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Score 7.3 out of 100

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Score 8.6 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Content Publishing

    7.5

    Curata

    75%

    WordPress

    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%

    WordPress

    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
    8.4

    WordPress

    84%
    WordPress ranks higher in 1/1 features

    Role-based user permissions

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.4
    84%
    125 Ratings

    Platform & Infrastructure

    Curata

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.3

    WordPress

    83%
    WordPress ranks higher in 2/2 features

    API

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.3
    83%
    91 Ratings

    Internationalization / multi-language

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.4
    84%
    77 Ratings

    Web Content Creation

    Curata

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.2

    WordPress

    82%
    WordPress ranks higher in 8/8 features

    WYSIWYG editor

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.1
    81%
    118 Ratings

    Code quality / cleanliness

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.8
    78%
    120 Ratings

    Admin section

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    129 Ratings

    Page templates

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.3
    83%
    126 Ratings

    Library of website themes

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.8
    88%
    128 Ratings

    Mobile optimization / responsive design

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.5
    85%
    127 Ratings

    Publishing workflow

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.4
    84%
    124 Ratings

    Form generator

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.6
    76%
    105 Ratings

    Web Content Management

    Curata

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.4

    WordPress

    84%
    WordPress ranks higher in 5/5 features

    Content taxonomy

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    111 Ratings

    SEO support

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    116 Ratings

    Bulk management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.8
    78%
    99 Ratings

    Availability / breadth of extensions

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.3
    93%
    120 Ratings

    Community / comment management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.6
    86%
    119 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Curata is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Renew
    • WordPress is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.0

    Curata

    80%
    2 Ratings
    8.9

    WordPress

    89%
    167 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    10.0

    Curata

    100%
    1 Rating
    8.1

    WordPress

    81%
    37 Ratings

    Usability

    Curata

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.2

    WordPress

    92%
    17 Ratings

    Availability

    Curata

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.5

    WordPress

    95%
    6 Ratings

    Performance

    Curata

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.6

    WordPress

    86%
    4 Ratings

    Support Rating

    Curata

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.5

    WordPress

    65%
    21 Ratings

    In-Person Training

    Curata

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0

    WordPress

    70%
    1 Rating

    Online Training

    Curata

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    WordPress

    100%
    1 Rating

    Implementation Rating

    Curata

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0

    WordPress

    90%
    18 Ratings

    Product Scalability

    Curata

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    WordPress

    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

    WordPress

    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.
    Sebastian Correa Marsico | 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

    WordPress

    • 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.
    Lisa Keyser | 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

    WordPress

    • 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.
    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)

    WordPress

    General

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

    Starting Price

    WordPress 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

    WordPress

    WordPress 8.1
    Based on 37 answers
    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.
    Mathew Riexinger | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Usability

    Curata

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    WordPress

    WordPress 9.2
    Based on 17 answers
    I give it an 8 rating because it's a great piece of open-source software that can be customized easily. There is an ease of use and the customizations are a treat. There are a lot of themes to choose from (though paid themes are the best as they provide more support).
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Reliability and Availability

    Curata

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    WordPress

    WordPress 9.5
    Based on 6 answers
    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.
    Martin Aranovitch | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Performance

    Curata

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    WordPress

    WordPress 8.6
    Based on 4 answers
    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.
    Martin Aranovitch | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Support Rating

    Curata

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    WordPress

    WordPress 6.5
    Based on 21 answers
    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.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    In-Person Training

    Curata

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    WordPress

    WordPress 7.0
    Based on 1 answer
    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.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Online Training

    Curata

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    WordPress

    WordPress 10.0
    Based on 1 answer
    It is very easy to find online resources to learn how to do just about anything with WordPress.
    Lori Berkowitz | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Implementation Rating

    Curata

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    WordPress

    WordPress 9.0
    Based on 18 answers
    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
    Anonymous | 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

    WordPress

    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.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Scalability

    Curata

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    WordPress

    WordPress 10.0
    Based on 1 answer
    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.
    Martin Aranovitch | 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

    WordPress

    • 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.
    Jess Messenger | TrustRadius Reviewer

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