In this era of innovation and modernization, the world can be beautifully compared with a global village. Seas of knowledge are on our fingertips with the blessings of Information Technology. With the development of technology, it became easier to shop around.
As a result, e-commerce got to rise and shine, helping us to get anything at our doorstep without any effort and hassle. The popularity of blogging and e-commerce gave rise to platforms such as WordPress and OpenCart. Anybody related to web development, blogging, and e-commerce must know and be familiar with these two content management platforms. Web-developers these days face a common dilemma of selection between these two.
To this end, I decided to help you out by sharing my two cents. Let us have a comparison of these two platforms, WordPress and OpenCart, along with critical and descriptive analysis for both of them.
Introduction to WordPress and OpenCart:
Before we start comparing these two, it is better to have a little introduction to both of these IT babies.
Developing a website was once a task doable for professionals only. All thanks to WordPress, web development has become a piece of cake, with the codeless process to get started. It is basically a content management system. The initial aim was to help in blog development. It further expanded to different uses, including e-commerce, by introducing extensions such as the WooCommerce. The open-source platform comes with different themes. You can simply change the look and working of the blog by just downloading and applying the desired theme. Don’t worry about the content! All this is surprisingly done without any changes in the content.
Moving towards OpenCart, this is specifically designed to create e-commerce stores. You can establish and run the online store easily and cost-effectively with the extensive features of this software.
WordPress Vs. OpenCart:
Without any further ado, let us share our comparison of these two famous chicks of the e-world.
WordPress is a multi-tasker. It works both in blog development and e-commerce setups. On the other hand, OpenCart solely works as the brick and mortar of the electronic world. And helps you create and manage your online selling setup.
Gone are the days when web-development was nothing less than a ‘Game of Thrones’. Today, with the help of such platforms, you can easily develop a blog or your e-selling setup without putting your blood and sweat. Coming towards the comparison, there is a win-win situation between the two. Both of them are pretty easy to use. People without any professional IT background can learn to download and use these applications to get the ball rolling.
A variety of beneficial features are available in these software applications.
Search Engine Optimization is a hot cake these days. All the efforts of blogging and e-stores need viewers and visitors to make it a success. Basically, it is a set of techniques to attract the search engines, which further direct the traffic towards the website.
Considering the levels of e-commerce and size of the store, both these platforms have different suitability.
The iPhone and iPad are one of the most ‘in fashion’ devices of the current age. A successful software should get along well with these ‘tycoons of IT.’
Apart from the above, there are some features which are equally beneficial in both of the platforms. Let us have an outlook at these features for your better understanding and decision.
Wise men say ‘Cost is the half introduction.’ Thus, if you want to compare the two platforms, the cost can’t be neglected. The user has to see and manage the budget.
Thus, it is again a tie between the two.
Both of these platforms work well with all of the undermentioned;
So, this is a 1-1 score for both of the platforms.
WooCommerce is a multifunctional platform that enables the complete and easy development of your website or the blog. Additionally, with the help of plug-ins like WooCommerce, you can build and manage your e-store. We recommend it for blogging and small to medium level e-commerce management. This is easy to learn, user-friendly, flexible, iPhone, and iPad adaptable and comes with several other useful features. Alternatively, OpenCart is a typical E-commerce platform. It is a standalone option suitable for users of PHP networks. We recommend it for the sole development and cost-effective management of high-level e-stores. Prominent features of OpenCart include integration, flexibility, and multiple currencies and delivery options.
I hope this article is helpful for your understanding and selection between these two popular E-buddies. All the best!!
Waqas D. is the co-founder of the branding and website agency, FullStop™. He supercharges brands by crafting memorable logos, brand identities and engaging websites. Besides thousands of startups and medium-size businesses, FullStop has worked with likes of Microsoft & L’Oréal. View our portfolio or get in touch.
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