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WordPress vs Symphony CMS: What are the differences?

Developers describe WordPress 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. On the other hand, Symphony CMS is detailed as "XSLT-powered open source content management system". It is a beautifully minimal PHP+MySQL-based open source content management system that uses XML and XSLT as its backbone. On the surface, it is similar in function to ExpressionEngine, Textpattern, WordPress, or Drupal.

WordPress and Symphony CMS can be primarily classified as "Self-Hosted Blogging / CMS" tools.

Some of the features offered by WordPress are:

  • Flexibility
  • Publishing Tools
  • User Management

On the other hand, Symphony CMS provides the following key features:

  • Approaches content management with the underlying goals of simplicity and openness
  • Gives designers and developers complete control over data structures, URL schemas, and every bit of markup
  • Puts the Web's most exciting APIs at your fingertips with an easy-to-use, XML-centric data engine

WordPress is an open source tool with 12.8K GitHub stars and 7.82K GitHub forks. Here's a link to WordPress's open source repository on GitHub.

Decisions about Symphony CMS and WordPress
Xander Groesbeek
Founder at Rate My Meeting · | 5 upvotes · 151K 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 Symphony CMS
Pros of WordPress
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    • 411
      Customizable
    • 361
      Easy to manage
    • 351
      Plugins & themes
    • 258
      Non-tech colleagues can update website content
    • 246
      Really powerful
    • 144
      Rapid website development
    • 77
      Best documentation
    • 51
      Codex
    • 44
      Product feature set
    • 35
      Custom/internal social network
    • 15
      Open source
    • 8
      Great for all types of websites
    • 6
      Huge install and user base
    • 5
      Most websites make use of it
    • 5
      It's simple and easy to use by any novice
    • 5
      Perfect example of user collaboration
    • 5
      Open Source Community
    • 5
      I like it like I like a kick in the groin
    • 5
      Best
    • 4
      Community
    • 4
      API-based CMS
    • 3
      Easy To use
    • 2
      <a href="https://secure.wphackedhel">Easy Beginner</a>
    • 1
      WordPreess

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    Cons of Symphony CMS
    Cons of WordPress
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      • 12
        Plugins are of mixed quality
      • 12
        Hard to keep up-to-date if you customize things
      • 9
        Not best backend UI
      • 2
        Complex Organization
      • 1
        Great Security

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      What is Symphony CMS?

      It is a beautifully minimal PHP+MySQL-based open source content management system that uses XML and XSLT as its backbone. On the surface, it is similar in function to ExpressionEngine, Textpattern, WordPress, or Drupal.

      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 Symphony CMS and WordPress?
      Drupal
      Drupal is an open source content management platform powering millions of websites and applications. It’s built, used, and supported by an active and diverse community of people around the world.
      Joomla!
      Joomla is a simple and powerful web server application and it requires a server with PHP and either MySQL, PostgreSQL, or SQL Server to run it.
      Adobe Experience Manager
      It is a Web Content Management System that allows companies to manage their web content (Web pages, digital assets, forms, etc) and also create digital experiences with this content on any platform web, mobile or IoT.
      Strapi
      Strapi is100% JavaScript, extensible, and fully customizable. It enables developers to build projects faster by providing a customizable API out of the box and giving them the freedom to use the their favorite tools.
      Ghost
      Ghost is a platform dedicated to one thing: Publishing. It's beautifully designed, completely customisable and completely Open Source. Ghost allows you to write and publish your own blog, giving you the tools to make it easy and even fun to do.
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