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Adobe Experience Manager

Top Rated
147 Ratings

WordPress

Top Rated
1804 Ratings

Adobe Experience Manager

Top Rated
147 Ratings
Score 8 out of 101

WordPress

Top Rated
1804 Ratings
Score 8.3 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe Experience Manager

Well suited to deploy multiple sites with a consistent look and feel with the forms, especially for global companies with multiple authors spread out within different regions. Easy for authors to publish content on a frequent basis. More suited used for large scale deployments due to licensing costs.Complexity of the system may be a challenge for AEM administrators and developers.
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WordPress

WordPress is well suited to a very wide range of applications and shines when used for content management, periodic news, product information and comparison, and ecommerce applications. Community interaction websites may not find all of the features they need readily available, and sites needing to display a large amount of data that is heavily cross referenced or that needs very complex data structures may have a hard time building out the necessary site structure.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Adobe Experience Manager
8.1
WordPress
8.3
Role-based user permissions
Adobe Experience Manager
8.1
WordPress
8.3

Platform & Infrastructure

Adobe Experience Manager
7.7
WordPress
8.6
API
Adobe Experience Manager
7.5
WordPress
8.4
Internationalization / multi-language
Adobe Experience Manager
7.9
WordPress
8.7

Web Content Creation

Adobe Experience Manager
7.1
WordPress
8.2
WYSIWYG editor
Adobe Experience Manager
8.3
WordPress
8.1
Code quality / cleanliness
Adobe Experience Manager
6.9
WordPress
8.2
Admin section
Adobe Experience Manager
7.2
WordPress
8.5
Page templates
Adobe Experience Manager
6.9
WordPress
7.7
Library of website themes
Adobe Experience Manager
5.8
WordPress
8.7
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Adobe Experience Manager
8.0
WordPress
8.5
Publishing workflow
Adobe Experience Manager
7.8
WordPress
8.2
Form generator
Adobe Experience Manager
6.0
WordPress
7.7

Web Content Management

Adobe Experience Manager
6.3
WordPress
8.6
Content taxonomy
Adobe Experience Manager
7.2
WordPress
8.4
SEO support
Adobe Experience Manager
6.9
WordPress
8.4
Bulk management
Adobe Experience Manager
5.4
WordPress
7.8
Availability / breadth of extensions
Adobe Experience Manager
6.5
WordPress
9.3
Community / comment management
Adobe Experience Manager
5.3
WordPress
9.1

Pros

  • Easy for authors to use
  • A lot of functionality available to use
  • Scalable
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  • WordPress is a free to use, continuously updated with new features, quality product maintained, framework that can be easily installed on almost any server in the matter of minutes. This feature alone gives you the type of service that most paid systems would give you, but instead, it's absolutely free.
  • WordPress and third party companies offer many WordPress themes that are perfect for almost every type of website that you can think of making as a business or for personal use. The cost of these themes varies from Free - to upwards of $150 as the highest priced theme that I have personally seen on the market. You can also hire a developer to create your own custom theme with the needed requirements you would like as well, and that can range anywhere from $800 - $5,000 or more depending on the developer and the requirements of your site.
  • WordPress and third parties also offer many WordPress plugins that provide the business/user's website with specific functionality that the Wordpress framework and possibly their currently installed WordPress theme may not offer. Plugins can range from Free - $200 or more from my own personal experience looking across the internet on all the different websites that offer their plugin products. You can also hire a developer to create a custom WordPress plugin that meets your specific requirements as well. This can cost anywhere from $100 - $1,500 or more depending on the specific needs of the plugin you are looking to have created.
  • Wordpress offers ease of use for updating content for people who may not be so website savvy when it comes to the structure, lingo, or code layout. There are many options to customize your website with content using a visual composer plugin, or built in feature of a theme, or the WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) that's built into the WordPress framework already.
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Cons

  • In Touch UI interface the authoring dialogue can not be expanded which prompts the user to scroll when authoring and makes it a cumbersome user experience.
  • Moving the page hierarchy within AEM structure is not intuitive.
  • Re-sizing of the assets often does not work as expected and the user needs to refresh the page before they see the final outcome.
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  • WordPress has been improving their framework since the beginning of development. If I would say that WordPress has room for improvement, it would be giving itself the ability to host plugins on a remote location to call functions from so that the use of many plugins won't disrupt the site's load speed times, which effects the overall experience of the site's users.
  • I think that WordPress can expand on some of their customization features to allow a simpler, faster way of getting your brand in the framework. Though this is capable through plugins that are out there, I think WordPress could alleviate the use of a lot of plugins if they incorporate some of the major used plugins features within the framework itself.
  • I think that WordPress can improve on the ease of use in connecting their members management functionality with outside source software that companies may be offering as a SaaS to their customers, and using WordPress as their main site that stores the sales information and sign-up features.
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Likelihood to Renew

Adobe Experience Manager9.0
Based on 5 answers
If I had the choice to renew, I would. Adobe CQ is one of the better CMS's I've been able to use. It's well organized, fast and easy to use. Although it is a little high in price, the fact that it does a good job justifies the decision to renew
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WordPress10.0
Based on 36 answers
I've become comfortable using WordPress because it's a step in my ability to express myself with ease and effortless productivity. As a content management system (CMS), WordPress is what I would call a masterpiece of integrated, open-source genius. It's the answer to my organization shortfalls, the solution to my productivity goals and a gift to my customers for it's reliability.
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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

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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
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
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.
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In-Person Training

No score
No answers yet
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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
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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

After using Hybris I would love to go back to Adobe CQ. Although we didn't use CQ for an e-commerce it is a lot easier to use and understand compared to Hybris. Adobe CQ has better documentation to figure out how to use it than Hybris does and CQ also has a better UI.
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There are a number of alternatives to WordPress which has same features such as Drupal, Joomla, Go Daddy website builder, Wix, Jekyll, and Ghost platform. These are all Content management systems providing varieties of features same as WordPress. Drupal is much better from all these alternatives of WordPress and becoming popular day by day.
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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

  • Increased employee efficiency - Once the components were created the content authors could knock out a ton of pages in one day.
  • Customer changes were easier to fix.
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  • WordPress itself is free and a great option for content management.
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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