WordPress

WordPress


4.5 / 5
5410 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

Anyone creating or requiring a modern web presence.


Average Ratings

5410 Reviews

  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall

  • 4 / 5
    Ease of Use

  • 4 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    Not provided by vendor
  • Pricing Details
    Free version available.
  • Free Version
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
  • Training
    Documentation
  • Support
    Online

Vendor Details

  • WordPress
  • wordpress.org

About WordPress

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


WordPress Features

  • Audio Content
  • Customizable Templates
  • Document Indexing
  • E-forms
  • Full Text Search
  • Image Editor
  • SEO Management
  • Text Editor
  • Version Control
  • Video Content
  • Website Management
  • Analytics
  • Collaborative Writing
  • Comment Moderation
  • File Sharing
  • Group Posting
  • Post Management
  • Search
  • WYSIWYG Rich Text Editing
  • Auto Update
  • Content Import/Export
  • Drag & Drop
  • Landing Pages/Web Forms
  • Online Booking Tools
  • Online Store Builder
  • Pre-built Templates
  • Real Time Editing
  • SEO Management
  • Survey Builder

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Hey Look, Another WordPress Site

Dec 05, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 7.0/10 Not
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Pros: Wordpress is an excellent, low barrier of entry platform (CMS) for the web. It's useful for beginners, and features that will be handy for advanced users.

"Web Skills" are not required for anyone, and it's an excellent publishing platform to allow a variety of users, with permissions, access to add content. It's reasonably fast, and has plugins galore. (Boy does it have plugins). There are piles and piles of themes out there, so you can get pretty close to whatever you want out of your WordPress site.

There is a nice app that works well for remote posting, but I do prefer my desktop.

Cons: WordPress is basically the #1 CMS in the world. That also means, it's the top targeted platform. Every exploit, web hijack script on earth is targeting your system. Have a strong password, have an SSL key, and keep it up to-date or you will get hacked. And even then, you might still get brute forced.

Dynamic sites don't scale very well with a high number of users, or an extreme amount of content.

Plugins are a blessing and a curse. You could setup some advanced things that then get "lost" when the plugin is no longer supported.

Finding a "Great" theme that's exactly what you want is a challenge. Making your own layout is a beyond the scope of most users. Minor customization are doable (module / drag n drop).

Overall: WordPress is great for what it is. A content management system for posting. If you are still of the opinion that you need a website, and don't have a lot of skills to do so, WordPress can provide EVERYTHING you need, with the exceptions of what it can't do (and you'll likely hit those barriers, but be okay with it).

If you are an advanced web developer, you'll find it intriguing, the simplicity. The difficulty in making a 100% custom theme will likely lead you to a commercial theme (template?), but then you'll settle for something that works, especially a few versions later.

Maintaining updates isn't a big deal, but don't let your website go stagnant.

Overall, I am happy with what WordPress brings to my table, having multiple sites running the software. It's not perfect, but I don't think there is anything closer.

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Not a fan of WordPress

Dec 04, 2018
5/5
Overall

2 / 5
Ease of Use

2 / 5
Features & Functionality

1 / 5
Customer Support

2 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 2.0/10 Not
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Pros: Because the platform is open source, people can build plugins and templates for the platform. You can purchase templates to make your website look nice and it does have a lot of features - that you can add on, typically with an additional fee. I think it is fantastic for certain types of websites, but if you need advanced functionalities, I would recommend going with a platform that already has those tools, especially if it is eCommerce.

Cons: Don't get me wrong, WordPress is a very popular and easy tool to use - with the right plugins or if you are experienced in coding. However, WordPress is a platform that is very very easy to mess up if you don't know what you are doing.

Additionally, I have found WordPress to be an insecure and easy to hack platform for a few reasons.

1) The updates to the platform itself happen frequently but without much warning to plugin developers, so a plugin can break your site if the platform itself updates.

2) Because it is open source, it is a very popular platform for SQL injection and hacking attacks. Nearly every WordPress website that I currently manage had an experience with hacking, malware, SQL injection and more prior to becoming a client. You need special plugins to keep your site safe. They don't automatically come with it

3) Many newbies at web design don't know that in order for your SEO plugins (the ones that Google likes) to work properly, you actually have to put information in them. They don't work automatically so just having it on the site isn't enough.

4) One bad designer can cause a lot of problems that are not so easy to fix, especially if they mess with things they shouldn't.

Overall: It isn't my favorite website building tool. I will work with it if that is what the client wants or what they already have, but if I am building from scratch I try to point my client toward sites with higher levels of security or functions they need already built in.

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Wordpress

Nov 28, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: user friendly content management software platform that allows for easy navigation of posts and pages, an attribute which can be traced back to the platform's origin in the blogosphere. This makes it the number one go-to platform for everyone with little or no website management knowledge looking to oversee the affairs of their websites all by themselves. Wordpress as a blogging platform gives room for the usage of plugins, both free and paid(for pro versions of most plugins), this singular feature makes blogging on the wordpress platform look like magic as there is always a plugin for everything you want to make happen on the blog. Wordpress provides for website compactness and responsiveness across all internet enabled gadgets, thereby making clients' websites mobile and search engine friendly. Wordpress help its users focus on search engine optimization as there is options to optimize meta tags, blog posts and keyword focus of choice

Cons: updates that are meant to improve and enhance functionality of sites hosted on the wordpress platform can sometimes be a nuisance as some updates end up breaking the functionality of the website hosted on the wordpress platform. The open source status quo of the content management software makes it prone to attacks from hackers who are looking to hold blog owners to a ransom. Some themes on the wordpress platform are just too heavy to properly execute just in time to consider a blog fast enough.

Overall: i have been blogging on the wordpress platform for long and i have been able to create a pool of information for the right people to access for their enlightenment.

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Built my entire business with Wordpress

Nov 27, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I was a struggling college student when I first installed Wordpress on my cheap hosting. Back then I picked Wordpress because it was easy to install and open-source. I had a few technical skills and no money so that was the best CMS for my new website.

The first blog was pretty basic, but it did the job. Thanks to WordPress, I eventually managed to build a small following by publishing blog posts on my website.

Today, I continue to power all my sites with WordPress.

Here's who I recommend WordPress for:

- If your website is going to be content-heavy (i.e. you publish a lot of blog posts) - WordPress makes the job very easy. Formatting is easy, writing is easy, uploading media is easy...

- People who have none or little technical skills - you're not a programmer but would like to have a professional looking website. There are lots of features and plugins on WordPress that allows you to drag and drop elements on your site so you don't have to touch a line of code if you don't want to!

- People looking to MVP SaaS projects - this is relatively new for me but I've noticed tons of people making money by building simple SaaS on top of WordPress. It's gonna save you a ton of time and money building your MVP on WordPress compared to other platforms.

Cons: I've always loved WordPress but the one thing I'm having mixed feelings about is Gutenberg. It has been working quite well for me for the last couple of months and I've been loving the ease of using it, but since the latest update, the entire thing lags when I write.

This really sucks for me and I think I have to switch back to the 'Classic Editor'.

Could be a theme issue, but I've converted almost all my new posts to Gutenberg format now I don't know if I remove Gutenberg what would happen to the formatting on my posts.

Overall: My overall experience with WordPress is positive. It has always been my #1 recommendation to new bloggers and serious marketers online. My only hope is that Gutenberg will become less buggy over time.

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Good Platform for Online Marketers and Small Businesses

Nov 23, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Wordpress is the most popular website builder platform, 100% free to use with an easy to use dashboard and many free plugins to get you around with anything. Yea, you can do anything, customize your site anyhow you want it. What makes me fall in love with WordPress more is the plugins. I'm not a technical guy, so I rely so much on plugins for almost everything...even implementing codes into header or footer sections. Talking about flexibility, publishing on WordPress is super easy. The post editor is a simple WYSIWYG editor with some basic formatting features. I'll always recommend WordPress platform when it comes to SEO. From my experience, it easier to rank on Wordpress than other platforms. I have done a bit of blogger, Wix and other platforms before finally settling on WordPress, so I'm convinced WordPress is a better option when it comes to search engine optimization.

Cons: Security on WordPress has always been an issue. Because it is an open-source platform, it's always vulnerable to potential hackers. Website speed is also an issue, installing many plugins can slow down your site. Some third-party themes also come with unuseful codes that can slow the performance of your site. Fixing these problems can cost you time and money especially if you know little or nothing about coding.

Overall: Should you use WordPress? I say YES. Just as you provide security for any brick and mortar business, it's important to protect your online stuff. There are security plugins or services you can use to protect your business/site from hackers.

Decent for first timers

Nov 21, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 8.0/10 Not
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Pros: WordPress is pretty easy to use for your blogging, I use it a few times a week for different things, I feel like there are some faults to it but I think it is a pretty good program for people to network along with being able to discuss topics of interest. Of the few blog programs I have used I find this to be one of the better ones, I have noticed new features on the program and find them to be pretty helpful with getting an outreach on certain topics that I tend to post about. You can easily toggle between HTML and Visual to give yourself a full preview of your post prior to posting an needing to go back to make necessary changes, they also offer a wide variety of fonts, colors, characters ect. Upon first using I was very unaware of HTML coding however their how to guides listed with in the program were easily accessible and understandable making my life a little easier as I have to compose blogs for a part of my business network. I have used another program in which I found this to be the better of the two due to the ease of maneuvering through the program and the fact that you are also given a overview of your visits as well as a graphed chart really does help improve the quality of your content. I like this program and I will continue to use it.

Cons: There are flaws to using it within certain systems, I have not checked to see if it has improved to date, but I could not get HTML coding to correspond with the post if I was using an older version of internet explorer. I did switch over to Chrome solely for the use of WordPress and have not had issues currently. The Android application for smartphones does not easily allow you to toggle back and forth between HTML and Visual modes. The blog posts only seem visible to others if it has hashtags inserted, VS using the titles or keyword within the titles for others to search, personally feel like a more professionally written blog should not have to have hashtags inserted with in the body in order for it to grab an outreach, but I guess in today's world hashtags are then new way to each people.

Overall: I enjoy it and I will continue to use it as I have taught myself how to maneuver through the site and do what I need to do on it. I don't feel like it is over the top, enjoy the fact I can do my work and it is free so it does what I need it to do.

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A great free option, but count the cost.

Nov 14, 2018
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 6.0/10 Not
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Pros: WordPress is so ubiquitous that it has become endlessly extensible through a HUGE ecosystem of plugins and themes. Chances are if you see something on a website and want it on your site, there is a plugin for that. Building themes from scratch is not only possible, but relatively simply for intermediate coders.

Blogging features of WordPress are second to none. It takes a simple back-end that started with a bloggin focus and ports it to the entire website, making WordPress a great option for those who want to manage their own site, rather than pay a web developer to do it.

And that price? You can run a free site (limited) on Wordpress.com or download and install the open-source software at no cost. Who doesn't like free?

Cons: I used to run every site I built on WordPress. It is a great way to get a site up and running in no time, packed with features and functionality. I don't anymore, because of the headaches involved in hosting my own sites. WordPress is so popular that it became a magnet for hackers. I had sites go down and sites get infected. The WordPress team cares about this and security updates are relatively simple, but I had problems and when I did they were my responsibility to fix.

The backend of WordPress can be a little confusing or unfamiliar because you don't edit your site "inline" or right on the page as you view it. You edit in a back-end, then hit save, then preview on the live site where your styles and theme elements are visible. This is clunky at a time when SquareSpace and the like have largely solved this.

Overall: WordPress is a great option for someone who is comfortable getting into code a little bit, and managing a server set up. It allows a great balance of modern features and design with flexibility. It is very customizable through plugins.

While there are services that offer a 'managed WordPress' that takes a lot of the hosting headaches out of the picture, I'd still recommend a more modern builder like Squarespace or even Wix to someone who knows little to nothing about web code (HTML and CSS).

In short - a great piece of software with a huge support community for power users, but not the best for those who just want to put up a nice site and forget about maintenence.

Easy to use, getting tougher for developers

Nov 07, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: I love the interface and simplicity of working on the back end. It's intuitive for the most part and without having to look things up, a user can generally figure out the basics. Developing for custom WP sites has been great as there is a huge WP dev community and a lot of help and support to be found around the web (or courses).

It is free to use especially if self hosted and there are a million ways to customize a sote to be more unique from the standard templates (mostly geared towards developers).

Cons: The most recent changes including the customizer & Gutenberg (releasing soon) are becoming a huge roadblock for many developers. There are ways around them which include disabling them via code or plugin but the way things are going, it will be harder to ensure these features won't interfere with custom WP developers.

The customizer is versatile but I find it sometimes interferes with the way a custom coded site works and can cause issues with intended styling and functionality.

Gutenberg is still new so it remains to be seen just how much interference there will be once it's part of the core framework, especially on sites developed before this release.

Overall: Overall, it's easy for even a novice to use.

It is one of the most widely used platforms so it also leaves WP sites more vulnerable to hacking attempts - I highly recommend anyone who isn't a developer to have a maintenance plan with someone who can secure and monitor a WP site regularly to avoid data loss or other malicious intrusions.

The more you use it, the easier it becomes to work with. It's generally my go-to when creating custom websites for people who need a CMS but as stated above, I'll be monitoring things closely to see how the new features affect the current development standards and methods.

All about WordPress

Nov 06, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 9.0/10 Not
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Pros: 1. Simple and easy interface:

During the testing phase of WordPress, the interface was very confusing and very complex for very little web photographers to escape from using it. But with the passage of time and with some improvements from WordPress has become easy to use very obvious, because anyone even if they do not have programming and code is estimated to use Rose Bryce very easily without any problems in understanding.

 

2 - The aesthetic form of the site (Theme):

Using Wordpress you can use many beautiful layouts and layouts in the way you see it suitable for your area. Simply appreciate that you design a picture or take it from the Internet and carry it on your site to add more beauty to the design of the site and estimated as a change of size and dimensions of the way you want.

 

3. Free and open source:

For all professional and amateur developers, WordPress is considered free and open source means any user who uses the code to sell the site freely and can be transferred and modified by violin the way they want.

 

4 - Favorite sites specialists:

Many SEO experts like it because it is easy to use and has the advantages of a very high-quality, easy to fill them for example, Meta, words and description and address for all pages and redirects .. And other, in addition to the fact that the Rose over Bvvr additions can be fixed on it Makes it easy to process the Sioux Lake.

Cons: 1 - Safety:

Many hackers know that WordPress is the most widely used and used for many sites, as it is a great interest of Harkz and hackers of the Internet, as every day Hackers daily operations on the sites of Rose Press to penetrate.

 

2 - Updates:

The process of updating WordPress is often a lot difficult and complicated for many people. If your site has a large number of plugins on your site it is likely that you have to update at least one update every week. Why Niji talks about roses Bryce Vahna Bentklm about the daily follow - up of your site and updates and additions to the roses to keep your site.

Overall: Very wonderful and comfortable

Wordpress is perfect for your first website

Nov 05, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I returned to Wordpress after a break of about 10 years, and was pleasantly surprised to see just how far the software had come. The early "blog" has evolved into a framework that I can build smaller sites quickly and easily, with all the sophisticated graphics and mobile-friendly design features that take hours to programme manually. In particular the choice of themes is impressive, and the top themes have free versions that are more than adequate for many small entrepreneurs. The page builders allows some sophisticated designs, especially for one-page websites.

Probably the most important benefit is how easy the initial installation is, and how easy one can migrate form a production server to the final host. This is not easy on most frameworks, as there is often a change of platform.

Cons: The constant updating of plugins is tiring, although well handled. I have had a few issues with the sites not switching out of maintenance mode (you have to check every time).

I find hunting down the right plugin a nuisance - so many are weak and it is only after installing them you realise. Some leave behind "junk" files and database entries, that are then carried over forever. I would like to have a little more reporting and display flexibility, without having to use Pods (very manual) or a paid plugin for database fields.

Perhaps the most irritating thing that would be VERY easy to change - on the plugin downloads page, when you do a search the items don't have an order - it would be nice to be able to get the most popular downloads first - I keep getting offered plugins that are brand new or almost unused first. Finally after 3 pages I find one of the most popular plugins for doing this particular task.

Overall: Overall, I am going to put a lot more effort into learning in-depth learning of module development, and custom field design and display. I am also excited about the Gutenberg new connection, and perhaps because I don't have a lot of old Wordpress site, it will be easier for me to take advantage of this new direction.

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Can do almost anything, but at the cost of speed and clarity

Oct 25, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: WordPress is the largest open-source CMS (content management system) in the world. In 2018 over 25% of the world's websites are run on WordPress.

Worldwide adoption does bring lots of benefits - documentation in multiple languages, tons of extensions and ready-made themes, and years of answered questions available on hundreds of forums across the net.

We run 50+ client websites on wordpress, all of them custom-tailored for their specific needs. Whenever the client asks "can we do this new thing?" the answer is almost always yes.

