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What Is WordPress?

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

Who Uses WordPress?

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
Allen
Allen
President in Canada
Verified LinkedIn User
Health, Wellness & Fitness, 2–10 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
Reviewer Source

Joji of web development highly customizable but complex to use

5.0 2 months ago New

Pros:

Once I got to run through on how to use WordPress, (we use the Divi theme on my website) and I've been learning steadily ever since. It's easy to edit and create content posts and is Web pages.

Cons:

It's very complicated to get started. I wouldn't do it by myself. I hired a team to get the website started and whenever I want to add content I have a team start off the design and wireframe of the page while I create and design the content.

Regina
Manager in US
Marketing & Advertising, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Alternatives Considered:

Freedom In Website Design and Development with Wordpress

5.0 2 months ago New

Comments: I LOVE It! I've used it for years, and I keep learning new stuff all the time.

Pros:

I LOVE the ability to customize and add a variety of added features without being nickeled and dimed for every additional thing. Unlike some other "easier to use" platforms out there, WP offers a lot of customization and many plugins, themes, and extra cost nothing to implement.

Cons:

There is a learning curve and it's not beginner-friendly if you know nothing about installing it, etc.

Verified Reviewer
Verified LinkedIn User
Pharmaceuticals, 11–50 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Fine for the basics, out of date for everything else

3.0 2 months ago New

Pros:

Uploading content is still easy on WP and if you have a good dev build an easy to use and simply designed site, it can be a great option for people just looking to change copy and upload blogs or template pages. Plug-ins help simplify what might be complex for new users such as analytics, tag manager or other integrations, and linking it with things such as Mailchimp and other services is easy.

Cons:

Designing on WP is clunky and feels 10 years out of date now. Whilst templates can help - making design amendments or customising blocks feels like running the risk of breaking a theme- and unless you are a front end developer and marketer, is too much of an investment of time Drag and drop editing is not intuitive (unless you have an excellent dev built theme) and you often have to lean on plugins to do jobs that are easy on other platforms. Creating modern, interactive sites that are also easy to amend and add to is too complicated and often not possible. Interactive elements feel like adding PowerPoint animations to your website often and take far longer than other platforms to build and test

Pedro
Pedro
CEO in Portugal
Verified LinkedIn User
Information Technology & Services, 2–10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

WordPress is the way to go

5.0 4 months ago

Pros:

I've been growing with this platform as a developer and entrepreneur. It has been an amazing journey so far because it has shifted from a "blog platform" to a "do whatever you want with it" platform. In my company we've already worked with SO many different project - and some really big. The flexibility of WordPress is amazing and if we know how to work with it, this can be very powerful! I'm obviously referring to the open-source solution, not the wordpress.com version.

Cons:

The well known cons are related to the way WP saves information into database and how it works with it. That's basically the biggest problem with it. But that's also something that when we know what we are doing, we can actually play with our own tables or even our separate database, Everything is possible!

Madeleine
Web Designer in US
Marketing & Advertising, 11–50 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

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5.0 2 months ago New

Comments: Super flexible. Tons of themes to download that can suit your needs. A huge plugin library. Everything you could need and more without being restricted to base templates with no customizations.

Pros:

WordPress gives me the most freedom out of every other website builder I have tried. There are so many ways you can make your website your own and there is so much documentation if you need support.

Cons:

A knowledge of some coding is hugely helpful with WordPress. Not necessarily required, but sometimes there is some WordPress troubleshooting that can be solved easier when you know the code in the background.