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dotCMS is a powerful content management system that simplifies the complex needs and integration requirements of large organizations. It delivers content to websites, intranets, mobile apps and anything with an internet connection. Teams can push entire websites to geographically distributed servers or CDNs. Fully customizable workflows adapt to your business needs. dotCMS easily integrates with third party systems, like marketing automation, eCommerce, CRMs and ERPs.

WordPress is a free and open-source content management system (CMS) based on PHP and MySQL. WordPress is installed on a web server, which either is part of an Internet hosting service or is a network host itself; the first case may be on a service like, for example, and the second case is a computer running the software package Features include a plugin architecture and a template system.

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Standard & Poor's, Roto-Rooter, Novartis, El Pollo Loco, Sépaq, Wawanesa Insurance, University of Akron,, GreenSky, Ipsy, Oberlin College, BNP Paribas, Honda, Fairfax Digital, Aquent, Thomson Reuters Foundation, Nomura, Equinix, S&P Global, viaprintoTIBCO Software, Code for America, Crosswise, Essio Shower, AdLemons, Applied Geographics
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Midsize Enterprise25%
Find out what your peers are saying about Microsoft, Liferay, Oracle and others in Web Content Management. Updated: November 2020.
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dotCMS is ranked 22nd in Web Content Management while WordPress is ranked 4th in Web Content Management with 4 reviews. dotCMS is rated 0.0, while WordPress is rated 7.6. On the other hand, the top reviewer of WordPress writes "Difficult to create content without spending a lot of time to learn it". dotCMS is most compared with Liferay Digital Experience Platform and Magnolia CMS, whereas WordPress is most compared with SharePoint, Magnolia CMS, Liferay Digital Experience Platform, Dynamicweb and TerminalFour Site Manager.

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