MODX vs. Strapi

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
MODX
Score 9.0 out of 10
N/A
The MODX Digital Experience Platform provides everything you need to build, host, and maintain amazing websites your way. The vendor says that with MODX CMS and cloud hosting, users have complete control over their creative vision and the experiences they deliver, without restriction or compromise. They can focus more on building great digital experiences, and less on hosting and maintaining. If you ever need help, MODX Professionals are available worldwide and direct support from…
$0
per installation
Strapi
Score 9.2 out of 10
N/A
Strapi is an open-source software platform that helps developers to easily build, deploy, and manage APIs.N/A
Pricing
MODXStrapi
Editions & Modules
MODX Revolution
$0
per installation
PRO - Perfect for customers with typical marketing sites
$19
per month
STUDIO - Perfect for customers who need more power and resources
$49
per month
BUSINESS - Perfect for digital agencies and marketing departments
$99
per month
ENTERPRISE - Perfect for or organizations with custom requirements
Upon Request
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
MODXStrapi
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
YesYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalNo setup fee
Additional DetailsPAYMENT 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.
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Features
MODXStrapi
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
MODX
9.9
3 Ratings
20% above category average
Strapi
10.0
1 Ratings
21% above category average
Role-based user permissions9.93 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Platform & Infrastructure
Comparison of Platform & Infrastructure features of Product A and Product B
MODX
8.0
3 Ratings
4% above category average
Strapi
10.0
1 Ratings
26% above category average
API6.13 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Internationalization / multi-language9.92 Ratings00 Ratings
Web Content Creation
Comparison of Web Content Creation features of Product A and Product B
MODX
9.4
3 Ratings
21% above category average
Strapi
9.0
1 Ratings
16% above category average
WYSIWYG editor9.83 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Code quality / cleanliness9.93 Ratings00 Ratings
Admin section8.93 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Page templates9.93 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Library of website themes7.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile optimization / responsive design9.93 Ratings00 Ratings
Publishing workflow9.93 Ratings00 Ratings
Form generator9.93 Ratings00 Ratings
Web Content Management
Comparison of Web Content Management features of Product A and Product B
MODX
9.5
3 Ratings
25% above category average
Strapi
8.7
1 Ratings
17% above category average
Content taxonomy9.93 Ratings00 Ratings
SEO support10.03 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Bulk management9.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Availability / breadth of extensions8.93 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Community / comment management9.93 Ratings9.01 Ratings
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MODXStrapi
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Medium-sized Companies
Image Relay
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Score 9.5 out of 10
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Score 9.5 out of 10
Enterprises
Tridion
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Score 9.0 out of 10
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Score 9.0 out of 10
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User Ratings
MODXStrapi
Likelihood to Recommend
9.9
(3 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Availability
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Configurability
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Ease of integration
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
MODXStrapi
Likelihood to Recommend
MODX
[MODX is well suited for] all websites, from blogs to corporate sites. It is fast scalable and really good. A small site can be build really fast, and a large site can be made extremely scalable. A website redesign is easy to implement with a new template, without having to redo the content. It got great user groups and users and back-office access can be completely customized.
While ecommerce is possible with some really good plugins I would only use MODX with ecommerce for sites where ecommerce is not the primary role. For pure ecommerce sites rather use a dedicated system like e.g. PrestaShop (i would say the same thing with other ecommerce plugins e.g. WP woo commerce don't do it unless its a site add on.)
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Strapi
1. If a headless CMS is needed. 2. Need the cms UI to be clean. 3. There is a need for customization options in the UI and API as well. 4. Expertise in javascript and need cms with node js backend. 5. Want auth APIs pre-made. 6. Easy to customize the backend as well. 7. The user interface can be fully customizable.
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Pros
MODX
  • Ease of use - the MODX platform is very easy to use for someone who may have limited experience in content management.
  • Content blocks - the content blocks within MODX add to the usability and customization of the website being managed.
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Strapi
  • Free and open source.
  • CMS UI is nice and clean.
  • Customization options.
  • Regular updates and bug fixes.
  • Easy to find and understand docs.
  • Blogs available to learn more.
  • Plugin eco system.
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Cons
MODX
  • The user interface was confusing at times.
  • Not a plug and play CMS system.
  • The site manager doesn't always run fast.
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Strapi
  • Tutorial videos.
  • Use typescript for it's backend.
  • Detailed explanation of commands available.
  • More clear docs for releasing.
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Likelihood to Renew
MODX
It is the CMS we use the most, not because we know it well but because we literally tried many of other CMS and this one did it for us.
However having said we really do not like the one shoe fits all approach. E..g for eCommerce we usually use PrestaShop etc. if a specialized CMS can do a task rather use that.
However for a general CMS [MODX] is hard to beat.
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Strapi
No answers on this topic
Usability
MODX
Great and easy to use for both the coder and the end user. Especially if setup correctly by the coder.
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Strapi
No answers on this topic
Reliability and Availability
MODX
We have not had it go down due to bugs etc. especially when comparing it to other cms out there.
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Strapi
No answers on this topic
Performance
MODX
Damn its fast. really good page speed out of the box.
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Strapi
No answers on this topic
Support Rating
MODX
Great community support on slack.
If you have a paid plugin great support also esp from modmore
If you have cloud hosting MODX support is fast and all servers are optimized for MODX
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Strapi
No answers on this topic
Implementation Rating
MODX
Good system
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Strapi
No answers on this topic
Alternatives Considered
MODX
The other company that we looked into was WordPress and all of the features that it offered our organization. What MODX offered to us from development to everyday use just made more sense for our organization as a whole. WordPress is still a great CMS platform, just not exactly what we were looking for.
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Strapi
No answers on this topic
Scalability
MODX
Very scalable. e.g. in the [MODX] manager you can manage multiple websites at once without having to login else where. it is very convenient and this way resources and be easily managed and shared.
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Strapi
No answers on this topic
Return on Investment
MODX
  • Increased security permissions of the users and freelancers who worked on our website.
  • Gave our developers the ability to create any page that they wanted with custom code.
  • Hindered our Marketing team's ability to stay on top of our content strategy with changes.
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Strapi
  • Easy to setup.
  • Customize the ui.
  • Increased productivity.
  • Get prebuilt auth apis.
  • Customize the backend and add new apis.
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ScreenShots

MODX Screenshots

Screenshot of MODX Manager InterfaceScreenshot of SEO Management - page levelScreenshot of Screenshot of Easy editing landing pageScreenshot of Edit files directlyScreenshot of Create & edit custom fields

Strapi Screenshots

Screenshot of Content Type BuilderScreenshot of Content Manager edit layoutScreenshot of Content Type builder contents with groupsScreenshot of Content Manager Layout ViewScreenshot of Content Manager List view