It was one of the best using it since 2 yrs
By the way, I stumbled a bit setting permissions for multiple authors and Chad responded right away with the help to get me past it. Outstanding service
Awesome blog add-on!
Nice Blog Package
Best C5 Blog Add-on!
Two blogs or thumbs up!
very nice release
i'm using it since a short time, and play a lot with it.
if you need a blog, try this ne is to adopt it i think
This new version is amazing
Definitely worth it.
If I can do it -- You can do it!
The only problem I had was not watching the videos. I recommend you watch video 1 a couple of times before monkeying around.
Great product, great support
Now fully up and running, easy to style to my needs and my client amazed by its ease of use.
I would recommend to anyone wanting a blog package and will undoubtedly be buying more licenses :)
Great Blogging solution
It has great usability, easy and quick to get going, and i love the inclusion of the social media icons for sharing the content. Also the fact you can truncate blog lists is the biggest bonus for me.
Its a great way to add simple blogging capabilities to your site.
4.0.1 - 4.0.8
Just plain Easy! Customization is Easy, Easy for Clients to grasp.
It was easy to customize the Pro Blog to fit the design of the site and the client loves using it. They love everything about editing their site with C5 but especially their blog.
Thanks for making this excellent product available for us developers out there trying to provide a better experience for our clients. You made me look like a rock-star to my client... their words not mine.
Cayer Creative LLC
To say THANKS!
To say THANKS!
Nice Add on!
There is plenty of information about this and Chad is very proactive with his support.
The perfect blog solution
5.0.0 - 5.5.6
Great Bloging Tool - The only bloging addon worth using
Chad offers great support and has been superb watching this improve!
I would like to see a more vanilla version of Chads addons, but its certainly not a criticism!
Wordpress Killer ... Easy Install in just a few minutes
I can say without a doubt, that this is not only easier to use than Wordpress, but had all the features that we needed!
Installed for me in minutes, with about zero configuration needed to get it up and running.
A major selling point was the 5.5 compatibility as well as the iOS interface. I know there will be support, and I'm very glad to be able to support such awesome developers for Concrete5.
Thanks for an awesome product, I'd recommend to anyone needing a robust blogging solution that is well supported!
Pro Blog makes Word Press unnecessary
Chad Cantrell at http://stratisdesign.com changes that with Pro Blog (v. 5.5.0) for Concrete 5. Now the blog part of Concrete 5 is, in my opinion, better looking than Word Press, and has a less cluttered admin interface. Also, you usually spot a site built on Word Press from a far, but Pro Blog gives you something more unique.
I also use Chad Cantrell´s Pro Blog Mobile, and that makes posting from my Iphone easy too (Pro Blog Mobile costs under 40 Swedish kronor in the App Store for Iphone).
Not that easy for me to configure and get up and running. But Chad Cantrell offers really great support. And after watching the Pro Blog tutorial and reading the documentation, it is not hard to get it to work.
For the design 5 stars
For integration in template 4,5 stars (was for me not so easy)
For the use 5 stars (very good and easy to work with)
Pro Blog Rules! The Update Helped Too!
Love the add on though, I have about 21 add ons from concrete 5 and this one I can't live without. Highly recommend it!
6.0.0 - 6.0.4
Best Blogging tool in the C5 Marketplace
Love Pro Blog!
Excellent Suppor & Great add-ont!
Pro BlogGreat Features
When you've found the best: stop looking
Excellent Blog Add-On
220.127.116.11 - 6.0.4
good product, great service by Chad.
Said user was using ProBlog illegally for over 4 month as the version he was using was under a licensing deal with a company called "movingPixel.ca".
Said user failed to pay movingPixel a large sum of money, and thought he would "be better off on his own".
Because said user stiffed our client, we were notified, and since said point has been using our product illegally. (until a purchase just yesterday)
Unfortunately, said user failed to confirm or deny any of the following:
- said user updated their core from C18.104.22.168 modified, custom version of C5 to C22.214.171.124 standard core
- said user had errantly modified user permissions in the system, and then tried to revert. A known way to cause bugs.
- errors tossed on update are not reproducible in any way, on any version of C5 except MovingPixels modified versions of the core.
Our team can not, will not, and will never be responsible for how our products function on modified cores or updates.
Not only this, but said user tried to mislead us, despite the fact that we factually know all of these facts do to our working relationship with MovingPixel
We were not rude. We were not condescending.
This user, is simply trying to ding our good name to make up for his own ineptness.
It just works!