Because of its ubiquity, most of our clients have a bit of experience with it. So when they want to take the reigns, it's often easy to teach them what they need to know.

Cons: Wordpress's greatest strengths are also its biggest flaws. The forum posts providing "answers" to your questions are unreliable. They might be out of date, or conflict with other site functionality, or just be bad practice.

WordPress gets bloated very easily. With each plugin able to implement whatever code it wants, conflicts are frequent, unexpected, and often site-breaking.

Open Source is great, but that also means there's no one person to call when things break. No one company is responsible for keeping the platform running smoothly, so you have to put your trust in agencies or contractors to support it for you.

Overall: WordPress is powerful and extremely expandable. It's easy for any tech-savvy person to use, but it's really best to learn some code (HTML, CSS, and PHP) and read up on web best practices so you set off on the right foot.

Best in bests, Very productive and functional with ease of use

Oct 25, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: WordPress allows making blogs, websites, pages, e-commerce sites and even a social network. It's so powerful. One of the huge advantage of working with WordPress is, it's very cheap and quick to build a website or blog. It is open source so it's free to install it on a self-hosted server just by a click. I had a business idea so making a website with WordPress took no time, just installed it and applied a theme and it's good to go. Another advantage of WordPress is its plugins. There are so many WordPress plugins which allows WordPress to add more functionality. The basic installation of WordPress allows to create pages, websites, show contents and manage content from the backend. WordPress is a really strong blogging engine so you can have your own blog and accept comments from visitors, so that's what is in the WordPress core. But if you want to capture leads or a calendar or a signup form or a nice looking slider or whatever you can think of; you can build using WordPress Plugins, which is a huge advantage and most of the plugins to add features to WordPress website are free. Third advantage is its standard for CMS. There are a lot of free resources online where you can learn how to make a WordPress website or blog. A huge WordPress developers community and resources are available to provide support for free, so what do you want if you can get things done for free which is a huge huge advantage.

Cons: As WordPress is free so it doesn't mean to create a website using WordPress will work forever without updating. To make it work properly it may need monthly or quarterly updates to pages, theme and plugins because these things receive updates from companies which developed these awesome themes and plugins. If you don't update them time to time your website can become slower, and sometimes a plugin change in the update may break website with is very awful sometimes. So make sure to update theme and plugin on time. Another disadvantage is of WordPress is, as it is free so there is a lot of demand for WordPress and sometime you need to build a website which is right for now but after a couple of months or a year when your business expands and you want to make changes to the website, so you may need an expert to do it for you; which is very hard to find the real expert. Because everyone knows how to make a website with WordPress and customize it but very less of them are truly WordPress experts and can do what exactly do you want. So before building a website for your business using WordPress first meet an expert, discuss your requirement and ask for help so that he can guide you well to select a great theme and supported plugin for your website, So that if you may want to make changes to your website in future when you scale your business; you can do it easily with a very low cost.

Overall: I am using WordPress since 2013 to create websites, pages and my own personal blog. I started using it when I didn't know web development and WordPress empowers me to make my own website. It was very easy to learn it and make a website that I want. I have made so many websites for my friends and some of my clients and everyone is very happy with its quick construction, easy to use builders and variety of themes and plugins which can be installed and customized with a click. It helped me to succeed. I always recommend WordPress for web development to my friends because of its ease to use, versatility and power to build anything in low cost.

Website developement never been this easy.

Oct 21, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: - Extremely customizable and functionalities: Being more for both front-end and back-end, WordPress makes a big impact in both the forms. You have access to CSS code which you can modify or also can add different plugins provided by different developers.

- Faster load time: A website is only useful if it is easily accessible by the users and WordPress makes sure to ace in making your website load faster and keeps control over your hosting.

- Website backup: Giving freedom and access to your website to your clients or colleagues can sometimes result in a mishap, it's better to backup up your website which can be easily restored to its previous versions which are easily possible with WordPress Operations.

- Easy and quick support by WordPress team whenever you need them, they are there.

- Easy to find developers and designer who have a niche in WordPress development to make your website work easy.

Cons: - Knowing proper security concern needed for your website.Implementing security protocols for your website is concern factor in wordpress to make your website secure.

- Managing downtimes and find the easy and quick solution when your website is offline to get it back online is not everyone's piece of cake and can invest sum of money to hire pros.

- Knowing the right time and right need for changing your hosting plan can be sometimes tricky.

Overall: My clients have never been this happy by the overall look and aesthetic website for their business and wordpress being this dynamic they can add new elements anytime and easily.

I've implemented WordPress for around a decade now

Oct 21, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Ubiquity. Need a quick landing page? a full-fledged CMS or a simple blog? You name it and WordPress delivers it. One click installs, bespoke VPS installs it's all readily available and a ton of user support and documentation is a few clicks away. Drag and drop? WYSIWYG? full-blown coder? WordPress has you covered. Anyone from a novice with some Googling ability to a seasoned PHP developer can make full use of FREE wordpress installations and build almost any web app imaginable. Add to that scalability and the millions of well maintained plugins out there and you have a viable solution to most any web-based problem.

Cons: As with all of the points above, there are some counterpoints, for example for every well-oiled plugin that works out great there are 1000 useless or badly maintained plugins to confuse your search. Not to mention blatant capitalisation and aggressive use of fremium models with plugin developers, all understandable from a business standpoint, but much to the chagrin of my small-scale clients who were limping by as it was, who now have to make drastic changes or pay through the nose for something they were receiving or risk becoming targets.

Overall: Overall, I love and loathe WordPress, while it has many, many uses it has it's drawbacks. Overall, I would say its uses far outweigh those drawbacks for most use cases, and that if you have a good developer on the team it's an invaluable resource that keeps on giving. If you are new to the world of web application developement it can be a very easy step-up into it, but one that assumes you have the wallet to continue or break out some code to work around.

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Ranging from DIY to fully customized, anybody can create amazing websites using WordPress

Oct 03, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I love the versatility of WordPress the most. It is ever expanding and not only keeping up with all things current on the web when it comes to design and development, but setting the standards, in my opinion, of how a web design or development platform should be.

Do you need a simple blog and a contact page for your personal needs or even small business or hobby? WordPress can do that, no problem.

Do you need to create a more robust website with functionality that would enable you to take payments from customers in a data safe & secure environment? WordPress can do that, no problem!

Or, maybe you want to create your own website template or theme reselling business and sell your creations to others who also wish to use WordPress as their web building platform? Yes, WordPress can do that too! What's so great about the versatility of this platform, is that you can even build the e-commerce site to do this, on WordPress.

Cons: I'd have to say that even though there are hundreds and thousands of WordPress plugins and themes to choose from online, many of which are free, the availability of so many different options when it comes to how you develop your WordPress site, is quite frustrating at times. Actually, it's the least favorite part about WordPress for me.

It's not specifically that the learning curve is incredibly steep, it's that there are so many plugin and theme options to learn about, as well as learn (often by trial and lots of error if you are DIY) how these all interact with each other, that can lead to many a frustrating experience.

Overall: I have been using WordPress exclusively for over 5 years. I have built hundreds of sites in this time for clients using the WordPress platform, and I won't even touch a redesign or rebuild website project unless the client agrees to move their site over to WordPress.

This might limit me in some ways, I am sure. However, as far as being able to create websites that work for my customers, don't require a degree in computer science, and won't break the bank, WordPress is the way to go.

The only platform I really use for web design: Self-hosted WP (the ORG version)

Sep 20, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: The vast flexibility with different themes and plugins. There are so many themes that I rarely use the same one twice - I can get just the right theme to tailor to my needs for each website. I don't know coding and I don't need to - I have so many professional themes on my hard drive that for me, learning to code seems akin to reinventing the wheel.

There are so many plugins, that if there's something not quite right that I need to fix, my first go to is to look for a plugin for it and I almost always find one. I have many plugins (about a dozen) which I use on every site, and am just used to having them around, so now I'm hooked.

Cons: Like I said before, I'm hooked. I'm too dependent on it, like a driver that can only drive in automatic. If I had to make a website on another platform for whatever reason, I would need to figure out a way to take these WP plugins and incorporate them, because I need them. I'm glad that situation has never come up.

I've met some web designers who do client work (I only build sites for my own business) and they're really snobby about WP, saying its not real web dev or something. Maybe? They say I'm not a real web designer because I only use WP and use purchased themes. Okay, that might be true, but I seriously don't care. I can make stunning professional websites that not only look good and work well but are fast and are great for SEO. Websites that are much better than the ones I would get if I paid some 'real' web developer $800 to build one for me. Websites that are suited exactly to my business needs - including high-converting landing pages: I got 10% conversion on my landing page that I built on WP. I might not be a 'real web designer' because I didn't study coding in a school, but learning WP off Youtube was all it took to learn the skills I needed to run a successful business.

Overall: Its super simple to use, it only gets difficult when you buy a new theme and have to learn your way around.

Its super flexible, there's a plugin to solve almost every problem I ever had.

Its professional, you won't embarrass yourself if you tell your friends at a party that you built your website on WP (as opposed to Wix or Weebly).

I suppose I'm biased because its pretty much the only platform I use for building websites, but there's a reason for that. I wouldn't have a business if I hadn't learned WP.

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A great platform for blogging, with various user level options and thousands of plugins available.

Sep 18, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: WordPress is a highly extendable, modifiable, and customizable website design service based on a blog as the model for launching a ready to use and scalable context of website design, of which: many popular and widely various sorts of sites are capably produced. The added benefit of being able to access an array of thousands of third party plugins, which are, within the context of WordPress, particularly embeddable modules of various commonly used and conceivably necessary sorts, such as tables and entries for establishing mailing lists, customer queries, site stats for user visits, various page speed loading boosts, search engine optimization helpers; all sorts of common web page features that an individual woukd commonly come across in browsing the web at large, that pop up to challenge the web site designer from novice level of experience, to inasmuch as they make of their blog, as it starts off, with WordPress features and extensions via plugins that make it truly a work of a labor of care and devotion that a blog can truly end up as, as the web designer and domain owner, as it might be, in WordPress advanced user offerings of subscription basis that offer higher end features, bandwidth, and basis of extending a back end support team context of Top-Level-Domain email addresses, of custom sites, whereas the free WordPress basic site offering features a custom brand or naming basis as a sub domain of WordPress as the main host for the blog.

Basic featured good SEO reach.

Cons: I could probably stand to spend more time using WordPress, although at the moment I work primarily on mobile, and as far as I've searched around, the plugins are more commonly adaptable in a desktop or traditional computer otherwise, as a standard laptop or tablet, as it might be. At some point, I'll most likely get in to working with many standards of web publishing platform offerings, several that they are, for an investigation as towards servicing gig basis clients on their chosen platform, and to offer various and competitive website design services, obviously inclusive of the major and popular e-commerce and blogging service offerings, as a service and delivery specualist of having a context of personal experience at my available resource.

Overall: I use WordPress for a tiny placeholder blog article posting with the context of it being scalable and to develop later on, if as needed of basis arises. I started off on WordPress as a small business digital multimedia publishing company sit in temp worker, adding small various features such as mail chimp to a site to customize a mailing list context for the already established and developed site. I found that the plugin itself was rich in features of customized basis and workflow process, beyond a visitor entering information in to a query box, and establishing mailing lists of input client email addresses, as needed, offered various menu contexts and options that allow for common takes on what merits a customer business relationship management basis, to start off on, with potentially more complex and perhaps paid plugins available later on in the development cycle, which would build upon notions established in the free offering of mail chimp.

Aside from that, I published some small and slight personal aspiration project article stuff on an OSX modded for Windows computers fan base establishment online that I left alone for a year and came back to find that it had gathered over 300 hits over the course of a year with no attention or particular promotion given to it, aside from what I'd included in the basic offering of free WordPress blog offerings, within the context of perhaps that they include a tag and search engine basis of keywords to send off for blogs to be found.

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Wordpress is still the best blogging platform

Sep 17, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Wordpress as a blogging platform still outperforms all the others. Yes you can get easy tools like Squarespace and Wix, but they all limit you to ultimately what you want to do, grow. With Wordpress you can start small, grow it gradually, and add everything you need to run a thriving business online, while controlling it all and owning it. I also like the fact that I can find good Wordpress developers and plugins because it is so widely used, making it convenient to get help and not get stuck with a platform that lets you publish and does little else. Sure you need to learn a few things, but ultimately Wordpress is a great value.

Cons: For some it's a bit more technical, requiring a bit of knowledge how it works. The endless updates of plugins and Wordpress itself are challenging to some, but this is a minor problem as long as you know not to use too many plugins and try to overdesign. So if you are not a disciplined user and try to throw all sorts of things around without thinking it through, go to a platform that limits your ability to do that. Wordpress can drive you crazy with its changes, but those changes are indicative across the digital world, and once you basically work it and treat it like a business instead of a hobby, there's no better platform to use.

Overall: I run all my sites on Wordpress, ones generating millions of visitors a month to ones with much smaller niche audiences. As long as you don't try to over customize it, meaning having a developer do all these things you think are cool but break Wordpress with updates, it's powerful. Working within what Wordpress offers, and focusing less on technical breakthroughs and more on content and development, I love Wordpress because it's easy to use, affordable, and I can find people to help me easily because tons of smart developers, designers, and writers use Wordpress daily.

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If you want it to do something you can make it do that something

Sep 17, 2018
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: As one of the worlds most popular platforms for building a website, WordPress comes with an extremely vibrant and active support community. As a result, there is very little needed direct customer support. I have been able to either go to the WordPress forums, documentation pages, or even simply use Google to search for the issue or idea that I have and within minutes I usually have the answer that I'm looking for.

WordPress is an extremely flexible platform: if you have an idea, you can do it. If you can't figure out how to, there's almost always a plugin for that, many of which are free.

WordPress sites also tend to look great right out of the box. Every year the WordPress development team publish a new theme that comes pre-shipped in the installation (along with past years iterations), and they always look great! After that, there is a ridiculously large database of free themes.

After all that, there's an excessive amount of plugins available, many of which are free, or have free versions available. if you want a calendar page on your site, there's some awesome plugins for that, or even simply embed your Google calendar. If you want to sell products on your site, WooCommerce is the fastest way to getting a very nice looking and efficient web shop up and running.

And finally, if that's not enough, if you are familiar with a bit of coding (HTML, CSS, and PHP being the most relevant), then the sky is the limit.

Cons: Even with the tremendous amount of customization (and more so with knowledge), sites based on WordPress tend to start to feel all alike, to the extant that more experienced visitors to a WordPress site can instantly few when a site is based on this.

Unless you have a notable grasp of programming, you will eventually feel limited by what you can do, and not everyone is willing or has the time to learn programming to compensate for this.

For those who have stepped up and have the capacity to pick apart the code and make it do what you want, it's not uncommon to have to drop a few hours trying to find out where you went wrong after it's been broken. This isn't unusual when it comes to any kind of programming, but it seems like it's a bit more convoluted under the hood and difficult to pinpoint where exactly you went wrong - especially if you're using a custom theme purchased from someone online.

Overall: It is important to understand that there are two primary versions of WordPress: publicly hosted (WordPress.com) and privately hosted (WordPress.org). The public one can be used for free and has a subscription option to get things like ad removal from your site, custom domain names, etc. the free version by default has ads on your site, limited customization, and your domain name will end with .wordpress.com.

The privately hosted version of WordPress is completely free, however you will have to purchase your own hosting subscription and domain name. This version however, gives you 100% control over every aspect of your site. With the correct know how, you can make it do anything!

Some people have built very lucrative businesses by setting up these sites for their customers, as I had done for a few years.

I can honestly say that WordPress is my preferred Content Management Software by a long shot, and this is the version that I base my review on.

A great platform with lots of flexibility to build your website on.

Sep 11, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: Wordpress has a very organized and intuitive dashboard for admins that makes it very easy to edit websites. All the different types of pages you would want to build have their own section and the customization is only limited by your own capabilities. There are tons of web designers that are very familiar with the platform if you need help and it also has plugins for most third party tools you may want to integrate within your site. The simple, built in event and blog tools make those pages basically plug and play where you just need to enter the details into fields and the page is formatted for you based on the design you set up in the beginning.

Cons: While updates are great, I think it gets out of hand sometimes. Especially when some updates may require you to make significant changes to the design or style of your site, it sometimes makes more sense not to update. But if you are not up to date, your site can lose functionality and features. This may not be an issue for some people but when you start using a lot of plugins and customization, some items may need certain updates while the same update might interferes with others. Then you have to decide what matters to you more and you usually end up compromising something.

Overall: Wordpress is probably one of the easiest content management software tools I've used. It can pretty much accommodate any design and function you want but you really should think it all through very carefully before you commit to anything. Things may work well at first but you might find down the road that one choice you made interferes with the ability to do something else and then you might have to start all over or live with it. If more formatting options were available as a default, I think it would help reduce the amount of HTML coding you need to do to get something to look exactly right. We are in the middle of redesigning our website now and with all the options available, we decided to stick with Wordpress again but this time we are taking a lot of time to make sure we get everything we got wrong before set up right and it is looking very good so far.

