When comparing ExpressionEngine vs Pinegrow, the Slant community recommends ExpressionEngine for most people. In the question“What are the best web content management systems?” ExpressionEngine is ranked 10th while Pinegrow is ranked 13th.
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Pro No restrictions on how a site can be designed
Pro Focus on security
Pro Commercial support
Pro Multi platform desktop software
Windows, Mac & Linux. 32 / 64 bit.
Pro Supports top front-end frameworks
Bootstrap, Foundation, Materialize, etc. Also many other frameworks, languages, etc.
Pro Reasonably priced
Not free as the main con says, but the cost is fair; and it's okay to encourage a company that produces a quality tool at a very reasonable price.
Pro Realtime preview
You can see the screen preview at real time. No need to click [Preview] button.
Con Built on top of codeigniter: an outdated framework
Codeigniter was cool.... back when PHP was at 5.2
Con Simple pages can hurt performance
A simple page can rack up on database queries. Many sites usually suffer from this. Create an empty page and there's a few queries that run and it's unneccessary.
Con Can be overkill for simple or smaller sites
Con Cost is high
Especially for commercial sites
Con Free update is available only 1 year
Update version will be available only 1 year once you buy the license.