What site(s) have you built with C5?

Share what site or sites that you have built with Concrete5.

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btugwell replied on at Permalink Reply
This is a site I am working on for my consulting group. I am having to develop it in between client work, so it is developing a bit at a time. It hasn't been launched formally, but I would love feedback if anyone has any thoughts.

jpabellon replied on at Permalink Reply
We migrated our website to Concrete5 from our old homegrown CMS which was getting harder to manage. We chose Concrete5 for its in-context editing, extensibility, the wasy it allows you to easily create your own theme and blocks, and architecture and design which we were already familiar with--ie MVC framework and use of Jquery.

We added a lot of our own stuff such as Suckerfish-style NAV, custom blocks and others though--hope some of these things come out of the box in future releases.

Overall Concrete5 rocks! Check out our website at:

Remo replied on at Permalink Reply
nice job!

I've heard about the suckerfish plugin a while ago but never used it. Seems to be an easy way to build a menu using the existing ul,li structure..
jpabellon replied on at Permalink Reply
Thanks Remo! Hope to package some blocks and add as free installable blocks in add-ons/marketplace.
thewebshop replied on at Permalink Reply
Hi, I just found C5 today, and I'm really impressed - great work guys.

I would love a add on block for the Suckerfish drop down menu's to be added as I have a client that would love this - is it easy to implement?
jpabellon replied on at Permalink Reply
Ill try to package it up--what I did now was just include the Jquery Superfish plugin in my theme.

Its pretty easy, the plugin converts the list items to menus right away. HTH!
Fluvius replied on at Permalink Reply

Did you manage to create that package?

I looked in the marketplace but I couldn't find it there.

This would be extremely useful to myself and countless other C5 users I'm sure.

frz replied on at Permalink Reply
we need the suckerfish add on in the marketplace with the launch of 5.3.. if someone else doesn't submit it to us, we're gonna have to do it ourselves.. one way or another it should be in there.
jpabellon replied on at Permalink Reply 1 Attachment
Hi Franz

Unfortunately Im too dumb or too lazy to learn how to create a module in Concrete5. =)

Anyway here is what I did. I used the superfish Jquery plugin and linked to it in my theme:

<script type="text/javascript" src="<?php  echo $this->getThemePath()?>/lib/superfish.js"></script>

Download Superfish from here:

I then created a custom template or view for my Nav block--please see attached.

Hope this helps.
andrew replied on at Permalink Reply
will check this out.
jpabellon replied on at Permalink Reply 1 Attachment
I created a theme and a sample block view to make it easier for those who have been asking me how to do dropdowns.

Its basically the Yogurt theme with the suckerfish menus linked in as well as a sample view for the autonav block.
dlloyd replied on at Permalink Reply
This is the perfect start... yet I am not familiar enough with concrete to be able to make the new autonav block (the superfish block you included in you files) recognizable to install... what am I missing? All I want to do is include superfish! (or any other alternative to a drop down menu) help a brotha out!

Franz are you releasing a jquery block in the new market place?

frz replied on at Permalink Reply
we're lookin at ways to offer a configurable drop down menu system to the average joe .. not sure where we'll end up.
dlloyd replied on at Permalink Reply
when you do, i'll be there.

me and joe!

Remo replied on at Permalink Reply
I wrote a little tutorial about how to create your own menu layout.

I didn't user suckerfish but the result is pretty much the same.

vincent replied on at Permalink Reply
Good day
I did the tutorial onhttp://www.codeblog.ch/en/2009/04/concrete5-drop-down-menu/...

What a cool site for new concrete users, i like it.

Please view attach file - i get error
Please can you help I need vertical drop down?
vincent replied on at Permalink Reply 1 Attachment
view error
vincent replied on at Permalink Reply
Good day
Thanks for the drop down menu.
Now can you please point me to a vertical menu with submenu.
Thank you
s2d replied on at Permalink Reply
... for that great tutorial on menu layouts. That was very helpful.
webjedi replied on at Permalink Reply
Hey Remo.
I Followed your tut and works like a little DREAM !

This is not a support question but do you think that nav can be expanded or retro-fitted for 3-4 level deep dropdown menu ?

