WordPress

WordPress

4.5 / 5 3035 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

Anyone creating or requiring a modern web presence.


Average Ratings

3035 Reviews
  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall
  • 4 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 4 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    Not provided by vendor
  • 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

  • Analytics
  • Collaborative Writing
  • Comment Moderation
  • File Sharing
  • Group Posting
  • Post Management
  • Search
  • WYSIWYG Rich Text Editing
  • Approval Process Control
  • Document Management
  • Indexing
  • Permission Management
  • Rich Text Editor
  • Rule Based Publishing
  • Search
  • SEO Management
  • Template Creation
  • Version Control
  • Auto Update
  • Content Import / Export
  • Drag & Drop
  • Invoices
  • Landing Pages / Web Forms
  • Newsletter Management
  • Online Booking
  • Online Store Builder
  • Real Time Editing
  • SEO
  • Surveys
  • Templates

WordPress Reviews Recently Reviewed!


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
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Value for Money
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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
Value for Money
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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
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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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!

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
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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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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If you are someone who seeks to do things with quality, Wordpress is what you are looking for.

Jul 18, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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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
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
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.

About as you would expect from a software that's leading an industry it wasn't designed for

Jul 06, 2018
3/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
2 / 5
Features & Functionality
Likelihood to Recommend: 6.0/10 Not
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Pros: Wordpress makes it very easy for editorial staff and / or your customers to create and manage their own content for their own websites, leaving only theme design & development and development of special business functionality up to you. The process of which is also helped by the vast amount of plugins available for the platform. It's easy and efficient to create custom themes & functionality for Wordpress based websites and support is never far away thanks to the massive adoption-base it has.

Cons: The fact that Wordpress, at its core, still wants to be about blogging hinders its development. If it was reworked with the integration of custom content types & landing pages in mind, development of websites that aren't blogs (which is probably the majority of websites Wordpress is powering at this time) would go much easier.
Its underlying technologies, which feel like they're stuck in the days of PHP4, are also not nearly up-to-par with modern software development frameworks and environments. If you want to change the way a store-bought theme displays some values, you have to manually edit the theme's files, which you have to do over and over again if you update the theme, because Wordpress' hooks for software developers just won't cut it for most customisations.
Wordpress also doesn't have any concept of MVC-like (or any other) patterns for managing code & assets and it also lacks native support for any kind of build-system like grunt, gulp, or webpack.
In short: Wordpress is held back by its blogging roots and its resilience to acknowledging more modern approaches to web development.

Overall: I was able to develop custom websites (landing pages, as well as sites with more in-depth content, managed by an editorial team) that our customers were then able to fill with their own content and that would let them perform basic management tasks on their own.

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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
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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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
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros:
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.

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.

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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
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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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
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Value for Money
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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
Overall
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
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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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.

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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 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

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
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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

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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
Customer Support
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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Versatile, Highly customizable and it's Free

May 27, 2018
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
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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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Wordpress Empowers Your Content

Aug 02, 2018
5/5
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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.

Best CMS out there!

Apr 21, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
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4 / 5
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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!

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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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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
Customer Support
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.

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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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
Customer Support
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.

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
Customer Support
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

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.

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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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
Customer Support
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.

Running Two Website on This Amazing Platform

Jul 11, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
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.

Easy to use and customize

May 08, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: WordPress, when self hosted, is versatile and allows for a completely customized solution for a website including blogs, informational sites and econmerce. Developing for WordPress is streamlined as is uses standard php structured language and custom themes poweeed by the WP framework creates infinitely possibilities for a website. It is so widely used that we now have more connected 3rd party services and plugins to further expand the site's capabilities. It's a relatively easy platform to maintain and it's interface is easy to use and navigate, compared to other similar CMS platforms. It's portability makes for a great platform (or: hanging hosts, themes, etc) and when a site has been coded and set up properly, it can remain safe and functional for a long time.

Cons: Being as large and widely used as WP is, and it keeps growing, it has also become a highly targeted platform for hackers and spammers. This is easy to combat as you know what you're doing or have someone to manage this for you but it's become very important to monitor the platform regularly because of the pure total security holes. In fairness, security vulnerabilities tend to be due to either the number of plugins installed, lack of security measures taken, and neglect.

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
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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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Easy Content Management System for smaller web sites, but better options are available.

May 08, 2018
3/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
1 / 5
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Pros: The user interface is easy to use and plenty of support available through user forums. Content can be done either trough a UI or by entering html code. This ability is useful when you want to have more control to the way the content is presented on a web page.

Cons: My experience was that WP is extremely slow when working in the back-end - in my opinion, something to do with the connection to the database. After re-building the same content through another CMS, the speed issue was resolved.

As I needed more advanced features on my web sites, I don't like the UI - sure, its easy for the general public and less advanced web sites like blogging, but I was frequently at a point where I couldn't do what I wanted to. Other CMS' offered more granularity on what could be put where on the layout. In my opinion, WP layout are limited in this regard.

With WP, you can't save a current page as a copy, for example when posting daily or weekly articles with the same metadata. Each page need to be created fresh from the start.

Overall: I didn't get any benefits. I have migrated all my WP sites to another CMS.

Depending on your goal, WP is a good option, definitely in the top 3 CMS' because of its ease of use and wide implementation. But if you need more options, more features for your web site, look at one of the other CMS'.

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Running a blog on Wordpress.com isn't as effective as running it on your own site, but still good.

Jun 14, 2018
3/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
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Pros: Wordpress.com simplifies the whole blogging process, but by doing so you are limited in so many ways from what you can do with it on your own. As I have enough skills to tweak and set up Wordpress, my review doesn't favor Wordpress.com blogs because they don't give you the flexibility to really stretch Wordpress out.

But in a way that is the benefit of using a blog, for those who are overwhelmed by hosting and updating and making sure their own Wordpress install works. You can install most plugins, but when it comes to running a business on Wordpress.com, it's simply not strong.

For simply blogging content and getting the word out, it's not a bad platform, they support you well and you don't have to worry about servers or tech. At it's best, this is a good blogging platform, to generate content.

