Wordpress

Wordpress

Website creation and publishing platform

4.6/5 (11043 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
6910

Very good
3427

Average
620

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
Chase P.

Perfect Tools for Building a Website Without Coding Skills

We have been very happy with WordPress for our use. We are a small organization and don't have any coding skills, so we needed something that we could use, update, manage without a lot of prior knowledge. We've had to make a lot of changes to Wordpress in order to keep is secure, and Wordpress is making large strides to help simplify this.


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.


Torre C.

Extremely flexible, feature rich website platform

This platform is the foundation of our current business operations - we use it for all client websites. It is an incredible tool when used in the way it was intended, and allows our clients to maintain ownership of and flexibility updating their websites themselves.


Chase P.
Industry: Nonprofit Organization Management
Company size: 13-50 Employees

Perfect Tools for Building a Website Without Coding Skills

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 28/05/2019
Review Source: Capterra

We have been very happy with WordPress for our use. We are a small organization and don't have any coding skills, so we needed something that we could use, update, manage without a lot of prior knowledge. We've had to make a lot of changes to Wordpress in order to keep is secure, and Wordpress is making large strides to help simplify this.

Pros

Wordpress was very simple to set up and get going. There are a lot of great templates to get started and lots of great plugins to use. Without any coding skills, we were able to get a fully functioning website up and running in a matter of hours, rather than days, months, or years.

Cons

There is a lot of maintenance and when you need to start customizing things beyond what your template or plugins are able to do for you, it can be really difficult. Wordpress was obviously created as a blogging platform, but has widely been used as a web designer. It is pretty clear that there are limitations when it comes to using Wordpress as a full website.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 9.0/10

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

Great but not for EVERY website

Used Weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed on 12/02/2020
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 14/01/2020
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 26/02/2020
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

Torre C.
Industry: Information Technology & Services
Company size: 2-10 Employees

Extremely flexible, feature rich website platform

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 16/03/2020
Review Source: Capterra

This platform is the foundation of our current business operations - we use it for all client websites. It is an incredible tool when used in the way it was intended, and allows our clients to maintain ownership of and flexibility updating their websites themselves.

Pros

WordPress being the most widely used website platform on the internet makes it also the most flexible and feature-rich from our experience. If there's something you want to do, someone has figured out how to do it already and you can benefit from that. If you're experiencing an issue, someone else has also likely experience that issue and has figured it out, again benefiting you. I love how this platform can be the foundation for almost anything you can dream up aesthetically and functionally.

Cons

It isn't necessarily intuitive for someone who has never used it before, which creates a relatively steep learning curve for someone wanting to build a site themselves. Also, it is VERY easy to hire someone who makes WordPress hard to use and edit things on your own site which is a shame, but a result of the flexibility of the platform and the abundance of people who offer WordPress related services at a discount.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

User recommendation
8.6/10
Based on 11,043 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 11,043 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
Product Catalog
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