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In order to achieve the desired effect you do not have to choose the most expensive solution. Take the example of CMS (Content Management System) panel based upon WordPress and Symfony as a comparison. Each of these frameworks will do their job in general, but the Devil, like always, is in the detail, in this case: in the price and the difference in their usability.

What is WordPress and when can you use it?

So far WordPress has been the most popular CMS in the world. This is free and open-source CMS based on PHP and MySQL. Its script is more of a blog than a typical CMS. Top advantages of this framework are:

  • the multitude of plugins that can be used in order to build a cool CMS,
  • ease of use,
  • availability of many different templates and themes,
  • and the ability to create custom fields.

WordPress popularity is not a result of worlwide advertising campaigns but a continuous development of its features which are easy to use even without coding skills.

WordPress is a great solution in the case of e-commerce websites, online catalogues of maximum 1000 items, web business cards, blogs, or corporate websites. Then the front-end looks lovely and the back-end admin panel is very intuitive and simple.

As a pre-made web solution built upon themes or templates, WordPress is relatively cheap. It is a perfect solution if you need a responsive, UX, business card or e-shop.

However what if you need a sensitive personal data security system, thousands of products to manage online, a data store in a non-MySQL database or various data repositories stored on the network?

In these, more sophisticated, aspects the WordPress framework is not enough…

In this case you may need a custom-made Symfony Framework

Symfony is used mainly in large, complex projects for example with several user permission roles, gathering extremely sensitive data, or demanding integration with external web systems, components or advanced calculators.

The advantage of this framework is that it allows for object-oriented programming and session management. In addition, it has a wide range of plugins and plug-ins. Symfony is easy to configure. It also has automatically generated projects for testing or template systems. An important feature of Symfony is also the fact that you can use in this framework not only custom-made components but also Open Source. Symfony is equipped with the Security component – a tool needed to keep your web application safe.

There are less Symfony developers than WordPress ones because the Symfony developer simply has to be highly-skilled to work in this complex technology. This is one of the reasons why Symfony is rather expensive. This technology though is still very popular because it ensures flexibility, scalability and durability of a web app.

To sum up…

WordPress is a very good script to run a blog, design a simple website or e-shops. It offers an excellent set for beginners or users who never work with coding.
However, if you are planning a complex web system or app functionalities which need to be well structured you will most likely need a Symfony framework.
If you need further assistance, and would like to discuss with our Symfony or WordPress experts, do not hesitate to contact us, at createIT.pl.

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Our 50+ developer team creates cutting-edge complex B2B and B2C web systems and apps as well as delivers top-notch direct outsourcing services.

We work in multiple frameworks but we hold special feelings and are experts in  Symfony, WordPress, React, PhoneGap, and Blockchain.

We are located in Warsaw, Poland, in the heart of Europe. Concentrated on delivering durable web solutions of high integrity, we do not always try to be the cheapest. However, thanks to our location you will be surprised how reasonable our prices are.

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