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Laravel vs. WordPress

What is Laravel?

Laravel is a free and open-source web application framework developed by Taylor Otwell. Laravel framework is developed for the development of web applications. It follows the MVC(Model-View-Controller) architecture

What is WordPress?

WordPress is one of the most important and popular tools for creating websites. It is a free and open-source content management system (CMS). WordPress is written in PHP and released in 2003 in the market. Through WordPress, we can create any style of the website from the simple blog to the complex web application. We can even create an online store with the help of WordPress.

Let's understand the differences between Laravel and WordPress.

Laravel vs WordPress
  • Modularity
    In Laravel, the developed codes are organized in a proper way so that the code grows; the Laravel takes the responsibility of how to reuse the existing code. But, in WordPress, the content is maintained by the developer.
  • Simple to understand
    WordPress is simple to understand as compared to Laravel. In WordPress, you start building the website by just selecting the website theme, but in the case of Laravel, you need to understand the code.
  • Learning curve
    Laravel framework has a great learning curve means that the learning increases with higher experience. But WordPress has a less learning curve as anyone can write and publish their content free of cost
  • Authentication
    Laravel contains several features such as authentication, authorization, inversion of control, etc. The feature of authentication is getting better and better in every release. But in WordPress, authentication is taken care of by the available plugins.
  • Database
    In Laravel, we can create or design a database in our own way while in WordPress, mainly database is not required as it contains the static data.
  • Community
    WordPress has a large community as compared to the community of a Laravel that supports and guides the team when the team stuck in any problem.
  • Flexibility
    Laravel framework is less flexible as compared to WordPress. In Laravel, it is difficult to update and edit any content, while in WordPress, it is very easy to edit and update the content at any point in time.
  • Performance
    If we compare the performance between Laravel and WordPress, Laravel proves a better platform as compared to WordPress because Laravel uses Eloquent to write the database queries which perform the task faster. If it does not use the Eloquent, then it becomes slower. WordPress becomes slow because it uses plugins. If someone uses strongly-typed plugins, then the performance of WordPress becomes better.
  • Architecture
    The Laravel architecture is based on MVC (Model-View-Controller) architecture, while the WordPress follows Plugin architecture.
  • Framework
    Laravel is a php web framework, but WordPress is not a framework. WordPress is a tool that can be considered as a content management system.
  • Expensive
    Laravel framework is more expensive than WordPress as Laravel framework contains many resources which are not available in the WordPress tool.

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