WordPress

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About WordPress

WordPress is a website and blog creation and publishing platform with tools for aesthetic designing, visitor tracking, content storage and upload, and more. With WordPress users can get a blog or website, or both, started in very little time, using only an email address. Users get their own WordPress.com address (like you.wordpress.com), 3 gigabytes of free file storage, and a selection of pre-made, free, and customizable designs for the blog, and many other features.

When setting up a WordPress website, users can add a custom domain and manage design, layout, and content from within the platform. Written content can be easily added and work is automatically saved every few seconds to avoid loss of content. The drag and drop editor facilitates the addition of images or videos into posts and pages, and users can create photo galleries, embed audio, and stream video from their website. With WordPress, users can blog as much as they want for free, and blogs and websites can be public to the world or private for just friends.

Additional features of WordPress include built-in social sharing to spread the word of new posts or content, in-depth statistics and visual analytics to gain insight into website visitors and demographics, and search engine optimization (SEO) tools to help new visitors find the website.


Key benefits of WordPress

  • Integrated stats system: Gain insight into website visitors such as where they're from, when they visited, and what they viewed.

  • Built-in themes and templates: Choose from hundreds of customizable themes and adapt them to suit business needs.

  • Drag and drop editor: Add images and other content to pages, directly from the desktop or stored within WordPress, using the drag and drop editor.

  • Social sharing: Allow posts and content to be shared on social media, and add sharing buttons to the website in order to spread the word.

  • Custom domain: Benefit from a custom domain name either with or without the WordPress branding depending on subscription type.

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    Reviews

    Overall rating

    4.6 /5
    (14,870)
    Value for Money
    4.6/5
    Features
    4.5/5
    Ease of Use
    4.2/5
    Customer Support
    4.1/5

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    Justin
    Justin
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    • Industry: Computer Software
    • Company size: 51–200 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    There is a reason it is the most commonly used

    Reviewed on 13/11/2019

    I've been on teams that have built and managed sites doing tens of millions of visits a month on...

    I've been on teams that have built and managed sites doing tens of millions of visits a month on heavily customized instances of WordPress, all the way down to personal pet projects that get single digit visits a month. It's the only CMS I consistently recommend.

    Pros

    The ecosystem built around WordPress is second to none. Every front end developer is familiar with WordPress. There are multiple plugin options for just about anything you could ever want to do. Most importantly, it's open source and therefore free. Some people are deterred by open source, but WordPress powers a third of the Internet, it isn't going anywhere.

    Cons

    It can be a bit of a pain in the butt to do certain things. For example, if you want to use it as a CMS for a larger site and not just a blog, the out of the box configuration needs customization.

    Also, they recently switched to a fundamentally new way of doing things "Gutenberg" and it is not without its warts. Over time this will improve.

    Alternatives Considered

    Drupal

    Reasons for Choosing WordPress

    Hubspot's proprietary CMS was too expensive to maintain and we didn't get anything out of it.

    Reasons for Switching to WordPress

    The community around WordPress was better.
    Corey
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    • Industry: Design
    • Company size: Self Employed
    • Used Monthly for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    WP is wonderful

    Reviewed on 7/6/2024

    I would not be able to work without WordPress so I think it's great

    I would not be able to work without WordPress so I think it's great

    Pros

    I love so much about WordPress. The ease of use, flexibility, and the community are all great.

    Cons

    WordPress can be difficult at times with tech updates

    Alternatives Considered

    Wix and Squarespace

    Reasons for Choosing WordPress

    I needed more features and functionality

    Switched From

    Shopify

    Reasons for Switching to WordPress

    Cost and simplicity were deciding factors
    Sven
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    • Industry: Information Services
    • Company size: Self Employed
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

    The industry standard for a reason

    Reviewed on 26/2/2020

    When it works, it's heaven and there's absolutely a lot of good things about WordPress, you just...

    When it works, it's heaven and there's absolutely a lot of good things about WordPress, you just have to be careful not to go down a path of building an unmaintainable mess of code. Skilled contractors / developers are of great value when you want to ensure that your website is fast, safe and secure.

    Pros

    Wordpress is the industry standard anything from blogging to running complex websites and eCommerce setups. And that's not without a reason. It's easily expanded, has a gigantic ecosystem of free and paid plugins and extensions around it and expanding it yourself is easy as well.
    Also, with WordPress being written in framework-less PHP, it's easy to find skilled developers to extend and customize it to fit your needs.

    Cons

    With greate extendability comes the potentia for great maintenance issues.
    Relying too much on the WordPress plugin ecosystem or external developers can lead you down a rabbit hole of problems with scaling, maintaining and updating your WordPress instance.
    It's really easy to build a site that superficially works but when you take a closer look see that it's riddled with performance and security issues and can't be updated to the next version because a plugin would break that would take your whole site down.
    Even worse when you only realise these issues when it's already too late, which happens a lot in the WordPress market.

    Stefan
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    • Industry: Information Technology & Services
    • Company size: 2–10 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

    Good product for creating any website

    Reviewed on 2/4/2024

    overall great experperience, i do not know any better CMS for small-middle websites, definately...

    overall great experperience, i do not know any better CMS for small-middle websites, definately worth to use, espcecially because of low cost and easy startup

    Pros

    very low cost, many plugins, good documentation, very strong usage all over the world, quite robust

    Cons

    overall speed is low, some settings are difficult to understand

    Alternatives Considered

    Joomla

    Reasons for Switching to WordPress

    easier setup, better documentation, more plugins
    Ali
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    • Industry: Computer Software
    • Company size: Self Employed
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    One of the Best CMS Out there

    Reviewed on 12/6/2024

    Pros

    Wordpress is open source and there a lot of plugins and 3rd parties that you can use to convert your site to anything.

