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Score 6.4 out of 100

Joomla

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Score 7.5 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

HCL Digital Experience (formerly IBM WebSphere Portal & Web Content Manager)

If the idea is to have a content driven site with a robust security this is a great product. But if the idea is to have a more angular look and feel and take advantage of the modern front end developments this falls short in multiple levels.
parthasarathy ragavan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Joomla

Using Joomla!, you don't need to be a web development expert to build the most creative websites; it provides everything you need and is quite intuitive. Most tasks can be easily accomplished using Joomla! modules. The benefits of Joomla! include learning site analysis, metadata, structure, and navigation to create a professional website. It's worth it.
Sergey Gvozdetskiy | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Security

HCL Digital Experience (formerly IBM WebSphere Portal & Web Content Manager)
Joomla
8.2
Role-based user permissions
HCL Digital Experience (formerly IBM WebSphere Portal & Web Content Manager)
Joomla
8.2

Platform & Infrastructure

HCL Digital Experience (formerly IBM WebSphere Portal & Web Content Manager)
Joomla
7.8
API
HCL Digital Experience (formerly IBM WebSphere Portal & Web Content Manager)
Joomla
7.5
Internationalization / multi-language
HCL Digital Experience (formerly IBM WebSphere Portal & Web Content Manager)
Joomla
8.1

Web Content Creation

HCL Digital Experience (formerly IBM WebSphere Portal & Web Content Manager)
Joomla
7.5
WYSIWYG editor
HCL Digital Experience (formerly IBM WebSphere Portal & Web Content Manager)
Joomla
7.2
Code quality / cleanliness
HCL Digital Experience (formerly IBM WebSphere Portal & Web Content Manager)
Joomla
7.7
Admin section
HCL Digital Experience (formerly IBM WebSphere Portal & Web Content Manager)
Joomla
8.1
Page templates
HCL Digital Experience (formerly IBM WebSphere Portal & Web Content Manager)
Joomla
7.3
Library of website themes
HCL Digital Experience (formerly IBM WebSphere Portal & Web Content Manager)
Joomla
7.3
Mobile optimization / responsive design
HCL Digital Experience (formerly IBM WebSphere Portal & Web Content Manager)
Joomla
7.5
Publishing workflow
HCL Digital Experience (formerly IBM WebSphere Portal & Web Content Manager)
Joomla
7.5
Form generator
HCL Digital Experience (formerly IBM WebSphere Portal & Web Content Manager)
Joomla
7.8

Web Content Management

HCL Digital Experience (formerly IBM WebSphere Portal & Web Content Manager)
Joomla
7.5
Content taxonomy
HCL Digital Experience (formerly IBM WebSphere Portal & Web Content Manager)
Joomla
7.8
SEO support
HCL Digital Experience (formerly IBM WebSphere Portal & Web Content Manager)
Joomla
7.2
Bulk management
HCL Digital Experience (formerly IBM WebSphere Portal & Web Content Manager)
Joomla
7.3
Availability / breadth of extensions
HCL Digital Experience (formerly IBM WebSphere Portal & Web Content Manager)
Joomla
7.3
Community / comment management
HCL Digital Experience (formerly IBM WebSphere Portal & Web Content Manager)
Joomla
7.8

Pros

HCL Digital Experience (formerly IBM WebSphere Portal & Web Content Manager)

  • With Version 8.5, IBM Web Content Manager introduced in place editing capabilities which allow authors to make content edits on sections of the page instead of going to the content itself. This feature allows authors to make changes in context of the page and preview changes within the actual look and feel of a live page.
  • Projects provide a collaborative atmosphere for the author community so that authors can interact and work as a team to manage inter-dependent content changes under one project and publish all changes at once, instead of working separately on individual content changes. This brings awareness across authors in an organization and easy knowledge share.
  • IBM Digital Data Connector is a cool feature that allows [users] to integrate external content sources onto the portal using IBM Web Content Manager presentation components. This allows UI/UX designers to present integrated external data in any manner they want, manage UI changes with an underlying approval process and leverage syndication to push changes live immediately.
  • IBM Web Content Manager offers a targeted content feature that allows business users to deliver personalized content to customers based on customer demographic information, browsing history and other transaction related information. Any rules created follow the publishing process thereby making it just a configurable item resulting in less turn around to turn on the feature on a website.
  • IBM Web Content Manager offers 'multi lingual solution' out of the box which allows content creation for almost all popular languages.
  • Syndication feature has improved a lot and it now provides a detailed views comprising of 'failed items', 'items that have syndicated successfully, 'items in queue'. Failed items view provides detailed and clear cut information of what resulted in failure helping IT to troubleshoot problems easily.
Sowmyamaruthi Lattala | TrustRadius Reviewer

Joomla

  • Multiple templates assigned on a page-level basis allow fine-grained control of your site design
  • Excellent ACL out-of-the-box means you can have a mutli-user website up and running without needing to install anything additional
  • Straightforward control panel and useful help features and documentation make it easy for people to manage their own websites
Lisa Keyser | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

