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Feature Set Ratings

    Learning Management

    7.7

    Moodle

    77%

    WordPress

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Moodle ranks higher in 11/11 features

    Course authoring

    8.6
    86%
    19 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Course catalog or library

    7.4
    74%
    20 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Player/Portal

    7.1
    71%
    20 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Learning content

    9.6
    96%
    18 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Mobile friendly

    7.2
    72%
    20 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Progress tracking & certifications

    7.5
    75%
    22 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Assignments

    8.6
    86%
    23 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Compliance management

    7.1
    71%
    17 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Learning administration

    8.3
    83%
    21 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Learning reporting & analytics

    6.4
    64%
    19 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Social learning

    7.0
    70%
    20 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Security

    Moodle

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.4

    WordPress

    84%
    WordPress ranks higher in 1/1 features

    Role-based user permissions

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.4
    84%
    126 Ratings

    Platform & Infrastructure

    Moodle

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.4

    WordPress

    84%
    WordPress ranks higher in 2/2 features

    API

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.3
    83%
    92 Ratings

    Internationalization / multi-language

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.4
    84%
    78 Ratings

    Web Content Creation

    Moodle

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.2

    WordPress

    82%
    WordPress ranks higher in 8/8 features

    WYSIWYG editor

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    119 Ratings

    Code quality / cleanliness

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.9
    79%
    121 Ratings

    Admin section

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    130 Ratings

    Page templates

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.3
    83%
    127 Ratings

    Library of website themes

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.8
    88%
    129 Ratings

    Mobile optimization / responsive design

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.5
    85%
    128 Ratings

    Publishing workflow

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.4
    84%
    125 Ratings

    Form generator

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.6
    76%
    105 Ratings

    Web Content Management

    Moodle

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.4

    WordPress

    84%
    WordPress ranks higher in 5/5 features

    Content taxonomy

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    112 Ratings

    SEO support

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.3
    83%
    117 Ratings

    Bulk management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.8
    78%
    99 Ratings

    Availability / breadth of extensions

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.3
    93%
    120 Ratings

    Community / comment management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.6
    86%
    120 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Moodle is rated higher in 5 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Likelihood to Renew, Performance, Support Rating, Implementation Rating
    • WordPress is rated higher in 3 areas: Availability, Online Training, Product Scalability
    • Moodle and WordPress are tied in 1 area: Usability

    Likelihood to Recommend

    9.1

    Moodle

    91%
    59 Ratings
    8.9

    WordPress

    89%
    168 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    10.0

    Moodle

    100%
    21 Ratings
    8.0

    WordPress

    80%
    37 Ratings

    Usability

    9.3

    Moodle

    93%
    7 Ratings
    9.3

    WordPress

    93%
    17 Ratings

    Availability

    9.0

    Moodle

    90%
    8 Ratings
    9.5

    WordPress

    95%
    6 Ratings

    Performance

    10.0

    Moodle

    100%
    4 Ratings
    8.6

    WordPress

    86%
    4 Ratings

    Support Rating

    7.0

    Moodle

    70%
    29 Ratings
    6.5

    WordPress

    65%
    21 Ratings

    In-Person Training

    Moodle

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0

    WordPress

    70%
    1 Rating

    Online Training

    6.0

    Moodle

    60%
    1 Rating
    10.0

    WordPress

    100%
    1 Rating

    Implementation Rating

    9.8

    Moodle

    98%
    4 Ratings
    9.0

    WordPress

    90%
    18 Ratings

    Product Scalability

    9.0

    Moodle

    90%
    3 Ratings
    10.0

    WordPress

    100%
    1 Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Moodle

    Moodle is great for any environment where a class or other learning activity needs to be completed in an asynchronous manner. It can be used to post information, create interactive threads for discussion, issue quiz and exam work with grading, track and grade progress, and keep track of attendance. It is an overall wonderful solution for managing asynchronous learning.
    Joe Foran | 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

    Moodle

    • Moodle's grade book works well. Assignments are integrated so the grades are recorded automatically.
    • Moodle is customizable by administrators, so our version only gives us the options we need. NO Clutter.
    • The discussion board offers several options for instructors that help with grading. I use "sum of points", but there are other options as well.
    Marianna Rader | 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

    Moodle

    • The interface is not very intuitive. You must know what you are looking for in order to navigate effectively.
    • Although installation of Moodle is easy, it is a little more difficult to configure it with your other Learning tools. As an example, LDAP synchronization is a little difficult.
    • The interface is a little dated, even though new releases keep coming out (which is great!) none of them really add value to the appearance of the platform.
    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

    Moodle

    General

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

    Starting Price

    $10 per month

    Moodle Editions & Modules

    Edition
    Starter$1101
    Mini$2001
    Small$3701
    Medium$8201
    Large$1,4501
    1. per year
    Additional Pricing Details

