Titan CMS vs. WordPress

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Titan CMS
Score 8.0 out of 10
Mid-Size Companies (51-1,000 employees)
Titan CMS is a web content management system (CMS) for building public websites, intranets, or extranets from Northwood Software. .Titan CMS is built on Microsoft C#.NET 4.0, SQL 2008 R2, and is designed to operate on the Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 64-bit operating system. Titan CMS offers web and data management, e-commerce, SEO, third-party code integration, site analytics, workflow and security.
$9,500
one-time fee
WordPress
Score 8.5 out of 10
N/A
Wordpress is an open-source publishing platform popular with bloggers, and a content management system, known for its simplicity and modifiability. Websites may host their own blogging communities, controlling and moderating content from a single dashboard.N/A
Pricing
Titan CMSWordPress
Editions & Modules
Base License
$9,500
one-time fee
Professional License
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one-time fee
Corporate License
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one-time fee
Enterprise License
Contact Sales for Details
one-time fee
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Titan CMSWordPress
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup Fee$5,000 undefinedNo setup fee
Additional Details
More Pricing Information
Community Pulse
Titan CMSWordPress
Considered Both Products
Titan CMS
Chose Titan CMS
I am a super fan of WordPress and would have suggested having our website built within that platform in a heartbeat, however, I began my employment here after the website had already been built within Titan. Essentially, Titan was chosen as our CMS because we needed something …
WordPress

