concrete5 CMS + oDesk Expertise = Easy Web Content Management for Businesses

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Open-source content management system and global employment platform partner to provide businesses ready access to CMS expertise.

concrete5, a rapidly growing open source content management system, has teamed up with leading global employment platform oDesk to help its community connect with expert developers and designers.

concrete5 lets site owners quickly build great sites that can be managed with the ease of a blogging platform. More than 110,000 sites are running on concrete5 already, but to help keep up with the growing demand for skilled developers familiar with the platform, the company turned to oDesk.

“By partnering with oDesk, we can offer site owners an easy way to extend their websites,” says concrete5 CEO, Franz Maruna.

“oDesk has over a hundred thousand web developers,” said Matt Gniadek, oDesk's head of business development. “We’ve created a specific Group to make it easy to find the most-qualified concrete5 experts. All members have high feedback scores from previous oDesk work, and the developers’ skill sets reviewed by concrete5.”

Both small and large organizations love concrete5 for its ease of use and customization capabilities. Maruna says the oDesk collaboration — which has already identified more than 100 experts in concrete5 and related technologies — extends that ease of use to the hiring process.

"We've gone through considerable pains to make sure every add-on and theme in our marketplace actually works and does what it says, which is uncommon in the world of open source extensions,” Maruna said. “It has made a tremendous difference with our customers, who know they are safe with these approved extensions. We're eager to deliver that same comfort to the custom development and design work they may also need."

Businesses looking to customize and extend their concrete5 implementations can use the oDesk concrete5 Group to locate developers, post jobs and interview candidates. Each developer's profile contains work history and previous employer feedback ratings to help site owners find the best candidate for their development and design jobs. oDesk's robust employment platform makes it easy to hire, manage and pay for CMS development work entirely online.

“For concrete5 and its growing user base, oDesk’s concrete5 Group offers a great way to find skilled, pre-screened developers,” Gniadek said, “and for oDesk users, it's a great extension of our commitment to help highly trained contractors find the best work opportunities in the world.”

Visit oDesk's concrete5 developer group at

About oDesk
With more than 1.4 million contractors in more than 150 countries, oDesk ( is a global employment platform that lets companies hire, manage and pay a flexible, online workforce. Find oDesk on Facebook at and on Twitter at:

About concrete5
concrete CMS ( is a leading developer of next-generation open source solutions for web sites. The company's flagship product, concrete5, combines the ease-of-use of a blogging platform with the flexibility and power of a web development platform. Hundreds of thousands of advertising and creative agencies and web developers around the world have downloaded concrete5 for free and used the technology to quickly and inexpensively build enterprise-quality web sites that can be updated by end users. Concrete CMS is a privately held company based in Portland, Ore., and manages the project.


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