Are you looking for a framework that can help you in developing your website without deep diving into coding? Well, Bootstrap and WordPress both can solve your purpose. These frameworks can be used to develop web pages of the beautiful website. Well, sometime you may find it difficult to choose any one right platform to develop your website either Bootstrap or WordPress?
Today we have brought this blog to provide you with a detailed comparison of WordPress and Bootstrap along with their brief introduction. This will help you in choosing the right platform for your website need and requirement.
Since the evolution of internet, websites are in existence. Today almost every business owner wants to have his own website and those who do not are in the process of marking their online presence through their own website. People are looking to have a responsive or mobile-friendly website that can be developed in short time duration. Platforms like WordPress and Bootstrap have made it possible. If you want to know how then read the next section of this part.
WordPress is a well-known and most used content management open-source system that combines backend and frontend concepts. It allows users to use lots of features just through drag and drop features. It has lots of pre-existing themes that can be used to create a dynamic and functional website. It has below listed functionalities:
In short, WordPress is a large platform that is being used by users to develop dynamic and fully-functional websites through less or no coding.
Bootstrap was initially known as Twitter Blueprint and was introduced initially to ensure consistency performance of Twitter tools. Later the developers of Bootstrap realized its potential and ability to be a more capable platform. Twitter employees and other developers of Bootstrap then developed it as a development platform and released its first version in 2011. Since then many new versions have been issued and its beta version was released in August 2017.
Bootstrap is a front-end framework, so most of its features are focused on designing and user-interface of the websites. It provides the following functionalities:
As Bootstrap is a front-end tool so to develop a fully-functional website one has to either integrate it with a backend CMS like WordPress or will have to take the help of any backend developer to ensure its complete functionality.
The bootstrap platform is the best framework for any hand-held device and smartphone. The webpages of a Bootstrap website can adjust their style, design and view as per screen orientation and size. Bootstrap sites use less memory to load in comparison to WordPress sites. Bootstrap websites are suitable for mobile devices.
For big screens of computers, tablets or laptops WordPress websites are more suitable. WordPress themes are visually more attractive and abstract as compared to Bootstrap. The WordPress theme’s pages take longer and need more space when they get loaded on any phone or gadget.
In Bootstrap, there are many pre-defined classes that can be used to develop a front-end of the website. They are usually compatible with all browsers and small device screens and can save lots of time as well. Advantages of Bootstrap are:
However, there are below-listed disadvantages as well of Bootstrap like listed below:
On the other WordPress also has some advantages and disadvantages like WordPress has a number of themes and plug-ins that can be used without any technical knowledge and enhance the website’s functionalities.
As far as the disadvantages of WordPress are concerned, then users have to pay the extra amount to increase their website’s features and it takes lots of time in loading a page of the WordPress site.
A WordPress user can easily update the site without any technical knowledge, so the users or developers of Bootstrap sites must have the technical expertise to customize their site. So, for your site, you can choose any platform depending on your requirement and available resources.