Development Roadmap Comparison Chart

Aspect WordPress Website Full-Stack Website
Project Planning Defined goals and requirements gathering. Detailed scope with frontend and backend specs.
Frontend Development Uses WordPress themes or custom themes. Uses frontend frameworks like React, and Vue.js.
Backend Development Limited customization using plugins. Custom backend using frameworks like Node.js, and Django.
Database Typically MySQL or similar relational DBMS. Choice between relational (MySQL, PostgreSQL) or NoSQL (MongoDB).
Integration Plugin integrations for added functionality. Custom API development for integrations.
Flexibility Limited by WordPress ecosystem and plugins. Highly customizable based on project needs.
Development Time Faster due to pre-built themes and plugins. Longer due to custom development.
Scalability It can be limited by plugin performance. Scalable architecture design.
Maintenance Updates are managed through the WordPress dashboard. Requires ongoing backend and frontend updates.
SEO and Analytics Plugins for SEO and analytics integration. Customizable SEO and analytics implementation.
Skill Requirements Less technical expertise required. Requires strong backend and frontend development skills.
Cost Potentially lower initial development costs. Higher initial development costs.