Configure an ecommerce website with a framework requires wide list of tasks to perform. What kind of website you want to build while taking WordPress and Magento as selected options. We know both are very well known and popular ecommerce platforms. The challenging part for developer is to pick correct framework that best suits for the customer need. I am providing details in this post which enable you to decide wisely and make correct choice in selecting CMS for building an ecommerce website.
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How WordPress and Magento are Similar
Both WordPress and Magento frameworks are similar in architecture. They both can customizable as you desire, SEO friendly, large number of themes available, Thousands of plugins are in the market and have a great support community. They are CMS (content management systems) that enable you play with your contents like add, update and manage in the easiness.
WordPress is an open source content management system and extremely user friendly interface. It is enriched with thousands of plugins that will help doing any customization with your online store.
You can also check my other post related to installation of right plugins for your WordPress website.
It doesn’t requires any deep and or core level of technical skills to integrate any plugin with website. It is as simple as you can just perform Add, Update or remove any post, page or topic within few clicks.
If you are pretty sure that the web store is for small virtual product ecommerce business, then WordPress suits for you. WordPress is also perfect choice for the Blogging, portfolio and or cooperate business websites. Even eBay the owner of Magento have their blog on WordPress. According to survey, over 60 million websites the 17 percent of the web are built using WordPress framework.
I have share some important configurations which must done after setting up your WordPress Application.
Secure payment transaction is one of the very important concern for any web store developer. At this point WordPress is more vulnerable and have holes to be hacked. Even if you plug more ecommerce plugins with your store will make it more vulnerable.
Magento is similar to WordPress, an open source but more powerful in ecommerce features. Over 150,000 web stores are built over Magento that includes some of the well-known brands that lie in small to large multinational business.
Magento provides a large scale customization and functionality through which merchants can manage their online store according to their need with the flexibility. The Magento interface also facilitates the creation of complex content pages, menus, and version control very much like WordPress. Furthermore, Magento is more secure than WordPress third-party extensions.
Magento is integrates strong security features. It provides limited number of plugins, which it resolves vulnerability issues with insecure code or any other security loophole.
Magento is recommended correct framework when it comes to ecommerce webstore. Magento also requires intermediate to high level of expertise to perform complex tasks which could be pretty expensive in cost. Sometime functions that can perform in WordPress with few clicks would done in Magento in more programmatic way. Both are facilitating e commerce operation.
You would also love another great comparison between WordPress and Umbraco.
But, there is principle differences in their serving purpose in market. If we talk of WordPress, it is more content Focused and best for the Blogging/portfolio web solutions. It can also be right choice for the virtual product web store because virtual product Selling process does not involve any shipping or customer interaction at physical level. It is easy and user-friendly provided that it is small ecommerce solution. If you are planning for wide array of physical and virtual product merchandising then you should go with Magento because it is focused and providing core functions in ecommerce Operations.