Wordpress

Wordpress

Website creation and publishing platform

4.6/5 (11052 reviews)

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, Taiwanese, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian

Screenshots

Wordpress screenshot: Media library
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Wordpress Reviews

Wordpress Reviews

Overall rating
4.6
/
5
Excellent
6912

Very good
3433

Average
621

Poor
67

Terrible
19

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

WordPress: A Complete CMS To Start Swiftly Your Brand New Website/Blog

WordPress helps to make a powerful website or web application, it suitable if you are in hurry to start your website, it has multiple plugin which saves your development time.

With WordPress you can easily build eCommerce based website and other services related websites, within few days if you have all the resources required to build it.

My overall experience with WordPress is very impressive.


Kenkome A.

WordPress review

in general I have gained a lot using WordPress. I would never have been able to build a site and manage and maintain it efficiently myself. I am satisfied with my experience with WordPress, there are still some small things that need to be improved. WordPress is an ideal tool for hobbyists who want to have their own site. And I made a lot of savings by choosing WordPress.


Verified Reviewer

Great but not for EVERY website

Overall a popular and good place to start for beginners and medium size businesses but it's not the solution for every single site out there and it can be a pain to develop something that needs scaling in Wordpress because your data is quite "dirty" and on the Wordpress way. Be aware of security issues and performance degradation over time. Think before you choose.


Jeremy V.

Versatile with plenty of options!

Wordpress is extremely easy to use in comparison to some other website softwares. You can make a basic page for a business or blog in a matter of hours and have it up and running. There are quite a few themes that it is very likely the design you want has already been created.


Sven E.

The industry standard for a reason

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.


Shareque M.
Industry: Information Technology & Services
Company size: 13-50 Employees

WordPress: A Complete CMS To Start Swiftly Your Brand New Website/Blog

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 21/1/2020
Review Source: Capterra

WordPress helps to make a powerful website or web application, it suitable if you are in hurry to start your website, it has multiple plugin which saves your development time.

With WordPress you can easily build eCommerce based website and other services related websites, within few days if you have all the resources required to build it.

My overall experience with WordPress is very impressive.

Pros

WordPress allows to quickly setup and go live with few customization, I like its installation facility with too easy to use.

It has n number of plugin which are free and as well as premium version as well, you may choose accordingly to your requirement.

Its best for blogging purpose or for personal website, its easy to maintain and upgrade-able.

Cons

Its become complicated if you install multiple plugin without knowing is it compatible or not. So make sure you must update only when you need to update it.

Otherwise its very convenient to use and maintain through out the development stages. It allows to share plugins or code to reuse in other project as well.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 9.0/10

Kenkome A.
Industry: Insurance
Company size: 1,001-5,000 Employees

WordPress review

Used Weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed on 29/3/2020
Review Source: Capterra

in general I have gained a lot using WordPress. I would never have been able to build a site and manage and maintain it efficiently myself. I am satisfied with my experience with WordPress, there are still some small things that need to be improved. WordPress is an ideal tool for hobbyists who want to have their own site. And I made a lot of savings by choosing WordPress.

Pros

4 years ago I decided to create a blog to promote insurance products on the internet. I had no programming skills, I wanted to hire someone to do the work but the cost was high. I joined a Facebook group for programmers and asked if it was possible to create and manage a blog without any programming skills. I got several responses with a few suggestions. I explored each of his suggestions and WordPress was the one that caught my attention the most. I was able to create my own blog in 3 hours without any programming skills. WordPress asked me a few questions and based on my answers they suggested the most suitable themes for your blog and you can customize it as you wish. WordPress offers several free tools to optimize your site or blog on all levels. I use Quick AdSense to promote my products on my blog, I use a Google AdSense plug-in to monetize my blog by displaying Google ads. WordPress is really the perfect tool for amateurs. I've been using WordPress for 5 years now and I've never used a professional to help on anything. I do everything myself like a pro.

Cons

the degree of customization is not the same on all themes. on some themes you can almost all modify and on others it's very limited which is really annoying. when I create my blog the theme I took wasn't my favorite one the one I would prefer didn't offer a lot of customization possibilities. the mobile version of WordPress is difficult to use and the visualization on mobile distorts a little bit the elements of the site. some elements that appear on pc don't appear on mobile. this makes it very difficult to manage my blog by phone. you can't make deep changes like modifying your theme easily using a phone which is very annoying when you move without your pc.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Verified Reviewer
Industry: Information Technology & Services
Company size: Self Employed

Great but not for EVERY website

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

Overall a popular and good place to start for beginners and medium size businesses but it's not the solution for every single site out there and it can be a pain to develop something that needs scaling in Wordpress because your data is quite "dirty" and on the Wordpress way. Be aware of security issues and performance degradation over time. Think before you choose.

Pros

Wordpress is great, if it wasn't they wouldn't have 30% of the websites on internet running on their platform. What makes Wordpress great is that specifically, since it's so widespread is super easy to find support, developers, hosting, plugins, themes, you name it.

Generally speaking Wordpress is easy for non-technical users to setup and hit the ground running, some people can have their own custom blog on the day. Wordpress is user friendly and has a myriad of plugins that can put your site on steroids, for free.

I develop Wordpress sites often and it's suitable for many cases, but not all.

Cons

My main problem is that Wordpress has become a shapeless behemoth, trying to fullfil every single need out there in the web (impossible) and losing some of its strenghts on the way. Quickly here some of the current issues it's facing:

- If Wordpress is a Blogging platform, then it's quite incomplete because it lacks native translation and custom content types out of the box.
- If it's a framework to develop sites, why I have to remove legacy bloat and spend a great deal of my developing time adapting the pseudo-blogging framework into something else?
- Wordpress is well known to have security issues, but still the core allows unsafe passwords and no backend renaming has yet been enabled on the core.
- Wordpress is Heavily reliant in plugins, one of them updates or breaks and your whole site might break.
- Wordpress is not MVC complaint.

With Wordpress sites I always have this feeling of not knowing how the site will look tomorrow, I have to spend more time worrying about it than developing it.

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 8.0/10

Jeremy V.
Industry: Mental Health Care
Company size: 1,001-5,000 Employees

Versatile with plenty of options!

Used Weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed on 14/1/2020
Review Source: Capterra

Wordpress is extremely easy to use in comparison to some other website softwares. You can make a basic page for a business or blog in a matter of hours and have it up and running. There are quite a few themes that it is very likely the design you want has already been created.

Pros

Wordpress offers the most options and built in plugins if you are willing to pay. With how broad the use of wordpress is there are also plenty of resources online to help you build and expand your webpage. You can edit your site and get it up and running in a matter of hours.

Cons

When you are starting out on wordpress there are features and plugins are are only available at higher priced points. Unfortunately you have to pay for the entire year so there is not much flexibility in terms of trying things out for a short period of time before committing.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 7.0/10

Sven E.
Industry: Information Services
Company size: Self Employed

The industry standard for a reason

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

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 7.0/10

User recommendation
8.6/10
Based on 11,052 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
Product Catalogue
Reporting & Statistics
SEO Management
Search Functionality
Social Media Integration
Template Management
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, Taiwanese, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian

    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:

    Knowledge Base, Online Support