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Score 7.2 out of 100

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Score 8.6 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Security

    CakePHP

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.5

    WordPress

    85%
    WordPress ranks higher in 1/1 features

    Role-based user permissions

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.5
    85%
    128 Ratings

    Platform & Infrastructure

    CakePHP

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.3

    WordPress

    83%
    WordPress ranks higher in 2/2 features

    API

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.1
    81%
    94 Ratings

    Internationalization / multi-language

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.5
    85%
    80 Ratings

    Web Content Creation

    CakePHP

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.3

    WordPress

    83%
    WordPress ranks higher in 8/8 features

    WYSIWYG editor

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    121 Ratings

    Code quality / cleanliness

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.9
    79%
    122 Ratings

    Admin section

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    132 Ratings

    Page templates

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.4
    84%
    129 Ratings

    Library of website themes

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.9
    89%
    131 Ratings

    Mobile optimization / responsive design

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.6
    86%
    130 Ratings

    Publishing workflow

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.4
    84%
    126 Ratings

    Form generator

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.7
    77%
    106 Ratings

    Web Content Management

    CakePHP

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.5

    WordPress

    85%
    WordPress ranks higher in 5/5 features

    Content taxonomy

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    114 Ratings

    SEO support

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.4
    84%
    119 Ratings

    Bulk management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.9
    79%
    101 Ratings

    Availability / breadth of extensions

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.3
    93%
    122 Ratings

    Community / comment management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.6
    86%
    121 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • WordPress is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    7.0

    CakePHP

    70%
    3 Ratings
    8.9

    WordPress

    89%
    170 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    CakePHP

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.4

    WordPress

    94%
    36 Ratings

    Usability

    CakePHP

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.4

    WordPress

    94%
    17 Ratings

    Availability

    CakePHP

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.5

    WordPress

    95%
    6 Ratings

    Performance

    CakePHP

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.6

    WordPress

    86%
    4 Ratings

    Support Rating

    CakePHP

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.4

    WordPress

    64%
    21 Ratings

    In-Person Training

    CakePHP

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0

    WordPress

    70%
    1 Rating

    Online Training

    CakePHP

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    WordPress

    100%
    1 Rating

    Implementation Rating

    CakePHP

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0

    WordPress

    90%
    18 Ratings

    Configurability

    CakePHP

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    WordPress

    100%
    1 Rating

    Ease of integration

    CakePHP

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0

    WordPress

    80%
    1 Rating

    Product Scalability

    CakePHP

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    WordPress

    100%
    1 Rating

    Vendor post-sale

    CakePHP

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    WordPress

    100%
    1 Rating

    Vendor pre-sale

    CakePHP

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    WordPress

    100%
    1 Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Open Source

    Use cases: Development of a CMS which uses CRUD operations extensively Developing simple CRM apps with ability to implement API for use by cross platform apps Developing portals which show dynamic content and which need to be updated daily Where not to use: To develop large complex apps which require heavy computing as it might slow down the app Developing apps which constantly need to be upgraded and extensively being used Large scale website such as news or media which have several routes which need to be managed.
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    Automattic

    If your business relies heavily on content creation, and particularly on blog posts, then WordPress is really the best option you have. But if you don't have a blog, you only need static pages, or you want to build an eCommerce site, then you might want to explore other alternatives.
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    Pros

    Open Source

    • 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.
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    Automattic

    • 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.
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    Cons

    Open Source

    • 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
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    Automattic

    • 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.
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    Pricing Details

    CakePHP

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    CakePHP editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      WordPress

      Starting Price

      Editions & Modules

      WordPress editions and modules pricing
      EditionModules

      Footnotes

        Offerings

        Free Trial
        Free/Freemium Version
        Premium Consulting/Integration Services

        Entry-level set up fee?

        No setup fee

        Additional Details

        Likelihood to Renew

        Open Source

        No answers on this topic

        Automattic

        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.
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        Usability

        Open Source

        No answers on this topic

        Automattic

        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).
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        Reliability and Availability

        Open Source

        No answers on this topic

        Automattic

        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

        Open Source

        No answers on this topic

        Automattic

        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 Rating

        Open Source

        No answers on this topic

        Automattic

        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.
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        In-Person Training

        Open Source

        No answers on this topic

        Automattic

        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

        Open Source

        No answers on this topic

        Automattic

        It is very easy to find online resources to learn how to do just about anything with WordPress.
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        Implementation Rating

        Open Source

        No answers on this topic

        Automattic

        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
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        Alternatives Considered

        Open Source

        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
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        Automattic

        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.
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        Scalability

        Open Source

        No answers on this topic

        Automattic

        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

        Open Source

        • Negative Impact - we ended up having to rewrite our entire web-application from CakePHP to Laravel.
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        Automattic

        • WordPress helps us reduce website management costs because we can oversee updates in-house.
        • WordPress is easy to use, reducing the amount of time we spend on website management.
        • The ease of use enables us to offer website management for clients, helping us grow our capabilities/business.
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