When comparing Grav vs Wordpress.com, the Slant community recommends Wordpress.com for most people. In the question“What are the best blogging platforms?” Wordpress.com is ranked 6th while Grav is ranked 7th.
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Pro Easy to use admin panel
Well designed, easily usable and modern admin panel is a boost as it lets Clients edit the content easily.
Pro Easy creation of templates and content
Supports Twig for templating with Parsedown for fast Markdown and Markdown Extra support.
Pro Built-in package manager
Pro Custom fields for content
YAML-based page headers allow you easily add custom dynamic fields to your content.
Pro Open-source and free
Pro CLI Tools
Command line tools such as dependency installation, cache clearing, user creation, and backups.
Pro Extensive documentation
Documentation is not an afterthought. Grav has a dedicated documentation site plus loads of tutorials and guides.
Pro Extensive Documentation
Documentation is not an afterthought! Grav has a dedicated documentation site plus loads of tutorials and guides.
Pro Huge collection of free and paid themes out of the box
Pro Pretty easy to create and maintain a blog
Pro Import from other blogging platforms
Such as blogger.
Pro Bulk media options
Pro Widget management
Pro Support sort post by name
Pro Powerful analytics out of the box
Pro Plugins for every occassion
There are a wealth of plugins that can cater for just about every requirement you may have, and many of these plugins are free.
Con Post must has category else it will be labeled as uncategorized
Plugin cannot be used, custom html/css, Date Permalink cannot changed on free wordpress
Con Slow Speed
Navigating between action took around 3-5 seconds and longer for bulk action.