CMS Comparison Chart

Tracking Key Differences

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 11 1,090 990 882
PDO-based Database Access Yes Yes
Easily Use Any Template Method You Wish Yes
Est. Plugins/Extras/Modules Count 689 44,363 34,024 7,754
Commercially Licensed Extras Yes Yes Yes Yes
Hostile towards Commercial Licenses Yes
Year Founded 2004 2003 2001 2005
Fork (linked if not defunct) Etomite b2evolution Mambo
Forks Backdrop CMS
Founders still actively involved Yes Yes Yes
Governance Founders Foundation Foundation Foundation
Final Decision Making Founders Matt Mullenweg Dries Buytart By Committee
Commercial Support from the Source MODX via Acquia
Managed/Premium Hosting from the Source MODX Cloud WordPress VIP via Acquia
High Performance Caching in the Core Yes No ?
Easily Scale across Multiple Servers Yes ?
Reliable for Multi-site Yes Yes ?
Accessible Manager Add-on Yes ?
Accessibility Statement Yes Yes ? ?