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ASP.NET

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Score 8.8 out of 100

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Score 8.6 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

ASP.NET

ASP.NET is for web development. You can develop a full-stack application on Visual Studio or Visual Code with Razor or Blazor and .NET Framework or .NET Core as backend development. If you know any development language from Microsoft, like C#, you should use ASP.NET if you are going to develop enterprise software on the web. If for example you are a web developer that works on web page development for commerce or blogs, there is no need to use ASP.NET.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

WordPress

If your business relies heavily on content creation, and particularly on blog posts, then WordPress is really the best option you have. But if you don't have a blog, you only need static pages, or you want to build an eCommerce site, then you might want to explore other alternatives.
Sebastian Correa Marsico | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Security

ASP.NET
WordPress
8.4
Role-based user permissions
ASP.NET
WordPress
8.4

Platform & Infrastructure

ASP.NET
WordPress
8.3
API
ASP.NET
WordPress
8.3
Internationalization / multi-language
ASP.NET
WordPress
8.3

Web Content Creation

ASP.NET
WordPress
8.2
WYSIWYG editor
ASP.NET
WordPress
8.2
Code quality / cleanliness
ASP.NET
WordPress
7.8
Admin section
ASP.NET
WordPress
8.2
Page templates
ASP.NET
WordPress
8.3
Library of website themes
ASP.NET
WordPress
8.8
Mobile optimization / responsive design
ASP.NET
WordPress
8.5
Publishing workflow
ASP.NET
WordPress
8.4
Form generator
ASP.NET
WordPress
7.6

Web Content Management

ASP.NET
WordPress
8.4
Content taxonomy
ASP.NET
WordPress
8.2
SEO support
ASP.NET
WordPress
8.2
Bulk management
ASP.NET
WordPress
7.7
Availability / breadth of extensions
ASP.NET
WordPress
9.3
Community / comment management
ASP.NET
WordPress
8.6

Pros

ASP.NET

  • Community versions of Visual Studio for ASP.NET and MSSQL Server Express as database are free. However, the fees of the advanced database systems required for comprehensive projects are quite high (MSSQL Server Standard, Enterprise etc.).
  • NET is a framework (framework) where .NET language is used to develop web applications. It uses C # language and requires advanced coding knowledge to learn.
  • For hosting of Code generated by ASP. Net can be hosted on IIS only.
Pritesh Patel | TrustRadius Reviewer

WordPress

  • WordPress is incredibly easy to set up and get running with little to no technical knowledge. Most web hosts will do it for you, since it's so easy.
  • With thousands of themes available for free and for low cost, WordPress can accommodate any design you can imagine.
  • The community behind WordPress is generous, and there are loads of educational opportunities both online and in person to learn and connect with other users.
Lisa Keyser | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

ASP.NET

  • It works very well other Microsoft tools but could have better integration with other platforms
  • Fewer open-source projects to use as examples, templates, and code-snippets
  • Can be cost-prohibitive for smaller companies or if your business requirements demand 3rd party (or additional) libraries, tools, etc.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

WordPress

  • WordPress breaks often so you need to have someone who understands how to troubleshoot, which can take time and money.
  • Some plugins are easier to customize than others, for example, some don't require any coding knowledge while others do. This can limit your project if you are not a coder.
  • WordPress can be easily hacked, so you also need someone who can ensure your sites are secure.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

ASP.NET

ASP.NET 10.0
Based on 1 answer
It is the backbone of all our products
Erik Zanker | TrustRadius Reviewer

WordPress

WordPress 8.2
Based on 37 answers
My rating is based on the knowledge I have of the community that WordPress has had built around it for years now. It's as solid as it comes when you talk about community involvement and expansion. There's no other CMS out there that can match-up with it, hands down.
Mathew Riexinger | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

ASP.NET

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

WordPress

WordPress 9.1
Based on 17 answers
I give it an 8 rating because it's a great piece of open-source software that can be customized easily. There is an ease of use and the customizations are a treat. There are a lot of themes to choose from (though paid themes are the best as they provide more support).
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

ASP.NET

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

WordPress

WordPress 9.5
Based on 6 answers
Anyone can visit WordPress.org and download a fully functional copy of WordPress free of charge. Additionally, WordPress is offered to users as open-source software, which means that anyone can customize the code to create new applications and make these available to other WordPress users.
Martin Aranovitch | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

