Skip to main content
TrustRadius
WordPress

WordPress

Overview

What is WordPress?

Wordpress is an open-source publishing platform popular with bloggers, and a content management system, known for its simplicity and modifiability. Websites may host their own blogging communities, controlling and moderating content from a single dashboard.

Read more
Recent Reviews

Best Website CRM Tool

9 out of 10
July 02, 2022
WordPress helps our business to make it online easily. It is easy, flexible, and faster. WordPress helps me too. update posts easily as it …
Continue reading
Read all reviews

Awards

Products that are considered exceptional by their customers based on a variety of criteria win TrustRadius awards. Learn more about the types of TrustRadius awards to make the best purchase decision. More about TrustRadius Awards

Popular Features

View all 16 features
  • Admin section (131)
    8.7
    87%
  • Mobile optimization / responsive design (129)
    8.5
    85%
  • Library of website themes (130)
    8.4
    84%
  • Page templates (128)
    8.1
    81%

Reviewer Pros & Cons

View all pros & cons

Video Reviews

3 videos

User Review: WordPress Maintains Ease of Use While Providing a Variety of Content Management Tools
02:52
Content Manager Recommends WordPress for Growing Platforms: User Review
03:04
User Review: WordPress Steps Up Blogger's Game With Its Professional Display Styles
02:49
Return to navigation

Pricing

View all pricing
N/A
Unavailable

What is WordPress?

Wordpress is an open-source publishing platform popular with bloggers, and a content management system, known for its simplicity and modifiability. Websites may host their own blogging communities, controlling and moderating content from a single dashboard.

Entry-level set up fee?

  • No setup fee
For the latest information on pricing, visithttps://www.trustradius.com/buyer…

Offerings

  • Free Trial
  • Free/Freemium Version
  • Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Would you like us to let the vendor know that you want pricing?

40 people also want pricing

Alternatives Pricing

What is Wix?

Wix is a hosted website builder, designed to be user-friendly and customizable without requiring coding from the user. It is well-known for its eCommerce solution, which allows users to build an online store.

What is Squarespace?

Squarespace is a CMS platform that allows users to create a DIY blog, eCommerce store, and/or portfolio (visual art or music). Some Squarespace website and shop templates are industry or use case-specific, such as menu builders for restaurant sites.

Return to navigation

Product Demos

WordPress. Troubleshooter. Site Header Menu Missing Or Does Not Look Like Demo Header Menu

YouTube

How to make your website look like WordPress theme demo

YouTube

WordPress [#18] How to Install WordPress theme | Theme Demo Import | How to Reset WordPress Website

YouTube

Popup Maker Demo & Review | Plugin for Wordpress

YouTube

Revolution Slider for WordPress Full Demo

YouTube

WordPress Theme 1-Click Demo Import Explained

YouTube
Return to navigation

Features

Security

This component helps a company minimize the security risks by controlling access to the software and its data, and encouraging best practices among users.

8.3
Avg 8.1

Platform & Infrastructure

Features related to platform-wide settings and structure, such as permissions, languages, integrations, customizations, etc.

6.5
Avg 7.7

Web Content Creation

Features that support the creation of website content.

8
Avg 7.6

Web Content Management

Features for managing website content

7.9
Avg 7.4
Return to navigation

Product Details

What is WordPress?

Wordpress is an open-source publishing platform popular with bloggers and a content management system. The appearance of a Wordpress site and many of its functions are managed through themes, and further customizable through altering code, though altering code is not required; templates and plugins to expand its capabilities are plentiful. Wordpress features integrated link management, and a search-engine friendly permalink structure. WordPress now allows multiple blogs to exist within one installation. Websites may host their own blogging communities, controlling and moderating content from a single dashboard.

Wordpress is popular due to its simplicity and modifiability. Furthermore implementing Wordpress costs only time. Two paid versions exist. The $99 premium plan allows a user an ad free custom domain with 13GB of space and advanced customization. The $299 Business plan allows unlimited space and supports eCommerce as well.

