Wagtail vs WordPress: What are the differences?
Developers describe Wagtail as "A Django content management system focused on flexibility and user experience". Wagtail is a Django content management system built originally for the Royal College of Art and focused on flexibility and user experience. On the other hand, WordPress is detailed 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.
Wagtail and WordPress belong to "Self-Hosted Blogging / CMS" category of the tech stack.
Some of the features offered by Wagtail are:
- A fast, attractive editor interface
- Complete control over design with standard Django templates
- Configure content types through standard Django models
On the other hand, WordPress provides the following key features:
- Publishing Tools
- User Management
"Highly customizable" is the top reason why over 13 developers like Wagtail, while over 397 developers mention "Customizable" as the leading cause for choosing WordPress.
Wagtail and WordPress are both open source tools. It seems that WordPress with 12.6K GitHub stars and 7.69K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Wagtail with 7.45K GitHub stars and 1.62K GitHub forks.
Stack Exchange, ebay, and LinkedIn are some of the popular companies that use WordPress, whereas Wagtail is used by Thermondo, Hactar, and sinnwerkstatt Medienagentur. WordPress has a broader approval, being mentioned in 5304 company stacks & 1387 developers stacks; compared to Wagtail, which is listed in 8 company stacks and 5 developer stacks.
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