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Medium vs WordPress: What are the differences?

Medium: The perfect place to read and write. Medium is a different kind of place on the internet. A place where the measure of success isn’t views, but viewpoints. Where the quality of the idea matters, not the author’s qualifications. A place where conversation pushes ideas forward; 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.

Medium can be classified as a tool in the "Hosted Blogging Platforms" category, while WordPress is grouped under "Self-Hosted Blogging / CMS".

Some of the features offered by Medium are:

  • Embedding videos, Tweets, Vines, etc.
  • Word Counter
  • Drafts

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

  • Flexibility
  • Publishing Tools
  • User Management

"Beautiful UI" is the primary reason why developers consider Medium over the competitors, whereas "Customizable" was stated as the key factor in picking WordPress.

WordPress is an open source tool with 12.6K GitHub stars and 7.69K GitHub forks. Here's a link to WordPress's open source repository on GitHub.

Stack Exchange, ebay, and LinkedIn are some of the popular companies that use WordPress, whereas Medium is used by Lyft, Twitch, and Edify. WordPress has a broader approval, being mentioned in 5305 company stacks & 1389 developers stacks; compared to Medium, which is listed in 73 company stacks and 75 developer stacks.

Decisions about Medium and WordPress
Xander Groesbeek
Founder at Rate My Meeting · | 5 upvotes · 222.8K 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 Medium
Pros of WordPress
  • 61
    Beautiful UI
  • 34
    Typography
  • 15
    Network effect
  • 12
    Embedding videos, tweets, vines
  • 12
    Great mobile app
  • 11
    Simple, yet elegant and appealing UX
  • 10
    Notes
  • 9
    Word counter
  • 7
    Easy to gain traction
  • 4
    Idealized media consumption
  • 3
    Inline Comments & Discussions
  • 3
    Beautiful design. great content, excellent experience
  • 2
    Version history
  • 2
    Nice UI and UX
  • 2
    Embed medium
  • 2
    Recommendations
  • 1
    Daily Digest
  • 415
    Customizable
  • 366
    Easy to manage
  • 354
    Plugins & themes
  • 258
    Non-tech colleagues can update website content
  • 247
    Really powerful
  • 145
    Rapid website development
  • 78
    Best documentation
  • 51
    Codex
  • 44
    Product feature set
  • 35
    Custom/internal social network
  • 18
    Open source
  • 8
    Great for all types of websites
  • 7
    Huge install and user base
  • 5
    Perfect example of user collaboration
  • 5
    Open Source Community
  • 5
    Most websites make use of it
  • 5
    It's simple and easy to use by any novice
  • 5
    Best
  • 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 Medium
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    • 13
      Hard to keep up-to-date if you customize things
    • 13
      Plugins are of mixed quality
    • 10
      Not best backend UI
    • 2
      Complex Organization
    • 1
      Do not cover all the basics in the core
    • 1
      Great Security

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    What is Medium?

    Medium is a different kind of place on the internet. A place where the measure of success isn’t views, but viewpoints. Where the quality of the idea matters, not the author’s qualifications. A place where conversation pushes ideas forward.

    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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