Cons: You don't have the flexibility to do good SEO on Wordpress.com, or at least not as well as on your own server. Design is somewhat limited, like any platform designed to simplify things you are in a template driven environment so you can't really make it unique, or your own.

The ability to turn this into a business, more than just a blogging platform, is limited, though if you are just looking for a content platform, this is solid and free of tech headaches.

The biggest drawback is when you want to grow our customize, it's hard to do on Wordpress.com. Any simple platform will have this drawback, it's not really scalable though that may not matter for the many who choose it, as when it fulfills its functions as a publishing platform only, it's a solid cohice.

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
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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
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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.

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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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
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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!

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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.)

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
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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.

Wordpress Revolutionized My Blog and Website

Jan 11, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Wordpress is incredibly flexible when you self-host the site you can add almost anything you want thanks to an array of plugins that allow it do just about anything you can imagine. Whether you are a hobby blogger, a content creator, or managing an ecommerce site, Wordpress can be tailored to your needs.

Cons: Using Wordpress is like using any other open-source solution: you have to be mindful of security, update everything (not just Wordpress but all the plugins) consistently, be diligent about good password hygiene, and so forth. I've only had one very minor security in my 11 years using Wordpress and it may not have even been Wordpress's fault! That's the problem, no one could tell me where the vulnerability was. But once I cleaned my site, updated everything (Wordpress, Theme, all plugins) to current versions and installed better passwords, along with a better security (malware detection/removal) for my site, then the problem was dealt with, and hasn't returned. So was my site vulnerable because of Wordpress? Because of my theme? Because of an outdated plugin? Again, no one could say. But the lesson I learned, every Wordpress user should take to heart: be diligent about updates and security.

Wordpress, why are you so finicky?

Jun 09, 2017
3/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
2 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: If your website has a blog component, word press probably is the best available. And, considering a majority of websites do host blogs, most people have probably had some experience with it or will need to use it. Even without much background in using this kind of program, most people should be able to muddle through it. It's pretty straightforward, there won't be many surprises.

Cons: On the face of it, word press is supposed to be easy to customize. while you can do some customization, it is so tricky and glitchy for the average user, it's tremendously frustrating to use. Even just to simply make formatting changes in a blog post, you can often end up with errant little bits of code that come out of nowhere, change the look of what you're trying to do, and not let you change anything back. Although you shouldn't need to know how to write code, if you don't, You will almost certainly be stuck at some point, unable to change something and having no idea why the program is not responsive. Even something as simple as text alignment can go completely haywire, seemingly for no reason. For something that supposed to be user-friendly, it can be incredibly unfriendly a lot of the time.

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The most popular CMS for many reasons - we live and breathe WordPress!

May 11, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Where to start? WordPress is a great entry level to advanced solution for building and maintaining websites. You can use WordPress.com for a simple hosted website and you can choose your own theme and install plugins for extra functionality. Or, you can install the WordPress software onto your own hosting and take it to the next level. There are 1000's of free and paid WP themes and even more plugins that'll give you the look and functionality that you're looking for. With a HUGE online community, you can find the answers that you're looking for to scale and customize as needed.

Cons: Like SquareSpace or Weebly, the hosted WordPress.com version allows you to create a site easily but lacks a lot of functionality and options. The self-hosted WordPress version is DIY so depending on what you're trying to do, can be easy or may require a designer or programmer to the get everything just right. Security is always an issue with WordPress but that's mainly because it's so popular - WordPress does a great job detecting and providing updates so as long as you keep your WordPress installation up to date, you'll be pretty safe.

Overall: We build WordPress sites and solutions on a daily basis.

Wordpress is a great platform for beginners

Apr 27, 2018
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Wordpress is flexible. Web content changes a lot, and there is always something new and different that people want to do with their website, or blog, or whatever. That means keeping up requires a platform that can handle lots of different things. Wordpress has the codebase and user community to adapt as things progress. In this way, it is superior to some other CMS platforms I've used.

Wordpress is also pretty awesome when it comes to problem-solving. Guaranteed, there is someone else who has had the same problem (or idea) as you, so finding existing solutions can really save a lot of time and effort. A number of forums and resources exist for Wordpress, so it would be hard to really, truly get stuck on something.

Lastly, Wordpress is powerful and valuable. Yes, hosting will never be free, but this is a quality CMS for nothing (unless you go with the easy premade templates, in which case pricing is decent). It might take some tinkering to make the site just like you want, but you can do it, and without spending a dime on complex web design software.

Cons: While Wordpress is flexible, it's not the most elegant CMS I've used. Sometimes finding just the right setting, or changing exactly what you want is not straightforward. On top of that, the dizzying array of plugins can sometimes feel a bit hackneyed. There are sometimes dozens of options that all seem to do the same thing, which is inconvenient and at times annoying. This is my least favorite part of Wordpress. There are absolute mountains of themes, plugins, assets, templates, and anything else you could need. While this is nice, some curation of the platform would be nice (without paying someone to do it).

Overall: Wordpress is a valuable, flexible, consistent CMS that is capable of quite a lot. It's the swiss army knife of CMS platforms.

THE Platform for Website Building

Jan 15, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Wordpress is always changing, making better updates, more compatibility, etc.

My absolute favorite thing about Wordpress.org is how easy it is to use modular plugins and themes. Where I work, Wordpress is literally the only platform that we build cutting-edge Websites on. Since this is not a review for plugins, I will not mention the plugin we use on Wordpress.

Wordpress is constantly updating their platform with new and improved ways to build websites. I love how easy it is to install on ANY domain you own. Wordpress is famous for it's 5 minute install, but you'd be lucky if it's even that! It only takes about 10-20 seconds to install on your domain.

And best of all? The Wordpress.org files are FREE to use!!

Cons: Honestly there is not much I don't like. Wordpress used to be VERY hard to operate, you have to have extensive knowledge of PHP, script, etc to make it functional and look great. Now with the use of millions of plugins, website has never been easier.

Overall: We have been able to take projects that used to take a week and shorten them into a single day. The time we have saved by switching to Wordpress has been astounding. And remember, it's free!