WordPress Video

How to use WordPress, a step by step tutorial. Learn to when to use WordPress, how to install a theme, and how to use each of the program's tools.

WordPress Competitors

WordPress Technical Details

Operating SystemsUnspecified
Mobile ApplicationNo

Frequently Asked Questions

Wordpress is an open-source publishing platform popular with bloggers, and a content management system, known for its simplicity and modifiability. Websites may host their own blogging communities, controlling and moderating content from a single dashboard.

LiveJournal and Populr are common alternatives for WordPress.

Reviewers rate Admin section highest, with a score of 8.7.

The most common users of WordPress are from Small Businesses (1-50 employees).
Return to navigation

Comparisons

View all alternatives
Return to navigation

Reviews and Ratings

(3211)

Attribute Ratings

Reviews

(1-25 of 169)
Companies can't remove reviews or game the system. Here's why
Shikher Goyal | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We use WordPress primarily for creating e-commerce web stores across various industries such as education, fashion, and marketing. WordPress requires no prior experience in coding to develope the webpages and we can integrate various plugings from the store to add more features to the website like - payment gateway, social share buttons. We streamline the development process, enhance functionality, and cater to the specific needs of different business sectors.
  • WordPress is user-friendly and good for SEO as well
  • Lots of customization is available through plugins.
  • User Management and access control is better than other CMS
  • Easy E-commerce Integration with woocommerce plugin.
  • Security of the website could improve.
  • Speed of the websites is not that great..after installing 7-8 plugins I've found.
  • There are various plugins of poor quality that can be improve in my opinion.
WordPress websites is well suited for sites like: - Blogs, Content Publishing, Small to Medium Business, Informational Websites, Non-profits, Informational and Non-profits webistes. Conversely, there are scenarios where WordPress might be less appropriate - Highly Customized Web Applications, Large-scale Enterprise Solutions, and Specialized E-commerce Platforms with over 2000 products listed.
Thomas Pittman | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We use a custom-built theme on top of WordPress platform. We also use a wide variety of WordPress plugins and integrations to complete our CMS stack including WooCommerce e-com store integration. We have a small marketing team and also several 3rd party resources that collaborate together through the platform for all website-related tasks including coding, order fulfillment, and basic edits through the WYSIWYG editor.
  • Integrations
  • Easy to Use Interface for Website Updates (WYSIWYG Editor)
  • Blog Integration and Management
  • The Backend Dashboard has become pretty bloated over time. Can be tough to navigate for non-experts.
  • Plugin management - It's a struggle to constantly stay on top of your plugins, make sure they are compatible and updated, etc. A better way to manage them all would be very useful.
  • More lightweight WYSIWYG editors - If you use an out of the box, or even customized standard template, the page weight can quickly grow and become cumbersome for speed, negatively impacting SEO scores.
WordPress is tough to beat if you are looking for a highly customizable, low-cost CMS with all the functionality that you could ever need all in one, please. There's a reason why it is the standard for custom CMS across the web and continues to remain dominant in terms of usage despite the proliferation of competitors currently in the market such as Wix, GoDaddy website builder, etc.
Alex Nejako | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
WordPress is a great platform for hosting a Web Site and its content. It not only allows you to create a Web Site and manage its content but also to host Coupons, Blogs, and other features. It has been very good as a Marketing Web Site platform, including in situations where multiple Web sites are hosted for different Divisions.
  • Coupons
  • Blogs
  • Web Pages
  • Plug Ins
  • It is a bit hard for non-technical users to administer it since the back end of WordPress involves PHP and JavaScript.
  • Some users may not like the interface for composing and publishing content or may not remember to publish their work and leave it in Draft mode.
  • There may be a need to further publicize the formal training program from WordPress with certifications. In past roles we have needed to document everything we do in it very closely and do a great deal of deskside coaching, more so than with other Web content platforms.
WordPress is very well suited for a Marketing or Web Team that has skill at creating content and coding using HTML and JavaScript. It gives you back what you put into it.
It's not as appropriate for teams with low technical skill or where there is not a dedicated HTML/Web developer. But there is enough documentation and support information out there that with dedicated effort, non-technical Users can learn to use it well.
Collins Sarkodieh Aning | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
I was hired as a web developer with extensive experience to create a professional marketing and advertising platform (website) using WordPress. We required a platform similar to WordPress that would support several integrations, allow for flexibility, and yet offer frontend user-friendly usage. In order to improve the platform (website) we wanted to build, we also wanted an open source platform that allows backend coding customization. Finally, we needed a platform that would make it simple for us to fix the website SEO integration in accordance with our SEO requirements and for faster business growth.

