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Score 7.2 out of 101

Joomla

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Score 7.1 out of 101

Likelihood to Recommend

Agility CMS

Agility is well suited for companies that want a balance of control and support. For major global site updates, these can be handled by Agility's support team, while minimal changes and updates can be performed autonomously by the company's own staff with ease. For companies that are interested in flexibility to reconstruct site structure or major global facelifts, Agility is less ideal because these changes must be handled and paid for through Agility support.
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Joomla

Joomla is well suited for 90% of website development projects. The only time I use WordPress is when I want to create a quick and dirty landing page type website and only then because I have a smooth extension that converts the WordPress environment into a basic landing page development platform. Otherwise, I am a Joomla lover and will always turn to it to rely on it's flexibility and robust options. Once you grasp the basic concepts of how the platform works, the sky is the limit in terms of development of function. It just makes sense.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Agility CMS
6.0
Joomla
8.6
Role-based user permissions
Agility CMS
6.0
Joomla
8.6

Platform & Infrastructure

Agility CMS
5.5
Joomla
7.9
API
Agility CMS
3.0
Joomla
7.6
Internationalization / multi-language
Agility CMS
8.0
Joomla
8.3

Web Content Creation

Agility CMS
5.4
Joomla
6.9
WYSIWYG editor
Agility CMS
6.0
Joomla
7.5
Code quality / cleanliness
Agility CMS
9.0
Joomla
7.1
Admin section
Agility CMS
5.0
Joomla
7.7
Page templates
Agility CMS
5.0
Joomla
6.4
Library of website themes
Agility CMS
5.0
Joomla
6.6
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Agility CMS
4.0
Joomla
6.1
Publishing workflow
Agility CMS
4.0
Joomla
7.3
Form generator
Agility CMS
Joomla
6.4

Web Content Management

Agility CMS
5.0
Joomla
7.0
Content taxonomy
Agility CMS
5.0
Joomla
6.9
SEO support
Agility CMS
4.0
Joomla
6.5
Bulk management
Agility CMS
5.0
Joomla
7.4
Availability / breadth of extensions
Agility CMS
6.0
Joomla
7.3
Community / comment management
Agility CMS
5.0
Joomla
6.9

Pros

Agility CMS

  • File management within the CMS is extremely helpful as a hosting/uploading tool local to our web pages and content.
  • Ability to clone web page content across mutli-language websites takes only a few clicks, and translation can be performed easily based on default English content.
  • Ability to post shared content and link content to categories for easy organization of content on the web - post once, and serve the content up on the live site in multiple places.
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Joomla

  • It does an amazing job of posting articles and posting them in several different styles, such as blog style. This way the newest articles are always on top.
  • The linking and navigation is very well designed within Joomla!. It's very easy to create menus on the fly, links to content or to anything else.
  • The user interface is very well laid out and designed. The different options available for publishing an article are endless. It is very easy to work within Joomla!
  • Search engine optimization is handled very well within Joomla! Articles and pages automatically take the words from the title. The website performs very well in the search engines, the newest articles always show up on google's first page.
  • The entire setup of Joomla! is ideal for online newspapers, magazines and more. You can set a publish date and time, or a time to unpublished something.
  • With the huge range of modules available for Joomla! there is really nothing you can't do with this program. Whether it's a simple website or a very large online magazine or newspaper, or non-profit, whether the administration is done by one person or an entire team, it all works flawlessly.
  • Joomla! allows for many users and user roles which makes managing an online business a breeze.
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Cons

Agility CMS

  • Simplification of uploading files would be ideal - where all files are located in the Media & Documents section rather than uploaded directly to Shared Content modules. One home for all files helps us keep track of what is uploaded and what is not.
  • Better copy/paste handling of content from external programs (cleaning Word document formatting, etc.), similar to handling by Word Press and other simplified CMS would be helpful.
  • Greater control over global content such as headers/footers, multi-language implementation, etc., would allow our developers more flexibility and reduce our time coordinating with Agility support and using BOH.
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Joomla

