Comparing LocomotiveCMS and WordPress

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WordPress and LocomotiveCMS are two popular content management systems (CMS) that are often used for building and managing websites. Both have their own unique features and capabilities, and choosing the right one for your project can be a challenging decision. In this blog post, we will compare WordPress and LocomotiveCMS to help you make an informed decision.

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WordPress is a widely-used, open-source CMS that is known for its flexibility and extensibility. It powers over 35% of all websites on the internet, making it one of the most popular CMS options available. WordPress is built using PHP and MySQL, and it offers a wide range of themes and plugins that can be used to customize the look and functionality of your website.

LocomotiveCMS, on the other hand, is a relatively newer CMS that is built using Ruby on Rails. It is known for its simplicity and ease of use, and it is often favored by developers who want a more streamlined and lightweight CMS. Unlike WordPress, LocomotiveCMS does not have a large ecosystem of themes and plugins, but it does offer a number of powerful features, such as multi-site management and in-context editing.

At MarsBased, we use LocomotiveCMS to power sites like Startup Genome or the public facing part of the Singularu e-commerce platform, just to name a couple of our most recent projects.

One of the biggest differences between WordPress and LocomotiveCMS is their approach to content management. WordPress uses a traditional page-based model, where content is organized into pages and posts. This can be useful for managing large amounts of content, but it can also be somewhat inflexible. LocomotiveCMS, on the other hand, uses a more flexible content model, where content is organized into content types and entries. This allows for more flexibility in how content is structured and displayed.

Another key difference between the two CMS is their performance and scalability. WordPress can be quite resource-intensive, especially for larger websites with a lot of traffic. This can make it challenging to scale and maintain high performance. LocomotiveCMS, on the other hand, is built using Ruby on Rails, which is known for its performance and scalability. This can make it a better option for websites that need to handle a lot of traffic or complex content.

In conclusion, both WordPress and LocomotiveCMS are powerful CMS options that have their own unique strengths and weaknesses. WordPress is a great choice for those who need a flexible and extensible CMS with a large ecosystem of themes and plugins. On the other hand, LocomotiveCMS is a better option for those who want a simpler and more lightweight CMS that is easy to use and can handle large amounts of traffic. Ultimately, the right choice will depend on the specific needs and requirements of your project.

Àlex Rodríguez Bacardit

Àlex Rodríguez Bacardit

Desarrollador convertido al lado oscuro: desarrollo de negocio. Experto en crear problemas y luego solucionarlos, se encarga del crecimiento y estrategia. Récord Guinness por completar Day of the Tentacle en tres horas.

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