WordPress Vs Magento For Ecommerce – What’s Difference?

Mostly people’s thinks that WordPress is sufficient platform for ecommerce purpose. Is that true? Absolutely not. In this guide, we will reveal some interesting and knowledgeable parts of WordPress vs Magento and will also clear the both platforms structural purpose.

WordPress Vs Magento For Ecommerce - What's Difference

Is WordPress Good For Ecommerce?

Absolutely not, because WordPress basic creation purpose of WordPress is to build your own website without any knowledge of coding. WordPress is designed for create a website not particularly for ecommerce purpose. WordPress doesn’t fulfill ecommerce software or CMS criteria due to lack of ecommerce features.

WordPress offers ecommerce templates and plugins but that not means it will work same like Amazon, eBay or other ecommerce sites. Again repeating, according to WordPress features it is not compatible or doesn’t fulfill ecommerce website status. WordPress structure can make blog or news magazine website with perfection but not ecommerce.

What is Magento:

Similar like WordPress, Magento is also an open source platform to build ecommerce website. Did you listen that what I said, open source who build ecommerce website. Here we are using a word ‘build ecommerce website’ now sounds like good. Magento is particularly designed only for ecommerce purpose and this software can not be used for blogging or news magazine purpose because this software is designed under the consideration of ecommerce perspective not for blogging.

WordPress Vs Magento:

WordPress is restricted in limitation of ecommerce perspective. But Magento is able to cross the entire wall of ecommerce. What things or features made the Magento better than WordPress. Let’s check out comparison between WordPress vs Magento.


Characteristics WordPress Magento
Ecommerce Structure No Yes
Price Free (Open Source) Free (Open Source)
Deep Customization No Yes
Attributes Availability No Yes
Customized Layered Navigation No Yes
Product Management Normal High-end Interface
Category Management Normal High-end Interface
Customer Management No High-end Interface
Separate Promotion Manager No High-end Interface
Sales/Customer Reports Stats Simple High-end Interface
Currency Manager No Yes (Customizable)
Transactional Email Manager No Yes (Can be modified each email)
Seo Compatible From Seo perspective 30% From Seo perspective 99.99%
Customer Configuration No Yes
Product Page Customization (%) 20% 90%
Payment Methods Approx All Approx All
Separate Tax Manager No Yes (High-end Interface)
Shipping Methods Not Compatible with All 100% Compatible with all
Track Order Manager No Yes


Above we compared the both softwares and their features in details. Above details belongs to our years of experience with both CMS platforms.


Both are good on his places but to be honest with my passion Magento won this victory. Because here we are talking about ecommerce not about blogging journey. WordPress is excellent but for blogging and news magazine sites.

If you have any question and queries regarding Magento or have any better review so must let us know through community forum or can comment under this article.

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Carol Robertjoan
8 years ago

Thanks for sharing this post. Magento eCommerce is the best of all, it is one of the quickest developing open source ecommerce solutions on the web. It’s increase enormous prominence among online businessman who need proficient Magento shopping cart advancement.