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AEM vs WordPress: What are the differences?

Developers describe AEM as "A comprehensive content management solution for building websites *". It is a web-based client-server system for building, managing and deploying commercial websites and related services. It combines a number of infrastructure-level and application-level functions into a single integrated package. On the other hand, *WordPress** is detailed as "A semantic personal publishing platform with a focus on aesthetics, web standards, and usability". The core software is built by hundreds of community volunteers, and when you’re ready for more there are thousands of plugins and themes available to transform your site into almost anything you can imagine. Over 60 million people have chosen WordPress to power the place on the web they call “home” — we’d love you to join the family.

AEM and WordPress can be categorized as "Self-Hosted Blogging / CMS" tools.

WordPress is an open source tool with 12.7K GitHub stars and 7.78K GitHub forks. Here's a link to WordPress's open source repository on GitHub.

According to the StackShare community, WordPress has a broader approval, being mentioned in 6328 company stacks & 6516 developers stacks; compared to AEM, which is listed in 9 company stacks and 3 developer stacks.

Decisions about AEM and WordPress
Xander Groesbeek
Founder at Rate My Meeting · | 5 upvotes · 161.5K views

So many choices for CMSs these days. So then what do you choose if speed, security and customization are key? Headless for one. Consuming your own APIs for content is absolute key. It makes designing pages in the front-end a breeze. Leaving Ghost and Cockpit. If I then looked at the footprint and impact on server load, Cockpit definitely wins that battle.

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10 Years ago I have started to check more about the online sphere and I have decided to make a website. There were a few CMS available at that time like WordPress or Joomla that you can use to have your website. At that point, I have decided to use WordPress as it was the easiest and I am glad I have made a good decision. Now WordPress is the most used CMS. Later I have created also a site about WordPress: https://www.wpdoze.com

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Pros of AEM
Pros of WordPress
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    • 412
      Customizable
    • 362
      Easy to manage
    • 351
      Plugins & themes
    • 258
      Non-tech colleagues can update website content
    • 246
      Really powerful
    • 144
      Rapid website development
    • 77
      Best documentation
    • 51
      Codex
    • 44
      Product feature set
    • 35
      Custom/internal social network
    • 15
      Open source
    • 8
      Great for all types of websites
    • 6
      Huge install and user base
    • 5
      Best
    • 5
      It's simple and easy to use by any novice
    • 5
      Perfect example of user collaboration
    • 5
      Open Source Community
    • 5
      Most websites make use of it
    • 5
      I like it like I like a kick in the groin
    • 4
      Community
    • 4
      API-based CMS
    • 3
      Easy To use
    • 2
      <a href="https://secure.wphackedhel">Easy Beginner</a>

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    Cons of AEM
    Cons of WordPress
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      • 12
        Plugins are of mixed quality
      • 12
        Hard to keep up-to-date if you customize things
      • 9
        Not best backend UI
      • 2
        Complex Organization
      • 1
        Great Security

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      What is AEM?

      It is a web-based client-server system for building, managing and deploying commercial websites and related services. It combines a number of infrastructure-level and application-level functions into a single integrated package.

      What is WordPress?

      The core software is built by hundreds of community volunteers, and when you’re ready for more there are thousands of plugins and themes available to transform your site into almost anything you can imagine. Over 60 million people have chosen WordPress to power the place on the web they call “home” — we’d love you to join the family.

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        What are some alternatives to AEM and WordPress?
        Magento
        Magento Community Edition is perfect if you’re a developer who wants to build your own solution with flexible eCommerce technology. You can modify the core code and add a wide variety of features and functionality.
        Drupal
        Drupal is an open source content management platform powering millions of websites and applications. It’s built, used, and supported by an active and diverse community of people around the world.
        Contentful
        With Contentful, you can bring your content anywhere using our APIs, completely customize your content structure all while using your preferred programming languages and frameworks.
        Joomla!
        Joomla is a simple and powerful web server application and it requires a server with PHP and either MySQL, PostgreSQL, or SQL Server to run it.
        Adobe Experience Manager
        It is a Web Content Management System that allows companies to manage their web content (Web pages, digital assets, forms, etc) and also create digital experiences with this content on any platform web, mobile or IoT.
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