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.
What can I build with concrete5?
Online magazines and newspapers.
Extranets and Intranets.
Government web sites.
Small business web sites.
Non-profit and organization web sites.
Church, club and team web sites.
Personal or family homepages.
Marketing focused sites for a corporation.
Any school, college or university web site.
Many online communities.
Anything else you can dream up.
How does concrete5 compare?
Building and running a website are two very different challenges. Certainly, one person may wear both hats, but the process of launching a great website is far different from running a great website over time. concrete5 lets you do both: build and run great websites. Most other content management systems are built for one side of the equation or the other.
Many CMS's were designed by developers, for developers. Building and maintaining a site with them can be pretty complex and intimidating for someone who can't program computers. The end editing experience works, but to make even basic content changes you're typically working with long web forms in a "back-end." Adding new functionality is something you'll need some technical know-how to pull off. Imagine having to call a consultant every time you wanted to write a new Word document. How useful is that to your business?
Conversely, there's a number of solutions that are geared for the DIY market. These tools work great for building a small site quickly. Some of the same assumptions and limitations that make them easy to get started quickly end up limiting what you can really build and keep together over time.
With concrete5, you get the best of both worlds. Anyone can start making their own website in seconds, and the editing experience is easy; just click on what you want to change. Developers still get a flexible and robust framework for building sophisticated web applications. With concrete5, however, site owners will be able to make changes and additions on their own, for years to come.
|File Size||40.29 MB|
|System Requirements||PHP 5.3.3 or greater;
The following PHP modules:
MySQL (with PDO extensions)
GD Library with Freetype
PHP Safe Mode Off
PHP Memory Limit at least 64 MB (more might be required for the processing and handling of large image files.)
MySQL 5.1.5 or Higher
MySQL InnoDB Table Support
Concrete5 is run mostly on Apache 2, but will also work on IIS and Nginx.|