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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.

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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
Zach
Zach
Director of Sales and Marketing in US
Verified LinkedIn User
Marketing & Advertising, 2–10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Why I choose WordPress for my business and my clients

5.0 2 weeks ago New

Comments: Love it.
Love to hate it!
Best Hosting platform out there!

Pros:

Overall best web hosting platform. Access to plugins for every solution. Lots of public documentation to learn from/use. Lots of developers out there. Lots of features with baseline product.

Cons:

Needs a plugin for everything. It can be very difficult to reach peak design & functionality. Very easy to set up basic site.

Frank
Frank
General Manager in Germany
Verified LinkedIn User
Marketing & Advertising, 2–10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

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My go-to-system for websites

5.0 3 weeks ago New

Pros:

ease of use; variety of plugins; flexibility; cost

Cons:

the new standard editor; default plugins; dashboard

Samridh
Samridh
Electrical Engineer II in US
Verified LinkedIn User
Mechanical or Industrial Engineering, 501–1,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
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Wordpress as a Designer/user

3.0 5 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.

Regina
Manager in US
Marketing & Advertising, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 2+ years
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5.0 3 months ago

Comments: I LOVE It! I've used it for years, and I keep learning new stuff all the time.

Pros:

I LOVE the ability to customize and add a variety of added features without being nickeled and dimed for every additional thing. Unlike some other "easier to use" platforms out there, WP offers a lot of customization and many plugins, themes, and extra cost nothing to implement.

Cons:

There is a learning curve and it's not beginner-friendly if you know nothing about installing it, etc.

Stephen
Owner in Canada
Apparel & Fashion, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
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Wordpress is a good platform all around

4.0 3 weeks ago New

Comments: Overall we had a good experience with them. There are a few things I didn't like as much. But all around it is a good platform and does what you need.

Pros:

Customer support is excellent and always communicates fast and effectively with what we need.

Cons:

Wordpress has a pretty significant learning curve to it and I found that it is a bit more buggy than other website platforms.