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Likelihood to Recommend

Freedom CMS

It is much more suited to a user or company who doesn't like to tinker or make wholesale changes to their site. If you just need to make basic updates in text and post articles, blogs then Accrisoft Freedom is a good bet and very secure. If you want to try out different integrations, page layouts, embedding things and generally tinkering with your site then Accrisoft Freedom wouldn't be a wise choice.
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WordPress

If you need a website, WordPress should be on your list. The only exception to that would be a large ecommerce site. I wouldn't recommend WordPress to someone who does hundreds of sales per day via their ecommerce platform. Yes, there are add-ons and plugins that can do it, but you can also mop your floor with your cat. Why do that? There are other platforms that specialize in ecommerce and do it so much better.But if you need a social blog, B2B or B2C lead gen, a non-profit, a membership site, a community bulletin board, news site, arts and music or just a simple about me type of website, WordPress is the perfect platform for you. It's so very popular, that it's not going anywhere. It is a platform that will be supported as long there are websites on the internet! You really can't go wrong. Even if you wanted to do an ecommerce site on WordPress, you can. I just would urge you to look at another solution.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Freedom CMS
8.9
WordPress
8.5
Role-based user permissions
Freedom CMS
8.9
WordPress
8.5

Web Content Creation

Freedom CMS
7.6
WordPress
8.2
WYSIWYG editor
Freedom CMS
7.7
WordPress
7.7
Code quality / cleanliness
Freedom CMS
8.6
WordPress
8.1
Admin section
Freedom CMS
8.0
WordPress
8.3
Page templates
Freedom CMS
8.3
WordPress
7.8
Library of website themes
Freedom CMS
4.3
WordPress
8.6
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Freedom CMS
7.2
WordPress
8.6
Publishing workflow
Freedom CMS
8.8
WordPress
8.3
Form generator
Freedom CMS
7.8
WordPress
8.0

Web Content Management

Freedom CMS
7.8
WordPress
8.7
Content taxonomy
Freedom CMS
8.3
WordPress
8.4
SEO support
Freedom CMS
7.8
WordPress
8.4
Bulk management
Freedom CMS
7.4
WordPress
8.3
Availability / breadth of extensions
Freedom CMS
7.7
WordPress
9.3
Community / comment management
Freedom CMS
8.0
WordPress
9.0

Platform & Infrastructure

Freedom CMS
WordPress
8.5
API
Freedom CMS
WordPress
8.5
Internationalization / multi-language
Freedom CMS
WordPress
8.5

Pros

  • The new all in one image editor is nice. You can upload images and then handle all of the editing needs within Freedom or through their connection with Pixlr. It makes it much more streamlined than managing outside of a CMS.
  • Freedom is set up so you don't have too much access to the backend, which for a majority of users is a good thing. Whereas you can break a lot of things within Wordpress or other open source tools, Freedom ensures your site keeps working because you can't fool with it too much.
  • The ability to change the colors and branding on a page based on the page settings is nice. For companies with sub-brands within an umbrella it helps carry the branding through better than a site that only offers a static header section for each page in the site.
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  • WordPress is simple enough that non-developers can start a simple website and grow it until it is moderately large...for a fraction of the cost of a custom developed site.
  • WordPress provides web developers a gentle, friendly introduction to start creating content-oriented websites.
  • One of WordPress' most-loved features is its easy-to-understand administrative area. When a WordPress site has been well-implemented, even a non-technical user will be able to manage their website.
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Cons

  • 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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  • The relationship management between the database and the CMS in WordPress is not so user-friendly and often difficult to understand. Making migrating sites from one host or domain to another somewhat complex. So fixing databases or migrating sites or changing domain names is still a little high on the tech-scale.
  • The maintenance can be tasking after a while with a somewhat difficult to understand "updating process". Some novice users either never update anything, or update everything without backing up their site or understanding that sometimes updating WP Versions, plugins and themes can result in breaking your site.
  • The required processes to protect the website form viruses, spam and malicious attacks are often overlooked by novice users of WordPress. Backing up being one of the most overlooked process. The popularity of WordPress sites being hacked seems inordinately high. Although many plugins are available to reduce problems with hacking and spam, which ones to use and what combinations of plugins work best is still a mystery.
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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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WordPress9.3
Based on 35 answers
WordPress is released under the GPL license and does not require renewal. I do upgrade the software whenever a new version is available.
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Usability

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
WordPress9.0
Based on 13 answers
I think that many people can use WordPress easily but not everyone is able to. WordPress is still be a little overwhelming for some. Everyday, WordPress is improving it's usability and that's what makes it such a great platform to use for business and personal websites. I think serious business owners will take the time to learn to use it
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Reliability and Availability

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
WordPress9.5
Based on 3 answers
Anyone can visit WordPress.org and download a fully functional copy of WordPress free of charge. Additionally, WordPress is offered to users as open-source software, which means that anyone can customize the code to create new applications and make these available to other WordPress users.
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Performance