One of the key reasons we chose to introduce WordPress was because of its ease of maintenance. We had fantastic success with WordPress because it was able to fix our problems and make our thoughts clear as we started the project.
  • Allows coding customization eg. css
  • Accept lots of plugins
  • Beautiful interface and layouts
  • SEO friendly
  • WordPress and plugin updates conflicts needs to be well reconciled to prevent website errors
  • Converting WordPress into an App should be the new focus for WordPress since Mobile App are mostly in use now
  • WordPress payment gateway functionality should be more open to allow more payment gateways
WordPress is really doing great in terms of e-commerce in Ghana, I use WordPress for all my e-commerce platforms which have been a perfect match for me any day any time. I have always recommended WordPress when it comes to e-commerce as it allows flexibility in products management, import and export of products.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
WordPress support us to showcase our products over Internet, it help us to build dynamic amazing website without writing a single code. Moreover in my experience i like its drag and drop features very much, it help me to shift website layout without help of developer in just couple of second.
  • Blogging
  • Landing Page Creation
  • Need to improve security system
  • Nees to have some type of system that check threat in the plugin
WordPress is contributes our overall digital marketing and branding parts, so it provides us the intuitive website to attract and engaged more visitors on it and helping us to generate leads.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
As a developer WordPress saves me 80% development time. This Php-based CRM helps me to add custom design in the website very easily. WordPress is handy and easy to manage, even a person who doesn't have any coding experience can use WordPress. Ultimately WordPress helps us to manage our organization's website dynamically.
  • Drag and drop option.
  • Can add multiple plugins with no restrictions.
  • Easy user management.
  • Large community support.
  • Need to improve security.
The only thing I want to say WordPress is the best affordable option to design a website quickly. Before having WordPress it was very difficult to manage posts and orders but this CRM helps a lot with using WooCommerce. WordPress makes possible our work.
James Hicks | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
WordPress is our CMS (content management system) of choice for all our blog content properties. Administration is extremely easy since WordPress is operated as a SaaS and does not needed to be loaded on a centralized system.
  • Flexibility - allows contributors to easily customize the content they are creating.
  • Functionality - the ability to load various plugins within the environment bring about much-appreciated functionality (i.e adding contact forms, e-commerce front-ends, photo/video galleries, etc.).
  • Security - WordPress as a platform runs more than 1/3 of the world's internet sites - with that in mind the community is laser-focused on maintaining high-security standards and ensuring that the platform is properly patched against security vulnerabilities.
  • Better controls around the inclusion of 3rd party written plugins within the Plugin Directory - search functionality and classification hasn't changed much in the past few years.
WordPress is THE platform choice for online publishing. Even for those that are knowledgeable about HTML coding, they will still appreciate the framework that WordPress provides (as you can still customize everything about your environment through CSS).
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
WordPress helps our business to make it online easily. It is easy, flexible, and faster. WordPress helps me too. update posts easily as it doesn't require any coding knowledge. One of the best things is it has a proper user management system to create users and assign them as per the required roles.
  • SEO Friendly
  • No Coding Required
  • Most of the plugins are free
  • Need to fix security system, as many times i feel comprised in security.
WordPress helps me to update the status of any work quickly also in my organization it helps to collect users' data by using Contactform7 and provides us the opportunity to showcase our business.
Score 1 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
As of today Jan 29, 2022, I have used WordPress (.com, not .org) as my hosting platform for my website since 2016. I am paid up for the 1-year business plan, and it doesn't expire till May of 2022. I noticed the WordPress app logo on my phone changed from bright blue to dull blue a couple of days ago, but I didn't think much about it until I went to my website. I believe WordPress took it upon themselves to change my Business Plan to the "free" plan and now all my products in my eCommerce shop are gone! During my experience, the Hestia Lite theme was removed and, in my opinion, everything on my website has changed and it looks awful! I put over a year of work and hundreds of hours getting my website to look beautiful and now, I feel like all of that is lost! To my understanding, free plans don't have access to instant WordPress chat with technical support, so I have to email them and they don't reply on weekends so I believe this will take weeks to resolve. Personally, I am livid and disgusted with WordPress! I ADVISE YOU NOT TO USE WORDPRESS.COM! IN MY OPINION, USE ANOTHER WEB HOSTING SITE!
