If you are currently operating a website, and looking to integrate some e-commerce functionality into it to grow your business, you may be feeling a little overwhelmed with the variety of options that are available to choose from.
In this article, we are going to highlight some of the benefits and downsides of the two most popular solutions – Magento and WordPress- to help you make the right decision for your business.
Best Practices for Integrating WordPress and Magento
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If you have some experience working with WordPress, Magento’s complexity may seem quite daunting comparatively, so in this article we will also give you some tips on how to use Magento flawlessly, just like you would with WordPress.
See also CreativeMinds Ultimate Guide For Magento Developers
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WordPress Vs. Magento
WordPress Vs. Magento – The Similarities
On the surface, both the platforms are architecturally similar. They are both customizable, SEO friendly, can be broadly themed, and have a strong online support community. Both are essentially content management systems, allowing you to add, modify, and manage your contents in the most simplified yet effective way possible. However, their differences lie in their core purpose, with WordPress being more content oriented and Magento beingdevoted exclusively to eCommerce.
WordPress is an open source blogging platform and content management system. Over 60 million websites, comprising 17% of total websites, are run on WordPress. Even websites like eBay, which owns Magento, use 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. The basic e-commerce functionality in WordPress can be achieved through various third-party plug-ins, such as the popular WooCommerce plugin, Easy digital downloads plugin, and others, as shown in this graph by Beka Rice at Sell with WP.