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Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe Experience Manager

Out of the box, AEM is great for building simple websites. For more complex websites such as e-commerce and database integrated websites it requires a lot of customization. Due to this, our team does not use AEM for an e-commerce site we 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

Adobe Experience Manager
8.2
WordPress
8.5
Role-based user permissions
Adobe Experience Manager
8.2
WordPress
8.5

Platform & Infrastructure

Adobe Experience Manager
7.6
WordPress
8.5
API
Adobe Experience Manager
7.5
WordPress
8.5
Internationalization / multi-language
Adobe Experience Manager
7.7
WordPress
8.5

Web Content Creation

Adobe Experience Manager
7.0
WordPress
8.2
WYSIWYG editor
Adobe Experience Manager
8.2
WordPress
7.7
Code quality / cleanliness
Adobe Experience Manager
7.0
WordPress
8.1
Admin section
Adobe Experience Manager
7.5
WordPress
8.3
Page templates
Adobe Experience Manager
6.9
WordPress
7.8
Library of website themes
Adobe Experience Manager
5.5
WordPress
8.6
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Adobe Experience Manager
7.0
WordPress
8.6
Publishing workflow
Adobe Experience Manager
8.0
WordPress
8.3
Form generator
Adobe Experience Manager
6.3
WordPress
8.0

Web Content Management

Adobe Experience Manager
6.1
WordPress
8.7
Content taxonomy
Adobe Experience Manager
6.6
WordPress
8.4
SEO support
Adobe Experience Manager
6.5
WordPress
8.4
Bulk management
Adobe Experience Manager
6.1
WordPress
8.3
Availability / breadth of extensions
Adobe Experience Manager
6.1
WordPress
9.3
Community / comment management
Adobe Experience Manager
5.4
WordPress
9.0

Pros

  • Easily searchable with the proper meta data
  • Creating links to assets, publishing assets and sharing assets is very easy and fast
  • Uploading files and creating folders is fast and easy
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  • WordPress is an open source software. Open source software provides awesome features which make it easy to use, modify and build upon. You can make your website the way you want it to be
  • There are many Content Management Systems (CMS) available but WordPress is a popular one. It is a free and open source, the large number of developers making it popular.
  • The thing which I like about WordPress is its simplicity and usability you don't have to be an expert to use WordPress everything is already set up you just have to install the plugin and there you go
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Cons

  • User interface can be buggy at times.
  • The touch interface can be confusing and/or unintuitive.
  • Cost. AEM by itself is good, but needs some additional services (Analytics, Target) to really make it more effective.
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  • Some WordPress themes are easier to use than others. In those cases there may be a need to use a designer to customize the CSS in the stylesheet, write php functions, and configure plugins. It's not that this is a bad thing, but the majority of business owners want their website to be as easy as possible to style and maintain.
  • The frequency of WordPress updates can sometimes be annoying and it's important to be careful in going about the process. I'm glad the smaller security updates and bug fixes are now taking place automatically in the background, as long as they don't disturb the theme design or conflict with plugins.
  • I think there's still some room for more flexibility in configuring the layout of the site for many themes. It would be nice to be able to drag and drop widget areas and place them where ever you want without having to write php functions or tweak CSS.
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Likelihood to Renew

Adobe Experience Manager9.0
Based on 5 answers
I'll continue to use this product for many years. Adobe is making it clear they are taking customer feedback seriously and there continues to be growing demand for Adobe CQ implementations. As a developer, I find that there is still lots of room in this platform to try new techniques and really keep our implementations up to par with the latest standards.
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WordPress9.3
Based on 35 answers
I love using WordPress but it has some limitations. It's an open source free software that experiences bugs from time to time. You may find that support from the free forums is hit or miss and when you finally get an answer it's in geek speak. Sometimes it takes a while get your problem solved. My clients are ordinary business owners and entrepreneurs who simply want their website to be functional, effective, and understandable. Despite that, I believe WordPress is the best solution, for most people, and especially for those who want to cut their business overhead. A simple and effective WordPress site can be developed for only a few hundred dollars as opposed to thousands and thousands of dollars. That's an important benefit especially for start up companies. I'm a Baby Boomer. I am able to operate WordPress easily and have learned to customize it. If I can do it, chances are many others of my age group or younger will be able to create content, make edits and updates when needed.
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Usability

Adobe Experience Manager10.0
Based on 2 answers
I personally feel that AEM is very intuitive to use from an authoring standpoint. The entire CMS was engineered around the author. Everything about AEM is geared to helping authors generate and maintain content. There are ways that tool tips can be customized so that any individual could simply hover over and be guided step by step on how to author web content
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WordPress9.0
Based on 13 answers
It is very good, but again, if you are not familiar with content management or websites in general, there is likely some time to get up to speed.
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Reliability and Availability

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
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
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
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

Adobe Experience Manager9.0
Based on 1 answer
Its so far the best Content Management System, available in market.
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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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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

Adobe Experience Manager8.7
Based on 2 answers
Depending on your individual needs, It is really quite simple to create an authoring experience for a website that looks really good. I have been part of many implementations and many teams and have seen many projects that were super successful and others that were not implemented well. AEM has room for a lot of flexibility in the implementation process compared to other CMS like SharePoint
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WordPress6.7
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

It really comes down to how much money you are willing to spend (Adobe is more) and the skill set of your developers (Sitecore is .NET vs. Adobe is Java).
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I've used some of the free blogging platforms such as Blogspot, WordPress.com and Weebly. You don't have the same control over your files and website like you do with a self-hosted WordPress site. I migrated over to WordPress.org and never looked back. I've worked on some client sites who were moving over from mundane static html sites and there's such a huge difference in the amount of connection they are getting from using WordPress. I personally love that so many other products and services interface with WordPress, such as email marketing services, schedulers, shopping carts, etc. It makes sense to me to use it
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Scalability

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No answers yet
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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

  • AEM implementation increased employee efficiency as users can drag and drop components and do in place editing. If you have a clear use case for targeting you can achieve those effectively.
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  • 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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Pricing Details

Adobe Experience Manager

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
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