Wordpress vs Concrete5 Functionality
Both Wordpress and Concrete5 administrations are fairly easy to use. Once you login, you have a dashboard with various menu items with options for you to add media, plugins or functionality, and add pages, blog, etc... One of the real differences for users is the pages area of Concrete5. When adding content to a page you are working directly on the page design, so you can see what you are doing while doing it. In Wordpress, you are behind the scenes, so to see the changes in Wordpress, you must launch a preview page.
Both programs have incredible SEO data entry areas making each a powerfully rich SEO website. Making sure to add keywords to images and textual content as well as a proper title and description will help the search engines place your content correctly and then others will find you.
Both can be custom designed so your site is an original, looking just how you want it and you still have that all important CMS to update and add content yourself.
So, why choose one over the other?
I would say that if you are planning to have extensive galleries (photographers, artists, designers, etc...) or a product website with nested, nested products, Concrete5 is the greatest application for this. It's so WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get). Wordpress can create galleries, but not as complex as categories to sub categories, to sub sub and so on...
Concrete5 also has tons of add ons just like Wordpress, so you can add a blog also.
Wordpress has a ton of themes available, Concrete5 not as many, but if you're going to hire a designer for a custom theme anyway, this is not an issue.
Concrete5 has a CMS that is very clear and there is nothing confusing about it.
Wordpress baffles and intimidates some people, I know because people are always asking me questions about the settings, plugins, functionality and more.
Try it out!
Since 1994, Susan Newman Design, Inc. (Branding You Better!) has built a reputation for developing award-winning, innovative, brand visibility design, quality print marketing and creative, functionally sound web solutions throughout the United States and abroad. SNDI designs for creative entrepreneurs, small businesses, green and eco-friendly organizations, start-ups, and international corporations.
Favorite Quote: “Be the change you want to see in the world.” – Mahatma Ghandi
Susan Newman is a graduate of The School of Visual Arts with a BFA in Graphic Design and Illustration. She has a certificate in web design from New School University.
In her early career, she worked as an art director and graphic designer for various book publishing companies in New York City including Penguin and Macmillan. She has designed hundreds of book covers in most genres. Her book design work is represented in the permanent collection of the Library of Congress in Washington, DC.
Susan has received numerous awards in graphic and website design from organizations and publications including the Art Directors Club of New York, Desi, Graphis, the Print Regional Design Annual, The Society of Illustrators, and Graphic Design USA.
Susan created Broadcast Louder, a webinar series for entrepreneurs by entrepreneurs that has over 100 webinars/podcasts replaying. Susan is an entrepreneur, brand visibility and visual footprint strategist on a mission to help other creatives and entrepreneurs be as skilled in developing their brand, learning to market and promote their businesses, as they are in creating and developing their products and services. She hosts and celebrates the guest speakers who join in for the “Creativity + Abundance” webinar series, and together they share the most important aspects of running a business, from branding and building the right type of website and e-commerce, to knowing how to sell effectively and build a fan base in social media.
In March 2013, Susan discovered that the public was flocking to podcasts more quickly than webinars, because they could be downloaded and listened to on the go! She created "Suzy Brandtastic" which is a weekly podcast where she interviews entrepreneurs. This series is approaching 100 broadcasts and is cataloged in iTunes.
Susan has always been attracted to organizations and green initiatives that will help the planet. She has donated her design work to a variety of organizations, including the Hoboken 9/11 Memorial Committee, Hoboken Jubilee Center for Children, Central Avenue Special Improvement District (Jersey City Heights), Actors Shakespeare Company at New Jersey City University, Hudson Theatre Ensemble, Planet Cents, Eco Libris, Susan G. Komen for the Cure (Central and South Jersey), Pennsylvania Women's Hall of Achievement, The Ring of Hope Campaign, and Project SOAR.
Susan has been interviewed in print and on the radio about branding, marketing, design, Frogs Are Green and Broadcast Louder’s webinar series. She is a guest blogger for the New York Etsy Group, Circle Marketing, YourTango, and Social Buzz Club.
Susan founded Frogs Are Green to increase awareness about the massive worldwide amphibian decline (up to one-third of species are threatened with extinction). Because frogs are an indicator species of a healthy environment, she hopes to spread the message that healthy frogs mean a healthy planet for all. She is currently writing a K-3 science/art curriculum which she plans to release in time for Fall 2014. The annual contests open on Sept 2, 2014, photography and separately kids art. These contests have expert judges and are open globally and no cost.