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Relatively easy to build complex websites for organizations and NGOs

Sep 11, 2018
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Because Wordpress is an open-source project, a large community has sprung up around improving it and creating plugins to extend it's capabilities.

I started using Wordpress themes to build simple websites, and as my confidence and abilities in the software grew, I was able to used plugins to improve the layout, add image galleries, and improve the visual appeal of my sites.

I was asked recently to create webpages for several non-profit groups and rely on Wordpress to do this. Wordpress is quite easy to learn and so non-technical members of our association are able to update our website with new text, images and video. A large number of excellent text-based and video tutorials are available online to help new users create attractive, well-designed web pages.

Cons: While a great many plugins are available for Wordpress, some of them are not properly coded and create problems with other plugins, which on occasion can lead to problems that are difficult to troubleshoot.

In order to avoid this, it's best to use as few plugins as possible, but this somewhat negates the draw of Wordpress and the many plugins created to extend its features.

The biggest drawback to Wordpress now is the lack of a built-in page-building tool. Relying on proprietary plugin page-builders is not the best way to ensure long-term viability of a website. If the vendor developing the page-builder stops development of the plugin, then the site you have spent years working on may very soon stop working and require a huge investment of time to completely rebuild. Wordpress will soon include the Gutenburg editor which will largely function as a page-builder, but it is still under development and as of 2018, is not recommended for building working websites.

Overall: When I began to plan our group's website, I researched several alternatives. Primarily because it is open source, I chose Wordpress feeling confident that it would be relatively easy to build the website and keep it updated without the need for web design specialist. This decision has proven to be a good one. Wordpress is excellent and though it takes time to learn, is well worth the effort.

Integrates with Everything

Aug 28, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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Pros: This software is clean and mostly user friendly and the widget integration resources available make this software quite powerful. You don't have to know much (or anything) about the world of coding in order to set up and maintain a simple website using Wordpress. This makes web design customizations much easier to manipulate for those with no ability to write code. There are tons of built in templates to choose from and lots of integrations you can pull into Wordpress to create what you are looking for.

Cons: Because there is so much in the widget and integrations space that works with Wordpress, this can get buggy. For example, we had an integration that was supposed to help monitor our site in case of an issue, and this feature instead caused our site to crash. Additionally, we use a template on top of Wordpress, so we have to be very careful not to edit from the main dashboard but only edit through that built on layer... otherwise, we risk loosing changes and making a mess of things. To use more than the basic platform, some knowledge is required. The options are endless, which means things can get complex quickly. Keeping it simple is best for those without much background in this space. Backing up your latest version of your website is always reassuring.

Overall: We manage our company website through WordPress using an add-on that formats the template and widgets we need. We currently have a 1 page website for a clean and simple look. We have all of the pages we need: contact info, client endorsements, client logos, about us, etc. More complexly, we have a page where clients can upload audio files, and a portfolio section where people visiting our website can listen to the audio we've produced. It has served our needs quite well.

I love WordPress for writing, design and for empowering me to build decent user experiences

Aug 12, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: I've been working with WordPress for about 6 years now. I've improved my skills quite a bit on the platform, and I know when to get a professional designer or developer on a project when I am out of my depth. whether it's adding content to a website that someone else designed, or even writing simple blogs on my minimalist website, WordPress just makes life easier. Great extensibility with free and premium plug-ins and there are great SEO/traffic reporting tools and complementary apps to upgrade my website. I've been using a Genesis theme for a number of years, and it's been great. There are many premium apps to make it easy to have a decent looking, mobile responsive, SEO optimized website on WordPress. Lots of hosting options, and lots of talent available to customize to your heart's content.

Cons: I've had some issues with conflicting plugins a few times which blocked me from uploading images, or disabled parts of websites I've worked with. It's quite affordable to hire a WordPress PHP developer to fix things, customize CSS or do other development. It's worth getting an expert to strut their technical stuff from time to time. I know developers and designers that are great at what they do, and they earn their fees. I've tinkered with theme files a few times and caused messes which required restoring a backup. There's a lot of WordPress support info out there in their vast open community, and you have to be cautious about what you put into action. Keeping up to the latest version of WordPress and plugins is well worth automating or outsourcing. I've had customizations break with upgrades which can be a pain.

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WordPress is Powerful Platform for Business, Hobbyists, and Writers (But One Size Doesn't Fit All)

Aug 12, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: I've used WordPress since before the versions had a number before the dot (i.e., version 0.4)! My review comes from a place of having used it for my own varied interests and having built websites for clients. Though I've used the software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform -- WordPress.com -- my review is about the host-it-on-your-own-webspace version (the standalone version downloaded from WordPress.org).

Malleable is the word that comes to mind when I think of "creating with WordPress." The original developers along with scores of others have created a virtual ecosystem for creative expression that rivals Playdoh(TM), Silly Putty (TM), Legos(TM), and those ubiquitous interlocking blocks. With the right combination of themes, templates, and plugins, you can start with an idea then build something that serves the needs of hobbyists, business interests, or wordsmiths. That appeals to my sense of creativity!

The biggest pro I can attribute to WordPress is it continues to evolve according to the demands of its users while remaining true to its raison d'etre. It scales up or down; it works equally well for a single writer or hundreds of contributors.

WordPress is flexible enough to serve as an entire website (as a content management system) or just a blog or as a hybrid. I like that numerous softwares have created connections to WordPress so that it fits neatly into a business's plan for its complete web presence.

Cons: Evolution -- the pro is also a con. Evolution isn't a con except when it moves at a snail's pace. Sometimes it takes an extremely long time to incorporate features and enhancements from the technical community.

The same ecosystem that allows talented developers to create plugins and creative designers to create themes is at fault for not policing itself so that bad actors, the talented but lazy, and those with shoddy workmanship don't corrupt or injure the software or components.

Security! Being so well-known and so widely utilized around the globe (and maybe even in outer space!), WordPress has a target painted on its back that hackers, crackers, script kiddies and spammers aim at hundreds of times a day. That means those of us who depend upon WordPress are constantly at risk of disruption. The user has to take security into his own hands, often digging down to the server level to make sure the entire WordPress ecosystem (including themes, templates and plugins) is not harmed and can do no harm.

Another con: The popular notion that "one size fits all." Everybody doesn't need a blog. Every business doesn't need to use WordPress (instead they might need to consider Concrete5 or ModX or Drupal). Every fan site can't sit comfortably on a WordPress framework (a forum might work better).

Overall: Although you'll hear me and others speaking about using WordPress to build this or that on the web, in reality, WordPress is a framework (albeit a complex one) that is fairly plain straight out of the box. I've created complete business websites using WordPress as repository of information and hybrid websites in which WordPress served as both a blog (with new articles) alongside static (un-changing) information.

The trick is in deciding whether or not WordPress is the appropriate framework upon which to create your website or a portion of your web presence.

I've discovered that figuring out whether an implementation of WordPress is the best framework to use for a particular type of website is done by planning, asking relevant questions, determining who will be involved on a regular basis, and how consumers will engage with a site is the best way to get a comfortable fit.

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More than just another CMS

Jul 20, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: Wordpress has been around for many years. This attests to the quality of the platform, ease of use, form, and function. I've started my personal blogs in Wordpress... forgot about it for several years, stumbled upon it again.. and it's still there Live!

Wordpress comes with a lot of colorful and beautiful templates. This helps a lot when putting up a new blog. Apart from the standard templates, it is very much flexible and customizable. Third-party app (e.g., visit trackers, chatboxes) are easily integrable. There is a ton of plugins to choose from which most likely will suit your needs.

The dashboard is intuitive and easy to find what you need with just a few clicks. Content management is easy and organized.

There is a lot of help you can get from the active Wordpress community. This is open source, so you may very well study the code yourself, or just search/post your question in the community forum and you'll definitely get the support you'll need. The paid service gets you the 24/7 support if you need that.

Cons: The basic Wordpress (e.g., just for personal use) requires very little technical knowledge. But if and when you decide to raise it to the next level (e.g., setting it up on your own hosting service, developing custom functionalities within), then this will require you to have technical skills.

The default templates (and free templates available in the internet) look great.. but if you want to fully customize it to your liking, again... you'll need to know how to code in order to customize the web design.

They say that the two items mentioned above show that you'll have a steep learning curve when using Wordpress tailored fit.

Overall: Blogging for personal use or for commercial purposes... Wordpress is a go-to platform. Intuitive, Easy-to-Use, beautiful, customizable, and ready to go with free templates and plugins!

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If you are someone who seeks to do things with quality, Wordpress is what you are looking for.

Jul 18, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Having a blog is not easy. Globalization, the internet, the management and diffusion of knowledge in a massive way, have been the main milestones of the 21st century.

The amount of valuable information that exists in personal blogs is endless.

People can create and share all kinds of content. Personal experiences, investigations, tutorials, educational information repositories, cooking recipes, mechanics, health, financial advice ... Wordpress is a CMS platform that allows millions of people to create their own space in the infinity of the internet.

It is an incredible platform because it adapts to the particularities of each client. From a poet to a financial guru, anyone can express themselves through Wordpress.

In my personal experience as a university professor, I have used wordpress to strengthen distance education and elearning, in search of adapting the curriculum of my classes to the new trends of the 21st century.

through wordpress I can interact with my students, sharing information of interest, like research done by think thanks, and my personal articles on the research topics that we develop.

For me, wordpress is an extremely useful tool, the best ally of those of us who dedicate ourselves to impart and share knowledge. It has an interface that is easy to use, has enormous versatility, and empowers all users to be creators of our own websites.

I highly recommend it to my students and colleagues.

Cons: I really am very satisfied with wordpress. I admit that at the beginning it can be a little confusing to learn to use its interface. But with a few hours of practice one can become a wordpress expert blogger.

Wordpress is the easiest website solution out there

Jul 17, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: There was a time when you'd have to know HTML to really make a website, but those days really are gone nowadays with the invention of Wordpress - It started out as a free blogging platform that helped people write blogs (remember them?) about a whole world of topics. It's straight forward installation, ease of use, and full feature set (not to mention it's huge community of modders and bug-fixers) meant it became the defacto content management system (CMS) out there.

Nowadays, if you want a good looking, easy to use, adaptable website that can handle desktop and mobile about a particular subject within 30 minutes, there's no better place to start than WordPress. Simply download the software, buy a domain and some hosting, follow the pretty simple instructions (you'll need to know how to set up a mySQL database, which is about the trickiest part) - and away you go.

It's ease of use doesn't stop there, posting pages, articles, linking to social media, optimising for SEO, caching, everything is now a simple plugin away. There isn't much it cannot do nowadays, and all you really need to do is the ability to write and maybe manipulate a few graphics here and there to make a really impressive website in next to no time.

Wordpress is here to stay and is the ultimate starting point if you want a quick and beautiful website in the minimal amount of time.

Cons: I suppose the only downside to Wordpress is that it still requires some technical knowledge to set up. There's the possibility, that if you don't know exactly what you're doing, that you might struggle with the database connectivity side of the application.

Also: With popularity comes security issues, Wordpress has been the target for hackers for many years, it's open source code approach means that the hackers can literally read the code to spot vulnerabilities and then exploit them. Obviously, whenever an exploit is found, wordpress is quickly updated to address it. It used to be a real chore to have to manually update your wordpress site but nowadays they have an auto update system which magically updates your software to the latest (and most secure) version.

Wordpress doesn't have many flaws, these are really minor issues to what is a great bit of software - for free!

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Great for building a high-quality, professional business website or blog for low cost

Jul 14, 2018
5/5
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3 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: I've been using WordPress to build blogs and websites for years, from my own personal blogs/sites to client websites. I remember there being a bit of a learning curve to get your site configured and designed, but once you figure it out, it's pretty easy and especially adding new blog posts and updating your content. And when used with a really good theme, that becomes even easier as many themes have a visual builder style page and post editor. Another pro is that there are a gazillion plugins that enable you to add just about any functionality to your WordPress website as you would want. You don't want to get carried away with too many plugins though, or you may affect performance. I also like that it's free since it's open source. Yes, you do have to pay web hosting fees if you don't own your own server but those are negligible.

Cons: Cons are that while the software itself is free, you will have to pay a 3rd party hosting provider like BlueHost or Siteground to host your site for you (unless you own your own server, which most people don't). Also the fact that there are SO MANY different themes and plugins to choose from, this could be very overwhelming to newbies. There is also a bit of a learning curve to understand how the navigation is built, the difference between pages and posts, what are widgets and how/where are they used, and all the other areas of the administration panel.

Overall: The benefits I receive from using WordPress is that I have full control over every aspect of my site - from owning my content, to the design/look and feel, to what integrations and other tools I can use it with. It is highly flexible and if there isn't a plugin that will do you what you want, then I can go even further and do custom development or add custom CSS, etc. to make it do exactly what I want. It is simply the most flexible website and blog software out there.

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WordPress is incredibly powerful and it's the only website platform that I use.

Jul 09, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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3 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: There are so many things to love about WordPress, but I think the biggest thing for me is how flexible it is. There are so many community developed themes and plugins that I can turn a stock WordPress install into just about any type of website that I want. For example, I setup WordPress to be a church website including functionality like online prayer requests, photo albums, a community calendar, and message forums so church members could discuss community events (or whatever else they wanted to talk about). Another example I setup a website for a open source/sci-fi convention that included functionality like discussion forums, online registration, and event schedule planning. All I had to do was dig around in the plugin gallery to find the plugins that I needed for my vision.

If you add all of that flexibility and power into an easy to use platform, then you've got WordPress. The learning curve isn't very steep and I've been able to train computer novices to publish content to WordPress sites in just a few minutes. I honestly can't say enough good things about the platform as a whole.

Cons: The ONLY thing that I take issue with when it comes to WordPress is that it's sometimes hard to troubleshoot technical issues with upgrades to the software. Since the bulk of the support is community driven, you often have to dig around forum posts for a bit before you find the help that you need. It just takes some patience is all. That being said though, I've learned so much of how WordPress works over the years that I've gotten to the point that it's rare that I need to search for solutions to problems. There's a satisfaction that comes with knowing a platform well enough to fix your own issues.

Overall: I guess the bulk of benefits come with how flexibly powerful the software is. I can make just about any kind of website and make it work well. It's easy to manage, patch, and assign various rights to various users so they can make use of it. It's free and it works really well on Windows IIS installations as well as Apache installations. It doesn't require a lot of space in a MySQL DB in order to function, and it's super easy to backup and restore if the need arises. There are so many benefits to using the software. It's darn near a perfect platform in terms of ease of use and flexibility.

With endless options available, WordPress is at the forefront for creating stunning websites.

Jul 07, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: With WordPress, the options to develop and customize any website are virtually limitless. With the massive number of plug-ins and themes available, any aspiring blogger, e-commerce developer, or social influencer can create a stunning website to fit their exact needs in a manageable time frame. (A user can create a website in as little as an hour or spend weeks creating custom code and tweaking themes. The option is theirs.)

Users aren't plagued with expensive fees and help is always there with customer support or a quick Google search. The option to spend money on advanced versions of themes and developing options is available, yet an individual or company with a limited budget can indeed bootstrap a visually appealing website with minimalistic costs. (For example, using a hosting plan, a simple website and many design templates are free. Many hosting plans even offer a free domain, so purchasers find it unnecessary to buy a domain name for their desired site.)

The dashboard itself is perfectly constructed so that users can pinpoint the exact area that they wish to focus on, such as creating new posts, customizing appearances, managing add-ons, menus, and pages, and adjusting account settings. Simplicity is key here and WordPress offers a friendly user interface that is not clunky or difficult to navigate.

WordPress functions with wonderful creativity and abundance, allowing for entrepreneurs and creative minds to bring their dreams and goals to life.

Cons: A few themes can be buggy in terms of function, and that can create frustration for both novice and advanced WordPress users. Luckily, documentation in some form can be found when searching the Internet and many themes offer tutorials, and customer support via chat, phone, or email is available to those wishing to gain insight into site development.

Also, the sheer amount of information can be overwhelming and it can be difficult to choose between apps, themes, plug-ins, and functions when there are so many choices available. Browsing can take countless hours and for those who do not wish to waste time, it is essential to filter options so that they can find exactly what they're looking for. Otherwise, they may find themselves in a bottomless rabbit hole of free options to choose from with nothing to show for the time spent creating the perfect website. Becoming paralyzed from decision overload can happen here.

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A great way to build a blog or whole site quickly but it takes work to get the best out of it.

Jun 26, 2018
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Probably the best thing about wordpress is it's flexibility. You can build a beautiful site, blog, shop, or pretty much anything on the platform. The version you install is pretty plain but there are probably a good 100,000 free and paid for plugins that allow you to extend the functionality of the software.

The version I use all the time is the self-install version which for anyone with a little technical knowledge and a willingness to learn will be a quick straightforward process to get up and running.

