CoreMedia vs. MODX

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
CoreMedia
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
CoreMedia is a global provider of web content management software headquartered in San Francisco and Hamburg, Germany, with offices in Singapore and London. CoreMedia CMS, or CoreMedia 7, is a Java-based web content management and publishing system supporting high traffic, multi-language, multi-channel publishing.N/A
MODX
Score 9.0 out of 10
N/A
The MODX Digital Experience Platform provides everything you need to build, host, and maintain amazing websites your way. The vendor says that with MODX CMS and cloud hosting, users have complete control over their creative vision and the experiences they deliver, without restriction or compromise. They can focus more on building great digital experiences, and less on hosting and maintaining. If you ever need help, MODX Professionals are available worldwide and direct support from…
$0
per installation
Pricing
CoreMediaMODX
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
MODX Revolution
$0
per installation
PRO - Perfect for customers with typical marketing sites
$19
per month
STUDIO - Perfect for customers who need more power and resources
$49
per month
BUSINESS - Perfect for digital agencies and marketing departments
$99
per month
ENTERPRISE - Perfect for or organizations with custom requirements
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
CoreMediaMODX
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeOptional
Additional DetailsPAYMENT 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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Features
CoreMediaMODX
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
CoreMedia
5.0
2 Ratings
46% below category average
MODX
9.9
3 Ratings
20% above category average
Role-based user permissions5.02 Ratings9.93 Ratings
Platform & Infrastructure
Comparison of Platform & Infrastructure features of Product A and Product B
CoreMedia
7.0
1 Ratings
14% below category average
MODX
8.0
3 Ratings
4% above category average
API7.01 Ratings6.13 Ratings
Internationalization / multi-language7.01 Ratings9.92 Ratings
Web Content Creation
Comparison of Web Content Creation features of Product A and Product B
CoreMedia
7.2
2 Ratings
5% below category average
MODX
9.4
3 Ratings
21% above category average
WYSIWYG editor10.01 Ratings9.83 Ratings
Code quality / cleanliness7.01 Ratings9.93 Ratings
Admin section7.01 Ratings8.93 Ratings
Page templates4.52 Ratings9.93 Ratings
Library of website themes7.01 Ratings7.03 Ratings
Mobile optimization / responsive design7.01 Ratings9.93 Ratings
Publishing workflow8.02 Ratings9.93 Ratings
Form generator7.01 Ratings9.93 Ratings
Web Content Management
Comparison of Web Content Management features of Product A and Product B
CoreMedia
6.0
2 Ratings
16% below category average
MODX
9.5
3 Ratings
25% above category average
Content taxonomy6.02 Ratings9.93 Ratings
SEO support5.02 Ratings10.03 Ratings
Bulk management5.02 Ratings9.03 Ratings
Availability / breadth of extensions7.01 Ratings8.93 Ratings
Community / comment management7.01 Ratings9.93 Ratings
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User Ratings
CoreMediaMODX
Likelihood to Recommend
6.0
(7 ratings)
9.9
(3 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
5.6
(5 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
8.0
(1 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
CoreMediaMODX
Likelihood to Recommend
CoreMedia
I think this CMS is best suited as an enterprise level system. For small, or simple sites, there are better options, but for large high-traffic sites, this is a great CMS.
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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.)
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Pros
CoreMedia
  • Allows many staff members to contribute content to various portions of our website, and allows our Electronic-Communications staff to delegate tasks to these various staff (diffusing the work-load).
  • CoreMedia allows for easy creation of different types of content (like teasers, articles, download objects, links, etc). Permission levels can be set, so only certain staff can upload content such as photos, videos, or audio files.
  • The CoreMedia workflow process is easy to understand and follow. Once a staff member has submitted content for publishing to the web, they can then see who it's been assigned to for review, and at what time. You're able to leave detailed notes and stay abreast of where the workflow is at any given time.
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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.
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Cons
CoreMedia
  • Early learning within the company was slow.
  • We elected a customized version of CoreMedia - which in the end may not have been the best decision.
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MODX
  • The user interface was confusing at times.
  • Not a plug and play CMS system.
  • The site manager doesn't always run fast.
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Likelihood to Renew
CoreMedia
CoreMedia continues to refine and deliver new features. They also explore new technologies and trends, like social media integration. The platform is solid and growing. We are also slightly locked into using CoreMedia. Migrating such a large amount of content to another system would likely not be feasible or prudent.
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MODX
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.
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Usability
CoreMedia
No answers on this topic
MODX
Great and easy to use for both the coder and the end user. Especially if setup correctly by the coder.
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Reliability and Availability
CoreMedia
No answers on this topic
MODX
We have not had it go down due to bugs etc. especially when comparing it to other cms out there.
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Performance
CoreMedia
No answers on this topic
MODX
Damn its fast. really good page speed out of the box.
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Support Rating
CoreMedia
No answers on this topic
MODX
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
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Implementation Rating
CoreMedia
Set aside more time than you think you need to migrate content. That is the hard part. Implementing the technology is easy.
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MODX
Good system
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Alternatives Considered
CoreMedia
While CoreMedia has a better workflow, django CMS has a much easier user interface, wysiwyg editor, and is superior on every other level. Django CMS is easier to teach and support, easier to manage and develop, and provides much more flexibility in the development and design areas.
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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.
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Scalability
CoreMedia
No answers on this topic
MODX
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.
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Return on Investment
CoreMedia
  • Increased employee proficiency compared to nothing at all. I really don't have anything else to compare it to though.
  • Reports from Core do not help/.
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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.
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ScreenShots

MODX Screenshots

Screenshot of MODX Manager InterfaceScreenshot of SEO Management - page levelScreenshot of Screenshot of Easy editing landing pageScreenshot of Edit files directlyScreenshot of Create & edit custom fields