About WordPress

WordPress is an open-source, cloud-based content management system based on PHP and MySQL that helps small to large businesses create, manage and publish content for websites. The customizable solution allows enterprises to use plugins, widgets, and themes to improve traffic-driven content across multiple websites.

Features of WordPress include a content manager, a drag-and-drop interface, templates, dynamic page generation, password protection, multi-page posts, previewing and publishing. It comes with a drag-and-drop file uploader and media browser, which allows users to upload and store pictures, music, videos, documents and more. Additionally, it provides auto-saving and restoring functionalities for businesses to automatically ...


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Supported Operating System(s):

Web browser (OS agnostic)

11,563 Reviews of WordPress

Average User Ratings

Overall

4.55 / 5 stars

Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

4.5

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

4.5

Ratings Snapshot

5 stars

(7,225)

7,225

4 stars

(3,596)

3,596

3 stars

(652)

652

2 stars

(69)

69

1 stars

(21)

21

Likelihood to Recommend

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Showing 1 - 5 of 11563 results

March 2020

Kudakwashe from Madrush Technologies

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Industry: Information Technology and Services

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

5.0

March 2020

Wordpress, more than just a CMS

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.

Reasons for Choosing WordPress

At the moment wordpress tick all the right boxes for me. Be it security, easy content management, REST Api integration, eCommerce support using woocommerce, community support among other things.

May 2020

Tim from Lookwhoo LLC

Company Size: 1 employee

Industry: Media Production

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

4.0

May 2020

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.

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.

Reasons for Choosing WordPress

I chose WordPress over alternatives because of the quality, community support and endless options for developing and designing a website.

April 2020

Andrei from JeFawk Games

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Industry: Computer Games

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

4.0

Functionality

3.0

April 2020

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.

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

April 2020

Stephanie from Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Industry: Judiciary

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

3.0

Functionality

5.0

April 2020

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.

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.

Reasons for Choosing WordPress

Wordpress is much more powerful, and if you self-host then it is much cheaper

April 2020

Ron from Red Pill Rebellion

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Industry: Marketing and Advertising

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

5.0

April 2020

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.

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.

Reasons for Choosing WordPress

IT was simply the best, had more integrations and is easy to use.