On the Laravel Daily site there's an interesting article that shares some opinions on when to use Laravel and when to use WordPress as a base for your applications.
In PHP world there are two big groups of developers – those who work with Content Management Systems (WordPress, Drupal etc.) and those with frameworks (Laravel, Symfony etc.). And rarely people work with both worlds – cause their philosophy is fundamentally different.
But when you get a new project from a client – how to decide whether Laravel is the best choice? Or maybe simple WordPress would be enough and would save time/money? Sometimes it’s not that easy to decide. So here are my tips – questions you need to ask.
In the remainder of the article he suggests four questions to ask yourself to help make the decision one way or another:
- Content or user actions?
- Plugins or packages?
- MVP or serious project?
- Who will work on the project?
He elaborates on each point with a bit more context and criteria that could help answer the question in your case.