Wordpress vs Moodle Comparison Chart

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Reviews

Joe Nutt

Review of Moodle LMS

2018-08-10

I use Moodle, but if i had a choice... i probably would have went with something more WordPress-based.

Pros

Moodle is well know and well support by a community. Security updates come once a year. Great all around LMS.

Cons

Very unflexable. Plugins are infrequently updated. Moodle updates come and plugins have to be remade to match upgrades specs, if ever. Plugin support is at the mercy of the person that made them.

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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Software Advice
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Free, open-source LMS for educators, admins & learners
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Anonymous
(Construction company, 51-200 employees)

For an open source Learning Management System (LMS), there is not a better option.

2018-10-25

I have been very pleased with the quality of Moodle and the features that are available through their marketplace. My only complaint is the amount of server-side resources it takes to operate Moodle for 200-300 concurrent users.

Pros

Moodle gives you access to very progressive and advanced learning tools for the next generation thinking. Adaptive quizzes, certainty based scoring, and interactive lessons were the reasons we went with Moodle over other offers. Additionally, there isn't any user based pricing model in place.

Cons

There isn't as much support on Moodle compared to commonly used tools like WordPress.

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Moodle
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Anonymous
(Internet company, myself only employees)

Amazing Depth and customization, but complicated to set up

2019-03-15

I've spent hundreds of hours setting up multiple Moodle sites, both stand alone and using Joomdle along with Joomla. I've looked a few other LMS options, including several that work in Joomla, and nothing comes close to the feature set. I've also contracted developers to write plugins to extend it. It's a royal pain when you first set it up, it's not for the faint of heart if you want it actually customized, but once you get past that, it's a pretty powerful solution.

Pros

What can I say, this is the king of open source LMS. It has a massive eco system and can be used for all sorts of learning. It's power, flexible, and even has a mobile app.

Cons

It's not nearly as easy to set up as a CMS like Wordpress or Joomla.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Other

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Moodle
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Grant Hughes

It's free and has the functionality, but it is clunky

2019-03-17

We use Moodle to distribute documentation about our virtual tour product, and to provide a basic online tutorial and training course. It ticks the boxes for publishing the tutorials, but it is quite clunky and not as polished as we would like. However, it is free, and it is customizable, so you may find it a good base for creating training materials if you have the time and resources to improve it yourself, which is possible as it is open source software.

Pros

I like that is has a great deal of functionality for presenting learning materials and for online distance learning.

Cons

If you thought WordPress was a little clunky in earlier versions, then you may find Moodle intolerable.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
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Shahram Sedehi

Best Community Supported Online Course Creator

2018-05-07

Created a very useful language course that really worked well and was set up in a 3 weeks with very few bugs!

Pros

I am not coders, but we do know basic site publishing in WordPress. It did have a bit of learning curve, which was well facilitated by a huge vibrant community of teacher Moodle forums.

Cons

I wish they had a little better looking site templates. Aesthetics are sacrificed in Moodle for the sake of functionality, which is understandable!

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Other

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Moodle
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Jonathan Minter

Great tool for teaching academic courses and for a business-oriented LMS

2018-03-07

Ability to hold online courses with no additional cost or overhead.

Pros

Obviously the cost is great (free and open source). Getting started is a little complex (see below), but the process of creating a course and running that course is very easy and intuitive. I use this software as an instructor at a community college and I've also set it up at our church to do online courses and book studies.

Cons

So don't think it is quite like WordPress where you have a super-simple setup.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Moodle
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Anonymous
(Arts and Crafts company, myself only employees)

No more excuses about not having the assignment!

2019-03-25

I've had a really great experience with Moodle. After the initial set up it allowed me to do less work over the long-term. I'm sure other educators can speak to the masses of emails one gets asking for assignments and notes etc etc. Now they know, check Moodle.

Pros

In the past, I had set up Wordpress blogs for an online interactive classroom space but that creates one long linear scroll.

Cons

It took me a few minutes to set it up and make sure that all the students had access to all the functionality but once it was fully set up it was smooth sailing! I'm Pro-Moodle!

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Moodle Reviews
Moodle
Free, open-source LMS for educators, admins & learners
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