Any site on WordPress is launched and configured very quickly

Aug 10, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: I have been dealing with sites created on CMS WordPress for more than 10 years and I am pleased to see how the system develops. For example, I remember how there were difficulties with updating the system, now it's all done almost automatically. The second plus is the availability of a large number of useful articles about this CMS, so if you have questions, you can solve them almost instantly. Well, the system of plug-ins pleases. First, there are a lot of standard plug-ins, and secondly, it's not so difficult to develop a new one.

Cons: WordPress uses global variables everywhere and for everything. It would seem that this is not bad, but in fact it is very inconvenient and I have to avoid it whenever possible. This is not my personal thought, this statement is described in detail in a variety of articles and is not something new or surprising for an experienced programmer. Briefly, global variables can be changed at any point in the program, which can affect the operation of other parts of the program. For this reason, global variables have unlimited potential for creating mutual dependencies, which leads to the complication of the program. Global variables also make integration of modules difficult, because the code written earlier can contain global variables with the same names as in the plug-in. Of course, if you use only the built-in modules, this serious problem will not concern you. But I'm developing complex projects, so I often have to deal with these variables.

I have built two of my most profitable website with word pres, easy to use and to get successful

Jul 26, 2018
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The program editions system , specifically finding the ninja forms for creating a new website is quite reliable. I built two websites in word press and used the paid ninja forms and some of the plugins to create the forms and instead of spending my time to learn the coding, it was very smooth to use WordPress to build the same strategy as well the access to the google ads to find the matches for the customers through the search engine is also quite sophisticated. Basically to use the WordPress is saving the time and starting the online business faster and in professional way

Cons: there are certainly several features which needs to be added especially some of the plugins which does very small jobs requires huge amount of payments. WordPress is also not familiar with some of the payment providers which does not support the WordPress to integrate their payment system into the WordPress created websites which was the most terrible accident happened to me that I used one of the payment providers to integrate into my website and in the end i was supposed to create any ninja form to be able to integrate my payment provider into my website.

Overall: I am user of WordPress more than 1 year not only from the financial perspective but from the learning the it skills is also main benefit i have from using the WordPress

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Easy to Learn, Great to Scale With

Aug 07, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Whether you're writing a personal blog or building your company's website, Wordpress is the way to go. There are so many integrations, themes and support articles. Plus, you can create your own blog on a Wordpress domain for free or use your hosting subscription to create a free Wordpress install (or choose a paid Wordpress.com plan). It is so easy to get a beginner started using Wordpress and it's a skill they'll most likely need for other jobs. Then you can get more complexity out of Wordpress where you need it in terms of custom designs, plug-ins, integrations, etc. We personally build 75% of our websites for clients on Wordpress because it's so well known and so easy to manipulate.

Cons: If you do want to go beyond the basics, you'll need some technical knowledge in HTML / CSS and perhaps PHP and beyond! And there can be a lot to learn here, meaning you may need to hire a professional to build a custom website for you.

Other than that, I can't think of any other disadvantages.

Overall: When we need to build an inexpensive, beautiful website, we choose Wordpress. It helps our clients get an easy to update website with a great style.

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I use this software frequently and it is ideal to create and manage web platforms

Jun 29, 2018
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Is an excellent content management platform that allows you to create websites in a simple way, one of its best strengths is the practice with the use of custom templates, which is an extremely useful tool for all amateur users without any knowledge in the creation or modification of websites. In addition, the plugins allow repowering the content you want to add on the website to expand the creativity and originality of it according to the objective you want, for example, turning the website into an electronic store is really simple and practical. The most incredible thing is that you can use the wordpress templates on another personal website.

Cons: This software works with less capacity for personalization of designs, which sometimes results in a less professional image of the website, so it is not recommended for business pages, in the same way the templates tend to be simple so if desired a specific personalized style is recommended to hire an expert

Overall:
I have been self-taught with this software and it has allowed me to expand my knowledge in the creation and management of websites which has helped me in my work environment

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Best tool for website development, easy to use and configure

Jul 30, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: WordPress is one of my favorite tool for web development. This is great CMS and is suited for almost all needs. Most of all website we developed uses WordPress CMS. What I liked the most is that it has all the plugins available for all needs. Website SEO had made hassle free with the development of websites with WordPress. In fact all the websites that are static in nature are developed using this CMS by us. We really love their open source concept and contribute to the code community. Its a really great CMS and most popular among developers due to its ease of use and simplicity in developing websites. More over the plugin repos are up to date and is secure with latest updates.

Cons: The main problem that we face is that connecting to a mobile app is very hard and WordPress cannot be used as a back end if there is a mobile app needed by the client. Also we face a slowness on the new updated version as compared to the old ones (4.9.x). WordPress is a great tool no doubt on it but there are some areas that are to be explored by them so that it can be used as a common tool for custom software development.

Overall: We develop websites using WordPress CMS, and its easy to customize as per the client needs. Also its free so we can maintain our costs also. More over the community is awesome.

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Understanding Child Themes has changed how I feel about WordPress. It's awesome.

May 10, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: I used to think Wordpress was only good for a few niche builds, but since child themes, I feel like I finally have the control that I need to customize a an installation while providing updates without breaking the production site.

When a client needs functionality behind a login portal / paywall or simply wants to be able to update their own content, WordPress is usually my first go to. There is a huge community of plugins. There is a lot of documentation online and troubleshooting through stack overflow.

Cons: Sometimes a WordPress site can be a bit bloated and heavy on load times. This is more of an issue with plugins and users than with the CMS itself however. Most developers could get in there and fix it however it would be nice to see more control over plugin load order per page via the backend so general users could help keep their page load times down.
What else can I say?
There isn't much to dislike about a free CMS that has complete flexibility....

Overall: integrated contact form handlers is a huge plus. I am able to prototype a usable CMS for a client much faster and custom theme it using child themes.

Great for novice and pro website builders

Jul 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: I love the fact that it is straightforward and simple enough for a complete newb to make a professional looking website, but it also has so many options for a professional to make something truly amazing. I use Wordpress for all of my websites and have grown quite a bit from just using the software and learning as I go along. Whether I am creating a blog, a static website or an e-commerce page there are a multitude of themes and plugins to create the kind of site I need.

