What Is WordPress?

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

Who Uses WordPress?

Anyone creating or requiring a modern web presence.

Where can WordPress be deployed?

Cloud, SaaS, Web-based, Mac (Desktop), Windows (Desktop), Linux (Desktop), Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

About the vendor

  • Automattic
  • Located in San Francisco, US
  • Chat

Countries available

Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Germany and 5 others

Languages

Arabic, Chinese, Czech, Danish, Dutch and 21 others

About the vendor

  • Automattic
  • Located in San Francisco, US
  • Chat

Countries available

Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Germany and 5 others

Languages

Arabic, Chinese, Czech, Danish, Dutch and 21 others

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Features of WordPress

  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Auto Update
  • Categorization/Grouping
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Content Management System (CMS) Software
  • Content Publishing Options
  • Content Sharing
  • Customizable Templates
  • Data Import/Export
  • Document Management Software
  • Drag & Drop
  • Electronic Forms
  • Full Text Search
  • Image Library
  • Landing Pages/Web Forms
  • Online Store Builder
  • Post Scheduling
  • Pre-built Templates
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • SEO Management
  • Social Media Integration
  • Template Management
  • Text Editing
  • Version Control
  • WYSIWYG Editor
  • Website Hosting
  • Website Management

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Reviews of WordPress

Average score

Overall
4.6
Ease of Use
4.2
Customer Service
4.1
Features
4.5
Value for Money
4.6

Reviews by company size (employees)

  • <50
  • 51-200
  • 201-1,000
  • >1,001
Gustavo B.
Gustavo B.
Director in Portugal
Verified LinkedIn User
Marketing & Advertising, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Alternatives Considered:

The Best Web Framework hadns down.

5 4 weeks ago New

Comments: I do appreciate this platform since allows me to create and manage many websites, making out of them useful tools for different companies and professionals. WordPress is a great system that will allow you to create beautiful websites despite their purposes and objectives.

Pros:

Open Source system There are millions of integrations to add further functionalities, such an ecommerce, a booksystem, etc. Easy to install, to manage and widely known in terms of having a community capable to support any wonder if any appears.

Cons:

It used to be less customizable that it is right now, and most of the cons that might be said are past by now. It is outstanding.

Michael M.
Director of the Global Studio in US
Education Management, 501-1,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Alternatives Considered:

WordPress for Academic Blogging and Digital Exhibitions

5 4 weeks ago New

Comments: My overall experience with WordPress has been very positive. It's a great resource to launch and publish websites, blogs, and media collections very easily. it's amazing to be able to post content to the web immediately to promote access across all system variants.

Pros:

I most like the customization features of WordPress, and how the tool can be successfully deployed to give every author a visual toolbox to create a digital collage that corresponds aesthetically or thematically with their intended vision. The tool can be implemented readily in student portfolio assignments, while advancing goals of multimedia engagement, interactivity, and dialogic narrativity. Additionally, our enterprise license does not permit commercial interactions, but this is an exciting angle that I would be interested in pursuing for future student and personal entrepreneurship initiatives that I'd be interested in exploring in non-academic contexts.

Cons:

WordPress is a phenomenal tool, but successful use of the tool benefits greatly from users having at least preliminary knowledge of HTML. Although the WYSIWIG editor makes administrative features of the site accessible to all authors and editors, HTML and CSS customization features significantly enhance the efficacy and import of presented content.

Marco C.
Marco C.
Web designer in Italy
Verified LinkedIn User
Design, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Alternatives Considered:

Amazing for a free tool, but limited if you are not an expert in PHP, javascript, CSS and HTML

3 3 weeks ago New

Comments: Pros and cons are the same thing: plugins! Those can enhance your website to endless possibilities but create a super hard environment to maintain.

Pros:

It's free, easy to use, and has many benefits including: - flexibility - WordPress allows you to customize your site with a wide range of features and options, making it perfect for any type of website. You can add custom themes or plugins to make your site look unique. - security - WordPress is constantly updated with the latest security features so your site remains safe from attack. Plus, all passwords are encrypted by default so you can be sure that no one else but you has access to them. - scalability - With its modular architecture, WordPress is incredibly versatile and can be tweaked to fit any size website.

Cons:

WordPress has several drawbacks: 1. Difficult to manage: WordPress is difficult to manage and can be complicated to use. 2. Not as versatile as other options: WordPress is not as versatile as other options, such as Drupal or Joomla, and may not have all the features you need. You can add features via plugins, but those slow the site and may create internal conflicts. 3. Lack of customization: Although there are some customizations that are possible with WordPress, it lacks the flexibility of more customizable platforms like Drupal or Joomla. To customize it, you need to hard code the front end or rely on theme editors, which can slow down the website drastically. 4. Poor security: WordPress has poor security features and can be vulnerable to attacks from hackers. It's not vulnerable by default, but since it heavily relies on plugins, those can be backdoors for hackers.

Marquita R.
Owner/Operator in US
Design, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
Reviewer Source

Alternatives Considered:

Word press is great and has alot of tools and videos for new users to help establish your website

5 4 weeks ago New

Comments: I love my site with wordpress and I'll definitely be adding some extra features and tools within the next few months. I love being able to see the foot traffic I get through my domain, it helps me improve.

Pros:

I loved being able to build my website to my liking without hiring anyone. WordPress gives you a plethora of tools, videos, examples and suggestions on how to effectively build your companies website.

Cons:

WordPress is not to pricey but you will need to pay to enable and use certain plug-ins on your site. I personally think a shopping cart plug in or feature should be included in purchasing your domain. I mean I think it just makes sense.

Alicia L.
Latin dance promoter in Canada
Fine Art, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source

Alternatives Considered:

Worth the learning curve!

4 last month New

Comments: I love Wordpress and I would recommend it to anyone who prefers to have control and manage their own website.

Pros:

If you like to learn a new skill and have 2-3 hours a day to spare, it is possible and relatively easy to build your own beautiful website that you get to own and manage. If that’s not your thing, you can still hire a developer on upwork for $300 to build you your own platform and it functions as any other platform like wix or weebly. It has all the features and plugins you need and most of them are free.

Cons:

There is not a lot of direct support, the support is through forums and internet research but it also is satisfying when you discover the answer! I have found the forums helpful they just have slow response times.