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Acquia Digital Experience Platform

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Score 8.3 out of 100

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Score 8.6 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Security

    Acquia Digital Experience Platform

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.3

    WordPress

    83%
    WordPress ranks higher in 1/1 features

    Role-based user permissions

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.3
    83%
    125 Ratings

    Platform & Infrastructure

    Acquia Digital Experience Platform

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.3

    WordPress

    83%
    WordPress ranks higher in 2/2 features

    API

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.3
    83%
    92 Ratings

    Internationalization / multi-language

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.4
    84%
    78 Ratings

    Web Content Creation

    Acquia Digital Experience Platform

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.2

    WordPress

    82%
    WordPress ranks higher in 8/8 features

    WYSIWYG editor

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.1
    81%
    119 Ratings

    Code quality / cleanliness

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.8
    78%
    120 Ratings

    Admin section

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    129 Ratings

    Page templates

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    126 Ratings

    Library of website themes

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.8
    88%
    128 Ratings

    Mobile optimization / responsive design

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.4
    84%
    127 Ratings

    Publishing workflow

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.4
    84%
    124 Ratings

    Form generator

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.5
    75%
    106 Ratings

    Web Content Management

    Acquia Digital Experience Platform

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.4

    WordPress

    84%
    WordPress ranks higher in 5/5 features

    Content taxonomy

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.1
    81%
    111 Ratings

    SEO support

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.1
    81%
    116 Ratings

    Bulk management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.8
    78%
    100 Ratings

    Availability / breadth of extensions

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.3
    93%
    121 Ratings

    Community / comment management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.6
    86%
    120 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Acquia Digital Experience Platform is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Renew, Support Rating
    • WordPress is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Product Scalability

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.4

    Acquia Digital Experience Platform

    84%
    37 Ratings
    8.9

    WordPress

    89%
    167 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    9.0

    Acquia Digital Experience Platform

    90%
    9 Ratings
    8.1

    WordPress

    81%
    37 Ratings

    Usability

    Acquia Digital Experience Platform

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.2

    WordPress

    92%
    17 Ratings

    Availability

    Acquia Digital Experience Platform

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.5

    WordPress

    95%
    6 Ratings

    Performance

    Acquia Digital Experience Platform

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.6

    WordPress

    86%
    4 Ratings

    Support Rating

    9.1

    Acquia Digital Experience Platform

    91%
    1 Rating
    6.6

    WordPress

    66%
    21 Ratings

    In-Person Training

    Acquia Digital Experience Platform

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0

    WordPress

    70%
    1 Rating

    Online Training

    Acquia Digital Experience Platform

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    WordPress

    100%
    1 Rating

    Implementation Rating

    Acquia Digital Experience Platform

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0

    WordPress

    90%
    18 Ratings

    Product Scalability

    7.6

    Acquia Digital Experience Platform

    76%
    20 Ratings
    10.0

    WordPress

    100%
    1 Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Acquia Digital Experience Platform

    Well suited for rapid development of applications and sites, ease of maintenance, security enhancements, and ease of patching. Drupal for global enterprise content strategy i.e. industrial robustness. DevOps is there but needs to be easier to integrate with other vendors. In my experience, Acquia Digital Experience Platform doesn't support well data-driven process definition, setup, and management from an application standpoint. In production, we expected the production environment to be separated from the non-production environnement, which was only possible at the logical level and not at the network level.
    Olivier Parriche | TrustRadius Reviewer

    WordPress

    If your business relies heavily on content creation, and particularly on blog posts, then WordPress is really the best option you have. But if you don't have a blog, you only need static pages, or you want to build an eCommerce site, then you might want to explore other alternatives.
    Sebastian Correa Marsico | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pros

    Acquia Digital Experience Platform

    • Easy to manage multiple environments and a team of Site Developers and Site Administrators
    • Easy and intuitive to conduct deployments, back-ups, rollbacks of code, databases, and files
    • Useful add-ons such as Solr Search, Security, Site Monitoring, Migration tools, etc.
    • Excellent and responsive support
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    WordPress