Cons: I like so much about Wordpress it is difficult to find a con. I think it would be that it is easy to become overwhelmed with the sheer number of possibilities when it comes to themes and plugins that it is easy to go too far and try to make something that is more than what I need. I have to remind myself to step back and only include what I need for now, that I can expand later.

Overall: I am able to quickly and easily create professional-looking websites for our many business projects and have been able to grow in my ability to utilize the software better over the years. Wordpress is easy to update and customize in just about any way I can think of.

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Great Platform for Blogging

Jun 18, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: While the entirety of our website utilizes WordPress, I primarily use it for our blog. With the addition of the Fusion Builder plugin, blogging is incredibly easy. WordPress itself offers an immense amount of options and functionality that put other platforms (of the same scope) to shame. It does have somewhat of a steep learning curve, but they do a really good job walking you through the basics. If you're looking to build a professional-looking blog that doesn't require immense amounts of coding/html knowledge, WordPress is where it's at.

Cons: Plugins can be a total disaster for the entire site if you're not careful. WordPress is incredibly versatile and open. Unfortunately it doesn't do much in the way of letting you know what to use, what not to use, and how to react accordingly. While I can't totally fault WP on this, it would certainly be nice if they had more of a filtering presence on the plugin scene. I can't count how many times I or someone else has added a plugin that has brought our site to a halt, or erased a day's worth of work.

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WordPress powers my business. There is a bit of a learning curve, but it is nice to have control

Oct 13, 2017
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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Pros: WordPress is a useful, powerful tool for creating a web presence. The concept is simple enough, but with so many plug ins and themes it does take some time to learn the full potential. Knowing what a program like WordPress is abstracting under the hood makes it pretty amazing it is as easy to learn as it is. There are tons of free and paid themes that have their own quirks, then there are tons of plug ins, as well. Overall, it is a very vital piece of my business.
There are now even easier tools that abstract even more of the web site building details, but I like having the control that WordPress affords.

Cons: There isn't a lot not to like. Yes, there is a learning curve to getting sites off the ground, but they can be hosted anywhere and you have a ton of flexibility. WordPress is a mature enough tool that there is a lot of information about how to use it out there, which in itself can be a bit overwhelming. Overall, the Pros far outweigh the Cons.

Overall: The biggest benefit I get from WordPress is the power and control to create the web site I had in my mind.

It's easy to understand why Wordpress is the world's number one website creation software.

Jul 08, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Well first of all it's free! Most web hosting packages give you access to Wordpress as standard and it's a breeze to install. Once installed, you have arguably the single most powerful website building platform at your disposal. Whether you want to create a simple blog or a fully featured corporate website, it's all within the reach of virtually anyone with the time and inclination to take advantage of it. There are thousands of plug-ins available for any features you want to include in your website. Some plug-ins are not free, but for the most part, given the time they save and ease of use, they are well worth it.

Cons: Wordpress can be a little daunting for the first time user and the initial starting point for building a new site could be a little simpler. Having said that, there are many excellent YouTube videos that walk you through creating your first blog or website step by step.

Overall: This software has allowed me to create stunning websites with little previous web design experience and the range of plug-ins available cater for virtually every feature I wish to include.

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It is one of the best CRM in the market, allows you to create e-commerce stores easily and simple

Aug 07, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: 1. It is easy to install and configure
2. There is a lot of information on the internet about how to install and configure it, as well as how to solve common problems.
2. There are hosting providers that have scripts to install and configure wordpress with a few clicks
3. You can modify your website, change text, insert images from your administration system.
4. It allows adding add-ons that allow to increase the functionality of our site from the plugins store, whether they are free or paid
5. Wordpress has an infinite number of templates for each sector of e-commerce.
6. In SEO positioning, has shown that it works very well and can install an add-on for SEO.

Cons: 1. For more complex personalizations, an experienced programmer must be hired, which can result in something expensive (Depending on the requirement)
2. Making critical changes in configurations without any previous experience can cause an unstable system

Overall: Wordpress is a perfect CRM to create electronic commerce stores easily and quickly, It saves a lot of hours of development and project planning

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Awesome Free Software But Too Bad It Takes Money To Use It

Jun 01, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: This is not just blog software as it was originally. This is a full-fledged CMS, capable of embedding full HTML source and integrated with e-commerce and many other platforms.

Cons: There is not much to dislike. If anything, I dislike some of the features that have been implemented over time which could be done much better. Some of them increase overhead and really aren't necessary. It'd be great if there was a more stripped-down version of WordPress which was dedicated to being light-weight and we could add features if we wanted. And it'd be great if we could also easily remove some of the features which increase overhead, but that's not likely. In other words, it'd be great if WordPress.org software was more modular and you could activate features when needed instead of requiring the full enchilada without choices to remove some ingredients.

Overall: My primary business for some time devoted to creating and hosting websites for customers is completely dependent on WordPress.org. The problem it solves for me is being unemployed because if it weren't for my second line of business to create e-learning, then yes I would be out of work.

Great, strong platform for bloggers, but perks can get pricey.

Jul 06, 2018
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
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Pros: I have tried many different blogging platforms. This by far is one of the best ones, particularly because of what they offer for free members. Free members have control (mostly) over design/layout. It has menus that are intuitive and works right out of the box, so to speak, making it easy for even novice users to use for blogging. The customer service, if you can afford to pay for one of their premium packages that includes it, is great.

Cons: Customer service for free users is mediocre at best. Perks such as having a custom URL, custom layouts, having more variety of templates available for website look and feel, and being able to remove the WordPress logo are useful features, but can get costly. The pricing model can be seen as burdensome and taxing for users without a sizable income. Given that a lot of services today require large annual or monthly payments, this is one of those pricing models that cause consumers to pick and choose their battles to decide which services are most worth it. For a professional blogger, this software may be worth the investment for premium services. For someone using the platform as a hobby, they may want to pass on the premium features due to pricing, even if they would ultimately be worth it in the long run.

Overall: Being able to blog and customize a website with little to no experience in any coding languages. Most easy to use and aesthetically pleasing blogging platform out there at the moment.