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
WordPress8.6
Based on 2 answers
Mostly, any performance issues have to do with using too many plugins and these can sometimes slow down the overall performance of your site. It is very tempting to start adding lots of plugins to your WordPress site, however, as there are thousands of great plugins to choose from and so many of them help you do amazing things on your site.If you begin to notice performance issues with your WordPress site (e.g. pages being slow to load), there are ways to optimize the performance of your site, but this requires learning the process. WordPress users can learn how to optimize their WordPress sites by downloading the WPTrainMe WordPress training plugin (WPTrainMe.com) and going through the detailed step-by-step WordPress optimization tutorials.
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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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WordPress8.0
Based on 10 answers
I give this rating, which I believe to be a great rating for a community based support system that's surrounding it. Most platforms and products have their own, and as WordPress does have their own team that help here and there, a lot of it's handled by community involvement with dedicated users who are experts with the system who love to help people.
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Online Training

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
WordPress10.0
Based on 1 answer
It is very easy to find online resources to learn how to do just about anything with WordPress.
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Implementation

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
WordPress6.7
Based on 9 answers
You can create custom RSS and XML to export content from previous CMS' and import this into Wordpress.
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Alternatives Considered

Compared to every similar products/CMSs I have used, nothing competes with Freedom CMS. It's far more intuitive, far easier to use as a developer (and as the client), easier to customize and better to maintain and assist our clients. Hands down the best CMS solution I've found for me, my work and our clients.The only 2 in this list I might recommend over Freedom would only be circumstantial: if you are an medium to large e-commerce business (or your client is). ShopSite & Shopify (or Magento, etc) would probably be a better option. Freedom does have some e-commerce included, but I would recommend Freedom for small e-commerce businesses, or businesses where e-commerce is not their main focus, but they'd like to include some on the site.
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My CMS journey started with Drupal, then Joomla, then moved on to WordPress. With Drupal I felt like it was built by software engineers for other software engineers. Its dashboard was cumbersome and felt needlessly complex. Joomla's dashboard on the other hand, felt like a scattered mess of organized chaos. Our company took on a few Joomla clients the past year and even with familiarity, we spent an inordinate amount of time hunting and pecking through various pockets of content to find where to make changes. Not to start a flame war, but if anyone reading this thinks that Joomla's dashboard is in any way superior to WordPress, I can assure you that it's due to a lack of familiarity, a state of denial, or an unwillingness to consider what the other camp has to offer.Dashboards aside, all three are modern CMSes with comparable media abilities, themes, third-party integrations, plugins, custom post types, etc.
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Scalability

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
WordPress10.0
Based on 1 answer
WordPress is completely scalable. You can get started immediately with a very simple "out-of-the box" WordPress installation and then add whatever functionality you need as and when you need it, and continue expanding. Often we will create various WordPress sites on the same domain to handle different aspects of our strategy (e.g. one site for the sales pages, product information and/or a marketing blog, another for delivering products securely through a private membership site, and another for running an affiliate program or other application), and then ties all of these sites together using a common theme and links on each of the site's menus.Additionally, WordPress offers a multisite function that allows organizations and institutions to manage networks of sites managed by separate individual site owners, but centrally administered by the parent organization. You can also expand WordPress into a social networking or community site, forums, etc.The same scalability applies to web design. You can start with a simple design and then scale things up to display sites with amazing visual features, including animations and video effects, sliding images and animated product image galleries, elements that appear and fade from visitor browsers, etc.The scaling possibilities of WordPress are truly endless.
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Return on Investment

  • Better Customer Service. Everything in Freedom is standardized & easy for our clients to use. It's also easy for our support team to handle any support tickets because there's not a thousand different plugins for one thing, e.g. 1000 different form plugins, there is just ONE forms module that is identical to all of our clients.
  • Increased Employee Efficiency. All of our development team is unified within Accrisoft Freedom. Any one of us can jump into another's project at any time and know how it's built and how to update or edit anything. Even with custom modules that one developer might not have known another created. Freedom is very intuitive and for example, to continue with custom modules point, all custom modules are built using the same process, so it's easy for developers to edit and know exactly how it's working in minutes - even if they haven't seen it before.
  • High Client Retention Rate. We have only lost a handful of clients throughout the many years we've been using Freedom CMS with our clients. And the majority of those that we did lose, were for reasons not related to the website - or beyond their control - e.g. a parent company insisting to use the parent company's CMS solution, even though our direct clients/contacts wanted to stay with us and told us later that they wished they could go back to Freedom because of how much easier and better it was.
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  • Feature Adding: Reacting to a market situation requires speed. WordPress enables me to instantly react accordingly.
  • Content Adding: I can post instantly from my phone, laptop, ipad or any computer connected to the internet. It's that easy!
  • Productivity: There's no way to describe how much time I save using WordPress other than to tell you that I can do more designing, editing, writing, value-adds using WordPress is less time than I ever have been able to with other content management systems. Literally saving me 5-6 hours per day, more than doubling my productivity.
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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

WordPress

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