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Wordpress is an open-source publishing platform popular with bloggers, and a content management system, known for its simplicity and modifiability. Websites may host their own blogging communities, controlling and moderating content from a single dashboard.https://dudodiprj2sv7.cloudfront.net/product-logos/3s/tM/BG448UBIK1SQ.PNGWordPress - the choice for most!We use Wordpress for our websites, landing pages and for designing and developing websites for other companies.,It is a relatively easy to manage content management system for business sites, personal and professional blog sites and e-commerce sites. WordPress has an impressive number of free and paid plugins that are regularly updated to manage security, seo and other functionality. WordPress has an impressive number of well-written themes so that one does not have to be a programmer to create and/or update their site.,WordPress consistently does updates to the platform for usability and security. I do not see any inherent problems with how WordPress operates. There is some confusion between wordpress.com (all-in-one blogging platform) and wordpress.org (self-hosted) that I personally feel should be separated. I've had some clients sign up and pay through wordpress.com when they should be using (free) wordpress.org which can be a pain.,9,WordPress itself is free and a great option for content management.,Squarespace,MailChimp, Dropbox, Asana,Developer,10-100 pages,The dashboard makes it easy to see when there are things that need attention (updates, content moderation, etc.) It is very easy to setup and maneuver. It is frequently updated for security, usability. It is so widely used that you can basically search for any information you need to learn and find many good and relevant answers.,If one has never worked with a website before, one may need to do some searching to learn "how to" do something.,9WordPress Can Save You Thousands Of Dollars On Web Development Costs And Put You In The Driver's Seat Of Your Online Vehicle!I have used WordPress for years to build websites for business clients, and also ran government and local council-sponsored training seminars and workshops teaching businesses how to grow their presence online using WordPress. 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.,10,A WordPress site can be professionally set up and fully configured in hours at no cost, other than the cost of purchasing a domain and web hosting. A WordPress can be run and managed by users with little to no technical skills. I have built WordPress sites for previous clients that quickly outperformed their existing static websites and continue to deliver new visitors from search engines and social media networks with very little work required other than adding new content on a regular basis.,xsitepro,frontpage,dreamweaver,joomla,blogger,2,1,Sales and marketing Integration with 3rd party merchants and applications (e.g. e-Commerce, Affiliate program, analytics, etc.) Membership site with custom-developed WordPress plugin,WordPress is open source and highly configurable, so a lot of customization is possible. We developed a unique custom plugin that allows us to deliver hundreds of detailed training tutorials directly into users' own dashboards. This plugin is the core of our business and connects information built with and stored on our WordPress site, to the sites of other WordPress users. For almost anything you can imagine or want to do with your WordPress website, there is already a WordPress plugin available that can instantly give you that functionality, or you can create a custom plugin to do this. Most existing solutions that add new functionality or a new design to WordPress are either free or very inexpensive and extremely simple to install, allowing you to save thousands of dollars on web development / web design costs.,As our business is centered around providing non-technical WordPress users with access to a comprehensive WordPress training solution via our unique WPTrainMe WordPress training plugin (visit WPTrainMe.com for more info), our goal is to continue developing our plugin to the point where it will hopefully become an integral part of WordPress itself, providing users with instant access to a fully integrated, context-sensitive help resource. We believe that anything is possible with WordPress once users understand just how powerful WordPress really is, and that anyone can be in complete control of their own web presence without depending on people with advanced technical expertize, if they just learn what to do.,10,Yes,Price Product Features Product Usability Product Reputation Third-party Reviews,To put it quite simply, if we had to do it over, we would have switched over to WordPress sooner. We were aware of the existence of WordPress for several months before we switched over, and during this time we invested hundreds of dollars in web development applications to help grow our web services business. We could have saved this money if we had used WordPress.instead.,Implemented in-house,No,Change management was minimal,Learning how to install WordPress (very easy once you know how). Learning how configure WordPress settings (very easy once you know how). Learning how to automate WordPress for search engines and social media integration (for driving visitors automatically to your site whenever you publish new content).,10,Self-taught,Some aspects of learning WordPress without training are easy, but figuring out how to put everything together after the initial steps can be very time consuming. Unless you have plenty of time to scour the net looking for information on what to do next when learning how to use WordPress, I would strongly recommend downloading the WPTrainMe WordPress training plugin at WPTrainMe.com. The FREE edition of the plugin contains all of the essential "how tos" of using WordPress and the detsailed step-by-step tutorials will help you learn how to get started quickly and easily.,10,Yes. We have spent years documenting best practises and processes for expertly configuring WordPress and turning these into detailed step-by-step tutorials which guide users through the entire WordPress configuration process. These tutorials can be instantly accessed through your WordPress dashboard by downloading our WPTrainMe WordPress training plugin (WPTrainMe.com).,Some - we have done small customizations to the interface,Some - we have added small pieces of custom code,As mentioned several times in my review, we have developed a WordPress training plugin