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Medium vs WordPress: What are the differences?

Medium: The perfect place to read and write. Medium is a different kind of place on the internet. A place where the measure of success isn’t views, but viewpoints. Where the quality of the idea matters, not the author’s qualifications. A place where conversation pushes ideas forward; 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.

Medium can be classified as a tool in the "Hosted Blogging Platforms" category, while WordPress is grouped under "Self-Hosted Blogging / CMS".

Some of the features offered by Medium are:

  • Embedding videos, Tweets, Vines, etc.
  • Word Counter
  • Drafts

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

  • Flexibility
  • Publishing Tools
  • User Management

"Beautiful UI" is the primary reason why developers consider Medium over the competitors, whereas "Customizable" was stated as the key factor in picking WordPress.

WordPress is an open source tool with 12.6K GitHub stars and 7.69K GitHub forks. Here's a link to WordPress's open source repository on GitHub.

Stack Exchange, ebay, and LinkedIn are some of the popular companies that use WordPress, whereas Medium is used by Lyft, Twitch, and Edify. WordPress has a broader approval, being mentioned in 5305 company stacks & 1389 developers stacks; compared to Medium, which is listed in 73 company stacks and 75 developer stacks.

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What is Medium?

Medium is a different kind of place on the internet. A place where the measure of success isn’t views, but viewpoints. Where the quality of the idea matters, not the author’s qualifications. A place where conversation pushes ideas forward.

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 Medium and WordPress?
    Acquia
    The leader in enterprise Drupal solutions providing a powerful cloud-native platform to build, operate, and optimize your digital experience. It provide enterprise products, services, and technical support for the open-source web content management platform Drupal.
    Blogger
    Since Blogger was launched in 1999, blogs have reshaped the web, impacted politics, shaken up journalism, and enabled millions of people to have a voice and connect with others.
    Tumblr
    Tumblr is a feature rich and free blog hosting platform offering professional and fully customizable templates, bookmarklets, photos, mobile apps, and social network. The site now ranks as the 11th-largest in terms of traffic, according to Quantcast, with 170 million monthly visitors globally.
    WP Engine
    WP Engine provides best-in-class customer service on top of innovation-driven technology. This is why over 30,000 customers in 120 countries have chosen us for their mission critical WordPress hosting needs.
    Pantheon
    Stop struggling with version control, staging environments, backups, and workflow. Pantheon makes best practices easy. It’s 100% free for developers.
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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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    Ladyboy Bunnies
    Review ofWordPressWordPress

    Wordpress is unparalleled, in terms of flexibility.

    How developers use Medium 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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    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).

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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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    osu! Ripple uses MediumMedium

    Medium is used as our blog. Easy as that.

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    Daniel Pupius uses MediumMedium

    Where I work. Where I write.

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