One of the best website systems you can choose.

Aug 01, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: We use Wordpress for our main company website ever since we first bought our domain and haven't regretted it ever since. Wordpress can be used for anything, from personal blogs to serious company websites and it works great for any type of website.

It doesn't take long to get used to the admin control panel and if you've got some experience with such things it'll be very easy. There are a bunch of plugins and themes made by other users so it's not hard to get by not having to do much yourself.

Cons: Wordpress is free, but 3rd party plugins and such are often not. Themes can cost quite a bit, even if you're getting what you paid for. The selection is huge, so it can be a bit overwhelming if you're not sure what you're doing.

It can also be a bit difficult sometimes to troubleshoot certain technical issues. Most of the support is user driven it can be challenging to maintain the website if you're inexperienced.

Overall: Wordpress is a great product for all types of people and websites and with its huge community there aren't many reasons not to at least try it out.

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Great Value, But You Better Be Tech Savvy

Jun 05, 2018
5/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
1 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: They have everything you want allowable to be plugged in under one roof, they are the most popular Web Management System out on the market, I've been using them consistently since 2004.

Cons: With that said there are a ton of issues with WordPress. One being no customer service, mostly built by 3rd parties who may or may not update their templates in compliance with the wordpress changes, and the sheer amount of plugins that everyone recommends and pushes will bog down any website to the point that it can fail google's load times, and piss off the end user. So when I use this, I build very light and restrict plug-ins to only those necessary. Speed time and load time are crucial, but subject to 3rd party support for each template or plug-in regardless of where they are located in the country, you are days or weeks before a fix comes. That doesn't help with speed of anything.

Overall: While I use WP daily, I would recommend SquareSpace over WP. I am able to rank faster, have updates that never break, and a smooth quick load versus the 3rd party WP nightmare most often associated with this web platform.

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A Feature-Rich, High Learning Curve Software

Jul 05, 2018
5/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Wordpress' strength lies in its features. With 1000s of themes, even more plugins, and a number of different tools and settings, Wordpress allows you customize almost everything. It has made handling comments on my web pages a breeze, and updating content is far simpler without having to worry about all the html and css design and style. Furthermore, Wordpress is free to use. On top of that, updates are frequent and new features are constantly being added and tweaked to keep everything up-to-date.

Cons: While there are a ton of different features, to some degree this has backfired into being a little difficult to use. There are a lot of themes, which makes it difficult to choose one. There are multiple different plugins that all do the same thing, but some may have one feature while another may include something else. Because of the free market, choices become harder to make and it is hard to stick with just a few good extras rather than falling into having multiple different themes and plugins. To reach a point where your website is exactly how you want it, you are forced to spend an exorbitant amount of time tweaking all the settings and wading through every single feature. It is a small price to pay for all the customization, but a price none the less.

Furthermore, Wordpress is oriented towards blogs. I have tried a couple times to create Wordpress sites that are not necessary purposed for blogs, and it has made it extremely more difficult. This is significantly decreases the usability of Wordpress in other sorts of projects.

Overall: It has allowed me to create a simple blog, monitor my site statistics, comments, and pages easily, and given me a way to easily update content. Furthermore, it has made the process of design much simpler compared to straight HTML and CSS web editing.

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The only CMS platform you should invest in learning.

Jul 03, 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 is an open source CMS platform that is literally everywhere on the internet - and for good reason. The community for building themes, plugins, training, and new features is massive, and enables small business owners like myself to make fantastic websites without lots of hard coding knowledge. While today I know a bit of HTML and CSS - I'm still not what I'd call a "coder". All of my website work is done on WordPress, and my clients appreciate how easy it is to edit details on their site.

Some argue about the security flaws in WordPress are a huge detractor - with hosting on GoDaddy and some simple security measures in place, I've never had an issue.

Cons: WordPress itself doesn't have a steep learning curve. While not an issue with WordPress itself, some themes and page builders can have a steep learning curve. There are so many free & paid training services for WordPress however, that if you just invest the time, you can learn very rapidly.

Overall: content management, website platform, easy of use, reliability,

WordPress is a great start, but not a long-term solution.

Nov 24, 2016
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
2 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Almost any functionality you need, WordPress has it. Out-of-the-box ready (almost), and very simple admin section. The biggest PRO that comes with all the previously mentioned, is that it's FREE! That is quite a deal, and for many, WordPress is all they'll ever need.

Cons: The more the functionality, the heavier the site, the more risk for cross-plugin crashes (incompatibility). Can be a security risk if you don't stay on top of updates.

Overall: I've been using WordPress for different clients for the last 10+ years. Many of them can't go out and create a fully custom site for $5-$10K (or more), and need a solid site to start. WordPress is perfect if you're just breaking into the web. At a certain point, all the clients I've worked with have needed more functionality than WordPress can offer (without becoming severely bloated - site load time). Overall my experience has been great, almost endless possibilities of different functionalities and features.

Recommendations to other buyers: This is a great product if you're looking to create your first site (especially if you don't know what you're doing)! Lots of YouTube videos and support online for WordPress - which definitely brings a lot of comfort to someone who might have never used WordPress.

My Go-To CMS

Jul 09, 2018
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Wordpress is my favorite CMS around. It is simple to use on the backend and building the front end appearance (either through a pre-made template or custom built template) is simpler than other CMS. They have a large number of widgets, especially free ones, that enable you to add more functionality to your site without need to hard code it in. As an admin, you have easy access to the website code and can change it in real-time. Wordpress is ideal for sites dependent on content/blogs; it's the easiest to use blogging platform. The number of integrations WP has is also clutch as you can continuous grow your site as your company/brand grows.

Cons: There are limitations with the functionalities you can have on WP when compared to Drupal and Sitecore. Unless you're a developer, adding new features (like a interactive images or slider) can be a pain, especially if you can't find a widget to get the job done. I also find it hard to differentiate yourself from other sites unless you have a custom built template.

Building and customizing a website tailored to your specific needs has never been easier.