that allows users to instantly access hundreds of detailed WordPress step-by-step tutorials directly from within their own dashboards. We have spent many years creating these tutorials as part of a well-organized WordPress training system and believe this plugin could have a major impact in the area of WordPress training, especially for business owners and non-technical WordPress users.,Yes,8,No,I get exceptional support from WordPress by: Browsing their support forumsReading the documentation on their siteStaying informed about educational events and initiatives for the user community (e.g. WordCamp, WordPress TV, etc.) Receiving regular software upgrades automaticallyVisiting sites of other WordPress experts for tips and inspiration,Expanding functionality (e.g. adding a membership site, customer poll, contact form, advertising banner management system, e-commerce, etc. - can be done in a couple of mouse-clicks with no technical skills required) Changing the entire look and feel of your site's web design (can be done in a couple of mouse-clicks with no technical skills required) Adding, editing and publishing media rich content to the web instantly (can be done in a couple of mouse-clicks with no technical skills required) Installing WordPress on a domain name (can be done in less than a minute with a couple of mouse clicks) Updating software and software components (can be done in a couple of mouse-clicks with no technical skills required),If you want to customize the application you will need to know how to code or edit PHP. It's best to hire a WordPress developer for this area. In terms of WordPress site management, performing a complete maintenance routine (upgrading and backing up WordPress files and database, troubleshooting, etc). There are ways to automate some aspects of the process (e.g. backups), but to perform a complete and thorough maintenance routine requires a step-by-step system. Once you know the process, however, then it's quite easy to do and takes only about 15-20 minutes to do. Learning how to manage WordPress is covered in detail in our WPTrainMe WordPress training tutorials plugin (WPTrainMe.com), so anyone can learn how to easily do it. In terms of WordPress site security, hardening your WordPress installation security. Internet security is a complex issue, and there are ways to protect your WordPress installation from hackers and malicious users using various plugins, but this requires knowing what to do and following a step-by-step process. Once you know the process, however, then it's quite easy to do and most of it only has to be done once. Learning how to secure and protect a WordPress site is covered in detail in our WPTrainMe WordPress training tutorials plugin (WPTrainMe.com), so anyone can learn how to easily do it.,Yes,10,10,10,9,Aweber - autoresponder integration. Visitors can sign up for newsletters and opt-in forms on the WordPress site and all the email marketing is then run from the Aweber application. HotelsCombined database application - integrated the travel and hotel booking application with an affiliate site. Visitors can search for travel destinations and book hotels using the third-party software from HotelsCombined on the front-end, and the backed of the site is all WordPress. e-Commerce. Customers can purchase and download products from various sites we have built and pay using their credit card or Paypal through the secure merchant facilities we use on the site.,As WordPress continues to grow, more and more systems and applications are developing plugins or add-ons every day that allow their technologies to integrate easily and seamlessly with WordPress.,File import/export Javascript widgets,8,Search for WordPress plugins that can do what you want first before looking for other applications or services that require custom integration work to be done. There are thousands of excellent plugins for WordPress already available that can do almost anything you can imagine or need done, and these can be inexpensively purchased and easily and quickly integrated with your WordPress site.,10,10,In the case of WordPress, there is nothing to negotiate with the vendor. WordPress makes the self-hosting version of the software available completely free of charge to anyone, with no licensing costs and the rights to modify the source code however they see fit. Anyone can download the software at no cost and perform unlimited site installations.,Read the software licensing terms and the site's documentation, and get educated about all that WordPress can do to help you create a successful online presence. If you are considering starting your own website, or if you are unhappy with your existing website, ask web developers to build you a WordPress site, then consider installing the WPTrainMe WordPress plugin on your site to learn everything you need to know about using, managing and growing your web presence using WordPress.,Yes,Improved features Bug fixes Security vulnerabilities from previous versions addressed.,More improved and new features More bug fixes More security vulnerability issues addressed.,Yes,NoWordPress - a User-Friendly Blogging and Content Management System (CMS)I use WordPress to run all my websites and also recommend it to other users. It makes it easy to update the site and look after search engine optimization issues. It is immensely configurable by choosing and editing themes to change the design and by installing plugins to look after different types of functionality.,One of the best features of WordPress is that it is easy to add, edit and update site content. Anyone who can use wordprocessing software can use WordPress. It's also simple to illustrate your content with images. I particularly enjoy the ability to update site functionality via plugins. Although using too many plugins can slow a WordPress based site down, there are some crucial plugins that improve the basic installation. It's also great that you can change the design easily at a range of price points, using free, freemium or premium themes.,While one of the strengths of WordPress is the ability to change your site without coding, the ability to manually edit core files can be a weakness, as users can break the site without knowing what they are doing. However, there is plenty of online help so you can avoid this. Not all WordPress themes and plugins work as intended or play nicely together. This may not be because of WordPress itself, but can cause issues. It pays to do some research before installing something new. An issue which is less common now is pasting