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Acquia

39 Ratings

WordPress

Top Rated
1804 Ratings

Acquia

39 Ratings
Score 7.7 out of 101

WordPress

Top Rated
1804 Ratings
Score 8.3 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Acquia

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.
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WordPress

Wordpress is a CMS that adapts to everything. You can create complex and beautiful websites on any topic or for any purpose. If you have programming knowledge, you can increase your capabilities even more, creating custom plugins with the functions you need specifically. I would not recommend it for small sites with static information as it is usually a bit heavy.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Acquia
8.9
WordPress
8.3
Role-based user permissions
Acquia
8.9
WordPress
8.3

Platform & Infrastructure

Acquia
8.5
WordPress
8.6
API
Acquia
9.0
WordPress
8.4
Internationalization / multi-language
Acquia
8.1
WordPress
8.7

Web Content Creation

Acquia
7.4
WordPress
8.2
WYSIWYG editor
Acquia
8.0
WordPress
8.1
Code quality / cleanliness
Acquia
8.8
WordPress
8.2
Admin section
Acquia
7.8
WordPress
8.5
Page templates
Acquia
8.0
WordPress
7.7
Library of website themes
Acquia
6.0
WordPress
8.7
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Acquia
7.0
WordPress
8.5
Publishing workflow
Acquia
7.8
WordPress
8.2
Form generator
Acquia
6.1
WordPress
7.7

Web Content Management

Acquia
8.5
WordPress
8.6
Content taxonomy
Acquia
8.0
WordPress
8.4
SEO support
Acquia
9.0
WordPress
8.4
Bulk management
Acquia
7.6
WordPress
7.8
Availability / breadth of extensions
Acquia
9.1
WordPress
9.3
Community / comment management
Acquia
8.5
WordPress
9.1

Pros

  • Hosting
  • Support
  • Specially tuned environments
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  • The strongest point of Wordpress is to develop professional sites in a short time, without the need to know complicated programming languages. It also has an extensive free documentation available on the web and has the largest community of users worldwide.
  • The control panel is large and intuitive to manage new pages, menus or any detail of the web.
  • The integration with mobile devices is total, it can be visualized perfectly in any type of device, it is something totally fundamental and mandatory in these times.
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Cons

  • 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
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  • You have to be careful when installing templates that are cracked, most likely leaving a security hole in your website that allows hackers to send spam and damage your website.
  • The issue of Wordpress security has always been a problem. It is the main target of attack by hackers, so you have to be aware almost daily updates to be protected.
  • The website may be slower than one that is developed without CMS.
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Likelihood to Renew

Acquia10.0
Based on 8 answers
Drupal is designed to grow with our changing needs and technology trends. Our hope is that as new features are needed, we'll be able to adapt as we grow
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WordPress10.0
Based on 36 answers
Every time! It's so easy to use and with more and more plugins and themes that get developed and become available everyday, I get excited to see what's new for WordPress. I love looking through all the new themes and when I get asked can you add "x" to a site, I am very confident I will find a plugin that can do the job. WordPress and it's contributors don't let me down. I am very passionate about the WordPress and am not really interested in looking for a substitute for it.
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Usability

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WordPress9.0
Based on 13 answers
I think that many people can use WordPress easily but not everyone is able to. WordPress is still be a little overwhelming for some. Everyday, WordPress is improving it's usability and that's what makes it such a great platform to use for business and personal websites. I think serious business owners will take the time to learn to use it
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Reliability and Availability

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No answers yet
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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

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WordPress8.6
Based on 2 answers
WordPress is a resource hog. It just is. Performance is not crisp especially for sites with a lot of design assets.
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Support

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WordPress8.0
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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In-Person Training

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
WordPress7.0
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.
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Online Training

No score
No answers yet
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

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WordPress6.7
Based on 9 answers
It was much easier than expected! Other than the initial data transfer, it was an amazingly smooth and easy process.
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Alternatives Considered

Acquia has a much easier path for procurement through the GSA contract. Pantheon didn't have an avenue to purchase through the GSA, which severely limited our ability to procure their product. Pantheon has a few extra features which Acquia has yet to develop like true multi-dev, allowing users to test out their changes on their own servers in the cloud. This is incredibly useful since windows Drupal development is typically very slow, even with the Acquia Dev Desktop software.
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The installation of Wordpress is much simpler than its competitors. It is also very easy to use. Content management is very intuitive and the number of templates is superior to any CMS that you have tested. The documentation is very extensive and the technical support could not be better. For me, it is the best CMS in the market and for something it is the most used in the world.
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Scalability

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No answers yet
No answers on this topic
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

  • Increased efficiency for developers
  • Less reliance on internal staff for support
  • Lower cost of Acquia vs. cost of self hosting/support
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  • Enabled business to demonstrate thought leadership through blogs
  • Increased SEO visibility
  • Driving leads through form creation
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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