Mar 16, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: The basic features that Wordpress offers are great in and of themselves, but the true magic of this software comes from its ability to be customized! There are thousands of themes and plug-ins that work with Wordpress to make a site be just about anything you want it to be, and do just about anything you want it to do. Wordpress itself is free to use, you just need to have hosting, and there is a vast myriad of hosting services that not only support but also encourage the use of Wordpress installs. A lot of people commonly assume that Wordpress is just for blogs and that hasn't been true in ages. It is fantastic for blogs, but it can do so much more.

Cons: It would be very nice if the admin bar and the nav menu on the left in the admin area could be more easily adjusted and arranged natively. Additionally, I think it would be better if customer user types and permissions were handled natively also.

Overall: It makes building and customizing websites really simple, even for those that have very little site-building experience or knowledge.

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Great CMS depending on the situation

Oct 13, 2017
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Wordpress is very powerful. If you use a page builder like Elementor or Cornerstone, they can greatly help in creating page designs.

There's a plethora of pluggins. Whether your wanting to manage events, improve SEO, etc. there's probably a pluggin. There're also a lot of plugins that improve or extend the features of the backend of Wordpress (such as duplicating and re-arranging pages or posts).

Cons: Wordpress does have security vulnerabilities and it's also a popular CMS. This makes it a target for hackers. Even low traffic sites can have numerous invalid login attempts each day.

Plugins are great, but each one you use has the potential to be a security breach, and each one you use can slow your site down a tad more.

Page-load can be an issue with Wordpress sites since it has to query a database and because sometimes you'll be relying on a theme that you didn't build yourself.

While Wordpress isn't excessively complex, it's not exactly minimalistic. It can be intimidating for clients to login and edit posts/pages.

To conclude, I think my three major gripes with Wordpress boil down to:
1) Security
2) Performance
3) Ease of use

Given the choice, I'd opt for a CMS that's a static site generator any day.

Overall: Wordpress can give you a full-featured website that's not terribly hard to manage. Sometimes this makes it the best options regardless of whether or not it's the best option in all respects.

Perfect product if you know what you are looking for

May 18, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: WordPress is easy to set up and even easier to use. The UI is clean and simple and helps me to get my writing done efficiently. To run my blog, it is the most elegant solution I could wish for. If you are working on a different, more demanding project, you should decide carefully if it is the right software for you before you invest all your resources into it. Even so, you will always find help in case something doesn't work. The huge open source community is WordPress - greatest feature.

Cons: While easy to install and configure on the surface, a lot of the features are hidden deeper. If you want to use WordPress in a way that it wasn't designed to be used out of the box, you will find yourself throwing around code snippets in your template directory or installing countless plugins of varying quality. It might be wise to try a range of different CMS products first to figure out what the demands of your project are and find the solution that is best for you.

Overall: It has helped me to run my blog for the last ten years.

Extensive wordpress user here

Apr 15, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Very easy to use, quick to set up and has very advanced design options available

Cons: The need to keep plugins updated on a regular basis. Requires data base back up and restore capabilities, which can be time consuming or require profession version plug in that require monthly or yearly fees.

Overall: I own web design / internet marketing service and I have to say that Wordpress has definitely become my platform of choice for the past 6-7 years.

The platform has really come a long way in the past few years making it one of the easiest web design platforms to use in my experience.

All the page builder and design plugins that have come out in the past few years make Wordpress the quickest way to build websites with so many design possibilities that one can do just about anything with it that once required many hours of coding or the purchase of expensive third party softwares that needed to be integrated by hand coding.

Imo it is the best web platform out there today hands down

Recommendations to other buyers: Make sure you have good back up and restore options available. This is not an option with Wordpress, it is a must have, as site hacking, and site corruption is more commonplace a data base driven system than with standard html / css based sites

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It's probably the most complete and intuitive CMS you'll find in the market currently.

Jul 10, 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: It's very complete. You can create a website, duplicate pages, save page sections as templates to reuse them later. You can also optimize every page for SEO with Yoast, you can create a sitemap for Google, link it to Serch Console and Bing Webmaster Tools. You can track form submissions to optimize your sales funnel.
Bottom line it's intuitive and powerful, and if one particular function is not available immediately as a part of the platform, there is a plugin you can install to do what you need to do.

Cons: It takes time to get to know it thoroughly, and there are actions you will need to perform that require the intervention of a developer. But fret not about it, other than that, if you're a marketer looking to see form conversions or a communications specialist creating content for a page, you will find your way around and succeed.

Overall: Website creation, updating and improvement. This tool is very complete.
There are plenty of resources online. If there is something you don't know, just Google it and you'll get an answer fast enough.

The single most amazing web building tool you'll ever need!

Jul 31, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: WordPress is more than just a blogging platform, it is an entire CMS (content management system) by itself. It's simple enough for beginners to get into with a huge library of themes and plugins to choose from, and complex enough for professional users who can design from scratch.

There may be a small learning curve for when you first get started, especially compared to much more beginner-friendly services that are available in the market right now, but having so much freedom and control over your website is well worth it considering it's really not that difficult to go from start to finish.

Best of all? WordPress is totally free to use!

Cons: While WordPress is amazingly flexible, it's more suited for small to medium size sites. Larger sites tend to be much more complex with heavier emphasis on databases, something which WordPress is somewhat weak at. Performance of WordPress sites can drop significantly in this case.

And while the platform itself, along with a large number of themes and platforms, is free, there are also a lot of premium or paid versions of more complex and complete options. You may find yourself requiring to pay for these, but they are usually quite reasonably priced compared to what you'll find on other platforms, so it's not really too big of a deal.

Overall: WordPress is always my go-to platform for my web design clients.

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By far the best for website building from beginner to pro

Jul 11, 2018
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: Where do I start? It's easy to use, easy to learn, you have millions of options...I started 4 years ago with a free template. Then I added a domain. Then I started adding plugins. Then I started researching how to change things in the backend. 4 years later, with no coding experience/training I am making full-blown robust custom sites. Oh, you want to geo-locate the user so they see a version of your website with monetary denominations that match their country? Easy. You want to follow up with people who put something in their cart and then left without purchasing it? Done. You want a video as your background? Simple. Wordpress integrates with everything. Seriously, everything. There isn't even a comparable company in mind.