I have yet to find a multi-mutli level one for C5.

Thanks for the tut Remo

thewebshop replied on at Permalink Reply
Thanks jpabellon for the Yogurt-Fish theme, I have installed the theme, yet cannot find how to activate the suckerfish menu's?

I presumed using a base install of that the Examples menu item would have the suckerfish drop down menu's - but it doesnt appear to ahve these?

Can you explain how to activate it or get this going?

Thanks in advance.
vincent replied on at Permalink Reply
Good day I am a newbie
I need a vertical menu with drop down action - can you please point me in the right directions? Can I make this menu vertical?
Is thier a block I can add?
I download 5.3 but no dropdown meneu?
Tony replied on at Permalink Reply
the superfish dropdown navigation menu block is almost done. expect this to be released within the next week.
vincent replied on at Permalink Reply
Good day
Is superfish block available yet, and how about a vertical slide ding or expending menu?
gsownsby replied on at Permalink Reply
Your website still says "powered by Synetix Suite CMS"

If it's Concrete, you probably need to change it to say that. :-)
ohmamasaid replied on at Permalink Reply
I looked at the tutorial, it's great except I have one problem.

the auto_nav is gone. The icon is gone fom the list of addions. Can you suggest how I can add it?
rbarcus replied on at Permalink Reply
I've used Concrete for several of my clients - they like it and so do I! Last night I migrated my own website over to Concrete, check it out:http://www.apheus.com
originaltim replied on at Permalink Reply
Great Design coming on there Jahonen. Really shows the power of Concrete5. Well done.
jahonen replied on at Permalink Reply

Great job with c5! I must say I think I tested just about every free web CMS there is before being lucky enough to bump into you. This was exactly what I was looking for... not too complex, easy to use, and good looking results without even trying too hard =)

The site I am building is in Finnish, as it is a non-profit org in Finland. But feel free to take a look at:

c5mix replied on at Permalink Reply
This is the first full site I've done using c5. I must say that developing with and using c5 has been a great experience!
c5mix replied on at Permalink Reply
I put together a list of 25 concrete5 powered sites over at c5mix.com. Most of the sites I found through the forums or the showcase here. To see the list go to:
synlag replied on at Permalink Reply
Hi all,

just finishedhttp://www.dinktec.de

A website for a german company specialized in colors for harvester systems.

Have a look

Hulkd replied on at Permalink Reply
This is my site ********** which was done byhttp://www.indiqo.eu great guy
tinroofrusted replied on at Permalink Reply
We are running our law firm website on Concrete5. Our site is fairly simple and uses the basic Concrete5 theme. I really am happy with this great CMS. It is quite a bit easier to use than other systems. I was able to get this set up in just a few hours.

ddrace replied on at Permalink Reply
Just completed a site for a small urology practice in Wilkesboro, NC. This is my first full site with Concrete5, and it was an absolute joy to work with. Definitely won't be my last.

LucasAnderson replied on at Permalink Reply
The site looks and runs great. This would be an excellent addition to the Concrete5 Showcase. Wonderful work here.
ddrace replied on at Permalink Reply
Thanks, Lucas. I enjoyed working on it. I'm a Concrete5 convert now!
bcarone replied on at Permalink Reply
ddrace great job. And in NC TOO... I am down in W-S
Lee replied on at Permalink Reply
It's not the most visually stunning site, but my employer like simple strait forward designs. Concrete5 came through spectacularly!

Dutchwave replied on at Permalink Reply
The first website I build using Concrete5,http://www.unifiber.net/
Kryten replied on at Permalink Reply
So many great sites! I'll be posting mine up here, once the client gives the final thumbs up!
typoguy replied on at Permalink Reply
We got the question if it was possible to rebuild a static HTML site we did for a customer into a CMS based website within 1 day.

We are testing Concrete5 for the last 2 weeks now and we gave it a try.


We have build more than 200 sites with Joomla, but this is a breeze for customers to use.
wizardontherun replied on at Permalink Reply
Just took some pics and Bamm, Done
and I think is simple but efficent.
took as long as reg the domain =D



C5 (and the Block deal) is it..
artisancreative replied on at Permalink Reply

nice and simple, didn't have to give the client any training on updating the site, other than a quick email with basic instructions
pvs replied on at Permalink Reply
I did this like last month,
pretty basic...
prupert replied on at Permalink Reply
Not wanting to be a total troll, as you might see from my other post, we are looking to use C5 for our website. But from the links posted below, it seems that many of the sites load rather slowly.