  • In my experience, changing your website without your authorization.
  • In my experience, I feel that WordPress does not ask permission before doing something.
  • In my opinion, I believe WordPress does not allow instant chat technical support for "free plans".
  • I believe WordPress should contact the owner of the website before requesting to make changes.
  • I believe WordPress should offer instant chat for all plans not just for the business plan.
In my opinion, if a zero was an option I would choose 0 out of 10, but there's no 0 to select. I would strongly recommend people to stay away from WordPress. Because, in my experience, they have shown that those who have paid for the business plan in full for a year in advance that it is NOT a guarantee that they will keep your business plan as they will change it to the "free plan", which I believe will mess up your site horribly!
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
WordPress allows creatives who know little to no code the ability to create stunning websites. In our case, [we have] two sites running simultaneously. Having WordPress was a huge money saver as we were able to build both sites from the ground up and customize both to meet our needs.
  • Easy to use interface
  • Lots of customization
  • Constantly updating and improving
  • Sometimes plugins conflict with each other
  • I prefer the classic editor, so it has been an adjustment to manage our sites within the new interface.
  • Sometimes basic settings are buried several levels deep, and until you learn where to navigate by repetition, it’s frustrating to try and find what you need
WordPress is well suited for small companies like mine where a few people are tasked with [different functions] outside their job description. It allows you to build a web presence quickly and without too much effort. In addition, if you do know how to code, WordPress offers [customization so you] can tweak it to your exact specifications. WordPress has something for everyone. For a large enterprise, I would go to a different platform.
Sebastian Correa Marsico | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
We use WordPress for our main website. Our blog is a huge part of our content and communications efforts and there is no better platform for hosting a blog than WordPress. Another reason is its ease of use and its compatibility with the rest of the marketing tools that we use. It's easy to maintain and to scale. And anything can be done pretty fast.
  • Blog management.
  • Website management.
  • Website security
  • Flexibility.
  • Integrate with pretty much all marketing platforms.
  • Constant updates.
  • Page speed is not the best.
  • Media library management has a lot to improve.
  • Very little native features, you need a plugin for almost everything.
If your business relies heavily on content creation, and particularly on blog posts, then WordPress is really the best option you have. But if you don't have a blog, you only need static pages, or you want to build an eCommerce site, then you might want to explore other alternatives.
Vinay Disodia | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
I have been using WordPress since 2013. I started with the basic blog website and till now I have delivered many Websites based on WordPress for e-commerce and other fields. It's very easy to set up and the plugin library is amazing, everything can be done in a few steps if anyone has the working knowledge. The only drawback is frequent updates and management of the plugins.
  • SEO as its have all the systematic tools to do all the work rather than in PHP or any other website management.
  • Designing- is amazing you have used in house builder or woo-commerce, the elementary page builder for your needs, and some of them with basic features are free.
  • Fast Speed for loading index page and management for cached pages.
  • Migration- in WordPress is easy to just take backup and migrate with the tools of yourself.
  • Creating free plugins for starter business of individual blogs.
  • Getting domain names from WordPress is comparatively high than other domain sellers.
  • Automatic backup should be added in the WordPress itself, right now its not available you have to use 3rd party plugins of can do manually.
A person with basic knowledge can install WordPress easily from the channel but to the actual results, you need the expert. The creating and setup with 3rd party APIs is the time taken and some time WordPress stuck. But overall you have the best tool in the market for website management.
Tom Mulhern | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
I use WordPress to create a stunning and interactive website for my business and the clients who hire me to build them a website. I've used it in the past to build e-commerce websites, intranet sites for companies, blogs, and many other types of websites. WordPress is a simple solution to create stunning websites in minutes.
