Wordpress

Website creation and publishing platform

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Wordpress Overview

What is 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.

Wordpress Overview

Pricing

Starting from
€4.00/month

Pricing options

Free Trial
Free
Subscription
Value for money

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 Features

Devices
Business size
S M L
Markets
Asia, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China and 5 others, Europe, Germany, India, Japan, Latin America
Supported Languages
Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Czech, Danish and 22 others, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, Ukrainian, Taiwanese, Thai

Screenshots

Wordpress screenshot: Media library
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Wordpress Reviews

Wordpress Reviews

Overall rating
4.6
/
5
Excellent
7231

Very good
3597

Average
653

Poor
69

Terrible
21

Value for Money
4.6
Features
4.5
Ease of Use
4.2
Customer Support
4.1
94% recommended this app
Kudakwashe N.

Wordpress, more than just a CMS


Tim B.

Veteran WP User

My overall experience with WordPress has been very positive. I use it for many client websites, including my own websites and find that there really isn't anything I haven't been able to do yet because of the flexibility WordPress offers.


Andrei P.

Great for people with no technical skills, bad for the others

When we just started with our micro studio we did not have the time to make our own website solution so we picked WordPress which helped us quite a lot in the first few years. However as problems appeared we decided that moving away to something we can control better would be the optimal solution in the long run.
WordPress is too prone to problems, it's slower (because of the database that needs to be queried all the time) and just creates more headaches than not.
We're very happy we got to try it however just to know what to stay away from but this is again, only due to the fact that we can make our own. It would be ridiculous for people to not use WordPress if they don't have much HTML5 knowledge.

WordPress is great for people without technical skills, but that's it.


Stephanie R.

Open Source and Powerful

It's a great thing. It's my default platform for new websites, as it is easy and fast to deploy and gives room for clients to do updates themselves.


Ron T.

Best CMS Software

I use Wordpress every day, it's functionality is perfect for anyone without a coding background like myself. I love that I can constantly update my site, publish content, and have a cutting edge design without having any advanced knowledge. To be honest, I couldn't live without it and I'm grateful that I can use it daily to work from my computer.


Kudakwashe N.
Industry: Information Technology & Services
Company size: 13-50 Employees

Wordpress, more than just a CMS

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 12/3/2020
Review Source: Capterra

Pros

I have tried using many CMSs but I should say that Wordpress always stand out, what i really like about using wordpress in the support it happen to have from community which make it easy for one to find a solution to any problem that might be having. Also the community makes it easy to scale wordpress applications from the vast plugins and modules that are easy accessible. As developer what i really love about wordpress is the easy migration process from development server to a live server just changing two values in the database. But most all its free and very easy to use. Ever since i started using wordpress i have developed more that 300 websites and intranets.

Cons

Even though wordpress is free as cms, some of the plugins which are very useful and powerful dont come very cheap and even worse developing your own custom plugins its not as easy like other platforms. I would like to see more tutorials on how to develop your own plugins.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Tim B.
Industry: Media Production
Company size: Self Employed

Veteran WP User

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 5/5/2020
Review Source: Capterra

My overall experience with WordPress has been very positive. I use it for many client websites, including my own websites and find that there really isn't anything I haven't been able to do yet because of the flexibility WordPress offers.

Pros

The thing I like most about WordPress is the ease of functionality when it comes to customizing a website for just about any purpose. I've been using and developing with WordPress since 2006 and know it inside and out. As time goes on, the platform becomes more favorable with many additional options for developers and users to create with. The choices for high-end customization are endless. The best part about WordPress is the community based support. Most questions are usually answered when needed from other like-minded developers and users. At the end of the day, I wouldn't think of trying or using any other software for website creation.

