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Score 9.4 out of 100

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Score 8.6 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • MODX ranks higher in 3 feature sets: Security, Web Content Creation, Web Content Management
  • WordPress ranks higher in 1 feature set: Platform & Infrastructure

Security

9.9

MODX

99%
8.4

WordPress

84%
MODX ranks higher in 1/1 features

Role-based user permissions

9.9
99%
3 Ratings
8.4
84%
126 Ratings

Platform & Infrastructure

8.0

MODX

80%
8.4

WordPress

84%
MODX ranks higher in 1/2 features

API

6.1
61%
3 Ratings
8.3
83%
92 Ratings

Internationalization / multi-language

9.9
99%
2 Ratings
8.4
84%
78 Ratings

Web Content Creation

9.4

MODX

94%
8.2

WordPress

82%
MODX ranks higher in 7/8 features

WYSIWYG editor

9.7
97%
3 Ratings
8.2
82%
119 Ratings

Code quality / cleanliness

9.8
98%
3 Ratings
7.9
79%
121 Ratings

Admin section

8.9
89%
3 Ratings
8.2
82%
130 Ratings

Page templates

9.8
98%
3 Ratings
8.3
83%
127 Ratings

Library of website themes

7.0
70%
3 Ratings
8.8
88%
129 Ratings

Mobile optimization / responsive design

9.9
99%
3 Ratings
8.5
85%
128 Ratings

Publishing workflow

9.9
99%
3 Ratings
8.4
84%
125 Ratings

Form generator

9.9
99%
3 Ratings
7.6
76%
105 Ratings

Web Content Management

9.5

MODX

95%
8.4

WordPress

84%
MODX ranks higher in 4/5 features

Content taxonomy

9.8
98%
3 Ratings
8.2
82%
112 Ratings

SEO support

9.9
99%
3 Ratings
8.3
83%
117 Ratings

Bulk management

8.9
89%
3 Ratings
7.8
78%
99 Ratings

Availability / breadth of extensions

8.9
89%
3 Ratings
9.3
93%
120 Ratings

Community / comment management

9.9
99%
3 Ratings
8.6
86%
120 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • MODX is rated higher in 7 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Likelihood to Renew, Usability, Availability, Performance, Support Rating, Implementation Rating
  • MODX and WordPress are tied in 1 area: Product Scalability

Likelihood to Recommend

9.9

MODX

99%
3 Ratings
8.9

WordPress

89%
168 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

10.0

MODX

100%
1 Rating
8.0

WordPress

80%
37 Ratings

Usability

10.0

MODX

100%
1 Rating
9.3

WordPress

93%
17 Ratings

Availability

10.0

MODX

100%
1 Rating
9.5

WordPress

95%
6 Ratings

Performance

10.0

MODX

100%
1 Rating
8.6

WordPress

86%
4 Ratings

Support Rating

10.0

MODX

100%
1 Rating
6.5

WordPress

65%
21 Ratings

In-Person Training

MODX

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0

WordPress

70%
1 Rating

Online Training

MODX

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

WordPress

100%
1 Rating

Implementation Rating

10.0

MODX

100%
1 Rating
9.0

WordPress

90%
18 Ratings

Product Scalability

10.0

MODX

100%
1 Rating
10.0

WordPress

100%
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

WordPress

If your business relies heavily on content creation, and particularly on blog posts, then WordPress is really the best option you have. But if you don't have a blog, you only need static pages, or you want to build an eCommerce site, then you might want to explore other alternatives.
Sebastian Correa Marsico | 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

WordPress

  • WordPress is incredibly easy to set up and get running with little to no technical knowledge. Most web hosts will do it for you, since it's so easy.
  • With thousands of themes available for free and for low cost, WordPress can accommodate any design you can imagine.
  • The community behind WordPress is generous, and there are loads of educational opportunities both online and in person to learn and connect with other users.
Lisa Keyser | 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

WordPress

  • WordPress breaks often so you need to have someone who understands how to troubleshoot, which can take time and money.
  • Some plugins are easier to customize than others, for example, some don't require any coding knowledge while others do. This can limit your project if you are not a coder.
  • WordPress can be easily hacked, so you also need someone who can ensure your sites are secure.
Anonymous | 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.

