Learn differences between React JS and WordPress, how and when to use ReactJS and when to use WordPress for your projects
ReactJS is known for efficiency, fast and stable interfaces which makes it perfect choice for any user interface project for the web or native platforms. It is supported by Meta and thousands of the individual React developers from all around the globe. Strong community with thousands of plugins, tools and projects available for free to download and use for your projects are what makes React JS number one choice for anyone looking to create thrilling experiences for their users.
WordPress is content management software written in PHP and use MySQL for database. It is primarly a blogging platform but evolved to a full software solution which allows you to quickly create any web based presence. WordPress is the most popular CMS platform currently powering 42% of the web according to WordPress.
Since React JS is a frontend framework and WordPress is a content management software it would be wrong to compare those two because they have different purposes.
Can you use React together with WordPress? Yes, absolutely! WordPress introduced REST API in 2016 and one of it's main purposes are ability to create modern frontend solutions with WordPress as a backend service.
Pros of using WordPress and React JS:
Cons of using WordPress and React JS:
WordPress together with ReactJS as a frontend framework can bring performance boost and app-like appearances but definitely it is not for every project. To find out more make sure to check our guide to WordPress REST API we wrote in a previous tutorial.