Wordpress vs Magento Comparison Chart

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Reviews

Delores Smith

A Simple Friendly Website Builder

2019-03-27

I have used many other platforms, Joomla, Drupal and Magento. I do not see myself using anything else.

Pros

Wordpress is a great way to start a simple site. It allows you to easily add pages and choose themes or templates that are free or you can use premium themes to jazz up your store. You can find any theme that fit your personal or business image. You can add images, videos, and use plugins to give you more flexibility. Wordpress allows me to create a blog. The blog allows me to keep daily, weekly or post monthly entries about the latest promotions to my store. I even built a customizable ecommerce beauty shopping store. I have been using Wordpress for about seven years and I love it!

Cons

Wordpress is an open source platform. Open source means it is free to use. However, because the platform is free. There is limited phone support. Typically you will have to rely on the support of the community to help get your questions answered. I think if there was more support many people would use it.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
( company, 11-50 employees)

Easy-To-Use, Accessible, & Run Of The Mill

2018-07-21

Pros

This platform CMS is incredibly easy to pick up and start using. With even a basic knowledge of CSS/HTML, you can do some pretty incredible customization.

Cons

Anyone in the e-commerce space should use something like Magento or Shopify instead you'll have a lot easier time getting your ads approved.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Source: Capterra
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Karim Sherief

Verified Reviewer

Content Management at its best!

2018-10-23

Pros

Content Managers and Designers can collaborate easily using themes and child themes to simplify the process of managing, creating, updating or launching a website from A to Z. Within 4 hours of training, someone with virtually no experience with content management systems is able to create content, posts, pages or search engine optimization effectively.

Cons

If you have a very large inventory and plan on doing ecommerce with either Wordpress ecommerce themes or Woocommerce themes, I would recommend using Magento instead of Wordpress. as there is a lot more features available for these types of websites.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: GetApp
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Kevin Bossons

The Swiss Army Knife of CMS Software

2018-09-12

WordPress has always been able to solve all of the challenges I have used it for, even after 10+ years using it I cannot find a better solution.

Pros

WordPress thru it's vast collection of documentation, themes, plugins and user support it's hard to think of anything it cannot accomplish. In addition to the vast goals it can accomplish it's very user friendly at the same time. Setting up complex websites along with simple & intuitive workflow is a breeze.

Cons

WooCommerce is the go-to e-commerce plugin however other platforms like Magento can handle large ecommerce shopping carts better.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Danielle Overfield

100% would recommend this CMS

2019-01-10

Excellent - 99% of our clients use WordPress.

Pros

It may take some time to get used to the backend section, but it's much more intuitive than say Joomla or Magento. - Features - ability to install plugins for any purpose (with choice of thousands) i.e. to back up your website/help with SEO/resize images etc. - Perfect for SEO - can easily change meta tags, H1 headings and URLs/access the theme etc to make changes in the Editor section if trained in HTML.

Cons

- Honestly, I'm struggling to think of something. Personally, it's the best CMS to work with if you're working in SEO/digital marketing.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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adetunji afeez

Wordpress has always been a bail-out for me for web design and CMS development

2018-07-27

It saves me the stress of haven to write a whole bunch of codes to set up a CMS.

Pros

One of the most interesting features is the ability to easily install ecommerce plugins like woocommerce, opencart, magento etc. With little knwoledge of wordpress, you can successfully install plugins, install website templates and also edit few of them because it is user friendly.

Cons

It is vulnerable. Being an open-source platform, WordPress is obviously prone to potential hackers who build plugins to hack you website. but to avoid this, the user have to be very knowledgeable about which plugins to install

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Dario Omerdic

Make Fast & Easy Websites With WordPress

2018-09-12

Pros

There are other systems that you can use to make websites like Magento, Joomla but Wordpress is easier to use and is more widespread with much more extras thus making it the go to for website creation.

Cons

Outside of the themes(design/layouts) not much can be customized by the normal user unless you know php/css. But luckily there are tons of themes and plugins to enhance your design and functionality.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Mike Crimmins

Clunky, But Powerful

2019-01-10

Pros

It has a lot of the bells and whistles needed for an eCommerce site. Plus it loads quickly, is stable and secure.

Cons

Not as user friendly as something like Wordpress, plus not as many developers know how to use it.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
A verified reviewer

Decent option of ecommerce solutions

2018-03-13

Pros

Decent set of themes and resource to utilize, but still behind Wordpress. Good documentation to be found.

Cons

Not as a good of a backend as some other ecommerce solutions, but still not bad. Not as many users compared to others.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Other

Likelihood to recommend

5/10
Source: Capterra
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Aaron West, CTS

Magento is one of the top eCommerce software packages

2017-11-12

Lots of orders on our site that are processed successfully without much interaction on our end.

Pros

Implementing Magento into our website (and Wordpress site) has allowed us to easily take payments, submit license codes, and send receipts to our users.

Cons

It's complex. VERY complex. If you want to customize it, you need to know programming or be willing to spend lots of money in add-ons that can do what you need.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Logan Wise

Highly scalable ecommerce software

2018-04-19

Pros

Magento is a superb choice for medium to large businesses with thousdands of SKUs. It has a plethora of customizable options.

Cons

May need a dedicated server to host Magento whereas you might be able to use shared hosting with Wordpress solutions.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Public Safety company, 51-200 employees)

It was easy to transition from WordPress to Magento for a large e-commerce site

2018-07-12

Ability to successfully handle business with various types of customers for a business that does both b2c and b2b.

Pros

I used to think that WordPress was the best CMS available.

