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Score 9.8 out of 100
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Score 8.4 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

NationBuilder

If you are managing a nonprofit agency, advocacy group, or political campaign, NationBuilder is likely the best tool available for the job. It has everything you need in one package, excellent support from NationBuilder reps, and plenty of reputable case studies that show its effectiveness. There is also a robust network of capable partners that build custom solutions and provide consulting.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

WordPress

Data analytics of number of views on the WordPress website is approximated or not appropriate. Also, links cannot be added to images i.e if we wish to put up an image which upon click should take the user to the required link (link embedding in images is not supported).
Sridevi Patil | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Security

NationBuilder
WordPress
8.5
Role-based user permissions
NationBuilder
WordPress
8.5

Platform & Infrastructure

NationBuilder
WordPress
8.5
API
NationBuilder
WordPress
8.6
Internationalization / multi-language
NationBuilder
WordPress
8.5

Web Content Creation

NationBuilder
WordPress
8.4
WYSIWYG editor
NationBuilder
WordPress
8.7
Code quality / cleanliness
NationBuilder
WordPress
7.9
Admin section
NationBuilder
WordPress
8.2
Page templates
NationBuilder
WordPress
8.3
Library of website themes
NationBuilder
WordPress
8.9
Mobile optimization / responsive design
NationBuilder
WordPress
8.6
Publishing workflow
NationBuilder
WordPress
8.7
Form generator
NationBuilder
WordPress
7.9

Web Content Management

NationBuilder
WordPress
8.5
Content taxonomy
NationBuilder
WordPress
8.7
SEO support
NationBuilder
WordPress
8.4
Bulk management
NationBuilder
WordPress
7.7
Availability / breadth of extensions
NationBuilder
WordPress
8.9
Community / comment management
NationBuilder
WordPress
8.8

Pros

NationBuilder

  • Great platform for managing website, social media, and donations in a single dashboard.
  • Some particularly helpful features includes turf maps for walking door to door.
  • I really appreciate the included voter files.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

WordPress

  • Worpdress is very SEO-friendly. The built in permalink structure, the organization and structure of post types and pages plus the addition of the 'rhymes with toast' SEO plugin gives you a great SEO foundation.
  • Wordpress is a constantly evolving piece of code. Wordpress does a great job of maintaining the core product. As new features are available, as new security issues become known, the WP team keeps you up to date with the latest and greatest version.
  • The Wordpress community is strong! As a developer, this is just fantastic. If I am having trouble implementing a highly custom piece for a client, chances are someone else has already done it! And if not, I can just ask the community, review the Codex or simply Google it. I've never had to say "No, can't do that" when working in Worpdress.
Dave Moll | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

NationBuilder

  • NationBuilder lacks the ability to create a message board.
  • NationBuilder needs to add threaded comments so you can respond to people who comment on your page.
  • NationBuilder needs to make it easier to offer tiered memberships.
Roy Harmon | TrustRadius Reviewer

WordPress

  • To gain additional features, you sometimes need a lot of plug-ins that often slow the website down.
  • To obtain a higher, more optimized SEO presence, you sometimes need a stronger technology or more pesky plug-ins.
  • Because WordPress is commonly use and popularity, it is an ideal target for hackers.
Tory Robinson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

NationBuilder

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

NationBuilder

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

WordPress

WordPress 8.5
Based on 17 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

NationBuilder

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

NationBuilder

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

NationBuilder

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

WordPress

WordPress 8.2
Based on 14 answers
I have fortunately not had to receive support from WordPress. However, when I have contacted Support, they were quick to respond and efficient at providing an answer within one correspondence. There was no need for additional follow-up. The WordPress representative was very friendly, professional, and I felt they were quite knowledgeable about the platform.
Tory Robinson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

NationBuilder

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

NationBuilder

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

NationBuilder

It is difficult to compare WordPress and NationBuilder because they are completely different. NationBuilder is a closed system that is specifically made to accomplish certain things. WordPress is largely an open source product with thousands of plugins, extensions, and expandability. However, because of its increased versatility, some clients gravitate toward WordPress over NationBuilder.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

WordPress

The two other open source tools, Joomla! and Drupal, were at one time comparable to WordPress but have since been left behind as WP has more developers working on it. Wix, Weebly, and Squarespace are all great platforms for small companies who don't want to spend any attention on their website... but they are much more limited in extendability than WordPress is.
Ben Beck | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

NationBuilder

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

NationBuilder

  • NationBuilder is very affordable, making it easy to provide a return.
  • We see a great ROI based on the simple fact that so much data can be accessed and analyzed from a single platform.
Anonymous | 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

NationBuilder

General

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

NationBuilder Editions & Modules

Edition
Starter$35.001
Pro$159.001
  1. Per Month
Additional Pricing Details

WordPress

General

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

WordPress Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

NationBuilder
10.0
WordPress
8.9

Likelihood to Renew

NationBuilder
WordPress
9.5

Usability

NationBuilder
WordPress
8.5

Reliability and Availability

NationBuilder
WordPress
9.5

Performance

NationBuilder
WordPress
8.6

Support Rating

NationBuilder
WordPress
8.2

In-Person Training

NationBuilder
WordPress
7.0

Online Training

NationBuilder
WordPress
10.0

Implementation Rating

NationBuilder
WordPress
9.0

Scalability

NationBuilder
WordPress
10.0

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