content from Word and having strange characters appear when the post is published. Recent updates seem to have solved that problem, but if you are running an older version of the software, it's worth upgrading. Upgrading is also good for security.,10,One positive aspect of WordPress is that posts appear quickly in search engine results. It's SEO friendly and can be made even more so with the addition of plugins like WordPress SEO by Yoast. That makes it easy for people to find your site. In my own case, that equates to more leads from potential clients.,,Adding and formatting content pages is easy, with no need to learn to code. WordPress automatically creates the necessary HTML, while the user can format content using bold, italic, etc. A recent update let users upload and edit images to ensure the sizing is right. This is a welcome addition to the functionality in WordPress. WordPress makes it easy to add internal links with a drop down menu in the edit window.,Since I've been using it for a while, most things are easy. However, I know that some people can struggle with image upload when they first start using it.,Yes,9Stress Less with WordPressWordPress is currently being used by 100% of my clients that I have had the pleasure of doing business with recreating their business websites. WordPress addresses many different business problems, but the problems that it addresses the most are ease of use for an average user to update content on their website without the help of a webmaster, or hiring of a programmer or developer each time something needs to be changed on their website. Many business owners want the ability to update their own content without worrying about delegating the service to someone else, especially if content is ever changing or expanding, hiring a separate person for that can be cost effective and some businesses are going through tough times and need to be able to rely on themselves more these days to do some of the web work. The second problem it addresses is the ability to insert a wide variety of different functionality into the site at any given time with the use of easy to install plugins. The variety of various types of plugins can address a lot of coding from scratch during the website building phase, which cuts costs for the business owners by only having to pay a fraction of the cost for the plugin than it would cost if a programmer was hired to do it from scratch for them. Plugins can be activated, and deactivated for use on the site without any coding knowledge necessary for most of them. I must state though that it does require grasping the systems user mechanics to a fair degree. Some plugins do require some knowledge of PHP, HTML5, CSS3 but most of it has been taken care of with the implementing of shortcodes that require only the knowledge of what the shortcode is used for and the ability to insert the shortcode in the proper areas of the website. Instead of writing out code, users can use something similar to: [large_image]http://example.com/largeimage.jpg[/large_image] instead, which is very user friendly to understand and implement. Another problem WordPress addresses is cost. Since WordPress is a free to use platform with open source coding to the frame, anyone who uses WordPress can install it onto their website's host server for free, and they can also choose from a vast amount of free WordPress themes that give the user a head start on their project when the choose the right template for their site. In the WordPress depository, there are a wide variety of free plugins to use as well that cover almost anything you will need to get your site up and running efficiently. As for some of the better plugins out there, you can purchase a paid version of some of the plugins you find in the depository, or you can find them on other specific websites that sole purpose is to provide premium plugins, and themes to help with building your business' website.,WordPress is a free to use, continuously updated with new features, quality product maintained, framework that can be easily installed on almost any server in the matter of minutes. This feature alone gives you the type of service that most paid systems would give you, but instead, it's absolutely free. WordPress and third party companies offer many WordPress themes that are perfect for almost every type of website that you can think of making as a business or for personal use. The cost of these themes varies from Free - to upwards of $150 as the highest priced theme that I have personally seen on the market. You can also hire a developer to create your own custom theme with the needed requirements you would like as well, and that can range anywhere from $800 - $5,000 or more depending on the developer and the requirements of your site. WordPress and third parties also offer many WordPress plugins that provide the business/user's website with specific functionality that the Wordpress framework and possibly their currently installed WordPress theme may not offer. Plugins can range from Free - $200 or more from my own personal experience looking across the internet on all the different websites that offer their plugin products. You can also hire a developer to create a custom WordPress plugin that meets your specific requirements as well. This can cost anywhere from $100 - $1,500 or more depending on the specific needs of the plugin you are looking to have created. Wordpress offers ease of use for updating content for people who may not be so website savvy when it comes to the structure, lingo, or code layout. There are many options to customize your website with content using a visual composer plugin, or built in feature of a theme, or the WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) that's built into the WordPress framework already.,WordPress has been improving their framework since the beginning of development. If I would say that WordPress has room for improvement, it would be giving itself the ability to host plugins on a remote location to call functions from so that the use of many plugins won't disrupt the site's load speed times, which effects the overall experience of the site's users. I think that WordPress can expand on some of their customization features to allow a simpler, faster way of getting your brand in the framework. Though this is capable through plugins that are out there, I think WordPress could alleviate the use of a lot of plugins if they incorporate some of the major used plugins features within the framework itself. I think that WordPress can improve on the ease of use