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Concrete 5


Concrete 5


Website Baker


Jaws

Concrete 5 is a relatively new open source Content Management System designed for easy website development. While Drupal, Joomla and Plone are familiar names to many in nonprofit tech, Concrete 5 may sound like a Mystery Science Theater 3000 movie. The trouble is I haven’t heard much about it, but the website makes it seem so darn intriguing. It’s presented as back end website development from the front end. Sound confusing? Check out their demo site. I was wondering if anyone out there in blog land has had any experience with it or has heard anything about it.

Or, for that matter, any of the lesser known CMS’s?
Jaws?
Website Baker?
Good experiences? Bad?



  • http://www.sparx.co.nz/ Sheldon

    Concrete 5 I really like, it’s powerful, and the sue of blocks is great. Also it’s licenced under the MIT licence.

    It still is lacking some of the modules that other CMS have though

    Website Baker I found today, (That’s how I found your blog googling a comparison of Concrete 5 and Website Baker!)

    Website Baker is lightweight, but there is something about it that I like…!!! Simple and effective.

    Joomla I have used a few times, but personally I don’t like it. It’s just got the joomla feel. Well it’s what Joomla is though, it’s great for some projects.

    But I like something that is simple to use for my clients. Website Baker or Concrete 5.

    I was using Silverstripe as well.

  • http://www.sparx.co.nz Sheldon

    Concrete 5 I really like, it’s powerful, and the sue of blocks is great. Also it’s licenced under the MIT licence.

    It still is lacking some of the modules that other CMS have though

    Website Baker I found today, (That’s how I found your blog googling a comparison of Concrete 5 and Website Baker!)

    Website Baker is lightweight, but there is something about it that I like…!!! Simple and effective.

    Joomla I have used a few times, but personally I don’t like it. It’s just got the joomla feel. Well it’s what Joomla is though, it’s great for some projects.

    But I like something that is simple to use for my clients. Website Baker or Concrete 5.

    I was using Silverstripe as well.

  • http://blog.socialsourcecommons.org/ Matt Garcia

    Sheldon, thanks for the comments about your CMS experience! It’s good to hear from someone who has had experience using more than just the big three (Drupal, Joomla and Plone). Does your organization do any work with nonprofit clients?

  • Matt

    Sheldon, thanks for the comments about your CMS experience! It’s good to hear from someone who has had experience using more than just the big three (Drupal, Joomla and Plone). Does your organization do any work with nonprofit clients?

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