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- Support for Youtube video embedding , links,images etc.
- Huge range of free customized theme to choose from
- Instant online assistance is provided for better usage.
- Lots of plugins are paid ones
- Designing of webpages using HTML coding is difficult
- Inclusion of simulation/technical softwares is not possible
- The interface is simple and easy to use. It's not complicated at all.
- There's a wide variety of available design themes that are aesthetically pleasing.
- SEO is more easily accomplished with WordPress' keywords and plug-ins.
- 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.
- Simple and UI friendly, easy to understand, not complicated.
- Features like plugins, widgets help to get off your hands without tons of coding.
- Website designing is really easy with the help of Themes included in WordPress.
- Detailed Analytics and Statistics about website are presented very simply also with GUI interface.
- Plugins to connects web FTP to Google Cloud aka Drive.
- More option on Themes, like more areas to edit.
- It's little bit expensive for rural countries like Nepal.
- Great user interface
- Theme support
- Moderation support
- User friendly
- They should make it easier to install the script for those who don't have much knowledge. I know that some have the option to install it easily without having to do it manually, but it does not provide the option for customization there.
- Sometimes the site breaks when you update certain plugins. There should be a warning of sorts from developers to inform you not to make the move. It is a cumbersome task trying to reinstall everything from scratch.
- I dislike the bugs which come with the plugins. They may work at times but then stop working when you need it the most.
- There can be formatting issues at times and that may result in part of the text on the website not rendering properly.
- Easy to learn and train on - very intuitive.
- Easy to create easy to navigate and professional-looking sites.
- It can be shared easily internally and externally.
- I found it challenging to find support documents while I was in the training process on how to create a site.
- Save and publish can be confusing to some users.
- Creating blog posts and sharing on social networks.
- Manage easily and quickly whether or not visitors can comment on publications.
- Application migration to another hosting.
- Custom changes to be maintained after updates.
- Very user-friendly--you don't need to be a coding expert to create a website
- Lots of features--Just about any kind of functionality you can imagine there is a plugin for that
- It can be tough to sift through the various plugins, and not all are regularly updated
- Finding support can also be difficult. There is a free message board, but it's hit or miss.
- Organization - we are able to keep our website easily organized as well as all the analytical features organized through the WordPress interface.
- As mentioned above, the WordPress interface is extremely organized - this makes it extremely user friendly.
- WordPress is definitely ahead of its time, staying up to date with the newest technology and always updating to accommodate to technological advancement.
- A better way to integrate third party plugins - a lot of times our plugins glitch and I end up having to dig around to see why things have adjusted in ways I don't want.
- Better tutorials so that I don't have to walk new employees through the program step by step, but instead can assign a tutorial for their education of the program.
- Organization and user friendly - The entire site is user friendly making it very easy to navigate.
- Once or twice there has been a glitch in our programming and the contact for support was GREAT at helping us figure out the problem.
- Another thing we have enjoyed while using WordPress is that it is so easily compatible with our other services we utilize.
- At times I feel there is a bit much on one screen, small font and tons of information. It can be a bit overwhelming. Perhaps more menu options would cut down on this.
- Although we did receive help with our glitch, it did take awhile to respond, leaving us unable to post for almost a week.
- Perhaps a better tutorial would be helpful to learn the software. We utilized YouTube tutorials done by independent people.
- Flexibility - allows contributors to easily customize the content they are creating.
- Functionality - the ability to load various plugins within the environment bring about much-appreciated functionality (i.e adding contact forms, e-commerce front-ends, photo/video galleries, etc.).
- Security - WordPress as a platform runs more than 1/3 of the world's internet sites - with that in mind the community is laser-focused on maintaining high-security standards and ensuring that the platform is properly patched against security vulnerabilities.
- Better controls around the inclusion of 3rd party written plugins within the Plugin Directory - search functionality and classification hasn't changed much in the past few years.
It is my go-to software for websites because it is just so versatile, flexible, reliable, and literally perfect. It always works.
- Ease of use.
- Great flexibility of setup, integration of plugins, and expansion of functions.
- Dynamic to changing requirements.
- Continued improvement on speed of loading, but that is also due to the website coding itself rather than the software.
- Easy to use and tons of plugins
- Well implemented content management
- PHP based, so it's faster
- Can create a mock website in minutes
- Rich templates available for integration
- Plugins may have bugs
- Easy to spam
- Constant target for hack bots
- The use of widgets to build page elements is so much faster than coding an entire page.