126.96.36.199 - 6.0.4
By far the most convenient Blog addon for your C5 website
The best blogging option for Concrete5
188.8.131.52 - 6.0.4
Works very well and great support!
184.108.40.206 - 6.0.4
Just the best extension there is for adding concrete5 functionality.
Just use it for a day. Must say, looks good.
Just the one to buy and make your site connect to the world.
2017 C5 v9.1.0 nosupport anymore
9.1.0 - 6.0.4
Everything I needed and simple to implement
Everything was simple to set up and Chad answered a few queries I had very efficiently. Very happy.
Gonna love it
How about making it responsive?
9.8.0 - 6.0.4
It´s a 10, and then some!
If you want to blog, this is what you need.
If you suck as a blogger, you can still take advantage of the features included with Pro Blog. For example, you can have a great looking page list of whatever kind of content you have. Or how about a tag cloud? They look terrific with any content, not just blogs.
It is very intuitive, it's C5!
Support is overwhelming. We went from v9.8.0 to v10.0.0 and then to v10.0.1 in just one day, and just because I had a couple of issues. Nobody does that anymore. Also, they were very patient with me. Thanks Chad!
9.8.0 - 6.0.4
9.8.0 - 6.0.4
11.5.1 - 6.0.4
Would like better support, but product is good
11.8.3 - 6.0.4
Great support and application.
Excellent Add-on, Excellent Support!
The support has been spectacular! Any time I've had an issue, Chad has been very quick to respond and fix the problem accordingly.
Highly recommend this add-on!
11.9.0 - 6.0.4
Full-featured and simple for developer and end-user alike
What at first seemed a complex task was very easy to realize with this addon. At a couple of points I needed some guidance, and Chad was quick and very helpful in his responses. Would recommend to anyone wanting more than they can get out of C5's default blog!
220.127.116.11 - 6.0.4
Chads latest version includes some well thought out SEO tools. We're a full-service agency that offers SEO, and training clients on best practices when writing a blog can sometimes be a bit daunting. Giving them a checklist to remember is a bit cumbersome, and their response is often "And...what is meta data?". Chads new Optimize tab included while crafting the blog, is seriously beneficial and adds TREMENDOUS VALUE when selling to your client. It's easy for you or a client to understand how Google can measure your blog entry's relevance to the keywords you're targeting. Not to mention, some other important goodies! This tool alone inspired me to write a new and updated review!
If you haven't already, update your ProBlog, and get the goodness. If you haven't already purchased it, stop wasting your time considering Composer, or the other "Blog" packages here. You simply can't compare them to the value you get out of this.
12.0.0 - 6.0.4
Great Product & Support
Great addon, great service
The documentation is great and following it step-by-step meant set up was straightforward. The only place we had difficulty was importing everything from WP into ProBlog using the ProBlog Importer; despite the fact this is not an official addon, Chad still provided prompt, useful support and we were able to get everything imported correctly.
I don't believe there are any other plugins available that allow for a WP to C5 migration. Furthermore, our clients have been thrilled with how easy it is to use (including the SEO options) and are very happy to be away from Wordpress at last!
Big thanks to Chad and the RadiantWeb team for all their continued hard work and prompt support.
Can you get canonical URLS with standard Blog?
Can you get Direct post to Twitter?
Do you get embed.ly with standard Blog?
Do you get professional SEO tools with that?
Do you get clean tag and category URLs with that?
Do you get simple to use permissions tasks with standard blog? (let me help...no you don't)
Do you get filter by author?
Filter by category?
Related pages block?
No reply needed.
There are no system load issues with ProBlog that we are aware of at this time
In fact, we have users with thousands of posts. That's right....thousands. Dozens per day with millions of traffic per month. They love ProBlog and are extremely happy with it.
ProBlog will continue to be one of the premier solutions for concrete5 publishing. And we will continue to make it better & better every release. And we are extremely proud of its growth and development.
But again, thank you for your "half star" review following zero support tickets for your "reported load problems".
Very tasteful of you.
12.0.0 - 6.0.4
Slick install, great features and excellent support
Easy to use and does just want I needed
This tool did everything we needed and more. I could not be happier with the purchase of this and the other addons from this developer.
I highly recommend this and the other addons from them.
12.3.1 - 6.0.4
Powerful blogging package
I would recommended it to everyone who wants to use concrete5 as a serious blogging platform.
Still there is miles to go do make concrete5 the ideal platform for blogs but ProBlog does get it close.
12.4.3 - 6.0.4
Something seems to have changed as previous reviews look glowing but getting support over the past several months has been like getting blood out of a stone.
