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4 Ratings
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Score 8.1 out of 100
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Score 9.5 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • MODX ranks higher in 4 feature sets: Security, Platform & Infrastructure, Web Content Creation, Web Content Management

Security

9.0

Contentful

90%
9.8

MODX

98%
MODX ranks higher in 1/1 features

Role-based user permissions

9.0
90%
5 Ratings
9.8
98%
3 Ratings

Platform & Infrastructure

7.7

Contentful

77%
8.0

MODX

80%
Contentful ranks higher in 1/2 features

API

7.0
70%
5 Ratings
6.2
62%
3 Ratings

Internationalization / multi-language

8.5
85%
3 Ratings
9.9
99%
2 Ratings

Web Content Creation

7.2

Contentful

72%
9.3

MODX

93%
MODX ranks higher in 7/8 features

WYSIWYG editor

7.3
73%
4 Ratings
9.5
95%
3 Ratings

Code quality / cleanliness

9.0
90%
4 Ratings
9.7
97%
3 Ratings

Admin section

8.0
80%
6 Ratings
8.8
88%
3 Ratings

Page templates

7.6
76%
4 Ratings
9.7
97%
3 Ratings

Library of website themes

7.5
75%
2 Ratings
7.0
70%
3 Ratings

Mobile optimization / responsive design

7.2
72%
2 Ratings
9.8
98%
3 Ratings

Publishing workflow

4.0
40%
6 Ratings
9.8
98%
3 Ratings

Form generator

7.0
70%
1 Rating
9.8
98%
3 Ratings

Web Content Management

6.9

Contentful

69%
9.4

MODX

94%
MODX ranks higher in 5/5 features

Content taxonomy

6.0
60%
5 Ratings
9.8
98%
3 Ratings

SEO support

8.1
81%
4 Ratings
9.9
99%
3 Ratings

Bulk management

7.5
75%
2 Ratings
8.9
89%
3 Ratings

Availability / breadth of extensions

4.1
41%
4 Ratings
8.8
88%
3 Ratings

Community / comment management

9.0
90%
1 Rating
9.8
98%
3 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

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

Likelihood to Recommend

8.0

Contentful

80%
7 Ratings
9.8

MODX

98%
3 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

Contentful

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

MODX

100%
1 Rating

Usability

Contentful

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

MODX

100%
1 Rating

Availability

Contentful

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

MODX

100%
1 Rating

Performance

Contentful

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

MODX

100%
1 Rating

Support Rating

Contentful

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

MODX

100%
1 Rating

Implementation Rating

Contentful

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

MODX

100%
1 Rating

Product Scalability

Contentful

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

MODX

100%
1 Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

Contentful

Contentful is well suited for folks who want a simple, clean, easy-to-use interface for a JAVASCRIPT website. If you do not want a javascript website you should look [elsewhere].
Jennifer Garcia | TrustRadius Reviewer

MODX

[MODX is well suited for] all websites, from blogs to corporate sites. It is fast scalable and really good. A small site can be build really fast, and a large site can be made extremely scalable. A website redesign is easy to implement with a new template, without having to redo the content. It got great user groups and users and back-office access can be completely customized.
While ecommerce is possible with some really good plugins I would only use MODX with ecommerce for sites where ecommerce is not the primary role. For pure ecommerce sites rather use a dedicated system like e.g. PrestaShop (i would say the same thing with other ecommerce plugins e.g. WP woo commerce don't do it unless its a site add on.)
Philipp Schmidt | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Contentful

  • Clean, modern interface (not clunky and outdated, like WordPress)
  • High degree of flexibility (I can structure data any way my clients need)
  • Enables headless frontend (i.e. I can build any frontend I want without having to change my CMS)
Andrew Folts | TrustRadius Reviewer

MODX

  • Ease of use - the MODX platform is very easy to use for someone who may have limited experience in content management.
  • Content blocks - the content blocks within MODX add to the usability and customization of the website being managed.
Frankie Heath | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Contentful

  • The new Contentful "branches" feature looked promising (it appears to mirror a git-like repository) but it requires the CLI, which isn't necessarily practical for teams that aren't current CLI users. It would be nice if the management of this feature were available via the UI (without that it causes more confusion than anything).
  • The Contentful data modeling method makes for a bit of an awkward SDK developer experience in some strongly typed languages like Java. Most things that you might need can be accomplished, but it feels like the experience could be smoother.
  • It would be nice if there were a way to migrate data between spaces (e.g. from your staging space to production).
Eric Mason | TrustRadius Reviewer

MODX

  • The user interface was confusing at times.
  • Not a plug and play CMS system.
  • The site manager doesn't always run fast.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Contentful

General

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

Starting Price

$0

Contentful Editions & Modules

Edition
CommunityFree
Team489/month
EnterpriseCustom
  1. none
Additional Pricing Details

MODX

General

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

Starting Price

$0

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. none
  2. 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.

Likelihood to Renew

Contentful

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

MODX

MODX 10.0
Based on 1 answer
It is the CMS we use the most, not because we know it well but because we literally tried many of other CMS and this one did it for us.
However having said we really do not like the one shoe fits all approach. E..g for eCommerce we usually use PrestaShop etc. if a specialized CMS can do a task rather use that.
However for a general CMS [MODX] is hard to beat.
Philipp Schmidt | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Contentful

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

MODX

MODX 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Great and easy to use for both the coder and the end user. Especially if setup correctly by the coder.
Philipp Schmidt | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Contentful

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

MODX

MODX 10.0
Based on 1 answer
We have not had it go down due to bugs etc. especially when comparing it to other cms out there.
Philipp Schmidt | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Contentful

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

MODX

MODX 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Damn its fast. really good page speed out of the box.
Philipp Schmidt | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Contentful

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

MODX

MODX 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Great community support on slack.
If you have a paid plugin great support also esp from modmore
If you have cloud hosting MODX support is fast and all servers are optimized for MODX
Philipp Schmidt | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Contentful

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

MODX

MODX 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Good system
Philipp Schmidt | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Contentful

Contentful offers a great deal of features for a relatively low price. This is what ended up persuading us to purchase it. We also gathered that this was one of the more well-rated products out there, which was encouraging. It definitely stacks up well against its competitors.
Nathan Richardson | TrustRadius Reviewer

MODX

The other company that we looked into was WordPress and all of the features that it offered our organization. What MODX offered to us from development to everyday use just made more sense for our organization as a whole. WordPress is still a great CMS platform, just not exactly what we were looking for.
Frankie Heath | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Contentful

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

MODX

MODX 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Very scalable. e.g. in the [MODX] manager you can manage multiple websites at once without having to login else where. it is very convenient and this way resources and be easily managed and shared.
Philipp Schmidt | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Contentful

  • Positive: faster changes and new associates can easily navigate without prior training/knowledge of CMS to make content updates
  • Negative: Our website manager/provider can keep certain abilities (like changing specific images) so they can charge a fee for making the change
Nathaly Sierra | TrustRadius Reviewer

MODX

  • Increased security permissions of the users and freelancers who worked on our website.
  • Gave our developers the ability to create any page that they wanted with custom code.
  • Hindered our Marketing team's ability to stay on top of our content strategy with changes.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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