Once installed you can quickly set up pages and blog posts combining photos and pretty much every type of media you like. If you like to code, you can get your hands dirty and change everything. If not you can stick with pre-made themes and tools.

Another huge pro is the astounding amount of free information and tutorials available online so if you do have a problem, someone will have already had the same, fixed it and explain how you can do it too.

Cons: So wordpress is free but you will need somewhere to host a site which can be a cost issue depending on the volume of traffic you expect.

If you are not willing to learn how to set up the system and work methodically then it's probably not for you. There are some technical skills to be learnt so if that's not your bag then it's probably better to keep away or you'll end up getting frustrated.

Overall: Wordpress allows me to run a successful business building websites quickly and cost effectively. The various plugins and extensions have allowed me to create services of my own which I provide online.

Need a blog or company web site? - Seek no more.

May 21, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: *All in one WordPress has been created as a blogging platform, but after all this time it has become a major site creator platform not just for blogging. Many companies have their pages created in WP and many people use WordPress for their portfolios and content management platform *Integrations Of course, basic (free) plan does not allow much, but if you dedicate a little amount per month on the website created on WP platform - you can get a great custom site that will be just the way you want it. *Constant improvements and easy upgrades The best feature of WordPress up to date is it's ability to Update itself without any issues. You don't lose you data, almost all plugins get updates and work with the current release and everything just becomes better and more powerful. Does not matter, if you have WP for Blogging or an E-shop, you will get constant updates and need features without ever bothering.

Cons: *Limited (when free) Even though WP give a lot of customization options, if you are low on budget, you might not have that many options and may struggle to gt the best. It is possible, but it is hard. It's hardly a con, since others will give you even less, but overall it can be improved. *Capabilities WordPress is for small websites. And even though, it is true that you can expand it with plugins, that is also true that those plugins will need more attention, and much better hosting. WordPress is all about freedom of choice, you can do everything with the platform to adjust it to the needs, but sometimes you just need a simple and fast solution to create a specific kind of website. In that case, WordPress becomes harder to use and I would advice you to use some help setting everything up.

Wordpress is the Swissarmy knife of CMS

May 16, 2018
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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Pros: Wordpress is one of the best CMS (content management system) platforms out there, have used it to personally develop and host over 30 sites over a 7 year period and it just works. Some of the best features of Wordpress include: 1) Downloadable Themes - These are basically templates for Wordpress sites, you can look through the many thousands online and find a design that suits your Wordpress site or you can have one developed. 2) Plugins - Wordpress has the best plugins period! 3) Ease of use - When setting up a self hosted Wordpress site, you can add plugins and themes quickly and almost seamlessly. Wordpress is relatively easier to use than hard coding an HTML site, and it is also easier to update than traditional HTML and other CMS platforms. 4) Customization - You can create almost any kind of site with Wordpress, the level of customization from plugins, to themes to editing the code make this a CMS with almost endless possibilities. 5) Built In features - Wordpress as a CMS has some great built in features, like the ability to create posts and pages on the fly, add images and media files, manage SEO of specific posts and also manage comments on the site all without installing anything else.

Cons: Wordpress works great in most cases but it still has a lot of issues that can be annoying to deal with. 1) Backups can be a hustle if you don't have a plugin to use. Since Wordpress itself does not have automatic backups, if you do not install a plugin and run into some trouble, you are on your own. 2) Troubleshooting Wordpress is not an easy task - While it is easy to use, Wordpress is not easy to troubleshoot. In many cases, if you may need to simply reinstall Wordpress if you run into an error, which can mean losing valuable time and work. 3) Wordpress Themes don't always "work" - One thing about ease of use is the simple plug and play feel But with Wordpress themes, this is not always the case. If you install a theme, the default settings are not installed, you have to customize and tinker to get a site to look close to a demo. 4) A stale design for the Admin Portal - Wordpress admin areas are not customizable which means almost every Wordpress site has the same admin portal, there are plugins that can help with some customization but it is a shame that this is not just built into Wordpress itself. 5) Cleaning up - While Wordpress is easy to use, cleaning up if you install a number of plugins and themes is not as easy as it looks. You may have to have Cpanel access to delete files or select them individually in the respective areas to get them deleted.

I'm a huge fan of WordPress

Apr 13, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
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5 / 5
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I love the flexibility WordPress offers. As a free tool anyone can setup a website. While it's preferable to host your own website, you can setup your website through WordPress for free. I did that a few years ago to get my feet wet and loved WP so much I host my own sites through my own Internet Service Provider.

WordPress does dominate the market, 25% of the world's websites use WordPress. The WP community is fantastic.There are meetups in cities all over the world and annual events all over the US and around the world to bring the best experts on WordPress together with developers, administrators and users.

Like with any good product, there is continual work on WordPress, lots of focus new features, security, updates, there's always new themes free and paid to try out and work with. I also appreciate Automattic, the team behind WordPress. They are deeply focused on providing the world the best Content Management System possible.

A WordPress site can be as simple or complex as you want it to be. Someone new to WordPress can setup a site pretty quickly that's also visually appealing and responsive.

Cons: Depending on what you want to do and how involved you want to be with WordPress, it's is a more advanced product to use, which can be considered a con for folks that aren't comfortable with the extra steps necessary to build the site and are not technical. WordPress is a CMS that is supported by pretty much every Internet Service Provider out there, and they offer support for WordPress, so you're not left out in the cold. WordPress sites require regular updates as well as someone that is paying attention to making sure the updates are applied.

That said, my 76 year old dad took to WordPress right away. I setup a website for him and he updates his own content, literally all sorts of text and images. I'm so impressed with what he's run off and done. If he can do it, it goes to show how many people out there can update their own websites with content. Business owners generally don't whether it's WordPress or Squarespace.

Support wise you may have to do some homework if something doesn't work. There's a LOT of quality support for WordPress and WordPress has Happiness Engineers to help answer questions.

Overall: The freedom to build my sites with ease, with the ability to add a lot of customization. WordPress is free! I can't get over it, it's a great product AND it's free. You pay for customized themes with extra bells and whistles and that's fair. I love the possibilities WordPress offers and I particularly like the transparency with SEO, I use the Yoast plugin and enjoy the control I have configure SEO options.

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Using WordPress makes website creation (and adjusting) pretty easy and very speedy.

Apr 05, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Using the software allows you to take control of your design and content management. The abundance of plugins (both free and paid) means that there is a quick solution to most obstacles you face with a few clicks of a button.

You can have a professional website in an hour if you know what you are doing and a day if you are messing around. It is very user-friendly and intuitive,

There is an almost endless amount of free plugins for the software. Everyone loves WordPress and everyone is writing code to help with challenges that come up. This means you seldom get stuck or can't find advice on the forums or by simply googling it.

If you decide to later use another web designer, they will know how to use WordPress so, you do not have to stress about the transition from one service provider to another. That helps a lot.

Cons: There is a small, reasonable learning curve in regard to plugins and settings (especially if you get too ambitious, too quickly). Keep your designs simple at first and you will not struggle.

It is also good to install some security software and comment spam blockers. That is not a software issue as much as it is a user/spammer/hacker issue. The plugins are there so, use them to protect your hard work and you should be fine.

Overall: It helps us manage several websites at the same time and continuously update information on our sites.

You can use the software for free and free plugins (or paid if you want) which is great for those on a budget.

It also allows for a fast redesign (without loss of google ranking) to give site visitors a fresh look every now and then.

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WordPress is my go to source for web sites. It is an excellent platform on which to build websites.

Mar 31, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: WordPress is one of the most used blogging platforms on the web for some very good reasons:

1. Hosting platforms are familiar with WordPress and offer easy install tools with their hosting packages.

2. Thousands of free themes available.

3. Thousands of free plug ins available.

4. The capability of being a full-service Content Management System is the most useful to me as I transitioned from HTML web sites web master to a WordPress web master.

The reasons above scratch the surface of the outstanding features of WordPress as a web site platform. Here are some more reasons to use this software:

1. User-friendly out of the box. With each new upgrade, the front end development becomes easier to operate with fewer technical skills needed for guest bloggers, admins, etc.

2. The user can choose from the easier to use theme to most technically difficult - it is entirely up to the user to make these choices.

3. The WordPress sites can easily be transformed and upgraded by use of new themes and color schemes.

4. The WordPress forums are probably the best maintained forums of anywhere on the web. It is a nicely supportive community.

Cons: As the years have passed, I think WordPress has grown complicated with regard to the plug ins. At first they seemed like a wonderful thing...until I realized the potential incompatibility of the wide array of plug ins available.

It has increasingly limited my use of plug ins because I'm not a full-fledged developer who knows the PHP code. So I find myself at the mercy of the plug in authors and most don't offer direct support unless you pay for their premium versions. So then, there are the plug in forums (if they exist) which can be responsive or non-responsive and all points in between.

One has to be very careful to balance out plug ins because many of them have code and features included that you don't need yet it takes up space on your site in terms of SEO and hosting.

I've come to the conclusion that with plug ins (unless you love to sit and tweak your site endlessly which I don't) less is more.

Overall: The benefits are these:

1. User-friendly platform.

2. Ease of installation.

3. Ease of theme installation.

4. Ease of publishing blog posts.

5. Promotion of my small business fits the WordPress environment perfectly.

6. I've been able to increase my web master skills above and beyond what I would have been able to do with only HTML web sites in terms of developer skills and cosmetic appearance of the web sites. It has increased my technical abilities.

7. Having a Content Management System is, in my opinion, the only way to go when building small business web sites for all the reasons listed here. It gives me great versatility when I put on my thinking cap to create something new.

The Easiest, Most Versatile CMS For Non-Developers. Open Source, Massive Library of Free Plugins.

Mar 23, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: As the owner of a web agency, I tried quite a few solutions over the past 5 years. I really love Wordpress because it's not just very simple to use such as self-hosted page builders out there, but it's also extremely expendable.

If you are an online marketer, a blogger or just somebody starting out with building websites, Wordpress is your go-to solution.

I'm not trying to sound overly happy here, but Wordpress is truly a fantastic piece of software. Here is what I especially like about Wordpress:

- Very easy to set up, I never had any problems with it, regardless of server configuration

- The amount of free plugins is HUGE! Where you are paying for add-ons in other CMS's, Wordpress usually offers the plugins for free

- The user base is gigantic so you can get support from 360°: meetups, online, friends, colleagues etc.

- Customers love the simple backend and even the most technically inept people can make changes in the really simple UI

- Great selection of themes to choose from at very affordable prices.

- Ideal for bloggers, online marketers, community builders etc. because there are lots of existing solutions already out there

- Built-in versioning makes it super easy to restore a text draft from months ago and undo changes you did to your posts and pages

Cons: Rights management is definitely not a strong suit of Wordpress. In this case a more complex solution like Drupal might be better suitable.

Security is still a big issue in Wordpress and lots of standard features like email obfuscation are not built in like in other CMS's. Thus you will be the target of hacker and spam attacks soon. To be fair, I must add though that a lot of security issues can be solved by regularly updating Wordpress and all its plugins. The main problem though is that Wordpress is so well-known, hackers look for Wordpress sites more often than they look for other CMS's.

That's mostly it. Apart from that I'm pretty happy with Wordpress!

Be in business and online in a weekend.

Sep 21, 2017
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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Pros: The pros of Wordpress are vast for both the novice and experienced user. Growing with Wordpress over the years as my business grew has been a great journey. For the novice, start with a managed hosting service until you grow out of it. And you will quickly. From there, you can then move to a platform like Amazon AWS and pay for what you use as you grow,

To be live quickly, purchase templates from a number of websites made by excellent designers. Search by your business type or make a template your own with minor modification and tweaks.

As you get more comfortable making changes to your WordPress site, plug-ins become very important to add functionality easily and quickly. Once again, you can visit one of many websites for professional plug-ins or utilize to the WordPress Repository for a large selection of free plug-ins.

Now years later, I am designing my own themes as well as updating my previously purchased themes to be more inline with my design vision. It has become easier to be more adventurous without having to learn a line of code. The results are very custom and professional looking. For small business you will be hard pressed to find a more cost effective solution.

Cons: Back-up on a regular basis! There are plenty of plug-in to do this. The biggest issue or Con I see for most users, especially novice users is when adding a new plug-in that breaks the site the site has not been backed-up. Plug-ins are hit or miss. You may have to try a few to ensure you do not have incompatibility issues so have 1 or two back-ups ready to deploy.

Overall: The biggest benefit is not having to hire an designer to maintain my own websites, CRM and mailing lists. All of these vital areas of my business are operated from my Wordpress install.

For small business owners, you save time by making updates to your site as needed and money by having your own DIY tech.

Wordpress is possibly the single most valuable software available for my business offerings.

Jun 12, 2017
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: We build websites for our clients using Wordpress as the foundation. It is a relatively 'bare bones' Content Management System (CMS) but that allows it a huge amount of flexibility. There are a near infinite amount of plugins and themes available to allow us to customise each site to our client's unique requirements. The dashboard interface is relatively stripped back and not too confusing. It can sometimes take a novice a bit of looking to find the feature required but, generally, everything is available where you expect it and, for those with a bit more web development knowledge, Wordpress is the ideal small-scale CMS on which to build small-to-middle range web sites including e-commerce solutions, forums, blogs, brochure sites, portfolios and more.

Above all, Wordpress is an open-source solution meaning that it is free forever and used widely across the web. We find this tends to mean that updates are frequent, reliable and sturdy. Plugins are available quickly (both free and premium) for most requirements and sites can be picked up by any reasonably qualified developer without the need for significant training or costs. The open-source nature of Wordpress also makes it an ideal choice for public-sector contracts where flexibility of choice in suppliers and requirements further down the line are a necessity.

Cons: Sometimes the 'naked' nature of Wordpress can prove less than useful. Plugins can be required to add relatively simple functionality and finding the best plugin can be a bit of a scramble in the dark. The UI can be a bit daunting for novice users and themes which use 'shortcodes' (which are common) can also be daunting to novices.

Overall, Wordpress is what you make of it and, as an experienced Wordpress user, I would be hard pressed to choose to move away from it but it has taken a while to reach the level of comfort with Wordpress that I now have.

Overall: Increased flexibility across our website builds. Lower development overheads. A more competitive offering for public sector contracts. Better synergy between ourselves and our web development suppliers.

Putting High Priced Development Agencies Out of Business Across the Globe

Dec 14, 2016
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

2 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Wordpress makes creating websites achievable for even the most novice website developers. With literally thousands of pre-made website templates and plugins, everything from form development, image galleries, video players, and more is as easy as installing a plugin or toggling on a preference. If bespoke development is required, hiring someone to assist is just as easy as the platform is incredibly flexible and easy to build on.

Cons: As an open source community, Wordpress does not come with standard support that you might expect from a typical, enterprise level software provider. As such, any web development, troubleshooting or difficulties that may arise will need to be handled by a professional. This typically means hiring an hourly consultant/developer to fix any issues that may arise. That said, it will come at a fraction of the cost it would typically cost when building a site from scratch.

Overall: Wordpress is without question, one of the best, most flexible, easy to use, open source web platforms available. With literally thousands of free and premium website templates and plugins available, there's no shortage of possibilities for small businesses or hobbyists looking to build a website.

For hobbyists or those looking to create a personal website, I'd highly recommend using one of the free templates available on www.wordpress.org. There are a wide variety of templates available, from education to sports and everything in between, making web development and content creation quick and easy. For small businesses or organizations, I'd look to purchase a pre-made template from a premium provider for a nominal fee. In most instances, the quality and flexibility of the paid-for template far exceed that of the free offerings.

In most cases, even with Wordpress plugins, the templates are meant to operate without the need for additional development or coding. This means that your average tech or computer enthusiast can easily setup the site within minutes and begin authoring content and personalizing the site without the assistance of software developers.

In addition, hosting companies, who now feature exclusive Wordpress hosting options, have made setup an absolute breeze. Even the most novice Wordpress users can now purchase a domain, hosting services, and install a template in under 30 minutes.

Recommendations to other buyers: Take your time when reviewing hosting providers for your site. Some of the larger companies are not always the best choice and hosting can make a big difference when it comes to the added security and speed required when using Wordpress templates.

Used by millions, from corporate to small personal blogs

Oct 14, 2016
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Easy to use, Easily Customized, Easy to add new features via Plugins, and Easy to manage SEO, Easy to secure

Cons: The core templates LOL! They are pretty hideous. Also, the free themes are not as secure as a custom theme.

Overall: I work primarily with WordPress to deliver customized sites to my clients, not only because it is easy for them to use (has to be the easiest content management system out there) but also because it can be built to grow and include new pages, blogging, and increased functionality by installing plugins through the admin interface, including SEO. Among it's perks is the ability to manage security, which is much harder to do with other content management systems.

Check out the WordPress Showcase to see some of the most popular and famous brands that use WordPress: https://wordpress.org/showcase/

As a developer, WordPress is easily customized to create the experience that your visitors expect from your brand, including the ability to use shortcodes, functions, custom fields, and varied custom templates.

