When the time came to choose a CMS (Content Management System) to use for our projects we looked at all the well known names. We had picked up a few clients with sites built using various CMS's that were either not happy with or could not get a response from their developers. After seeing how difficult it was to make changes for them we knew there had to be a better way.

From the moment we found Concrete5 we knew it was a winner, You could edit all the content from the page the content was on. Adding new content or moving content was just as easy. It just made sense.

Concrete5 is Free and Open Source (FOSS) under the MIT software license. It was released in early June 2008 and is based on three basic principles, 

  1. Keep it easy. You don't have to be "trained" to do some basic writing in Word. The same should be true for your website.
  2. Keep it flexible. Being told "well you can't do that with this CMS" wasn't an option. The client’s needs define the web experience, not the technology's limitations.
  3. Keep it robust. A web site could get big spikes of traffic, up to 10,000 visitors per second. While any system will need some fine tuning to handle that, the CMS had to be inherently scalable.

By October 2008, it was project of the month on By November it was getting well over 1,000 visitors a day. Today, concrete5 has reached across the world, sites of every nature are being built, and thousands of people are using it to express themselves online.

Concrete5 makes running a website easy.

Go to any page in your site, and an editing toolbar gives you all the controls you need to update your website. No intimidating manuals, no complicated administration interfaces - just point and click.

For more information about Concrete5 visit their website


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