Right now we're seeing duplicate content issues because the ProblogList template outputs SEO friendly links (which is something C5 should do out of the box) but the Problog search template does not.
We've tried .htaccess URL rewriting (301 redirects don't work with ?query string URLs) but because the Problog search template is still outputting non-seo links, google seems to still indexes them.
Also, when the developer gets around to support (after multiple "is anyone even out there?" posts) they ask for a review - as if expecting a good one.
Our issues might be our own fault because we don't understand what's going on but that's why we're looking for support.
Overall this is a good plugin, one I would happily pay a lot more for ($150+), if it mean't more timely support. Yes, they would sell less but that's the point - keep putting the price up until the support level is manageable. Those that disagree have no clue what it takes to support custom code.
Another recommendation would be to change the support expectation from "Replies to tickets every few days" to "Replies to tickets every few weeks". I don't think there's any shame in doing this - setting the correct expectation prior to purchasing ensures people get what they pay for.
No customer support whatsoever - F+
Beware and avoid is my advice... Habari is far superior to this add-on and is free. It works with Concrete5 with minimal setup.
Disappointed with Support
It has most of the features I was after (categories, tags, pretty URLs with categories and tags), but at the same time it was limited (e.g. I need to have "blogsearch") off the root of the site, can't alphabetise my categories/tags). Also - it indexes some hidden page in /problog/api/ folder that it shouldn't.
I got stuck on a number of things and got little to no support. I only got some sort of response after I complained to them in response to an automated-email they sent me asking for a positive review! Even then, I got an automated response for my ticket and no reply. All my tickets recently auto-closed because of no activity.
If you can check out the support area you see very little activity from RadiantWeb.
I gave it 2 stars because we are keeping the addon. But for any other websites I am just going with Wordpress for C5 addon instead - which I've now implemented on two other sites with much less issues.
So I moved on to the blog settings, easy enough. There was only 1 thing here that I found odd was that the Archive created an entry for February 2013 and lciking on the link displays links to menu options from the navigation
Creating a new blog section seemed straightfoward enough.
At this point I grew impatient, I have used boogs before, go create a post which I did, added a few tags and categories, and I had my first post but nothing in the tags or categories list. So I scrapped the blog and restarted, following the documentation, here's hwere my lack showed up as it took me three false starts to get four category pages done and that start a create my first post - I went to category page 1, created the post, went back to the 'home' page, linked to my new post, nothing listed in the Category list - figured out that I needed to add the category when creating the post, and now I had a category listed - unfortunately clicking on that link led to a 404 error. I made two more 'start' from scratch' attempts before finally I found a kind of solution (which you can find on the support page).
Perhaps having used a Wordpress blog gave me a wrong impression of what to expect. I have raised three tickets so far(but two were only raised on the 14th February, same day i am writing this but the previous ticket I raised was answered promptly and fixed my problem, you can ask no more. The documetation worried me a bit, all that stuff about custom views and possible theme issues but I am happy that Problog fitted in easily but I suppose, prior to buying, I should haved asked if it would work with my theme and how could I check my view was okay. I didn't so was faced with posibly having to try to work that out as well.
As I stated at the top of this piece I am maybe not as smart as I think I am in relation to these things but, on the other hand, I did buy a solution so I wouldn't have to be.
Example sites using the Blog show quite nice integration with the rest of the site so it has that to recommend it.
I suppose, bottom line is, would I recommend it, well I am going to take the easy option here and say yes, as long as you don't mind having a few issues a long the way.
Addon & app don't work, so far no support for either
Unfortunately the blog addon doesn't appear to work out-of-the-box, but requires development, which I was hoping to avoid, since I just spent money purchasing this addon. I thought that an addon that costs this much money would be able to work as soon as it was installed.
The only reason that I purchased this addon for my website was because I saw that it had an iPhone app so that blog posts could be made from my phone, since I'm on the go a lot. So, not only did I purchase the $40 addon, but I also purchased the $2 app, neither of which work.
The app appears to be workable, but the several times that I have tried to post a test blog post, it just keeps spinning and spinning and never actually posts. After hours of spinning, I eventually just close out to the app. There is also no way of putting images in the blog post content, which is very pointless.
I have sent several messages to the app developer and have also requested a refund for both, but I have yet to get any real help (only a message saying that a developer would have to do work on my site's pages before the addon would work), and have not gotten any money refunded to me.
I do not recommend this addon or app to anyone until they are updated to actually be fully functional.
Good software, support is limited
I hope you find addons and software that make you happy and meet all of your demands and can provide the level of support that you need.
Best of luck to you.