I have received various feedback from clients about how easy it is (sometimes they even contact me for updates and I just tell them where to update their content and they are pleasantly surprised that they don't need a web designer for content updates).

One of the most alluring features of WordPress is the Plugins that are available to add new features - there are literally thousands of free plugins on wordpress.org, while others are commercial plugins that can be purchased on external sites.

There are hosting providers that have added WordPress Hosting Packages to their shared hosting environments to aid people that are non-developers in installing and maintaining WordPress themselves, mainly because so many people use it.

I highly recommend WordPress because the admin interface is so easy to use, and because it can be customized by a web designer to meet your specified needs and target market.

Recommendations to other buyers: I would advise having a custom theme developed, rather than installing a free or commercial theme, not only for security reasons, but for Page Speed (many themes have a load of unnecessary code).

A great self-hosted blogging system to power your site

Aug 25, 2016
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: It can be obtained and operated for 0 upfront and maintenance fees by using the AWS EC2 1 year trial, and is very easy to deploy onto a server, with images available to have you running with a few clicks. Wordpress is simple to use and administer, and amazingly powerful once you start looking into plugins, quite literally every idea you dream up has been put together with a plugin, you have the power to do so much with it. So, fast install, easy to use, VERY easy to administer and update, and extremely powerful.

Cons: Out of the box, wordpress is a blog, and it has just a cheapish, free software/shareware type feel to and is just bland, but with a bit of effort, it can be awesome. I wish they would include an easy to use theme maker for it, or offer a built in yearly theme that is more website oriented than just blog oriented, considering how many people use wordpress to power full sites.

Overall: I have started using Wordpress about a year ago to power my website as I did not have time to design it via code and i also did not want to have to pay for a developer. I installed a Bitnami AMI on an Amazon EC2 micro instance, and it ran very well and surprised me with the response times. Once i started looking at themes I found tons of really nice, visually stunning, and pixel-perfect themes, that once coupled with a few plugins, let me build a site that I still can't believe "I" made, and updating is easier than writing this review, I am serious. After I got my site up and running, I had a friend that wanted to make a social media site, so by using WordPress, the BuddyPress plugin, a social oriented theme and a few more plugins, we had a site that I personally think was easier to use and better looking than facebook, with the same features as facebook,, and offered full integration with facebook, linked-in, google +, and a few other sites. We were even able to offer webmail through the site, making it a one stop portal. We did this with 0 prior programming experience, for free.

Recommendations to other buyers: Look at using a free Amazon EC2 micro instance to launch and host your site, and use Amazon RDS in place of MySQL on the server, thi will free up lots of RAM, and let you get started for free.

Wordpress is a massive facilitator for people of all skill levels to effectively launch their site.

Jul 19, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Wordpress is massively flexible and their allowance for so many plugins and themes makes it one of the the best ways to launch a website for many business owners, and is powerful and customizable such that web development agencies can make something custom fit for their clients.

This allows for massive amounts of versatility and speed for getting your idea launched into the web. There's quite a bit of support online as well. A better product that has no support quickly becomes worthless if when you hit a snag no one else uses it and subsequently can not help you.

You don't just use WordPress - you use it's massive support network, which is currently estimated at 30% of the entire internet's websites.

Cons: Wordpress' ability to have you launch fast is fantastic, HOWEVER, to start to customize that launch, AND to make it look nice, starts to have a pretty tough learning curve. At no fault of WordPress, sometimes delving into a particular theme is a waste of time and money, since all themes aren't free. You may have a lack of customization on your website because you're using a theme that doesn't allow it, or because you don't know if it's even possible to begin with. This can quickly lead you to start to believe that the only way to get something the way you want it, is to start to learn coding (HTML / CSS and even PHP). Sometimes, on certain levels / desired outcomes, the learning curve for Wordpress becomes even longer than learning coding itself. Wordpress wins in the end though, because it's ability to scale / replicate pages / grow would far outpace any manual coder doing every page essentially from scratch.

Yes, it's easy to do generic boring sites and launch them. But beware of the learning curve to get what you want. However, it's worth it in the end.

Overall: Ability to launch multiple websites with ease after I got over the initial learning curve.

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Hands down champion of the CMS platforms

May 04, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Right at the top of the list of things I appreciate most about Wordpress is that the software is open source with a gigantic user and developer base. I have been working with Wordpress blogs and websites since nearly the beginning and have watched it really blossom into an amazing platform. The platform installs quickly and easily - and should you ever run into issues find a remedy is usually just a google search away. With their enormous user base there is simply a mountain of solutions available out there. The popularity of Wordpress also means an equally large developer base. This is helpful when needing professional help building or maintaining your Wordpress platform - but even more common, the millions of freely available plugins for Wordpress that easily enhance functionality and usability. I simply do not think a more popular CMS platform exists.

Cons: Being open source, I don't think there are any quality controls in regards to theme or plugin development. Often users of the free themes and plugins are the beta testers that allow theme and plugin developers to improve their product before offering a premium version. This isn't too much of a hassle if you're familiar with Wordpress and fixing issues as they arise, however, if you're new to Wordpress it can be frightening with you get a header of PHP errors or worse the White Screen of Death.

Overall: I use Wordpress as the foundation for all my and my client websites. I've really enjoyed and have grown to truth this product quite a bit.

WordPress changed my life...

Dec 12, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: There are too many pros about WordPress. I have been using WP for over 10 years now. I make a living working for myself because of WP and I don't see myself ever going back to anything else! Here are some reasons why I love WP:

1. It's free and open-source. It's run by an amazing company called Automattic.

2. It runs about 1/3 of the world wide web. Let that sink in. There are TONS of web design platforms out there and WP is the biggest of them all. This means it is heavily supported and backed by many people. It's not going anywhere so it gives me a peace of mind.

3. It's user-friendly. It's incredibly easy to use, which is huge considering all of the amazing features it has...

4. It's powerful. WP is so powerful that you can practically build ANY type of site with it. It's also incredibly flexible so you have limitless options.

5. I started my own company and became my own boss largely because of WordPress. I wouldn't be here if it wasn't for WP!

6. The community is pretty awesome. Need any help? I would be surprised if you couldn't find it.

Cons: The thing I like least only just came recently. I am excited about Gutenberg and I think it's paving the way for how we build sites. It's a smart platform and it's ONLY going to get better and better. What I didn't like was how Gutenberg came about. The release of Gutenberg felt rushed. There was a lack of communication from leaders about the release so that needs major improvement.

Wordpress is perfect for Small Business

Oct 10, 2017
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: I love how professional a website can look using Wordpress with having the ability for anybody to update the website content easily. The website developed by professional developers, which is kind of a pro and con. Our website is inviting for our customers. And builds trust to our customers before they even come to our office. Wordpress dashboard has been fluid to work with. Ffor people who have little to no experience will beable to use the dashboard.

Cons: The cost was fair but still high. We see it as almost the cost to for 1 years rent. Which is not that bad because our developers said our website should last 2-4 years. I cannot do any design changes without paying for a developer. Customer Support depends, most customer support would not be with WP but the developers either making the templates or plugins on WP, so the support varies from developers.

Overall: I received a professional Website that my Business can manage. My Website provides an organized place for my future and existing clients can see my services, fill out forms. I can Blog using Wordpress, which is really helpful for my google searches. These blogs are easy to post and are proven to bring business. Fyresite has had client call, asking about the blog post which leads to a sale. And even though I pay a premium for the design of my website, our clients find it inviting and easy to Navigate. Our Contact forms are connected to our Zoho CRM so not only do my sales get an email directly, I'm also able to see all the forms in the WordPress portal. and organized in my CRM. And for the cost, a WordPress website built by me the average joe would probably cost the same as a Wix website. but what a professional can build a Wix website vs a WordPress website. The WordPress website is going to run so much nicer, and it will be able to look better than any Wix website. and Yes it is worth the money

I have used it to develop 20+ websites for myself, and for clients.

Apr 10, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Installation of both Wordpress and the useful themes and plugins is very straightforward, and is supported by the website management software at most web hosting companies. It is easy to use and simple to maintain your website. There is a vast array of additional functionality that can easily be installed via plugins. Themes (Wordpress's term for website template) are also easy to install, and the commercial ones sell at very reasonable prices.

Anyone who has used MS Word should have no problem maintaining their website.

Cons: Because hackers are continually trying to hack into the software, Wordpress regularly releases versions that block attacks and plug holes. This means that the software must be kept up to date, or you could be hacked. Many hosting companies will automatically update Wordpress on your website. This can cause problems if your plugins have not yet been upgraded by the provider to be compatible with the latest version of Wordpress. Result? You site - or some functions - might stop working overnight.

Plugins don't always work as advertised, and it is sometimes nearly impossible to get help with the issue. Occasionally plugins will interfere with each other, causing unpredictable failures. The only way to debug is to disable the plugins and then reactivate them one at a time until the problem appears.

Web hosting companies don't offer technical support for Wordpress, and getting answers from the WP forum is sometimes problematic.

WordPress is an excellent tool if you want to create web pages easily and in a short time

May 24, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

2 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros:

1.) It is very easy to install, on a server it is relatively simple. In fact, on many occasions it is not necessary to resort to the steps of the manual installation of WordPress, since the Hosting management systems offer the automatic installation of the latest version of the system, both the web files and the database.

2.) WordPress allows you to decide whether to continue with one of the themes that WordPress offers us by default (twenty seventeen, twenty fifteen or twenty sixteen) or if we want to create a theme ourselves, or implement an external theme.

3.) The WordPress team is in a constant technological advance, There are literally thousands of people programming plugins, suggesting improvements and developing themes (templates) for WordPress, which makes it in continuous and rapid evolution.

Cons: 1-) Heaviness of the platform.

WordPress can turn your web into something slow, very slow, especially when plugins are loaded. And sometimes, installing plugins is not an option, but a necessity. For example, if you want a multi-language online store, you will very likely have to install woocommerce and a translation plugin such as WPML.

2.) Difficulty to solve problems of operation: WordPress is an open source platform, but knowing all the plugins, its operation, the platform itself, and what is failing (if something fails) is a task that can consume a lot of time, effort and energy.

Overall: it is quickly resolved to create pages and web portals, but interacting or coupling the topics to your needs can sometimes take a lot of time and dedication, but I recommend wordpress for the creation of web portals in a short period of time

A powerful yet simple solution for all your website and/or blogging needs

Sep 30, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: At its core, Wordpress is a blogging engine. Most hosting services nowadays allow you to setup Wordpress with one click. It is really powerful, and comes with tons of themes and adds on. Wordpress also allows you to design simple websites, such as company profile, portfolio, C.V. and much more. - Ease of setup (1 click setup on almost every famous hosting service) - Many themes to choose from (both free and paid) - Adjustable functionality, while it is a blogging engine at its core, you can simply adjust it to be a normal website, company profile page, C.V. or even an e-commerce solution - Tons of plugins and add-ons that add a lot of functionalities - Detailed reporting and integrates well with many reporting and analytics services - Strong integration with marketing tools such as MailChimp, HubSpot, Marketo, etc... - Many themes support all device sizes already.

Cons: - While many themes are easy to customize and work with, but if you are not a developer and you are looking to adjust something outside of the box, you might have to pay more than you want for simple stuff. - Sometimes Wordpress simply crashes after installing a conflicting plugin or addon, if you are using shared hosting, this can be a problem as the only solution is to delete all the addons-plugins, and if that does not work, you might end up having to reinstall Wordpress from scratch (Tip: ALWAYS back up your website on daily basis).

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Versatile, Highly customizable and it's Free

May 27, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Wordpress has come a long way and I feel it is the leading platform and framework for building a functional website for an individual up to a small to a midsize group of users. The backend control panel is easy to use, packed with many features that allow the installation of third-party plugins, themes and other software integrations which enhances the capabilities of the website to tailor the website from a simple blog to a complex e-commerce system with automatic drop shipping or product aggregation. The possibilities are endless when it comes to creating a website with Wordpress and the best part is, any type of website can be built by a single novice user which alleviates the need for a freelance web designer or a third party web developing firm that more than likely builds using the Wordpress framework.

Cons: The many plugins and third-party integrations could leave open vulnerabilities to bots, malware, and hackers. There is no built-in protection or security measure to protect the platform itself and all security protection much be installed from a third-party and I feel there should be better security features out of the box.

Overall: As a single web designer, developer, and IT technician, Wordpress has saved me time and money and allows me to build websites for myself or others quickly and easily. In today's time with cloud platform systems and faster domain name services, I am able to build a standard website and have it live to world in less than two hours time from the purchase of a new domain name.

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I have been using WordPress for my two websites for years and it just works!

Feb 22, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: I started out on WordPress.com and then, several years ago, I switched to WordPress.org. I have no background in website development and I am also no youngster. It took me a lot of time to figure things out and now it seems pretty easy,

WordPress just works. I love the fact that I can edit it whenever I wish without having to pay a third-party to do so.

I use a number of plugins and, whenever one of they no longer works the way that you want it to (sometimes they just go away, no longer offered), there are always 10 more to take their place that you can choose from.

Cons: If you want to do this yourself, be prepared for a fairly steep learning curve.

Sometimes, WordPress will do things for which there is no sure explanation (for example, adding blank lines or taking them away). In these cases, you will have to look at the text (HTML) version of what you have written and learn some basic HTML to clear up coding.

On the topic of HTML ... if you want to specifically position images and text blocks on a page, aside from left, center, right, you are going to have to know HTML. I don't and I am not inclined to learn so ... I workaround.

This is free software so support is via the community forums. That's great but, my experience is that most of these folks talk way above my pay grade. They are professional website developers. Is what it is.

Overall: I have two websites and I can maintain both, 99% of the time, without outside assistance and I am not a website developer.

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Wordpress Empowers Your Content

Aug 02, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Wordpress is my favorite website development platform. It combines beautiful templates, easy-to-use interface and a host of free plugins to improve the look, feel and functionality of your website.

I use wordpress for the majority of the websites I build for clients, primarily because we can build websites exactly as designed, thanks to the customizable templates and plenty of design tools at our disposal.

The best part of wordpress: the blogging functionality. That's how Wordpress became popular, and it's blog functionality is still one of the best in the business.

Cons: While Wordpress has a great number of pros, one drawback is the platform's SEO functionality. While you can download a number of SEO plug-ins to improve your site's on-page SEO, the linking system within the Wordpress app leaves a bit to be desired. However, several well-tested and well-known plugins can solve this issue - it just requires a little work and know-how to install said plugins.

Overall: Overall, my experience with Wordpress has been excellent. Not only can the site support complex web development builds, but it's easy to use, so much so that our clients can make website updates and modifications themselves.

Beyond ease of use, Wordpress is affordable - much more so than other platforms, which offer the same capabilities.

Also, Wordpress supports integration with many other platforms, like inbound marketing software and other lead-generation platforms. This means you're not solely restricted to Wordpress platforms - you can use whatever add ons and integrations you'd like.

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A great tool to build your presence online, either by creating a blog or a website

Jul 06, 2018
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: WordPress is the most used CMS on the market and there is a reason for it, flexibility. There are tons of CMS for free online, but none compared to WordPress. WordPress help you to create a blog, a showcase website on an e-commerce website, either by creating from scratch or by using tons of already existing templates.

Moreover, WordPress has one of the most important online community in every language, if you don't know how to do something on WordPress or have a problem with WordPress, search it online and you can be sure someone already had the same problem or you will be able to find a solution in a matter of time.

Another advantage of WordPress is the tons of Plugins available helping you to either integrate an SEO plugin for free with Yoast SEO or quickly transform your showcase website into an e-commerce thanks to Woocommerce. The possibilities never stops !

Cons: The least about this software concern the learning curve of the software. Even if you have tons of possibilities with this software, in order to be efficient and being able to do all these different possibilities you need to know how the software is working and it can take time.

You will need some perseverance in order to know the different functionalities and might be lost at first. However, after learning the basics, and understand how the software is working you will be able to create new and imaginative content in a matter of time.

Wordpress is a great web/blog developer website.

Sep 11, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Wordpress is a great web/blog CMS. With the help of Wordpress we can create a beautiful and attractive website. If you don't have any coding information then wordpress is best software for you to create quick and easily a website without any knowledge of coding. WordPress has complete control over the user's web presence without the need for technical knowledge or coding skills. By installing various add-ons in WordPress, many free features are provided and you can add all the features on your website without coding information. WordPress has an impressive amount of well-written themes, it is not necessary to be a programmer who creates or updates his site. Wordpress is perfect for organizing funcationality websites. Using themes and plugins is easy to develop and there is already a great plugin library.

Cons: The premium version of plugin is more expensive. WordPress can work slowly if you use many add-ons and do not improve the speed in your settings.Given the nature of open and free sources, there is no actual support, only social forums that discuss issues. Security is a major issue in WordPress, and many standard features such as opening email messages are not created like in other CMS. In this way, it will be subject to hackers and spam attacks right away. The largest subscriptions are when a new plug-in is added that breaks the site, and the site is not backed up. Plug-ins are accessed or miss.

