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WordPress vs DatoCMS: What are the differences?

WordPress: A semantic personal publishing platform with a focus on aesthetics, web standards, and usability. The core software is built by hundreds of community volunteers, and when you’re ready for more there are thousands of plugins and themes available to transform your site into almost anything you can imagine. Over 60 million people have chosen WordPress to power the place on the web they call “home” — we’d love you to join the family; DatoCMS: Build better websites without compromise. It is a fully customizable administrative area for your static websites. Use your favorite website generator, let your clients publish new content independently, host the site anywhere you like.

WordPress and DatoCMS can be categorized as "Self-Hosted Blogging / CMS" tools.

Some of the features offered by WordPress are:

  • Flexibility
  • Publishing Tools
  • User Management

On the other hand, DatoCMS provides the following key features:

  • Build a custom backend from a visual UI
  • Supports virtually any static site generator
  • Deploy anywhere you want (S3, Netlify, Surge.sh, etc.)

WordPress is an open source tool with 12.8K GitHub stars and 7.79K GitHub forks. Here's a link to WordPress's open source repository on GitHub.

Decisions about DatoCMS and WordPress
Xander Groesbeek
Founder at Rate My Meeting · | 5 upvotes · 165.4K views

So many choices for CMSs these days. So then what do you choose if speed, security and customization are key? Headless for one. Consuming your own APIs for content is absolute key. It makes designing pages in the front-end a breeze. Leaving Ghost and Cockpit. If I then looked at the footprint and impact on server load, Cockpit definitely wins that battle.

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10 Years ago I have started to check more about the online sphere and I have decided to make a website. There were a few CMS available at that time like WordPress or Joomla that you can use to have your website. At that point, I have decided to use WordPress as it was the easiest and I am glad I have made a good decision. Now WordPress is the most used CMS. Later I have created also a site about WordPress: https://www.wpdoze.com

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Pros of DatoCMS
Pros of WordPress
  • 3
    Free for small projects
  • 3
    Flexible
  • 3
    API-based cms
  • 3
    Cheaper alternative
  • 2
    Images API
  • 2
    Simple and customizable
  • 1
    GraphQL API
  • 1
    Video streaming service
  • 1
    Granular permissions
  • 412
    Customizable
  • 362
    Easy to manage
  • 351
    Plugins & themes
  • 258
    Non-tech colleagues can update website content
  • 246
    Really powerful
  • 144
    Rapid website development
  • 77
    Best documentation
  • 51
    Codex
  • 44
    Product feature set
  • 35
    Custom/internal social network
  • 16
    Open source
  • 8
    Great for all types of websites
  • 6
    Huge install and user base
  • 5
    Best
  • 5
    Open Source Community
  • 5
    Perfect example of user collaboration
  • 5
    It's simple and easy to use by any novice
  • 5
    Most websites make use of it
  • 5
    I like it like I like a kick in the groin
  • 4
    Community
  • 4
    API-based CMS
  • 3
    Easy To use
  • 2
    <a href="https://secure.wphackedhel">Easy Beginner</a>

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Cons of DatoCMS
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    • 12
      Plugins are of mixed quality
    • 12
      Hard to keep up-to-date if you customize things
    • 9
      Not best backend UI
    • 2
      Complex Organization
    • 1
      Great Security

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    What is DatoCMS?

    It is a fully customizable administrative area for your static websites. Use your favorite website generator, let your clients publish new content independently, host the site anywhere you like.

    What is WordPress?

    The core software is built by hundreds of community volunteers, and when you’re ready for more there are thousands of plugins and themes available to transform your site into almost anything you can imagine. Over 60 million people have chosen WordPress to power the place on the web they call “home” — we’d love you to join the family.

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    What are some alternatives to DatoCMS and WordPress?
    Contentful
    With Contentful, you can bring your content anywhere using our APIs, completely customize your content structure all while using your preferred programming languages and frameworks.
    Strapi
    Strapi is100% JavaScript, extensible, and fully customizable. It enables developers to build projects faster by providing a customizable API out of the box and giving them the freedom to use the their favorite tools.
    Drupal
    Drupal is an open source content management platform powering millions of websites and applications. It’s built, used, and supported by an active and diverse community of people around the world.
    Joomla!
    Joomla is a simple and powerful web server application and it requires a server with PHP and either MySQL, PostgreSQL, or SQL Server to run it.
    Adobe Experience Manager
    It is a Web Content Management System that allows companies to manage their web content (Web pages, digital assets, forms, etc) and also create digital experiences with this content on any platform web, mobile or IoT.
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