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Likelihood to Recommend

Acquia Digital Experience Platform

Acquia is well-suited for any Drupal web platform. I think it best plays in the enterprise space, either for B2B or nonprofit/higher ed/government. Acquia is a great solution for smaller web platforms, as well, but the price is typically prohibitive in these scenarios.
Zach Ettelman | TrustRadius Reviewer

WordPress

There is really no scenario where WordPress would not be well suited. I think that, in today's day and age, everyone should have at least a little bit of website design and experience with WordPress as it's used in almost every industry out there. Even if you don't work for any industry, you can have a personal website about yourself.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Acquia Digital Experience Platform
8.3
WordPress
8.2
Role-based user permissions
Acquia Digital Experience Platform
8.3
WordPress
8.2

Platform & Infrastructure

Acquia Digital Experience Platform
8.0
WordPress
8.2
API
Acquia Digital Experience Platform
8.0
WordPress
8.1
Internationalization / multi-language
Acquia Digital Experience Platform
8.0
WordPress
8.3

Web Content Creation

Acquia Digital Experience Platform
8.5
WordPress
8.2
WYSIWYG editor
Acquia Digital Experience Platform
10.0
WordPress
8.6
Code quality / cleanliness
Acquia Digital Experience Platform
9.0
WordPress
7.9
Admin section
Acquia Digital Experience Platform
9.0
WordPress
8.2
Page templates
Acquia Digital Experience Platform
8.0
WordPress
8.2
Library of website themes
Acquia Digital Experience Platform
8.0
WordPress
8.9
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Acquia Digital Experience Platform
9.0
WordPress
8.2
Publishing workflow
Acquia Digital Experience Platform
9.0
WordPress
8.6
Form generator
Acquia Digital Experience Platform
6.0
WordPress
7.1

Web Content Management

Acquia Digital Experience Platform
8.4
WordPress
8.5
Content taxonomy
Acquia Digital Experience Platform
9.0
WordPress
8.7
SEO support
Acquia Digital Experience Platform
8.0
WordPress
8.2
Bulk management
Acquia Digital Experience Platform
8.0
WordPress
7.6
Availability / breadth of extensions
Acquia Digital Experience Platform
9.0
WordPress
9.0
Community / comment management
Acquia Digital Experience Platform
8.0
WordPress
8.9

Pros

Acquia Digital Experience Platform

  • The Acquia Cloud Hosting (enterprise) provides a three-server solution. You have a Development, Staging (or UAT), and Production servers with a clear path of deployment straight up the chain. You may use Acquia's own Cloud Hooks, or their web admin UI interface to deploy to any or all of the servers.
  • Git is one of the foundation services built-in to the management of the website codebase. Allowing a developer, or well-trained end user (university employee) to easily deploy a tag or branch to any one of the servers, makes it very easy for us to offload the server / account management to the school, while we focus on improving their site.
  • Not only does Acquia Cloud provide a multi-datacenter failover disaster recovery solution, but they also maintain a multi-region failover as well, which allows for a fully redundant enviroment to be maintained in two geographic regions. No fear of losing any database changes or form submissions from students.
  • Lastly, the onboarding process is constantly being improved, and as I have been a third-party vendor involved in many of our hosting negotiations, I have seen it firsthand. Each enterprise client is assigned a small team of engineers, technical leads, and a pseudo-project-manager to explain the process in layman's terms to the client (university / college for my example), but they also perform a number of code reviews and best-practice analysis of a site prior to launch.
Sean Hanford | TrustRadius Reviewer

WordPress

  • Ease of use: once a site is built using [WordPress], it is easy to make content updates. Usually, you can just copy/paste your content into a simple text editor (similar to what you would see in a word processor) within WordPress and the content will look great on the frontend of the site.
  • Plugins: Since [WordPress] is an industry standard CMS (content management system), most plugins are available and easy to use within WP.
  • Customizability: [WordPress] is great out of the box, but you can use certain page builders that allow further customizability at the page-level.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Acquia Digital Experience Platform

  • Responses from tickets aren't always from the same person, and can vary in effectiveness of solving your problem
  • While documentation is robust, it can be difficult to find exactly what you need
  • Provided forums are not monitored frequently, and are not as useful as they could be
Eric Steinborn | TrustRadius Reviewer

