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Concrete5 packaged by Bitnami

Bitnami by VMware | 9.2.0-5-r08 on Debian 11

Linux/Unix, Debian 11 - 64-bit Amazon Machine Image (AMI)

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3-star reviews ( Show all reviews )

    David Z.

Concrete is only as strong as the mix.

  • February 16, 2021
  • Review provided by G2

What do you like best about the product?
What's not to like about Concrete5? It's intuitive, comprehensive in feature set, easy to set up, easy for clients to use, responsive, adaptable, and secure. The user community is supportive, helpful, and really, really smart. It has a lot of functionality built-in that you would need to add in apps like WordPress and Drupal. Licensing addons is unique because it is developer, not client, centered, so you could re-assign licenses and reuse addons and themes. So far, great!
What do you dislike about the product?
Unfortunately there is no substantial developer ecosystem, which makes a great product even better. Not enough themes and addons for working with multiple clients, no way to test addons prior to purchase, unless you purchase and then return the product (which would really annoy me if I was a developer). As a site designer, it would be to your advantage to be comfortable working with code. File Manager could use some streamlining and speed. Many templates and addons have been around for a long time, and may be in need of updating to meet current web standards.
What problems is the product solving and how is that benefiting you?
Promoting the facility, the many rehab disciplines available, the programs, and the staff, as well as registering first-time patients. We are able to process first time clients much faster now that they can fill out the required paperwork ahead of time and have it delivered to us prior to their initial visit.
Recommendations to others considering the product:
I used to build *all* my sites in Concrete5 version 5.6. That was when third party support was the most active. With the release of version 7 and continued in 8, that was severely reduced due to new addon requirements and some developers not wanting to re-write their products. In addition, Portland Labs had abandoned their eCommerce and discussion board addons, leaving some site designers high and dry, until the e-commerce function was added by the open source Community Store.

I am hoping with the soon-to-be-released Concrete CMS (version 9), the third party situation will begin to improve again, I would be happy to return to the fold.

    Education Management

User Friendly for End Users, not so much for IT

  • April 03, 2019
  • Review verified by G2

What do you like best about the product?
Training the end-users on this software was pretty easy. We made a guide and everything seems to be running smoothly for the most part. We will occasionally get a question or two on something, but for the most part, everything seems to work fine!
What do you dislike about the product?
Using Concrete5 as an IT user has been a pain. It isn't too much of a negative, but uploading files doesn't seem to be as straightforward as it could be. However, as long as it works well for the end users, the software is doing its job I think. IT should have the skills needed to overcome any design flaws that might come with catering to the end user.
What problems is the product solving and how is that benefiting you?
Before Concrete5, all web changes had to go through the IT department which would overload the staff and make request take longer to complete. With Concrete5, users can update their own websites after they go through our Concrete5 training. This has helped to make the Helpdesk more efficient as well.


Couldn't figure it out...Not fair to rate really - not sure how many stars it deserves?

  • September 03, 2013
  • Review verified by AWS Marketplace

Concrete5 is great. Installation to the server is super easy....however, I tried for two days to figure out how to organise DNS to point IP (elastic) to application and not the Bitnami server page interface...and I couldn't figure it out...and I really tried - all I could get was the server and not to the application. In the end I deleted the server and gave up as I needed to get on and put together the site...(I used my other server)
In the end I was disappointed as I really wanted to understand this. I am pretty persistent type - not a server expert, but I just couldn't solve it.

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