Concrete5 in the house

I finalized all major tasks involved in migrating to concrete5. This here marks the end of my attempt to migrate to joomla. I have to say that out of all the CMS’s I tested, concrete5 seems the most easy and yet feature sufficient (as in core level) targeting the needs of my site. It is such that I might be able to migrate my gallery from gallery2 to concrete5 which if happens will mean that I will migrate all my sites to concrete5, including my web directory. And, excluding this blog of course which will remain on wordpress 😛
I like to keep things unified but I am yet to nail things down security wise. Joomla add-ons were always full of security issues which is why I kind of hated joomla. I don’t think there was one week without a security notice being circulated on the internet. Now with concrete5 … well, the userbase is small which in turn makes the CMS itself not be targeted so much so there may be issues and they may be found much later than in case of joomla. That’s a risk I’ll have to take.
But, as mentioned, it’s core provides almost all the functionality I needed which means that there will be few 3rd party stuff that are usually the ones prone to security issues.

Well, that;s enough for now, I have to get back to RTFM-ing on the concrete5 advanced security settings.

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2 Responses to “Concrete5 in the house”

  1. frz says:


    I think you’ve made the right choice. concrete CMS actually has been around as a commercial product since 2003 so a lot of the kinks we’re working out early in the game. You’re right, our smaller marketplace has a peer review board where all add-ons are vetted pretty throughly before being approved. That and the fact that the core handles a lot of stuff other projects use add-ons for (advanced security, customizable data fields like Drupal’s CCK, etc.) Our view is its important this stuff be consistent and right so it should be in the core, not spread across competing add-ons.

    Don’t be a stranger in our forums if you get stuck!
    ceo, concrete5.

    • ciuly says:

      Well, well. It’s not every day I post something and the CEO of the subject posts back shortly thereafter 🙂 Actually, this is the first time. I’m honored.

      I’m no stranger in your forum. It’s just that I search first. Read the manual second. Search some more. And only after that do I post. Which rarely happens since I’m I rarely get into messes others haven’t before me.

      I’m still reading a lot but things are rolling out just nicely. I just installed the php block which solved my ads issue being shown to everyone. Obviously I already found a few issues, as in bugs, will probably report them sooner or later.

      Thanks again for coming by.

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