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CMS and eCommerce Comparisons

Content Management Systems

WordPress is the winner in the CMS category, beating out Joomla, Dotnetnuke and Drupal and many others. Reasons why include:

  • It’s the largest on the planet, with the largest number of users and largest developer community as a result
    • The public chose the platform for its ease of use, intuitive nature and to put it simply, the fun factor
    • The sheer numbers has made it attractive to developers
  • While Joomla is a technically more advanced CMS, its lack of ease-of-use has rendered it less attractive to the general public
  • Where WordPress falls behind technically, it’s offset with the greater capacities of developers filling the void. As a result, WordPress as a whole is more technically advanced
  • WordPress also is outpacing the other CMS’ and has momentum on its side

eCommerce Systems

WordPress + WooCommerce is the winner in this department. Its alternatives include: Magento, Joomla + VirtueMart, OsCommerce, BigCartel and PrestaShop. Reasons as to why:

  • Once again, WordPress and WooCommerce have the largest developer community as a result of its large user-base.
  • While Magento is technically advanced, it has an extremely steep learning curve which will only cause companies to stagnate.
  • As a result of a new development team, Joomla + VirtueMart lacks too many base-level features and is now unviable.
  • WordPress + WooCommerce is now the easiest to learn and use, and has the capacity for increased functionality from its large developer community.

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