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Likelihood to Recommend

Acquia

It is particularly useful for quickly setting up environments that need significant customization and set up for continuous delivery. I would say Acquia is less appropriate for smaller scale sites that wouldn't necessarily need the separated environments.
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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

Acquia
8.8
WordPress
8.5
Role-based user permissions
Acquia
8.8
WordPress
8.5

Platform & Infrastructure

Acquia
8.5
WordPress
8.5
API
Acquia
9.0
WordPress
8.5
Internationalization / multi-language
Acquia
8.1
WordPress
8.5

Web Content Creation

Acquia
7.4
WordPress
8.2
WYSIWYG editor
Acquia
8.0
WordPress
7.7
Code quality / cleanliness
Acquia
8.9
WordPress
8.1
Admin section
Acquia
7.8
WordPress
8.3
Page templates
Acquia
8.0
WordPress
7.8
Library of website themes
Acquia
6.0
WordPress
8.6
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Acquia
7.0
WordPress
8.6
Publishing workflow
Acquia
7.8
WordPress
8.3
Form generator
Acquia
6.1
WordPress
8.0

Web Content Management

Acquia
8.5
WordPress
8.7
Content taxonomy
Acquia
8.0
WordPress
8.4
SEO support
Acquia
9.1
WordPress
8.4
Bulk management
Acquia
7.7
WordPress
8.3
Availability / breadth of extensions
Acquia
9.1
WordPress
9.3
Community / comment management
Acquia
8.6
WordPress
9.0

Pros

  • Deployment management is user friendly and developer extensible.
  • Rudimentary monitoring and logging is user friendly and accessible.
  • The Acquia team is on top of emerging threats, and where possible, silently mitigates the worst of them.
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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

  • It was difficult getting Varnish caches to clear because we used a CDN.
  • Their highest tiers can be quite expensive.
  • They leverage a Drupal multi-site, but a distro-based solution such as the one offered by Pantheon is more enterprise ready.
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  • I don't know if it's a fault of WordPress, or just popular perception, but a lot of people seem to think that you don't need any technical skills to manage your own website. Clients need to understand that although they can easily update content, major changes are better left to the experts.
  • One-click installers should never be programmed to automatically set the username to "admin." Do-it-yourselfers have enough challenges without getting them set up with a serious security issue right from the get-go!
  • Perhaps there needs to be some built-in tutorials or more clearer messaging in the Dashboard to guide users who are new to WordPress.
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Likelihood to Renew

Acquia10.0
Based on 8 answers
Acquia makes Drupal better and contributes significantly to the development of the project. The people are great and we are happy to be a partner
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WordPress9.3
Based on 35 answers
Unless something comes out with artificial intelligence and takes over my blog writing, I'll keep using WordPress. There's no reason to switch when it works so well. It's very easy to use, which is one of the main factors behind continuing to use the platform. I highly recommend WordPress to anyone that needs a blog.
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Usability

No score
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WordPress9.0
Based on 13 answers
WordPress is by far the most usable system I have come across in over 10 years of using and evaluating it and products like it. It is easy for clients to learn, easy to build with, and easy to develop extensions too. The community and variety of themes and plugins that are available make it even more valuable.
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Reliability and Availability

No score
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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
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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

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
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
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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
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WordPress6.8
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

Acquia is more fully featured and mature.
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Wix and Squarespace offer low cost of entry with ongoing hosting and operating costs. They make it seem easy to create attractive websites but eventually most cases we have seen end up running into limitations with respect to extensibility and SEO opportunities. FusionCMS is another CMS that we have worked with. In that one case, the client insisted upon it. It is used by very few organizations, compared to WordPress, and so there are far fewer affordable developers with whom we can work on it and far fewer addons available at little or no cost to extend or enhance it.
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Scalability

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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

  • Increases security
  • Quickly revert changes in an emergency
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  • A positive impact...makes updates to the websites easy and painless.
  • Less time consuming...I can make updates myself without having to make a request and wait for the changes.
  • Good for the budget!
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Pricing Details

Acquia

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
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