HCL Digital Experience (formerly IBM WebSphere Portal & Web Content Manager)

  • IBM Web Content Manager should provide some easily usable connectors through a GUI to connect to bring content from custom data sources including connecting to Salesforce and custom databases.
  • Should further optimize and enhance creation of rich and responsive content driven UIs on various digital channels.
  • Should further optimize and enhance content personalization features.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Joomla

  • Updating was never as seamless/easy as it seems to be with Wordpress. Obviously we accounted for this with our own workflow/methods, but I remember whenever we did WordPress updates it always seemed a breeze compared to the time/energy involved with a Joomla update/upgrade.
  • For a while (I think this has changed some) Joomla left itself open to attacks when administrators were not as well versed as they should be. There were developer additions that did security checks/audits for you, but the CMS was the subject of a lot of attacks when left in the hands of our clients for a long time (who had changed permissions to make editing easier/convenient). Ideally the CMS would have been more restrictive on some of these things to prevent easy abuse. Obviously this is more the fault of the misinformed/human then the CMS, but it could have been more dummy-proof.
  • No native versioning. There are some community extensions that add this functionality, but they pale in comparison to the versioning plugins of other CMS's (WordPress specifically). Again this was some time ago and in our experience, it could have changed by now.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

HCL Digital Experience (formerly IBM WebSphere Portal & Web Content Manager)

HCL Digital Experience (formerly IBM WebSphere Portal & Web Content Manager) 5.7
Based on 6 answers
IBM products always moves forward to adapt to new requirements and technologies. I have used versions 6, 6.1, 7 and 8 of IBM WCM, and I know IBM is ready to revamp the tool based on emerging needs, and still provide the capabilities to migrate your old system to the newer versions.
Arwa Nababteh | 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

HCL Digital Experience (formerly IBM WebSphere Portal & Web Content Manager)

HCL Digital Experience (formerly IBM WebSphere Portal & Web Content Manager) 9.0
Based on 2 answers
New versions has increased user experience facilitating usability.
Alvaro Pariente Alonso | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

HCL Digital Experience (formerly IBM WebSphere Portal & Web Content Manager)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Joomla

Joomla 7.8
Based on 2 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

HCL Digital Experience (formerly IBM WebSphere Portal & Web Content Manager)

HCL Digital Experience (formerly IBM WebSphere Portal & Web Content Manager) 7.0
Based on 1 answer
We had some issues related with performing and the support was suitable and sucessful.
Alvaro Pariente Alonso | TrustRadius Reviewer

Joomla

Joomla 10.0
Based on 4 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

Implementation Rating

HCL Digital Experience (formerly IBM WebSphere Portal & Web Content Manager)

HCL Digital Experience (formerly IBM WebSphere Portal & Web Content Manager) 7.0
Based on 1 answer
Implementation was successful due to Websphere application server used.
Alvaro Pariente Alonso | TrustRadius Reviewer

Joomla

Joomla 8.7
Based on 3 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

HCL Digital Experience (formerly IBM WebSphere Portal & Web Content Manager)

Magento and Prestashop are E-commerce CMS platforms. They are used in a different scale of application than WCM.
Concerning Joomla, it's a useful CMS forsmaller website. Once again this is an other scale of application than WCMLiveray can compete WCM 7 concerning the :¤ specific development¤ security¤ responsive
Julien Diet | 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

HCL Digital Experience (formerly IBM WebSphere Portal & Web Content Manager)

  • Negative: Very complex architecture for on-premise deployments (too many servers to installed)
  • Positive: Easy customization
  • Negative: Architecture limited to cloud solutions
  • WCM is an old product and needs an update
  • Blog, and community are not integrated in Digital Manager for discussion
  • Templates are not available to integrate basic services (FileNet, more complex BPM , e-commerce)
Jean-Luc Taillandier | 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

Pricing Details

HCL Digital Experience (formerly IBM WebSphere Portal & Web Content Manager)

General

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

Joomla

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

HCL Digital Experience (formerly IBM WebSphere Portal & Web Content Manager)
5.0
Joomla
7.8

Likelihood to Renew

HCL Digital Experience (formerly IBM WebSphere Portal & Web Content Manager)
5.7
Joomla
10.0

Usability

HCL Digital Experience (formerly IBM WebSphere Portal & Web Content Manager)
9.0
Joomla
9.9

Reliability and Availability

HCL Digital Experience (formerly IBM WebSphere Portal & Web Content Manager)
Joomla
9.9

Performance

HCL Digital Experience (formerly IBM WebSphere Portal & Web Content Manager)
Joomla
7.8

Support Rating

HCL Digital Experience (formerly IBM WebSphere Portal & Web Content Manager)
7.0
Joomla
10.0

Online Training

HCL Digital Experience (formerly IBM WebSphere Portal & Web Content Manager)
Joomla
6.0

Implementation Rating

HCL Digital Experience (formerly IBM WebSphere Portal & Web Content Manager)
7.0
Joomla
8.7

Scalability

HCL Digital Experience (formerly IBM WebSphere Portal & Web Content Manager)
9.0
Joomla
9.9

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