ASP.NET

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

WordPress

WordPress 8.6
Based on 4 answers
Mostly, any performance issues have to do with using too many plugins and these can sometimes slow down the overall performance of your site. It is very tempting to start adding lots of plugins to your WordPress site, however, as there are thousands of great plugins to choose from and so many of them help you do amazing things on your site.If you begin to notice performance issues with your WordPress site (e.g. pages being slow to load), there are ways to optimize the performance of your site, but this requires learning the process. WordPress users can learn how to optimize their WordPress sites by downloading the WPTrainMe WordPress training plugin (WPTrainMe.com) and going through the detailed step-by-step WordPress optimization tutorials.
Martin Aranovitch | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

ASP.NET

ASP.NET 8.0
Based on 2 answers
Very good, depending on the requirement and budget.
Viral Patel | TrustRadius Reviewer

WordPress

WordPress 6.9
Based on 21 answers
WordPress itself only has community service so your experience will depend on where you turn. Online, through forums and community boards, support is rudimentary but effective. You can easily turn to your local community and find exceptional individuals who know and use WordPress regularly for more advanced, inexpensive, support. I'm rating this less than 10 because of the lack of any formal support provided by a company.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

ASP.NET

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

WordPress

WordPress 7.0
Based on 1 answer
Varies by the person providing training. High marks as it's incredibly easy to find experienced individuals in your community to provide training on any aspect of WordPress from content marketing, SEO, plugin development, theme design, etc. Less than 10 though as the training is community based and expectations for a session you find may fall short.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

ASP.NET

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

WordPress

WordPress 10.0
Based on 1 answer
It is very easy to find online resources to learn how to do just about anything with WordPress.
Lori Berkowitz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

ASP.NET

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

WordPress

WordPress 9.0
Based on 18 answers
WordPress is not a great solution if you have:1) A larger site with performance / availability requirements.2) Multiple types of content you want to share - each with its own underlying data structure.3) Multiple sites you need to manage.For very small sites where these needs are not paramount, WordPress is a decent solution
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

ASP.NET

I don't like javascript that much, personally. Having a backend built on top of javascript in the case of Node.js leaves me lying awake at night. I prefer strongly typed languages and knowing I have the support of Microsoft behind my choice of systems. Node.js when I experimented was awkward to setup and not as intuitive as ASP.NET.
Brendan McKenna | TrustRadius Reviewer

WordPress

We have considered and operated within Shopify and Squarespace. Both serve their purpose for niche clients, but we do recommend WordPress as being the superior option. We find that WordPress is easier to use and offers maximum scalability while the others are more challenging to design, code, configure and launch.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

ASP.NET

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

WordPress

WordPress 10.0
Based on 1 answer
WordPress is completely scalable. You can get started immediately with a very simple "out-of-the box" WordPress installation and then add whatever functionality you need as and when you need it, and continue expanding. Often we will create various WordPress sites on the same domain to handle different aspects of our strategy (e.g. one site for the sales pages, product information and/or a marketing blog, another for delivering products securely through a private membership site, and another for running an affiliate program or other application), and then ties all of these sites together using a common theme and links on each of the site's menus.Additionally, WordPress offers a multisite function that allows organizations and institutions to manage networks of sites managed by separate individual site owners, but centrally administered by the parent organization. You can also expand WordPress into a social networking or community site, forums, etc.The same scalability applies to web design. You can start with a simple design and then scale things up to display sites with amazing visual features, including animations and video effects, sliding images and animated product image galleries, elements that appear and fade from visitor browsers, etc.The scaling possibilities of WordPress are truly endless.
Martin Aranovitch | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

ASP.NET

  • It enabled us to develop APIs to meet our business needs rapidly and is easy to use, and Microsoft provides frameworks for large-scale development.
  • An ASP.NET application hosted our angular apps was the basis of our initial portal system. It allowed us to create prototypes for new project ideas rapidly.
Al Mubassir Muin | TrustRadius Reviewer

WordPress

  • WordPress helps us reduce website management costs because we can oversee updates in-house.
  • WordPress is easy to use, reducing the amount of time we spend on website management.
  • The ease of use enables us to offer website management for clients, helping us grow our capabilities/business.
Jess Messenger | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

ASP.NET

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Starting Price

WordPress

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Starting Price

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

ASP.NET
8.4
WordPress
9.0

Likelihood to Renew

ASP.NET
10.0
WordPress
8.2

Usability

ASP.NET
WordPress
9.1

Reliability and Availability

ASP.NET
WordPress
9.5

Performance

ASP.NET
WordPress
8.6

Support Rating

ASP.NET
8.0
WordPress
6.9

In-Person Training

ASP.NET
WordPress
7.0

Online Training

ASP.NET
WordPress
10.0

Implementation Rating

ASP.NET
WordPress
9.0

Scalability

ASP.NET
WordPress
10.0

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