Django vs WordPress

Darryl Buswell

Django is the preferred platform for the creation of unique and seamless web applications, where developers have absolute control and ability to customize anything they need.

If we had to sum up Django in one sentence, we would say it's the preferred platform for the creation of unique and seamless web applications, where developers have absolute control and ability to customize anything they need.

Choose the right platform

Choosing the correct platform for your web development project is important. Once you invest the time to build a project around a particular platform, it can be extremely difficult and costly to switch. That's why it's best to consider all the options up-front. Not just based on your current needs, but with a view of the future. So in this blog, we compare Django with one of the most popular content management systems (CMSs) on the market – WordPress.

What is WordPress?

WordPress is an open source CMS built on PHP. It was originally built with a focus on blog content. But thanks to its plug-in architecture and popularity with developers, it has expanded well beyond serving as a platform for blog content. And today, it's now the most popular CMS used across the web, accounting for over 30% of sites.

What is Django?

Django is a web framework built on Python. It provides a set of tools and libraries which give users the freedom to create completely custom web applications. Like WordPress, Django is free and open source, however Django was not built primarily to host blog content. Instead, Django provides users with more of a 'clean slate' on which they can build their web application and back-end views. In a way, you are creating your own custom CMS with Django, which you can build for the type of content you want to serve.

Why would I choose Django instead of WordPress?

You might have guessed by looking at our site that we prefer Django. However, it's not the right choice for everyone. WordPress is particularly appealing if you need a basic website (like a blog), don't have coding skills, or want a pathway to a quick solution. Many users fall into this category which is why WordPress is so popular. However, if you want greater flexibility in how you design your site structure and components, an easier pathway to push data driven content, and/or a strong foundation for creating a completely custom application with minimal bloat. Then Django may be the better option for you.

Can I use Django if I'm not a strong coder?

Our mission at DjangoMango is to make Django more accessible. We design all of our products so the content and media can be updated without knowing how to code. However, it would be wrong for us to say that you can get the best from Django without at least learning some basic Python. But fortunately, Python has an incredibly simple syntax, and it's growing popularity has bought with it an explosion in the amount of resources and support.

So what does DjangoMango offer?

We offer aesthetically designed, clean-coded, and fully customizable web applications and themes built on Django. We place a strong emphasis on breaking down the barriers, so new users can get up and running with our products quickly, easily and with minimal previous experience. Or, if you are a more experienced user, our products can provide a fantastic foundation for you to build upon. And you can be sure that we have followed Django best-practices and taken a completely modular approach to our design and code-base. So you can substitute and modify exactly what you need.

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