WordPress

WordPress


Who Uses This Software?

Anyone creating or requiring a modern web presence.


Average Ratings

4,150 reviews
  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall
  • 4 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 4 / 5
    Customer Service
  • 4.5 / 5
    Features
  • 4.5 / 5
    Value for Money

Product Details

  • Pricing Details
    Free version available.
  • Free Version
    Yes
  • Free Trial
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
  • Training
    Documentation
  • Support
    Online

Vendor Details

  • WordPress
  • http://wordpress.org

About This Software

Open source software that is free to use for creating blogs and websites.


WordPress Features

  • Analytics
  • Collaborative Writing
  • Comment Moderation
  • File Sharing
  • Group Posting
  • Post Management
  • Search
  • WYSIWYG Rich Text Editing
  • Audio Content
  • Customizable Templates
  • Document Indexing
  • E-forms
  • Full Text Search
  • Image Editor
  • SEO Management
  • Text Editor
  • Version Control
  • Video Content
  • Website Management
  • Auto Update
  • Content Import/Export
  • Drag & Drop
  • Landing Pages/Web Forms
  • Online Booking Tools
  • Online Store Builder
  • Pre-built Templates
  • Real Time Editing
  • SEO Management
  • Survey Builder

WordPress Most Helpful Reviews

Ranging from DIY to fully customized, anybody can create amazing websites using WordPress

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4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: I have been using WordPress exclusively for over 5 years. I have built hundreds of sites in this time for clients using the WordPress platform, and I won't even touch a redesign or rebuild website project unless the client agrees to move their site over to WordPress. This might limit me in some ways, I am sure. However, as far as being able to create websites that work for my customers, don't require a degree in computer science, and won't break the bank, WordPress is the way to go.

Pros: I love the versatility of WordPress the most. It is ever expanding and not only keeping up with all things current on the web when it comes to design and development, but setting the standards, in my opinion, of how a web design or development platform should be. Do you need a simple blog and a contact page for your personal needs or even small business or hobby? WordPress can do that, no problem. Do you need to create a more robust website with functionality that would enable you to take payments from customers in a data safe & secure environment? WordPress can do that, no problem! Or, maybe you want to create your own website template or theme reselling business and sell your creations to others who also wish to use WordPress as their web building platform? Yes, WordPress can do that too! What's so great about the versatility of this platform, is that you can even build the e-commerce site to do this, on WordPress.

Cons: I'd have to say that even though there are hundreds and thousands of WordPress plugins and themes to choose from online, many of which are free, the availability of so many different options when it comes to how you develop your WordPress site, is quite frustrating at times. Actually, it's the least favorite part about WordPress for me. It's not specifically that the learning curve is incredibly steep, it's that there are so many plugin and theme options to learn about, as well as learn (often by trial and lots of error if you are DIY) how these all interact with each other, that can lead to many a frustrating experience.

The only platform I really use for web design: Self-hosted WP (the ORG version)

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5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: Its super simple to use, it only gets difficult when you buy a new theme and have to learn your way around. Its super flexible, there's a plugin to solve almost every problem I ever had. Its professional, you won't embarrass yourself if you tell your friends at a party that you built your website on WP (as opposed to Wix or Weebly). I suppose I'm biased because its pretty much the only platform I use for building websites, but there's a reason for that. I wouldn't have a business if I hadn't learned WP.

Pros: The vast flexibility with different themes and plugins. There are so many themes that I rarely use the same one twice - I can get just the right theme to tailor to my needs for each website. I don't know coding and I don't need to - I have so many professional themes on my hard drive that for me, learning to code seems akin to reinventing the wheel. There are so many plugins, that if there's something not quite right that I need to fix, my first go to is to look for a plugin for it and I almost always find one. I have many plugins (about a dozen) which I use on every site, and am just used to having them around, so now I'm hooked.

Cons: Like I said before, I'm hooked. I'm too dependent on it, like a driver that can only drive in automatic. If I had to make a website on another platform for whatever reason, I would need to figure out a way to take these WP plugins and incorporate them, because I need them. I'm glad that situation has never come up. I've met some web designers who do client work (I only build sites for my own business) and they're really snobby about WP, saying its not real web dev or something. Maybe? They say I'm not a real web designer because I only use WP and use purchased themes. Okay, that might be true, but I seriously don't care. I can make stunning professional websites that not only look good and work well but are fast and are great for SEO. Websites that are much better than the ones I would get if I paid some 'real' web developer $800 to build one for me. Websites that are suited exactly to my business needs - including high-converting landing pages: I got 10% conversion on my landing page that I built on WP. I might not be a 'real web designer' because I didn't study coding in a school, but learning WP off Youtube was all it took to learn the skills I needed to run a successful business.