4.5 / 5 1058 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

Anyone creating or requiring a modern web presence.

Average Ratings

1058 reviews
  • 4.5 / 5
  • 4 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 4 / 5
    Customer Service
  • 4.5 / 5
  • 4.5 / 5
    Value for Money

Product Details

  • Free Version
  • Deployment
    Installed - Mac
  • Training
    In Person
  • Support
    24/7 (Live Rep)

Vendor Details

  • WordPress
  • http://wordpress.org

About This Software

World's most popular software for creating blogs and websites. It is open source software that is free to use.

  • Analytics
  • Approval Process Control
  • Audio Content
  • Auto Update
  • Collaborative Writing
  • Comment Moderation
  • Content Import / Export
  • Document Management
  • Drag & Drop
  • File Sharing
  • Form Creation
  • Forms Creation
  • Group Posting
  • Image Editor
  • Indexing
  • Invoices
  • Landing Pages / Web Forms
  • Newsletter Management
  • Online Booking
  • Online Store Builder
  • Permission Management
  • Post Management
  • Real Time Editing
  • Rich Text Editor
  • Rule Based Publishing
  • SEO
  • SEO Management
  • Search
  • Surveys
  • Template Creation
  • Templates
  • Version Control
  • Video Content
  • WYSIWYG Rich Text Editing
  • Website Management

WordPress Latest Reviews

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Be in business and online in a weekend.

4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: The biggest benefit is not having to hire an designer to maintain my own websites, CRM and mailing lists. All of these vital areas of my business are operated from my Wordpress install.
For small business owners, you save time by making updates to your site as needed and money by having your own DIY tech.

Pros: The pros of Wordpress are vast for both the novice and experienced user. Growing with Wordpress over the years as my business grew has been a great journey. For the novice, start with a managed hosting service until you grow out of it. And you will quickly. From there, you can then move to a platform like Amazon AWS and pay for what you use as you grow,
To be live quickly, purchase templates from a number of websites made by excellent designers. Search by your business type or make a template your own with minor modification and tweaks.
As you get more comfortable making changes to your WordPress site, plug-ins become very important to add functionality easily and quickly. Once again, you can visit one of many websites for professional plug-ins or utilize to the WordPress Repository for a large selection of free plug-ins.
Now years later, I am designing my own themes as well as updating my previously purchased themes to be more inline with my design vision. It has become easier to be more adventurous without having to learn a line of code. The results are very custom and professional looking. For small business you will be hard pressed to find a more cost effective solution.

Cons: Back-up on a regular basis! There are plenty of plug-in to do this. The biggest issue or Con I see for most users, especially novice users is when adding a new plug-in that breaks the site the site has not been backed-up. Plug-ins are hit or miss. You may have to try a few to ensure you do not have incompatibility issues so have 1 or two back-ups ready to deploy.

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Wordpress is possibly the single most valuable software available for my business offerings.

3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: Increased flexibility across our website builds. Lower development overheads. A more competitive offering for public sector contracts. Better synergy between ourselves and our web development suppliers.

Pros: We build websites for our clients using Wordpress as the foundation. It is a relatively 'bare bones' Content Management System (CMS) but that allows it a huge amount of flexibility. There are a near infinite amount of plugins and themes available to allow us to customise each site to our client's unique requirements. The dashboard interface is relatively stripped back and not too confusing. It can sometimes take a novice a bit of looking to find the feature required but, generally, everything is available where you expect it and, for those with a bit more web development knowledge, Wordpress is the ideal small-scale CMS on which to build small-to-middle range web sites including e-commerce solutions, forums, blogs, brochure sites, portfolios and more. Above all, Wordpress is an open-source solution meaning that it is free forever and used widely across the web. We find this tends to mean that updates are frequent, reliable and sturdy. Plugins are available quickly (both free and premium) for most requirements and sites can be picked up by any reasonably qualified developer without the need for significant training or costs. The open-source nature of Wordpress also makes it an ideal choice for public-sector contracts where flexibility of choice in suppliers and requirements further down the line are a necessity.

Cons: Sometimes the 'naked' nature of Wordpress can prove less than useful. Plugins can be required to add relatively simple functionality and finding the best plugin can be a bit of a scramble in the dark. The UI can be a bit daunting for novice users and themes which use 'shortcodes' (which are common) can also be daunting to novices. Overall, Wordpress is what you make of it and, as an experienced Wordpress user, I would be hard pressed to choose to move away from it but it has taken a while to reach the level of comfort with Wordpress that I now have.