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Freedom CMS

10 Ratings

WordPress

Top Rated
1807 Ratings

Freedom CMS

10 Ratings
Score 3.4 out of 101

WordPress

Top Rated
1807 Ratings
Score 8.3 out of 101

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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

Wordpress is a CMS that adapts to everything. You can create complex and beautiful websites on any topic or for any purpose. If you have programming knowledge, you can increase your capabilities even more, creating custom plugins with the functions you need specifically. I would not recommend it for small sites with static information as it is usually a bit heavy.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Freedom CMS
8.9
WordPress
8.3
Role-based user permissions
Freedom CMS
8.9
WordPress
8.3

Web Content Creation

Freedom CMS
7.6
WordPress
8.2
WYSIWYG editor
Freedom CMS
7.7
WordPress
8.1
Code quality / cleanliness
Freedom CMS
8.6
WordPress
8.2
Admin section
Freedom CMS
8.0
WordPress
8.5
Page templates
Freedom CMS
8.3
WordPress
7.7
Library of website themes
Freedom CMS
4.3
WordPress
8.7
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Freedom CMS
7.2
WordPress
8.5
Publishing workflow
Freedom CMS
8.8
WordPress
8.2
Form generator
Freedom CMS
7.8
WordPress
7.7

Web Content Management

Freedom CMS
7.8
WordPress
8.6
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
7.9
Availability / breadth of extensions
Freedom CMS
7.7
WordPress
9.3
Community / comment management
Freedom CMS
8.0
WordPress
9.1

Platform & Infrastructure

Freedom CMS
WordPress
8.6
API
Freedom CMS
WordPress
8.4
Internationalization / multi-language
Freedom CMS
WordPress
8.7

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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  • The strongest point of Wordpress is to develop professional sites in a short time, without the need to know complicated programming languages. It also has an extensive free documentation available on the web and has the largest community of users worldwide.
  • The control panel is large and intuitive to manage new pages, menus or any detail of the web.
  • The integration with mobile devices is total, it can be visualized perfectly in any type of device, it is something totally fundamental and mandatory in these times.
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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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  • WordPress has been improving their framework since the beginning of development. If I would say that WordPress has room for improvement, it would be giving itself the ability to host plugins on a remote location to call functions from so that the use of many plugins won't disrupt the site's load speed times, which effects the overall experience of the site's users.
  • I think that WordPress can expand on some of their customization features to allow a simpler, faster way of getting your brand in the framework. Though this is capable through plugins that are out there, I think WordPress could alleviate the use of a lot of plugins if they incorporate some of the major used plugins features within the framework itself.
  • I think that WordPress can improve on the ease of use in connecting their members management functionality with outside source software that companies may be offering as a SaaS to their customers, and using WordPress as their main site that stores the sales information and sign-up features.
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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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WordPress10.0
Based on 36 answers
As we become ever more proficient and thorough with our primary CMS — Hannon Hill's Cascade Server — we may begin to consider bringing these satellite blogs into the single product fold. Should that day come, we would no longer need WordPress. Of course, the switch would mean massive SEO problems and a steep learning curve for many users. A staff our size — one designer / developer, one administrative content manager, one content writer, and a former jack-of-all trades oldhead web guy who now fancies himself an expert at digital marketing — might not be able to handle that migration.Having our blogs separate and distinct from our primary web server has proved successful to date. Their separation makes good sense for the niche audiences each academic program requires. And their shared relationships (via links, social media crossovers and XML feeds) only strengthens our brand by showing just how diverse our offerings are.
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Usability

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
WordPress9.0
Based on 13 answers
I give this rating because the variety of options out there are pretty endless. They range from novice use all the way to advance, it is tailored for everyone which is why it makes it the number one CMS being used on the internet today.
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Reliability and Availability

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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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In-Person Training

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
WordPress7.0
Based on 1 answer
Varies by the person providing training. High marks as it's incredibly easy to find experienced individuals in your community to provide training on any aspect of WordPress from content marketing, SEO, plugin development, theme design, etc. Less than 10 though as the training is community based and expectations for a session you find may fall short.
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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
Take it one step at a time, and don't over use plugins. We did and our site has suffered in loading speed.
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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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WordPress has become my favorite web-content environment because it resides on the server, requires no offline software installations, get updated regularly at no cost to users, and does not depend on a high degree of technical expertise. No one needs to learn HTML or CSS (style sheets); though if you have these skills you will find WordPress does let you 'run with it' by giving you full access to the back-end if you want it. I've gone from being completely dependent on the sofware and source files I'd stored on my laptop -- and the clients being completely dependent on me for every little edit to their sites ... to being able to deliver a fluid web-presentation environment that allows the client to manage the content, and lets me refine the content from wherever I am -- regardless of what software I might have installed on the nearest computer.
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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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  • I spend much less TIME in training users, editing content myself, and changing design features of web sites now that I can give the clients a working environment that is accessible from any connected web browser.
  • Clients experience faster TURNAROUND since less effort needs to be spent on erecting the basic structure and templatting of their site.
  • Because it is a hosted (server-based) solution, I never have to visit with a client and 'touch' their PC (or Mac); there is always a liability factor whenever adjusting or reconfiguring a workstation, server, or network component that a business depends on every day -- WordPress makes site-building a hands-off experience where clients' 'last-mile' tool are concerned.
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Pricing Details

Freedom CMS

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

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