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Score 7.9 out of 100

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Likelihood to Recommend

CakePHP

Use cases:Development of a CMS which uses CRUD operations extensivelyDeveloping simple CRM apps with ability to implement API for use by cross platform appsDeveloping portals which show dynamic content and which need to be updated dailyWhere not to use:To develop large complex apps which require heavy computing as it might slow down the appDeveloping apps which constantly need to be upgraded and extensively being usedLarge scale website such as news or media which have several routes which need to be managed.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

WordPress

WordPress is ideal for website management, especially if the person overseeing the website has minimal experience with WordPress. This is because the program is fairly easy to learn. You can quickly learn how to add posts and new pages, or simply duplicate existing content to serve as a starting point for new content. It's easy to preview content before it goes live and you can even schedule content to go live on a certain day/time.
Jess Messenger | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Security

CakePHP
WordPress
8.4
Role-based user permissions
CakePHP
WordPress
8.4

Platform & Infrastructure

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

Web Content Creation

CakePHP
WordPress
8.3
WYSIWYG editor
CakePHP
WordPress
8.3
Code quality / cleanliness
CakePHP
WordPress
7.9
Admin section
CakePHP
WordPress
8.3
Page templates
CakePHP
WordPress
8.3
Library of website themes
CakePHP
WordPress
8.9
Mobile optimization / responsive design
CakePHP
WordPress
8.6
Publishing workflow
CakePHP
WordPress
8.5
Form generator
CakePHP
WordPress
7.7

Web Content Management

CakePHP
WordPress
8.5
Content taxonomy
CakePHP
WordPress
8.3
SEO support
CakePHP
WordPress
8.3
Bulk management
CakePHP
WordPress
7.8
Availability / breadth of extensions
CakePHP
WordPress
9.4
Community / comment management
CakePHP
WordPress
8.9

Pros

CakePHP

  • The common framework tools are all built in: interface translations to different languages , caching the results of queries and user information, or template rendering (redis/memcache are supported natively), simplified database access (the framework's native CakePHP ORM supports ActiveRecord and Datamapper patterns to access data on database) validation of data input from end users, middleware authentication.
  • The framework also natively support rest API calls that seamlessly work with your environment and XHR requests. Combining this with their built in magical methods that greatly reduce writing time, it is easy to develop API calls in.
  • There is also an extensive support for CLI based utilities developed on top of your web application: these various console applications are ideal for handling the usual background tasks/jobs that occur outside of the HTTP request-response cycle. In any CakePHP console application you can can reuse your application classes already developed for the web app, which just adds to the native extensibility.
Matthew Mariner | TrustRadius Reviewer

WordPress

  • WordPress is incredibly easy to set up and get running with little to no technical knowledge. Most web hosts will do it for you, since it's so easy.
  • With thousands of themes available for free and for low cost, WordPress can accommodate any design you can imagine.
  • The community behind WordPress is generous, and there are loads of educational opportunities both online and in person to learn and connect with other users.
Lisa Keyser | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

CakePHP

  • Some tutorials from the official cakephp website show incorrect examples (some code that should be placed in models instead of controllers)
  • Relationships in models are not easy to use (OneToMany, HasOne)
  • Switching databases logic could be improved
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

WordPress

  • WordPress breaks often so you need to have someone who understands how to troubleshoot, which can take time and money.
  • Some plugins are easier to customize than others, for example, some don't require any coding knowledge while others do. This can limit your project if you are not a coder.
  • WordPress can be easily hacked, so you also need someone who can ensure your sites are secure.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

CakePHP

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

WordPress

WordPress 8.4
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

CakePHP

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

WordPress

WordPress 8.8
Based on 18 answers
I give it an 8 rating because it's a great piece of open-source software that can be customized easily. There is an ease of use and the customizations are a treat. There are a lot of themes to choose from (though paid themes are the best as they provide more support).
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

CakePHP

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

WordPress

WordPress 9.5
Based on 6 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

CakePHP

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

WordPress

WordPress 8.6
Based on 4 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

CakePHP

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

WordPress

WordPress 8.0
Based on 22 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

CakePHP

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

WordPress

WordPress 7.0
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

CakePHP

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

CakePHP

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

WordPress

WordPress 9.0
Based on 18 answers
WordPress is not a great solution if you have:1) A larger site with performance / availability requirements.2) Multiple types of content you want to share - each with its own underlying data structure.3) Multiple sites you need to manage.For very small sites where these needs are not paramount, WordPress is a decent solution
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

CakePHP

We had planned to use WordPress but it was difficult for upgrading new features even though the initial development would have been much faster than Cake. CakePHP provides a wireframe which you can mould into any app as you want. It doesn't let you stick to the standard features provided as compared to WordPress
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

WordPress

We have considered and operated within Shopify and Squarespace. Both serve their purpose for niche clients, but we do recommend WordPress as being the superior option. We find that WordPress is easier to use and offers maximum scalability while the others are more challenging to design, code, configure and launch.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

CakePHP

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

CakePHP

  • Negative Impact - we ended up having to rewrite our entire web-application from CakePHP to Laravel.
Matthew Mariner | TrustRadius Reviewer

WordPress

  • We don't have a web dev on our team currently, but we've referred many clients to a WP developer we partner with and have earned commissions off of those referrals
  • Faster sites have campaigns that perform better, leading to higher lifetime customer value
  • We use affiliate marketing tools on our site as well
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

CakePHP

General

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

WordPress

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

CakePHP
7.0
WordPress
9.0

Likelihood to Renew

CakePHP
WordPress
8.4

Usability

CakePHP
WordPress
8.8

Reliability and Availability

CakePHP
WordPress
9.5

Performance

CakePHP
WordPress
8.6

Support Rating

CakePHP
WordPress
8.0

In-Person Training

CakePHP
WordPress
7.0

Online Training

CakePHP
WordPress
10.0

Implementation Rating

CakePHP
WordPress
9.0

Scalability

CakePHP
WordPress
10.0

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