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Score 7.3 out of 100
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Score 9.4 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Content Publishing

    7.5

    Curata

    75%

    MODX

    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%

    MODX

    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
    9.8

    MODX

    98%
    MODX ranks higher in 1/1 features

    Role-based user permissions

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.8
    98%
    3 Ratings

    Platform & Infrastructure

    Curata

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.0

    MODX

    80%
    MODX ranks higher in 2/2 features

    API

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.2
    62%
    3 Ratings

    Internationalization / multi-language

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.9
    99%
    2 Ratings

    Web Content Creation

    Curata

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    9.3

    MODX

    93%
    MODX ranks higher in 8/8 features

    WYSIWYG editor

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.6
    96%
    3 Ratings

    Code quality / cleanliness

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.8
    98%
    3 Ratings

    Admin section

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.9
    89%
    3 Ratings

    Page templates

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.8
    98%
    3 Ratings

    Library of website themes

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    3 Ratings

    Mobile optimization / responsive design

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.9
    99%
    3 Ratings

    Publishing workflow

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.8
    98%
    3 Ratings

    Form generator

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.9
    99%
    3 Ratings

    Web Content Management

    Curata

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    9.5

    MODX

    95%
    MODX ranks higher in 5/5 features

    Content taxonomy

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.8
    98%
    3 Ratings

    SEO support

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.9
    99%
    3 Ratings

    Bulk management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.9
    89%
    3 Ratings

    Availability / breadth of extensions

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.9
    89%
    3 Ratings

    Community / comment management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.9
    99%
    3 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

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

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.0

    Curata

    80%
    2 Ratings
    9.8

    MODX

    98%
    3 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    10.0

    Curata

    100%
    1 Rating
    10.0

    MODX

    100%
    1 Rating

    Usability

    Curata

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    MODX

    100%
    1 Rating

    Availability

    Curata

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    MODX

    100%
    1 Rating

    Performance

    Curata

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    MODX

    100%
    1 Rating

    Support Rating

    Curata

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    MODX

    100%
    1 Rating

    Implementation Rating

    Curata

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    MODX

    100%
    1 Rating

    Product Scalability

    Curata

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    MODX

    100%
    1 Rating

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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)

    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

    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

    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

    Curata

    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

    Curata

    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

    Curata

    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

    Curata

    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

    Curata

    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

    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

    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

    Curata

    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

    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

    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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