Cons

The only thing I like least about WordPress is because there are so many options available and developers are out in droves, there's little quality control in some aspects when it comes to choosing the wrong scripts. It's worthwhile that you do extensive research before developing with certain add-on options, such as themes or plugins. While the majority of options are so limitless, there tends to be a few bad apples along the way and it's just something you learn by trial and error.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Andrei P.
Industry: Computer Games
Company size: 2-10 Employees

Great for people with no technical skills, bad for the others

Used Other for 2+ years
Reviewed on 24/4/2020
Review Source: Capterra

When we just started with our micro studio we did not have the time to make our own website solution so we picked WordPress which helped us quite a lot in the first few years. However as problems appeared we decided that moving away to something we can control better would be the optimal solution in the long run.
WordPress is too prone to problems, it's slower (because of the database that needs to be queried all the time) and just creates more headaches than not.
We're very happy we got to try it however just to know what to stay away from but this is again, only due to the fact that we can make our own. It would be ridiculous for people to not use WordPress if they don't have much HTML5 knowledge.

WordPress is great for people without technical skills, but that's it.

Pros

The ease of use is WordPress' primordial feat.
Most web hosts provide a 1 click install (which works most of the time) and then you're off to your template website. This whole deal can take between 5 to 20 minutes.

There is a great deal of themes (website "skins" with color themes and layout) and plugins (widgets such as Facebook wall, Email sign-up, etc) that come out of the box. When it comes to community created content (themes & plugins) WordPress is superior compared to other CMS (content management systems like Drupal, Joomla, etc.) simply because the user base is much higher.

and the ease of writing articles and posting them to your live site is incredible. An elementary school student could achieve this without any problems.

Cons

I dislike several things when it comes to WordPress and being quite technical it was a breath of fresh air when I took the time to remake my websites as static (WordPress is dynamic as in it needs to connect to a database to create the pages on the fly)

1. Most web hosts provide a 1 click install and half of the time it didn't work for me. The script bugged and the page stopped receiving data about the setup's % so I lost quite some time waiting on that. Had to reinstall my WordPress using their "1 click install" several times due to the fact that apart from the installation stopping I could also not understand too well the setup steps regarding the database even though I worked for a few years as a PL/SQL developer.

2. Another big issue with WordPress and any CMS is that you're quite limited in moving your website around to different hosts. I had to do that 3 times, and the 3rd time I stopped migrating the WordPress site and just created a new website myself from scratch. The migration required a paid plugin to fully export everything. WordPress has an export option but it did not export half of my content (usually images), let alone the theme and my modifications to it. So if your host starts acting up and you're losing potential clients good luck moving a WordPress website fast.

3. The amount of updates that need to be carried on can break your website if you use what WordPress is renowned for: plugins - as they require the developer to update them

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 3.0/10

Stephanie R.
Industry: Judiciary
Company size: 13-50 Employees

Open Source and Powerful

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 28/4/2020
Review Source: Capterra

It's a great thing. It's my default platform for new websites, as it is easy and fast to deploy and gives room for clients to do updates themselves.

Pros

I use wordpress.org (the open source) not to be confused with wordpress.com (that platform with charged hosting). You can download the platform and self-host it fairly easily without the higher cost of the .com. I've generally found plugins for what I need, and when I can't find something exact, code is accessible to customize with a little PHP knowledge. I usually set up accounts with a child theme (meaning I take one I like but then customize it for my needs). Switching out themes (think skins) for sites is easy and a nice way to try things out.

Cons

It's not super secure Because it is opensource and many people contribute, you'll get a lot of bad plugins and vulnerabilities, so it's important to read reviews and update frequently. I find the dashboard easy and intuitive, but a lot of clients do struggle with it. As a web developer I've had many people come to me to update their CMS sites even though they should be able to do it themselves, they find it intimidating.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Ron T.
Industry: Marketing & Advertising
Company size: 2-10 Employees

Best CMS Software

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 26/4/2020
Review Source: Capterra

I use Wordpress every day, it's functionality is perfect for anyone without a coding background like myself. I love that I can constantly update my site, publish content, and have a cutting edge design without having any advanced knowledge. To be honest, I couldn't live without it and I'm grateful that I can use it daily to work from my computer.

