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Magento or Wordpress- Which is best platform for your deals site?

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    Default Magento or Wordpress- Which is best platform for your deals site?

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    Some points below to consider before choosing any platform:

    Resistance against security threats:
    WordPress has less security as compared to Magento. It has version issues too.

    PCI compliance:
    Magento is a secured platform for storing customers information where Wordpress is vulnerable to attacks.

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    My choice is Magento. It is free and open source eCommerce platform which is highly functional and robust. Moreover, Magento is highly compatible and contains many features and options. If you are running a medium or large business, then Magento will be the perfect choice. In case of small business, Magento will be a little too much. In that case you can opt for Woocommerce or Wordpress.

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    Both Magento and WordPress are the best platforms. These two has many rich features, extensions or plugins to improve the website performance.

    But over 200,000 merchants trust that Magento is a good platform.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoMatt View Post
    Both Magento and WordPress are the best platforms. These two has many rich features, extensions or plugins to improve the website performance.

    But over 200,000 merchants trust that Magento is a good platform.
    This is because Magento is a flexible platform and has many modules. For instance, this Magento Facebook extension will help to get you closer to customers. The Magento PayPal module will enable customers to have smooth payment checkouts. These are just examples, there are many more useful modules in Magento that will help in online business.

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    Does these extensions support Magento 1.9.x version?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoMatt View Post
    Does these extensions support Magento 1.9.x version?
    Yes, it does support all versions

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    Oh great! That Facebook module is an excellent module and it has many rich features. Thanks for your information.

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    Magento and WordPress are open source platforms. Both are easy to maintain and allows the admin to make changes in the content as per his wish.

    If the admin need pure eCommerce site means, Magento is a perfect choice. Magento used for online business purpose.

    If the admin need more content in his website means, WordPress is a right choice. WordPress used to publish articles and blogs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sara Evans View Post
    My choice is Magento. It is free and open source eCommerce platform which is highly functional and robust. Moreover, Magento is highly compatible and contains many features and options. If you are running a medium or large business, then Magento will be the perfect choice. In case of small business, Magento will be a little too much. In that case you can opt for Woocommerce or Wordpress.
    Thanks Sara.. In the same boat. Magento is widely preferable due to its version update and features.

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    @Alice Antony :
    Thanks for your suggestion Alice but still Wordpress has security issues like customer sharing their card numbers. Wordpress is vulnerable to attacks. In recent updates its doing good

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    Well in simple words if store owner is dealing with just 50 or 100 products then wordpress world be suitable but id sku numbers are high such as 1000 to 5000 then i would recommend Magento.

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    WordPress is ideal for your eCommerce needs if you are only selling a few products. otherwise it would better to opt magento.

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    Magento is best solution for an eCommerce website. Although, Wordpress is best for the blog sites. It will give a best result for an eCommerce site, if you use Magento & use Wordpress for blog section.

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    I already got a magento deal site work, everything 's perfect. In the beginning, I didn't think about wordpress what can be a solution for the deal site. Do you guys have any sample wordpress deal sites?

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    Thanks for your sharing! This is Magento Expert Forum. Feel likes almost people will choose Magento. I agree with this opinion.
    However, it is not suitable for all business. In some case, WordPress and WooCommerce with simplicity give a nice solution for small business.
    Enjoy http://blog.litextension.com/woocomm...ight-choice-2/

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    If you are currently operating a website, and looking to integrate some e-commerce functionality into it to grow your business, you might be confused with the two most popular solutions – Magento and WordPress. If you have some experience working with WordPress, Magento’s complexity may seem quite daunting comparatively.

    In this article, we have highlighted why Magento is most preferred for e-commerce development, and some tips on how to use it flawlessly as you do with WordPress.



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    From the surface, both the platforms appear almost similar. Both of them are customizable, SEO friendly, can be broadly themed and have a strong online support community. Both are essentially content management systems (CMSs), allowing you to add, modify and manage your contents in the most simplified yet effective way. However, their differences lie in their core purpose.

    WordPress
    WordPress is an open source blogging platform and content management system. More than 60 million websites or 17 percent of total websites is driven by WordPress. Even websites like eBay, which owns Magento, uses WordPress for their blogs. In addition to being very user friendly, it is also famous for providing an easy-to-embed plug-in architecture and template customization. In other words, the basic e-commerce functionality in WordPress can be achieved through various third-party plug-ins.