Have users found that a C5 powered site is slow, or is it that simply the sites listed below are hosted on low-powered servers??

What are people's general experience on the speed of C5 as a CMS for the viewers of a C5 website (not the admin)?

Any views?
ideasponge replied on at Permalink Reply
To-date I have installed about 8 c5 websites and none of them are slow. They are hosted at various locations from a GoDaddy VPS, Mosso Sites, and Mosso Server(running 256 MB RAM on Ubuntu Linux). The only times I have ever experienced any "lag" would be when in Edit mode and that I believe is because my PC is over 6 years old and on it's last legs lol.
tinroofrusted replied on at Permalink Reply
I have our website on concrete5 and I would say it is faster than what we had before.

Have a look:

prupert replied on at Permalink Reply
Aha, thanks for the speedy replies and good to know.

My only experience is my sitehttp://www.prupert.co.uk/ running wordpress. It seems speedy to me, but I guess due to NAT issues, I at viewing it via my LAN and not how others would see it.
rbucky replied on at Permalink Reply
I have no quantitative data regarding page load times. However, the more tables you have in your database, the more queries and longer it takes to create page data. C5 has quite a few tables!
frz replied on at Permalink Reply
table count is not a good indication of application speed. not every page loads every table, and infact, having more tables that are properly indexed is often the fix to a slow site that is putting too much data in one table...

the reason c5 can be unique in performance today from site to site is there are a large number of connections to the server in any one web page call. Some routers have no problem with this, others aren't so happy about it at times. We're working on collapsing some of many files down into single files which should help this - but that is the only issue we have on the radar.
alemao replied on at Permalink Reply
hi all,

this is my site i am working on right now. Its not finished yet - need to write the texts, but the layout is finished and would like to hear your opinion about the site.


look forward to your feedback.
orob replied on at Permalink Reply
Another site for anyone to check out...
and no, I didn't do it in a day or even a week, at least not the first time. Just before handing over to the very happy client I managed to totally kill it (that bug is now fixed) and there were enough reasons to totally rebuild. Concrete5 the perfect CMS for us, and our clients. And we haven't touched the surface of what's possible yet.
The real reason for choosing c5 is the philosophy of these great guys who got it up and running ... if you haven't already, check outhttp://concretethestudio.com/2009/01/21/lord-maruna-is-displeased-w...
shenn replied on at Permalink Reply
I'm now building 2 websites in the concrete5 cms.

Here are the developer links to the 2 websites.:

typoguy replied on at Permalink Reply
Hoe heb je dat menu gestyled?

Ziet er erg goed uit.

theehman replied on at Permalink Reply
My first site w/ C5. Used Joomla in the past for another site but wanted to give C5 a try. Being easy to edit and setup makes it a keeper!

philiph replied on at Permalink Reply
http://macskolan.com absolutely love c5 templating :D
Maynar replied on at Permalink Reply
Well I hate to advertise, but this is some great system! I had some doubts about how much it could handle, but today after some non-concrete related issues the website was up and running!

Now 6 hours in: 115,024 views.
(The new site is replacing an older, already active one)

TravisN replied on at Permalink Reply
Not a bad site. My only comment is you should look into preloading the images. Currently each image in the header is only loaded when it needs to display.

It means you miss out on the nice fadeIn effect and instead loads in a "step down wipe" as the image is downloaded. On the second loop through however, the image is already in the cache and you get the fadeIn.
ScottC replied on at Permalink Reply
I don't think it would be that hard to implement either.


or you can just do it old school with addHeaderItem and a loop through the set or file array but the plugin and powerful jquery selectors makes it a 3min job :)
chunksmurray replied on at Permalink Reply
Finally finished our department's website:http://www.facilities.unsw.edu.au...

Concrete5 has been a dream to work with!
tinroofrusted replied on at Permalink Reply
Your site (unsw.edu) really is nice. Great job!