- The library of existing tools makes the design and page loading process very fast.
- The fact that I do not need to bring in my expensive digital agency is a very big plus in these times of tight budgets.
- I have issues at times with the number of people that I can add to my admin account. I do not like sharing UNs and PWs so the more admins I can add the better.
- The updates are not automatic and some that I clicked on broke the site. Need a better process of sending software updates for the package you buy.
- I would like if comments could be filtered from spammers.
The flip side is that if heavy customization is needed for a project, another CMS might be preferred. WordPress can have security problems if there is any delay with updates, which means sites that hold a large amount of user data may prefer a more secure option. It is difficult to optimize WordPress for speed. If page load speed is important, a site can be better optimized using other content management systems. Some WordPress plugins also have recurring fees, so other systems may be cheaper if you can meet your business needs using them.
- WordPress offers an intimidating array of customization features almost to the point of being overwhelming.
- LOTS of integration support.
- The UI can get quite complex at times, doesn't always feel intuitive to use.
- Poor support for copy-pasting in text from other software (such as Google Docs or Word), doesn't play well with others in this capacity.
- Static web pages provide basic functionality that any CMS should.
- Dynamic content such as blog entries extends this functionality.
- Plugin security can be difficult as they are supplied by vendors of varying quality.
- There is a slight learning curve to developing new themes for WordPress.
- Integration is one thing that I love. I am able to integrate WordPress with my social media platforms, and also I am able to integrate widgets into WordPress to organize and better serve my audience.
- Themes and colors are another way WordPress excels. I use the paid version, but the free version also has great options and themes that cater to your needs.
- I am very pleased with my ability to customize and organize my page, I would consider customization to be a strength. Again, I am not a web developer, and I am not looking for anything extremely customizable or exchangeable, so for marketing and what I do, WordPress is perfect.
- Navigating WordPress for a new beginner can be a challenge, as it is not exactly outlined well. I think WordPress should offer free courses and tutorials for when someone is just getting started.
- WordPress uses different names for features that can be confusing and over-complicated, and I think that is something I would like to see done differently.
- If you are only looking for the free site, I think that it can be a bit more limited and less customizable. I would not consider WordPress to be the best on the market for free platforms.
- Interface ease of use.
- Ability to train clients to use the CMS to edit their own content.
- Endless amounts of themes and plugins available to use for customization.
- Regulations of who can create themes/plugins. There seems to be many glitchy themes/plugins created.
- Although there's a huge online community/forums with support, it would be nice to have a chat feature and be able to talk with an actual rep.
- Security. I seem to hear a lot about being easy to hack.
After building hundreds of WordPress sites over the years and authoring a series of detailed WordPress training guides for beginners. I have recently turned all of my WordPress knowledge and expertise into a comprehensive Free WordPress training site at WPCompendium.org and developed WPTrainMe - a WordPress tutorials plugin that allows users to get instant access to hundreds of detailed WordPress step-by-step tutorials from their own WordPress dashboards.
- WordPress allows users with no technical knowledge or coding skills to be in complete control of their web presence.
- WordPress can save business owners thousands of dollars in web development and web design costs.
- WordPress is a powerful, secure and highly scalable online content publishing platform and business marketing tool that costs almost nothing to run.
- WordPress can be configured to automate many areas of website management and online marketing, including automatic updates and automatically driving visitors from search engines and social networks to your site whenever new content is published.
- WordPress is open source software and benefits from the contribution of thousands of community users, including web developers and web designers.
- WordPress is regularly updated (on average every 3 months) to provide users with new features, bug fixes, and to address security vulnerabilities found in previous versions.
- WordPress is the most popular and fastest growing content management system in the world
- I have written a detailed article listing 50 reasons why WordPress is the ideal choice for most website owners here: http://wptrainme.com/wordpress/50-great-reasons-why-you-should-choose-wordpress
- The biggest challenge I have found with WordPress is training - helping clients and business owners understand just how much they can achieve with WordPress. Even though there is so much great information online about WordPress, most of it is not organized into a logical system, or aimed at technical users. This is why I have years developing a comprehensive WordPress 'A-Z' training system that takes users step-by-step through every aspect of using WordPress.
