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Likelihood to Recommend

CodeIgniter

CodeIgniter is great for building quick, scalable web applications.
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WordPress

WordPress is well suited to a very wide range of applications and shines when used for content management, periodic news, product information and comparison, and ecommerce applications. Community interaction websites may not find all of the features they need readily available, and sites needing to display a large amount of data that is heavily cross referenced or that needs very complex data structures may have a hard time building out the necessary site structure.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Security

CodeIgniter
WordPress
8.7
Role-based user permissions
CodeIgniter
WordPress
8.7

Platform & Infrastructure

CodeIgniter
WordPress
8.3
API
CodeIgniter
WordPress
8.5
Internationalization / multi-language
CodeIgniter
WordPress
8.0

Web Content Creation

CodeIgniter
WordPress
8.3
WYSIWYG editor
CodeIgniter
WordPress
7.9
Code quality / cleanliness
CodeIgniter
WordPress
8.3
Admin section
CodeIgniter
WordPress
8.2
Page templates
CodeIgniter
WordPress
8.0
Library of website themes
CodeIgniter
WordPress
8.5
Mobile optimization / responsive design
CodeIgniter
WordPress
8.7
Publishing workflow
CodeIgniter
WordPress
8.5
Form generator
CodeIgniter
WordPress
7.9

Web Content Management

CodeIgniter
WordPress
8.7
Content taxonomy
CodeIgniter
WordPress
8.3
SEO support
CodeIgniter
WordPress
8.4
Bulk management
CodeIgniter
WordPress
8.5
Availability / breadth of extensions
CodeIgniter
WordPress
9.3
Community / comment management
CodeIgniter
WordPress
9.1

Pros

CodeIgniter

  • Learning CodeIgniter is really simple. The documentation is helpful.
  • It forces a good MVC structure.
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WordPress

  • Easy installation
  • Intuitive interface for non-technical users
  • Massive community of developers whose often free plugins make for quick and easy add-ons (e.g., social media sharing)
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Cons

CodeIgniter

  • CodeIgniter has a somewhat steep learning curve.
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WordPress

  • The Wordpress interface could be fine-tuned to more efficiently guide users to desired settings and menus. The current layout of the dashboard makes for some frustrating navigation.
  • The apps and extensions offered by Wordpress are sufficient, but not catered to suit every need. These could be tailored to the requirements of media-heavy posts or podcasts to make more options available to a diverse user base.
  • The publicizing tool can be glitchy, sometime s posting content twice instead of once (meaning two Facebook posts, tweets, etc.). This is harmful to user interaction, because a focus on content quality can be drowned out by oversaturation.
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Likelihood to Renew

CodeIgniter

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

WordPress

WordPress 9.3
Based on 35 answers
Every time! It's so easy to use and with more and more plugins and themes that get developed and become available everyday, I get excited to see what's new for WordPress. I love looking through all the new themes and when I get asked can you add "x" to a site, I am very confident I will find a plugin that can do the job. WordPress and it's contributors don't let me down. I am very passionate about the WordPress and am not really interested in looking for a substitute for it.
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Usability

CodeIgniter

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

WordPress

WordPress 9.0
Based on 13 answers
WordPress is very easy. If your quick at picking things up, just having a look round the WordPress dashboard and going through the menu options will teach you allot. If you need a bit more help, then there are many free tutorials, videos and support forums out there to get you started.
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Reliability and Availability

CodeIgniter

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

WordPress

WordPress 9.5
Based on 3 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.
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Performance

CodeIgniter

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

WordPress

WordPress 8.6
Based on 2 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.
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Support

CodeIgniter

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

WordPress

WordPress 8.0
Based on 10 answers
Considering that almost all support for WordPress is done by volunteers, I believe the support is amazing. Friendly and helpful community members and contributing developers spend a lot of time in the forums answering questions and solving problems.
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Online Training

CodeIgniter

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.
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Implementation

CodeIgniter

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

WordPress

WordPress 6.7
Based on 9 answers
It was much easier than expected! Other than the initial data transfer, it was an amazingly smooth and easy process.
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Alternatives Considered

CodeIgniter

Similar to the other frameworks, CodeIgniter was chosen due to its community and popularity. It has much of the same aspects of the other frameworks we evaluated, except .Net which obviously doesn't use PHP. CakePHP has a CakeBake function that we wish we had with CodeIgniter, but it was a small price to pay for the amount of help we received in the CodeIgniter community and by searching online for help.
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WordPress

I've used some of the free blogging platforms such as Blogspot, WordPress.com and Weebly. You don't have the same control over your files and website like you do with a self-hosted WordPress site. I migrated over to WordPress.org and never looked back. I've worked on some client sites who were moving over from mundane static html sites and there's such a huge difference in the amount of connection they are getting from using WordPress. I personally love that so many other products and services interface with WordPress, such as email marketing services, schedulers, shopping carts, etc. It makes sense to me to use it
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Scalability

CodeIgniter

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.
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Return on Investment

CodeIgniter

  • When the project was not maintained during several months it was almost impossible to find plugins and you had to write all on your own.
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WordPress

  • Using content marketing via blogging is such a no brainer when it comes to driving traffic to a website. It's surprising that more people don't take advantage of it. WordPress is the gold standard, as far as blogging is concerned, in my opinion. I've found that writing on a regular basis will always bring more traffic than having a static website.
  • WordPress widget areas and shortcodes make it simple to install opt in boxes, or other conversion tools to make a site more interactive and effective when it comes to monetization.
  • Comments are a great way to get feedback from your audience to find out what their needs are so you can service them and also to find your target market.
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Pricing Details

CodeIgniter

General

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

WordPress

General

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

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