Concrete5 content management system

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Concrete5 is an open-source content management system (CMS) for publishing content on the World Wide Web and intranets. It was designed for ease of use, for users with a minimum of technical skills. You can edit site content directly from the page. There is version management for every page and resembles most wiki software, another type of website development software. Users can edit images through an embedded editor on the page.

The Concrete5 Code

The concrete5 code is based on Model-View-Controller architecture and object-oriented programming.

Model-View-Controller architecture is a software architectural pattern for implementing user interfaces on computers. It divides a given application into three interconnected parts. This is done to separate internal representations of information from the way information is presented to, and accepted from, the user. The MVC design pattern decouples these major components allowing for efficient code reuse and parallel development.

Traditionally used for desktop graphical user interfaces (GUIs), this architecture has become popular for designing web applications and even mobile, desktop and other clients.[3] Popular programming languages like Java, C#, Ruby, PHP and others have popular MVC frameworks that are currently being used in web application development straight out of the box.

Some core features are integrated server caching, developer API, version tracking system and search engine optimization.


With Concrete5 you can edit your content directly on the page rather than in an administrative interface or editor software. The editable areas allow the user to insert content blocks. Content blocks can contain images and text or have a more complex functionality as slideshows, comment systems, file lists, and maps. From the marketplace on the Concrete5 website, you can install other add-ons. If you run a website with Concrete5 you can connect it to the Concrete5 website. This allows automatic upgrading and download of any addons from the Marketplace.


Concrete5 is free and open-source (FOSS) under the MIT software license.


Development of concrete5 began in 2003. Regular updates have been released. Version was released on April 20, 2010. The latest version is 8.1.0 released on Jan 24, 2017.

Awards and recognition

– SourceForge’s “Project of the Month” October 2008.[12]
– In the 2010 Open Source CMS Market Share Report, Concrete5 had:

  • Growth of developer share: the largest growth of any system in the Developer Support metric
  • Installations: Though Concrete5 was only #12 in weekly downloads, they showed the most year-on-year improvement of any system in the survey – up 517%. The system also came in at #3 in total installations, as per the survey—up from #10 last year. Installation data from the survey was also validated by the BuiltWith data which showed Concrete5 in 7th position
  • Third Party Support: Concrete5 showed the second year of strong growth in the Developer Support metric.
  • Search Engine Visibility: The project site showed the largest gain of any system in the survey for the second year running.
  • Project Site Popularity: Concrete5 showed the second largest increase in Alexa Internet rank.
  • Mindshare: Concrete5 placed last in Brand Familiarity in 2009; in 2010, the system came in 6th.
  • Reputation: Concrete5 led the group in brand sentiment, abandonment, and product preference, and came in second in conversion rate.

– In the 2011 Open Source CMS Market Share Report, though Concrete5 still lagged Drupal, Joomla and WordPress in terms of total market share, it had the highest growth.
– As of 1 Jan 2015, Concrete5 was ranked 33rd overall by, representing 0.2% of the CMS marketplace including open-source and commercial offerings.
– As of JANUARY 21, 2016, Concrete5 Picked for U.S. Army MWR Unified Web Presence

Concrete5 Demo

Demo: Concrete5 Demo
Administration: Concrete5 Administration


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