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Introducing Concrete5

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

It is worth noting that Concrete5 has now been renamed Concrete CMS.


Concrete5 development

Concrete5 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 Concrete5 please check out this blog post on 10 great sites that use Concrete CMS.  Concrete5 could be the platform you are looking for!

We have been an active member of the Concrete5 community for many years and are an official Concrete5 Agency Partner.


Are you experiencing any of these problems?

You may already be familiar with Concrete5, but you may need help that you aren’t getting at the moment.  As an official Concrete5 Service Partner, the developers from our web design agency undertake a huge variety of Concrete5 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 Concrete5 offers "out of the box" and currently host over 120+ websites build in Concrete5!

We have solved a multitude of website problems for clients using Concrete5.  If any of these frustrations sound familar then you are going to love Concrete5!:

  • 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 - Concrete5 “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 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, Concrete5 does need some updates, but they are infrequent and can be planned for.  It is a low maintenance platform.

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.

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Our Concrete5 Developers

We have a team of specialist Concrete5 developers and have been working with it 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 Concrete CMS.

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+ Concrete5 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, most of whom use Concrete5 for their own websites.

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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


Great personal service from Made Simple Media to understand our requirements, and explain every step in the design process for our new website. They are always on hand to give support and guidance, and we now have a professional website that is attractive and easy to manage. Many thanks!

Peter, Henfield Theatre Company


Very helpful and professional company and people. They created a trading website for us and were able to even provide the SEO back up and continuing support. The website has been running now for a few years and has increased the online sales dramatically. Very supportive with changes as required. Would definitely recommend.

Adam Stally


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


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

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