Curata vs. WordPress

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Curata
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
Curata's content marketing platform (Curata CMP) enables more efficient content creation with greater impact on pipeline. According to the vendor, this solution enables users to: Analyze marketing and sales pipeline impact: Instantly access content metrics such as leads generated/touched and sales opportunities generated/touched by gated, un-gated and off-site content. Streamline content production: An easy to use editorial calendar to keep your team on the same page and…
$699
per Instance (no seat limits)
WordPress
Score 8.5 out of 10
N/A
Wordpress is an open-source publishing platform popular with bloggers, and a content management system, known for its simplicity and modifiability. Websites may host their own blogging communities, controlling and moderating content from a single dashboard.N/A
Pricing
CurataWordPress
Editions & Modules
Curata Software
$699
per Instance (no seat limits)
No answers on this topic
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
CurataWordPress
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsWe have 2 solutions: - Curata CCS content curation software - Curata CMP content marketing platform (e.g., editorial calendar, analytics engine)
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Features
CurataWordPress
Content Creation
Comparison of Content Creation features of Product A and Product B
Curata
8.3
1 Ratings
3% above category average
WordPress
-
Ratings
Ideation8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Approval workflows8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Content collaboration9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Content calendar8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Content Publishing
Comparison of Content Publishing features of Product A and Product B
Curata
8.0
2 Ratings
2% below category average
WordPress
-
Ratings
Content hub8.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Embedded CTAs8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Content distribution8.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Content promotion8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Content automation8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Content Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Content Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Curata
8.3
2 Ratings
7% above category average
WordPress
-
Ratings
Closed-loop tracking and reporting8.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Content performance analytics9.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Campaign optimization dashboard8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Competitive analytics8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
Curata
-
Ratings
WordPress
8.2
127 Ratings
2% above category average
Role-based user permissions00 Ratings8.2127 Ratings
Platform & Infrastructure
Comparison of Platform & Infrastructure features of Product A and Product B
Curata
-
Ratings
WordPress
6.5
104 Ratings
17% below category average
API00 Ratings6.394 Ratings
Internationalization / multi-language00 Ratings6.779 Ratings
Web Content Creation
Comparison of Web Content Creation features of Product A and Product B
Curata
-
Ratings
WordPress
8.1
133 Ratings
6% above category average
WYSIWYG editor00 Ratings8.3120 Ratings
Code quality / cleanliness00 Ratings7.4121 Ratings
Admin section00 Ratings8.6131 Ratings
Page templates00 Ratings8.3128 Ratings
Library of website themes00 Ratings8.5130 Ratings
Mobile optimization / responsive design00 Ratings8.6129 Ratings
Publishing workflow00 Ratings8.5125 Ratings
Form generator00 Ratings6.3104 Ratings
Web Content Management
Comparison of Web Content Management features of Product A and Product B
Curata
-
Ratings
WordPress
7.9
131 Ratings
7% above category average
Content taxonomy00 Ratings7.0113 Ratings
SEO support00 Ratings8.3118 Ratings
Bulk management00 Ratings7.5100 Ratings
Availability / breadth of extensions00 Ratings8.5121 Ratings
Community / comment management00 Ratings8.5120 Ratings
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User Ratings
CurataWordPress
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(3 ratings)
9.0
(169 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
10.0
(1 ratings)
9.4
(36 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
9.6
(16 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
9.5
(3 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
8.6
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(10 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(9 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(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
CurataWordPress
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.
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Automattic
If your business relies heavily on content creation, and particularly on blog posts, then WordPress is really the best option you have. But if you don't have a blog, you only need static pages, or you want to build an eCommerce site, then you might want to explore other alternatives.
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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.
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Automattic
  • WordPress is incredibly easy to set up and get running with little to no technical knowledge. Most web hosts will do it for you, since it's so easy.
  • With thousands of themes available for free and for low cost, WordPress can accommodate any design you can imagine.
  • The community behind WordPress is generous, and there are loads of educational opportunities both online and in person to learn and connect with other users.
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Cons
Curata
  • more subscription plans as not all people need all features.
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Automattic
  • WordPress breaks often so you need to have someone who understands how to troubleshoot, which can take time and money.
  • Some plugins are easier to customize than others, for example, some don't require any coding knowledge while others do. This can limit your project if you are not a coder.
  • WordPress can be easily hacked, so you also need someone who can ensure your sites are secure.
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Likelihood to Renew
Curata
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
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Automattic
My rating is based on the knowledge I have of the community that WordPress has had built around it for years now. It's as solid as it comes when you talk about community involvement and expansion. There's no other CMS out there that can match-up with it, hands down.
