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Score 7.5 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

CommonSpot

Commonspot is well suited for web content management to be conducted by individuals with low-level web skills.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

MODX

The biggest scenario in which MODX is well suited is for a company who wants to have a top-notch site that is hosted on a CMS that allows a user-friendly experience for both the back-end and front-end users. It would not be suited for an organization does not have anyone in-house that can code who wants to have a lot of control over future designs.
Frankie Heath | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Security

CommonSpot
7.0
MODX
8.4
Role-based user permissions
CommonSpot
7.0
MODX
8.4

Web Content Creation

CommonSpot
6.3
MODX
7.5
Code quality / cleanliness
CommonSpot
6.0
MODX
7.5
Admin section
CommonSpot
6.5
MODX
7.5
Page templates
CommonSpot
7.0
MODX
7.5
Library of website themes
CommonSpot
7.0
MODX
7.0
Publishing workflow
CommonSpot
7.0
MODX
8.0
Form generator
CommonSpot
4.0
MODX
8.5
WYSIWYG editor
CommonSpot
MODX
5.4
Mobile optimization / responsive design
CommonSpot
MODX
8.5

Web Content Management

CommonSpot
7.7
MODX
8.1
Content taxonomy
CommonSpot
7.5
MODX
8.0
SEO support
CommonSpot
7.0
MODX
8.5
Bulk management
CommonSpot
8.0
MODX
8.0
Availability / breadth of extensions
CommonSpot
7.0
MODX
7.5
Community / comment management
CommonSpot
9.0
MODX
8.5

Platform & Infrastructure

CommonSpot
MODX
8.0
API
CommonSpot
MODX
8.0
Internationalization / multi-language
CommonSpot
MODX
8.0

Pros

CommonSpot

  • I think CommonSpot's greatest strength is its ease of use. It's relatively intuitive in it's usage, so it therefore makes it easy to train new people to use it.
  • Within my usage of it, our options were limited, which again added to it's ease of use.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

MODX

  • Custom design capabilities.
  • Works well with plugins.
  • Permission systems for users.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

CommonSpot

  • Commonspot needs to improve on its authoring feature. It is impossible to author on more than one page at a time . (One must always click on "View work on all changes") before switching between pages otherwise, the changes will not be saved.
  • CommonSpot does not support sharing the definition of any custom element or any template layouts. Therefore, one must recreate these in each site.
  • In Commonspot, a user who has to manage content in multiple sites will have to log in to each site to see and act on any actions.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

MODX

  • Content Blocks - I mentioned this as a strength, but it also has its quirks. There are times that things do not function properly within the content blocks we have set up.
  • More Customization - The ability for the average user to customize more without having to know a ton of code.
Frankie Heath | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

CommonSpot

CommonSpot 8.0
Based on 1 answer
I had no previous background in content management, and found it very easy to use. If I could figure it out, I am pretty certain that just about anyone else could as well.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

MODX

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

CommonSpot

Commonspot works in tandem with Zendesk very well to accomplish tasks an an efficient manner.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

MODX

As said before, MODX is a coder's dream because of the flexibility it provides to own your code and has true creative freedom. Because of that, there is a bigger learning curve when it comes to a non-developer trying to iterate on the CMS with content additions and changes. To that end, WordPress, HubSpot, and Unbounce all incorporate a far more user-friendly approach to website building.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

CommonSpot

  • I was working in a religious institution and based upon our usage and audience, there was no ROI to speak of. Our usage was more for providing information than having any type of interaction. In that instance, it worked very well.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

MODX

  • The positive impact that MODX has had on our organization is that it has allowed us to generate more organic traffic to our site.
  • We are also able to push more paid advertisements to our site on our lead generation landing pages.
Frankie Heath | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

CommonSpot

General

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

CommonSpot Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

MODX

General

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

MODX Editions & Modules

On-premise Edition
MODX Revolution$01
  1. per installation
SaaS Edition
ENTERPRISE - Perfect for or organizations with custom requirementsUpon Request
BUSINESS - Perfect for digital agencies and marketing departments$992
STUDIO - Perfect for customers who need more power and resources$492
PRO - Perfect for customers with typical marketing sites$192
  1. per month
Additional Pricing Details
PAYMENT FORMS MODX Cloud accepts major credit cards and PayPal for your hosting subscription. We can only accept check (cheque) payments on the Enterprise Plan, annually. CANCELLATION You may cancel your MODX Cloud account at any time. Before you cancel you'll be reminded to backup and remove all your live websites and then follow the instructions for cancellation. If you cancel within the first month, we'll provide you with a full refund. REFUNDS If you cancel within the first month, we'll provide you with a full refund. All other cancellations will be effective at the end of your current billing period. We do not provide refunds for remaining days or months on monthly or annual billing.

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