WordPress

General

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

Starting Price

WordPress Editions & Modules

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

WordPress

WordPress 8.0
Based on 37 answers
My rating is based on the knowledge I have of the community that WordPress has had built around it for years now. It's as solid as it comes when you talk about community involvement and expansion. There's no other CMS out there that can match-up with it, hands down.
Mathew Riexinger | 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

WordPress

WordPress 9.3
Based on 17 answers
I give it an 8 rating because it's a great piece of open-source software that can be customized easily. There is an ease of use and the customizations are a treat. There are a lot of themes to choose from (though paid themes are the best as they provide more support).
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

WordPress

WordPress 9.5
Based on 6 answers
Anyone can visit WordPress.org and download a fully functional copy of WordPress free of charge. Additionally, WordPress is offered to users as open-source software, which means that anyone can customize the code to create new applications and make these available to other WordPress users.
Martin Aranovitch | 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

WordPress

WordPress 8.6
Based on 4 answers
Mostly, any performance issues have to do with using too many plugins and these can sometimes slow down the overall performance of your site. It is very tempting to start adding lots of plugins to your WordPress site, however, as there are thousands of great plugins to choose from and so many of them help you do amazing things on your site.If you begin to notice performance issues with your WordPress site (e.g. pages being slow to load), there are ways to optimize the performance of your site, but this requires learning the process. WordPress users can learn how to optimize their WordPress sites by downloading the WPTrainMe WordPress training plugin (WPTrainMe.com) and going through the detailed step-by-step WordPress optimization tutorials.
Martin Aranovitch | 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

WordPress

WordPress 6.5
Based on 21 answers
WordPress itself only has community service so your experience will depend on where you turn. Online, through forums and community boards, support is rudimentary but effective. You can easily turn to your local community and find exceptional individuals who know and use WordPress regularly for more advanced, inexpensive, support. I'm rating this less than 10 because of the lack of any formal support provided by a company.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

MODX

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

WordPress

WordPress 7.0
Based on 1 answer
Varies by the person providing training. High marks as it's incredibly easy to find experienced individuals in your community to provide training on any aspect of WordPress from content marketing, SEO, plugin development, theme design, etc. Less than 10 though as the training is community based and expectations for a session you find may fall short.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

MODX

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

WordPress

WordPress 10.0
Based on 1 answer
It is very easy to find online resources to learn how to do just about anything with WordPress.
Lori Berkowitz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

MODX

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

WordPress

WordPress 9.0
Based on 18 answers
WordPress is not a great solution if you have:1) A larger site with performance / availability requirements.2) Multiple types of content you want to share - each with its own underlying data structure.3) Multiple sites you need to manage.For very small sites where these needs are not paramount, WordPress is a decent solution
Anonymous | 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

WordPress

We have considered and operated within Shopify and Squarespace. Both serve their purpose for niche clients, but we do recommend WordPress as being the superior option. We find that WordPress is easier to use and offers maximum scalability while the others are more challenging to design, code, configure and launch.
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

WordPress

WordPress 10.0
Based on 1 answer
WordPress is completely scalable. You can get started immediately with a very simple "out-of-the box" WordPress installation and then add whatever functionality you need as and when you need it, and continue expanding. Often we will create various WordPress sites on the same domain to handle different aspects of our strategy (e.g. one site for the sales pages, product information and/or a marketing blog, another for delivering products securely through a private membership site, and another for running an affiliate program or other application), and then ties all of these sites together using a common theme and links on each of the site's menus.Additionally, WordPress offers a multisite function that allows organizations and institutions to manage networks of sites managed by separate individual site owners, but centrally administered by the parent organization. You can also expand WordPress into a social networking or community site, forums, etc.The same scalability applies to web design. You can start with a simple design and then scale things up to display sites with amazing visual features, including animations and video effects, sliding images and animated product image galleries, elements that appear and fade from visitor browsers, etc.The scaling possibilities of WordPress are truly endless.
Martin Aranovitch | 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

WordPress

  • WordPress helps us reduce website management costs because we can oversee updates in-house.
  • WordPress is easy to use, reducing the amount of time we spend on website management.
  • The ease of use enables us to offer website management for clients, helping us grow our capabilities/business.
Jess Messenger | TrustRadius Reviewer

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