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Likelihood to Recommend

Optimizely Content Cloud (formerly Episerver Content Cloud)

Optimizely [Content Cloud (formerly Episerver Content Cloud)] is versatile enough that it can be used in most situations but users that benefit from a development team that can setup complex integration jobs to their PIM/ERP will benefit the most. Some advanced knowledge of SQL will go a long way in allowing front line users and admins to trouble for their development teams along with coming up with additional job requests and/or features.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

WordPress

I am not only likely to recommend [WordPress], I have done so. It's a reach for many teachers to extend the classroom in non-traditional ways (though that changed dramatically with COVID-19) and [WordPress] is a fairly easy (and securable) way to accomplish this. It allows students to be creative and yet still comply with a set rubric.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Optimizely Content Cloud (formerly Episerver Content Cloud)
7.7
WordPress
8.4
Role-based user permissions
Optimizely Content Cloud (formerly Episerver Content Cloud)
7.7
WordPress
8.4

Platform & Infrastructure

Optimizely Content Cloud (formerly Episerver Content Cloud)
6.0
WordPress
8.3
API
Optimizely Content Cloud (formerly Episerver Content Cloud)
5.4
WordPress
8.4
Internationalization / multi-language
Optimizely Content Cloud (formerly Episerver Content Cloud)
6.6
WordPress
8.2

Web Content Creation

Optimizely Content Cloud (formerly Episerver Content Cloud)
5.3
WordPress
8.3
WYSIWYG editor
Optimizely Content Cloud (formerly Episerver Content Cloud)
7.0
WordPress
8.3
Code quality / cleanliness
Optimizely Content Cloud (formerly Episerver Content Cloud)
5.5
WordPress
7.9
Admin section
Optimizely Content Cloud (formerly Episerver Content Cloud)
6.1
WordPress
8.4
Page templates
Optimizely Content Cloud (formerly Episerver Content Cloud)
4.1
WordPress
8.3
Library of website themes
Optimizely Content Cloud (formerly Episerver Content Cloud)
2.4
WordPress
8.9
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Optimizely Content Cloud (formerly Episerver Content Cloud)
4.9
WordPress
8.5
Publishing workflow
Optimizely Content Cloud (formerly Episerver Content Cloud)
7.0
WordPress
8.5
Form generator
Optimizely Content Cloud (formerly Episerver Content Cloud)
5.2
WordPress
7.7

Web Content Management

Optimizely Content Cloud (formerly Episerver Content Cloud)
5.4
WordPress
8.5
Content taxonomy
Optimizely Content Cloud (formerly Episerver Content Cloud)
6.1
WordPress
8.4
SEO support
Optimizely Content Cloud (formerly Episerver Content Cloud)
5.4
WordPress
8.2
Bulk management
Optimizely Content Cloud (formerly Episerver Content Cloud)
6.6
WordPress
7.7
Availability / breadth of extensions
Optimizely Content Cloud (formerly Episerver Content Cloud)
4.4
WordPress
9.3
Community / comment management
Optimizely Content Cloud (formerly Episerver Content Cloud)
4.7
WordPress
8.9

Pros

Optimizely Content Cloud (formerly Episerver Content Cloud)

  • Easy to create categories of different types of content for more targeted analysis
  • Provides graphs that show which content topics are "hottest" or most relevant
  • Takes data available elsewhere (like Google Analytics) and presents it in a more helpful, content-focused way
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

WordPress

  • WordPress is so popular that it has thousands of addons, creating huge flexibility to handle almost any need you can imagine
  • WordPress can be set up to allow users at various levels to access or edit different pages or areas within the site. This is perfect for membership sites.
  • WordPress has thousands of different visual themes and huge flexibility within the design system so that it can look and feel the way we want our brand to be represented.
James Crook ☛ Business Coach for Massage Therapists ☚ | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Optimizely Content Cloud (formerly Episerver Content Cloud)

  • It is difficult to apply custom css styles to Ektron server controls.
  • The product documentation can be confusing.
  • The annual licensing fee is reasonable, but the start up cost is high, and some of the other resorts balk at the high price tag.
Joy Kilmer | TrustRadius Reviewer

WordPress

  • The flip side of most of the previous question - so if the wrong theme is used, sites can be very slow and perform poorly
  • Many times you wind up with a ton of plugins of questionable value from different people adding them over time, which can slow the site down
  • It can be slow going to figure out how to input content depending on how devs have configured the backend
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Optimizely Content Cloud (formerly Episerver Content Cloud)

Optimizely Content Cloud (formerly Episerver Content Cloud) 8.0
Based on 25 answers
Since I work on the implementation side of things, and do not directly own licensing for Ektron CMS, I have to base this rating off of how I think it will be received or presented to customers looking to start a new site deployment. I try to remain CMS agnostic, though my specialty is with the .NET and Microsoft stack. Because of the experience I have working with Ektron, I tend to be more forgiving with the shortcomings as I am familiar with how to work around them or past them from experience. Being familiar with the community available also helps, as you become familiar with the best approaches to find solutions to your issues. Each product has it's ups and downs and all of them are only going to be as good as the company or development team implementing them can make them. This is EXTREMELY important to remember when choosing a CMS, as it can make or break your expensive investment.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

WordPress

WordPress 8.7
Based on 38 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

Optimizely Content Cloud (formerly Episerver Content Cloud)

