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89 Ratings
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Score 9.2 out of 100
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Score 8.6 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Accrisoft Freedom ranks higher in 2 feature sets: Security, Web Content Management
  • Elementor ranks higher in 1 feature set: Web Content Creation

Security

8.9

Freedom CMS

89%
7.2

Elementor

72%
Accrisoft Freedom ranks higher in 1/1 features

Role-based user permissions

8.9
89%
2 Ratings
7.2
72%
17 Ratings

Web Content Creation

7.6

Freedom CMS

76%
7.7

Elementor

77%
Accrisoft Freedom ranks higher in 5/8 features

WYSIWYG editor

7.7
77%
3 Ratings
9.0
90%
25 Ratings

Code quality / cleanliness

8.6
86%
3 Ratings
7.3
73%
24 Ratings

Admin section

8.0
80%
3 Ratings
7.5
75%
25 Ratings

Page templates

8.3
83%
3 Ratings
8.0
80%
27 Ratings

Library of website themes

4.3
43%
2 Ratings
7.9
79%
23 Ratings

Mobile optimization / responsive design

7.2
72%
2 Ratings
7.8
78%
27 Ratings

Publishing workflow

8.8
88%
2 Ratings
7.4
74%
23 Ratings

Form generator

7.8
78%
3 Ratings
6.6
66%
24 Ratings

Web Content Management

7.8

Freedom CMS

78%
7.0

Elementor

70%
Accrisoft Freedom ranks higher in 5/5 features

Content taxonomy

8.3
83%
3 Ratings
7.2
72%
21 Ratings

SEO support

7.8
78%
3 Ratings
7.4
74%
21 Ratings

Bulk management

7.4
74%
2 Ratings
6.0
60%
19 Ratings

Availability / breadth of extensions

7.7
77%
2 Ratings
7.6
76%
22 Ratings

Community / comment management

8.0
80%
2 Ratings
7.0
70%
18 Ratings

Platform & Infrastructure

Freedom CMS

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
7.6

Elementor

76%
Elementor ranks higher in 2/2 features

API

N/A
0 Ratings
7.6
76%
14 Ratings

Internationalization / multi-language

N/A
0 Ratings
7.5
75%
10 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Accrisoft Freedom is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

8.2

Freedom CMS

82%
4 Ratings
8.1

Elementor

81%
27 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

1.0

Freedom CMS

10%
1 Rating

Elementor

N/A
0 Ratings

Usability

Freedom CMS

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0

Elementor

80%
1 Rating

Support Rating

8.2

Freedom CMS

82%
2 Ratings
2.0

Elementor

20%
3 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Accrisoft

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.
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Elementor

I would recommend this for the ease of use and price. It is a good value for any website developer or designer to be able to create multiple websites a year with super simple coding. If you've got a way to speed up your website without using WP Rocket, then it's even better! I think this software is specifically made for someone with a coding background and would recommend that you have a background with Wordpress to make using this software even easier
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Pros

Accrisoft

  • 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.
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Elementor

  • Easy to implement different sections of a page such as images, text blocks, forms etc.
  • There is a range of example pages available for you to change to suit your brand or to provide some inspiration
  • It is easy to add custom CSS (or similar)
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Cons

Accrisoft

  • 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.
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Elementor

  • More Enterprise Features would be nice
  • More integration with 3rd party form plugins like Gravity Forms
  • Sometimes it gets confusing working with template features like headers. Editing in one place may accidentally affect the entire site and it is not always clear.
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Pricing Details

Freedom CMS

Starting Price

$100 per month

Editions & Modules

Freedom CMS editions and modules pricing
EditionModules

Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Elementor

    Starting Price

    $49 per year

    Editions & Modules

    Elementor editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    Personal$49.001
    Plus$99.002
    Expert$149.003

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Likelihood to Renew

    Accrisoft

    We switched to WordPress; it was out of my control.
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    Elementor

    No answers on this topic

    Usability

    Accrisoft

    No answers on this topic

    Elementor

    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.
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    Support Rating

    Accrisoft

    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.
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    Elementor

    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.
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    Alternatives Considered

    Accrisoft

    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.
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    Elementor

    Thrive Leads and thrive architect is a pain to update, they've changed version and name in recent years. I am unable to update because every time there was an upgrade or new release of the plugin it caused issues with my website's functionality which has left me stuck updating old versions that don't work anymore. With Elementor i haven't had this issue.
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    Return on Investment

    Accrisoft

    • 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.
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    Elementor

    • Elementor has made it possible for our non-profit to stand out in the non-profit space in which we operate. Our website was highly flexible and looked great, which provided confidence to our donors.
    • Elementor has never been a weak spot in the security of our website. We've had several attempted attacks against our website and yet everything was remained locked down.
    • We have only used the free version of Elementor, so it has kept our costs low and allowed us to have a professional looking website, but being able to put more money towards our charitable cause rather than IT.
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