Difference between Bootstrap and WordPress

What is WordPress?

WordPress is a free open-source CMS (Content Management System) that is written using Hypertext Pre-processor (PHP) and is paired with MySQL and is supported with HTTPS (Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure).

Themes in WordPress

Users can easily switch between different themes without making any change in the source code. With help of different themes, the website looks better and more functional. In WordPress, themes are available in two ways, free and premium. Users get many themes free of cost but much more exciting and wonderful themes can be availed after purchasing premium themes. WordPress users can create custom themes according to their choice.

Plugins in WordPress

Plugins help in customizing features, programs, etc. Users can improve the attributes and functionalities of a blog or website using plugins available in WordPress. According to December 2021, around 59,756 plugins are available in WordPress, with help of these plugins, users can easily customize their websites as per their needs.

History of WordPress

WordPress was developed by Matt Mullenweg and Mike Little, and released on 27 May 2003. All trademarks related to WordPress are owned by WordPress Foundation. Christine Selleck Tremoulet suggested the name WordPress, she is a prolific blogger and a friend of Matt Mullenweg. According to a report of 21 May, almost 64 % of websites whose content management system is known to use WordPress.

What is Bootstrap?

Bootstrap is an open-source CSS framework developed for handling mobile-first, responsive front-end web development. It contains JavaScript, CSS, and HTML.

It is used to produce modern web pages and websites.

History of Bootstrap

Mark Otto and Jacob Thornton developed Bootstrap at Twitter to uplift consistency across interior tools. Previously it was named Twitter Blueprint.

On August 19, 2011, it was assigned Bootstrap as its new name, after being known as Twitter Blueprint, and was announced as an open-source project. Otto and Thornton, along witha large group of contributors, and a small group of core developers, still maintain it.

  • Bootstrap 2: It was released on January 31, 2012. Built-in support for Glyphicons and many new portions were added, and many of the existing parts were modified.
  • Bootstrap 3: It was released on August 19, 2013. Many portions were modified to use a flat design and a mobile-first approach.
  • Bootstrap 4:It was released on October 29, 2014.Navigation customization options and responsive sizing and spacing utilities were added. The latest versions of Firefox, Internet Explorer, Opera, Safari, and Google Chrome are supported by Bootstrap 4.
  • Bootstrap 5: It was released on May 5, 2021. CSS custom properties and a custom set of SVG icons were added. API was improved, forms were updated, customizing docs was improved, and the grid system was enhanced.

Difference between Bootstrap and WordPress

                      Bootstrap                         WordPress
1. Mark Otto and Jacob Thornton developed Bootstrap; it was released on 19 August 2011.Matt Mullenweg and Mike Little developed WordPress; it was released on 27 May 2003.
2. Responsive websites are developed using Bootstrap, and it is also free and open-source.Dynamic websites are developed using WordPress. It is also a free and open-source content management system (CMS).
3. Bootstrap can be written in JavaScript, HTML, CSS, less (v3), and sass (v4).WordPress can only be written on Hypertext Pre-processor (PHP).
4. A front-end framework is used to design the User Interface static website, as Bootstrap is a front-end framework.To create a dynamic website using WordPress, we have to use both the front-end and back-end.
5. Pre-existing themes are not available in Bootstrap.A lot of pre-existing themes are available in WordPress, with their help we can use them to create a dynamic website.
6. The knowledge of coding and a strong grip on HTML and CSS is required to create a website on Bootstrap.Only the customization of the site and drag-and-drop features should be known to us to create a website in WordPress.
7. To adjust web pages on different websites, there is a grid system in Bootstrap.To create a website, we use a drag-and-drop system in WordPress.
8. Bootstrap does not provide SEO.WordPress provides SEO.
9. Improvising the User Interface takes a lot of time using Bootstrap.Building websites is a child’s play, they can be easily built in a few hours.