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Bootstrap vs WordPress: What are the differences?

What is Bootstrap? Simple and flexible HTML, CSS, and JS for popular UI components and interactions. Bootstrap is the most popular HTML, CSS, and JS framework for developing responsive, mobile first projects on the web.

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.

Bootstrap belongs to "Front-End Frameworks" category of the tech stack, while WordPress can be primarily classified under "Self-Hosted Blogging / CMS".

Some of the features offered by Bootstrap are:

  • Preprocessors: Bootstrap ships with vanilla CSS, but its source code utilizes the two most popular CSS preprocessors, Less and Sass. Quickly get started with precompiled CSS or build on the source.
  • One framework, every device: Bootstrap easily and efficiently scales your websites and applications with a single code base, from phones to tablets to desktops with CSS media queries.
  • Full of features: With Bootstrap, you get extensive and beautiful documentation for common HTML elements, dozens of custom HTML and CSS components, and awesome jQuery plugins.

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

  • Flexibility
  • Publishing Tools
  • User Management

"Responsiveness", "UI components" and "Consistent" are the key factors why developers consider Bootstrap; whereas "Customizable", "Easy to manage" and "Plugins & themes" are the primary reasons why WordPress is favored.

Bootstrap and WordPress are both open source tools. It seems that Bootstrap with 134K GitHub stars and 66K forks on GitHub has more adoption than WordPress with 12.6K GitHub stars and 7.69K GitHub forks.

Spotify, Twitter, and Lyft are some of the popular companies that use Bootstrap, whereas WordPress is used by Stack Exchange, ebay, and LinkedIn. Bootstrap has a broader approval, being mentioned in 7044 company stacks & 1115 developers stacks; compared to WordPress, which is listed in 5305 company stacks and 1389 developer stacks.

What is Bootstrap?

Bootstrap is the most popular HTML, CSS, and JS framework for developing responsive, mobile first projects on the web.

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 Bootstrap and WordPress?
Semantic UI
Semantic empowers designers and developers by creating a shared vocabulary for UI.
jQuery
jQuery is a cross-platform JavaScript library designed to simplify the client-side scripting of HTML.
Material
Express your creativity with Material, an animation and graphics framework for Google's Material Design and Apple's Flat UI in Swift.
React
Lots of people use React as the V in MVC. Since React makes no assumptions about the rest of your technology stack, it's easy to try it out on a small feature in an existing project.
Foundation
Foundation is the most advanced responsive front-end framework in the world. You can quickly prototype and build sites or apps that work on any kind of device with Foundation, which includes layout constructs (like a fully responsive grid), elements and best practices.
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Reviews of Bootstrap and WordPress
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Business Analyst
Review ofWordPressWordPress

Wordpress is extremely easy to learn and implement. Although is it not as sexy for devs to work with it is by far the most cost effective way to get a dynamic website up and running with very little debugging.

It's great for: * Landing pages * Private Social Networks * Blogs - obviously ;) * News Networks * Member sites * Multilingual content

Review ofWordPressWordPress

well my cms is also wp and for a simple fitness blog/brand wordpress extends great help. Easy to use backend, easy plugins for seo. Recommended for freshies! I like this CMS. It is easy for use. I recommended them.

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pm at 36kr
Review ofBootstrapBootstrap

我们团队一直在使用bootstrap,非常简单易用,并且有帮助。支持也很到位,很喜欢!用了4年的时间,会持续的用下去,加油!!Bootstrap!!!

Review ofBootstrapBootstrap

We have been using it for the past 3 years and have no complaints

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Ladyboy Bunnies
Review ofWordPressWordPress

Wordpress is unparalleled, in terms of flexibility.

Review ofBootstrapBootstrap

Good service with a good price, worth the money.

How developers use Bootstrap and WordPress
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Nuclear Networking uses WordPressWordPress

Denver SEO Expert is an online marketing and marketing technology company with locations in Atlanta, GA and Denver, CO. We boost marketing ROI up to 300% faster than competitors – delivering >4X – 5X returns. The company provides technical marketing services to B2B & B2C companies and marketing agencies. We are staffed by highly-trained individuals with backgrounds that include top-MBA business insight, U.S. government & military intelligence, secure coding and database management, engineering and Google algorithm analysis. Nuclear Networking supports companies ranging from startups to large enterprises. Approved Google Partners.

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StackShare uses BootstrapBootstrap

Leanstack was on Bootstrap 2. Chose this because it is wildly popular, so it’s active, has been used a lot in production, and has a ton of features. Anything you need to do from a UI perspective, there’s likely a plugin for it already part of the library. Haven’t tried the others, but we're happy with BS.

For StackShare, we upgraded to Bootstrap 3. I don’t like that they changed the name of columns, essentially breaking the grid layout for Bootstrap 2 and below, so that was a real pain to update. I hope they don’t do that again. Once we have more bandwidth, we’re totally going to decouple our markup from Bootstrap.

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shridhardalavi uses BootstrapBootstrap

Bootstrap is a framework to help you design websites faster and easier. It includes HTML and CSS based design templates for typography, forms, buttons, tables, navigation, modals, image carousels, etc. It also gives you support for JavaScript plugins. Bootstrap's responsive CSS adjusts to phones, tablets, and desktops Bootstrap is compatible with all modern browsers (Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari, and Opera)

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CloudRepo uses BootstrapBootstrap

We started with a bootstrap based template and then completely rewrote it due to poor design of the template. Using boostrap properly was a great experience - once you learn it and use it properly, it's simple to use and very good at being responsive and adapting to the various screen view.

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Perljobs.Ru uses BootstrapBootstrap

I simply bought a "job board" template for the website, which is written using Bootstrap 2. I'm hoping to upgrade the site to Boostrap 3 when I'll have a time.

Я просто купил шаблон для доски вакансий, написанный на Boostrap 2. Когда будет время перепишу все на Bootstrap 3.

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Ujjwal Bhujel uses BootstrapBootstrap

With the advancement in CSS, Bootstrap is creating new milestones when it comes to minimising our CSS codes. So elegant and beautiful yet easy and convenient to use once you go through all the classes and its elements. In addition, its JS function is impressive too.

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Megan Morsie uses WordPressWordPress

I use WordPress to develop easy-to-maintain, dynamic sites for clients and at my job at KHM Travel Group. I also used WordPress to develop personal/project sites while at Bowling Green State University.

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Giftstarter uses WordPressWordPress

Wordpress is used for our blog and some of our content & landing pages, runs on a subdomain. We also use a custom Python proxy to bring in blog content to the primary domain (/blog).

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Web Dreams uses WordPressWordPress

I use word press when I need to deliver static websites in super short time. It’s easy, fast and can be used to create amazing single page sites for small to medium sized companies..

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PromoCode Land uses WordPressWordPress

Promo Code Land Blog having latest and updated Promotional code, discount offers, online discount deals, coupon codes, one day sale update for USA and Canada.

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