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Score 7.4 out of 100
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Score 8.8 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Security

    8.0

    Joomla

    80%

    Progress Sitefinity

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Joomla! ranks higher in 1/1 features

    Role-based user permissions

    8.0
    80%
    44 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Platform & Infrastructure

    7.7

    Joomla

    77%

    Progress Sitefinity

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Joomla! ranks higher in 2/2 features

    API

    7.4
    74%
    39 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Internationalization / multi-language

    8.0
    80%
    40 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Web Content Creation

    7.7

    Joomla

    77%

    Progress Sitefinity

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Joomla! ranks higher in 8/8 features

    WYSIWYG editor

    7.0
    70%
    46 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Code quality / cleanliness

    7.9
    79%
    44 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Admin section

    8.1
    81%
    44 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Page templates

    7.6
    76%
    45 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Library of website themes

    7.3
    73%
    43 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Mobile optimization / responsive design

    7.3
    73%
    43 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Publishing workflow

    8.3
    83%
    43 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Form generator

    7.8
    78%
    39 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Web Content Management

    7.5

    Joomla

    75%

    Progress Sitefinity

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Joomla! ranks higher in 5/5 features

    Content taxonomy

    7.8
    78%
    44 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    SEO support

    7.0
    70%
    44 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Bulk management

    7.2
    72%
    42 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Availability / breadth of extensions

    7.5
    75%
    45 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Community / comment management

    8.0
    80%
    43 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Joomla! is rated higher in 8 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Likelihood to Renew, Usability, Availability, Performance, Support Rating, Implementation Rating, Product Scalability

    Likelihood to Recommend

    7.6

    Joomla

    76%
    68 Ratings
    7.5

    Progress Sitefinity

    75%
    172 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    10.0

    Joomla

    100%
    28 Ratings
    7.2

    Progress Sitefinity

    72%
    7 Ratings

    Usability

    9.9

    Joomla

    99%
    7 Ratings
    8.8

    Progress Sitefinity

    88%
    10 Ratings

    Availability

    9.9

    Joomla

    99%
    4 Ratings
    8.2

    Progress Sitefinity

    82%
    2 Ratings

    Performance

    7.8

    Joomla

    78%
    4 Ratings
    5.5

    Progress Sitefinity

    55%
    2 Ratings

    Support Rating

    10.0

    Joomla

    100%
    8 Ratings
    8.8

    Progress Sitefinity

    88%
    11 Ratings

    Online Training

    8.0

    Joomla

    80%
    2 Ratings

    Progress Sitefinity

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    8.7

    Joomla

    87%
    6 Ratings
    4.6

    Progress Sitefinity

    46%
    8 Ratings

    Product Scalability

    9.9

    Joomla

    99%
    3 Ratings
    4.5

    Progress Sitefinity

    45%
    1 Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Joomla

    It seems with the release of Joomla! 4 that the weak areas have all been covered. Its always been good for the mid-level small to large business, the blogging was WP, and the large-scale enterprise was probably bespoke. But the new interface is so simple it seems pointless using WP when Joomla! is as easy and can then grow as big as you like.The Workflows feature which allows you to set up work pipelines easily is going to be a boom to any larger enterprise sites.Couples with the new API which I got to see at one of their user groups, is amazing. They were creating articles on one site then another site was taking the feed directly for just certain categories. Really blows your mind what you could do with that and the new workflows.
    Philip Walton | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Progress Sitefinity

    Progress Sitefinity remains a little heavyweight for sites that require basic text content, or a limited number of pages. However, its flexibility (including the range of different content types if supports) make it a good choice for any organization requiring advanced content management capabilities at an affordable price.
    Justin Cawthorne | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pros

    Joomla

    • We use Joomla to build our websites and web applications because of its incredible intuitiveness and tools to make everything more manageable.
    • Its working environment is quite comfortable for my development team, and its web design resources significantly speed up our work when carrying out web development projects.
    • It allows you to use blocks to create and visually manage websites and divide them into different categories without programming knowledge.
    Sergey Gvozdetskiy | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Progress Sitefinity

