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Score 7.7 out of 100

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Score 8.4 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

LiveJournal

I feel it's better for personal blogging than for business.
Adrienne Odasso | TrustRadius Reviewer

WordPress

If you need a website, WordPress should be on your list. The only exception to that would be a large ecommerce site. I wouldn't recommend WordPress to someone who does hundreds of sales per day via their ecommerce platform. Yes, there are add-ons and plugins that can do it, but you can also mop your floor with your cat. Why do that? There are other platforms that specialize in ecommerce and do it so much better.But if you need a social blog, B2B or B2C lead gen, a non-profit, a membership site, a community bulletin board, news site, arts and music or just a simple about me type of website, WordPress is the perfect platform for you. It's so very popular, that it's not going anywhere. It is a platform that will be supported as long there are websites on the internet! You really can't go wrong. Even if you wanted to do an ecommerce site on WordPress, you can. I just would urge you to look at another solution.
Dave Moll | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Security

LiveJournal
WordPress
8.5
Role-based user permissions
LiveJournal
WordPress
8.5

Platform & Infrastructure

LiveJournal
WordPress
8.6
API
LiveJournal
WordPress
8.6
Internationalization / multi-language
LiveJournal
WordPress
8.6

Web Content Creation

LiveJournal
WordPress
8.5
WYSIWYG editor
LiveJournal
WordPress
8.6
Code quality / cleanliness
LiveJournal
WordPress
8.0
Admin section
LiveJournal
WordPress
8.2
Page templates
LiveJournal
WordPress
8.4
Library of website themes
LiveJournal
WordPress
9.0
Mobile optimization / responsive design
LiveJournal
WordPress
8.8
Publishing workflow
LiveJournal
WordPress
9.0
Form generator
LiveJournal
WordPress
7.9

Web Content Management

LiveJournal
WordPress
8.5
Content taxonomy
LiveJournal
WordPress
8.7
SEO support
LiveJournal
WordPress
8.4
Bulk management
LiveJournal
WordPress
7.7
Availability / breadth of extensions
LiveJournal
WordPress
9.1
Community / comment management
LiveJournal
WordPress
8.8

Pros

LiveJournal

  • The friends list feature aggregates content posted by the users and communities you follow, so you don't have to visit each individual journal.
  • The privacy settings are easy to use and understand. Posts can be set as public, friends-only, private, or you can create a custom privacy filter that enables access only by certain users you have approved.
  • LiveJournal offers a wide variety of journal styles and customization options, with the most options available to paid subscribers.
  • Communities enable users to make online friends and connections who share similar interests. Users may comment on posts and initiate conversations with original authors and other commenters.
Holly Bowen | TrustRadius Reviewer

WordPress

  • It is constantly being improved, with new features added, because of the community code-sourcing aspect.
  • Security vulnerabilities are continually being patched to keep it secure.
  • It has the best plugin repository, by far. So, anytime you have a needed new feature for your website, there is usually a plugin that already exists to allow you to do what you're wanting.
Ben Beck | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

LiveJournal

  • LiveJournal is a bit clunky. Posting is easy, but formatting a post can be a bit difficult, especially if the user doesn't have much HTML expertise.
  • The search function is practically unusable. When searching for a community to join or check out, it is difficult to wade through the list of results. Often times, the results that come back are not related to the topic a user is searching for.
Kelly Weidenfeld | TrustRadius Reviewer

WordPress

  • One of the major advantages of WordPress is it is an open source software but sometimes it becomes its disadvantage since it is an open source it is always at the target of hackers especially if the codes have been written by someone else.
  • When you install lots of plugins the website becomes laggy or stutters it takes time to complete the process.
Danish Mirza Baig | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

LiveJournal

LiveJournal 6.2
Based on 5 answers
As long as I have friends using it, I will use it. But I can't predict how long that will be the case.
Alex Wittenberg | TrustRadius Reviewer

WordPress

WordPress 9.5
Based on 37 answers
My rating is based on the knowledge I have of the community that WordPress has had built around it for years now. It's as solid as it comes when you talk about community involvement and expansion. There's no other CMS out there that can match-up with it, hands down.
Mathew Riexinger | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

LiveJournal

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

WordPress

WordPress 8.5
Based on 15 answers
It's a sophisticated but easy to use piece of software. Many of the content addition pieces are familiar from other pieces of software so there isn't a huge learning curve. And for new areas, there is a lot of info on WordPress.org as well as other WordPress help sites.
Sharon Hurley Hall | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

LiveJournal

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

WordPress

WordPress 9.5
Based on 3 answers
Anyone can visit WordPress.org and download a fully functional copy of WordPress free of charge. Additionally, WordPress is offered to users as open-source software, which means that anyone can customize the code to create new applications and make these available to other WordPress users.
Martin Aranovitch | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

