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Likelihood to Recommend

Bloomfire

Bloomfire has been terrific for housing and surfacing things like case studies, test results, forms (like expense reports), regularly updated documentation, brand and style guides, and more. The only place we've experienced frustration is when the documentation is highly technical, but Bloomfire links out to external sources well and is easy to navigate. So we've used it to create context around the technical documentation and then linked to the original sources or the person in the company who is the expert on that documentation.
Jess Hutton | TrustRadius Reviewer

WordPress

If you need a website, WordPress should be on your list. The only exception to that would be a large ecommerce site. I wouldn't recommend WordPress to someone who does hundreds of sales per day via their ecommerce platform. Yes, there are add-ons and plugins that can do it, but you can also mop your floor with your cat. Why do that? There are other platforms that specialize in ecommerce and do it so much better.But if you need a social blog, B2B or B2C lead gen, a non-profit, a membership site, a community bulletin board, news site, arts and music or just a simple about me type of website, WordPress is the perfect platform for you. It's so very popular, that it's not going anywhere. It is a platform that will be supported as long there are websites on the internet! You really can't go wrong. Even if you wanted to do an ecommerce site on WordPress, you can. I just would urge you to look at another solution.
Dave Moll | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Bloomfire
WordPress
8.7
Role-based user permissions
Bloomfire
WordPress
8.7

Platform & Infrastructure

Bloomfire
WordPress
8.4
API
Bloomfire
WordPress
8.5
Internationalization / multi-language
Bloomfire
WordPress
8.4

Web Content Creation

Bloomfire
WordPress
8.5
WYSIWYG editor
Bloomfire
WordPress
8.3
Code quality / cleanliness
Bloomfire
WordPress
8.1
Admin section
Bloomfire
WordPress
8.3
Page templates
Bloomfire
WordPress
8.4
Library of website themes
Bloomfire
WordPress
8.9
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Bloomfire
WordPress
8.8
Publishing workflow
Bloomfire
WordPress
8.8
Form generator
Bloomfire
WordPress
8.2

Web Content Management

Bloomfire
WordPress
8.6
Content taxonomy
Bloomfire
WordPress
8.5
SEO support
Bloomfire
WordPress
8.3
Bulk management
Bloomfire
WordPress
8.0
Availability / breadth of extensions
Bloomfire
WordPress
9.2
Community / comment management
Bloomfire
WordPress
8.9

Pros

Bloomfire

  • The search feature is second to none. This was one of the primary reasons we went with BF. The categorization and tagging increases the ability to find documents quickly and accurately among the vast amount of information we have accessible.
  • The way BF handles the multiple file types and displays them beautifully for our customers and support staff is excellent. The ability to download and/or send links directly to this content is invaluable. No more storing it locally or having out of date documents circulating in the company. Everything is kept current on BF and all employees know this is their first stop when searching for a particular subject.
  • The mobile app is fantastic for providing all the same features of the browser version so our people can always have it at the ready.
Ralph Vanore | TrustRadius Reviewer

WordPress

  • It is constantly being improved, with new features added, because of the community code-sourcing aspect.
  • Security vulnerabilities are continually being patched to keep it secure.
  • It has the best plugin repository, by far. So, anytime you have a needed new feature for your website, there is usually a plugin that already exists to allow you to do what you're wanting.
Ben Beck | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Bloomfire

  • Sometimes the search is too deep for users and displays too much. Showing the most used of viewed documents would be better.
  • The editor can hang up sometimes and you think you saved but didn't.
  • User management can be awkward sometimes, you remove a user and they are still active.
Paul Leininger | TrustRadius Reviewer

WordPress

  • One of the major advantages of WordPress is it is an open source software but sometimes it becomes its disadvantage since it is an open source it is always at the target of hackers especially if the codes have been written by someone else.
  • When you install lots of plugins the website becomes laggy or stutters it takes time to complete the process.
Danish Mirza Baig | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Bloomfire

Bloomfire 5.5
Based on 2 answers
I am with a different employer now days where training is not part of my job description. If I ever found myself doing E-Learning again, Bloomfire would be the first interface I would recommend.
Nathan Hone | TrustRadius Reviewer

