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Score 7.5 out of 100
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Score 8.4 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

MODX

The biggest scenario in which MODX is well suited is for a company who wants to have a top-notch site that is hosted on a CMS that allows a user-friendly experience for both the back-end and front-end users. It would not be suited for an organization does not have anyone in-house that can code who wants to have a lot of control over future designs.
Frankie Heath | TrustRadius Reviewer

SDL Tridion Sites

SDL Tridion works well for organizations with a large website with a lot of content to continuously create and manage. The use of page templates and component presentations makes creating new pages fairly straightforward. It can be a little cumbersome when it comes to trying to "break from the norm" and build web pages that are outside of the template-driven format; however, there are ways around this to create pages that break away from the normal page-template format of the website. In this regard, SDL Tridion can be pretty flexible, allowing us to create a lot of custom functionality to keep up with constantly changing web trends.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Security

MODX
8.5
SDL Tridion Sites
10.0
Role-based user permissions
MODX
8.5
SDL Tridion Sites
10.0

Platform & Infrastructure

MODX
8.0
SDL Tridion Sites
9.5
API
MODX
8.0
SDL Tridion Sites
9.0
Internationalization / multi-language
MODX
8.0
SDL Tridion Sites
10.0

Web Content Creation

MODX
7.5
SDL Tridion Sites
7.0
WYSIWYG editor
MODX
5.5
SDL Tridion Sites
8.0
Code quality / cleanliness
MODX
7.5
SDL Tridion Sites
9.0
Admin section
MODX
7.5
SDL Tridion Sites
8.0
Page templates
MODX
7.5
SDL Tridion Sites
5.0
Library of website themes
MODX
7.0
SDL Tridion Sites
5.0
Mobile optimization / responsive design
MODX
8.5
SDL Tridion Sites
6.0
Publishing workflow
MODX
8.0
SDL Tridion Sites
10.0
Form generator
MODX
8.5
SDL Tridion Sites
5.0

Web Content Management

MODX
8.1
SDL Tridion Sites
6.6
Content taxonomy
MODX
8.0
SDL Tridion Sites
10.0
SEO support
MODX
8.5
SDL Tridion Sites
9.0
Bulk management
MODX
8.0
SDL Tridion Sites
6.0
Availability / breadth of extensions
MODX
7.5
SDL Tridion Sites
5.0
Community / comment management
MODX
8.5
SDL Tridion Sites
3.0

Pros

MODX

  • Custom design capabilities.
  • Works well with plugins.
  • Permission systems for users.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SDL Tridion Sites

  • Makes it easy to spin up a new site quickly
  • Allows for numerous users to work on the same site without conflicting with each other's changes
  • Allows you to unpublish changes or revert to old versions if you make a mistake
  • Allows you to time publishing actions (for example, you can set it to happen overnight)
Kirsten McGlone | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

MODX

  • Content Blocks - I mentioned this as a strength, but it also has its quirks. There are times that things do not function properly within the content blocks we have set up.
  • More Customization - The ability for the average user to customize more without having to know a ton of code.
Frankie Heath | TrustRadius Reviewer

SDL Tridion Sites

  • Doesn't work well in all browsers. Tridion is a Microsoft product so they really push IE; however, now-a-days it SHOULD work in all browsers. Even though they say to use IE, Chrome actually functions the best with Tridion.
  • It uses Dreamweaver Syntax. Dreamweaver syntax is completely out-dated and SDL really needs to come up with a better way of looping through content by using it's own structure or using .NET syntax to loop through items - Dreamweaver syntax is not the way to go
  • Component Templates and Page Templates. Tridion uses Component Templates and Dreamweaver templates to display content and store the content that is to be displayed. These 2 items could easily be converted into 1 group of items, but SDL chose to keep them separate therefore increasing the complexity of Tridion
  • Steep learning curve. Tridion has a very steep learning curve and it will take some time to train people on it. We had to hire 4 Tridion experts (at probably around $1000 / day) to get everyone trained on Tridion and then build the structure for Tridion
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

MODX

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SDL Tridion Sites

SDL Tridion Sites 6.3
Based on 15 answers
I believe SDL Tridion is the best CMS product out there currently. Every CMS has its problems and strengths but SDL Tridion overall seems like the best solution for large enterprise corporations. The fact that it can be implemented in java or .net makes it attractive to many clients
Piti Itharat | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

MODX

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SDL Tridion Sites

SDL Tridion Sites 8.5
Based on 2 answers
The editor user interface is very user friendly and in-site editing makes simple updates fast and easy. The extensibility of Tridion is a big plus and the ability to add our own options into the default Tridion interface helps us integrate with external systems. Finally, the user permissions and security system helps us deploy it within our large organization.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

MODX

As said before, MODX is a coder's dream because of the flexibility it provides to own your code and has true creative freedom. Because of that, there is a bigger learning curve when it comes to a non-developer trying to iterate on the CMS with content additions and changes. To that end, WordPress, HubSpot, and Unbounce all incorporate a far more user-friendly approach to website building.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SDL Tridion Sites

It is a nuclear missile compared to the other handguns and knives on the market today. But it also requires nuclear technicians and expertise that a handgun doesn't require. Do you need to decimate your competition and you have the investment capabilities necessary to put a nuclear missile into the sky? Then definitely do it. Especially if you need a very good multi-lingual blueprint provider like Tridion.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

MODX

  • The positive impact that MODX has had on our organization is that it has allowed us to generate more organic traffic to our site.
  • We are also able to push more paid advertisements to our site on our lead generation landing pages.
Frankie Heath | TrustRadius Reviewer

SDL Tridion Sites

  • SDL is a very complex system. Creating custom components by external vendors turned out to be expensive.
  • The learning curve is very slow, so training takes a lot of time and cost.
  • The revamped corporate site looks clean, modern, and is mobile-friendly.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

MODX

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

MODX Editions & Modules

On-premise Edition
MODX Revolution$01
  1. per installation
SaaS Edition
ENTERPRISE - Perfect for or organizations with custom requirementsUpon Request
BUSINESS - Perfect for digital agencies and marketing departments$992
STUDIO - Perfect for customers who need more power and resources$492
PRO - Perfect for customers with typical marketing sites$192
  1. per month
Additional Pricing Details
PAYMENT FORMS MODX Cloud accepts major credit cards and PayPal for your hosting subscription. We can only accept check (cheque) payments on the Enterprise Plan, annually. CANCELLATION You may cancel your MODX Cloud account at any time. Before you cancel you'll be reminded to backup and remove all your live websites and then follow the instructions for cancellation. If you cancel within the first month, we'll provide you with a full refund. REFUNDS If you cancel within the first month, we'll provide you with a full refund. All other cancellations will be effective at the end of your current billing period. We do not provide refunds for remaining days or months on monthly or annual billing.

SDL Tridion Sites

General

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

SDL Tridion Sites Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

MODX
7.5
SDL Tridion Sites
8.0

Likelihood to Renew

MODX
SDL Tridion Sites
6.3

Usability

MODX
SDL Tridion Sites
8.5

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