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Freedom CMS

10 Ratings

ManageWP

11 Ratings

Freedom CMS

10 Ratings
Score 3.4 out of 101

ManageWP

11 Ratings
Score 9.6 out of 101

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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.
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ManageWP

ManageWP is a well-suited offering for anyone who manages multiple WordPress properties. It provides peace of mind, dramatic time saving and a bird's-eye look at all of your websites. It might be a bit cost prohibitive for single site users or static websites that don't need constant backups or uptime monitoring.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Freedom CMS
8.9
ManageWP
9.0
Role-based user permissions
Freedom CMS
8.9
ManageWP
9.0

Web Content Creation

Freedom CMS
7.6
ManageWP
8.5
WYSIWYG editor
Freedom CMS
7.7
ManageWP
5.0
Code quality / cleanliness
Freedom CMS
8.6
ManageWP
10.0
Admin section
Freedom CMS
8.0
ManageWP
10.0
Page templates
Freedom CMS
8.3
ManageWP
Library of website themes
Freedom CMS
4.3
ManageWP
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Freedom CMS
7.2
ManageWP
10.0
Publishing workflow
Freedom CMS
8.8
ManageWP
7.4
Form generator
Freedom CMS
7.8
ManageWP

Web Content Management

Freedom CMS
7.8
ManageWP
9.7
Content taxonomy
Freedom CMS
8.3
ManageWP
SEO support
Freedom CMS
7.8
ManageWP
10.0
Bulk management
Freedom CMS
7.4
ManageWP
10.0
Availability / breadth of extensions
Freedom CMS
7.7
ManageWP
10.0
Community / comment management
Freedom CMS
8.0
ManageWP
9.0

Platform & Infrastructure

Freedom CMS
ManageWP
7.5
API
Freedom CMS
ManageWP
10.0
Internationalization / multi-language
Freedom CMS
ManageWP
5.0

Pros

  • 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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  • ManageWP consolidates important WordPress site management services into on dashboard.
  • ManageWP makes backing up, cloning, and restoring websites so easy.
  • ManageWP provides a simple, easy to use interface.
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Cons

  • Creating layouts could be simpler. For example, if you have a sidebar on different interior pages, it isn't very intuitive to have something different on each one. Having the ability to control what is in different regions of pages would be beneficial.
  • The Commerce modules aren't quite there yet. We have had issues with reliability and if it's not built in by default, you can't use it.
  • Documentation could be better organized. There has been a lot of mixed articles from past features that no longer exist, and for some things there just isn't any documentation at all. I have had to create complex layouts that had I known a shortcode existed, it would have made my life much easier.
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  • ManageWP could provide better support for WordPress Multisite with the ability to more easily manage individual Multisite properties.
  • ManageWP's security scan offering would be much more valuable if it allowed proactive measures to preemptively combat issues,
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Likelihood to Renew

Freedom CMS1.0
Based on 1 answer
We switched to WordPress; it was out of my control.
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Support

Freedom CMS8.2
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.
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Alternatives Considered

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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Prior to ManageWP, we utilized InfiniteWP, a free (with paid extensions), self-hosted alternative. We found the interface to be unwieldy, and the paid extension pricing to be a bit confusing. The headache of maintaining the software and server infrastructure to run the platform, overshadowed the cost savings for us.
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Return on Investment

  • Without knowing the limits of the software, projects tended to go out of scope easily, especially since the client would expect functionality that simply wasn't available.
  • The custom modules made it very simple to create something reusable. So, when we found a feature that clients liked, we could replicate it very easily.
  • Backups and migration are very simple within the Accrisoft platform. Sites could be moved from one location to another in under a minute.
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  • Without ManageWP we would have to spend hours manually logging in to and checking on the health of our client sites on a rolling basis. ManageWP automates this process for us, giving us a dashboard of relevant results. This saves us hundreds of man hours per month.
  • ManageWP's "safe update", backup, and roll back features make it very very simple to update site plugins without fear of breaking a site and the hours of work that would result to fix it.
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Pricing Details

Freedom CMS

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

ManageWP

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