WordPress vs Alfresco

WordPress has been used to create hundreds-of-thousands of websites including blogs, portals, E-publications, E-stores etc. It is the most popular and easy to use CMS that gives directions for everything from the content-drafting to the post-scheduling. Billions of users are using the WordPress for their personal websites as well as for their corporate E-appearances. Alfresco, on the other hand, is also an open-source CMS which is mostly used for the corporate/ enterprise solutions. It includes a content-repository, portal framework, CIFS interface (for providing the file – system compatibility), and document management/ sharing possibility (better than WordPress).
Below are few of the differential points of both platforms.

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Popularity

WordPress is much more popular with a sound user base as compared to the Alfresco. According to a survey, the weekly downloads of WP are 983,625 and of Alfresco are about 7000. The developers of WordPress have been continuously working on creating new themes, plugins/ extensions, and widgets in order to build the stronger community. Alfresco is mostly popular for building websites for the enterprises. Its community is not as much stronger compared to WordPress, yet it’s being an ECM, is the main reason behind its massive use among the enterprise level developers. In terms of UI – user-interface, Alfresco falls behind than the WordPress. However, according to the developers of ECM that it serves its purpose well enough to pinpoint its not-so-fitting UI.

CMS

WordPress is a CMS for creating websites/ blogs at every scale either individual or corporate level. It is mostly use because of its WYSIWYG editor. It is quite easy and adaptable even for the beginners. Alfresco, on the other hand, is an ECM i.e. enterprise CMS. It is supposedly the solid-decision for the businesses with the intention of data-management. Alfresco basically relates to the file-sharing on enterprise level for instance, file-versioning, document-management & indexing, online editing of documents, applying security & business rules, intra-corporation communication, check-in / check-out capability for files, etc.
Thus, Alfresco offers the solution for the enterprise’s DMS (Document-Management-System) needs. It is compatible with both the Microsoft & Linux camp – software. It allows wide variety of sources for the creation of the content including other CMSs, office software-packages e.g. OpenOffice & Office. In addition, it offers a variety of collaboration projects.

Dynamic Content Management

Alfresco doesn’t have many things in common as compared to WordPress. The basic purpose of WordPress is the creation of pretty websites by using differential themes and plug-ins for increased functionality. Alfresco, on the other hand, is usually used to manage the business assets that are supposedly served through web. For this purpose, Alfresco allows to develop custom UI which could serve as the ‘administrative-interface’ – the point where the content can be managed. This content can also be processed to be pushed out on some other system for presentation-tier.

SEO

WordPress is stronger in SEO than Alfresco. Alfresco offers limited features of SEO and the users have to introduce it at server-level.

Programming Language

WordPress use PHP as its scripting language that runs on APACHE-server. Alfresco, however, is built on Java-technology which runs on J2EE-server. Due to the Java as its programming language, it is multi-platform. Also, it works well with MYSQL & SQL-servers.

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