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Score 8.1 out of 100

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Likelihood to Recommend

Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)

It is appropriate for building custom pages/apps that call specific programs and content without giving direct access to those programs. We have yet to come across a proposed use case where it was inappropriate to use.
Ben Williams | TrustRadius Reviewer

WordPress

If you want to create a simple website, quite cheaply, and you don't have much technical knowledge, then Wordpress is a good place to start because there are so many tutorials you can follow to help you along the way. And you will need guidance the first time!It's also incredibly flexible so it becomes even more appropriate when creating sites like eCommerce or membership sites, or other more complicated developments. The code is "open source" so if you want a customized experienced web developer can edit the actual code running the site and create literally any type of experience or interaction that is needed.
James Crook ☛ Business Coach for Massage Therapists ☚ | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
8.0
WordPress
8.4
Role-based user permissions
Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
8.0
WordPress
8.4

Platform & Infrastructure

Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
8.0
WordPress
8.3
API
Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
8.0
WordPress
8.4
Internationalization / multi-language
Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
8.0
WordPress
8.1

Web Content Creation

Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
8.0
WordPress
8.3
WYSIWYG editor
Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
8.0
WordPress
8.4
Code quality / cleanliness
Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
6.0
WordPress
7.7
Admin section
Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
8.0
WordPress
8.5
Page templates
Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
9.0
WordPress
8.2
Library of website themes
Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
8.0
WordPress
8.8
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
8.0
WordPress
8.5
Publishing workflow
Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
9.0
WordPress
8.5
Form generator
Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
8.0
WordPress
7.7

Web Content Management

Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
7.4
WordPress
8.5
Content taxonomy
Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
8.0
WordPress
8.5
SEO support
Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
7.0
WordPress
8.2
Bulk management
Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
8.0
WordPress
7.6
Availability / breadth of extensions
Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
9.0
WordPress
9.2
Community / comment management
Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
5.0
WordPress
8.9

Pros

Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)

  • It has a wide variety of built-in API calls.
  • Building unique pages is simple and straightforward and requires only basic fundamental knowledge to get started.
  • More advanced API calls can be developed simply.
Ben Williams | TrustRadius Reviewer

WordPress

  • Flexibility - WordPress is open source software that can be used and shared by anyone. It is easy to distribute to many different teams or contributors.
  • Cost - the basic version of WordPress is free (you just have to pay for a domain and web hosting).
  • Plugins - because WordPress is so popular, there are tons of customizable plugins available that make managing your website very easy.
  • Support - again, because of the popularity and usage, there is a wealth of info, tutorials, and a dedicated community available to help with needs.
  • Easy drag and drop functionality - WordPress has different types of website build editors that allow for very easy drag and drop functionality, and easy customization in a user-friendly interface.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)

  • The organization of the application is poor and some elements could be more easily accessible not buried in menus.
  • There is little to no community around the application and what does exist is out of date.
  • Does not work well with our IBM applications as well as you would expect, which seems a common issue with IBM products.
Ben Williams | TrustRadius Reviewer

WordPress

  • Security. I have had several instances in working with WordPress over the years where security has been compromised. In all situations, it was related to unpatched installs but brings light to the fact that the system cannot be left alone. Regular maintenance is a must.
  • Sketchy third-party plug-ins. With 50,000+ plug-ins available, this isn't the Apple-curated App Store and some of the plug-ins can be questionable in both their quality and data collection habits. You should always be careful of where you download your plug-ins from. And ALWAYS keep them up-to-date (see point #1).
  • The amount of change can be somewhat of a workload to keep up with. Although it is not difficult and often 'one-click' in nature, it is not a set-it-and-forget-it type of platform.
Mitchel Laman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

WordPress

WordPress 8.8
Based on 38 answers
My rating is based on the knowledge I have of the community that WordPress has had built around it for years now. It's as solid as it comes when you talk about community involvement and expansion. There's no other CMS out there that can match-up with it, hands down.
Mathew Riexinger | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

WordPress

WordPress 8.3
Based on 18 answers
The quality of WordPress and ease of use is not comparable to other platforms. It's ideal that WordPress can be managed from any computer and mobile device since it's browser-based. Often with new software, I find there to be a significant steep learning curve; however, with WordPress it's relatively intuitive and there's plenty of available tutorials.
Tory Robinson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

WordPress

WordPress 9.5
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.
Martin Aranovitch | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

WordPress

WordPress 8.6
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.
Martin Aranovitch | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

WordPress

WordPress 8.3
Based on 16 answers
There are forums for WordPress along with the Subreddit. I understand that this is an open-source product so they don't have a company supported helpline (which isn't feasible). It is a bit of a pain trying to Google the right solution for getting help from other experts. However, the support is pretty adequate as there are plenty of resources out there.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

WordPress

WordPress 7.0
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

WordPress

WordPress 10.0
Based on 1 answer
It is very easy to find online resources to learn how to do just about anything with WordPress.
Lori Berkowitz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

WordPress

WordPress 9.0
Based on 12 answers
WordPress is not a great solution if you have:1) A larger site with performance / availability requirements.2) Multiple types of content you want to share - each with its own underlying data structure.3) Multiple sites you need to manage.For very small sites where these needs are not paramount, WordPress is a decent solution
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)

I haven't had experience outside of the IBM applications but can confirm that compared to other content tools provided by IBM, this is one of the more complete packages.
Ben Williams | TrustRadius Reviewer

WordPress

WordPress has a larger market share and it is friendly and widely used. Across organizations, it shows ease of use, ability to integrate, multiple paths for creating sites, designs, and much more. For volunteer based organizations, WordPress is ideal and provides a path to train stakeholders to empower business functions. Overall, it has been the favorite when compared to other platforms.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

WordPress

WordPress 10.0
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.
Martin Aranovitch | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)

  • Freed up user time to call a variety of applications quicker.
  • Allowed developer an easier tool to integrate other applications for end users.
  • Allowed us to have a single method of application implementation and usage that is easier to debug, saving time.
Ben Williams | TrustRadius Reviewer

WordPress

  • Many functionality of WordPress is free and is enough for a large number of sites
  • Implementing additional functionality through plugins/themes is usually more cost effective vs. implementing in-house using custom code
  • WordPress cuts down significantly on maintenance time as it is supported for a very long time by its developer community. (Very old versions of WP are still supported via updates)
Shion Song | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

WordPress

Pricing Details

Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)

General

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

WordPress

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
7.0
WordPress
9.1

Likelihood to Renew

Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
WordPress
8.8

Usability

Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
WordPress
8.3

Reliability and Availability

Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
WordPress
9.5

Performance

Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
WordPress
8.6

Support Rating

Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
WordPress
8.3

In-Person Training

Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
WordPress
7.0

Online Training

Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
WordPress
10.0

Implementation Rating

Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
WordPress
9.0

Scalability

Acoustic Content (formerly IBM Watson Content Hub)
WordPress
10.0

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