    Magento
    Magento, just like WordPress, is based on an open source technology. It is an e-commerce platform having dedicated e-commerce features that have been trusted by 150,000-plus online store owners, including some of the world’s prominent brands, ranging from small businesses to large multinational corporations.

    Magento offers a high level of customization and functionality that renders merchants with the flexibility to set up online stores, according to their business needs, and provides rich features like multi-store management, generating reports, mobile commerce, marketing, search engine optimization and other e-retail management tools. Its CMS system also facilitates the creation of complex content pages, menus and version control very much like WordPress.



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    IDENTIFY YOUR WEBSITE’S PURPOSE
    Choosing one among both mainly depends on your website’s purpose. Although both platforms are content management systems, it is pretty clear that Magento was built particularly for e-commerce, while WordPress is all about publishing content and creating an informational website. Magento’s functionality overall is oriented toward a business structure and selling on the Internet. If your goal is to sell a large number of products online, then using Magento comes highly recommended. Rather, if your aim is to just create a website primarily for posting informative contents and blogs, or you wish to sell not more than a few products online, then WordPress may be a more suitable option.

    However, the functionality of the WordPress e-commerce plug-ins is limited. If you would want to integrate different shipping options or multiple payment gateways, WordPress may not allow you to do this. While in Magento Admin Panel, you will find a major part of it is committed to e-commerce capabilities like payment incorporation, shipping methods, stock inventory, price management, order fulfillment and so on. Furthermore, Magento is more secure than WordPress third-party extensions. If you want to see your business thrive, then Magento should be your first priority choice.

    DIFFERENCES IN DEVELOPMENT
    As soon as you begin development, the differences between WordPress and Magento will also become apparent. If you have previously worked on WordPress, Magento may seem complicated to learn due to the differences in terminology and applications. However, learning Magento could be easier if you figure out the similarities between both the platforms, after all both are content management systems.

    TEMPLATES
    WordPress is made up of multiple editable pages and posts. When developing template files, a set of functions and loops are used to call the post and page content. Custom template files can also be created and applied to a single page.





    While Magento on the other hand functions quite similarly as WordPress. However, something that can be carried out through WordPress in a few clicks, the same thing needs to be done in a more programmatic fashion through Magento best practices. For instance, in Magento, you cannot set up additional CMS page templates simply by creating a new template file, but you also need to create a new module that updates the list of templates available to it.

    CMS STATIC BLOCKS
    CMS Static Blocks in Magento functions kind of like a combination of posts and widgets in WordPress. CMS Static Blocks are required for placing text and images on a CMS page or in a template. They act pretty much similar to widgets in WordPress, which manages structural elements and design in a template. Also, note that Magento offers its own widgets too, which provides a higher level of functionality than Static Blocks.

    The major difference between the two is that programming contained in WordPress is based on a set of PHP scripts, while Magento is powered by the object-oriented concept, and involves numbers of files and folders. Moreover, WordPress has a unique naming convention, and most files are largely contained in the same folder, while in Magento several files and folders share the same name.

    A Robust E-Commerce Solution
    Thus, we made it very clear that Magento is the more efficient and recommended alternative to WordPress plug-ins if you want to promote the sales of your online business. These are just a handful of tips for WordPress developers who are struggling to get their hands on Magento. Once you integrate Magento into your business, it will be highly beneficial to you because of its functionality offered, making it a robust e-commerce solution.

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    if you want to know which is best so its very easy. first your site will be user friendly and google friendly so if you use magento for small site its bad because magento language is difficult for google to read and word-press is easy and user friendly. But you plane a big website like eCommerce site so i suggest you magento because it's lite wait to rune and word-press get heavy and its take much time for open.


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    In my opinion, two platforms focus on different segments of e-commerce market. Magento brings many powerful features for users. WordPress brings light and beautiful system, especially SEO. Magento is more complicated than WordPress. Magento requires high technical knowledge. It is real that more and more business want to migrate data to Magento: https://shoppingcartmigration.wordpr...onths-of-2016/

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    Both (Magento and Wordpress) are most popular platform used worldwide.

    Worked on both the platform and I would like to prefer wordpress as wordpress is very easy to use and easy to learn compare to Magento.

    if you ask me for eCommerce I would recommend you Magento only .

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    Magento is certainly better than WordPress for eCommerce, however as many people here mentioned it is also a taxing platform to maintain and build upon. If your budget is very limited and you are a new business I would suggest looking at Shopify or BigCommerce because the platform is hosted for you.

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