WordPress

WordPress 9.5
Based on 37 answers
My rating is based on the knowledge I have of the community that WordPress has had built around it for years now. It's as solid as it comes when you talk about community involvement and expansion. There's no other CMS out there that can match-up with it, hands down.
Mathew Riexinger | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Bloomfire

Bloomfire 6.0
Based on 1 answer
Post and search are easy, but general organization is non-intuitive
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

WordPress

WordPress 9.0
Based on 14 answers
It's a sophisticated but easy to use piece of software. Many of the content addition pieces are familiar from other pieces of software so there isn't a huge learning curve. And for new areas, there is a lot of info on WordPress.org as well as other WordPress help sites.
Sharon Hurley Hall | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Bloomfire

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

WordPress

WordPress 9.5
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.
Martin Aranovitch | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Bloomfire

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

WordPress

WordPress 8.6
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.
Martin Aranovitch | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Bloomfire

Bloomfire 9.1
Based on 1 answer
Almost all the time I request for improvements, they talk to me and work on that.
Mariana Lemus | TrustRadius Reviewer

WordPress

WordPress 10.0
Based on 11 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.
Mathew Riexinger | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Bloomfire

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

WordPress

WordPress 10.0
Based on 1 answer
It is very easy to find online resources to learn how to do just about anything with WordPress.
Lori Berkowitz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Bloomfire

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

WordPress

WordPress 9.0
Based on 10 answers
As someone who learned how to install and configure WordPress and then began performing the service professionally for other local businesses, and finally ended up teaching and training business owners about the benefits of using WordPress and developing WordPress training products, I am constantly amazed when I hear from business owners that their sites have taken weeks or even months to get built and how much they have paid for it. Getting a professional WordPress site built and fully configured requires only hours or a couple of days. If you learn how to do it yourself, the only cost you have is registering a domain name and getting a web hosting account, which is a requirement for any website. Additionally, WordPress website owners can be up and running and growing their presence online even before deciding on a specific web design "look" for their sites. You can start with any web template and change your theme as soon as you find the design you like, and everything that you have added to your site will remain the same.I have grown to love WordPress, as have thousands of other WordPress users, and I have always taught in my business seminars and workshops that, unless what you plan to do online requires some specific custom-built complex application, then consider using WordPress. WordPress is the ideal platform of choice to consider for most business website needs - it can save you thousands of dollars on web development costs and it puts you in the driver's seat of your own online vehicle!
Martin Aranovitch | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Bloomfire

Bloomfire was selected before I was hired & we are now moving to Higher Logic. I believe they thought we would need it as a knowledge base which it is good for vs. a true online community. I have learned that it is missing the "community" feel and that is why we are changing vendors.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

WordPress

WordPress offers a combination of power and ease of use that no other system matches. For 98% of all small business websites it is completely capable and is going to be easier for clients to use, resulting in fewer support issues. In the rare cases where something is needed that WordPress simply isn't suited to, I find that Drupal usually provides a solution that works.
Dane Morgan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Bloomfire

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

WordPress

WordPress 10.0
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.
Martin Aranovitch | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Bloomfire

  • Time. Bloomfire has reduced repetitive questions by 70% or more.
  • Engagement. Many employees work as a single individual. Companies have gatherings and meetings to not only share information but to engage its workforce. Bloomfire, as a social knowledge base, allows for engagement - community - each-and-every day.
Mark Kaye | TrustRadius Reviewer

WordPress

  • Because the WordPress platform is free and hosting is not expensive, WordPress usage can positively impact maintenance cost of running a small ecommerce website or a medium-sized blog.
  • Many software companies release free WordPress modules, making it easy to assemble a site with basic functionality quickly.
Michael D. Bower | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Bloomfire

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

WordPress

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Bloomfire
7.8
WordPress
8.9

Likelihood to Renew

Bloomfire
5.5
WordPress
9.5

Usability

Bloomfire
6.0
WordPress
9.0

Reliability and Availability

Bloomfire
WordPress
9.5

Performance

Bloomfire
WordPress
8.6

Support Rating

Bloomfire
9.1
WordPress
10.0

In-Person Training

Bloomfire
WordPress
7.0

Online Training

Bloomfire
WordPress
10.0

Implementation Rating

Bloomfire
WordPress
9.0

Scalability

Bloomfire
WordPress
10.0

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