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-based
On-premise

About the vendor

  • Automattic
  • Located in San Francisco, US

WordPress support

  • 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

WordPress support

  • 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
  • Real Time Editing
  • 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
Blessy
Blessy
Senior facilitator, Head- Marketing in India
Verified LinkedIn User
Professional Training & Coaching, 11-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Alternatives Considered:

A website building platform for anyone

5.0 3 weeks ago New

Comments: It has enabled lead generation by helping us optimise effectively. Wow! Wow! I love Wordpress. It’s ease of use is my main gold mine from this software.

Pros:

Being someone new to the field of website development. The tool is easy to use and anyone can learn it since most of your queries can be solved through researching the net.

Cons:

Some times the ability to customise is limited based on the chosen theme

Hylda
Business Manager in US
Publishing, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Alternatives Considered:

WordPress is ideal for creating websites without coding knowledge

4.0 3 weeks ago New

Comments: Overall, WordPress is a wonderful and user-friendly platform for creating a website.

Pros:

What is most advantageous is that WordPress offers many options to create a very professional looking website without having to have coding knowledge. Our company reports on incidents globally in real time, so edits must be done in real time with relative ease.

Cons:

The countless number of plug-ins can get a bit cumbersome, with some being offered for free, while others are not.

Kristen
Co-Founder in US
Industrial Automation, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Alternatives Considered:

Good Blogging Software

5.0 3 months ago

Comments: Overall, this software is great for someone who wants to work on a computer. But if you are planning to use the mobile app a lot, it’s extremely glitchy and not a great fit.

Pros:

I loved how easy it was to get set up with WordPress and the fact that there are a lot of free widgets, templates, etc. available. Their customer support was also very quick to respond and overall it offered the tools to make a beautiful modern website for our business.

Cons:

The software is very under developed and glitchy. I had to reach out to customer support many times and it was very inefficient. The app does not function well, and I primarily use mobile devices for accessing the site as I don’t always have time to get to a computer. It does work well on the computer though.

Verified Reviewer
Entrepreneur. Online Educator. in US
Verified LinkedIn User
Professional Training & Coaching, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Alternatives Considered:

I've been using WordPress for years to build websites.

5.0 4 weeks ago New

Comments: At the beginning, WordPress was a learning curve. Years later, WordPress is easy for me to use. I do understand why many people investing in tutorials or designers to get their websites up and running.

Pros:

WordPress is a free open source software. I like that you can use plugins and your own themes to build really nice websites and online shops.

Cons:

While WordPress has gotten better at providing tutorials on how to use their software, things can get confusing fast if you don't know what you're doing. WordPress comes with templates that you can use right out the box, but they can be pretty limiting.

Verified Reviewer
Life Coach in Trinidad & Tobago
Verified LinkedIn User
Mental Health Care, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Alternatives Considered:

Wish is was simpler to use

5.0 4 weeks ago New

Comments: My overall experience with wordpress is good I still use it for my business, great features but a little to difficult to use especially for someone with little to no knowledge on designing and customizing a website for their business.

Pros:

There are great features in Wordpress, the free website is very useful. I used the free and paid plans. I think wordpress for me the free website sometimes comes like a paid website I am still able to reach people, well maybe not as much as the paid website. But it is still very useful.

Cons:

It gets a bit complicated to use at times. It took me quite sometime to actually figure out how to use it and I have and still use wordpress for 2 years and no doubt I still have a difficult time using it for my business.