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Agility CMS

6 Ratings

WordPress

Top Rated
1804 Ratings

Agility CMS

6 Ratings
Score 7.6 out of 101

WordPress

Top Rated
1804 Ratings
Score 8.3 out of 101

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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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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

Agility CMS
6.0
WordPress
8.3
Role-based user permissions
Agility CMS
6.0
WordPress
8.3

Platform & Infrastructure

Agility CMS
5.5
WordPress
8.6
API
Agility CMS
3.0
WordPress
8.4
Internationalization / multi-language
Agility CMS
8.0
WordPress
8.7

Web Content Creation

Agility CMS
5.4
WordPress
8.2
WYSIWYG editor
Agility CMS
6.0
WordPress
8.1
Code quality / cleanliness
Agility CMS
9.0
WordPress
8.2
Admin section
Agility CMS
5.0
WordPress
8.5
Page templates
Agility CMS
5.0
WordPress
7.7
Library of website themes
Agility CMS
5.0
WordPress
8.7
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Agility CMS
4.0
WordPress
8.5
Publishing workflow
Agility CMS
4.0
WordPress
8.2
Form generator
Agility CMS
WordPress
7.7

Web Content Management

Agility CMS
5.0
WordPress
8.6
Content taxonomy
Agility CMS
5.0
WordPress
8.4
SEO support
Agility CMS
4.0
WordPress
8.4
Bulk management
Agility CMS
5.0
WordPress
7.8
Availability / breadth of extensions
Agility CMS
6.0
WordPress
9.3
Community / comment management
Agility CMS
5.0
WordPress
9.1

Pros

  • 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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  • WordPress is simple enough that non-developers can start a simple website and grow it until it is moderately large...for a fraction of the cost of a custom developed site.
  • WordPress provides web developers a gentle, friendly introduction to start creating content-oriented websites.
  • One of WordPress' most-loved features is its easy-to-understand administrative area. When a WordPress site has been well-implemented, even a non-technical user will be able to manage their website.
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Cons

  • 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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  • Due to its simple architecture, WordPress is comparatively easy to hack. While the risk of hacking can be mitigated by careful security measures, websites with sensitive data may be best put elsewhere.
  • It's easy to take a simple WordPress website and add new features by installing Plugins. However, this can easily get out of hand when users begin installing hundreds of plugins, some of which may conflict or even cause security gaps.
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Likelihood to Renew

Agility CMS5.0
Based on 1 answer
I am not a part of this decision process at our organization.
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WordPress10.0
Based on 36 answers
As time goes on, websites will become less focused on paged content and more immersive. At the same time, the need for security will only go up. While WordPress has served the web community well for over 11 years, it's probably time to look for other better platforms.
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Usability

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No answers yet
No answers on this topic
WordPress9.0
Based on 13 answers
I give this rating because the variety of options out there are pretty endless. They range from novice use all the way to advance, it is tailored for everyone which is why it makes it the number one CMS being used on the internet today.
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Reliability and Availability

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
WordPress9.5
Based on 3 answers
Availability really depends on the hosting company. Most companies - ourselves included - host on a virtual server and if that virtual server is shared, availability can range from excellent to crummy - in a single day.
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Performance

No score
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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

Agility CMS9.0
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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WordPress8.0
Based on 10 answers
I give this rating, which I believe to be a great rating for a community based support system that's surrounding it. Most platforms and products have their own, and as WordPress does have their own team that help here and there, a lot of it's handled by community involvement with dedicated users who are experts with the system who love to help people.
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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

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
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

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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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

No score
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

  • 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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  • WordPress itself is free and a great option for content management.
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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

WordPress

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