CMS and eCommerce Comparisons

By May 8, 2014April 19th, 2018Website CMS

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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