Concrete5 Content Management

This is the first time I have developed anything running on the Concrete5 Content Management System. The work was for a client of  Fanatic Design, an full service graphic design agency in Bristol.

As a CMS I didn’t really get much of a feel for full scale  development with Concrete5 as most of the tasks I completed were fixes at the model-view-control level.

It’s use of MVC architecture does make Concrete5 feel like a PHP Framework to the occasional developer, especially when it’s necessary to delve into the object orientated side of things. Not that this is a bad thing it just doesn’t feel like a CMS in the WordPress or Drupal sense.

Although occupying only a tiny portion of the CMS Market share, Concrete5 does have the benefit of in content editing out of the box, and there seems to be a fair amount of add ons available. From what I gather one of the biggest let downs is the lack of themes available, but is that such a big deal? If you going to be doing anything serious you’re going to be using a custom or at least a child theme anyway.

Concrete5 is completely free, unlike WordPress which is released under the GNU General Public License Version 2.0

  • Great to hear that you are into concrete5 CMS. I am expert in the same and can do any complex themes or packages for concrete5. Let me know if you ever need help. My skype : tinkutr

  • Thanks very much. I should be okay for the moment but I’ll keep you in mind. Have you got a website?

  • http://concrete5coder.com is my personal blog and http://pixelmargin.com is company website