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Bolt CMS vs WordPress: What are the differences?

What is Bolt CMS? An open source Content Management Tool. It is an open source Content Management Tool, which strives to be as simple and straightforward as possible. It is quick to set up, easy to configure, uses elegant templates.

What is WordPress? 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.

Bolt CMS and WordPress belong to "Self-Hosted Blogging / CMS" category of the tech stack.

Some of the features offered by Bolt CMS are:

  • Twig templates
  • Responsive
  • Powerful ContentTypes

On the other hand, WordPress provides the following key features:

  • Flexibility
  • Publishing Tools
  • User Management

Bolt CMS and WordPress are both open source tools. It seems that WordPress with 12.7K GitHub stars and 7.78K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Bolt CMS with 3.92K GitHub stars and 808 GitHub forks.

Decisions about Bolt CMS and WordPress
Xander Groesbeek
Founder at Rate My Meeting · | 5 upvotes · 131.2K 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 Bolt CMS
Pros of WordPress
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    • 411
      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
      Open Source Community
    • 5
      Perfect example of user collaboration
    • 5
      It's simple and easy to use by any novice
    • 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 Bolt CMS
    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 Bolt CMS?

      It is an open source Content Management Tool, which strives to be as simple and straightforward as possible. It is quick to set up, easy to configure, uses elegant templates.

      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 Bolt CMS and WordPress?
      ProcessWire
      ProcessWire is an open source content management system (CMS) and web application framework aimed at the needs of designers, developers and their clients. ProcessWire gives you more control over your fields, templates and markup than other platforms, and provides a powerful template system that works the way you do
      Grav
      It is a free, open-source and self-hosted content management system (CMS) based on the PHP programming language and Symfony web application framework. It uses a flat file database for both backend and frontend. It is more widely used, and growing at a faster rate, than other leading flat-file CMS competitors.
      Craft
      Craft is a content management system (CMS) that’s laser-focused on doing one thing really, really well: managing content.
      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.
      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.
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