Cons

It was not as clean of an interface as I was used to with WordPress. At first it can be a little overwhelming to navigate, but it doesn't take too long for the interface to become second nature.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Naman Doshi

It is one of the most flexible ways to develop E-commerce websites

2017-12-06

Pros

It's kind of like Wordpress but it's for building eCommerce platform. 4.

Cons

1. When you are running in on localhost, it tends to be slow to load. 2. Though, this can be solved by use of cache 3. I feel its little tough to deploy in a windows hosting environment

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Rahil Vora

Better than WooCommerce..

2018-11-08

My second choice for shopping carts after WooCommerce. Some clients have higher budget. Resource hog but free open source.

Pros

It is more advanced than WooCommerce for Wordpress.

Cons

The paid versions are super expensive. Magento is a resource hog.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Yurij Uvarov

CMS for commercial sites

2019-04-10

Pros

This CMS, unlike the same WordPress, just perfect for creating online stores and commercial sites.

Cons

The system is based on MySQL and PHP - a newbie in this software has nothing to do. Even installing and configuring a CMS will create a fair amount of difficulty. In general, if you need a system for a small online store in runet, then choose something else, not Magento.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Tanzir Rahman

Purely intended for eCommerce.

2019-02-03

Pros

WooCommerce is a Wordpress plugin whereas Magento is a standalone platform solely intended for eCommerce — meaning it performs faster and is more reliable when serving a vast amount of users.

Cons

The default Magento interface is not the most attractive, and the plugins and themes available for the platform may seem limited compared to other platforms such as Wordpress (which powers 30% of the sites on the Internet).

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Susan Lunn

Good software, once you figure it out

2016-10-04

Not as many custom options as WordPress or similar companies, but once you figure it out, your site looks very clean.

Pros

Makes a very clean website, can work with a lot of other software companies for things like inventory.

Cons

Not immediately obvious how to change particular features, some issues with auto-generating passwords as well.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Warehousing company, 1-10 employees)

Not for the beginner or for most users!

2019-02-13

I wouldn't recommend unless you have a lot of money and the right team in place. Don't try to figure it out yourself.

Pros

This is such a robust software. you can run many websites and share the same cart. If you know what you are doing magento is super powerful. It's great if you are doing millions of sales per month on your website.

Cons

Also for google ranking, it's much better to use a wordpress site.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

4/10
Source: Capterra
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Matt Mumpower

Easy to Use, Lots of Features

2018-12-12

We had a lot of problems with SEO on the product and category level. This solved that and gave us a lot of other options like abandon cart emails, related products and many other things.

Pros

Was able to use it with or without Wordpress which was very beneficial to our business.

Cons

It is hard to set up. It took me lots of trial and error to get everything working. Sometimes things you think would be simple to set up take a long time. But you can run into that with most systems. Takes up a lot of space and needs a dedicated server.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Information Technology and Services company, 10001+ employees)

E-Commerce Centered CMS

2018-10-05

Pros

Unlike WordPress or Joomla, Magento comes built with core features such as shopping cart, product catalog, and payment processing.

Cons

Template customization would be extremely challenging for a novice web developer as they often involve thousands of lines of code. As such, you probably want to hire a pro to create the final product for your storefront. The back office management side of Magento can be confusing and does demand a decent learning curve especially if this is a users first time using a CMS.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Printing company, 201-500 employees)

Enterprise-style e-commerce platform.

2018-07-14

Pros

Very customizable, tons of themes to pick from and easy to create your own designs. Community is open, easy to get help for obscure questions that you occasionally stumble upon. I like the flow transactional emails, you can tell they worked hard to make it so configurable and well done.

Cons

Lacks a simple blog option, where you could publish newsletters etc. Wordpress+Woocommerce could be better if this option is important.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Other

Source: Capterra
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Kevin Wang

Still the best scalable e-commerce platform i've used

2019-04-09

Am surprised that Magento sort of ranks below Joomla, drupal and shopify in current market shares but I would definitely be comfortable with only relying on Magento

Pros

As a developer i did not want a out of the block low-coding to start off with (wordpress/shopify) so its a great tool to keep up with.

Cons

Magento initially always tends to be pretty slow. The admin procedures such as exports, updating, backup, etc all seem a little unstable at times. Understanding your current state and limit of scalability(before improving it some other way) always seems questionable or hard to gauge at first.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Internet company, myself only employees)

It is NOT as simple as it seems to be

2019-04-14

If you decided to go with Magento, get ready to work with installing PHP packages, checking your PHP versions, working with XML for any theme customization. Despite all downsides and dependencies/sensitivities of Magento... somehow I still believe that it is a very solid and reliable solution... :-)

Pros

All you need "out of the box" for your e-commerce project. Clean and modern design. Good performance of the store front (front end). Able to handle BIG stores. API friendly. Good official documentation.

Cons

I do not like this one, but... real Magento developers are EXPENSIVE... this is not WordPress for you.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Internet company, myself only employees)

More Than Most People Need

2018-12-31

For a majority of individuals and small to medium size businesses, the cost of Magento does not justify its use. Even though it is scaleable, the associated costs for non-developers is not, and the platform can end up being a liability or money-pit. For startups, DIY, and businesses with monthly sales not approaching the $1m+ range, you're better off looking into WooCommerce, Squarespace, or Shopify.

Pros

Magento is perfect for huge eCommerce websites for large businesses and can be very reliable if you have a team to maintain it.

Cons

Unlike the WordPress repository, there seems to be a weaker system for third-party quality control.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

5/10
Source: Capterra
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