Jim S.
Maynar replied on at Permalink Reply
I am using the Concrete5 slideshow. Not in the mood to go and change that one. Maybe should be a default feature ;)

But thanks :P
AnotherAndrew replied on at Permalink Reply

Just finished my first C5 site and I am developing another one with C5. I'm hooked....
mgas replied on at Permalink Reply
My first site with C5:http://www.dinas.ca

From downloading latest build through final deployment - less than 12 hours of total development, incredible!

The fastest learning curve I've ever encountered for a CMS.
argvader replied on at Permalink Reply
This is the start of my first site using C5.


Previously, I would have trudged my way using Joomla. While, I admire the Joomla community I could never get excited creating a Joomla site. It always felt like too much work. I am lovin' C5.

I've only been using Concrete5 for a month but I'm already a fan.
xandre replied on at Permalink Reply
... website for a Finnish jazz festival, migrating to C5. We're making progress:

olay replied on at Permalink Reply
Hi All,

We've just tentatively launched our new c5 site and the first one i've built.

It's a poetry / photography project.


We'd appreciate any thoughts, particularly on why the js stuff in the header (click on "about") seems a bit buggy when you close the box!
bcarone replied on at Permalink Reply
Could be a CSS z-index issue not a JS problem.
When I looked at it, it overlapped some data and then I reloaded and it appeared fine.

So not sure.
engagingit replied on at Permalink Reply

Just launched a new C5 site for a client, originally it was going to be done in EZ, but after playing withn C5 there was no contest really. Making the template work in C5 was just too damn easy!!


We have over the last couple of months doen a few sites including our own in C5, these are all below for anyone who cares

salesman replied on at Permalink Reply
I’ve just finishedhttp://www.amidesigns.co.uk please correct me if I am wrong, but I think that I am the first person to showcase a registration form directly into the page template… If anyone else has done this please let me know because I have a few questions that I would like to throw your way.
Stik replied on at Permalink Reply
Hey, I just checked your site, and it's really nice. I am looking exactly the same slider you used on your site, can you please tell me a little bit more what did you use, and where can I get one?

Thank you in advance!
hereNT replied on at Permalink Reply
Small site for a friend that does custom messenger bags. I'm pretty happy with it so far, first one I've done 100% ground up myself.


Some fun stuff in there. The header images are actually an embedded randomizer block, it shows a different header from a scrapbook on each page load.

I have a ton of the typography fonts and colors built in to be editable, all of the headers + a link hover color for each, and the dashed lines in the sidebar and twitter feed can have the color updated too.

Content's still being stubbed in, and I need to plug in ecommerce still, but we went through training on updating the site tonight, and took down the under construction front page :)
Wertti replied on at Permalink Reply
Alexander replied on at Permalink Reply
This is the latest site which we built with C5:


Pritam replied on at Permalink Reply
This is the first proper c5 site that i built for a musician friend, pretty basic :

shenn replied on at Permalink Reply
cfc replied on at Permalink Reply
Small town football club.. we wanted a site which generated local interest in players & supporters. No-one had much in the way of IT skills .. Concrete5 made it easy to build a site to our needs .. which also included letting various people contribute/update the site.
We try to change/update the home page every couple of days... add tipping competitions, surveys etc.
juliankauai replied on at Permalink Reply
this is a work in progress but have a look at:
JimboJetset replied on at Permalink Reply
I only have a couple of C5 sites to date...

This site was converted in full from a static site. The design was theirs and they wanted to keep it so I had to make it fit into C5. The menu down the left is a heavily modified version of the built-in auto-nav menu.

This is a very basic/simple C5 site. Designed from scratch.
Steevb replied on at Permalink Reply
A small contribution. All pretty simple and custom made.

Client needs to sort out content and payment gateway???

This is season themed, should change to a summer theme next month.

Waiting for client to come back to me about a little more training!

This is where I live. Have given locals log in details and permissions. Waiting for the local groups to start adding content!!

Funny how they all wanted control and to be able to add and edit content, but doesn't seem to happen to often?
tallacman replied on at Permalink Reply

Is my pet project to review blocks ( I love them all ). The theme is based on Whitespace and heavily modified.