WordPress would suit most business uses and applications. I would only recommend custom web development work if a business owner cannot get the functionality they need or the web design look they want from a WordPress plugin or theme.
The WordPress application provides free support via an online community of general users and technical experts (e.g. developers). This support is mostly related to reporting bug fixes, security vulnerabilities, etc., which then get reviewed by the core development team for possible implementation and resolution in the next or a future version upgrade.
Most of the problems users experience with WordPress, however, tend to come from third-party plugins and themes causing conflicts or errors. These are developed by a range of different providers, developers, designers, amateur coders, etc. and so the level of support varies. Just like "apps" for mobile devices, there are developers who create robust solutions that play well with everything else on your device and they provide excellent support to users, and there are "fly by the seat of their pants" developers and/or marketers who rush out software that is really "buggy", or they don't have a great customer support structure in place to handle issues and provide solutions quickly (or at all).
I gave the rating of 8/10 in this case, because if you focus on the support you can expect to receive for "core" WordPress-related issues only (e.g. bugs or vulnerabilities in the software), there is no dedicated WordPress support "representative" that will directly assist you or manage your case - it's an open source community. And if you focus on the support you can expect to receive for third-party plugins and themes, then that varies greatly depending on who the plugin or theme developer is, and whether you are using a free or premium plugin or theme.
- Ease of Setup
- The extensive library of Plug-ins
- They have out-of-the-box themes for most site clients
- It is difficult to use multiple themes on one website
- The dashboard is a bit dated and unorganized
- Some themes are difficult to customize
- Low cost of acquisition
- Multiple hosting options
- Easy to use
- Very Customizable
- A large amount of free plug-ins
- Very stable platform
- The dashboard could be better organized
- Can be difficult for the novice to customize the theme
- You need to ensure the plug-in is compatible with your
version of WordPress or you may have site issues
- You need to make sure you have backups of your site, not an automated process
- Easy posting of articles.
- Very easy interface for uploading images.
- Blogging is made super simple with WordPress.
- The jump to v5 Gutenberg went smooth for me.
- I find that the classic editor meets my needs much better.
- Super intuitive, well-designed UI. WordPress is one of the older, more developed CMS products out there, and their UI has gotten very good through the versions.
- Integrated SEO. This is a really helpful tool. There is no need to export blog/article info and add it to an SEO service, it's mostly done within WordPress.
- Full customizability. There is an extensive list of plugins, themes, etc. that can be added to WordPress sites, and the general compatibility of software with WordPress is really good.
- Open-source. WordPress is all open-source, so sites can be more vulnerable generally, but this also makes the process of releasing and integrating updates into WordPress sites super transparent.
- Speed. There are definitely parts of the UI that are still quite slow and decrease in speed as you increase the amount of content on WordPress sites.
- HTML/CSS skills are necessary. While WordPress does simplify the process of developing any sort of website, there is still not enough customizability for it to be possible to edit websites without purely without using HTML/CSS. It's necessary to either improve the customizability function of WordPress or have knowledge of HTML/CSS.
- User experience is fantastic - anyone can pick it up in minutes and it’s a pleasure to use.
- The amount of plugins and add-ons available are invaluable.
- Content separated from functionally puts the power of the web in the hands of people that understand users and their behaviors.
- Speed is always a concern. A perfect implementation of Wordpress is fast, but add-ons and plugins can bog down the page load speed. Making that a priority for future releases would help.
- Allowing for a simplified UI for people that may be scared to edit a website for the first time (a first-timer option maybe?)
- Focus on mobile - the current mobile experience for editing content is only ok. Medium does it really well - but they are only focused on content - so maybe an option for content-creation views that are simplified on mobile.
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What is WordPress?
Wordpress is an open-source publishing platform popular with bloggers and a content management system. The appearance of a Wordpress site and many of its functions are managed through themes, and further customizable through altering code, though altering code is not required; templates and plugins to expand its capabilities are plentiful. Wordpress features integrated link management, and a search-engine friendly permalink structure. WordPress now allows multiple blogs to exist within one installation. Websites may host their own blogging communities, controlling and moderating content from a single dashboard.
Wordpress is popular due to its simplicity
and modifiability. Furthermore implementing Wordpress costs only time. Two paid versions exist. The $99 premium plan allows a user an ad free custom domain with 13GB of space and advanced customization. The $299 Business plan allows unlimited space and supports eCommerce as well.
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