4.6
Overall rating
Reviews

4.6
Overall rating
Reviews

About WordPress

WordPress is an open-source, cloud-based content management system based on PHP and MySQL that helps small to large businesses create, manage and publish content for websites. The customizable solution allows enterprises to use plugins, widgets, and themes to improve traffic-driven content across multiple websites. Features of WordPress include a content manager, a drag-and-drop interface, templates, dynamic page generation, password protection, multi-page posts, previewing and publishing. It comes with a drag-and-drop file uploader and media browser, which allows users to upload and store pictures, music, videos, documents and more. Additionally, it provides auto-saving and restoring functionalities for businesses to automatically save and restore crucial data in case of a system crash. WordPress comes with an application programming interface (API), which enables developers to customize as well as connect plugins with the solution. Pricing is available as per business requirements and support is extended via forums, FAQs and other online measures.
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WordPress pricing

WordPress has a free version and offers a free trial. WordPress paid version starts at €4.00/month.

Starting Price:
€4.00/month
Free Version:
Yes
Free trial:
Yes

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WordPress Reviews

Feature rating

Value for Money
4.6
Functionality
4.5
Ease of Use
4.2
Customer Support
4.1
5 reviews of 14,838 View all reviews
Justin
Justin
  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: 51–200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
5
Features
5
Ease of Use
4
Customer Support
3

5
Reviewed on 13/11/2019

There is a reason it is the most commonly used

I've been on teams that have built and managed sites doing tens of millions of visits a month on heavily customized instances of WordPress, all the way down to personal pet projects that get single digit visits a month. It's the only CMS I consistently recommend.

Pros

The ecosystem built around WordPress is second to none. Every front end developer is familiar with WordPress. There are multiple plugin options for just about anything you could ever want to do. Most importantly, it's open source and therefore free. Some people are deterred by open source, but WordPress powers a third of the Internet, it isn't going anywhere.

Cons

It can be a bit of a pain in the butt to do certain things. For example, if you want to use it as a CMS for a larger site and not just a blog, the out of the box configuration needs customization.

Also, they recently switched to a fundamentally new way of doing things "Gutenberg" and it is not without its warts. Over time this will improve.

Alternatives Considered

Drupal

Reasons for Choosing WordPress

Hubspot's proprietary CMS was too expensive to maintain and we didn't get anything out of it.

Switched From

HubSpot Marketing Hub

Reasons for Switching to WordPress

The community around WordPress was better.
Andrés
Andrés
  • Industry: Marketing & Advertising
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
5
Features
4
Ease of Use
3
Customer Support
3

4
Reviewed on 21/6/2023

Empowering and versatile plattform for entrepreneurs

My experience has been positive. As someone who values both functionality and aesthetics in a website, this is my go-to plattform.

Pros

+ User friendly interface+ SEO: it prioritizes search engine optimization+ Active community and support

Cons

+ Regular updates and maintenance: it is common to have some breaks on your websites+ Learning curve for advanced customization

Alternatives Considered

Wix

Reasons for Switching to WordPress

Wordpress has more credibility and integration with other apps
Lea
  • Industry: Writing & Editing
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Weekly for 1+ year
  • Review Source
Value for Money
4
Features
5
Ease of Use
4
Customer Support
4

5
Reviewed on 6/4/2024

Quality worth the expense

My experience has been positive, I will stay with WordPress.

Pros

Customizable and generally easy to use.

Cons

There is a learning curve to WordPress. You have to be ready to study if you use WordPress.

Samridh
Samridh
  • Industry: Mechanical or Industrial Engineering
  • Company size: 501–1,000 Employees
  • Used for 1+ year
  • Review Source
Value for Money
3
Features
4
Ease of Use
3
Customer Support
4

3
Reviewed on 1/2/2019

Wordpress as a Designer/user

It was neutral to positive experience for me using wordpress. Since I have an engineering and programming background I was able to do quite a bit in a short amount of time. It is a great platform to use for someone who is looking to just have a simple website with basic information and nothing complex. I think it is very intuitive and useful for bloggers.

Pros

I used this software to build a website for a Non-Profit foundation for some fundraising events. I got an account with Bluehost server and wordpress was included in it. For someone who has never built a website before, wordpress did make my life very very easy. It has numerous features that can definitely help a novice like me get a basic website up and running. I enjoyed the following things while using this
- Themes
It comes with some basic theme templates which can be used to build the website. Just fill in some information that relates to your website and it will populate it. Think of it as a powerpoint template with boxes and design
- Easy to upload pictures
I was able to create folders and stores pictures on there and name them accordingly so I can go back and use them on different pages.
- Widgets and Plugins
The main attraction for this software platform I believe is their built in widgets and plugins. You can download from so many options. It is kind of like exploring the app store on your phone. Since it is an open source lot of users create their own widgets and plugins which are either free or you can purchase it. Needless to say purchased ones are much better but I got by with all free ones.
- Edit code
yes if you are a very savvy css html developer and you understand the code, you can go in and change their code and make adjustments.
Warning: Don't mess with it if you don't know what you are doing

Cons

The cons that i noticed in my website after it went live was
- Speed
The website was just slow. I am not sure if it is because of the widgets and plugins running on wordpress but I hated the speed.
- Updates could ruin website
Their themes get constantly updated so if you do not update it properly or if the new build released has a bug on it, it could mess up certain things on your website. This happened to many times where the plugins that worked fine on the older build wouldn't work the same on the new.
- Time consuming for beginners
Yeah it's not as simple as I was expecting it to be. I did spend quite an amount of time understanding the features and how to make best use of them. It was a lot of trial and error so be ready to put in some work at least.

Mokwena Macdee
  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
0
Features
4
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
0

5
Reviewed on 30/1/2024

The best Wysywig editor

Since around 2016, it's been good. I don't like that it has been moved to jetpack recently.

Pros

Simplest and cost effective way for us to have and update our websites and blogs

Cons

Not very flexible. Websites look similar.

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