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Elementor

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Score 8.8 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Freedom CMS

The only thing I believe Accrisoft Freedom is not as well suited is for large e-commerce sites. Accrisoft Freedom actually has an E-commerce module and can do products and online sales, however if this is the majority of what your business does (or your clients' businesses), I would recommend an E-commerce focused CMS.
For almost all other circumstances I can think of though, I would recommend Accrisoft Freedom - ma and pa shops on up to a corporation.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Elementor

Build header/footer and web pages through Elementor are very suitable. Responsive design, section layout, and use of widgets bring a new edge to Elementor. I like how it works with premium themes; you don't need to do anything bigger. It seems like everything is ready, just tell the page builder where and what you need and It will work like magic. You can import/export templates design and keep them for future use. This page builder has lots of icons and fonts that are really helpful. I don't need additional plugins for it. But sometimes I hate this page builder behavior when it stops working and asks for safe mode, and sometimes it takes a long time to load. Using Elementor canvas or a full-width page layout will disable your website theme's normal working process. That's why I can't use this plugin properly with all themes I want.
Torikul Islam | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Freedom CMS
8.9
Elementor
8.1
Role-based user permissions
Freedom CMS
8.9
Elementor
8.1

Web Content Creation

Freedom CMS
7.6
Elementor
8.0
WYSIWYG editor
Freedom CMS
7.7
Elementor
8.6
Code quality / cleanliness
Freedom CMS
8.6
Elementor
7.7
Admin section
Freedom CMS
8.0
Elementor
7.9
Page templates
Freedom CMS
8.3
Elementor
8.2
Library of website themes
Freedom CMS
4.3
Elementor
7.6
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Freedom CMS
7.2
Elementor
8.6
Publishing workflow
Freedom CMS
8.8
Elementor
7.8
Form generator
Freedom CMS
7.8
Elementor
7.9

Web Content Management

Freedom CMS
7.8
Elementor
7.3
Content taxonomy
Freedom CMS
8.3
Elementor
8.0
SEO support
Freedom CMS
7.8
Elementor
7.0
Bulk management
Freedom CMS
7.4
Elementor
6.7
Availability / breadth of extensions
Freedom CMS
7.7
Elementor
7.5
Community / comment management
Freedom CMS
8.0
Elementor
7.4

Platform & Infrastructure

Freedom CMS
Elementor
7.4
API
Freedom CMS
Elementor
7.5
Internationalization / multi-language
Freedom CMS
Elementor
7.4

Pros

Freedom CMS

  • Hosting and maintenance is taken care of. Due to it being proprietary software, everything is built to work together.
  • Simple to use. Basic functionality for websites is built in without having to dig through thousands of potential options.
  • Development is straightforward...no backend languages required. So if someone wants a unique layout for a portfolio, it's very simple to add a new content type and build the new layout using basic html and css.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Elementor

  • Block code is very easy to work with.
  • They don't have support, per se, but they have a whole big group of users on Facebook who are great at helping each other out.
  • They have some templates you can use to just get going if you're in a particular industry that would probably work well with a template!
  • The price is really not bad for how much you get.
Isabel Sam | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Freedom CMS

  • Their preview setup for reviewing page changes prior to pushing them live is not good. You basically have to push things live to see how they will look, then go back and tweak it, while the changes in progress are live on the site. They need a sandbox, or a better preview feature within the backend so you dont have to keep pushing changes live to test out functionality.
  • Integration with outside tools is non existent. Instead of trying to force people to use their modules or features it would make much more sense to more easily integrate with leading tools in niche spaces.
  • The UI is pretty old. It could use a big refresh. Things like drag and drop builders and functionality should be standard these days. This is also a plus for non tech savvy users as it keeps their page structures to what works without letting people tinker. But if you want to tinker and be a higher end user Freedom isn't the best bet.
Chris Theisen | TrustRadius Reviewer

Elementor

  • You only get good support if you're using the pro version - I have used Elementor across two different sites and found support to be rude when only the free version is in use.
  • Some of their guides on their website seemed out dated as the steps differed slightly when following a guide
Victoria Hoete-Dodd | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Freedom CMS

Freedom CMS 1.0
Based on 1 answer
We switched to WordPress; it was out of my control.
Mark A. Buckawicki | TrustRadius Reviewer

Elementor

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

Freedom CMS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Elementor

Elementor 8.0
Based on 1 answer
Elementor is one of those website builders that is really easy to get started with. The drag and drop features make it easy to create attractive and creative webpages for even the non-website designer. Some of the features available are not easy to find or easy to discover when you first start using Elementor. Practice makes perfect.
Ayo Bamgbose, Assoc CIPD, MSc | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Freedom CMS

Freedom CMS 8.2
Based on 1 answer
This rating is based on personal experience only. I believe majority of people would say their support is top notch & 10/10. The only reason I am personally am giving it lower is because I consider my self a much more advanced user of Freedom than their typical Solution Provider developers. Because I am advanced, I troubleshoot my own issues pretty in-depth before I even contact Accrisoft support. Therefore sometimes I feel it takes longer to get the researched & specific answer I need vs. a simple support question would.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Elementor

Elementor 2.5
Based on 2 answers
There support is slow and at times can be frustrating and this is why many prefer to air out their frustrations within the Facebook group community. I tend to give up as when I'm working on something and something goes wrong I need the help straight away. I do not have the patience to wait anymore.
Ayo Bamgbose, Assoc CIPD, MSc | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Freedom CMS

In all honesty, we have been moving away from Accrisoft Freedom due to its lack of customizability. We as an agency generally prefer open source solutions since our client base primarily consists of those looking for a more custom solution that can be built off of in the future. While yes, these tend to need more care and attention, they have benefited us more.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Elementor

I think that without a doubt the ease of creating complex web pages, how easy the tool is to use, its competitive price in relation to the benefits it offers, the ease of migrating from the development environment to the production environment were some of the characteristics that motivated to use Elementor.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Freedom CMS

  • This was the first CMS we had at our company so hard to say positive or negative impact.
  • Prior to this CMS there was a static site that html files had to be ftp to a company to have the site updated. So from that standpoint it made updating the site much less expensive.
  • Compared to a tool like Wordpress this is much more secure and easier to manage, but since we outsource that portion of it to the company that built the site we dont realize those gains.
Chris Theisen | TrustRadius Reviewer

Elementor

  • We have saved several hundreds of dollar for LMS using Wordpress and Elementor
  • It is best for the web designers who are just starting
  • You dont need to know coding to create a beautiful website using this
  • It has also saved us on hiring a new software developer or LMS admin
  • Now we have an inhouse LMS without incurring any cost
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Freedom CMS

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Freedom CMS Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Elementor

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Elementor Editions & Modules

Edition
Personal$49.001
Plus$99.001
Expert$149.001
  1. per year
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Freedom CMS
8.2
Elementor
8.7

Likelihood to Renew

Freedom CMS
1.0
Elementor

Usability

Freedom CMS
Elementor
8.0

Support Rating

Freedom CMS
8.2
Elementor
2.5

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