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Symfony vs WordPress: What are the differences?

Symfony: A PHP full-stack web framework. Symfony is written with speed and flexibility in mind. It allows developers to build better and easy to maintain websites with PHP. Symfony can be used to develop all kind of websites, from your personal blog to high traffic ones like Dailymotion or Yahoo! Answers; 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.

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

"Open source", "Php" and "Community" are the key factors why developers consider Symfony; whereas "Customizable", "Easy to manage" and "Plugins & themes" are the primary reasons why WordPress is favored.

Symfony and WordPress are both open source tools. It seems that Symfony with 21.1K GitHub stars and 7.01K forks on GitHub has more adoption 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 Symfony is used by Typeform, Accenture, and Docplanner. WordPress has a broader approval, being mentioned in 5305 company stacks & 1389 developers stacks; compared to Symfony, which is listed in 375 company stacks and 278 developer stacks.

What is Symfony?

It is written with speed and flexibility in mind. It allows developers to build better and easy to maintain websites with PHP..

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 Symfony and WordPress?
Laravel
It is a web application framework with expressive, elegant syntax. It attempts to take the pain out of development by easing common tasks used in the majority of web projects, such as authentication, routing, sessions, and caching.
Spring
A key element of Spring is infrastructural support at the application level: Spring focuses on the "plumbing" of enterprise applications so that teams can focus on application-level business logic, without unnecessary ties to specific deployment environments.
Django
Django is a high-level Python Web framework that encourages rapid development and clean, pragmatic design.
Phalcon
Phalcon is a web framework implemented as a C extension offering high performance and lower resource consumption.
CodeIgniter
CodeIgniter is a proven, agile & open PHP web application framework with a small footprint. It is powering the next generation of web apps.
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Decisions about Symfony and WordPress
Samuel Webster
Samuel Webster
Principal Developer at Colart · | 6 upvotes · 107.8K views
WooCommerce
WooCommerce
Symfony
Symfony
RabbitMQ
RabbitMQ
WordPress
WordPress
#Pim

We needed our e-commerce platform (built using WooCommerce) to be able to keep products in sync with our #pim (provided by #akeneo) which is built in Symfony . We hooked into the kernel.event_listener to send RabbitMQ messages to a WordPress API endpoint that triggers the updated product to rebuild with fresh data.

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Benjamin Bernard-Bouissières
Benjamin Bernard-Bouissières
Web Developer at ipexia · | 11 upvotes · 98.5K views
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Namecheap
Namecheap
Django
Django
Python
Python
Symfony
Symfony
PythonAnywhere
PythonAnywhere

I really love Django because it is really fast to create a web application from scratch and it has a lot a facilities like the ORM or the Admin module ! The Python language is really easy to read and powerful, that's why I prefer Django over Symfony.

I use Django at work to make tools for the technicians but I also use it for me to build my personal website which I host on PythonAnywhere, and with a domain name bought on Namecheap.

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Reviews of Symfony and WordPress
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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 Symfony 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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shridhardalavi uses SymfonySymfony

Symfony is a set of PHP Components, a Web Application framework, a Philosophy, and a Community — all working together in harmony A framework is a collection of universal, reusable programs that accomplish particular tasks to facilitate the development of software applications. A framework is a pledge of quality, upgradability and maintainability of applications at lower cost. Applications developed using a framework are interoperable with market standards.

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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.

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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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Hevelop uses SymfonySymfony

We developed our ERP with Symfony, then we use this framework and its components in e-commerce customization.

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Hilenium uses SymfonySymfony

The RESTful backend for Hilenium was built using the Symfony2 framework.

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Oliver Stark uses SymfonySymfony

Solid components backed by a great community and visionary company (sensio labs).

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Massimo Floris uses SymfonySymfony

Back-end Framework, data model implementation, Database interactions.

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