  • Open Source.
  • Easy to manage.
  • Great templates and plugins.
  • Easy install and maintenance.
  • Dashboard interface needs update.
  • User management.
  • Updates sometimes break the site.
WordPress is a great solution for any sized business looking to launch a website for their company. I have used WordPress to build a website for a large company with thousands of clients, as well as a small podcast with just a few listeners. It really is the Swiss Army Knife of website builders and can work for most business or personal scenarios.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We are a boutique real estate firm that seeks to expand our digital presence and use the internet to drive leads, conversions and new clients to our website. We built our website using WordPress and could not function without it. The sheer versatility and number of great plug-ins make [WorkPress] an all-in-one [product] that we are continuing to learn about and master.
  • Ease of use
  • Versality - lots of additional features through plug-ins
  • Accessible - the popularity of the product means you can get plenty of help
  • It can be glitchy and buggy at times
  • Need to go to 3rd parties for instructions on how to do more complex things
  • It does not always integrate as seamlessly as it could with plug-ins like Yoast SEO
If you're building a website from scratch, WordPress is the way to go. It's relatively straightforward, easy to use, and looks professional. Take your time planning and researching to ensure that you use only the plug-ins and extras you need. This is because using too many plug-ins can slow [down] the site, so for a more advanced website with lots of different features and complex codes you might look elsewhere.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
We are currently using WordPress to host our corporate blog and website. It is primarily used by the marketing department to push out and update content. It helps us host our content all in one centralized location while also creating a pipeline of content to be pushed out across different content pillars.
  • Easy to navigate
  • Easy to push out new content
  • Easy to have multiple users on the platform at the same time
  • One-stop shop
  • There are lots of features, so you need to familiarize yourself with where everything is.
  • Provide more info on what each section means (particularly the meta description/SEO sections).
WordPress is the best platform to use for hosting your corporate blog or your website. It's easy to populate the various sections in WordPress and then see it get pushed live directly onto your website. You can always go in and edit any section you see fit. Super easy to use!
Carrie Berens | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
As a start up, we boot-strapped much of our launch and did a lot of things ourselves. We developed our first website using WordPress and it was easy to use for a non-webmaster/designer. Since then we've had our site professionally designed and they also use WordPress. It's a great platform for both beginners and professionals.
  • Easy to use
  • Lots of flexibility
  • Tons of tools
  • Not as intuitive as basic builders, but more function a flexibility
  • Can be overwhelming for a beginner because there are so many options
Because it's opensource, WordPress has an almost infinite array of options, styles, tools and ways to customize your website. It's pretty easy for a novice to quickly customize preset themes to the look and function they want. It's also a great platform for the experts and designers to get creative with.
Oleksandr Torlo | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
When I had a question with the development of a corporate website, we had 3 ways - to do it ourselves from scratch, to outsource it, to do it on ready-made CMS. Outsourcing for a young start-up is expensive and to make from a scratch also was not a variant, since we have already made our main product from scratch.
When choosing a CMS, I had several options, but I settled on WordPress and did not regret it later.
We bought a ready-made template that was very suitable for us and in days, not months, filled it with content and changed it a little visually.
The result is simply stunning and we like it.
  • Tons of extensions.
  • A millions of great templates for every case.
  • Simple but powerful admin interface.
  • More then enough educational courses and videos.
  • The code style to make own extensions.
  • The speed of engine, especially with extensions installed.
  • Many things could be placed into the basic distributive not in the plugins.
If you want to make a good and future-expandable website simply and quickly without involving programmers, then of course pay attention to WordPress. If it's just a landing page, then you can choose another online website builder.
When choosing WordPress, be prepared for the fact that a lot of things are implemented in plugins here, but you have to pay for all the good things. And therefore, the cost of ownership can be quite high over time.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