Best CMS out there!

Apr 21, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: There is so much positive things to say about wordpress, let's begin.

With wordpress you could have 0 knowledge on programming like CSS, HTML and PHP, and still be able to create your own website. It offers easy tools to create profiles, permissions for blogs, create pages and menus like is nothing. You can create a light blog or a very heavy eCommerce site with no tech skills.

If you want simpleness, you have it with wordpress. Now that gutenberg is around the corner, the blog/editing aspect of wordpress is getting easier by the moment.

I am own a website and graphic design agency and wordpress is my go to in most cases.

Another Pros of wordpress is that if you have knowledge in coding, you already have most of the job done, and can only focus on creating complex codding for your special need.

In summary wordpress is for the non-techy and for code geek developer.

Cons: For new comers it could be very overwhelming. Lack of customization of admin menus, branding and colors without a third plugin involved.

Even thou there has been some updates, the overall visual elements still look outdated.

I re code many features on wordpress, but some features like special menu permisions (per user), database control (revisions auto save limits etc.), and much more, at this state should already be in wordpress.

Overall: It helps me to develop fast websites and let's me focus on the content of it rather on the back end part.

Best CMS by far

Apr 29, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

1 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: WordPress is one of those infimous tools that you have all heard of, but unless you know someone with hands on experience is quiet hard to get into.

What i can assure you is that Word Press is by far the best CMS for any website, unless your going for a bespoke system there are so many features available and of course everything is highly customization.

What it goes give you is a great starting platform to launch from, it comes with a load of de-bugging tools built in and as long as you understand the basics of a Waterfall Diagram and Object Orientated Programming this will give you a clear direction in which to head!

Also, the latest version released today contains some essential GDPR revisions to secure and ensure security of all submitted data.

Cons: Some software is difficult to use but this isn't a reflection on WordPress itself, its a reflection on the wide variety of everything available for the software.

99% of the issues with WordPress arent issues with WordPress itself, but are due to contributed code from unknown developers claiming they have stumbled upon the "holy grail" of coding!

Let me assure you, there are plenty of pirates out there. But if the pirates are using this too, doesn't that mean its the best solution?

Overall: I will always recommend this software, its an absolute dream to use and never surprises unlike many other un-predictable CMS's.

What this gives me is trouble free peace of mind web hosting!

Simply the best web building platform

Dec 06, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: WordPress is free, it has every possible web building, editing and managing feature I need, it has great templates and its the easiest platform to use. It also integrates with seemingly everything, and everyone knows how to use it. This is not only convenient, but the fact that it's universally used cuts down our learning curve with new clients and enables us to prioritize higher value tasks like marketing campaigns, etc. Furthermore, the analytics are top notch as well. Not just for a free program, but for any web building program.

Cons: There is no automatic updating option when edits and new aspects are added to websites, so new users need to make a note of that to do it manually. Furthermore, WordPress is not known for its security, so this is definitely something to keep an eye on, in terms of data managed on the WordPress server. Finally, like with anything free, there are limitations; for example, there are a limited number of themes and plug-ins with which to build the site. So if you're looking for ready-made options to quickly build a website, this may be trickier than you think.

Overall: Where to start? Despite its slight flaws, WordPress is the best available web building option out there. Not only does it have some ready-made templates, but it is so easily customizable that it's difficult to imagine using any other platform. Certainly an argument can be made for hosting the site on GoDaddy or some other hosting platform, but in terms of site building, it's second to none.

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Wordpress is the Swiss Army Knife of Websites

Oct 23, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Whether you're building a blog, website or e-commerce store, building off Wordpress is the absolute best way to do it. Wordpress is constantly getting updated with the latest features and security enhancements, which is one of the biggest reasons why I use Wordpress. Wordpress alone is powerful and feature rich to create any type of content, such as blog posts, or embedding in video and photos. What makes Wordpress really shine are the extensible plugins that power Wordpress. Doing a simple search for SEO plugins, or E-commerce plugins for Wordpress will show you what Wordpress is really capable of. I've been building off Wordpress for 7+ years and haven't seen a platform that's better to use in terms of features and plugins. Would highly recommend anyone at any level to build using Wordpress for SEO alone.

Cons: Wordpress is meant for any level, but getting familiar with powerful plugins will take a bit of advanced setup. Wordpress works right out of the box, but the learning curve to really take Wordpress to advance requires some elbow grease and time.

Overall: I build professional websites and Wordpress helped us launch quickly. We use Wordpress for every major project, from simple websites to e-commerce powered websites, Wordpress does it all. Would highly recommend doing a search for popular plugins to see which ones people are installing to make Worpdress even more powerful. A must have is looking at SEO plugins and Caching plugins.

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WordPress is the go-to software that I use for CMS and blogging tools.

Mar 11, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

2 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: It's hugely popular and has a great community developing tools and helping others.

The software is mostly intuitive and can be great for working with clients that aren't familiar with the ideas of CMS tools. Just keeping things to Posts and Pages makes the end user experience generally positive.

Writing extensions and plugins for WordPress is painless thanks to the rich hooks that are dotted throughout the code.

Cons: The content editor is simplistic and hasn't seen great strides for a few years. When end-users want to insert a table or arrange items in a certain way, you then have to go looking for plugins and tools that will do the job.

There's a lot of "working around" issues, and before you know it you have 10 plugins installed just to get what some would regard as core functionality nowadays.

Overall: WordPress is a great platform for simple content projects. Getting a site set up and writing a theme and plugin is quick and simple meaning that we can build web applications leveraging tools such as user administration, multisite and content editing with a relatively small amount of effort.

As you start to want to build more flexible applications, it can be difficult to get WordPress to behave the way you like, but thankfully there are new endpoints and APIs that are being improved and developed with each iteration.

The new Gutenberg interface in WordPress 5.0 is looking promising and I hope that it resolves the archaic single-page content editing that has essentially remained the same in WordPress since it's fork from Movable Type.

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Overwhelming at First

Oct 25, 2018
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: It is without a doubt a very complex piece of website content management system if you are not tech savvy. It can feel overwhelming to use at the beginning and there's so many things that can be done that if you ask for help via their customer service it can be hard for them to understand exactly what it is you want to do especially if you are not tech savvy. Don't get me wrong it does a very great job of helping you edit a website without the use of html coding but sometimes I would find myself looking into the html coding section because it would be so much easier and direct that way than to go through their widget options to edit a menu. The plugins (which you can find by doing a quick google search) do save your life and they are so easy and fast to download onto your hard drive and then upload them to your WordPress account to install and run so that it does everything for you - like finding and fixing broken links. All I can say is that I have mixed feelings about WordPress and it should not be for the impatient as you will find yourself taking a lot of time to get things done right because if you rush through, wanting something immediate, then you risk losing all of your website content.

Cons: My company uses WordPress to edit the information on our website (adding pictures and new pages for blogs and etc.) and whenever I would get in there to edit something it's always a challenge to find what I'm looking for and I would have to click everywhere until I see what I need. Besides this factor, it is worth using to edit your web pages.

Overall: I've had my ups and downs with WordPress. There are times that I would dread going through WordPress only to find that it was so easy to do something and then I've had times where I would be really confident about making an edit to the website but then I end up spending hours trying to get it to work just like I want it to and my confidence gets crushed.

Switched to WordPress and launched a responsive website in a few hours

Jul 05, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: I have started with HTML and Microsoft FrontPage to create websites, way back in 2003. For the last fifteen years, I have explored many content management software apps including the heavy duty ones and light weight stuff. Earlier, I believed WordPress is just good for blogging but now, I am finding WordPress as an amazing CMS. It is pretty simple to make up and running. For startup, small businesses, why to invest heavily on CMS and WordPress is a good choice because of zero investment on license. As a startup founder, my primary concerns like easy to create, manage, and maintenance are met with WordPress. Plugin and theme library are awesome. Creating content and publishing over WordPress is simple. As most of the operations are drag and drop, we need not require any coding skills to create a website and this is just another beauty. Today, WordPress can even compete with other heavy duty content management solutions and I recommend this to anybody who wanted to create a website - personal or business.

Cons: WordPress is awesome and it is difficult to find any serious issue. However it is high time to find ways to manage support to plugin related issues. There were incidents of site crash upon installing some plugins and the only way is explore community. Fortunately, the WordPress community support is remarkable

It's the world's most popular CMS for a reason!

Jun 20, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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Pros: I have been using WordPress for as long as I can remember. While it was original designed to a blogging platform, in recent years it's been developed significantly beyond this. Today the WordPress CMS can be used for many different websites, including e-commerce sites, information sites, online marking and of course, online blogs. Due to WordPress's familiar data structure it normally only takes a couple of hours for your website to be indexed in leading search engines such as Google and Bing. For blogs especially, where it's often important that content is indexed as quickly as possible, this is definitely a benefit. WordPress has a very clean and familiar user interface that requires little training and if there is a problem, the WordPress community are always on hand to help via the help forums and online groups. Overall, an example of a product which has a lot of attention from a very talented world-wide development team.

Cons: I feel the main disadvantage of WordPress is that it can become very large, very quick. As default, WordPress stores copies of any page content changes and if a non-technical user is given the ability to add plugins and styles, it can often result in a heavy user experience. WordPress does provide permission management solutions to resolve this, however, such a system is often not setup correctly.

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My Review of Using WordPress for your website

Sep 18, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: WordPress is the platform used in just about any website builder program. There are specific companies that use their own platform, but even then, you will find many of them use WordPress themes to accomplish "the look" they want. WordPress, once you understand the dynamics of the platform, is very easy to use and also to make changes to. Very good value for the money spent on the platform. You can also add many PlugIns, most of which have been designed to work with WordPress and NOT the independent platforms! I love how WordPress will automatically update its version - and the only way I know is because of the automated email I receive. It is accomplished seamlessly, behind the scenes.

Cons: Because it is "open source" - many features tend to be "amateurish" and very clumsy (in my opinion). When testing plugins, be sure to find the ones that are pure WordPress and have documented history in being used. If you do not do this, you may find a plugin that works initially, but with no support, will soon be outdated and not able to run on the updated WordPress platform.

Overall: I have used WordPress for almost 15 years. I have had several websites started and maintained on this platform. I've have varying degrees of success, but I cannot say too many negative things about this platform. If you have a website idea and need a proven platform to use it on - WordPress is going to pass the test just about every time.

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WordPress is an exercise in getting out what you put in.

Jan 24, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: WordPress is nearly infinite in its possibilities as a CMS for websites because of the wealth of available themes and plugins available to expand and extend its capabilities. The software itself and a vast majority of functional add-ons are free, though additional higher-level capabilities are often available for a nominal cost.

As with many of the most popular open-source software one finds available these days, WordPress has a huge universe of experts scattered all over the Internet who are always available to answer most any question one may have about WordPress, how it works and how to fix it when it breaks.

Cons: Sometimes, the same things that make a piece of software great can also be its weakness. AS with any open source software, since there is no "home office," per se, there is the potential for errors due to miscommunications between diverse contributors to the project. This is very well ameliorated with WordPress, but it is possible.

As well, there are often conflicts among the various themes and plugins for the same reason. It is always the onus of the user to maintain enough knowledge of the platform to ensure conflicts are managed and minimized. This does require the end-user to spend some effort in self-education, which can be time-consuming.

Overall: WordPress has made it possible for me to start and build a business of my own. Though it has taken some effort to learn to use it effectively and skillfully, it has proven itself to be a robust and powerful tool for the creation of websites of nearly any configuration I have required thus far.

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The best CMS for a non-programmer user!

May 09, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Easy to use CMS for both users and administrators.

Powerfull SEO gives fantastic results for positioning website.

It is not just a blogging tool, it is a complete set for anybody to make an impressive presentation online. So practical, that anyone can use it.

There is a great community around Wordpress which helps almost any problem to be solved.

There is plenty plugins to modify it and adjust to specific needs.

There is so many themes to choose and that look great on all devices. Some themes are very fast and have fantastic support.

Amazingly simple update makes WP one of the easiest CMS to use and maintaing.

Cons: Wordpress has such a structure that one plugin can cause dysfunction, even breakdown.

There can be a problem with server setup, such as PHP, SSL and sometimes.

Categorization and search are sometimes hard if there is a lot of content.

There are many black spots, security risks and vulnerabilities (Drupal has so much better structure and safety and stability).

Often, WP gets too slow because of the JS scripts and untested or problematic code.

Running multi-lingual site can be very problematic.

Overall: WP is easy to use and can be very powerful, when setup correctly. SEO optimization is great. Be careful with extensions since some that get discontinued may get you into problems. Wordpress can be used for any type of website, from blog, magazine to e-shop and learning portal.

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This is one of the Best Softwares available.

Oct 24, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Hey everyone! If you are reading this right now, that means you are either searching for a software for your website or wanted to know about Wordpress. If you wonder how good Wordpress is, Let me tell you that this is one of the best available website softwares that you can find. It has both Managed version and Standalone version which you can use on your own hosting space. I am an author and founder of IndusMagazine and I've been writing for over 4 years and my blog has been running on Wordpress all these years and I never wanted to change to any other application.

1) It is easy to install and setup

2) This application has almost infinite number of themes and plugins to use.

3) It is free for everyone

4) Regular updates to stay intact with the market

5) Highly secure and almost unbreakable.

Cons: Every software have its own backdrops and Wordpress have them too. Though it is a great software, Sometimes it can be hard to setup certain themes or plugins. Users may need to have certain technical skills and knowledge to fix some annoying errors. I sometimes had to contact my theme developer in order to get help to fix my theme issues. Wordpress may leak data if the theme has any vulnerabilities. Wordpress need to take care of Nulled themes being available in the internet. These help hackers gain access to the website they are installed in. But this is not normal and doesn't happen frequently so we don't really need to worry about it.

Overall: I am a Blogger and have been running my own tech blog for over 4 years. Wordpress has been a great service all these years and provided me with various features and tool that I needed for my business. I really recommend Wordpress to anyone who want to setup a website for personal or business needs.

I posted to my blog multiple times per week for three years and used WordPress the whole time.

Nov 16, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: The WordPress software allowed me to focus so much more on content than design or layout, it made blogging an absolutely pleasant experience. I would still be doing it if the subject matter hadn't become too expensive! My team and I were able to put together drafts for review, add multimedia content and express our individual styles all with easy feedback and control of content. As the managing editor, I even got to set the comment security allowing me to review comments before they were posted to maintain our professionalism and high content standards.

Cons: This will sound strange, but all of the options ended up being a drawback. If I had had the opportunity to run my blog as a full-time job instead of a hobby, I would have had the time to filter through all of the different layouts and tools available, but as it was, I just focused on my own content with the nagging feeling that we weren't getting everything out of the web site that would could.

Overall: This software allowed me to post a very professional blog for years without the struggle of being a web developer as well. WordPress was referred to me by a good friend who is a web developer because she knew how much I didn't know. This software allowed me to have a great looking site focused on content with all the tools a blog should have. As the managing editor, I knew we would eventually have the opportunity to expand to selling merch via WordPress as well, but we didn't get that far.

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Wordpress appeared ne my life to facilitate it, the best content management system

May 29, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: The most positive aspects that I find in this content manager is its license, quite versatile, which allows you to use a large part of your options for the design of blogs and web pages; Ease of use is essential when using this content manager, with the simple fact that you can do blogs without needing to have a lot of knowledge in computer science, this combined with its wide range of options as a content manager. They make it very competitive and enjoyable to use. Its developers and users of the wordpress community are constantly updating the platform with new downloads, plugins and additions.

Cons: One of the problems that occurs frequently and that in some way worries me is the security of information in the software, making me vulnerable to hacker attacks, information removal and backdoor codes that subtract information from my personal data in the blog, even without me noticing. However, I am aware of the wordpress team's ongoing work to overcome these vulnerabilities.

Overall: For a long time I searched for a software that adjusted to my demands in the development of blogs, I got interesting programs but they did not cover my demands, either because of their complexity, or because of their lack of options to modify the templates. But Wordpress came to my life, and those problems when editing my blog are gone, leaving me with a good taste when using this software. A certified global support, and without leaving aside the support of the developments and users of the community that, permanently add new downloadable content to make the experience of using wordpress more pleasant. I highly recommend the use of this software

Never without Wordpress CMS (.com version)

Sep 28, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: Extreme flexibility: it allows creating your own website in a fast and easy way. All the themes and plugins offered could resolve almost any problem or desire. You can also customize each theme and its functionality by knowing a little bit of HTML and CSS languages. It really suits any need.

Easy-to-use: Wordpress is really intuitive and it could be used both by beginners and professionals. The UI/UX are well-designed and for any trouble, you will be able to find a lot of tutorials and documentations to figure out your problems.

Convenience: you might choose between different version, starting from the freemium one. It has different pricing depending on the hosting and the features you choose.

