Introducing Concrete5

Concrete5 (now known as ConcreteCMS) 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.

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 Concrete5 can take away those frustrations and make editing your site really easy!

We believe that Concrete5 is the best CMS in the market, because it has been designed to be really easy and intuitive to use.  "In-context" editing means you edit your websites' pages on the "front-end", as you look at them.

In-context editing in ConcreteCMS

Concrete5 Development

If you are already familiar with Concrete5, you may need help that you aren’t getting at the moment.  

As an official Concrete5 Service Partner, our team of Concrete5 developers undertake a huge variety of Concrete5 development projects, from new builds to maintenance and amends on existing websites.

Are you experiencing any of these problems?

  • 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 poor results, or misunderstanding or can’t even get hold of the right people to talk to

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

You may not be familiar with Concrete5, please check out this blog post on 10 great sites that use ConcreteCMS.

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ConcreteCMS Development

Challenges we solve with Concrete5

Concrete5 is powerful, allowing us to solve many challenges.  If any of these frustrations sound familar then you are going to love Concrete5!:

  • Current site is difficult to update or bugs/errors updating it

  • Understanding your requirements, propose Concrete5, plan site properly, build to be reliable, flexible and stable, as lightweight as possible

  • Custom blocks/Dashboard pages that make complex tasks easy

  • Slow website - Concrete5 “built right” is well optimised for performance and efficiency.  Potentially a change hosting will help

  • Security issues, potentially in breach of GDPR

  • SEO issues making you uncompetitive.   Fix technical website issues, propose new content and propose our SEO Service

  • Need to upgrade the site due to new hosting requirements

  • Current site hacked and looking for a more robust solution

We have solved all of these issues and more for our clients in the past.  Using Concrete5 we can take away the frustrations you are facing with your current website and deliver an easy to update, low maintenance, low cost solution that works hard for you.

Bulk SEO Updater in ConcreteCMS

New to Concrete5?

Concrete5 is a purpose built CMS. Fit for purpose. Point and click, where you can make any change whenever you want to.

Concrete5 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.

Concrete5 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.

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

Made Simple Media is an official Concrete5 Service Partner, registered with the Concrete5 team.  We have completed official Concrete5 Accreditations, which shows our knowledge of the platform and enables us to operate as an Agency with Partner Status.

We offer an in-person Concrete5 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 Concrete5 and runs websites efficiently and reliably.  Our hosting is reasonably priced and perfect for your Concrete5 based website, with free SSL cert, daily backups and a free domain name.

If you want to learn more, check out this article about ConcreteCMS, from one of our copywriters Katie.
 

ConcreteCMS Training via Zoom or Teams

Concrete results

The outcome of this is that we have 70+ clients using Concrete5, some of them are very busy organisations, updating their websites on a daily basis!

Having trained many clients in how to use Concrete5, 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+ ConcreteCMS 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: Concrete5!

Check out some feedback from our clients.
 

What's next?

Please contact us to see how we can help you.  We operate a strictly no-obligation approach with no hard-sales!

Telephone 0800 111 4504

Email [email protected]

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70+

Happy clients

125+

Websites in our care

6+

Years trading

94%

Client retention
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Dave was so patient and understanding when it came to explaining the process and how things work. I highly recommend MSM to anyone who needs that extra help understanding the fundamentals of website building.

Matt, Land Solutions (South) Ltd

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We are delighted with the quality of our new website, which has enabled us to effectively communicate our various areas of work and build an engaged and increasingly active audience. The common-sense design and easy-to-navigate structure has also helped us establish our organisational identity following a full rebrand in 2017. The support has been excellent throughout.

Jack Dixon, Imperial Health Charity

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I honestly could not of fell on my feet more with made simple media. Everything I asked for has been done, simplifying things i was unsure about and basically made what I had in my head become a reality. A big thing for me is the availability of being able to get in touch when needed to and this was no issue what so ever. I can’t thank you enough Dave

Bobby Lord, Independant Jewellery

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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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I am Chief Executive of a charity. When I took over our website crashed and we lost all our data. We switched hosts to Made Simple Media, took on a brand new CMS and we have never looked back. Dave was fantastic then and remains so. Always approachable, quick to respond and great tools to help you on your way.

Matthew Sykes, Sir Simon Milton Foundation

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