Optimizely Content Cloud (formerly Episerver Content Cloud) 7.3
Based on 13 answers
Usability principles have been a part of modern web application development for some time now. Ektron lags behind in this area. It's not that the back end is terrible, but to me it does not reflect commitment, expertise, and a systematic approach to usability in Ektron's development process. There are too many UI idiosyncrasies and inconsistencies for my liking.
John Shea | TrustRadius Reviewer

WordPress

WordPress 8.6
Based on 19 answers
The quality of WordPress and ease of use is not comparable to other platforms. It's ideal that WordPress can be managed from any computer and mobile device since it's browser-based. Often with new software, I find there to be a significant steep learning curve; however, with WordPress it's relatively intuitive and there's plenty of available tutorials.
Tory Robinson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Optimizely Content Cloud (formerly Episerver Content Cloud)

Optimizely Content Cloud (formerly Episerver Content Cloud) 9.2
Based on 8 answers
Unplanned outages or errors are fairly rare in our instance. And when there are issues, they're usually fixed fairly quickly
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

WordPress

WordPress 9.5
Based on 3 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

Optimizely Content Cloud (formerly Episerver Content Cloud)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

WordPress

WordPress 8.6
Based on 2 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

Optimizely Content Cloud (formerly Episerver Content Cloud)

Optimizely Content Cloud (formerly Episerver Content Cloud) 8.0
Based on 4 answers
Working with Ektron Support has always been a pleasure. They are quick to respond, extremely knowledgeable, and truly care about resolving your issue. I have never once been disappointed with their response.
Jenn Murray | TrustRadius Reviewer

WordPress

WordPress 8.2
Based on 16 answers
There are forums for WordPress along with the Subreddit. I understand that this is an open-source product so they don't have a company supported helpline (which isn't feasible). It is a bit of a pain trying to Google the right solution for getting help from other experts. However, the support is pretty adequate as there are plenty of resources out there.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Optimizely Content Cloud (formerly Episerver Content Cloud)

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

Optimizely Content Cloud (formerly Episerver Content Cloud)

Optimizely Content Cloud (formerly Episerver Content Cloud) 6.7
Based on 3 answers
Ektron is one of the best solution for .Net platform. Over the years have improved the performance issues that the previous versions had. My only complain is right now you can't do Page builder pages if you choose to have a MVC architecture
Anonymous | 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

Optimizely Content Cloud (formerly Episerver Content Cloud)

Optimizely Content Cloud (formerly Episerver Content Cloud) 8.0
Based on 2 answers
No answer on this topic is available.

WordPress

WordPress 9.0
Based on 12 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

Optimizely Content Cloud (formerly Episerver Content Cloud)

Among all the CMS products that I've tested, Episerver had a stronger coupling with an e-commerce product (Episerver Commerce), and that was the main reason we went with it. Besides that, the main reasons why I wouldn't go with each, would be mainly:Joomla:
  • Many plug-ins in the marketplace were very poorly written, managed by very small/one person shops, and held very little reliability for a commerce solution.
  • Ability to adapt to business demands was very low.
Salesforce:
  • Very high cost for implementing; commerce model didn't suit our business model well.
Umbraco:
  • Didn't suit our traffic needs. While the CMS support was similar, the integration between Epi CMS & Commerce provided a better experience for our users.
Sean Haddy | 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

Optimizely Content Cloud (formerly Episerver Content Cloud)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Optimizely Content Cloud (formerly Episerver Content Cloud)

  • Ektron has cost our non-profit huge sums of money with little to no return. Most of our web initiatives have been put on complete hold as we have begun to outsource most of our work to third parties as our website is a mishmash of technologies and patchwork fixes.
  • Ektron has slowed down workflows considerably and all of our content editors refuse to produce content they do not absolutely have to, resulting in the web content manager (me) taking on most tasks or retraining people on a continuous basis.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

WordPress

  • Platform adoption - many people are already familiar with WordPress and recognize it as an easy and customizable tool to use, so they are more likely to jump on board.
  • Reduced costs - WordPress is less expensive than complex, enterprise-level CMS.
  • Scalability - we are able to reuse templates, components etc and quickly duplicate web properties for other related teams web needs.
  • Increased efficiency - WordPress has a smaller learning curve than our more complex CMS, which allows for quicker building of pages by page authors and less time spent doing training and product support.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

WordPress

Pricing Details

Optimizely Content Cloud (formerly Episerver Content Cloud)

General

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

WordPress

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Optimizely Content Cloud (formerly Episerver Content Cloud)
5.8
WordPress
9.0

Likelihood to Renew

Optimizely Content Cloud (formerly Episerver Content Cloud)
8.0
WordPress
8.7

Usability

Optimizely Content Cloud (formerly Episerver Content Cloud)
7.3
WordPress
8.6

Reliability and Availability

Optimizely Content Cloud (formerly Episerver Content Cloud)
9.2
WordPress
9.5

Performance

Optimizely Content Cloud (formerly Episerver Content Cloud)
WordPress
8.6

Support Rating

Optimizely Content Cloud (formerly Episerver Content Cloud)
8.0
WordPress
8.2

In-Person Training

Optimizely Content Cloud (formerly Episerver Content Cloud)
WordPress
7.0

Online Training

Optimizely Content Cloud (formerly Episerver Content Cloud)
6.7
WordPress
10.0

Implementation Rating

Optimizely Content Cloud (formerly Episerver Content Cloud)
8.0
WordPress
9.0

Scalability

Optimizely Content Cloud (formerly Episerver Content Cloud)
WordPress
10.0

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