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Phoenix Framework vs WordPress: What are the differences?

What is Phoenix Framework? Most web frameworks make you choose between speed and a productive environment. Phoenix gives you both. Phoenix is a framework for building HTML5 apps, API backends and distributed systems. Written in Elixir, you get beautiful syntax, productive tooling and a fast runtime.

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.

Phoenix Framework belongs to "Frameworks (Full Stack)" category of the tech stack, while WordPress can be primarily classified under "Self-Hosted Blogging / CMS".

"High performance", "Super fast" and "Rapid development" are the key factors why developers consider Phoenix Framework; whereas "Customizable", "Easy to manage" and "Plugins & themes" are the primary reasons why WordPress is favored.

Phoenix Framework and WordPress are both open source tools. Phoenix Framework with 14K GitHub stars and 1.76K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than WordPress with 12.6K GitHub stars and 7.69K GitHub forks.

Stack Exchange, ebay, and LinkedIn are some of the popular companies that use WordPress, whereas Phoenix Framework is used by The RealReal, DNSBL.io, and inkl. WordPress has a broader approval, being mentioned in 5305 company stacks & 1389 developers stacks; compared to Phoenix Framework, which is listed in 73 company stacks and 46 developer stacks.

Decisions about Phoenix Framework and WordPress
Xander Groesbeek
Founder at Rate My Meeting · | 5 upvotes · 118K 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 Phoenix Framework
Pros of WordPress
  • 116
    High performance
  • 74
    Super fast
  • 69
    Rapid development
  • 60
    Erlang VM
  • 60
    Open source
  • 45
    Well designed
  • 43
    Channels
  • 37
    Easily Scalable
  • 35
    Very extensible
  • 35
    Restful
  • 11
    Functional Programming
  • 9
    Great community
  • 9
    Inspired by Rails
  • 8
    Beautiful code
  • 8
    Ecto
  • 6
    Scalable
  • 6
    Fault tolerant
  • 4
    Insanely fast and easy
  • 4
    Elegant
  • 4
    Feels like working with rails framework with more power
  • 3
    LiveView feature
  • 3
    Great integration with GraphQL
  • 3
    Benevolent dictator that decides project course
  • 2
  • 2
    Front-End Agnostic
  • 2
    Built-in websocket support
  • 1
    KK
  • 1
    Functional approach
  • 409
    Customizable
  • 360
    Easy to manage
  • 349
    Plugins & themes
  • 258
    Non-tech colleagues can update website content
  • 245
    Really powerful
  • 143
    Rapid website development
  • 76
    Best documentation
  • 50
    Codex
  • 43
    Product feature set
  • 34
    Custom/internal social network
  • 13
    Open source
  • 7
    Great for all types of websites
  • 5
    Huge install and user base
  • 4
    Best
  • 4
    I like it like I like a kick in the groin
  • 4
    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
  • 3
    API-based CMS
  • 2
    Easy To use
  • 1
    <a href="https://secure.wphackedhel">Easy Beginner</a>

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Cons of Phoenix Framework
Cons of WordPress
  • 6
    No jobs
  • 5
    Very difficult
  • 11
    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 Phoenix Framework?

Phoenix is a framework for building HTML5 apps, API backends and distributed systems. Written in Elixir, you get beautiful syntax, productive tooling and a fast runtime.

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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