I'm well versed in different CMS frameworks, including Joomla, Wordpress, Drupal and Concrete5. Let me first say:

I'm not dating a CMS, I'm in an open source relationship.

The past 3 years of my experience is almost exclusively Concrete5. It is simple for end users who have no knowledge of web development. Take a look at a few of the many good reasons to consider using Concrete5.

The c5 platform has built-in capabilities that are perfect for feature-rich, user-driven websites and for enterprise-level content management requirements. Some notable sites include JCPenny, HP, & topcorn.

Why I love Concrete5

"In-Context Editing" is very intuitive, and what most CMS's lack. Here's a screenshot of the simplicity of editing a page.

[caption id="attachment_163" align="aligncenter" width="300"]concrete5 milwaukee in-context editing concrete5 milwaukee client using in-context editing[/caption]

SEO friendly after working with C5 for three years, the SEO management is AWESOME. Managing An SEO Campaign? Use the bulk updater tool to increase productivity! No reason to visit each page individually to edit SEO information. Update meta titles, meta descriptions, alias for every page.

[caption id="attachment_169" align="aligncenter" width="300"]Concrete5 bulk seo tool Concrete5 bulk seo tool[/caption]

The Licence is Free and Open Source under the MIT software license. Basically the MIT license lets you do Whatver you want you want.

Community is very active on forums when you run into website issues. As an incentive to active users, you achieve karma points helping the concrete5 community. The incentives: raffles for free add-ons, community leader listing page, deal of the day, access to a leadership forum with the rest of the community leaders. The best part of the leadership forum, you are guaranteed a response with in 2 business days! Oh, and since I'm a Concrete5 Community Leader I get one of these badges!

[caption id="attachment_171" align="aligncenter" width="97"]Jess Dunbar Community Leader Jess Dunbar Community Leader[/caption]

CMS Showdown - Panel talk comparing CMS software Looking forward to see you there

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Bucketworks

706 South 5th Street, Milwaukee, WI

http://www.meetup.com/web414/events/113518002/

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