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Concrete5 vs. joomla

Concrete5 joomla + Add column
Preference 50% votes 50% votes
Website www.​concrete5.​org www.​joomla.​org
Implementation flexibility 75% votes 25% votes
Out-of-the-box functionality (44% global votes) (47% global votes)
Full text search Yes Yes
Multi-user system Yes Yes
Multiple projects Yes Yes
Standard compliance Yes Yes
User statistics Yes Yes
Extension/Plug-in Yes Yes
WYSIWYG-Editor Yes Yes
External pages Yes Yes
Revision control Yes Yes
Template language
System requirements
Operating system
Programming language
Memory recommended 256 MB 64 MB
Memory minimum 64 MB 16 MB
Social functions
Comments Yes Yes
Trackback Conditional Conditional
Pingback Conditional Yes
Hierarchical menus Yes Yes
Multiple categories Yes Yes
Multilingual content Yes Yes
Description open source content management with in-context editing Joomla is a free, open-source content management system (CMS) and application framework that powers 2.7% of the entire web.
Image processing engin yes No
Interpreter Yes Yes
Database model
Unicode Yes Yes
Target audience
Scaffolding Yes Yes
Design pattern
Development principles
Difficulty level
Version number 2.5, 3.2 (Major Releases)
Adobe Flash Support Yes Yes
PSR-0 compliant No Yes
Object-Relational Mapping (ORM) Yes Yes
Documentation level ★★★★☆ ★★★★☆
E-Mail protocols
RESTful Yes Conditional
Code Generation No Conditional
Programming paradigm
Free to use Yes Yes
Active Yes Yes
Database Connection Pooling Yes Yes
Creation Date 2003 17ᵗʰ August 2005
Community Driven Good Good
Wizard Yes Yes
Reliability ★★★★☆ ★★★★★
Versioning Good Basic
Custom queries Good Good
Layout Structure Template Yes Yes
File Assets Yes Yes
API Good Good
XML Aware Basic Excellent
Client/Server code reuse
Batch Processing Yes Yes
Scheduled posts Yes Yes
Cloud platform support
Admin Generator No Yes
Library file size 15 MB ?
Browser support
API comprehensibility ★★★☆☆ ?
Webmail Yes Yes
Jobs Oportunities ★★★★☆ ★★★★★
Bundle system Yes Yes
Community feedback ★★★★★ ★★★★★
Ease of use ★★★★☆ ★★★★★
Copy, Cut and Paste Support Yes Yes
Free for commercial use Yes Yes
Sexiness 3 ?
Open Source Yes Yes
Web Developer Toolbar Yes Yes
Perfomance ★★★★★ ★★★★☆
Database migrations Yes Yes
I like it Yes Yes
JavaScript Library included Yes Yes
Debug Mode Yes Yes
Click & Edit in Place / WYSIWYG Yes Yes
Supported from Google Yes Yes
Makes you angry No No
Insite Editing Yes ?
Easy to Learn Yes Yes
Ajax Yes Yes
User management Yes Yes
ORM Join Support No Yes
Object-Oriented Views Yes Yes
Object Oriented Models Yes Yes
Mobile ready Yes Yes
ACL Yes Yes
Package Manager Yes Yes
Easy Setup Yes Yes
Full Distributions available 2 ?
Jquery Yes Yes
jQuery Support Yes Yes
Themes 500 ?
Developers 56 789 ?
unnecessary features Yes No
Internationalization Yes Yes
Framework specific vocabulary Yes ?
Easy to Config Yes Yes
Will get you a job Yes Yes
Supported by Microsoft No ?
Autofocus ? No
Black to white time ? ★★★☆☆
Atomicity ? Yes
Horizontal scalable ? Yes
Popularity (0% global votes) (50% global votes)
Machine Code Generation ? No
Dynamic typing ? Yes
Scripting language support ?
Supported VCS ?
Separate Service Layer ? Yes
Web Flows ? Yes
Alexa Rank ? 4
HTML syntax ? Yes
WSDL ? Yes
Data encryption ? Conditional
Input Widgets ? Yes
3 Letter Country Code ? ROM
Data storage ?
Native driver ?
Throttling ? Yes
Query Cache ? Yes
Realtime ? Yes
Data Security ? Yes
Send-In-Service ? No
Malicious Injection Prevention ? Yes
ORM ? Yes
Realtime Server Push ? No
Easy of Use ? Yes
Content Preview ? Yes
Language Integrated Query ? Yes
Personalization ? Yes
Predictive Analytics ? Yes
Unit Testing ? No
PDF Support ? Yes
Operating system server ?
Modules/Extensions/Plugins ? 15 000
ACL ? Yes
Component Oriented ? Yes
Can function without AJAX ? Yes
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  • Review
    Concrete5 has a powerful migration of experienced developers that thoroughly use and enjoy it's MVC framework. If you are significantly knowledgeable in PHP as well as the other languages then it will not take long for you to recognize it's superiority.

    Yes, Joomla has been around longer so it has more share of the market - but that's an insignificant equation when it comes to deciding what are the best tools to use. If you're a "plug and play" developer then perhaps Joomla will have more (questionable) plugins to use. C5 sells packages that are not in conflict with each other and they are not all free. But the biggest advantage of C5 is it's architecture. It is built to be extended and expanded. That means you can plug in what you need (to save time) and build what you want on top of it. The system was originally designed with this ability in mind.

    WARNING: The architecture is pretty complex. It's not "dirty" complex, but complex nonetheless. If you understand it, it becomes very powerful to you as a developer. Personally, the time I have invested into it has paid off and there looks to be no intellectual-conceptual end in sight.
    Ricalsin28. Mar 2012 / 18:36
  • 💬 Comment
    "C5 sells packages that are not in conflict with each other and they are not all free."

    Nothing is free and can be used for something real at the same time in Concrete5. Just the usual lie to make business. Sometimes I can understand, there's no free lunch, but the approach was irritating arm in arm with the documentation.
    Tibor K.21. Apr 2014 / 11:56

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