Wordpress

Wordpress

Website creation and publishing platform

4.6/5 (11554 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, Turkish, Ukrainian, Taiwanese, Thai

Screenshots

Wordpress screenshot: Media library
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Wordpress Reviews

Wordpress Reviews

Overall rating
4.6
/
5
Excellent
7222

Very good
3591

Average
651

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
Justin S.

There is a reason it is the most commonly used

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.


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.


Jessica T.

Wordpress, NOT for Complete Beginners

Although Wordpress is a fairly fast and easy way to get website up and running relatively fast, it requires a lot of upkeep, maintenance, and constant monitoring and continuous configuring of code updates and settings to keep running smoothly and safely in the long run. Do not reccomend to complete beginners or novices. Highly recommend to business owners who have a budget for proper upkeep and maintenance.


Traver F.

Not a better website platform out there

Again, I've been using WordPress for years across no less than 5 sites. I'm not an advanced user by any stretch of the imagination. I hardly go into the code, and I need to lookup how to do anything outside my normal level of operation. For the average person, WordPress is easy to navigate and self-explanatory.

You'll need help setting up the initial site if you aren't at least intermediate level with web design. But maintenance and daily posts are easy to handle for any beginner.


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.


Justin S.
Industry: Computer Software
Company size: 51-200 Employees

There is a reason it is the most commonly used

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 13/11/2019
Review Source: Capterra

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

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

Open Source and Powerful

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 28/04/2020
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

Jessica T.
Industry: Internet
Company size: Self Employed

Wordpress, NOT for Complete Beginners

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 14/02/2020
Review Source: Capterra

Although Wordpress is a fairly fast and easy way to get website up and running relatively fast, it requires a lot of upkeep, maintenance, and constant monitoring and continuous configuring of code updates and settings to keep running smoothly and safely in the long run. Do not reccomend to complete beginners or novices. Highly recommend to business owners who have a budget for proper upkeep and maintenance.

Pros

Highly customizable with extensive knowledge and experience

Cons

Doesn't work out the box, needs a lot of customization and configuring in order to work properly, not for Complete beginners.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Traver F.
Industry: Construction
Company size: 13-50 Employees

Not a better website platform out there

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 03/04/2020
Review Source: Capterra

Again, I've been using WordPress for years across no less than 5 sites. I'm not an advanced user by any stretch of the imagination. I hardly go into the code, and I need to lookup how to do anything outside my normal level of operation. For the average person, WordPress is easy to navigate and self-explanatory.

You'll need help setting up the initial site if you aren't at least intermediate level with web design. But maintenance and daily posts are easy to handle for any beginner.

Pros

I have been using WordPress for years. I've attempted to switch website platforms before, not necessarily by choice (someone else has usually initiated the switch). But nothing has come close to the ease of use for WordPress. Plugins are easy to add, themes are easy to find and customize. Adding posts is a breeze, just create a new one. Pages are much the same way, but aren't attached to your blog page. You can select which page because the home page and which page is the blog page. Nearly everything is customizable.

Cons

Some features are hard to find. Particularly when you add a new plugin. A lot of plugins will have links on the plugin page that take you to their settings, but not all. Some plugins end up on the navigation on the left hand side, but not all. For the few that get buried deep in a linking tree somewhere, it can be difficult to find the plugin to make edits. This isn't necessarily WordPresses fault, but they could make it a little easier.

WordPress also usually doesn't handle customer service issues. Every plugin and theme has it's own developers and WordPress is no help with them at all. You have to contact the plugin owner. And that can be hard at times. I've had better luck getting my web host to help me with WordPress related issues than WordPress themselves.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 9.0/10

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

Best CMS Software

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 26/04/2020
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 11,554 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
Based on 11,554 user ratings
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Wordpress Features

Wordpress Features

API
Access Control
Activity Dashboard
Automatic Notifications
Content Management
Custom Forms
Customizable Branding
Customizable Templates
Data Import/Export
Drag & Drop Interface
Electronic Payments
Order Management
Product Catalog
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