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:
- 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.
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