Pros

Wordpress is absolutely the best CMS software on the market. It's no wonder such a large percentage of websites use it to publish content. I see people make the mistake of using a competitor over and over and have frustrations. This is especially true, in the blogging and content creation realm. The functionality and plug and play aspect of building a website is the best of the best.

Cons

There aren't many issues I have with WP itself. Occasionally if you decide to go with a theme that isn't updated by the author or developer then you may have an issue with that particular theme, but keeping an eye on the updates and choosing one that is great in design, functionality, and is consistently updated is an easy way to overcome this.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

User recommendation
8.6/10
Based on 11,571 user ratings
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Wordpress Pricing

Wordpress Pricing

Starting from
€4.00/month
Free Trial
Free
Subscription
Value for money

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 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.

Value for Money
4.6/5
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Wordpress Features

Wordpress Features

API
Access Control
Activity Dashboard
Automatic Notifications
Content Management
Custom Forms
Customisable Branding
Customisable Templates
Data Import/Export
Drag & Drop Interface
Electronic Payments
Order Management
Product Catalogue
Reporting & Statistics
SEO Management
Search Functionality
Social Media Integration
Third Party Integration
Website Management
eCommerce Management
Features
4.5/5
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Additional information for Wordpress

Additional information for Wordpress

Key features of Wordpress

  • Anti spam
  • Automatic backup
  • Content management
  • Continuous backup
  • Custom landing pages
  • Customizable branding
  • Customizable templates
  • Data import/export
  • Demographic data
  • Design management
  • Document storage
  • Drag & drop interface
  • Email integration
  • File management
  • Image editing
  • Integrated stats system
  • Landing page templates
  • Multi-language
  • Multimedia support
  • Performance reports
  • Privacy options, including members-only blogs
  • SEO management
  • Sidebar widgets
  • Social media integration
  • Social network marketing
  • Subscriber management
  • Text editing
  • Visitor tracking
  • Visual analytics
  • WYSIWYG editor
  • Website builder
  • Website creation
  • Website management

Benefits

  • 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.

  • Wordpress FAQs

    Wordpress FAQs

    Below are some frequently asked questions for Wordpress.

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Wordpress offer?

    Wordpress offers the following pricing plans:

    Starting from: €4.00/month

    Pricing model: Free, Subscription

    Free Trial: Not 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.

    Q. What are the main features of Wordpress?

    Wordpress offers the following features:

    • Anti spam
    • Automatic backup
    • Content management
    • Continuous backup
    • Custom landing pages
    • Customizable branding
    • Customizable templates
    • Data import/export
    • Demographic data
    • Design management
    • Document storage
    • Drag & drop interface
    • Email integration
    • File management
    • Image editing
    • Integrated stats system
    • Landing page templates
    • Multi-language
    • Multimedia support
    • Performance reports
    • Privacy options, including members-only blogs
    • SEO management
    • Sidebar widgets
    • Social media integration
    • Social network marketing
    • Subscriber management
    • Text editing
    • Visitor tracking
    • Visual analytics
    • WYSIWYG editor
    • Website builder
    • Website creation
    • Website management

    Q. Who are the typical users of Wordpress?

    Wordpress has the following typical customers:

    Freelancers, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Non Profit, Public Administrations, Small Business

    Q. What languages does Wordpress support?

    Wordpress supports the following languages:

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

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Wordpress offer?

    Wordpress has the following pricing plans:

    Free, Subscription

    Q. Does Wordpress support mobile devices?

    Wordpress supports the following devices:

    Android, iPhone, iPad

    Q. What other apps does Wordpress integrate with?

    Wordpress integrates with the following applications:

    Administrate, BookingLive, Cloudware City, Mailigen, Mailjet, Net-Results, Raven, Sendloop, WordStream SEO for FireFox, aMember Pro

    Q. What level of support does Wordpress offer?

    Wordpress offers the following support options:

    Online Support, Knowledge Base