Looking for opinions from developers who've worked on WordPress and Laravel
Howdy, wonderful community!
I'm seeking opinion from developers who've developed for both WordPress and Laravel about migrating from WP to Laravel for my web app development project. I'll explain in brief:
I began learning PHP about a year ago and picked up WP as platform to begin development. At present, I'm at a stage where I've developed about 5 web applications and am confident enough to use WP Custom Post Types for almost everything that I need. I've faced no problems whatsoever using WP as a 'framework' for my web applications.
I must mention that I'm developing apps as member sites of WordPress Multisite network; where each individual site of the network acts as an app: Event listing, Job Board, Resume Builder, QnA etc.
Frankly speaking, I've not found a solid reason yet to move away from WordPress.
Looking at the future, the count of these apps will, some day, cross 50 or 100 or even more. Not that I'm worried about scalability, I'm wondering if I'm doing the 'right thing' by sticking to WordPress as an app development platform; which it is not.
Custom Post Types are all good and let me build things quickly. I've not found any issues. However, in the recent times, I've been intrigued by Laravel and been really enjoying what it offers. I, however, cannot make up my mind whether I should really consider migrating to Laravel. It's definitely going to involve lot of learning; but I'm confident that I should be able to pick it up in 2-3 months of dedicated time.
Could you please let me know -
What are the biggest advantages that Laravel would offer in my case over WordPress?
As I guess, I'll have to rewrite a lot of stuff. But would the time and efforts be worth it?
How's your experience about getting help for various problems that developers face? With WordPress, 90% of the times the problem has already been answered on the Internet. Is it easy to get help from the community?
What are the reasons I should really consider migrating my apps project to Laravel? Is there something I 'ought to know' about moving from WP to Laravel?
I thank you in advance for taking out time to read my question. I'd really appreciate your suggestions and opinions.
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