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Score 7.3 out of 100

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Score 8.5 out of 100

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

I only have minor complaints. I create and curate content for our site, and it's been easy to learn and get the functionality I need. I work in the site daily, and for the daily needs we have -- embedding video, photo galleries, stories, etc. -- [WordPress] handles the content and load well. The media component is well-designed and easy to navigate.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Content Publishing

Curata
7.5
WordPress
Content hub
Curata
7.0
WordPress
Content distribution
Curata
8.0
WordPress

Content Reporting & Analytics

Curata
8.5
WordPress
Closed-loop tracking and reporting
Curata
8.0
WordPress
Content performance analytics
Curata
9.0
WordPress

Security

Curata
WordPress
8.5
Role-based user permissions
Curata
WordPress
8.5

Platform & Infrastructure

Curata
WordPress
8.4
API
Curata
WordPress
8.5
Internationalization / multi-language
Curata
WordPress
8.3

Web Content Creation

Curata
WordPress
8.3
WYSIWYG editor
Curata
WordPress
8.3
Code quality / cleanliness
Curata
WordPress
8.0
Admin section
Curata
WordPress
8.4
Page templates
Curata
WordPress
8.1
Library of website themes
Curata
WordPress
8.8
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Curata
WordPress
8.2
Publishing workflow
Curata
WordPress
8.6
Form generator
Curata
WordPress
7.7

Web Content Management

Curata
WordPress
8.4
Content taxonomy
Curata
WordPress
8.7
SEO support
Curata
WordPress
8.0
Bulk management
Curata
WordPress
7.5
Availability / breadth of extensions
Curata
WordPress
9.2
Community / comment management
Curata
WordPress
8.7

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

  • Simple to use with only a basic understanding of web development needed for many tasks.
  • The availability of plugins means that anything we need to do, there is a plugin for it. For basic things, the plugins are free. For more advanced things, there is a cost but it is affordable in most cases.
  • Adaptability with third-party resources means that our sites will not conflict negatively with different browsers, devices, and other alternative platforms.
  • There are an unlimited number of designs and elements and more are being created every day.
David Fox | 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

  • Some plug-in integration could use improvement, though that is likely a concern external developers need to address.
  • Seeing past drafts of posts or overwriting a previous saved post can sometimes be cumbersome and nevre-wracking.
  • It can be extremely difficult to address problems, as there often can be, when updates are made automatically and access to the backend is gone.
Ashley Mumm | TrustRadius Reviewer

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 8.8
Based on 38 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 8.5
Based on 17 answers
The quality of WordPress and ease of use is not comparable to other platforms. It's ideal that WordPress can be managed from any computer and mobile device since it's browser-based. Often with new software, I find there to be a significant steep learning curve; however, with WordPress it's relatively intuitive and there's plenty of available tutorials.
Tory Robinson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Curata

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

WordPress

WordPress 9.5
Based on 3 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 2 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 8.4
Based on 15 answers
There are forums for WordPress along with the Subreddit. I understand that this is an open-source product so they don't have a company supported helpline (which isn't feasible). It is a bit of a pain trying to Google the right solution for getting help from other experts. However, the support is pretty adequate as there are plenty of resources out there.
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 11 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

I have used Weebly and local web hosting software, and for a small scale site, they were appropriate. With the size of our online store (over 1,000 products), however, WordPress was the obvious choice! We decided to use WordPress when we opened our store several years ago, and we have never looked back! It handles our site with ease and has grown right along with us. We couldn't be more satisfied!
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 has given us a powerful, versatile website, and the ability to add the numerous needed plugins to give our company a strong web presence in our local community.
  • WordPress has made it easy to reach new people and get them through the door.
Darien Chaffart | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Curata

General

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

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

WordPress Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

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