    • WordPress is incredibly easy to set up and get running with little to no technical knowledge. Most web hosts will do it for you, since it's so easy.
    • With thousands of themes available for free and for low cost, WordPress can accommodate any design you can imagine.
    • The community behind WordPress is generous, and there are loads of educational opportunities both online and in person to learn and connect with other users.
    Lisa Keyser | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Cons

    Acquia Digital Experience Platform

    • Using the platform is not for the faint of heart. It takes some understanding of how a back-end system technology works to be able to get anything done or even know where to go.
    • Being able to verify DNS services is not easy to do. A digital market is required to do this with Facebook or Google from time to time but it is hidden from the non-tech user. I need to find a tech expert to do a simple task that is holding up the quality of our digital advertising. This is the way the digital world works and these capabilities need to be exposed and easy to verify by non-tech users quickly without the possibility of disrupting the system.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    WordPress

    • WordPress breaks often so you need to have someone who understands how to troubleshoot, which can take time and money.
    • Some plugins are easier to customize than others, for example, some don't require any coding knowledge while others do. This can limit your project if you are not a coder.
    • WordPress can be easily hacked, so you also need someone who can ensure your sites are secure.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pricing Details

    Acquia Digital Experience Platform

    General

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

    Starting Price

    WordPress

    General

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

    Starting Price

    Likelihood to Renew

    Acquia Digital Experience Platform

    Acquia Digital Experience Platform 9.0
    Based on 9 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 8.1
    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 9.2
    Based on 17 answers
    I give it an 8 rating because it's a great piece of open-source software that can be customized easily. There is an ease of use and the customizations are a treat. There are a lot of themes to choose from (though paid themes are the best as they provide more support).
    Anonymous | 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 6 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 4 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

    Acquia Digital Experience Platform 9.1
    Based on 1 answer
    The team is always there to support any issue. We had an issue around adding more code into the system and they supported us all the way through.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    WordPress

    WordPress 6.6
    Based on 21 answers
    WordPress itself only has community service so your experience will depend on where you turn. Online, through forums and community boards, support is rudimentary but effective. You can easily turn to your local community and find exceptional individuals who know and use WordPress regularly for more advanced, inexpensive, support. I'm rating this less than 10 because of the lack of any formal support provided by a company.
    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 18 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

    Acquia [Digital Experience Platform]'s offering is much for extendable, flexible, and scalable. The security is far beyond WP and it is much easier to extend than Magento was. Being able to have access to all these tools at an enterprise level, but still have them remain open source is really a huge advantage in my mind.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    WordPress

    We have considered and operated within Shopify and Squarespace. Both serve their purpose for niche clients, but we do recommend WordPress as being the superior option. We find that WordPress is easier to use and offers maximum scalability while the others are more challenging to design, code, configure and launch.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Scalability

    Acquia Digital Experience Platform

    Acquia Digital Experience Platform 7.6
    Based on 20 answers
    We do not use any of the proprietary features from Acquia [Digital Experience Platform], like Site Factory, that enable this. (I am allergic to proprietary.) But Drupal is inherently scaleable via multisite, and things like Single Sign On via contrib modules.
    Maria Greene | TrustRadius Reviewer

    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

    • Acquia has a positive impact on our internal ROI for our own website.
    • Most of our clients also see a positive impact on ROI when using Acquia for their web platform. This does change based on the cost of the Acquia instance.
    • Acquia allows us to save time and money on client projects, allowing us to increase our margins.
    Zach Ettelman | TrustRadius Reviewer

    WordPress

    • WordPress helps us reduce website management costs because we can oversee updates in-house.
    • WordPress is easy to use, reducing the amount of time we spend on website management.
    • The ease of use enables us to offer website management for clients, helping us grow our capabilities/business.
    Jess Messenger | TrustRadius Reviewer

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