Comparison Guide : Bold and WordPress

Searching for an alternative to WordPress? Quintype’s digital publishing solutions empower growing media organizations to create, distribute, and monetize content better.
Comparison Guide : Bold and WordPress

Moving to a better content management system is often necessary to scale your digital publishing business. We’ve been asked how Quintype’s CMS (Bold) and monetization solutions compare with WordPress and we’ve done our research.

This guide will give you a comparison of features, pricing, performance, and even migration.

Top Features

Features  Bold WordPress
Custom editorial workflow Yes No, third party plugin required
Content structure Codified  Blocks
Mobile responsive back-end CMS Yes No
Granular access control Yes
No, third party plugin required

Paywall support Yes, native integration with Accesstype
No, third party integration required

Native SEO Yes  No, third party integration required
Built-in content categorisation Card attributes, Story attributes, tags, Sections, Collections and entities Tags and categories 
Hosting Hosting with DDoS protection, CDN and caching with 99.95% uptime guarantee  Self hosted
Front-end Ahead with Page builder to manage branding and layouts at no additional costs. Built-in PWA with add on native mobile apps.  Multiple theme builders bundled with different themes that have additional licensing fees. Custom development required for native mobile apps

Why should you choose Bold over Wordpress?

While WordPress is massively popular and used by a majority of online websites, the CMS struggles as publishers grow at scale. Many of our publishers who used WordPress before they moved to Bold have lauded its ability to support multiple concurrent users, faster search and better front-end support for multiple screens and screenless devices. Other comparisons of Bold CMS vs. WordPress include -

  1. Content for all devices - PWA, Mobile App, Smart speakers

  2. Optimized for search engine optimization - Sitemaps, schema, canonicals, AMP, Social tags

  3. Integrate with any 3rd party tools tailored to your business needs including Copyscape, push notifications, email subscriptions, and more

  4. Story templates and multiple story types including photo, videos, and live blogging.

  5. In-built Analytics to analyze the performance of stories, authors, and topics.

On pricing, While WordPress is free, you do end up paying agencies to develop your website. Third-party plugin licenses and hosting and other management costs add up slowly but significantly as you grow.

Quintype’s pricing is all-inclusive of the Bold CMS, hosting, front-end infrastructure, security, and front-end framework - Ahead. With economies of scale, Quintype democratizes technologies used by the largest media companies to empower growing publishers to focus on content while leaving the technology-heavy lifting to us.

Additional advantages of not having to hire and maintain technology teams also reduce the total cost of ownership when compared with WordPress. Our monthly costs start at just $50/mo for up to 50k visitors/month.

Here’s a breakup of our cost based on traffic:

Page views  Upto 50k Upto 100k Upto 250k Upto 500k 1-5 M 5-10 M 10M+
Pricing USD $50 $80 $150 $250 $350/million  $300/million $200/million 

Key Similarities between Quintype and Wordpress VIP for media publishers

  • API-driven

  • Auto-scaling infrastructure

  • Security

  • 24/7 operational support

  • Automatic maintenance updates and security patches

We used the headless CMS to launch our digital platform in 2016. From CMS to paywall solutions, Quintype manages the full tech stack for us. The platform is easy to use and customize for our requirements.

Amarnath Govindarajan, Digital Head, Swarajya

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