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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 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

Agility CMS
6.0
WordPress
8.5
Role-based user permissions
Agility CMS
6.0
WordPress
8.5

Platform & Infrastructure

Agility CMS
5.5
WordPress
8.5
API
Agility CMS
3.0
WordPress
8.5
Internationalization / multi-language
Agility CMS
8.0
WordPress
8.5

Web Content Creation

Agility CMS
5.4
WordPress
8.2
WYSIWYG editor
Agility CMS
6.0
WordPress
7.7
Code quality / cleanliness
Agility CMS
9.0
WordPress
8.1
Admin section
Agility CMS
5.0
WordPress
8.3
Page templates
Agility CMS
5.0
WordPress
7.8
Library of website themes
Agility CMS
5.0
WordPress
8.6
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Agility CMS
4.0
WordPress
8.6
Publishing workflow
Agility CMS
4.0
WordPress
8.3
Form generator
Agility CMS
WordPress
8.0

Web Content Management

Agility CMS
5.0
WordPress
8.7
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
8.3
Availability / breadth of extensions
Agility CMS
6.0
WordPress
9.3
Community / comment management
Agility CMS
5.0
WordPress
9.0

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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  • Easy installation
  • Intuitive interface for non-technical users
  • Massive community of developers whose often free plugins make for quick and easy add-ons (e.g., social media sharing)
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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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  • True customization is only possible if you have a really good designer / developer on staff or are willing to pay for a freelancer (i.e., free or premium ($) themes can be rigid)
  • No "out of the box" workflows to speak of (you can find plugins, but you need someone on staff who knows what to look for!)
  • By its nature of being free and open source, there is no true support, only community forums where problems are discussed; this is no substitute for a CMS vendor with excellent customer service (a true test of the real but often unstated value of content management systems)
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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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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

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
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

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

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
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

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
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

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 believe WordPress is light years more robust than drag and drop templates websites. I do use it in conjunction with ClickFunnels because of the ease of use of that platform with CRM, email marketing and ecommerce built in. The plugin makes it easy for me to utilize both with ease.
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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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  • A positive impact...makes updates to the websites easy and painless.
  • Less time consuming...I can make updates myself without having to make a request and wait for the changes.
  • Good for the budget!
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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