over other CMSs:
- The initial setup and building of page themes is extremely easy. Moreover, you can use more than one theme in your site by simply changing the theme for a page; all new pages you make afterwards will use the new theme.
- The administrative access to add and edit pages is made simple courtesy of a top navigation bar.
- In-context editing – Concrete5’s main feature – allows you to edit website content directly on the page, rather than in an administrative interface.
- A powerful permission system will allow you to control the content editing process. Site wide permissions can be used in one of two modes – Simple Permissions and Advanced Permissions – depending on your requirements.
Once in edit mode, you will also see that Concrete5 offers a complex system where you can improve content and the way it is displayed with features such as page types, advanced style sheets, and version control.
At CodeMyIMAGE, we consider Concrete5 a viable choice and worth investigating if you are in the market for a content management solution for many clients or your client’s websites – it is easy to manage, intuitive, secure and powerful.