March 17, 2022 Blog

WordPress Vs Odoo Theme – Which One is Better

By Fida-E Zaheer, Read 5 mins
WordPress Vs Odoo Theme

WordPress Vs Odoo Theme. Websites take a life form and build a culture of their own when paired with the right backend and front end. The front end consists of UI and UX and plays a vital role in the brand extension of any business.

According to the Quarterly Retail E-Commerce Sales (4th Quarter 2021) published by the US Department of Commerce under the US Census Bureau, e-commerce sales accounted for 12.9% of the total retail sales in the 4th quarter of 2021 [1]. The overall trend indicates these shares going way higher up as indicated by the infographics published by Statista [2]:

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Looking at the rise of e-commerce, more and more businesses are at least opting to build their websites to cater the customers from all over the world, if not moving to virtual presence altogether.

A perception of shady business, or sometimes even of fraud arises about a business without a proper and branded website. The startups henceforth, do not even commence their operations without a properly configured, branded business website.

With such a crucial role to play in attracting, serving, and obtaining approval from the potential and existing customers, the business websites cannot take risk of repelling the customer due to faded, outdated, unresponsive, and slow themes of the website.

Therefore, the selection of a website theme has very broad implications on not only the customers, but also on the employees of the company as the website in today’s connected world, becomes the identity of the consumer, customer, and employee alike.

There are tens of theme providers out there but two of them pretty much slash the competition across the board because of their adoption, spread, and extensive (relevant) customer base. These are WordPress and Odoo ERP.

Both providers offer an astonishing number of free and premium themes with a wide variety of customization options both in free and premium versions. Following is a brief comparison of whether WordPress themes are better than the Odoo themes, or vice versa is true. The comparison is based on the following criteria:

  1. Market Share
  2. Pricing
  3. Customer Support
  4. Suited for Typical Customers
  5. Customization
  6. Integrations
  7. Categories Supported by Themes
  8. Ease of Use
  9. Cost Efficiency

WordPress Vs Odoo Themes – A comparison

OdooWordPress
Limited yet growing fast
Huge customer base
Free & Paid Plans
Paid plan @ $20/month
Free & Paid Plans
Paid plan @ $5/month
One of the best customer supports out there. Huge customizability and on-demand modifications are available via Phone, Online, Knowledge base, and Video Tutorials based customer support.
Limited customer support options and restrained available options to the customer tech to offer demand modifications to customers.
Suited for Medium to big Enterprise
Can serve Individuals, and Enterprises
High Customizability is already available. If more is needed, the customer support gets is done on demand.
Limited customization, only available customization can be implemented. On-demand customization is not available.
Hundreds of in-house and third-party integrations supported and built-in with themes
Limited in-house integrations, additional integrations are with premium themes only, each adding additional costs
Services, Products, E-Commerce, Brands, ERP, and CMS
Individuals, All in one, Educators, Researchers, and Scientists
Odoo themes have one of the best, and easy to use environments with rather extensive choices to make along the way, making branding of the website quite easier and more accurate
WordPress themes have tedious integration systems each with a host of vulnerabilities to deal with. Third-party integrations make it even more difficult to get things done efficiently
For a medium to large enterprise, Odoo themes have the highest cost efficiency because of huge under the hood integrations which are easier to deal with via the top star customer supportWordPress themes are good at cost. However, their integrations are where the problem starts as each integration not only increases the cost, but its respective customer support also grows another branch to deal with separately

Odoo themes have a huge benefit over WordPress themes. As stated earlier, themes are not merely a set of colors, buttons, and styles. Themes must also be able to fuse the front end with the backend smoothly without mismatching the two.

WordPress themes are not bad, let’s be clear about that. However, the fact that they do not have enough in-house integrations available to the medium and large enterprises, makes them a weak contender in themes to choose from.

Odoo themes have, however, hundreds of integrated options. Not to mention the fact that they have huge integrations to support the internal business activities such as CRM, HR, payroll, Timesheets, inventory, marketing automation, eCommerce, supply chain, IoT, eLearning, and many more as can be seen on the pricing page of Odoo here: https://www.odoo.com/pricing. Having such a huge range of in-built integrations serves two extremely important purposes:

  1. The customer does not have to rely upon a 3rd party integration as it involves integrations issues, as well as separate customer support to deal with when choosing each new integration. Odoo solves it by providing a large integration pool under the same umbrella where one customer support does it all.
  2. The security of integration can compromise the security of a whole website, sometimes even taking the website down altogether. Having one vendor manage all needed integrations, enables and empowers the consumer to stay focused on business and forget to let the vendor take care of the security.

Lastly, one of the top reasons where Odoo themes triumph the WordPress themes is customizability. Imagine a scenario where a certain feature is neither available on the website, nor any integrations can bring it to your website. In such scenarios, customers can request an on-demand feature, and Odoo’s customer support will make sure that the feature is added to your website. It’s a promise of a lifetime. You will have as you dream it, and it is all powered by Odoo themes.

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