When startup founders or business owners describe their ideas about their expected websites, good development companies should be able to choose the best technology for creating the required final product. These technologies may refer to any kind of CMS like WordPress, Drupal, Joomla, etc… or based on any framework like Laravel, Symphony, etc…
As you may know, nowadays the most popular CMS is WordPress and the framework is Laravel. That is why we are going to discuss their main differences and identify when it’s better to choose one over the other.
As some of you may already know, WordPress is the most popular CMS software in the world, there are about 16.000.000 websites based on it. Companies like New York Post, TED, USA Today, Time.com, Spotify, TechCrunch, and many more, all use WordPress. But why do development companies choose this content management system? Most developers love WordPress because:
- It’s pretty fast to start development
- It’s SEO friendly
- There are a lot of ready plugins and themes that are used to speed up the development process.
Accordingly, if you want to build a website that is based on content, such as a blog, newsletter or simple company website, you can definitely go with WordPress.
However, WordPress is not always ideal. Sometimes you may face a lot of problems that come with WordPress. You will need to use different types of plugins on any website and in case one of them has security issues, your site will be under vulnerability too.
On the other hand, updating WordPress plugins can cause a lot of headaches. Even a single simple plugin update can crash your overall website if it’s not written according to the standards. So, make sure you are enough careful about choosing the best WordPress plugins as well as managing them.
Another failure of WordPress is that it’s also not possible to build highly scalable applications. Well, of course, it’s possible but eventually, it will be very difficult to manage development and someday it may even not be possible to handle issues.
You see? WordPress is more like a drag and drop solution for websites. These kinds of platforms make your actions and their results instantly visible, while there is a lack of high functionality.
Laravel was build in 2011 by Taylor Otwell. Currently, it’s the most popular PHP framework. This framework strongly pushes developers to use OOP (Object Oriented programming) and some other modern programming principles like SOLID.
Laravel has a very nice structure and lots of features that focus on speeding up the development. Below you may find some of them:
- API Authentication
- Query Builder
- Eloquent ORM and much more.
Continue reading about:
- Laravel vs WordPress
- Development Costs
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