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

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Anyone creating or requiring a modern web presence.

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Reviews of WordPress

Average score

Overall
4.6
Ease of Use
4.2
Customer Service
4.1
Features
4.5
Value for Money
4.6

Reviews by company size (employees)

  • <50
  • 51-200
  • 201-1,000
  • >1,001
Ron
Ron
CEO in US
Verified LinkedIn User
Marketing & Advertising, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

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Best CMS Software

5.0 3 years ago

Comments: 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.

Romaric
Romaric
Web and graphic designer in Cameroon
Verified LinkedIn User
Computer Software, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Wordpress

5.0 2 months ago

Comments: WordPress helps me to maintain a nice & smooth web design experience and enables me to remain responsive as per meeting up with our client's project expectations. It's really a nice CMS and I highly recommend it to every web design aspirant.

Pros:

WordPress is the most flexible and easy-to-work-with CMS I've used so far. I tried out other alternatives like Drupal and others, but WordPress makes the entire web-building experience easy.The tool is beginner friendly and supports a lot of third-party plugins which broadens its functionality, making my designs look great.There are many documents (provided by wordpress.org) for beginners who are just getting started and kin of help to minimize the apprenticeship process.I can't emphasize enough the flexibility I have when working on my projects (and clients') with WordPress. As a matter of, it's a tool I can't do without.

Cons:

One major problem with WordPress is that there is no live support--the only place to get the support it's the community forum which isn't guaranteed (as support is provided by random users).

Elisabeth
Web Designer in Puerto Rico
Design, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
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Not very user friendly, especially for beginners

3.0 2 months ago

Comments: Overall, I didn't like WordPress. I ended up switching to another platform to host my website because it was just too complicated to manage.

Pros:

I liked that WordPress is essentially unlimited when it comes to what you can do visually. You can really create any type of site or webpage and the sky is the limit. WordPress also has many widgets and add-ons available for any type of feature because of its widespread use.

Cons:

WordPress was NOT user friendly, especially for beginners. When using it, I was completely new to web design and started with WordPress because I knew the name and knew that many people used it, but I found it just utterly confusing to get started. Building anything on my site took ages and there was very little about it that was intuitive.

Eugene
Project Manager in US
Food & Beverages, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
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5.0 3 months ago

Comments: overall, WordPress is a robust an excellent system that I highly recommend for small and medium sized businesses.

Pros:

using WordPress has allowed us to take website development, fully in-house without hiring programmers or outsourcing. What I like most about WordPress is the availability of thousands of templates, compatibility with hundreds of third-party, software, integrations, and the ability to create a professional e-commerce website without any prior coding experience.

Cons:

because there are so many features. Sometimes it is easy to get confused exactly where changes should be made and requires some digging around for the correct settings.

Michael
Michael
Office Services Clerk in Canada
Verified LinkedIn User
Law Practice, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
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Like the basic functionality and affordable price

5.0 2 weeks ago New

Comments: Generally a positive experience, good deals, but a very steep learning curve for the first time user. I do like the end result, and the cost is a little reasonable compared to other services. The new app is pretty good, and easy to use across different phones.

Pros:

Very affordable service, and enough tools to start your own web page by yourself. I like the templates that are offered and how you can add email to tour website. The pages in the end looks great, and there are great tools and ad-ons, such owning aa domain or email based domain via Titanmail. The app to edit your page is useful too.

Cons:

Very steep learning curve to the uninitiated, feels like you have to hire someone to max out its full potential, or pay alot more on add ons to make your website close to professional looking. Not much drag or drop functions, not sure if that's an add on. I love the conversion preview when you choose a template and how it compares to from pc web page to mobile web. I wish the learning curve wasn't too steep.