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

Who Uses WordPress?

Anyone creating or requiring a modern web presence.

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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
Arturo
Arturo
Web Developer in Mexico
Verified LinkedIn User
Marketing & Advertising, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
Reviewer Source

The best web site builder on the market.

5.0 2 weeks ago New

Comments: WordPress, is in my opinion the best website builder in the market, as it has positioned and established itself as one of the references for many factors, which for me are so helpful plugins that a couple of times have saved my life. The endless templates for any business make it easier to make your website unique and give it a different personality for the added value that your company has.

Pros:

By having this software, you have total freedom to customize your website, either for blog or eCommerce. So there are several plugins to make your site perfect and customized. Besides having the Google package already integrated, you can easily measure your metrics and analyze what is working on your site to improve in the future.

Cons:

I really don't see any cons to this software, as it is easy for the user to create pages and sites for their business. With about 10 minutes of learning inside the software, we can easily manage the platform, thanks to its changed interface that makes it easier to edit pages, plugins, site metrics, etc.

Anne Sofie
Head of Charities & Non Profit Organisations in Denmark
Market Research Software, 201-500 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

WordPress - An Outstanding Website Building Tool

5.0 last week New

Comments: Overall, WordPress is an outstanding website building tool that has been a staple of the web development community for years. Its user-friendly interface, powerful features, and customization options make it a great choice for anyone looking to build a website.

Pros:

WordPress is an incredibly powerful platform that is incredibly easy to use. Even for novice website builders, WordPress is a great option. It's powerful enough to handle complex websites, yet simple enough to be user-friendly. It also offers a variety of themes and plugins, making customization easy and convenient.

Cons:

Although WordPress is user-friendly, it can be difficult to troubleshoot when something goes wrong. Additionally, WordPress can be a bit slow at times, which can be frustrating.

Samridh
Samridh
Electrical Engineer II in US
Verified LinkedIn User
Mechanical or Industrial Engineering, 501-1,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source

Wordpress as a Designer/user

3.0 4 years ago

Comments: 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.

Romaric
Romaric
Web and graphic designer in Cameroon
Verified LinkedIn User
Computer Software, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Wordpress

5.0 2 months ago

Comments: WordPress helps me to maintain a nice & smooth web design experience and enables me to remain responsive as per meeting up with our client's project expectations. It's really a nice CMS and I highly recommend it to every web design aspirant.

Pros:

WordPress is the most flexible and easy-to-work-with CMS I've used so far. I tried out other alternatives like Drupal and others, but WordPress makes the entire web-building experience easy.The tool is beginner friendly and supports a lot of third-party plugins which broadens its functionality, making my designs look great.There are many documents (provided by wordpress.org) for beginners who are just getting started and kin of help to minimize the apprenticeship process.I can't emphasize enough the flexibility I have when working on my projects (and clients') with WordPress. As a matter of, it's a tool I can't do without.

Cons:

One major problem with WordPress is that there is no live support--the only place to get the support it's the community forum which isn't guaranteed (as support is provided by random users).

Michael
Michael
Office Services Clerk in Canada
Verified LinkedIn User
Law Practice, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
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Like the basic functionality and affordable price

5.0 2 weeks ago New

Comments: Generally a positive experience, good deals, but a very steep learning curve for the first time user. I do like the end result, and the cost is a little reasonable compared to other services. The new app is pretty good, and easy to use across different phones.

Pros:

Very affordable service, and enough tools to start your own web page by yourself. I like the templates that are offered and how you can add email to tour website. The pages in the end looks great, and there are great tools and ad-ons, such owning aa domain or email based domain via Titanmail. The app to edit your page is useful too.

Cons:

Very steep learning curve to the uninitiated, feels like you have to hire someone to max out its full potential, or pay alot more on add ons to make your website close to professional looking. Not much drag or drop functions, not sure if that's an add on. I love the conversion preview when you choose a template and how it compares to from pc web page to mobile web. I wish the learning curve wasn't too steep.