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49 Ratings
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Score 9.4 out of 100
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Score 5.4 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • MODX ranks higher in 4 feature sets: Security, Platform & Infrastructure, Web Content Creation, Web Content Management

Security

9.9

MODX

99%
1.0

Umbraco CMS

10%
MODX ranks higher in 1/1 features

Role-based user permissions

9.9
99%
3 Ratings
1.0
10%
11 Ratings

Platform & Infrastructure

8.0

MODX

80%
5.3

Umbraco CMS

53%
MODX ranks higher in 2/2 features

API

6.1
61%
3 Ratings
5.5
55%
9 Ratings

Internationalization / multi-language

9.9
99%
2 Ratings
5.1
51%
9 Ratings

Web Content Creation

9.4

MODX

94%
1.6

Umbraco CMS

16%
MODX ranks higher in 8/8 features

WYSIWYG editor

9.7
97%
3 Ratings
1.0
10%
11 Ratings

Code quality / cleanliness

9.8
98%
3 Ratings
1.0
10%
11 Ratings

Admin section

8.9
89%
3 Ratings
1.0
10%
11 Ratings

Page templates

9.8
98%
3 Ratings
1.0
10%
11 Ratings

Library of website themes

7.0
70%
3 Ratings
1.0
10%
10 Ratings

Mobile optimization / responsive design

9.9
99%
3 Ratings
1.0
10%
10 Ratings

Publishing workflow

9.9
99%
3 Ratings
1.0
10%
11 Ratings

Form generator

9.9
99%
3 Ratings
5.9
59%
9 Ratings

Web Content Management

9.5

MODX

95%
3.6

Umbraco CMS

36%
MODX ranks higher in 5/5 features

Content taxonomy

9.8
98%
3 Ratings
1.0
10%
11 Ratings

SEO support

9.9
99%
3 Ratings
1.0
10%
10 Ratings

Bulk management

8.9
89%
3 Ratings
5.0
50%
8 Ratings

Availability / breadth of extensions

8.9
89%
3 Ratings
5.2
52%
10 Ratings

Community / comment management

9.9
99%
3 Ratings
5.9
59%
10 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • MODX is rated higher in 7 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Usability, Availability, Performance, Support Rating, Implementation Rating, Product Scalability

Likelihood to Recommend

9.9

MODX

99%
3 Ratings
1.0

Umbraco CMS

10%
11 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

10.0

MODX

100%
1 Rating

Umbraco CMS

N/A
0 Ratings

Usability

10.0

MODX

100%
1 Rating
4.0

Umbraco CMS

40%
1 Rating

Availability

10.0

MODX

100%
1 Rating
7.0

Umbraco CMS

70%
2 Ratings

Performance

10.0

MODX

100%
1 Rating
3.0

Umbraco CMS

30%
2 Ratings

Support Rating

10.0

MODX

100%
1 Rating
2.0

Umbraco CMS

20%
2 Ratings

Online Training

MODX

N/A
0 Ratings
3.0

Umbraco CMS

30%
1 Rating

Implementation Rating

10.0

MODX

100%
1 Rating
7.0

Umbraco CMS

70%
2 Ratings

Product Scalability

10.0

MODX

100%
1 Rating
4.0

Umbraco CMS

40%
1 Rating

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.)
Philipp Schmidt | TrustRadius Reviewer

Umbraco CMS

Umbraco CMS is the perfect tool for a company that is looking to keep their website updated. The simple to use tools and templates means updating and creating new pages is easy. The WYSIWYG editor is a nice feature, however, for accessibility, there should be some more guidance on what is suitable to be used on the CMS.
Debbie Marshall | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Frankie Heath | TrustRadius Reviewer

Umbraco CMS

  • Quick to learn. For most if cases, developer needs to know Razor coding.
  • Doesn't require back-end programming.
  • Has build in users management (developers, content managers) and members management consoles (users of the site).
  • Clear admin tool (especially in version 7)
  • Fast.
  • Creating code from scratch, so it is easier to create clean code.
Filip Witkowski | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

MODX

  • The user interface was confusing at times.
  • Not a plug and play CMS system.
  • The site manager doesn't always run fast.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Umbraco CMS

  • Speed for older sites - Umbraco content can load slowly if you have thousands of pages of content. Of course, this would not be a problem for simpler websites
  • Complexity - since the product is free out-of-the-box, it will take technical expertise to get Umbraco setup properly
Jason Kelly | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

MODX

General

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

Starting Price

$0

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. none
  2. 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.