Cons: There are no particular cons. Sometimes, if you add tricky plugins you may have some trouble while updating them. You always have to take care of backing up your contents before doing any change to your theme, css, php files or plugins.

Overall: I use Wordpress both for professional and personal purposes. I installed it to create my own blog and it works really good. I can do almost everything I need, both in terms of functionalities and graphic design, without wasting time. I only had to create my own child theme and start creating my professional website, customizing it through plugins and personalized PHP functions.

Wordpress flexibility is invaluable. Given its features and services, it is really convenient for anyone.

Great for websites, future uncertain

Dec 09, 2017
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: WordPress powers a lot of the web. It was Squarespace before Squarespace existed. For power users, it's extendible as a full-fledged CMS where the only limit is one's imagination. There is an entire ecosystem built around WordPress with theme and plugin developers, agencies, and support teams. I build custom themes for a whole variety of clients, from news blogs to agency websites. It's how I make my living, so it's really important to me!

Cons: Because WordPress is so approachable and widely-used, it has become a huge target for hackers. Between WordPress core and plugins, sites need updating constantly. Updates introduce bugs and require testing. Sometimes it feels like I'm tied to a clown-themed merry-go-round that never ends. To add to that, the WordPress team has made some incredibly big flubs in the last year. For example, they made changes to default widgets, which broke thousands of websites during a minor release update. Now they're working on a complete redesign of the editor, and in its current state, is not very compatable with the more custom built sites using meta boxes to drive content. It's these 3 things - security, bugs, and overall poor management, that gives me pause over the future of WordPress. I hope they resolve these things. But in the meantime, it seems like every WordPress site owner needs a good dev in their corner.

Excellent value for the price! ;)

Nov 08, 2018
5/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

1 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: WordPress is great for dedicated users that want to learn how to use it well. It offers a fantastic base CMS that is highly customizable through use of (either free or paid) themes and plug-ins. Like most open systems of this nature, you'll find that more elaborate or automated systems often come with a price tag, but depending on your website needs you may or may not need those - and in many cases the same results can be achieved using low or no cost alternatives but involve a bit more research, time and elbow grease. There are lots of great tutorials and support forums to help you if you have the time to do your homework.

Cons: Because it's so easy to get started, many users struggle when they want to incorporate more advanced features. Also, with such a high adoption rate it's become a "big target" for malicious users and hackers, so staying up to date and using reputable third party plugins is recommended - although it's not always clear which third parties are being kept up to date, and it's unfortunate when a plugin you use regularly stops being supported. In most of those cases though "you get what you pay for".

Overall: Has been a great tool for my team and clients to help build websites for small and some medium size businesses. Great flexibility and power if you know what you're doing - but a more difficult learning curve than some "site builder" services.

Long Live WordPress!

May 15, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: WordPress is a great option for a Web-based software that allows to manage content with a vast amount of add in, plugins and third party features making WordPress one of the top content management software that for sure will help you to create great blogs, websites, e-commerce solutions. Even tho its features are set in a variety of open source and a decent number of freebies complements, you can also choose whether invest in custom content such as themes, plugins, add ins, of develop content using skilled web developers or do it your self with the support of large community of people that for sure will have something to offer to your WordPress Project.

Cons: WordPress has several limitation such as the ability to create custom permission templates using the native built-in features. Cannot create groups or delegate specific access to single users. The e-commerce has a wide range of options but is hard to find something that can fit advance to complex requirements, I do suggest to move forward looking for a third party solution outside of the WordPress universe that allows you to embed content into your WordPress Project. It's easy to build a bad WordPress site since the lack of knowledge can turn your project goals against you, you better invest in a proper training to achieve a successful Web site using WordPress.

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One of the best blogging platforms out there

Oct 23, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Pros: It is one of most comprehensive platforms out there. Many web hosts, many server providers use it as a one-click install for 100% customization, or as part of a program, such as Dreamhost's DreamPress. The ability to customize to one heart's content is a webmaster's dream come true, like this webmaster and developer.

There are a multitude of plugins to help extend the platform, such as social media linking and blogging tools, blog analytics and plugins to allow advertising on the blog. The themes are nearly endless and right down to what a user, developer or webmaster is seeking to make things work.

You can also scale Wordpress to be a CMS or even one's website, they have tools, themes and plugins to make it happen, kind of a like DIY website builder if you want more scaling and customization beyond what is offered by the likes of GoDaddy.

Cons: The interface can be very daunting at times, almost to a fault and to the point where one may want to use a third party platform that can connect into the Wordpress API with just as many features, but in a more easier interface to use, like WYSIWG. Plugins are often not updated as soon as WP brings out a major update to the platform and spam runs rampant despite the slew of anti-spam plugins designed to augment what is likely one of the more weaker anti-spam base platforms out of any blogging tool out there.

Overall: We use it as a pure blogging tool, a way to extend our website beyond a traditional website sense as far as content culling goes. It makes easier for us to syndicate across all platforms without much leg work and open more eyeballs to our content. So far we have had a pretty good experience and it helps that our server provider provides Wordpress as a One-Click Install.

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The best website platform and CMS for SMEs

Oct 09, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: The versatility of WordPress is without doubt the best of any CMS that is available on the web. The out-of-the-box features are enough for small blogs and personal websites, whilst the plugins available are endless.

Themes and plugins are largely free and you can create a fully functioning eCommerce website for next to nothing. The CMS itself makes managing these easy with a clean interface, and there support documentation online is beyond extensive.

If SEO is important to you (and it should be) then WordPress makes DIY search engine optimisation far easier than other CMS platforms. There are plugins that will be guide you through every step with simple explanations.

Cons: The built in spam-detector for blog comments is very basic. It essentially means you can manually audit every comment, or leave yourself open to inevitable bot spam.

Some plugins and themes can also really weigh your site down with increased page size code-wise, and effect site speed and generally bloat your website, so these need to managed carefully.

Overall: WordPress is my go-to website builder for new websites, and all my current personal websites and build in WordPress. Couldn't recommend it enough for small or medium sizes businesses, and especially personal bloggers.

Unless you're running a massive eCommerce store or need excessive third party or API support, WordPress is all you will ever need.

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I love to work with wordpress

Sep 18, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Wordpress makes it simple for article staff and/or your clients to make and deal with their own particular substance for their own sites, leaving just topic outline and improvement and advancement of extraordinary business usefulness up to you. The procedure of which is additionally helped by the tremendous measure of modules accessible for the stage.

Cons: Its fundamental advancements, which feel like they're stuck in the times of PHP4, are likewise not about acceptable with current programming improvement systems and conditions. On the off chance that you need to change the way a locally acquired subject shows a few qualities, you need to physically alter the topic's records, which you need to do again and again in the event that you refresh the topic, on the grounds that Wordpress' snares for programming engineers just won't cut it for generally customisations.

Also, Wordpress additionally doesn't have any idea of MVC-like (or some other) designs for overseeing code and resources and it likewise needs local help for any sort of construct framework like snort, swallow, or webpack.

Overall: I could create custom sites (presentation pages, and also destinations with additional inside and out substance, overseen by an article group) that our clients were then ready to load up with their own substance and that would give them a chance to perform fundamental administration assignments all alone.

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Excellent CMS for website development

Apr 16, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Its wide variety of tools and accessories allows the development of projects of all kinds quickly and with a pleasant visual style.

For free, we can find a variety of templates that can be adapted to any type of development. We can also choose payment templates that provide excellent quality to our websites.

It is not necessary to have advanced programming knowledge, and for this reason, anyone can learn very quickly to use WordPress and develop their own websites or start a business in the area of web development.

wordpress has a huge community of users, so we will find much content on the internet to help us solve any inconvenience we may have.

Multi-users Many users can manage the same website.

The constant updates allow wordpress to constantly improve and to correct possible failures and at the same time worrdpress continues to grow.

In summary, we can say that wordpress is an excellent tool for developing websites of relatively fast quality and without having advanced programming knowledge.

Cons: they present some vulnerabilities since lately it has been affected by attacks, in the same way but we are careful we can be affected by spam, for which we must investigate on how to protect our websites in wordpress.

Requires a level of knowledge half WordPress is not an overly complex platform like others, but neither is it as intuitive as the Drag and Drop web creators.

Although there are templates for all tastes, if you are looking for a completely customized design, it will be necessary to hire the services of a web designer, to which you can transmit your own ideas so that you can create a 100% customized website.

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I have used Wordpress to build all of my sites for 3+ years and it's worked wonders.

Jul 11, 2018
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Once I familiarized myself with the dashboard and all of the controls, Wordpress became super easy to use moving forward. The key features of Wordpress that I love are:

1) The ease to which it installs on a domain. Just install it via your hosting platform and voila!

2) Easy to install and update themes

3) The amount of plugins is phenomenal and there always seems to be just the right one available to fit your specific needs

4) The uptime is great. I've only had a few occurrences of shutdowns due to Wordpress.

Overall I would never consider going to any other website builder. Wordpress + a Great theme is all I require to make my websites look great.

Cons: The worst part about Wordpress is definitely the learning curve of starting out and trying to master the dashboard. It can be entirely overwhelming for a first time website builder if you are doing it yourself.

It took a lot of trial and error to figure out which plugins to use, how to navigate the dashboard, and to find my way around the settings both within the dashboard and the theme customizer.

Overall: I get a lot out of using wordpress. Most notably it helped me get one of my sites pages to the first page in google and now that page earns me money every month. I was able to do this because of Wordpress and certain plugins that enabled me to check SEO and overall strength of my site.

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Very versatile but can be finnicky if you're not a coder

Aug 01, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: It's a solid website platform made for customization and SEO optimization. I've used both .com and .org versions, and they're equally as robust and customer support is prompt. You have a million plugins to choose from and you can either use a theme for your website or code it from scratch.

The pricing is very decent and it's easy to integrate your domain from another hosting provider.

If you're planning on creating a blog, this is an excellent option as it has all sorts of features for formatting, image, video, social media integration. You can also add alt texts for usability.

Overall a great platform if you're prepared to put some work into your website and customize it beyond what other website builders can offer. It's also ideal if you're heavily concerned with optimizing your website to rank high on google.

Cons: When I bought my website earlier this year, there were two dashboards with different options and completely different UIs. It almost looked like a different website and I found myself clicking around trying to get from one to the other.

It's also prone to odd software glitches where things just look out of place for no real reason and all you can do is refresh until it goes back to normal. This happens a lot during Post previews.

For blogging, they could probably let you paste in images and have them appear in the library by now. It's cumbersome having to open media, upload, select, then add an image every single time. I've also had trouble with saving a draft and having it disappear completely until I go back in the posts to retrieve my draft.

Overall: Easy to quickly stand up a website whether for blogging or ecommerce.

Best CMS for a content heavy site

Sep 06, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: As a digital marketer and web developing professional, I have found that Wordpress is the easiest yet flexible CMS I've used. I'm able to create a website, with either a custom or templatized looked, within a few hours. It is the ideal CMS to use when you're building a site for non-developer individuals as it can be built to have a block-like look on the backend and publishing a blog can take literally 5 minutes. The number of plugins available has grown tremendously over the past 5 years, enabling site owners to connect various 3rd party tools and change the look of their site without need to adapt the code.

Cons: While plugins offer a 'simple' way of changing the look of your site, you are much more limited in the design aspect than if you were to use a different CMS, like Drupal or Sitecore. If you're not contracting a web developer to build a custom template for you, you're also limited to the templates they offer ( or buying a template) and creating a website similar to other. While they are beefed up security within the last 2 years, it still have a while to go to meet the standards of other CMS platforms.

Overall: Wordpress has enabled my company to utilize our content better than Drupal ever let us. We have seen an increase in organic traffic and have been able to increase the number of conversions generated by mobile traffic.

Running Two Website on This Amazing Platform

Jul 11, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: Whats not to love? The product conveys bigly. You can make a blog, a site, a site with a blog without doing whatever else than introduce it and run it. You can have it introduced in minutes in most facilitating situations. You would then be able to have modules to do pretty much anything you can consider. It can turn into a completely fledged internet business site with SEO, members, dropship, a social website, there are boundless conceivable outcomes. It is simple to the point that anybody can begin. On the off chance that you at any point keep running into an issue you can rely on having an answer officially reported someplace on the web. And the main this is that it is free

Cons: There isn't an official help group. So you don't have somebody to call when you keep running into an issue. If its all the same to you perusing articles and watching recordings, this shouldn't be an issue. I presently can't seem to discover an issue I can't understand (in the end) with some examination. - Because its open source modules are made by a huge number of individuals and organizations. Which is awesome, in light of the fact that it gives you an assortment. Be that as it may, it additionally is troublesome, in light of the fact that the modules aren't tried together and won't cooperate.

WordPress is a fantastic host site for your blog. Now, you can stop searching and start writing!

Dec 07, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Wordpress is easy to get the hang of, even for tech beginners. I use it for blogging, and then my 11 year old son started his own blog. I love that with WordPress you can personalize your design, but it doesn't consume all your time, so you can do what you really want: write!

I also love the ease of inserting and captioning photos. I am always discovering new things I can do on WordPress and I just found the other day that I can choose multiple photos to display and it will put them on the page like a collage. I also discovered that I can post my podcasts on Wordpress.

This is such a valuable tool if you are in communications! Finally, I love how you can check your stats after posting a blog. It will show you how many people have read it and what parts of the world are enjoying your writing. It was awesome for my 11 year old son to see that he had people in 8 different countries reading his blog. This was way more motivating for him than mom handing him a writing assignment!

Go with WordPress, you will be glad you did.

Cons: I think when I first started with WordPress I didn't have much tech savvy and it was a bit overwhelming initially setting up my account. My advice to those who would fall under this category, just use WordPress templates and let the software do the "heavy lifting" for you on the design side, until you become more comfortable with your abilities. I started out overwhelmed, but I LOVE all the design options now and I am always playing and changing things up.... I have yet to create any national disasters with my fumbling, so I hope that will ease your fears.

Overall: WordPress has given me an awesome format to get my ideas and creative writing "out there." Even though I share my blogs on social media and through emails, I was pleasantly surprised when people I didn't know began to read and like my blogs. WordPress is more than a screen you can use to publish your writing. It is a community of other writers and there is so much you can learn from being a part of it. I hope if you haven't given it a try, you will!

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Wordpress - Functional, Friendly, Great for Beginners

Sep 18, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

2 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I think that starting off in the web design world, this is a great product. It breaks down its interface into several modules that help guide beginners into understanding website development. You can track your daily visitors, edit and publish posts, and change your website layout with the click of a button. If you're not familiar with CSS, HTML, and Javascript, Wordpress offers a great pathway to starting your own site.

Cons: You basically need to pay to play. While it is very user friendly, some of the more advanced features that really help you track your metrics and make your site what you want, don't come until you shell out the money for them. Sure, you can see how many visitors you have, but you can't see how long they stayed at your site. Sure, you can change your website layout at the click of a button, but the customization options are very limited unless you pay for the upgrade. It is a great way for BEGINNERS to create their own site, but it simply isn't as versatile as I would like.

Overall: So far, it's been a great experience working with Wordpress. The customer service has been phenomenal. My only issue is with having to upgrade from the personal plan in order to access some of their better features. I would recommend this as an option for anyone without formal website development experience who is looking to start their own website.

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Best Content Management System(CMS) for new and Experienced blogger

Sep 17, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I have been using this software for over 2 years and my experience has been good. I would recommend this CMS software to other due to these reasons.

- Easy to use( best one for beginners)

- Best for Blog writers ( The word-press is especially designed for blog writers as they can post their content work easily, Yoast plugin helps writers a lot by providing SEO score for every article).

- Few minutes to create a professional sites ( Wordpress takes few minutes to create a best professional website)

- Multiple Plugins ( In wordpress there are lot of plugins are available which can address your problems, some of them are paid and some are free)

Cons: There are various cons of worpress, few of of them are:

- Some plugins doesn't work properly and hamper the overall performance of the website.

- Some things are impossible to do in wordpress as plugins are not available for very services or functions. Or it requires manually coding which is a hard thing for a basic programmer.

Overall: So far my experience has been good as I was able to do all the things in wordpress. Being a blogger and content writer Wordpress has been a best platform for me as I can manage blog easily. Moreover, I can change theme of the website very easily with zero effort. Due to yoast and other plugins I can do SEO with an ease and get more traffic to my blog

We use this software to place our company websites there.

Mar 30, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I like how simple it is for your installation and administration process. It is easy to load new components such as templates or integration accessories. Using MySQL as your Database manager helps the application to be very light and work quickly. Besides its compatibility with Apache is very good, to be able to administer the sites easily. It has very useful editing functions that work in all browsers. When we have installed it on our servers, it is very quick to start it up. We have tried to empty backups on it and they also work very well. In addition to its simple to set up web pages, you do not need to be a great developer to create a good site. The wide availability of templates, in addition to its modernity, help you save time and speed up work. Numerous sites with professional template sales are available, which significantly increases the variety of options. We liked its facility to integrate with systems like mailChimp, to send subscriptions emails.