Cons: Meh, I hate paying for fancy templates but there is a reason for it. It's more a gripe than an actual con. There are no real cons for me. Perhaps an advanced coder would have complaints but not me.

Overall: All the benefits. Easy and robust. Nothing even compares.

Best CMS I've tried and by far the best

Jul 02, 2018
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: - Easy to use: it is simple, UI/UX are smart, there is no way to be lost
- No tech knowledge needed: if you are not a tech person, then this is the right tool for you as it should be.
- Tools and libraries: there is a bast amount of 3rd party plugins, widget, themes, etc. to help you enrich your Wordpress site
- Easy to customize: with a click here and there you can get your site just the way you want.
- Huge community: in case of need, help is right everywhere, the community is so huge you can find an article about everything or other people posting solution for your every problem

- Dream for developers: it is built in such a way that you can pretty much own every piece of code, you are able to edit, built, change everything.

Cons: - a lot of non-official 3rd party tools: it is easy to find yourself installing a malware or spyware on your site if you are not cautious. There are thousands of 3rd party tools that you can be easily fooled. Pay alway attention to reviews, rating and number of downloads.

Overall: - save tons of money and time.
- easy to customize
- easy to manage and scale

you are able to grow your site, blog or biz by using this software.

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WordPress excellent CMS.

Jun 18, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The design and customization are easy to use. There are many add-ons that help create an attractive and functional website that is functional and intuitive, The WordPress platform also allows programmers or those with at least some knowledge of custom coding in and around the templates. The viability of SEO is indisputable and opposed to other applications or platforms to edit content on the web, the ease of use makes it have an advantage in the competition. WordPress also allows to locate the information in chronological order, which is beneficial for those who evaluate the content of the website, since it facilitates the audit.

Cons: There seems to be some problems with security. Sometimes I find it a bit difficult for new users to understand the interface, but I really think it's worth using this product.

Overall: Initially required a little work that ended up saving me a lot of time and money in the long term. Times per week allows us to get our name higher in the Google search engine without having to pay to do it.

Great way to launch a classroom blog for professional educators

Jul 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: I have used wordpress since 2010 as a means of updating classroom activites for my parents in my 3rd grade classroom. I also have a personal blog. Wordpress is by far the easiest to use of the big players. There are many customizations, including themes (many of which are free). Wordpress also gives me insight into how many views each post has gotten and how may views the sight has had within the past day, week, month, year. Wordpress also makes it easy to insert media into your text. It makes keeping parents informed a breeze. This year we are starting one for the school as a whole. There are also a ton of plug ins, (again, a lot of them free) that make adding extras to your web page easy.

Cons: Some of the customizations, (themes and plug ins) can be pricey. But again, those are not needed in a lot of cases.

Overall: I am able to push out a nice newsletter to the classroom's family and other stakeholders in a convenient, easy, quick to use place. This really makes communicating with parents a breeze.

WordPress: The king of website creation

Aug 08, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: WordPress is one of the easiest open source softwares to create your own web page. The best thing is that its configuration is very simple and literally anyone with basic computer knowledge can use it. The installation of the program is very easy, as well as the themes offered by default. On the other hand, since it is open source, there are always people who develop plugins, templates and other technological advances. And the most important thing is that modules for SEO positioning can be integrated.

Cons: Although technological advances are good, they also bring problems such as blank screens and others that degrade users. The "amateur mode" is good for when you are starting, but then it becomes very limiting, especially when it comes to customizing your website. It takes a long time to repair or address the failures of any plugin.

Overall: I use WordPress daily to upload notes to an informative website. It's very simple and I can use SEO to promote the web. Anyone can use it easily and configure it to their liking.

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the best way to create a web in a simple way

Aug 12, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
2 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Wordpress is a very good start for the first steps of a small company that wants to get to know without investing much, I like that initially you can get benefits with their free tools, I quite like it is easy to use software, easy to manage, cosidero that is quite good and has potential, when you opt for some of your options pays it turns out to be much better but in the same way its free interface gives a very good image.

I think of anyone who has or does not have knowledge in the development of websites can easily do it through WordPress, it is a matter of researching a bit and going for good results

In my case I quite like knowing that I can make changes myself without having to get help, it's a matter of trying and in a certain way you learn and save money, since what is web development is quite expensive.

I consider it an excellent platform and recommended in my opinion 100%.

Cons: I think that in the negative come updates in which sometimes come big mistakes that affect many people and in a way this completely deconfigures what is an interface of a web page, this is something negative and that because of this can discourage users

I have been using WordPress.com for about two years and I think that this is a disadvantage, in my case I have not used WordPress.org

Overall: The experience has been good, I have learned without needing a third help, I consider it in a software that I can recommend without problem, but in my case it has brought me errors in its updates of the rest all excellent

Wordpress is one of my top pick for website platforms.

Aug 13, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
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Pros: The easy-to-use straightforward administrator is excellent for my clients that choose to make minor updates to their sites, even my less computer savvy clients can use it. Out of the box Wordpress has a lot of great features available, and for those features it doesn't have, you've got many plugins available to extend Wordpress to many different things. Wordpress is definitely not just a blog platform, it's much more. Customization of Wordpress is easy to do, even complex customization and building your own plugins can be done easily for those that know programming. The extensive community around Wordpress gives plenty of help when you need it, and the knowledgebase is well written.

Cons: My only complaint, is that I find the theme system a little bit complex for a non-programmer....yes there's tons of templates out there you can customize, but nothing will fit your business better than a completely custom theme....so really need a programmer for that.

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Built for Blogging, but You Can Do So Much More with It

Feb 21, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
2 / 5
Features & Functionality
1 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: I design all my client websites in WP. It's easy to use, easy to explain how to use when I hand off a website, and it's free. What more could you ask for?

With the myriad plugins out there, you can almost always find a plugin for your needs without paying for it. Of course, you do need to purchase plugins every now and then, but that sure beats the costs associated with some other CMSs.

I'm able to easily manage users, orders, pages, products (with WooCommerce), etc. It's no wonder why somewhere between 25% and 30% of the internet is powered by WordPress.

