Comparing content management systems (CMS) is a complex subject, especially when they serve different purposes when viewing perspectives from their roots. Wordpress is a blogging platform that formerly needed a tad of effort to make it a functional CMS; fortunately it has evolved to a user-friendlier program through time. MODX is another system that also required a bit of work to create a regular blog with usual features. After quite some time they established an add-on to make functions a lot easier and continuous.
Both CMSs are powerful and both systems are flawed. However, if you are skilled enough there is nothing you can’t accomplish with both systems. When deciding what program to use, your verdict will depend on the specs of your task, budget, experience and time limitations.
Counting all of those factors in, a lot of users agree that Wordpress has done quite a number of improvements when it comes to usability. It’s actually quite simple, and if you are dealing with financial and time restrictions and the task on hand supports the use of Wordpress, then you have more than enough reasons to go with it. The one department MODX surpasses Wordpress in simplicity of use and swiftness of deployment is by the use of themes. The template system is ludicrously easy, but if you already possess a Wordpress theme then you simply won’t be beaten for the speed in which you can create and customize a website.
When dealing with more complex sites, then the contrast slims down drastically and you will probably encounter complications with both systems. The MODX system for instance is pretty formidable and more helpful than the competitions own system, but its particularly challenging to setup. Correspondingly with add-on customization, you are going to have to study the MODX API and bear with every update and the things it disrupts. It is presently not quite a difficulty with Wordpress since it possesses a more developed API.
Nevertheless, if you are to create a complex website that requires various templates, and if coding is not a problem and you know how to operate MODX add-ons, then consider using MODX first because it's framework competences seamlessly allow you to twist and turn into whatever you desire. However, be certain that you know how to code, or know a person who can help you. Wordpress has tons of plugin authors available who can produce any plugin you desire for a justifiable amount of money; this is not the case for MODX. Wordpress has been available for quite some time now and there are loads of rock-solid documentation and tons of online sources, again this is not the case with the MODX presently, although it is only a matter of time before it catches up. At the end of the day, it all boils down to personal preference and overall requirements.