Concrete CMS - Adding a block

Introducing Concrete CMS

Concrete CMS (formerly Concrete5) is a "Content Management System" (CMS).  CMS's allow you to make updates to your website yourself, without needing to delve into the HTML to make changes.  This makes it easier and less expensive to edit and grow your sites content.

Do you find it frustrating to update your website, with little access or you can't find how to do what you need to do?  If so then Concrete CMS can take away those frustrations and make editing your site really easy.

On this page you will find out how Concrete CMS can help save you time and money, by putting the power in your hands, giving full control over your websites' content!


Concrete CMS development

Concrete CMS is the best CMS in the market, because it has been designed to be so easy and intuitive to use.  "In-context" editing means you edit your websites' pages on the "front-end", as you look at them. It makes for the perfect partner for our web design services

You may not be familiar with Concrete CMS, please check out this blog post on 10 great sites that use Concrete CMS.  Concrete CMS could be the platform you are looking for!

We have been an active member of the Concrete CMS community for many years and are an official Concrete CMS Agency Partner.


Are you experiencing any of these problems?

You may already be familiar with Concrete CMS, but you may need help that you aren’t getting at the moment.  As an official Concrete CMS Service Partner, the developers from our web design agency undertake a huge variety of Concrete CMS development projects, from new builds to maintenance and amends on existing websites.  We have developed bespoke addons to add new functionality on top of what Concrete CMS offers "out of the box" and currently host over 120+ websites build in Concrete CMS!

We have solved a multitude of website problems for clients using Concrete CMS.  If any of these frustrations sound familar then you are going to love Concrete CMS!:

  • Can't make changes/additions to the current site
  • The current website has been hacked or has Security issues, potentially in breach of GDPR
  • Current agency take weeks or months to make small changes
  • Current CMS is very expensive
  • Dated platform/design that staff dislike
  • Finding it hard to work with the current CMS
  • Blocks, Composer forms and page types not set up to make things easy
  • SEO issues making the site uncompetitive.  Fix technical website issues, upload optimised new content and build strong links courtesy of our SEO agency
  • Need to upgrade the site due to new hosting requirements
  • No training in how to work with the current CMS
  • Poor value from current agency or developer
  • Current agency or developer doesn’t have the expertise you need
  • Hard to get answers from our current agency or developers
  • Poor communication from current agency, leading to the wrong results, or misunderstanding or can’t even get hold of the right people to talk to!
  • Slow website - Concrete CMS “built right” is well optimised for performance and efficiency.  Potentially a change hosting will help

We can certainly help out, get in touch today for an initial chat.

Henfield Theatre Company Web Design Testimonial

New to Concrete CMS?

Concrete CMS is a purpose built CMS. Fit for purpose. Point and click, where you can make any change whenever you want to.

Concrete CMS is up to date and future proof which means it doesn’t require constant work to keep it up to date like a lot of other systems.  It is open source so there are no subscription costs.

Like any software, Concrete does need some updates, but they are infrequent and can be planned for.  It is a low maintenance platform.

Concrete CMS also offers excellent “on page SEO” and we would build the site so you can easily add more pages to grow it in the future so this website will last you a very long time.

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Our Concrete CMS Developers

We have a team of specialist Concrete CMS developers and have been working with Concrete5/Concrete CMS for over ten years.

Made Simple Media is an official Concrete CMS Service Partner, registered with the Concrete CMS team.  We have completed official Concrete CMS Accreditations, which shows our knowledge of the platform and enables us to operate as an Agency with Partner Status.

We offer an in-person Concrete CMS training course that usually takes a few hours and will take you through all the most commonly used features of the CMS so you can edit and add to your website yourself.  You will have a chance to ask questions and try it out during the course.  Training can easily be conducted via Zoom or Teams and is ideal for one to four participants.

Through our hosting partner, we can directly offer UK based hosting that is perfectly suited to Concrete CMS and runs websites efficiently and reliably.  Our hosting is reasonably priced and perfect for your Concrete CMS based website, with free SSL cert, daily backups and a free domain name.

If you want to learn more, check out this article about Concrete CMS.

Concrete results

The outcome of this is that we have 70+ clients using Concrete CMS, some of them are very busy organisations, updating their websites on a daily basis!

Having trained many clients in how to use Concrete CMS, it  has become a massive part of clients marketing and allows them to quickly add new campaign landing pages, undertake SEO and content marketing and stay up to date with their audiences.  Because a lot of their website editing is now in house, it is continuing to save clients valuable time and money.

We host over 120+ Concrete CMS websites, keeping them backed up, secure and performing as the client would expect.   Our team were chosen to build the new website for the world-renowned Brooklands Museum and high profile charities such as St George's Hospital Charity, Imperial Health Charity and Sir Simon Milton Foundation.

We have built countless blocks, bespoke addons and brochure and eCommerce sites.  Virtually anything is possible for our highly experienced team who have varying skills, but share one common passion: Concrete CMS!

Check out some feedback from our clients, most of whom use Concrete CMS for their own websites.

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We started working with David at Made Simple Media when we needed alterations and pages added to our website. He has advised us well on what we might like to add, has always been a pleasure to deal with, is reliable, and responds quickly. I would highly recommend working with David and MSM!

Ella, Park Avenue Recruitment


Having never had the responsibility of creating a new website for the business before, Made Simple Media could not have made it a more easier and pleasurable experience. From the initial meeting to the end product, we could not have been happier. Made Simple Media quickly grasped what we were looking to achieve in both design style and function.



Made Simple Media have made a number of websites for us and their work is always of a high standard. They are fast acting when we need help and I would happily recommend Made Simple Media to anyone looking for web development help.

Chris, Respirex International


We are delighted with the website that Made Simple Media created for St Andrew's Church, N16. They really understood our vision for the project and turned it into reality, whilst suggesting additional ideas throughout. The whole project was seamless and enjoyable.

Stuart Smith, The Smithy Creative


We commissioned David at Made Simple Media to build our website for About Mortgages. David was responsive, incredibly patient, on budget and provided a great finished product that we're delighted with.

Paul, About Mortgages

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