Cons: I do wish there was more out of the box, even if that meant you had to go to your settings/tools and check a few boxes to enable certain admin menu items. Having to use plugins for almost everything is a bit cumbersome at times, and there can be compatibility issues.

Out of the box, WP is very easy to use, don't get me wrong, but it doesn't do a whole lot without plugins and/or premium themes.

Overall: I was able to start a business with just a few months of web design experience and nail an excellent job. I am incredibly grateful for WordPress and feel like I owe a great debt to its contributors.

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Great for Blog website; more SEO friendly

Jul 19, 2018
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: I have a blogging website. I have made this website in WordPress platform with very few programming knowledge. This is a great platform for the beginner who have less coding experience. You can choose a perfect theme for your website from lot's of free features theme. Also, it would be better if you can use paid theme for your website. My WordPress website looks gorgeous and the interface is excellent.

If your website is in WordPress then it would better to get positive result from your SEO investment. You can rank your WordPress website in search engines more easier then others. I like WordPress for its simplicity and excellency.

Cons: Worried about the security and plugin selection for my website. I think WordPress websites are less secured but not sure. Also ,there are many plugin in WordPress. SO, normally I feel hesitate to select plugins for my website.

Overall: Highly Recommended for blogs. And, if you have less coding knowledge then WordPress is better for you.

WordPress is the Best Way to Build Website

Dec 06, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Ease of use.
A community of support.

Overall: WordPress is very user-friendly. Plus there is a large community of enthusiasts who provide free help, free plugins, and free themes.
If you need a website this is the way to go. You won't need much outside help if any. Its perfect for the do it yourselfer.
Just buy hosting, put the core on there and go find a beautiful theme to add. Most hosting providers let you add WordPress with the touch of a button. At this point, you have only paid for hosting and your time!
You can buy premium themes. They will have more features and come with support. But you don't have to because beautiful themes are available for free.
When you want to add functionality to your site it's easy and again, often free. Just go find a plugin that handles what you are looking for, like a contact form.
A Google search will provide a ton of options. Whether you need a plugin or a theme, just Google it. And if you get stuck or run into a problem you can Google that too. Chances are someone else had that problem and the answer is out there.
In addition, WordPress has a support forum. Most plugins and themes can be reached directly thru here as well.
All in all, this is a great product. If you want a website you should get WordPress.

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The best blog software I've used!

Aug 08, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I like the scalability of the software, the plugins and widgets, and the endless customisation that you can do. There are thousands of free themes to get started with, and then you can customise above this. The software is really easy to use, but can be quite intimidating when you have many plugins activated, and difficult to manage. Never experienced any compatibility issues, and it is very stable.

Cons: It can be quite daunting to manage a range of plugins at any one time, and the customisation takes some time to get used to and do well. There are some issues with widgets being customisable on one section, but not on other sections, and can be frustrating that changes made don't necessarily reflect the actual visuals representation in the live view.

Overall: I have used a number of different blogging software, and always end up coming back to Wordpress - it is tried, tested and supported not only from the core, but the plugins and themes etc too. Would always recommend wordpress (ideally as a standalone to give more customisation).

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Wordpress is an amazing program that lets you do anything

Jul 18, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: I love Wordpress. I've always said if it wasn't for Wordpress, then I wouldn't have had any time to focus on other projects I've worked on. Wordpress made it easy for me to have a responsive website when I was still learning. What I like the most about Wordpress is that everyone knows about it, and you can always purchase a Wordpress Hosting account from another hosting service, not just from Wordpress itself. Other pros about Wordpress is that when you have a paid account, you receive a free domain with your account as well. You do get one with a free account also but it's a subdomain or https://.wordpress.com. Wordpress is easy to use because of its plugins. You can add a plugin for pretty much anything. Themes are also really cool.

Cons: What I dislike about Wordpress is that if you have a free account, you have to use the the free domain as a Wordpress subdomain. Themes normally aren't free. You need to pay for premium themes and they're not cheap. The prices are a little high also. I do recommend get it a Wordpress host account with Namecheap, GoDaddy, or 1&1.

Overall: If you are still learning to develop, the. This is a great tool because you'll learn along the way, and you'll have a nice website you can use to start freelancing, that way you can use the money to pay for school

Simple CMS for small projects

Aug 11, 2018
4/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: When I started my activity many years ago, WordPress also just started to develop, but even then it was clear that this is a simple system for creating small sites. Of course, I was hoping that the CMS would grow into something more, but it did not happen. Yes, all modules of the system are easy to configure, on the Internet a lot of ready (and even free!) Website templates, create your own project and more or less successfully configure it, even a schoolboy. For example, in order to add an article to a blog, you do not even need to know HTML - new pages are added directly through the administrative panel, and the built-in editor allows you to customize the appearance of text and media graphics.

Cons: WordPress does not use the concept of models and any entities (okay, there is WP_Post, but that's ridiculous). What about ORM and ActiveRecord? Forget it. All the work with the database is organized using separate special objects for queries, like WP_Query and WP_User_Query. In addition to them, there is an insane amount of inefficient logic to support pagination, filtering, sanitation, establishing links, etc. And to top it all, every time a request is made, it changes the global object (see the previous paragraph). No, seriously, why should the query result to the database be stored globally?

Wordpress - why you should use it

Apr 26, 2017
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: The best advantage of Wordpress is its simplicity, and overview about all components. Also there are hundreds of different plugins and templates which makes it possible that you can become your web page withalmost all functions you want. The most of the plugins are also free, or much cheeper than plugins which you can buy in other CMS systems.

Cons: The speed. The pages made in Wordpress are more slow than pages made in other CMS systems. It looks like, lot's of scripts which are used in Wordpress are slowing down the page.

Overall: The best advantage of Wordpress is its simplicity, and overview about all components. Also there are hundreds of different plugins and templates which makes it possible that you can become your web page withalmost all functions you want. The most of the plugins are also free, or much cheeper than plugins which you can buy in other CMS systems.
But there are also disadwantages: The main is the speed. The pages made in Wordpress are more slow than pages made in other CMS systems. It looks like, lot's of scripts which are used in Wordpress are slowing down the page.