    Cons

    Some applications are not free, though it's open source.

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    WordPress FAQs

    Below are some frequently asked questions for WordPress.

    WordPress offers the following pricing plans:

    • Starting from: €4.00/month
    • Pricing model: Free Version, Subscription
    • Free Trial: Available

    Wordpress offers a free plan (3GB storage), as well as paid plans: Personal plan: €4/month (billed yearly) with 6GB of storage and a custom domain name. Premium plan: €8/month (billed yearly) with 13GB of storage, a custom domain name, and monetization options. Business plan: €25/month (billed yearly) with unlimited storage space, a custom domain name, and a range of additional features including plugins, Wordpress branding removal, and more.

    WordPress has the following typical customers:

    Self Employed, 2–10, 11–50, 51–200, 201–500, 501–1,000, 1,001–5,000

    WordPress supports the following languages:

    Arabic, Chinese, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian

    WordPress supports the following devices:

    Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

    WordPress integrates with the following applications:

    40Nuggets, AB Tasty, AWeber, Acquire, ActiveCampaign, ActiveDEMAND, ActiveTrail, Acunetix, AfterShip, Agile CRM, Airtable, AllProWebTools, Amilia, Answerbase, Appointy, Apptivo, Arlo for Training Providers, Astronomer DataRouter, Beeketing, Benchmark Email, BenchmarkONE, Bitrix24, BookingBug, Braintree, Brandfolder, Brevo, BrightInfo, Broadly, Buffer, Bullseye Store Locator, CM Commerce, CakeMail, CallPage, CallRail, Callmaker, Campaign Monitor by Marigold, Canva, Carts Guru, Chatfuel, ClickFunnels, Clkim, Cloudflare, CoSchedule Marketing Suite, Commerce Sciences, Constant Contact, Contentful, Conversational Cloud, ConvertKit, DailyStory, Delivra, Device Magic, DirectIQ Email Marketing, Donorbox, Drift, Drip, Dropbox Business, Dzinga, Ecwid, Eventbrite, Evernote Teams, ExpressPigeon, Feedly, Feefo, Freshchat, Genoo, GetResponse, Getsitecontrol, Glip, GloboMailer, Gmail, GoDaddy Website Builder, GoTo Webinar, Google Analytics 360, Google Calendar, Google Contacts, Google Docs, Google Drive, Google Maps, Gravity Forms, GreenRope, Groove, HappyFox Chat, HelpCrunch, Heymarket, HubSpot Marketing Hub, INinbox, InTouch CRM, Infer, Instagram, Instapage, Interakt, Intercom, JivoChat, Jotform, Jumplead, Justuno, Klaviyo, Landingi, LeadFox, Lexicata, Lexity Live, LinkedIn for Business, LiveCall, LiveChat, LiveHelpNow, Lodgix, Mad Mimi, MailMunch, MailUp, Mailchimp, Mailchimp Transactional Email, MailerLite, Mailgun, Mailify, Mailigen, Mailjet, Mailrelay, Marketing Optimizer, Mautic, Message Mate, Meta for Business, Microsoft 365, Microsoft OneNote, Microsoft Viva Engage, Moosend, Net-Results, Netcore Email API, Nexternal, Octopush, Omnistar Affiliate, Opinion Stage, OptinMonster, PayPal, Pinpointe, Piwik PRO, Pixelshop, Pixlee TurnTo, Poptin, Post Affiliate Pro, Promo.com, Provide Support, Ptengine, Queue, QuickBooks Online, REVIEWS.io, ReachEdge, Rebrandly, ReferralCandy, Remarkety, RescueTime, Retainly, SALESmanago Marketing Automation, Salesforce Marketing Cloud Account Engagement, Salesforce Sales Cloud, Sarbacane, Sarv Email Marketing, Scoop.it, ScribbleLive, Sellfy, SendGrid, SendPulse, SendX, Sendloop, SessionCam, ShareASale, Shopify, Slack, SocialPilot, SocketLabs, Square Point of Sale, Stackla, StoreYa, Stripe, SugarCRM, Sumo, SurveyMonkey, Survicate, SwiftERM, Talkspirit, Tapfiliate, Tealium Customer Data Hub, Teamgate, Teamleader, Thinkific, Ticket Tailor, Tidio, Toky, Toonimo, Trello, TriggMine, Twilio, Twitter/X, Typeform, Unbounce, User.com, Userlike, VePlatform, VisitorTrack, Voucherify, Vtiger CRM, Weclapp, Welcome, Wigzo, Wishpond, Wistia, WooCommerce, Woobox, Woopra, Wrike, Wufoo, YellowSchedule, Yext, Yotpo, ZenDesk Chat, Zoho CRM, Zoho Campaigns, Zoho Forms, Zoho SalesIQ, Zoomph, bookingkit, edgar, emfluence Marketing Platform, iZooto, miniOrange, rapidmail, simplebooklet, vcita, zenloop

    WordPress offers the following support options:

    Email/Help Desk, Knowledge Base, Chat

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