WordPress

  • Requires constant updates - as expected with any platform, WordPress requires constant updates - of its core files, any themes, and any plugins; which occasionally can cause issues with the overall design of your site
  • Lacks security - This is not just a WordPress issue, but an issue with individual plugins as well, but by default WordPress lacks basic security measures that would protect your site from hackers. Installing a security plugin is a MUST on WordPress
  • Over-customizable - It can be easy to get overwhelmed by the sheer number of themes, plugins, and options in the WordPress menu. This is not something that needs to be changed, just can take some time to work through and understand.
Darien Chaffart | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Acquia Digital Experience Platform

Acquia Digital Experience Platform 10.0
Based on 8 answers
As a Drupal Web Developer, I have not encountered or been exposed to any other hosting solution that could surpass the benefits of having a site hosted on Acquia Cloud. Although, for any side-project or low-cost freelance gigs, I cannot expect that I'll always have the option of recommending Acquia Cloud, and that's okay. While I am at work and trying to help our team gain more exposure to my companies' extensive list of clients, when we have the fortune of adding another Drupal-based client to our roster, getting those clients on Acquia Cloud makes every other aspect of building or modifying their school website that much easier
Sean Hanford | TrustRadius Reviewer

WordPress

WordPress 9.5
Based on 37 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

Acquia Digital Experience Platform

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

WordPress

WordPress 8.5
Based on 17 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

Acquia Digital Experience Platform

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

Acquia Digital Experience Platform

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

Acquia Digital Experience Platform

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

WordPress

WordPress 8.4
Based on 15 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

Acquia Digital Experience Platform

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

Acquia Digital Experience Platform

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

Acquia Digital Experience Platform

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

WordPress

WordPress 9.0
Based on 11 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

Acquia Digital Experience Platform

If you're project requires a multisite architecture with scalable site deployment, and your budget allows, I would recommend Acquia. Acquia pricing sits more on an Enterprise level, so it is overwhelming if you're hosting a smaller site. Pantheon is much more suited for smaller, one-off, independent sites, and they provide similar tooling, availability, and free SSL with every site. If you need to control every aspect of your server environment and you have a server admin on staff, then Rackspace can provide you with an open hosting environment for you to configure yourself.
Kyle Taylor | TrustRadius Reviewer

WordPress

Wix was considered but was then rejected once we realized we could not self-host. WordPress allows self-hosting, while Wix does not.Joomla was considered but required much more technical experience on behalf of the people who would be posting content. WordPress is much easier for people who just need to get information out there to use. There is basically no learning curve.Drupal has a small following for themes, as is the add-on market. It's not great for basic sites and blogs, so while we were considering it we found WordPress to be better in most of these regards. There is also a kind-of-steep learning curve to Drupal.
Michael Santangelo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Acquia Digital Experience Platform

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

Acquia Digital Experience Platform

  • Our website isn't a revenue generator, so we don't have specific ROI calculations.
  • The new website is helping us move off of a legacy on-prem server environment. The reduction of cost in maintaining those will be beneficial.
  • We have had to invest in some training for our developers to learn Drupal.
Jim MacLeod | TrustRadius Reviewer

WordPress

  • There has been a positive impact of WordPress as the objective of providing e-learning is achieved to a greater extent.
  • It provides support to youtube, twitter , facebook etc the market can be easily built up.
  • Free services or domains are valuable.
Sridevi Patil | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Acquia Digital Experience Platform

WordPress

Pricing Details

Acquia Digital Experience Platform

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
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

Acquia Digital Experience Platform
7.8
WordPress
9.1

Likelihood to Renew

Acquia Digital Experience Platform
10.0
WordPress
9.5

Usability

Acquia Digital Experience Platform
WordPress
8.5

Reliability and Availability

Acquia Digital Experience Platform
WordPress
9.5

Performance

Acquia Digital Experience Platform
WordPress
8.6

Support Rating

Acquia Digital Experience Platform
WordPress
8.4

In-Person Training

Acquia Digital Experience Platform
WordPress
7.0

Online Training

Acquia Digital Experience Platform
WordPress
10.0

Implementation Rating

Acquia Digital Experience Platform
WordPress
9.0

Scalability

Acquia Digital Experience Platform
WordPress
10.0

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