First of all, it is free. With WordPress, you don't need to know to code. It has lots of plugins and themes that make your work easier. If you choose the right tool, you can make some great websites. We were using it for our internal websites. Also, we're doing WordPress websites for customers, too. Our IT team was using it and was glad to use it.
  • It is free
  • Great optimization
  • Fully changeable user interfaces
  • Easy to use admin panel
  • Working well even in lower servers
  • Should support more extensions
  • WordPress should check all extensions that some of them contains dangerous things
  • Standard admin panel must have more customize options
  • Should be more options for security on admin panel
If you need a basic and single-page website, surely WordPress is the best and ideal option. If you are a beginner at making websites, WordPress is the first platform you should start with. You don't have to know how to code if you are using WordPress, that's why almost the best option.
Jess Messenger | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We use WordPress to manage our agency's website, as well as to oversee numerous client web pages. With client accounts, we are responsible for uploading new content. In some cases, we are also responsible for building new pages for their existing websites. For our agency, we use WordPress to keep our blog page regularly updated, present case studies detailing client success stories, add downloadable content like e-books, and showcase our people and their areas of expertise. WordPress helps us manage three different agency websites for the US, Europe, and Australia in one simple-to-use interface. It also enables our clients to build their reputations as thought leaders by posting useful content for their customers.
  • The dashboard is very organized and easy to navigate.
  • Simple to create and duplicate new pages and posts.
  • Easy to preview your changes before you publish content.
  • Numerous plugins are available to provide additional capabilities.
  • It can be difficult to format content (e.g. bulleted lists with spaces between them).
  • Some plugins like Elementor can be slow to load.
  • Media-like images must be quite small in order to successfully upload.
WordPress is ideal for website management, especially if the person overseeing the website has minimal experience with WordPress. This is because the program is fairly easy to learn. You can quickly learn how to add posts and new pages, or simply duplicate existing content to serve as a starting point for new content. It's easy to preview content before it goes live and you can even schedule content to go live on a certain day/time.
Jeanette Carroll | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
I use WordPress to manage our website. I have it integrated with HubSpot and Mailchimp for mailing list signups, contact forms and chats. I've been using it for about 5 year or so with my current company. I found out about WordPress via our website host.
  • You don't need to know html.
  • There are a lot of premade themes to choose from.
  • There are plugins available to do just about anything on your site.
  • There could be more direct support.
  • Some of the themes don't work with specific plugins.
  • I'd love to see more widgets available in my current theme.
It's great for people who want to create a website and don't know html or coding. It's also fairly inexpensive. I would like to see more plugins and widgets work across various themes. Some themes only have certain ones available, and others don't have the widgets that I want but the theme is what I want. It would be great to have the ability to choose a theme and use ALL widgets and plugins.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
WordPress is used by our web developer, our copyrighter and product developer. WordPress is addressing our website needs including our legal educational pages, our blog posts, our landing pages, our digital product eCommerce pages, our drop shipping eCommerce pages and our general inquiry and contact pages. WordPress is the backbone of our website with specialized plugins fulfilling specific functionality.
  • Blog writing
  • Platform to incorporate a magnitude of specific plugins
  • User management
  • WordPress has a moderate learning curve when starting out.
  • Some basic website functionality could be part of the base installation such as sending email.
  • Building a truly responsive site is very challenging but I'm sure an experienced designer using the right web builder can work magic.
WordPress is super customizable which makes it perfect for any type or style of website. Although, this is also an invitation to get lost in the small details of your site. Building a site in WordPress is also fast - If you can stay focused on the most important aspects of your site, you'll have it up and running in no time.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Our company uses WordPress within multiple teams and for multiple purposes. My team has utilized it as a platform to host our internal company website. We use it to give employees easy access to forms (like PTO requests, business card requests, travel requests, etc.), documents, and media (e.g. if we have an all-company meeting, we will post the recording on our WordPress website). We also use the platform within our tech team and they have built a proprietary solution that we provide to our clients.
