Craft CMS

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4.2 out of 5 stars

Craft CMS is a focused content management system for developers, designers, and web professionals that blends flexibility, power, and ease of use for clients.

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Craft CMS review by <span>Michael M.</span>
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Ultimate Flexibility, You choose the speed.

What do you like best?

CraftCMS is what you make it. There are no rules when it comes to how you set up your content, or your templates. Template layouts are completely separated from the data and the CMS makes no assumptions.

What do you dislike?

For a simple site, for low-cost clients, the cost can be prohibitive, especially when WordPress is free and in the mindshare of the uneducated.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Craft is not designed for the non-developer. You must know basic html, basic PHP and be willing to custom code your theme. Craft Does not have an out of the box template and is not a 2 click setup like wordpress.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Complete data flexibility. I can create admin pages that suit the users that enter the content and ensure they are properly templated and provide exceptional experiences for web users.

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Craft CMS review by Administrator in Marketing and Advertising
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Friendly, Yet Flexible CMS

What do you like best?

Many CMSes appear to be built solely for the developers who set them up ... Craft is built for developers and content admins alike. It's flexible, intuitive and easy to use. It's also powerful and impressive in what in can do. (Sometimes easy = limited.) As someone who has used many a CMS over the years, including the well-known ones, as well as proprietary ones, its obvious to me that Craft is the product of well-thought out design and development – which is what my company sells to its customers. Craft allows us to implement unique designs in a logical and thoughtful way. I love using it and training others to use it!

What do you dislike?

There are some features not yet offered in Craft that some customers come to expect in CMSes, specifically with workflow and permissions. However, I am impressed with their commitment to updates and improvements, and the open-source nature of the product means that the developer community has produced many plugins. It's also great that our in-house team can do custom development to partner with it, as well. Looking forward to future features and improvements!

Recommendations to others considering the product

From training, content management and client-satisfaction perspectives, Craft is a home-run. (I am not a developer, but the devs I work with love it.)

It's built thinking about users first – developers as the users setting it up, content managers as the users maintaining it and end-users experiencing a great website because Craft is powering it.

And the open-source community is great. Can't beat the low cost of entry (soon to be a minimal yearly subscription), either.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Craft allows us to provide customers with wesbites that are flexible and easy-to-administer. Though we don't reuse a design template, we learn more about Craft and its capabilities with each project. Problem-solving with Craft in our toolkit means fewer work-arounds and "no-can-dos" ... we are able to realize individualized designs while completing complex technical functions in the websites we create for our customers.

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Craft CMS review by Agency in Marketing and Advertising
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One of the best mid market CMS platforms

What do you like best?

Extremely flexible CMS that doesn't feel like you are hacking it to accommodate requirements. Come with a great blend of base features, so it doesn't feel like you have to remove features that seem in the way.

What do you dislike?

Wish there was a cloud hosting offered, so we could just hand off clients vs setting up and maintaining the host for each client. In our experience, Craft often gets compared to Umbraco in the .NET world and they provide that offering.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Support the developers of the craft community with their plugins. The craft community is very helpful and very active and passionate.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Recently built a multilingual site for 10 countries with various admins coming in to manager their country. Craft works really well for just translating a site in many languages that share the same requirements. When you introduce various content admins with different requirements, we discovered that we had to hide parts of the admin with css (not cool).

Craft CMS review by <span>David R.</span>
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Perfect for Helping Clients Manage their Content

What do you like best?

Flexible for developers but easy for our clients to maintain their own content.

What do you dislike?

It's still a relatively new product so it's a little harder sell for some clients who may be used to something like WordPress.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Craft is not for DIYers or heavy enterprise usage (although it could be used for either). The middle of the market (SMB) is where Craft seems to find a lot of usage.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

For those of us who prefer to write our own code, Craft gives us the tools necessary to help facilitate that. With their first party e-commerce system it's also pretty flexible in the commerce space.

Craft CMS review by <span>Emily M.</span>
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Simple to use, professional results

What do you like best?

The ease of use. There is a live preview function so you never have to make a page live until you're 100% happy with how it looks.

What do you dislike?

Occasionally there's issues with being unable to do something, but I'm not an administrator of the system so it's easy to contact the administrator to make the necessary changes.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you're not administering the system yourself, work with a trusted partner who understands your brand and what you want out of your website.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Updating the website quickly. Changes were previously made by emailing a 3rd party which was time consuming.

Craft CMS review by <span>Ottó R.</span>
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Most flexible CMS I have ever used

What do you like best?

Craft CMS makes no assumptions what type of content or function you will handle or you will need: as you make progress in setting up the CMS becomes the admin more feature packed: the default installation is pure and barebone, no clutters.

What do you dislike?

There are much less plugins for Craft CMS - but this is because the attitude of the system: you build what you need from much smaller pieces than on any other CMSes.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I needed a framework which handles all the heavylifting of database access, read, write, modify, user management, admin backend, etc, but I hated the way WordPress kept messing with the frontend. With Craft these two are completely separated, what I really love.

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