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 21/06/2023

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
Saria
  • Industry: Internet
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
4
Features
5
Ease of Use
4
Customer Support
3

5
Reviewed on 01/04/2024

Great content management system

Pros

It is easy to use. The themes can be customized easily. There are lots of resources online in case you need any assistance.

Cons

I wish there was a dedicated team that you could go to when you run into some challenges. Especially after an update, from my experience, I have to search through some community-based forums. I have to search through lots of resources just to get something specific to my challenge.

Jessica
  • Industry: Internet
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
3
Features
5
Ease of Use
2
Customer Support
1

3
Reviewed on 14/02/2020

Wordpress, NOT for Complete Beginners

Although Wordpress is a fairly fast and easy way to get website up and running relatively fast, it requires a lot of upkeep, maintenance, and constant monitoring and continuous configuring of code updates and settings to keep running smoothly and safely in the long run. Do not reccomend to complete beginners or novices. Highly recommend to business owners who have a budget for proper upkeep and maintenance.

Pros

Highly customizable with extensive knowledge and experience

Cons

Doesn't work out the box, needs a lot of customization and configuring in order to work properly, not for Complete beginners.

Alternatives Considered

OpenCart and Google Cloud

Reasons for Choosing WordPress

LightCMS was too Proprietary making it too hard to customize and had the same learning curve as Wordpress, just with too many customization restrictions, so it made sense for me to switch.

Reasons for Switching to WordPress

They all fell short in one way or another.
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 30/01/2024

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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