  • Ability to customize
  • Thousands of Themes and Plugins to choose from
  • Ease of use
  • WordPress breaks often so you need to have someone who understands how to troubleshoot, which can take time and money.
  • Some plugins are easier to customize than others, for example, some don't require any coding knowledge while others do. This can limit your project if you are not a coder.
  • WordPress can be easily hacked, so you also need someone who can ensure your sites are secure.
I love WordPress and it has been a go-to solution for multiple projects and businesses that I have been a part of. WordPress is a great option for startups, small, and medium-sized businesses. You can customize so much through the platform and create beautiful websites with little to no coding knowledge. There are so many people that work in WordPress so the community around troubleshooting and coming up with ideas is huge. It is an open-source platform so it does not limit your ability as you scale.
Ramon Khan | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
WordPress is simply one of the best and easiest content management systems to use. It is simple enough for first-time users to learn, yet robust enough for experienced users to get the full functionality out of a CMS if needed. It's my platform of choice when putting up a website and there is no lack of developers, themes, and plugins to help you get stuff done. When compared to other platforms, this can't be beaten for its functionality, freedom, and speed. What is solves is the ability to put up a good quality website at a low cost and with tons of functionality.
  • Content management system for blog
  • Functionality for SEO and ease of use and customization
  • Speed, speed, speed. You can make this CMS blazing fast with the right optimization and hosting.
  • The only thing I could gripe about is not having a fully fluid builder like Showit but that is it. There are similar builders like it but not that flexible.
[WordPress is well suited when] making a business website, personal website, or maybe even if you were transferring over from another inferior CMS. I also recommend growing businesses that want to have more visibility online and more control over the hosting and speed of their site.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
I am a web designer that exclusively designs and develops websites using WordPress. It's a free/open source with a great big community so I know that I have both updates that I need for security as well as support. WordPress is very easy to use and the best thing about it is that it's really like a blank slate for whatever you want to do.
  • Very flexible - can literally build any kind of website
  • Very user friendly - with each update, the UI gets more and more user friendly so that even non developers will have a relatively easy time getting a website up and running in no time. For advanced users, there is no shortage of options on themes, plugins, etc.
  • Constant updates - the software is being updated all the time and security patches are automatically applied while other updates can be applied at a time of your choosing
  • Great community - you have only to Google any issue you might be having and are very likely to find some sort of answer or help right away and easily
  • More security for certain types of websites (financial institutions)
WordPress is basically a great option for any type of website ranging from the beginner blogger to a mid size/large company. The plethora of options when it comes to themes and plugins ensure that there is lots of functionality and something for everyone. It's great for ecommerce as well.

Where it's less appropriate is for a multinational corporation where a more advanced and/or secure network is needed - so banking websites or where an intranet is needed, etc.
Score 4 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
For the first four years of my freelancing career, I built custom WordPress websites for small business clients. The highly-flexible platform allowed me to customize both the front and back end of my clients' websites to meet their exact specifications. When they needed new functionality, it was often as simple as installing a free plugin.
  • massive library of free and paid plugins
  • ability to build absolutely anything
  • thriving community for support and troubleshooting
  • plugins often cause breaking problems with websites
  • codebase is a mess
  • plugins make sites vulnerable to attack
WordPress is a great option for businesses who need a custom website, but need to start from a template, because they can't afford to start completely from scratch. It also makes sense for web developers who are just starting out and don't know enough code to start from scratch either.
Return to navigation