Bootstrap vs WordPress

Bootstrap Market Share *

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* Bootstrap is used by 26.9% of all websites tracked
by the Web Technology Survey group.

WordPress Market Share *

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* WordPress is by far the most popular Content Management System. It also powers 43% of all websites on the internet.

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.

This resource describes the difference between the two frameworks that we use to deliver projects. These two frameworks and technologies are both great for developing responsive and modern websites.


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.


  • 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 set up 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 set up and maintain than WordPress as WordPress will require frequent system updates to keep it secure.


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.


  • Fully Responsive – works on all platforms and resolutions (desktop and mobile).
  • Beautiful, professional, and secure templates are 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:

  • The 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.

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