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How To Choose Between Magento And WordPress For Your E-Store
On the surface, Magento and WordPress may seem similar. Both the platforms
offer ease of management, granular level customization, SEO optimization and
feature an active support community. Moreover, WordPress and Magento are
the leading open source content management which are capable of managing
your content in a simple yet effective manner.
However, in order to choose the best platform for your E-Commerce store, you
need to identify the goals of your store and pick the CMS that suits best for the
purpose. Here is a list of features you should consider to measure the potential
of the two CMS.
Type of E-Commerce Store
When you plan to create an online store, you will make a list of payment
gateways, different options for shipping and make an estimate of the expected
traffic. If you expect a fairly good traffic, you can convert HTML to
WordPress whereas, in the case of a higher traffic, Magento is a good option.
Complexity Of The Website
When your store has to feature a huge number
categories such as size, shape, color and many
choice for building a complex store. On the other
limited products and services, WordPress is
of products under different
more, Magento is the ideal
hand, if you wish to feature
the preferred choice for
The range of features and custom resources you wish to include in your store
will determine the budget and timeline of the project. Also, you will have to hire
a Magento developer or a WordPress expert for assistance. However, both
the platforms are open source and can be used for free. Yet, you would need the
integration of third party tools and extensions which raise the cost of
development. You can check out the prices of such resources to have a fair idea
of the overall cost of development.
The Magento API is easy to integrate with any content management system to
create an amazing E-Commerce solution. Many popular E-Commerce stores
have been built on Magento, such as eBay. But today, blogging plays a crucial
role in engaging the audience and making a store rank higher in the search
engine index. This is achieved best with WordPress CMS. So, if you wish to run a
blog along with selling products and services, WordPress is an ideal choice.
Today, almost every Magento developer claims to creating a mobile
responsive site for an E-Commerce store, given the inclination of users for
mobile devices like smartphones and tablets. Even WordPress offers the
functionalities for a store to be mobile responsive. Both the platforms will allow
you to create a responsive mobile app from a wide range of mobile responsive
templates and designs.
The content management system should feature a wide range of themes, which
should be easy to customize as well. The themes should be available for free as
well premium. It depends on the webmasters whether they want to integrate an
already available theme or take a step further and create their custom template.
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