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Usability
Curata
No answers on this topic
Automattic
It's a sophisticated but easy to use piece of software. Many of the content addition pieces are familiar from other pieces of software so there isn't a huge learning curve. And for new areas, there is a lot of info on WordPress.org as well as other WordPress help sites.
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Reliability and Availability
Curata
No answers on this topic
Automattic
Anyone can visit WordPress.org and download a fully functional copy of WordPress free of charge. Additionally, WordPress is offered to users as open-source software, which means that anyone can customize the code to create new applications and make these available to other WordPress users.
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Performance
Curata
No answers on this topic
Automattic
Mostly, any performance issues have to do with using too many plugins and these can sometimes slow down the overall performance of your site. It is very tempting to start adding lots of plugins to your WordPress site, however, as there are thousands of great plugins to choose from and so many of them help you do amazing things on your site. If you begin to notice performance issues with your WordPress site (e.g. pages being slow to load), there are ways to optimize the performance of your site, but this requires learning the process. WordPress users can learn how to optimize their WordPress sites by downloading the WPTrainMe WordPress training plugin (WPTrainMe.com) and going through the detailed step-by-step WordPress optimization tutorials.
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Support Rating
Curata
No answers on this topic
Automattic
WordPress itself only has community service so your experience will depend on where you turn. Online, through forums and community boards, support is rudimentary but effective. You can easily turn to your local community and find exceptional individuals who know and use WordPress regularly for more advanced, inexpensive, support. I'm rating this less than 10 because of the lack of any formal support provided by a company.
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In-Person Training
Curata
No answers on this topic
Automattic
Varies by the person providing training. High marks as it's incredibly easy to find experienced individuals in your community to provide training on any aspect of WordPress from content marketing, SEO, plugin development, theme design, etc. Less than 10 though as the training is community based and expectations for a session you find may fall short.
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Online Training
Curata
No answers on this topic
Automattic
It is very easy to find online resources to learn how to do just about anything with WordPress.
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Implementation Rating
Curata
No answers on this topic
Automattic
WordPress is not a great solution if you have: 1) A larger site with performance / availability requirements. 2) Multiple types of content you want to share - each with its own underlying data structure. 3) Multiple sites you need to manage. For very small sites where these needs are not paramount, WordPress is a decent solution
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Alternatives Considered
Curata
The main difference that made me choose Curata over Percolate is that it is not complex. Curata is easier to set up, to use, and to manage. It does not involve any complicated configuration to get the content and data you need. Curata technical support is amazing, to say the least. I am not an expert in the technical stuff, but I feel assured their team can help me out when I have an issue
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Automattic
We have considered and operated within Shopify and Squarespace. Both serve their purpose for niche clients, but we do recommend WordPress as being the superior option. We find that WordPress is easier to use and offers maximum scalability while the others are more challenging to design, code, configure and launch.
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Scalability
Curata
No answers on this topic
Automattic
WordPress is completely scalable. You can get started immediately with a very simple "out-of-the box" WordPress installation and then add whatever functionality you need as and when you need it, and continue expanding. Often we will create various WordPress sites on the same domain to handle different aspects of our strategy (e.g. one site for the sales pages, product information and/or a marketing blog, another for delivering products securely through a private membership site, and another for running an affiliate program or other application), and then ties all of these sites together using a common theme and links on each of the site's menus. Additionally, WordPress offers a multisite function that allows organizations and institutions to manage networks of sites managed by separate individual site owners, but centrally administered by the parent organization. You can also expand WordPress into a social networking or community site, forums, etc. The same scalability applies to web design. You can start with a simple design and then scale things up to display sites with amazing visual features, including animations and video effects, sliding images and animated product image galleries, elements that appear and fade from visitor browsers, etc. The scaling possibilities of WordPress are truly endless.
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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.
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Automattic
  • WordPress helps us reduce website management costs because we can oversee updates in-house.
  • WordPress is easy to use, reducing the amount of time we spend on website management.
  • The ease of use enables us to offer website management for clients, helping us grow our capabilities/business.
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ScreenShots

Curata Screenshots

Screenshot of Curata CMP content marketing platform:  Editorial calendar to optimize content production.Screenshot of Curata CMP content marketing platform:  Analytics engine to determine what content works. (simple integration with Google Analytics, marketing automation systems and Salesforce.com.Screenshot of Curata CMP content marketing platform:  Analytics engine to determine what content works. (simple integration with Google Analytics, marketing automation systems and Salesforce.com.Screenshot of Curata CCS content curation software: Complement your created content with curated content to help fuel your content marketing engine.