Cons: I do not like your security, I feel that it should improve since I notice it very basic, especially the administration login. The automatic update activated by default can be positive, but if something goes wrong can cause damage to the website, I think it must be the user who decides to have this option activated. It should improve and be more explanatory at the time it shows the errors in the pages, since it should take you where the error occurs, it would also be useful to indicate in which browser the error occurred.

Overall: We have managed to activate several websites of our company very easily and in a very short time with a professional quality.

Experienced Web Publication Practitioner Assessment

May 21, 2018
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: Some context: I started using Blogger for publishing in 2004. I've published more than 5,000 editorial posts on that CMS platform. I've used Wordpress since 2011 to create multiple publications (blogs and microsites). A novice can get started and experiment with the basic capabilities on Wordpress.com for free (highly recommended). Note, the version of Wordpress that you 'host' on a service provider site or on your own server has essentially the same features. I've found this publishing platform to be very flexible for a variety of use cases. If you're not a web designer, you'll really appreciate the benefits of the Wordpress templates. I recommened exploring the free and 'paid' templates before selecting one for your publication project.

Cons: Like any full-featured CMS platform, there is an investment in time and effort required to learn the capabilities. While I've found the user interface to be intuitive (to me), I've been told that less experienced users find the extent of the Wordpress initial configuration requirements to be daunting. That's why if you plan to use the software on your site and customize a template to your requirements, then I highly recommend creating a free account on Wordpress.com to essentially trial the product.

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If you don't use WordPress, you're crazy

Nov 13, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: I love WordPress. I've been building websites using WP since 2009. I first tested it out as a blogging platform with a few (sitename).wordpress.com blogs. Then I got into using it at a company I interned at in 2012, then used it at another company I built websites for in 2015. I now use WordPress exclusively for my own business which I started in 2016.

WordPress is flexible, you can really do so much with it. You can also customise it to suit your needs. It's open-source, so you can, if you need custom development done, hire a developer and get into the core code to create what you need.

If you are DIY'ing, WordPress is great for that as well. Install a page builder, and you've got an entirely new world open to you. You can connect all sorts of systems to it, from Google Analytics and email marketing software, to spam blockers and security systems. You can run your business website for large and small businesses using WordPress.

It's robust, and it's the only platform I recommend to people, ever.

Cons: It's not the most beginner-friendly option for a website. But YouTube has excellent tutorials. And learning about this stuff is the way forward for many people. (Entrepreneurs, I'm looking at you.)

Never would I have thought that building a cutting edge website could be so easy!

Sep 19, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: In the past I had attempted build personal websites to showcase my personal portfolio, but I always ran into hurdles I couldn't overcome as a result of my lack of knowledge for web development.

The creation of Wordpress changed that.

Now with the easy to use interface and endless number of themes and plugins that are created to provide a specific service or action for your website, I have been able to easilr build a professional looking website that I would have been able to do otherwise. Finding and learning Wordpress has really taken my professional online presence to the next level, and I'm not quire sure what I would do without it.

Cons: As someone who has tried various methods of building a website, I can say that any frustrations I have pale in comparison with what I've experienced with Wordpress.

Sure, there will always be a bit of a learning curve, but building a site with Wordpress has to be one of the least frustrating experiences I've had when building my presence online. With that said, I've got nothing to complain about regarding what they've provided to their user base.

Overall: Again, in the past, building a website was a nightmare. With Wordpress, that changed almost over night. The easy of use, available themes, and plugins to support your specific needs make building a website a breeze compared to what it used to be.

I would highly recommend Wordpress to anyone looking to build a website, whether its for business or personal use.

Great features, but the templates aren't promising.

Aug 03, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: I used Wordpress at a previous employer for the company's website. The interface makes it very easy to use and with very minimal research or education on websites, you can make updates with Wordpress to text, hyperlinks, and images. The feature I love the most is how you can track your site visitors by location for free. I've used this feature to help the sales team break into a new market in the UK that we didn't know had interest in us. With lots of pre-built themes in place, you can have a professional-looking website in no time as a beginner. And if you do have some web design education, you can manipulate the theme by adding in additional coding and make your site even better or more personalized.

Cons: What I dislike the most about Wordpress is that the themes don't always look as expected when they're applied to our site. One of the things that Wordpress is known for and the reason why people use Wordpress is because it allows them to build a nice site as a beginner. But there have been times when I chose a theme that I loved and it looked completely different on my site. Trying to get the site to look the way that I expected it to is very frustrating and really defeats the purpose of using Wordpress.

The Best CMS available Period

Nov 14, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: very versatile, you can build whatever you need for a medium business or artistic group. There are so many plugins available (free and paid) which save you from reinventing the wheel. I did sites for Events Organization with ticket sales, eCommerce, Musician, Export Company, Learning Management, the list goes on and on. Everything in Wordpress. It is very stable and there are tools to manage the upgrade cycle easily in one central dashboard.

Cons: It is widely known, so there are a lot of hacker attacks. I have excellent Security Software that always prevented any issues, but it's annoying to see people automatically attacking over and over. I really don't have any other issues with WordPress. The training they offer online and at conferences is outstanding.

Overall: I love the WP community, people are very helpful. You can find solutions to almost anything for free online and if you are a customer of a paid plugin, support will be extremely helpful to assist and solve questions. My experience in the last year has been nothing but excellent with this system. If I ever did not get the best out of it or wasted time, it was by trying to save money with plugins and doing it the free way. I can hardly blame WP for this. If you are willing to spend some money, chances are you can solve any business need you may have for a small or midsized business.

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Swiss Army Knife of the CMS world - with caveats!

Oct 23, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Easy access to individual elements of the website you'd like to design or modify.

Incredibly robust - having some basic experience with cPanel/phpMyAdmin means you pretty much can't break your site no matter how far off the reservation you want to go.

Lots of options for working on the site - native phone and tablet apps mean it's easy to update or edit content untethered from a computer.

Cons: You're locked into a design - themes are modular but can't generally be customized on a visual level.

The software still seems to be rooted toward a social interaction model - blog posts and comments. Wordpress has far exceeded the original concept (and web design in general

has moved away from a blog-audience interaction idea) but you'll need to disable, remove from CSS style sheets, and otherwise hack around a bit to get something more like a static webpage.

Overall: This is good stuff. If you want to get deep into theme design, you can. If you want to run a blog, you're there. Plugins and such exist to hack in pretty much any functionality you'd need.

Also, the software is constantly being updated and improved upon and has really improved within the past 4-5 years in substantive ways.

You can go as deep as you want, but it is transparent depth. Novices can get online and start posting content to the web in an afternoon.

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A honest review on WordPress

Nov 28, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: WordPress is one of the easiest web development platforms to use, whether your web-dev skill ranking is noob, or you have the proficiency to work at Silicon Valley. One great point of WordPress is easy-to-use and easy-to-reach one click install themes which are not only responsive to any screen size, but are breathtaking to look at, and cut across several projects. Almost every needed web development project has a pre-made customizable theme, free or paid, depending on how far you like to venture, waiting for you to discover.

Cons: Most WordPress projects exhibit slow loading speeds, and if you do not know the required plugins to use, or how to rewrite codes to boost page speeds, you might lose a lot on SEO.

Also, if you aren't knowledgeable enough, installing a WordPress script might just give someone with dark intents easy access into your project and utilities without realizing it. As much as WordPress is fun, it's also one of the most vulnerable platforms.

Overall: I will still recommend WordPress anytime and any day, especially for those who are either too lazy or just want to dabble into web dev for fun. Woocommerce is definitely one easy to use online shop plugin, there are thousands of sweet themes for your blog, company, church, school website design. It's fabulous.

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There is a reason that 30% of the web is using WordPress

Nov 02, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: WordPress is versatile, extensible, easy to write plugins and themes for, and very easy for those that maybe don't know much about websites at all which is my favorite part to provide to my clients. On top of it all, WordPress is doing a great job at staying ahead of the curve and "changing with the times" with their most recent version utilizing much more modern front-end languages than a lot of the competition which is still pushing around the same old PHP code; And that is coming from a person who made a living with PHP for a long time...

Cons: My least favorite part about WordPress would be how difficult it can be sometimes to extend. The core functions are sometimes a little slower than just writing your own queries / functions. But, if you know what you're doing then it's still the top dog of content management systems to provide to your end users.

Overall: I use WordPress nearly every single day, even on weekends, and I have provided numerous clients with a website using WordPress as a CMS. A number of those clients came from a website that they simply could not update at all on their own and they are usually completely blown away by how easy it is to edit their own website when I'm done. WordPress just gets better too with all of their staff staying on top of innovation and modern practices.

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As a former online marketing and website designer, Wordpress is my go-to platform!

Dec 13, 2017
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I love the flexibility of Wordpress - knowing that if I want something to happen with a website, it can likely be done with Wordpress, whether that's through a plugin that currently exists or by hiring one of the thousands of developers that work with Wordpress daily.

I also love that if clients don't like their designer / website host or anybody else, they can take their Wordpress site with them - they don't have to worry about someone not being able to help maintain their website, as there are plenty of people that are able to help.

I love that it's open source and if someone is interested in doing more management themselves, they can find great resources for that!

Cons: The only dislike for me is the number of plugins and/or themes that are not maintained or simply written with poor code. In the economy of open source, you don't always 'get what you pay for,' and you might need a little know-how (or hire someone) in order to make sure you're getting a good plugin or theme.

Overall: Wordpress helps me easily manage multiple websites without having to worry about coding correctly or other complicated issues. I am able to easily update several websites in minutes without having to contact someone to help me login to a server or update the sites for me. I love it!

Top Notch Option For A Website CMS

Oct 10, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: WordPress is bar none the top choice for building a website. Between the endless options for customization, the ease of use for novice users, and the overwhelming support and documentation, even a beginner can build the site they would like to have the world see. And if you're a developer - it's like being a kid in a candy store, with even more options if you're willing to get your hands dirty in the PHP files!

I should also note, this review is for the core WordPress.org download and install - not for any paid themes or hosting or such. That being said, WordPress stands on its own in terms of both quality and quantity.

Cons: The biggest problem as with any large CMS with plugins is the occasional incompatibility between plugins and themes or plugins and plugins - this is expected, and really the biggest reason why it's a good idea to have a professional at least oversee what you're doing in case something goes wrong.

Overall: WordPress installation makes it a LOT easier to manage website content without having to rewrite every static part of the site on each page - sure, it results in a little code bloat, but for the time it saves, especially when the website has a blog, it's totally worth it! And it's not like there isn't a plugin or htaccess tweak to take care of THAT as well ;)

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WordPress makes building some of the most complicated sites cost effective.

Jan 30, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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Pros: Most of our clients are people who need help with their WordPress website after they've been taken for a ride by the likes of Wix, Shopify, or Squarespace.

Click-together websites are just meant for VERY basic sites if you're not serious about your business. What you really need is WordPress. If you need to run a store, install the free WooCommerce plugin to get that functionality.

WordPress is EXTREMELY easy to manage, and it's EXTREMELY configurable. That's why it powers around 1/4 of the entire internet.

Cons: The code under the hood is a HUGE disaster. I would never consider hiring an engineer who writes such terrible code. It's formless, much of it isn't even using classes, let alone namespaces, and the WordPress team refuses to let anyone refactor it.

The WordPress Core team is so inundated with bureaucracy that they don't see clean code is something that belongs in their codebase. I'm not saying that out of spite. I'm saying it because it's true.

I'm shocked that WordPress even runs as "smoothly" as it does. (That's in quotes because with enough plugins it'll start slowing down tremendously. However, a properly-built system should mitigate most of those issues so it can handle far more code.)

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Been Using For years- Very Happy

Oct 19, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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Pros: I've used Wordpress for my own blog(s) and while writing for others using this platform.

It's easy to use, comes with a variety of free themes you can customize and it's great for beginners to more advanced site owners.

I love that you can customize everything, including the role of specific people (i.e. writer/editor/admin/subscriber, etc).

It's easy to upload a theme, customize it and manually add whatever plugins you need to keep things running smoothly and in line with your style. You can change your design as often as you'd like as the themes that do come with a cost are usually pretty reasonable. New plugins come along constantly and you can choose them right from your WP dashboard where you'll see reviews, downloads and whether or not they're routinely updated.

You also get a "preview" feature that allows you to see how your site is coming along as you design it (before publishing). Wordpress updates itself pretty frequently so you always have the most efficient version.

Overall, this is an excellent way to build just about any type of website for your unique needs. Whether it's for personal or business reasons, it's come a long way and only continues to grow and expand.

Cons: So far, I'm not experiencing any cons. I guess I would suggest that WP has some videos in the dashboard that walk the user through specific issues (such as changing something that isn't in the theme's default format).

Overall: I've loved using Wordpress and will continue to do so. It's a great tool regardless of the reason you're using it.

The ultimate website builder both for newbies and professionals

Nov 21, 2018
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Wordpress is a website building tool, very popular, that could be easily used to create custom sites.

It is a flexible tool that turns all your content, images, videos into a functional website. It of WordPress lets you turn your content, images, video and more into a functional website.

WordPress is available in two different versions, WordPress.com which is the fully-hosted version and WordPress.org, the self-hosted one.

WordPress.com manages the hosting for you, but it has some restrictions on the type of plugins you can add on your website and it doesn't offer the possibility to manage your hosting specification. WordPress.org is extremely flexible instead. It offers you the ultimate control of you site facing with all the technical aspects of the website.

It has a large number of plugins that allows dealing with almost every visual and functional aspect of your website.

It has a large community, which means that you will always find a way to learn more about WordPress use, tricks and best-practices. There are tons of online classes and tutorials. It offers many theme and templates, both free and paid.

It is affordable.

Cons: WordPress can do so much and for this reason it has a high learning curve that might cause some headache.

The pros actually outweigh the cons.

Overall: I am actually using WordPress.com for my personal website and I can't do without it. The extreme flexibility of WordPress makes it the perfect tool both for beginners and for more experienced website builders.

An excellent platform for blogs and even for an online sales site, with thousands of plugins availab

Oct 26, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Wordpress always surpasses all other platforms. It is a highly extensible, editable and customizable blogging platform. It is possible to access thousands of third-party plugins that are integrable modules to Wordpress, and that really make it a work of care, such as tables and entries, customer queries, site statistics for visits to users, various improvements in page loading speed, help in search engine optimization With Wordpress, you can start small, develop it gradually, and add everything you need to run a successful online business while controlling and owning it. Many great text and video tutorials are available online to help novices create attractive and well-designed websites.

Cons: In my experience, the main disadvantage of Wordpress is the lack of an integrated page authoring tool. In fact, relying on exclusive plugin page generators is not the best way to ensure the long-term viability of a website.

Overall: I use WordPress exclusively for more than 3 years. I manage all my blogs and sites on Wordpress, generating huge traffic monthly, on smaller niches sites. Working as part of Wordpress offers, and more on content and development. I like Wordpress because it is easy to use, affordable and I can find online support easily.

If Google is the king of search engines then WordPress is the king of website creation

Jun 13, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: I was introduced to WordPress when I first started my career, with no prior knowledge of how it worked. Although it seemed a little overwhelming at first it ended up being much easier than expected; in less than a year I had already become comfortable navigating my way around the back-end of our website. WordPress has an endless number of themes, styles, and features you can modify to fit he needs of your website. It also has great band-width to handle multiple plug-ins and is suitable to handle most third-party applications. Whenever I run into a problem I can almost always find an answer from someone else who has had a similar issue online and/or seek out advice for the WordPress community forum. Because application is so prominently used today, you can also check to see if there are any MeetUp groups available to you in your area to help you find more information on how to utilize your WordPress site to its full potential.

Cons: For those who would like to start using the free version of WordPress, keep in mind that you only have 3GB storage space. Make sure that your images and file sizes are optimized before uploading them onto your website.

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WordPress is simply the standard for a reason

Sep 08, 2018
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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Pros: It's hard to say everything I like. My entire business is built around WordPress. It's one of the most powerful platforms to build websites on, and that's proven by the fact that nearly a third of all websites use some form of WordPress.

The WordPress core is stable and secure, and there are tens of thousands of plugins (not all good, of course) available to do almost anything you could want. It's powerful, flexible, and has a large and talented group of developers working around the globe on it all the time.

Cons: WordPress has never been the easiest platform to use for my clients. I provide training for them, and they get it pretty quickly. But it could use some cleaning up of the interface to make it flow better. The admin can get a bit bogged down by inconsistent standards among plugin developers, and there seems to be no central requirements for this. As a result, menus can get complicated, notifications are all over the place, etc.

Overall: I love WordPress. It's worth the time getting to know it. I use it every hour of the day and wouldn't trade it for anything. My clients love it to once they learn where everything is. I just wish they would modernize the admin area a bit and make it easier to keep clean without installing plugins.