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Score 9.4 out of 100
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Score 8.2 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%
7.3

Wix

73%
MODX ranks higher in 1/1 features

Role-based user permissions

9.9
99%
3 Ratings
7.3
73%
59 Ratings

Platform & Infrastructure

8.0

MODX

80%
6.8

Wix

68%
MODX ranks higher in 1/2 features

API

6.1
61%
3 Ratings
6.8
68%
43 Ratings

Internationalization / multi-language

9.9
99%
2 Ratings
6.8
68%
32 Ratings

Web Content Creation

9.4

MODX

94%
7.4

Wix

74%
MODX ranks higher in 7/8 features

WYSIWYG editor

9.7
97%
3 Ratings
7.7
77%
80 Ratings

Code quality / cleanliness

9.8
98%
3 Ratings
7.2
72%
65 Ratings

Admin section

8.9
89%
3 Ratings
7.6
76%
82 Ratings

Page templates

9.8
98%
3 Ratings
7.2
72%
91 Ratings

Library of website themes

7.0
70%
3 Ratings
7.5
75%
88 Ratings

Mobile optimization / responsive design

9.9
99%
3 Ratings
7.0
70%
91 Ratings

Publishing workflow

9.9
99%
3 Ratings
7.6
76%
77 Ratings

Form generator

9.9
99%
3 Ratings
7.2
72%
74 Ratings

Web Content Management

9.5

MODX

95%
7.3

Wix

73%
MODX ranks higher in 5/5 features

Content taxonomy

9.8
98%
3 Ratings
7.3
73%
64 Ratings

SEO support

9.9
99%
3 Ratings
7.9
79%
72 Ratings

Bulk management

8.9
89%
3 Ratings
7.0
70%
47 Ratings

Availability / breadth of extensions

8.9
89%
3 Ratings
7.0
70%
66 Ratings

Community / comment management

9.9
99%
3 Ratings
7.1
71%
52 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • MODX is rated higher in 6 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Likelihood to Renew, Usability, Support Rating, Implementation Rating, Product Scalability
  • MODX and Wix are tied in 2 areas: Availability, Performance

Likelihood to Recommend

9.9

MODX

99%
3 Ratings
8.3

Wix

83%
91 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

10.0

MODX

100%
1 Rating
7.0

Wix

70%
4 Ratings

Usability

10.0

MODX

100%
1 Rating
8.0

Wix

80%
7 Ratings

Availability

10.0

MODX

100%
1 Rating
10.0

Wix

100%
3 Ratings

Performance

10.0

MODX

100%
1 Rating
10.0

Wix

100%
3 Ratings

Support Rating

10.0

MODX

100%
1 Rating
6.0

Wix

60%
1 Rating

Implementation Rating

10.0

MODX

100%
1 Rating
8.0

Wix

80%
1 Rating

Product Scalability

10.0

MODX

100%
1 Rating
8.0

Wix

80%
2 Ratings

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

Wix

Wix is well suited for start-ups wanting to create a website to promote their products and services but can not afford to pay for an expert to create it for them. It also offers a free plan for those with little to zero budget or business domain. I have and will continue to recommend the Wix website for those types of customers that I encourage to start with their business idea and test to see its viability by getting set up online
Ayo Bamgbose, Assoc CIPD, MSc | 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

Wix

  • User-Friendliness: Wix is a lot easier to navigate than other web-building sites. Oftentimes it's like Wix does the thinking for you instead of just throwing endless options at you and complicating the process.
  • Unique Content: Many services for generating websites, images, videos, etc. are starting to look the same and, for that matter, they're starting to look stale. What Wix offers feels fresher and cleaner.
  • Reliability & Respectfulness: We have yet to incur any issues that have affected our web properties or routine to this point. Furthermore, Wix does not constantly throw new offers or new pricing or new requirements at us. They value you where you are.
Kristen Zatina | 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

Wix

  • One place where Wix falls short of other CMS's is with insights and analytics. On other platforms, I can instantly see how many page views I received, what time the pages were viewed, location, etc. But seeing this information on Wix requires a Google Analytics integration that is not automatically included when you make an account. You have to first go to Google Analytics to make an account, then come back to Wix to activate the integration, it's a little time-consuming for a feature that most CMS's come with instantly.
Brittney Collier | 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.

Wix

General

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

Starting Price

$14 per month

Wix Editions & Modules

Edition
Website Plan - Combo$141
Website Plan - Unlimited$181
Website Plan - Pro$231
Website Plan - VIP$391
Business & e Commerce Plans - Business Basic$231
Business & e Commerce Plans - Business Unlimited$271
Business & e Commerce Plans - Business VIP$491
Enterprise$5001
  1. per month
Additional Pricing Details

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

Wix

Wix 7.0
Based on 4 answers
We will definitely renew Wix. The ability to completely control our website has been invaluable to us. We will maintain this service as long as we are an incorporated organization, we've tried several other software options and this has been the best solution by far for all of our needs.
Kalyn Hoffman | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Wix

Wix 8.0
Based on 7 answers
Great customization, but a pain to backtrack. They recently added the ability to set fonts etc as headings, title, body etc, but if you did not begin your build with these presets you are screwed if you ever try to change font/ colors/layout etc.
Anonymous | 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

Wix

Wix 10.0
Based on 3 answers
I never had an outage issue per say. I would say it was very reliable of a website building platform and as a marketing source there was never any issues connecting it to the server. I don’t recall there being any editing tools or hosting issues. Nothing went down when using it.
Sarah Lightman | 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

Wix

Wix 10.0
Based on 3 answers
Not complex at all. It teaches you how to use their platform in a dynamic way. Each tutorial offers an explanation that can be reviewed later on. The connection speed of a web page has been smooth so far, with no major problems regarding this subject. Overall, Wix can manage 10+ pages with great connection speed.
Horacio Carcamo | 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

Wix

Wix 6.0
Based on 1 answer
As stated before I didn’t use the support as I did not have the feature and did not often enough need the help. I was able to figure it out mostly on my own by exploring the site. I’ve found exploring and playing on it told me how to do most things.
Sarah Lightman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

MODX

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

Wix

Wix 8.0
Based on 1 answer
Like I said I was a beginner so it was fun to navigate and teach myself how to implement the features when building and maintaining my site. It was a fairly easy place to host my domain, and creat something simple.
Sarah Lightman | 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

Wix

Wix is a great starting platform for anyone looking to create a website. It definitely holds its own against any other all in one website creation platform. The one thing I would say is if your main focus is solely on eCommerce you may be better off using something like Squarespace which is specifically designed for that market.
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

Wix

Wix 8.0
Based on 2 answers
I give this rating to Wix because it's a great content creator. It has a great platform and also offers great customer service. If you encounter any technical issues, with Wix you will find a solution. For premium members or domain holders, this is the same as for Trial members or non-domain holders.
Horacio Carcamo | 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

Wix

  • The data-driven, dynamic pages will eliminate an entire part of our event launch process. Multiplied across 60 events, over several years, that will save us a ton of time but also vastly increase the quality of our presentation.
  • The data-driven pages will also give us the ability to archive past events and radio shows in an easily searchable manner. This will be helpful for us when it comes to booking new events as well. (It has been no small feat for me to figure out the code to get this all working, though!)
  • This new site will reflect our brand and organization vastly better than our old site. It will make our organization appear much more professional and legitimate.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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