    • 'Low-code structured content' (dynamic content types) is one of Sitefinity's most powerful features that allows you to structure content according to business needs, while at the same time dampening editorial freedom to ensure accessibility, meta enhancement, SEO and API consumption can be achieved.
    • Sitefinity's content provider model allows us to flexibly (by means of admin interface) easily aggregate or separate content sharing within a multi-site instance.
    • This proofs particularly powerful in emerging situations where there suddenly is a demand for content sharing across countries or regions.
    • Adaptability at its core.
    • While there's never a perfect fit for everything, it allows for easy code customization and extension being a .NET application at heart. Giving it a corporate edge over other custom solutions, whether it is on the development side or deployment side (on premise, IaaS or Azure DevOps Paas). And it has enabled us to put the system to use in its core feature - which is to manage content, where on other occasions we were able to take full advantage of its features such as A/B testing and personalization.
    Jochem Bökkers | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Cons

    Joomla

    • Because Joomla's user community is smaller than WP, it lacks as many choices from 3rd party developers, meaning it can be a little more difficult to find the right extension for what you need to accomplish
    • Along the same vein, most of the best 3rd-party software for Joomla! is paid
    • Simple features such as Add to Menu and Cache cleaners should be adopted as part of the Joomla! core, though they are available as extensions
    • Joomla! could use a simpler and easier URL rewriting process
    Lisa Keyser | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Progress Sitefinity

    • Diagram or illustrate more use cases for server setups, and managing of upgrades.
    • I'd like to see the ability to synchronize from one server to multiple others at once.
    • Implementation assistance as part of the purchase rather than farming out to 3rd party, although they did answer every question we asked in order to determine our best architecture setup.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pricing Details

    Joomla

    General

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

    Starting Price

    Progress Sitefinity

    General

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

    Starting Price

    Likelihood to Renew

    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

    Progress Sitefinity

    Progress Sitefinity 7.2
    Based on 7 answers
    Pricing makes this a no brainer. Not the best CMS, but with work arounds and some fumbling around we are able to make it do what we want it to do
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Usability

    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

    Progress Sitefinity

    Progress Sitefinity 8.8
    Based on 10 answers
    Very big fan of this CMS, as it allows scalability, performance, and everything else. The support is great whenever we need it. As a marketer, the digital/marketing side of things is very easy to use and we've seen strong results from an SEO and marketing perspective. I can't speak to the developer/creative side too much, but in talking with these teams, they do recommend the tool as well.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Reliability and Availability

    Joomla

    Joomla 9.9
    Based on 4 answers
    No answer on this topic is available.

    Progress Sitefinity

    Progress Sitefinity 8.2
    Based on 2 answers
    Has been solid for us on availability
    Kelly Martinez | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Performance

    Joomla

    Joomla 7.8
    Based on 4 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

    Progress Sitefinity

    Progress Sitefinity 5.5
    Based on 2 answers
    A bit sluggish sometimes as the compiler works.
    Kelly Martinez | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Support Rating

    Joomla

    Joomla 10.0
    Based on 8 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

    Progress Sitefinity

    Progress Sitefinity 8.8
    Based on 11 answers
    Support can be pretty good, even though, depending on the level of licensing, it can take longer to hear back from their team. They do have a phone option, which works well. Overall, they are knowledgeable, and helpful when needed. At times, support is able to access the system directly and troubleshoot critical items when needed.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Online Training

    Joomla

    Joomla 8.0
    Based on 2 answers
    It is good if you know Joomla! if not it can get a bit confusing
    Johann Joubert | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Progress Sitefinity

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Implementation Rating

    Joomla

    Joomla 8.7
    Based on 6 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

    Progress Sitefinity

    Progress Sitefinity 4.6
    Based on 8 answers
    N/A - I was not part of the implementation team. We have had this internally for over 5 years. Based on my experience, ensure that you have documentation on the initial implementation and subsequent upgrades. I would also recommend to have all the documentation on how and why the system was implemented the way it was
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Alternatives Considered

    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

    Progress Sitefinity

    It is hands down just easier for our customers to use. The interface and the page builder experience is much better than what we have used in the past and has many enterprise features even in the lower price-point
    Alex Hood | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Scalability

    Joomla

    Joomla 9.9
    Based on 3 answers
    No answer on this topic is available.

    Progress Sitefinity

    Progress Sitefinity 4.5
    Based on 1 answer
    Seems pretty scalable.
    Kelly Martinez | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Return on Investment

    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

    Progress Sitefinity

    • Sitefinity has reduced the amount of time it takes to edit and publish content, which has enabled us to get information out more quickly.
    • Sitefinity allowed us to establish a consistent and modern brand identity and apply it across multiple websites.
    Julia Spangler | TrustRadius Reviewer

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