    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

    Moodle

    Moodle 10.0
    Based on 21 answers
    We use it because it is what have committed to back in 2011. Perhaps Moodle will evolve and advance in a positive way that will alleviate most of our user-based gripes? Perhaps it will not appear to be as cost effective given the need for a certain level of engineering and support staff to maintain it at a future level of sustainability? It's hard to say. As an enterprise scale critical application, we like it, but don't love it. Our instructors don't particularly like it at all.
    Steve Covello | 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

    Moodle

    Moodle 9.3
    Based on 7 answers
    Moodle can be used on a tablet, on a mobile phone, and on a PC. It is easy to navigate for learners and figure out for administrators. The learners can easily complete tasks and the administrators can easily track completion. The last thing about Moodle that one may not realize is that it somewhat resembles Facebook in its layout. This means that users are already familiar with the interface and therefore they are more comfortable using it.
    Robin Sargent | 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

    Moodle

    Moodle 9.0
    Based on 8 answers
    Yes, Moodle is always available. We are self-hosted and Moodle is always up and available. The only time that it is not available is when we are upgrading it each semester. It is then down for just a few planned hours. That is in-between semesters and we let the faculty and students know. We do it on a Friday evening and it is back up within a few hours.
    Helen Ware | 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

    Moodle

    Moodle 10.0
    Based on 4 answers
    Moodle is an excellent LMS in relationship to any other one that I have seen or used. The pages load quickly and the reports complete in a reasonable time frame. Moodle has taken on Respondus, StudyMate, BigBlueButton, Turning Tech, Turnitin2, Certificates, Attendance, Tegrity, Questionnaire, Virtual Programming Lab, and Badges. All of these programs work right in with Moodle and do not cause any issues. Instructors may also use Camtasia and Snagit software as well as using webcams, downloading videos from the Internet, adding into books, or any of the many other areas within Moodle. Our instructors use the grade books without many problems and really don't ask questions much anymore. We upgrade Moodle every semester and are currently on 2.9+. Our instructors have basically learned to use most of the resources and activities.
    Helen Ware | 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

    Moodle

    Moodle 7.0
    Based on 29 answers
    Moodle is open source, and must be evaluated in that context, but one also has to provide a fair comparison to competing products with commercial backing. Support varies depending on the component of Moodle. Bug reports in Moodle Core that affect security or stability are dealt with promptly. Functionality requests or features not working smoothly may or may not be addressed, depending on whether the functionality desired matches the "vision" of Moodle HQ. The user community provides excellent support for initial installation and configuration, but more complex questions may go unanswered, unless they are noticed by someone who happens to know the answer. The support forum feature at the Moodle site (the same feature used within Moodle itself) does not provide granular subscription to topic discussions, apparently by design, and Moodle HQ seems resistant to changing this feature.
    Elizabeth Dalton | 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

    Moodle

    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

    Moodle

    Moodle 6.0
    Based on 1 answer
    I have used a few sites and they were adequate but my best learning experience was face to face and hands on.
    Mike Sebolt | TrustRadius Reviewer

    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

    Moodle

    Moodle 9.8
    Based on 4 answers
    Find a partner who will work with you during the implementation process. Be sure to provide ample training for veteran users on the changes and for newbies on the overall product.
    Ted Burke | 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

    Moodle

    Blackboard has clear advantages in rubric management, and offers a content management system of its own. The largest barrier is cost for smaller or financially-disadvantaged organizations. However, as in any IT project, adequate resources must be made for even "free" software.
    Stephen Lackey | 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

    Moodle

    Moodle 9.0
    Based on 3 answers
    Well, I administer Moodle for a dozen of our divisions and there is a wide range of flexibility between offerings. I have course instructors who use every module i their course, chock full of videos, pictures, links to web tools for synchronous sessions within the asynchronous course. I also have others who are content with a syllabus, a few pdfs, links to podcast lectures and a few simple assignments. No matter if your organization is big or small, or if your requirements are strict for credentialing or non-existent (for internal know-how), Moodle can accommodate you.
    Pamela Akins | 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

    Moodle

    • While it certainly takes more time to develop an online training vs a face-to-face we can offer the same content over and over again and meet a larger audience. There's no way we could have offered these trainings face-to-face to the same size audience. Economically it's just not feasible. Moodle allows us to share multiple trainings on a variety of topics over extended periods of time in a cost effective way.
    • The impact on early interventionists is still being evaluated, but we do know that early interventionist now have more ways to access professional development than in the past. The ability to customize the registration page has allowed us to track which agencies in Virginia are having their staff participate and we can see which topics are favored above others.
    • Other LMS's were far too costly. Aside from the monthly hosting fees (less than $200 a year), and the time it took to do the initial install and setup, Moodle is free. Once it's setup the only elearning costs are related to the development and creation of each training and then the setup of training on Moodle. This allows us to devote more time and money to the development and creation of more courses vs. the management of the system.
    • Minimal tech support for the users is required and most requests are limited to lost/userid passwords. The course designer is able to manage tech support needs for the users because so few requests are received.
    Rebecka Anderson | 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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