Umbraco CMS

General

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

Starting Price

$0

Umbraco CMS Editions & Modules

On-premise Edition
Umbraco Free$0
Umbraco Professional$5,0002
Umbraco Enterprise5000+2
  1. none
  2. per year
SaaS Edition
Umbraco Cloud Starter$391
Umbraco Cloud Standard$2091
Umbraco Cloud Professional$5691
Umbraco Cloud Enterprise5000+1
Umbraco Heartcore Mini$491
Umbraco Heartcore Starter$2391
Umbraco Heartcore Professional$9991
Umbraco Heartcore Enterprise1000+1
  1. per month
Additional Pricing Details
The Umbraco CMS and all of its core features are the same across all plans. The paid on-premise plans includes support, onboarding, licenses to add-on products (Umbraco Forms, Umbraco Courier, Umbraco TV) as well as a discount on developer training courses. Umbraco Cloud is the CMS hosted on Azure Cloud servers with automated upgrades, unlimited hosting and smooth deployments. All features can be found on Umbraco.com. Umbraco Heartcore is the managed Headless SaaS version of Umbraco.

Likelihood to Renew

MODX

MODX 10.0
Based on 1 answer
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.
Philipp Schmidt | TrustRadius Reviewer

Umbraco CMS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

MODX

MODX 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Great and easy to use for both the coder and the end user. Especially if setup correctly by the coder.
Philipp Schmidt | TrustRadius Reviewer

Umbraco CMS

Umbraco CMS 4.0
Based on 1 answer
Many end users will be overwhelmed with the admin interface. Some common functions are buried in menus
Matthew Hardesty | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

MODX

MODX 10.0
Based on 1 answer
We have not had it go down due to bugs etc. especially when comparing it to other cms out there.
Philipp Schmidt | TrustRadius Reviewer

Umbraco CMS

Umbraco CMS 7.0
Based on 2 answers
Occasionally, errors will appear in the admin that make it impossible to work without developer support.
Matthew Hardesty | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

MODX

MODX 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Damn its fast. really good page speed out of the box.
Philipp Schmidt | TrustRadius Reviewer

Umbraco CMS

Umbraco CMS 3.0
Based on 2 answers
Working in the admin panel (adding / reviewing / editing content) is very slow.The public facing site speed is dependent on what the pages are doing and how well the code was written (whether it is optimized for speed).
Matthew Hardesty | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

MODX

MODX 10.0
Based on 1 answer
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
Philipp Schmidt | TrustRadius Reviewer

Umbraco CMS

Umbraco CMS 2.0
Based on 2 answers
Support for Umbraco-owned paid plugins is nonexistent.
Matthew Hardesty | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

MODX

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Umbraco CMS

Umbraco CMS 3.0
Based on 1 answer
Online training is often based on older versions of the platform. So, you'll have to fill in the gaps on your own.
Matthew Hardesty | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

MODX

MODX 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Good system
Philipp Schmidt | TrustRadius Reviewer

Umbraco CMS

Umbraco CMS 7.0
Based on 2 answers
Spend the time to wireframe the content structure prior to diving in. This helps speed the process of implementation and it serves as documentation for end users.
Matthew Hardesty | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Frankie Heath | TrustRadius Reviewer

Umbraco CMS

Umbraco's templating is far superior than WordPress, Drupal and Joomla, but it's update process is WAY behind those platforms. The release schedule of Umbraco is way to often and most releases are to fix something missed in the previous release and not an improvement or new feature of the CMS
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

MODX

MODX 10.0
Based on 1 answer
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.
Philipp Schmidt | TrustRadius Reviewer

Umbraco CMS

Umbraco CMS 4.0
Based on 1 answer
Without significant development, the product does not scale well.
Matthew Hardesty | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Umbraco CMS

  • Has helped us to create more engaging pages that push people to complete the online forms
  • We have seen more people buy from us since we launched our new look website
  • We can easily update the content without waiting for the development team to make changes
Debbie Marshall | TrustRadius Reviewer

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