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Score 7.3 out of 100
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Score 7.5 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Content Publishing

    7.5

    Curata

    75%

    Joomla

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Curata ranks higher in 2/2 features

    Content hub

    7.0
    70%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Content distribution

    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Content Reporting & Analytics

    8.5

    Curata

    85%

    Joomla

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Curata ranks higher in 2/2 features

    Closed-loop tracking and reporting

    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Content performance analytics

    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Security

    Curata

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.0

    Joomla

    80%
    Joomla! ranks higher in 1/1 features

    Role-based user permissions

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    44 Ratings

    Platform & Infrastructure

    Curata

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.7

    Joomla

    77%
    Joomla! ranks higher in 2/2 features

    API

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.4
    74%
    39 Ratings

    Internationalization / multi-language

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    40 Ratings

    Web Content Creation

    Curata

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.7

    Joomla

    77%
    Joomla! ranks higher in 8/8 features

    WYSIWYG editor

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    46 Ratings

    Code quality / cleanliness

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.9
    79%
    44 Ratings

    Admin section

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.1
    81%
    44 Ratings

    Page templates

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.6
    76%
    45 Ratings

    Library of website themes

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.3
    73%
    43 Ratings

    Mobile optimization / responsive design

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.3
    73%
    43 Ratings

    Publishing workflow

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.3
    83%
    43 Ratings

    Form generator

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.8
    78%
    39 Ratings

    Web Content Management

    Curata

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.5

    Joomla

    75%
    Joomla! ranks higher in 5/5 features

    Content taxonomy

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.8
    78%
    44 Ratings

    SEO support

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    44 Ratings

    Bulk management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.2
    72%
    42 Ratings

    Availability / breadth of extensions

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.5
    75%
    45 Ratings

    Community / comment management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    43 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Curata is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend
    • Curata and Joomla! are tied in 1 area: Likelihood to Renew

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.0

    Curata

    80%
    2 Ratings
    7.6

    Joomla

    76%
    68 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    10.0

    Curata

    100%
    1 Rating
    10.0

    Joomla

    100%
    28 Ratings

    Usability

    Curata

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.9

    Joomla

    99%
    7 Ratings

    Availability

    Curata

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.9

    Joomla

    99%
    4 Ratings

    Performance

    Curata

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.8

    Joomla

    78%
    4 Ratings

    Support Rating

    Curata

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    Joomla

    100%
    8 Ratings

    Online Training

    Curata

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0

    Joomla

    80%
    2 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    Curata

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.7

    Joomla

    87%
    6 Ratings

    Product Scalability

    Curata

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.9

    Joomla

    99%
    3 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Curata

    I liked Curata, but it depends on the use case of how it will be used as to how effective it is for someone. If you are trying to curate content it works great. Had I not been so put off by the issue mentioned earlier I would have given more effort to learn the CMS, so I am not sure how effective it really is.
    Shane Adair | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Joomla

    It seems with the release of Joomla! 4 that the weak areas have all been covered. Its always been good for the mid-level small to large business, the blogging was WP, and the large-scale enterprise was probably bespoke. But the new interface is so simple it seems pointless using WP when Joomla! is as easy and can then grow as big as you like.The Workflows feature which allows you to set up work pipelines easily is going to be a boom to any larger enterprise sites.Couples with the new API which I got to see at one of their user groups, is amazing. They were creating articles on one site then another site was taking the feed directly for just certain categories. Really blows your mind what you could do with that and the new workflows.
    Philip Walton | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pros

    Curata

    • Curata is great at curating in content that is relevant to our audience. It is easy to add many different sources to the feed from all around the web and we've really seen Curata "learn" what we see as the most relevant.
    • The microsite we got as part of our Curata subscription is really fantastic. It's very customizable and we've been able to really craft it to suit our needs. There are so many different options available and our Curata rep has been really great with helping us cater each piece to our vision while making helpful suggestions along the way in terms of best practices. Plus, the word processor for publishing blog posts is so easy to use and I've had no issues with it so far unlike many other CMS platforms I've worked with. The Curata microsite is actually going to be replacing our current blog very soon - we love it that much!
    • I've had a great experience with customer service from Curata. Our rep is responsive and helpful and really good about not just answering our concerns but also providing feedback on our processes and giving advice for how we can improve.
    • Search capabilities within the curated content feed are fabulous. This is one area where I found other solutions to be lacking when we were going through the sales process, but Curata really succeeds here. It's extremely easy to find exactly what you're looking for in your content feed.
    Allison Davis | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Joomla

    • We use Joomla to build our websites and web applications because of its incredible intuitiveness and tools to make everything more manageable.
    • Its working environment is quite comfortable for my development team, and its web design resources significantly speed up our work when carrying out web development projects.
    • It allows you to use blocks to create and visually manage websites and divide them into different categories without programming knowledge.
    Sergey Gvozdetskiy | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Cons

