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Score 7.3 out of 101

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Score 8.4 out of 101

Likelihood to Recommend

Acquia

How much money do you have, and how much support do you need?Those are the biggest questions that you need to ask yourself when determining if you want to procure Acquia services. The cost for us was low compared to paying our own employees to run the type of system provided to us by Acquia. But the cost would be much higher for non-enterprise customers who are just looking to have their sites hosted for them. In the end, you get what you pay for - world-class Drupal hosting backed by highly effective customer support.
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WordPress

Well, there is nothing where WordPress gets well suited or not. For me, it is a great platform for anyone who wants a website and it's an opportunity where people can learn a lot about websites. I think WordPress is the best CMS available on the internet. Everything which is required for a website is already available which makes it more user-friendly.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Acquia
7.6
WordPress
8.6
Role-based user permissions
Acquia
7.6
WordPress
8.6

Platform & Infrastructure

Acquia
8.5
WordPress
8.4
API
Acquia
8.8
WordPress
8.5
Internationalization / multi-language
Acquia
8.1
WordPress
8.2

Web Content Creation

Acquia
7.5
WordPress
8.2
WYSIWYG editor
Acquia
8.0
WordPress
7.8
Code quality / cleanliness
Acquia
9.0
WordPress
8.1
Admin section
Acquia
7.7
WordPress
8.3
Page templates
Acquia
8.0
WordPress
7.8
Library of website themes
Acquia
6.0
WordPress
8.5
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Acquia
7.0
WordPress
8.5
Publishing workflow
Acquia
8.0
WordPress
8.3
Form generator
Acquia
6.0
WordPress
7.9

Web Content Management

Acquia
8.6
WordPress
8.7
Content taxonomy
Acquia
8.0
WordPress
8.3
SEO support
Acquia
9.1
WordPress
8.4
Bulk management
Acquia
7.9
WordPress
8.4
Availability / breadth of extensions
Acquia
9.2
WordPress
9.2
Community / comment management
Acquia
8.6
WordPress
9.0

Pros

Acquia

  • Drupal knowledge.
  • Good Development tools for code and environment management.
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WordPress

  • Easy installation
  • Intuitive interface for non-technical users
  • Massive community of developers whose often free plugins make for quick and easy add-ons (e.g., social media sharing)
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Cons

Acquia

  • Account support is limited on the Cloud Professional plan and requires you to purchase support tickets for the smallest issues, whereas other providers usually provide basic support free of charge.
  • Acquia is very expensive, so unless you're an enterprise level partner, then it is likely out of your budget.
  • The online documentation could use a refresh in design and can be frustrating to search through for answers.
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WordPress

  • True customization is only possible if you have a really good designer / developer on staff or are willing to pay for a freelancer (i.e., free or premium ($) themes can be rigid)
  • No "out of the box" workflows to speak of (you can find plugins, but you need someone on staff who knows what to look for!)
  • By its nature of being free and open source, there is no true support, only community forums where problems are discussed; this is no substitute for a CMS vendor with excellent customer service (a true test of the real but often unstated value of content management systems)
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Likelihood to Renew

Acquia

Acquia 10.0
Based on 8 answers
Acquia Cloud fits perfectly with our workflow and they have been rock solid in reliability and support.
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WordPress

WordPress 9.3
Based on 35 answers
I have a relationship with the brand, and I have seen results in every relevant aspect of its implementation - brand recognition, availability of information, customer satisfaction, etc.
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Usability

Acquia

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

WordPress

WordPress 9.0
Based on 13 answers
WordPress is very easy. If your quick at picking things up, just having a look round the WordPress dashboard and going through the menu options will teach you allot. If you need a bit more help, then there are many free tutorials, videos and support forums out there to get you started.
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Reliability and Availability

Acquia

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.
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Performance

Acquia

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.
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Support

Acquia

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

WordPress

WordPress 8.0
Based on 10 answers
Considering that almost all support for WordPress is done by volunteers, I believe the support is amazing. Friendly and helpful community members and contributing developers spend a lot of time in the forums answering questions and solving problems.
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Online Training

Acquia

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.
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Implementation

Acquia

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

WordPress

WordPress 6.7
Based on 9 answers
This is not WP's fault. It was the implementation plan or rather lack thereof. Have a plan, communicate it clearly to leadership. Be willing to change focus of effort as user experience indicates.
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Alternatives Considered

Acquia

Acquia is a leader in managed Drupal hosting, knowledge and supporting infrastructure.
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WordPress

I started out using regular web applications to build websites until I discovered WordPress is 2006. All of the sites I have built since then have been WordPress. Knowing all I know about WordPress now, I wouldn't recommend anything else for most business owners. WordPress allows me to build sites that can do almost pretty much anything I can imagine - e-commerce sites, membership sites, provide customer support, integrate with social media, etc ...
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Scalability

Acquia

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.
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Return on Investment

Acquia

  • Rapid prototyping and feature development is simpler with Drupal and the Acquia platform is simple to extend for experimental sites.
  • By leveraging the enterprise hosting platform, we could focus on the feature development during the initial build out of the site, deferring the hosting complexities to a time when we would have more bandwidth.
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WordPress

  • Feature Adding: Reacting to a market situation requires speed. WordPress enables me to instantly react accordingly.
  • Content Adding: I can post instantly from my phone, laptop, ipad or any computer connected to the internet. It's that easy!
  • Productivity: There's no way to describe how much time I save using WordPress other than to tell you that I can do more designing, editing, writing, value-adds using WordPress is less time than I ever have been able to with other content management systems. Literally saving me 5-6 hours per day, more than doubling my productivity.
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Acquia

WordPress

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

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