CMS Comparison Chart

Most CMSes tick all the key feature checkboxes. Gain insight into areas that may help you choose the best one for your important online properties.

By The MODX Team  |  Updated: September 12, 2023  |  2 min read
CMS Comparison Chart

Virtually all CMSes can be used to build basic sites. Some come with steeper learning curves than others, some with less flexibility than others, but those are subjective measures.

When evaluating a platform for your website, you should consider whether or not there is strong leadership and direction for the software, whether or not there is enough traction to ensure ongoing developemnt for the next 5+ years, and if it will be adaptable for current and future needs. You should also consider scalability, security, accessibility, ecosystem health and User Experience.

Functional Area MODX Revolution WordPress Drupal Joomla
Reported Security Vulnerabilities 29 1,613 1,035 989
PDO-based Database Access Yes No Yes No
Easily Use Any Template Method You Wish Yes No No No
Estimated Number of Plugins/Extras/Modules 689 44,363 34,024 7,754
Commercially Licensed Extras Yes Yes Yes Yes
Hostile to Commercial Licenses No Yes No No
Year Founded 2004 2003 2001 2005
Fork (linked if not defunct) Etomite b2evolution No Mambo
Forks No No Backdrop CMS No
Founders still actively involved Yes Yes Yes No
Governance Founders Foundation Foundation Foundation
Final Decision Making Founders Matt Mullenweg Dries Buytart By Committee
Commercial Support from the Source MODX No via Acquia No
Managed/Premium Hosting from the Source MODX Cloud WordPress VIP via Acquia No
High Performance Caching in the Core Yes No No ?
Easily Scale across Multiple Servers Yes No No ?
Reliable for Multi-site Yes No Yes ?
Accessible Manager Add-on Yes ? No
Accessibility Statement Yes Yes ? ?