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
Luke
Luke
Owner in UK
Verified LinkedIn User
Graphic Design, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

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Wordpress is by far the best website platform and is highly customisable

5.0 2 months ago New

Comments: I love Wordpress and there is no other platform like it!

Pros:

I have used Wordpress for myself and my clients for the past 10 years. It's my preferred platform to build websites on due to the amount of customisation I can make, unlike other platforms such as Shopify which is a lot more difficult and costly. Wordpress feels like a platform where there are no limits to what you can do.

Cons:

Woocommerce can be a bit expensive with plugins, but I can make customisations myself unlike Shopify. The dashboard could also do with a refresh to make it more friendly for clients to use. I have had a few websites that have been hacked over the years so I would like to see better security on Wordpress.

Patrik
Patrik
CEO in Slovakia
Verified LinkedIn User
Internet, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

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WordPress review

5.0 last month New

Comments: My first experience with wordpress was more than 10 years ago. At that time, I needed to make a website for myself, which I finally managed to make for free (I only paid for hosting and a domain). Since then, I have already created several websites in wordpress for my clients.

Pros:

This editor is free and you don't need to know html or cssA large number of free and paid templates start from just a few USDIt is possible to make a website/eshop this way for free or for just a few tens of dollarsHuge community of wordpress users worldwideLots of free plugins

Cons:

Some plugins that would be useful are not free. Sometimes there is something that needs to be paid for.

Simone
Full Stack Web Developer in Italy
Information Technology & Services, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

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Best choice for a Content Management System nowadays

5.0 3 months ago

Comments: If used properly, as a classic CMS able to handle "classic" websites, news websites, simple ecommerce websites, Wordpress is the right choice. When things get harder, you would probably prefer to switch to other solutions.

Pros:

Wordpress is broadly used. A massive amount of websites nowadays are based on Wordpress platform. This means you will always find someone able to use its CMS, develop new features for a WP based website, assess issues, etc. This is not true for any other available CMS. The availability of a massive amount of plugins, and the ability to write your own pretty easily is a plus.

Cons:

You can't rely solely on Wordpress for complex web projects. Trying to fit a complex web project in a Wordpress platform just because you want to use WP is a very bad choice (and unfortunately it happens quite often). Documentation for developers is not always super clear.

Pia
Pia
Owner in UK
Verified LinkedIn User
Food Production, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

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WordPress is best for professionals

5.0 last month New

Comments: I had a Wordpress website for 5 years, it was great until I added e-commerce during covid and realised the website I had build was showing off the e-commerce to the best of its ability.

Pros:

That there was so much you could do with it, if your a web developer and it is low cost.

Cons:

Because I am not a developer I had to add to many addons to get it to work my way, which you then have to constantly update. Bugs appeared and it started making the website slow. The backend system is really complicated and very clunky when adding woocommerce to it.

Yassine
Yassine
CEO in Morocco
Verified LinkedIn User
Design, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
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Wordpress is the best way to build your personal or business website without breaking the bank

5.0 last month New

Comments: WordPress Helps me to easily build my stores and websites and run web design services for clients on a budget.

Pros:

Ease of use and the number of plugins that were added recently, in addition to the tremendous development in Elementor Builder, which has become for me the best tool for creating websites easily by using themes and plugins through which I can easily create websites for myself or my clients while maintaining the aesthetic. Compared to other competitors, WordPress remains free, easy, uncomplicated, and gives you a lot of freedom.

Cons:

Sometimes some updates may affect your website speed or look if the theme is not optimized for the update.