Pagekit vs Wagtail vs WordPress

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Decisions about Pagekit, Wagtail, and WordPress
Kamaldeep Singh

I usually take a slightly different tack because the technical level of people I usually am dealing with is lower. I tend to be pitching to decision makers and not tech people. A bit of my standard answer is below.

Wix and Squarespace are proprietary systems meant for unsophisticated users who want to build their own websites quickly and easily. While they are good for that specific use case, they do not offer any way to move beyond that if your needs arise. Since they are proprietary closed systems if you need something more advanced at some point your only option is to start over.

WordPress is an Open Source CMS that allows much more freedom. It is not quite as simple to setup and create a new site but if you are talking to me then you are not looking to build it yourself so that is really a non-issue. The main benefit of WordPress is freedom. You can host it on virtually any decent web hosting service and since it uses PHP and MySQL you can have virtually any developer take over a project without problem.

I believe in open source because of that freedom. It is good for me as a developer and it is good for my clients. If something were to happen to me or my company you would have no problem finding another qualified WordPress developer to take over the site in a totally seamless fashion. There would be no need to start from scratch.

Additionally the extensible nature of WordPress means that no matter what your future needs, WordPress can handle it. Adding things like e-commerce and custom quoting systems are just two examples of advanced solution's that I have added to WordPress sites years after they were first built.

WordPress is used by tiny one person businesses all the way up to major websites like the NY Times and I think it is right for this project as well.

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Xander Groesbeek
Founder at Rate My Meeting · | 5 upvotes · 120.1K 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 Pagekit
Pros of Wagtail
Pros of WordPress
  • 6
    Intuitive ui
  • 4
    Basic features baked-in
  • 3
    Gourgeous cms !! php in his maximum expression
  • 1
    Fast to learn and easy to expand
  • 21
    Highly customizable
  • 17
    Very Flexible
  • 16
    StreamFields are amazing
  • 13
    Web content management
  • 12
    Non-tech colleagues can update website content
  • 11
    Fast as hell
  • 9
    Easy setup
  • 8
    Customizable
  • 7
    Solid documentation
  • 3
    Very High Performance
  • 2
    Plugins & themes
  • 0
    The Wharton School
  • 409
    Customizable
  • 360
    Easy to manage
  • 349
    Plugins & themes
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    Non-tech colleagues can update website content
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    Really powerful
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    Rapid website development
  • 76
    Best documentation
  • 50
    Codex
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    Product feature set
  • 34
    Custom/internal social network
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    Open source
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    Great for all types of websites
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    Huge install and user base
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    Best
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    I like it like I like a kick in the groin
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    Most websites make use of it
  • 4
    Open Source Community
  • 4
    Perfect example of user collaboration
  • 4
    It's simple and easy to use by any novice
  • 3
    Community
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    API-based CMS
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    Easy To use
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    <a href="https://secure.wphackedhel">Easy Beginner</a>

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Cons of Pagekit
Cons of Wagtail
Cons of WordPress
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    • 2
      Not a full CMS: basic components require heavy coding
    • 2
      Small developer community
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      Expensive to develop
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      Hard to keep up-to-date if you customize things
    • 10
      Plugins are of mixed quality
    • 8
      Not best backend UI
    • 1
      Complex Organization
    • 1
      Great Security

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    What is Pagekit?

    Pagekit gives you the tools to create beautiful websites. No matter if it's a simple blog, your company's website or a web service. Pagekit has a modular and extendable architecture and is built on top of Symfony components and modern open source libraries.

    What is Wagtail?

    Wagtail is a Django content management system built originally for the Royal College of Art and focused on flexibility and user experience.

    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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