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Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
Titan CMSWordPress
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
Titan CMS
3.0
5 Ratings
92% below category average
WordPress
8.3
127 Ratings
2% above category average
Role-based user permissions3.05 Ratings8.3127 Ratings
Platform & Infrastructure
Comparison of Platform & Infrastructure features of Product A and Product B
Titan CMS
4.0
2 Ratings
63% below category average
WordPress
6.5
104 Ratings
17% below category average
API4.02 Ratings6.494 Ratings
Internationalization / multi-language4.02 Ratings6.679 Ratings
Web Content Creation
Comparison of Web Content Creation features of Product A and Product B
Titan CMS
4.6
5 Ratings
50% below category average
WordPress
8.0
133 Ratings
5% above category average
WYSIWYG editor8.04 Ratings8.2120 Ratings
Code quality / cleanliness3.04 Ratings7.3121 Ratings
Admin section6.04 Ratings8.7131 Ratings
Page templates2.05 Ratings8.1128 Ratings
Library of website themes8.02 Ratings8.4130 Ratings
Mobile optimization / responsive design2.03 Ratings8.5129 Ratings
Publishing workflow3.05 Ratings8.4125 Ratings
Form generator5.05 Ratings6.4104 Ratings
Web Content Management
Comparison of Web Content Management features of Product A and Product B
Titan CMS
3.8
5 Ratings
64% below category average
WordPress
7.9
131 Ratings
7% above category average
Content taxonomy5.05 Ratings6.7113 Ratings
SEO support1.05 Ratings8.1118 Ratings
Bulk management8.05 Ratings7.5100 Ratings
Availability / breadth of extensions1.04 Ratings8.5121 Ratings
Community / comment management4.04 Ratings8.6120 Ratings
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Score 9.5 out of 10
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Score 9.5 out of 10
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User Ratings
Titan CMSWordPress
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(6 ratings)
8.9
(169 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
10.0
(3 ratings)
9.4
(36 ratings)
Usability
9.5
(3 ratings)
9.6
(16 ratings)
Availability
10.0
(1 ratings)
9.5
(3 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
8.6
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
8.0
(2 ratings)
10.0
(10 ratings)
In-Person Training
10.0
(1 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
10.0
(1 ratings)
9.0
(9 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Titan CMSWordPress
Likelihood to Recommend
Northwoods
Titan CMS is a good full featured CMS if users are fairly tech savvy. It is under active development and has added significant features through the years.
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Automattic
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.
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Pros
Northwoods
  • Utilizing a Filter to determine what shows on a page saves countless hours of configuring content that should be displayed on a page - it's been a lifesaver how easy it is to set up too.
  • Smart Search takes the search box and makes it magical. Common misspellings and alternate names can still send a user to the proper page!
  • Data nodes and filters can also be configured to Find a Dealer, Doctor, Location etc. It puts the power into a users hands and makes is easy to use.
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Automattic
  • 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.
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Cons
Northwoods
  • I would love to see a "View this Page" button after a page has been updated/published. Every time I publish a new page, I have to open a new browser window, navigate to a different tab, copy the page url "example/example/example" and paste it after "www.mywebsite.com" in order to preview the new page/content.
  • If Titan and WordPress were in a beauty competition, there is no way that Titan would win. Titan's dashboard, buttons, etc are dated and bland, and is in dire need of a refresh.
  • A drag and drop to upload feature would be very helpful.
  • Creating forms is very cumbersome and the pop-up window in which the form is created needs to be revamped. The font-size is much too small and it is not as customizable as it could be.
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Automattic
  • 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.
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Likelihood to Renew
Northwoods
Titan CMS had a great support system and they helped make my experience go smooth. They offer courses to help people get acquainted, offer support over the phone and are more than willing to make your experience a great one. Once I was familiar with Titan I always found myself wanting to learn more and do more to improve upon the website. Titan makes CMS fun and exciting!
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Automattic
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.
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Usability
Northwoods
Everything we've needed to accomplish, Titan CMS has been able to accomplish. From multiple levels of user rights, document rights, tagging pages and documents to make filters do the work of content displayed on a page - it's all easy to set up too. Creating a content rich product detail page template and customizing a ecommerce cart to work for those using a dealer network - needing a request for quote, to go to dealers instead of a self checkout.
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Automattic
It's a sophisticated but easy to use piece of software. Many of the content addition pieces are familiar from other pieces of software so there isn't a huge learning curve. And for new areas, there is a lot of info on WordPress.org as well as other WordPress help sites.
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Reliability and Availability
Northwoods
No answers on this topic
Automattic
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.
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Performance
Northwoods
No answers on this topic
Automattic
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.
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Support Rating
Northwoods
I understand that our Web Development Team is very busy, however, sometimes there is a delay in response and a followup email is needed to determine the progress of the issue/question
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Automattic
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.
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In-Person Training
Northwoods
It was customized to include screen shots of our site and how users can access the content that only pertains to them as well as advanced training sessions for admin duties and everything that goes along with it. Training is in small groups and can be private (your company only) if you like too.
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Automattic
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.
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Online Training
Northwoods
No answers on this topic
Automattic
It is very easy to find online resources to learn how to do just about anything with WordPress.
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Implementation Rating
Northwoods
Talk to your project manager for Titan early on in development about minimalizing customizations. It seems obvious, but many times they do what you ask in the respect of "This is how we do it now, make that happen in Titan" vs. think of how Titan can deliver the same results within the confines of the base software. It's not a fault, just human nature.
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Automattic
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
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Alternatives Considered
Northwoods
Clients have access to the online and PDF documentation, also tips and how-tos for the most current versions of Titan CMS in the market. Check out our full documentation library! unlimited Dev/ QA/ Server install. Load balancing, and cluster support included. Upgrade options included free of cost along with unlimited CPUs per server.
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Automattic
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.
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Scalability
Northwoods
No answers on this topic
Automattic
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.
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Return on Investment
Northwoods
  • Positive ROI by allowing content contributors embedded within departments with the department domain knowledge to update the site directly. More efficient and less centralized spending.
  • Requirement for investment in training users of CMS cuts into ROI. Would recommend a two-step workflow where department content contributors enter information into CMS and then approval step is done by webmaster team to ensure content meets standard formatting guidelines. This workflow functionality exists in the Titan CMS.
  • Positive ROI experienced during projects such as moving to a responsive design because much of the content can migrate untouched. Also positive when updating graphics in template to give site new look.
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Automattic
  • 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.
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ScreenShots

Titan CMS Screenshots

Screenshot of The Titan CMS Content Library is a central repository for resuable content that lets users save global and personal content blocks and access Titan CMS-delivered and theme-based templates to build pages.Screenshot of Titan CMS features an admin interface, including a simple app ribbon, drag-and-drop design, file upload functionality, search capability, and a flat navigation tree to locate and manage both content, data, image, and files.