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Last Updated on 2nd July 2022 by Ajmer Singh
WordPress vs Magento
So, the big debate! Which one is better? Which one should you be using?
Magento is a really powerful platform that has quite an interesting architecture behind it.
WordPress on the other hand is much simpler to use and provides a lot of plugins to get your website up and running quickly.
If you’re not a developer this can be really useful,
however, if you want more complex functionalities then WordPress may become a downfall because it will be harder to achieve these complexities when coding yourself.
Check out below for some quick pros and cons of each platform.
* Easy to use – great for beginners.
* Lots of plugins available to get you up and running in no time.
* Theme market with lots of free themes available, so you can quickly change your website design without having to spend months learning how to code yourself.
(Themify ultra is the theme that I use on my websites)
*Great for when you want to test out different designs to see what converts – or if you want it quickly!
* WordPress.org is free, so no licensing costs.
* Security issues. It’s open-source software and because of this the code base has not been as secure as Magento has managed to be
(although it’s worth mentioning that Magento has had some major security breaches in the past too!)
* Theme market may not have all the features you want so it may be harder to implement advanced functionalities compared to Magento.
* Can be very slow if you don’t configure your web server or use a managed hosting service because WordPress is particularly resources intensive.
Since each visitor is running a PHP process this can get pretty costly.
* Open-source software, but Magento have a lot of development going on behind the scenes to help ensure the platform is secure and reliable.
* Good architecture which makes it more stable than other platforms in terms of security – reducing issues with heavy resource usages such as memory leaks and high CPU.
* More integrations available with other eCommerce platforms to make it easier for you to drop in and switch between different providers if needed
* Less resource-intensive than WordPress so may be a better option if hosting costs are an issue or Magento is expected to handle a large amount of traffic.
(although this still depends on the number of resources the theme uses)
* More complex to use in comparison to WordPress.
* Learning curve for beginners – you need coding skills if you want to customise your installation or create new integrations.
Put simply, you can’t just install Magento and start adding products like in some hosted eCommerce platforms.
* You will likely need to hire an external developer for any custom integrations you want,
as well as if you do not like the look of your current design and want something customised.
(although this still depends on the theme and how difficult it is to change)
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