  • Joomla!'s organization consists of a front-end and a backend (called the Administrator). The Administrator area is meant to be intuitive but falls short because of the complexity of its structure -- areas where you perform work. There is a strong learning curve to get used to modules, plug-ins, and components plus articles and categories and how they work together.
  • Joomla! has a rigid structure that allows only certain types of pages, namely blogs and lists of articles based on how you classify subjects. Everything in Joomla! is an article. You have to know content strategy to add appropriate keywords to ensure that your articles show up on the appropriate pages either with others tagged similarly, or by themselves. Navigation is based upon these keywords as well. You need to design the site before you jump in and add articles.
  • Joomla! is built using PHP and runs on an Apache server. As such, it is not totally secure from malicious attacks at the server level. Extra care has to be taken to set up passwords, roles, and permissions to ensure that spammers and hackers cannot touch the database or Administrator.
  • Joomla! is not meant to handle more than a medium- to small-sized website with up to one million concurrent users. It can be placed on the Cloud, such as Amazon Web Services, where instances of the platform can take more users, but it is not enterprise-level software.
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Likelihood to Renew

Agility CMS

Agility CMS 5.0
Based on 1 answer
I am not a part of this decision process at our organization.
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Joomla

Joomla 10.0
Based on 28 answers
For highly customized website needs, I definitely would use Joomla. The Joomla core is a strong base for creating complex websites. Extending and customizing with Joomla is quick and easy for someone with PHP knowledge
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Usability

Agility CMS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Joomla

Joomla 9.9
Based on 7 answers
Joomla! 3.x is easily installed either manually or via a script provided by your host. It contains most of the tools needed to begin creating websites right from the start. Those features that it doesn't have are easily installed via links and buttons from the thousands of extensions available in the community
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Performance

Agility CMS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Joomla

Joomla 7.8
Based on 2 answers
Today's Modern Joomla performs very well and is robust and durable. The pages load faster than they ever did in the past and Modern Joomla's integration into other software or systems has become seamless. Modern Joomla sites will last long and will stay running forever.
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Support

Agility CMS

Agility CMS 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Support is always available and responsive when we email, responding right away that they are on the case, even if they are unable to solve the issue right away. Support will usually find the issue of our problem quickly and require minimal hand-holding, direction, or re-explanation from our team. They are knowledgeable about the platform and our instance and are able to run diagnostics with minimal information from us. When issues are resolved they always request confirmation that things are working as expected before closing out our tickets.
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Joomla

Joomla 10.0
Based on 4 answers
Between the core Joomla developers who are excellent at answering questions and providing support, you have a whole community of developers who work with Joomla and are happy to help fellow developers out answering questions and supporting the Joomla project. Out of the many communities I am involved in for open-source software, Joomla's community is by far the best.
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Implementation

Agility CMS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Joomla

Joomla 8.7
Based on 3 answers
Make sure that PHP.ini is set to at least 60 ms for computer priority, 60MB for maximum downloads and 128MB for uploads. This is the minimum. It is best to run Joomla on a business host if you are using a shared hosting environment so that there are fewer accounts on the server. Make sure you have access to the root on CPanel. Be sure to point the DNS to the host and set up all zones prior to implementation and run your new version in a sub-domain hidden from the live version until you are ready to cut over.
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Alternatives Considered

Agility CMS

Agility offers a balance of simplicity and capability that other platforms don't offer. User-friendly platforms like Word Press do not offer our company the ability to fully customize our site based on our goals, but more adaptable programs like Drupal do not offer the support resources to simplify the structure of our site with pre-existing modules or professional development to meet our needs.
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Joomla

Joomla and Concrete5 have about the same capability and similar issues. Purchasing a SAAS like Squarespace, Weebly or Wix would be worth the price to remove the hassle of Joomla. A more robust free CMS like WordPress or Drupal would be a better solution if you wanted to remain in that realm of software
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Return on Investment

Agility CMS

  • It is fairly simple for our employees to make web updates via Agility CMS, and this greatly optimizes our employee efficiency.
  • We are able to load and host company files easily via Agility CMS Media & Documents, which allows minimal, quick content sharing between departments when other file sharing platforms are not available.
  • Automation platforms and tracking code easily integrate with Agility CMS global headers to allow us to seamlessly acquire analytics on our site visits and content access.
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Joomla

  • Joomla requires a lot of time to manage for technical leaders and content managers. Negatively affects ROI.
  • Is a free software, so we are not technically losing money (better solutions elsewhere though)
  • Takes a lot of time to get ramped up and trained on.
  • Difficult to understand metrics baked in. Hard to analyze what pages are effective, affecting the re-platform and redesign process.
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Pricing Details

Agility CMS

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details

Joomla

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details

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