    Curata

    • For me the product worked great for what I needed it for, I no longer needed it and was a few days past their renewal date (you have to cancel either 60 or 90 days before the end date of the contract) and they would not work with me. They took the stance of, "Too bad, so sad." They offered me their CMS along with their CCS for this last year, but we never fully used it and was turned off by the lack of customer service initially in this situation...especially after it was a matter of around 10 days or so that I was late.
    • Having to keep reconnecting LinkedIn would throw me off at times.
    • Sometimes the article I was trying to post to WordPress would get hung up and I would need to get a hold of support to help clear the system.
    Shane Adair | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Joomla

    • Because Joomla's user community is smaller than WP, it lacks as many choices from 3rd party developers, meaning it can be a little more difficult to find the right extension for what you need to accomplish
    • Along the same vein, most of the best 3rd-party software for Joomla! is paid
    • Simple features such as Add to Menu and Cache cleaners should be adopted as part of the Joomla! core, though they are available as extensions
    • Joomla! could use a simpler and easier URL rewriting process
    Lisa Keyser | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pricing Details

    Curata

    General

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

    Starting Price

    $699 per Instance (no seat limits)

    Curata Editions & Modules

    Edition
    Curata Software$6991
    1. per Instance (no seat limits)
    Additional Pricing Details
    We have 2 solutions: - Curata CCS content curation software - Curata CMP content marketing platform (e.g., editorial calendar, analytics engine)

    Joomla

    General

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

    Starting Price

    Joomla Editions & Modules

    Additional Pricing Details

    Likelihood to Renew

    Curata

    Curata 10.0
    Based on 1 answer
    For all of the features we loved when we signed on like the microsite and search capabilities and also their customer service, we will very likely renew with Curata. We also really like the evolution we have seen of the solution, just recently a new integration with Marketo (also a vendor of ours) was announced which will be very beneficial to us in optimizing our email newsletters
    Allison Davis | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Joomla

    Joomla 10.0
    Based on 28 answers
    I gave it a rating of 10 because I just love how Joomla! works, how it is set up and how it handles many users. Also it is very fast, and there is no overload on the MySQL database or servers ever.
    Leontine Vandermeer | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Usability

    Curata

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Joomla

    Joomla 9.9
    Based on 7 answers
    Joomla! 3.x is easily installed either manually or via a script provided by your host. It contains most of the tools needed to begin creating websites right from the start. Those features that it doesn't have are easily installed via links and buttons from the thousands of extensions available in the community
    Rita Lewis | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Performance

    Curata

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Joomla

    Joomla 7.8
    Based on 4 answers
    Today's Modern Joomla performs very well and is robust and durable. The pages load faster than they ever did in the past and Modern Joomla's integration into other software or systems has become seamless. Modern Joomla sites will last long and will stay running forever.
    James Fauria | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Support Rating

    Curata

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Joomla

    Joomla 10.0
    Based on 8 answers
    Between the core Joomla developers who are excellent at answering questions and providing support, you have a whole community of developers who work with Joomla and are happy to help fellow developers out answering questions and supporting the Joomla project. Out of the many communities I am involved in for open-source software, Joomla's community is by far the best.
    Jen Garfinkel-Canseco | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Online Training

    Curata

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Joomla

    Joomla 8.0
    Based on 2 answers
    It is good if you know Joomla! if not it can get a bit confusing
    Johann Joubert | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Implementation Rating

    Curata

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Joomla

    Joomla 8.7
    Based on 6 answers
    Joomla has gone through tremendous growing pains. It is now better than ever. But before, when it was going from 1.5-2.5, the templates and plugins would break over and over again. If you don't understand what Joomla was trying to do back then, you might have a bad attitude toward it. Today, those pains are over and things don't break like they used to during that time period.
    James Fauria | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Alternatives Considered

    Curata

    We closely considered Rallyverse before deciding on Curata. Rallyverse had superior social sharing capabilities, but Curata's microsite and email newsletter features plus the infinite content source and feed search capabilities far outweighed what Rallyverse has to offer at this time. We are very happy with our decision
    Allison Davis | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Joomla

    We tested other platforms like WordPress, Magento and some local CMS. 
    But Joomla offered us better resources for generating content.
    Joomla is a CMS suitable for many types of projects, especially if you have several people editing content at the same time.
    It allows you to maintain visual standardization and offers many options for working with images.
    With its ability to control access to different articles, categories or even different components, it is a great tool, even if they are managed by different people.
    Fernanda Ministerio | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Return on Investment

    Curata

    • I would say neutral for us, but more so because of how we were using it and it being a stop-gap fix for us.
    Shane Adair | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Joomla

    • Joomla has reduced our costs of rolling out a new website because it uses less developer time and can be rolled out by individual users as needed.
    • Joomla has a lot of extensions and add-ons that make it easy to create and implement advanced solutions quickly.
    Miles Szkoda | TrustRadius Reviewer

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