Magento vs. WordPress

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Magento is a very hard open source platform with only “self-supported” support.

WordPress on the other hand is much, much, much easier to use.

 

First of all, I agree that Magento is an excellent choice for e-commerce and is not meant for a small store, but I find disappointing in this article that there is no mention of WooCommerce or other WP e-commerce solution. WP has also payment incorporation, shipping methods, stock inventory, price management, order fulfillment and even more extensions to customize your store. Security also is relative since it depends on the overall hosting provider and third party payment gateway extensions.

Whether you should choose WordPress or Magento really depends on your needs; got thousands of products, use Magento, got hundreds, use WordPress. As for WordPress being a ‘bad’ CMS that’s complete B.S. WordPress is simply the best, easy to use CMS system available today. Is it perfectly secure? No. But it is an excellent choice for most low and mid tier sites. Also, its success is the very reason it is a target for hackers. Not because it is fundamentally flawed.

Magento is only reliable if you have a full-time Developer in your company since even the small update or adding an extension will require to set-up a stage version of the site. If not the apocalypse could happen or it will cost you a lot of money to hire someone (like 4-10 times more than a WordPress developer). If you can afford it, is a very good choice, no doubt about it. But for a start-up, I would recommend WordPress, it syncs better with social media and other different marketing tools.

When it comes to customization, WordPress offers a lot more support for the DIY person than Magento. Again, Magento is slanted more towards the hiring of a developer for customization, but you can do it yourself. If you understand the basics of customizing WordPress and how to use a child-theme, then you have the entry-level knowledge to customize Magento through a local.xml file. I also found out that when you break a Worpress site, it is easier to fix then a Magento. WordPress just seems like it is better thought through then Magento.

I also found it a lot easier to customize WordPress for SEO then Magento. Say you wanted to add structured data (rich snippets), Social Media or other formatting to your pages; WordPress offers a better environment for this – especially for the DIY person. So far it seems that using both platforms has streamlined our back-office. I now feel like I am using the right tool for the right job.

 

My Thoughts:

Currently in my opinion, WordPress is the best and easy-to-use CMS system.

WordPress compatible because of its flexibility and infinite list of features. The best part about WordPress is its seamless integration with WooCommerce, which is the best and free eCommerce plugin available now. It can help you sell anything and anywhere without any hassles. You can monitor your store’s performance and improve your sales with features like discount coupons, free shipping and many more.

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