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Score 4 out of 100

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Score 8.6 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

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.
Sebastian Correa Marsico | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Security

NationBuilder
WordPress
8.4
Role-based user permissions
NationBuilder
WordPress
8.4

Platform & Infrastructure

NationBuilder
WordPress
8.3
API
NationBuilder
WordPress
8.3
Internationalization / multi-language
NationBuilder
WordPress
8.3

Web Content Creation

NationBuilder
WordPress
8.2
WYSIWYG editor
NationBuilder
WordPress
8.2
Code quality / cleanliness
NationBuilder
WordPress
7.8
Admin section
NationBuilder
WordPress
8.2
Page templates
NationBuilder
WordPress
8.3
Library of website themes
NationBuilder
WordPress
8.8
Mobile optimization / responsive design
NationBuilder
WordPress
8.5
Publishing workflow
NationBuilder
WordPress
8.4
Form generator
NationBuilder
WordPress
7.6

Web Content Management

NationBuilder
WordPress
8.4
Content taxonomy
NationBuilder
WordPress
8.2
SEO support
NationBuilder
WordPress
8.2
Bulk management
NationBuilder
WordPress
7.7
Availability / breadth of extensions
NationBuilder
WordPress
9.3
Community / comment management
NationBuilder
WordPress
8.6

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

  • WordPress is incredibly easy to set up and get running with little to no technical knowledge. Most web hosts will do it for you, since it's so easy.
  • With thousands of themes available for free and for low cost, WordPress can accommodate any design you can imagine.
  • The community behind WordPress is generous, and there are loads of educational opportunities both online and in person to learn and connect with other users.
Lisa Keyser | 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

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

NationBuilder

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

WordPress

WordPress 8.2
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 9.1
Based on 17 answers
I give it an 8 rating because it's a great piece of open-source software that can be customized easily. There is an ease of use and the customizations are a treat. There are a lot of themes to choose from (though paid themes are the best as they provide more support).
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

NationBuilder

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

WordPress

WordPress 9.5
Based on 6 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 4 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 6.9
Based on 21 answers
WordPress itself only has community service so your experience will depend on where you turn. Online, through forums and community boards, support is rudimentary but effective. You can easily turn to your local community and find exceptional individuals who know and use WordPress regularly for more advanced, inexpensive, support. I'm rating this less than 10 because of the lack of any formal support provided by a company.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

NationBuilder

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

WordPress

WordPress 7.0
Based on 1 answer
Varies by the person providing training. High marks as it's incredibly easy to find experienced individuals in your community to provide training on any aspect of WordPress from content marketing, SEO, plugin development, theme design, etc. Less than 10 though as the training is community based and expectations for a session you find may fall short.
Anonymous | 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 18 answers
WordPress is not a great solution if you have:1) A larger site with performance / availability requirements.2) Multiple types of content you want to share - each with its own underlying data structure.3) Multiple sites you need to manage.For very small sites where these needs are not paramount, WordPress is a decent solution
Anonymous | 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

We have considered and operated within Shopify and Squarespace. Both serve their purpose for niche clients, but we do recommend WordPress as being the superior option. We find that WordPress is easier to use and offers maximum scalability while the others are more challenging to design, code, configure and launch.
Anonymous | 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

  • WordPress helps us reduce website management costs because we can oversee updates in-house.
  • WordPress is easy to use, reducing the amount of time we spend on website management.
  • The ease of use enables us to offer website management for clients, helping us grow our capabilities/business.
Jess Messenger | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

NationBuilder

General

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

Starting Price

$35 per month

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

Starting Price

WordPress Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

NationBuilder
10.0
WordPress
9.0

Likelihood to Renew

NationBuilder
WordPress
8.2

Usability

NationBuilder
WordPress
9.1

Reliability and Availability

NationBuilder
WordPress
9.5

Performance

NationBuilder
WordPress
8.6

Support Rating

NationBuilder
WordPress
6.9

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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