Bootstrap vs WordPress

Website Platform Options

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2019 Browser Market Share

Google Chrome dominates the marketplace as the most popular browser.

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Desktop vs Mobile Device Market Share

Most of your website viewers will be viewing your website using their smart phones and tablets. Is your website responsive?

Can You Spot the Difference?

The following page describes the difference between the two technologies that Clio utilizes to deliver beautiful websites. Although both Bootstrap and WordPress will achieve the same result, there are some major differences between the two platforms.

bootstrap

Bootstrap is an open source toolkit for developing with HTML, CSS, and JS.

In plain English: Bootstrap is a framework for designing responsive, and modern looking websites.

Features
Fully Responsive - works on on all platforms and resolutions (desktop and mobile)
Beautiful, professional, and secure templates available
Integrations available - anything is possible using source code which is provided
More flexibility but requires a web developer to setup the website and make changes

Advantage over WordPress
More customizable - source code provided and can be modified to your liking without breaking updates
More flexible platform for formatting pages and content
Less expensive to setup and maintain than WordPress as WordPress will require frequent system updates to keep it secure


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Clio Data Solutions - Calgary web design
WordPress

WordPress is a free and open-source content management system (CMS) based on PHP & MySQL.

In plain English: WordPress is a responsive website development visual platform with features such as plugins, blogging, and templates.

Features
Fully Responsive - works on on all platforms and resolutions (desktop and mobile)
Beautiful, professional, and secure templates available
Lots of plugins are available, such as web store fronts, newsletter integration, robust forms, etc.
Integrated blogging platform using your own domain (website and blog are integrated)
No coding required - everything can be modified through the visual editor on the website

Advantage over Bootstrap
Client can maintain their content, pages and blogging platform
Blogging easy and fully integrated with rest of website
Lots of free (and paid) plugins available such as automated backups, caching, robust forms, web stores, etc.
Better option for someone who wants to frequently build / update content and focus on SEO