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Magento vs WordPress: What are the differences?

Developers describe Magento as "Flexible eCommerce solutions, a vibrant extensions marketplace and an open global ecosystem". 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. 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.

Magento and WordPress are primarily classified as "Ecommerce" and "Self-Hosted Blogging / CMS" tools respectively.

Some of the features offered by Magento are:

  • Analytics and Reporting
  • Product Browsing
  • Catalog Browsing

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

  • Flexibility
  • Publishing Tools
  • User Management

"Open source" is the primary reason why developers consider Magento over the competitors, whereas "Customizable" was stated as the key factor in picking WordPress.

Magento and WordPress are both open source tools. It seems that WordPress with 12.6K GitHub stars and 7.69K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Magento with 7.62K GitHub stars and 6.53K GitHub forks.

Stack Exchange, ebay, and LinkedIn are some of the popular companies that use WordPress, whereas Magento is used by Nike, Luckycycle, and Talkable. WordPress has a broader approval, being mentioned in 5305 company stacks & 1389 developers stacks; compared to Magento, which is listed in 148 company stacks and 50 developer stacks.

What is 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.

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 Magento and WordPress?
    WooCommerce
    WooCommerce is the most popular WordPress eCommerce plugin. And it's available for free. Packed full of features, perfectly integrated into your self-hosted WordPress website.
    OpenCart
    It is an online store management system. It is PHP-based, using a MySQL database and HTML components. Support is provided for different languages and currencies. It is freely available under the GNU General Public License.
    BigCommerce
    It is a true all-in-one ecommerce platform with the power to grow your business & help you sell more. It empowers you to rise above complexity – and ultimately focus on optimizing your business for growth.
    PrestaShop
    PrestaShop is written in PHP, is highly customizable, supports all the major payment services, is translated in many languages and localized for many countries, and is fully responsive (both front- and back-office).
    Shopify
    Shopify powers tens of thousands of online retailers including General Electric, Amnesty International, CrossFit, Tesla Motors, Encyclopaedia Britannica, Foo Fighters, GitHub, and more. Our platform allows users to easily and quickly create their own online store without all the technical work involved in developing their own website, or the huge expense of having someone else build it. Shopify lets merchants manage all aspects of their shops: uploading products, changing the design, accepting credit card orders, and viewing their incoming orders and completed transactions.
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    Reviews of Magento and WordPress
    Avatar of IanEdington
    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.

    Avatar of bunniesstudio
    Ladyboy Bunnies
    Review ofWordPressWordPress

    Wordpress is unparalleled, in terms of flexibility.

    How developers use Magento and WordPress
    Avatar of Nuclear Networking
    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.

    Avatar of Megan Morsie
    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.

    Avatar of Giftstarter
    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).

    Avatar of Web Dreams
    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..

    Avatar of Veon Consulting Pvt Limited
    Veon Consulting Pvt Limited uses MagentoMagento

    We offer our integration services for Magento 2.0 as well. We integrate Magento with third party applications using the REST protocol and help make sales cycle short an efficient.

    Avatar of PromoCode Land
    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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