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13 Ratings
4 Ratings
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Score 9.2 out of 100
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Score 9.3 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • MODX ranks higher in 3 feature sets: Security, Web Content Creation, Web Content Management

Security

8.9

Freedom CMS

89%
9.9

MODX

99%
MODX ranks higher in 1/1 features

Role-based user permissions

8.9
89%
2 Ratings
9.9
99%
3 Ratings

Web Content Creation

7.6

Freedom CMS

76%
9.4

MODX

94%
MODX ranks higher in 8/8 features

WYSIWYG editor

7.7
77%
3 Ratings
9.7
97%
3 Ratings

Code quality / cleanliness

8.6
86%
3 Ratings
9.9
99%
3 Ratings

Admin section

8.0
80%
3 Ratings
8.9
89%
3 Ratings

Page templates

8.3
83%
3 Ratings
9.9
99%
3 Ratings

Library of website themes

4.3
43%
2 Ratings
7.0
70%
3 Ratings

Mobile optimization / responsive design

7.2
72%
2 Ratings
9.9
99%
3 Ratings

Publishing workflow

8.8
88%
2 Ratings
9.9
99%
3 Ratings

Form generator

7.8
78%
3 Ratings
9.9
99%
3 Ratings

Web Content Management

7.8

Freedom CMS

78%
9.5

MODX

95%
MODX ranks higher in 5/5 features

Content taxonomy

8.3
83%
3 Ratings
9.9
99%
3 Ratings

SEO support

7.8
78%
3 Ratings
9.9
99%
3 Ratings

Bulk management

7.4
74%
2 Ratings
8.9
89%
3 Ratings

Availability / breadth of extensions

7.7
77%
2 Ratings
8.9
89%
3 Ratings

Community / comment management

8.0
80%
2 Ratings
9.9
99%
3 Ratings

Platform & Infrastructure

Freedom CMS

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
8.0

MODX

80%
MODX ranks higher in 2/2 features

API

N/A
0 Ratings
6.1
61%
3 Ratings

Internationalization / multi-language

N/A
0 Ratings
9.9
99%
2 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • MODX is rated higher in 3 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Likelihood to Renew, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

8.2

Freedom CMS

82%
4 Ratings
9.9

MODX

99%
3 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

1.0

Freedom CMS

10%
1 Rating
10.0

MODX

100%
1 Rating

Usability

Freedom CMS

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

MODX

100%
1 Rating

Availability

Freedom CMS

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

MODX

100%
1 Rating

Performance

Freedom CMS

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

MODX

100%
1 Rating

Support Rating

8.2

Freedom CMS

82%
2 Ratings
10.0

MODX

100%
1 Rating

Implementation Rating

Freedom CMS

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

MODX

100%
1 Rating

Configurability

Freedom CMS

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

MODX

100%
1 Rating

Ease of integration

Freedom CMS

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

MODX

100%
1 Rating

Product Scalability

Freedom CMS

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

MODX

100%
1 Rating

Vendor post-sale

Freedom CMS

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

MODX

100%
1 Rating

Vendor pre-sale

Freedom CMS

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

MODX

100%
1 Rating

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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MODX

[MODX is well suited for] all websites, from blogs to corporate sites. It is fast scalable and really good. A small site can be build really fast, and a large site can be made extremely scalable. A website redesign is easy to implement with a new template, without having to redo the content. It got great user groups and users and back-office access can be completely customized.
While ecommerce is possible with some really good plugins I would only use MODX with ecommerce for sites where ecommerce is not the primary role. For pure ecommerce sites rather use a dedicated system like e.g. PrestaShop (i would say the same thing with other ecommerce plugins e.g. WP woo commerce don't do it unless its a site add on.)
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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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MODX

  • Ease of use - the MODX platform is very easy to use for someone who may have limited experience in content management.
  • Content blocks - the content blocks within MODX add to the usability and customization of the website being managed.
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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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MODX

  • The user interface was confusing at times.
  • Not a plug and play CMS system.
  • The site manager doesn't always run fast.
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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

    MODX

    Starting Price

    $0

    Editions & Modules

    MODX editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    ENTERPRISE - Perfect for or organizations with custom requirementsUpon Request1
    BUSINESS - Perfect for digital agencies and marketing departments992
    STUDIO - Perfect for customers who need more power and resources493
    PRO - Perfect for customers with typical marketing sites194
    MODX Revolution05

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    Optional

    Additional Details

    PAYMENT FORMS MODX Cloud accepts major credit cards and PayPal for your hosting subscription. We can only accept check (cheque) payments on the Enterprise Plan, annually. CANCELLATION You may cancel your MODX Cloud account at any time. Before you cancel you'll be reminded to backup and remove all your live websites and then follow the instructions for cancellation. If you cancel within the first month, we'll provide you with a full refund. REFUNDS If you cancel within the first month, we'll provide you with a full refund. All other cancellations will be effective at the end of your current billing period. We do not provide refunds for remaining days or months on monthly or annual billing.

    Likelihood to Renew

    Accrisoft

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

    It is the CMS we use the most, not because we know it well but because we literally tried many of other CMS and this one did it for us.
    However having said we really do not like the one shoe fits all approach. E..g for eCommerce we usually use PrestaShop etc. if a specialized CMS can do a task rather use that.
    However for a general CMS [MODX] is hard to beat.
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    Usability

    Accrisoft

    No answers on this topic

    MODX

    Great and easy to use for both the coder and the end user. Especially if setup correctly by the coder.
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    Reliability and Availability

    Accrisoft

    No answers on this topic

    MODX

    We have not had it go down due to bugs etc. especially when comparing it to other cms out there.
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    Performance

    Accrisoft

    No answers on this topic

    MODX

    Damn its fast. really good page speed out of the box.
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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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    MODX

    Great community support on slack.
    If you have a paid plugin great support also esp from modmore
    If you have cloud hosting MODX support is fast and all servers are optimized for MODX
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    Implementation Rating

    Accrisoft

    No answers on this topic

    MODX

    Good system
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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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    MODX

    The other company that we looked into was WordPress and all of the features that it offered our organization. What MODX offered to us from development to everyday use just made more sense for our organization as a whole. WordPress is still a great CMS platform, just not exactly what we were looking for.
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    Scalability

    Accrisoft

    No answers on this topic

    MODX

    Very scalable. e.g. in the [MODX] manager you can manage multiple websites at once without having to login else where. it is very convenient and this way resources and be easily managed and shared.
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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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    MODX

    • Increased security permissions of the users and freelancers who worked on our website.
    • Gave our developers the ability to create any page that they wanted with custom code.
    • Hindered our Marketing team's ability to stay on top of our content strategy with changes.
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