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Need advice on Web Dev: WordPress or from scratch

Discussion in 'Programming' started by YesBoss, Jul 28, 2020.

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    Hello,

    I have an established ecommerce business selling digital codes and releases codes after successful payment.
    SEMrush
    I developed the site myself with mediocre skills I have from past experience with various projects and self-taught. I am planning to hire developers in-house to develop and maintain a new redesigned site.

    I have developed the site using Wordpress and Woocommerce and so far it's getting the job done but due to a lot of lacking of my programing skills and wordpress features I am not able to have the sites UI/UX the way I want it to be ex. Customers Dashboard page, buying process and few other things.

    I also use a plugin to release codes for a individual product once payment is complete. It's also working well but UX is not so great but getting the job done.

    Now I would like to know if I want to hire in-house developers and redesign the site -- should I stay with Wordpress and develop plugins and themes to get it the way I want or should I use a different technology to develop the site ?

    Our business is taking off and needs to be handling in a professional manner. Since we sell digital codes - security is very important and fraud prevention needs to be focused on also.

    Hope these information is sufficient. Thanks in advance
     
    YesBoss, Jul 28, 2020 IP
    SEMrush
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    elaine869 Peon

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    Hello. I would recommend you trying Magento. Magento is relatively quick to deploy (in multiple languages, payment methods, etc), it will require technical knowledge and extended developer support. Magento isn’t the best choice for beginners, however, experienced ecommerce merchants will find every feature they need in a flexible, customizable interface. Magento requires substantial design restyling, as well as more time to set up and go live. About other aspects you can read here https://elogic.co/blog/magento-vs-shopify-which-to-choose/
     
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  3. YesBoss

    YesBoss Well-Known Member

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    Hello,

    Thank you for your response. Are you recommending Magento as an alternative to Wordpress or is it more superior compared wordpress functionality ? My site needs to be customized for better UI/UX and that is not really easy to do in wordpress for all occasions since its limited to Woocommerce and wordpress structure. Example I would like the user dashboard to be more user friendly to the digital products that im selling and also revealing the code in a proper and easy manner.

    If Magento is similar to Wordpress/Woocommerce then I would rather stick with Wordpress but if its features are more advanced and more flexible than WordPress then I will check up on that to see if its a better choice for us.
     
    YesBoss, Jul 28, 2020 IP