LiveJournal

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

WordPress

WordPress 8.6
Based on 2 answers
Mostly, any performance issues have to do with using too many plugins and these can sometimes slow down the overall performance of your site. It is very tempting to start adding lots of plugins to your WordPress site, however, as there are thousands of great plugins to choose from and so many of them help you do amazing things on your site.If you begin to notice performance issues with your WordPress site (e.g. pages being slow to load), there are ways to optimize the performance of your site, but this requires learning the process. WordPress users can learn how to optimize their WordPress sites by downloading the WPTrainMe WordPress training plugin (WPTrainMe.com) and going through the detailed step-by-step WordPress optimization tutorials.
Martin Aranovitch | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

LiveJournal

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

WordPress

WordPress 7.9
Based on 12 answers
I give this rating, which I believe to be a great rating for a community based support system that's surrounding it. Most platforms and products have their own, and as WordPress does have their own team that help here and there, a lot of it's handled by community involvement with dedicated users who are experts with the system who love to help people.
Mathew Riexinger | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

LiveJournal

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

WordPress

WordPress 10.0
Based on 1 answer
It is very easy to find online resources to learn how to do just about anything with WordPress.
Lori Berkowitz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

LiveJournal

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

WordPress

WordPress 9.0
Based on 10 answers
As someone who learned how to install and configure WordPress and then began performing the service professionally for other local businesses, and finally ended up teaching and training business owners about the benefits of using WordPress and developing WordPress training products, I am constantly amazed when I hear from business owners that their sites have taken weeks or even months to get built and how much they have paid for it. Getting a professional WordPress site built and fully configured requires only hours or a couple of days. If you learn how to do it yourself, the only cost you have is registering a domain name and getting a web hosting account, which is a requirement for any website. Additionally, WordPress website owners can be up and running and growing their presence online even before deciding on a specific web design "look" for their sites. You can start with any web template and change your theme as soon as you find the design you like, and everything that you have added to your site will remain the same.I have grown to love WordPress, as have thousands of other WordPress users, and I have always taught in my business seminars and workshops that, unless what you plan to do online requires some specific custom-built complex application, then consider using WordPress. WordPress is the ideal platform of choice to consider for most business website needs - it can save you thousands of dollars on web development costs and it puts you in the driver's seat of your own online vehicle!
Martin Aranovitch | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

LiveJournal

LiveJournal does not hold a candle to any of these alternatives in my opinion. The above options allow for more flexibility with their free suites, and provide more professional results with less work. We actually do not use the LiveJournal much anymore because these other alternatives work far better. We used it only as an additive to what the other products bring us
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

WordPress

WordPress offers a combination of power and ease of use that no other system matches. For 98% of all small business websites it is completely capable and is going to be easier for clients to use, resulting in fewer support issues. In the rare cases where something is needed that WordPress simply isn't suited to, I find that Drupal usually provides a solution that works.
Dane Morgan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

LiveJournal

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

WordPress

WordPress 10.0
Based on 1 answer
WordPress is completely scalable. You can get started immediately with a very simple "out-of-the box" WordPress installation and then add whatever functionality you need as and when you need it, and continue expanding. Often we will create various WordPress sites on the same domain to handle different aspects of our strategy (e.g. one site for the sales pages, product information and/or a marketing blog, another for delivering products securely through a private membership site, and another for running an affiliate program or other application), and then ties all of these sites together using a common theme and links on each of the site's menus.Additionally, WordPress offers a multisite function that allows organizations and institutions to manage networks of sites managed by separate individual site owners, but centrally administered by the parent organization. You can also expand WordPress into a social networking or community site, forums, etc.The same scalability applies to web design. You can start with a simple design and then scale things up to display sites with amazing visual features, including animations and video effects, sliding images and animated product image galleries, elements that appear and fade from visitor browsers, etc.The scaling possibilities of WordPress are truly endless.
Martin Aranovitch | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

LiveJournal

  • I do not use this for business purposes anymore, as mentioned.
Adrienne Odasso | TrustRadius Reviewer

WordPress

  • Because the WordPress platform is free and hosting is not expensive, WordPress usage can positively impact maintenance cost of running a small ecommerce website or a medium-sized blog.
  • Many software companies release free WordPress modules, making it easy to assemble a site with basic functionality quickly.
Michael D. Bower | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

LiveJournal

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?

WordPress

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

LiveJournal
3.5
WordPress
9.1

Likelihood to Renew

LiveJournal
6.2
WordPress
9.5

Usability

LiveJournal
WordPress
8.5

Reliability and Availability

LiveJournal
WordPress
9.5

Performance

LiveJournal
WordPress
8.6

Support Rating

LiveJournal
WordPress
7.9

In-Person Training

LiveJournal
WordPress
7.0

Online Training

LiveJournal
WordPress
10.0

Implementation Rating

LiveJournal
WordPress
9.0

Scalability

LiveJournal
WordPress
10.0

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