in connecting their members management functionality with outside source software that companies may be offering as a SaaS to their customers, and using WordPress as their main site that stores the sales information and sign-up features.,10,A positive impact is that it can create a great customer to business communication system by implementing live chat, help desks, support ticket functionality, contact forms, etc... If you want your customers to know they have your support, you can easily do this within WordPress without any issues. Another positive impact can be your ROI (return on investment) by using WordPress. With the framework being free to use for anyone that right there cuts the cost of creating the frame of your website and the basic functionality needed. Themes and plugins are cost effective as they are nowhere near the pricing you would pay if you hire a developer to do your website from the ground up because it saves on time by utilizing all the tools WordPress has to offer that's already created and easily can be plugged into almost any theme that's out there today. A positive impact that would also help cut costs for businesses would be the ease of use for employees to update the site with content, or provide any type of customer to business type of work utilizing the themes and plugins that give user interface experiences that are tailored for anyone without coding or development work to be able to use.,Magento,Drupal,Joomla!,10,20,1,Content information on the website, and the ability to edit and add content without the need of knowing programming. Lead generation is also an important functionality that's being used within the websites. Customer support is the third important function that's also being used in the majority of the sites.,We have been able to integrate separate SaaS applications with it to share the data from one source to another. We have been able to create a excellent SEO structure within the framework that helps websites with their SEO performance without the hassle of hiring a major company to do the same services. We have been able to create a successful LMS system with the use of themes and plugins to help education projects,WordPress can also be used for paid advertisement landing pages, making them interactive and easy to implement while connecting them with Google Analytics. WordPress could be used to service a chain of major companies that require the use of e-commerce functionality by using multi-site functionality that WordPress offers.,No,8,Again, I cannot give credit to those who work on the development of WordPress personally because I usually go to the source of a theme or plugin that I am currently using if I run into any problems that I cannot ascertain on my own using my own knowledge of the system and the coding structure that surrounds it.,Managing content is particularly easy using the WYSIWYG functionality and general framework. Installing certain functionality by installing plugins with an easy interface system that is just uploading the plugin, installing it, and activating it. Connecting with customers is easy to do with the proper functionality put into your site by the use of plugins, and now, sometimes a functionality that a theme may provide.,Some functionality that would be difficult to perform would be purely theme based. Some of them require the knowledge of HTML and CSS, however if you choose the right one that works for you, then you won't run into this problem. The use of shortcode could get difficult to perform, however, most of the difficulty again would be based on the theme and plugins you choose to use on your site.,Yes,9WordPress is just about right for usWP is used by sales and marketing and to some degree, admin. As we populate it with more content, its value to the company will increase. One of the challenges is training new users on how to work in WordPress.,Drag and drop functionality for adding new widgets is very productive. Downloading or adding new widgets is easy. Enabling, disabling them is also fast and easy. Newer theme instances do this much better and more simply than older ones. We just updated our theme and this makes changes in widgets and menus much faster, easier. Edits to content are fast, immediate. The preview function is especially helpful for page layout changes. Absence of coding requirements makes adding new pages/posts very fast, simple. We are changing site content every week. This is especially helpful for edits to widgets that can be previewed before launching. Library/media functionality makes uploads new images, art, doc files much faster and easier than other solutions. The viewer enables you to clearly see what you are uploading before you do. Pretty self explanatory. Limitations in file size that existed in older themes have been resolved, but you must upgrade to newer versions of your theme(s) to take advantage of this, otherwise you have to manually code the file size limitation in your WP theme. Creating new pages is exceptionally easy, fast and does not requires coding skills. This means we can stand up landing pages, download pages and others on almost a moment's notice for new product launches, marketing campaigns and other uses. Very useful for creating new landing pages for programs, launches and other marketing and sales tasks. We can password protect these pages, or requires registration (through the built in Pardot widget).,A WYSIWYG type page/post editor would be highly desirable but possibly outside the limits of WP. Ability to save page/posts as templates (not in the WP sense but as in the MAP sense) would be better. Newer instances of WP themes have largely resolved this, however, if you really want/need to see what's going you must use the text editor. Simple HTML skills are required Could be limitations of our unique apps/widgets but understanding how the various apps interact is difficult at time. This is a limitation of our site design and the theme that was chosen and ultimately adapted for our site. Prefer a better list management function than what is presently available for things like partner listings, channel, office locations etc. Again, this was/is a custom adaptation of WP for our site. Not recommended for everyone. A native WP app should be used for things like partner lists, office locations and the like.,8,Major one is improved employee efficiency. We are able to effect quick changes immediately such as phone no changes, employee changes, job postings, HR changes. Do not yet use the Pardot plug-in which will be very helpful for standing up landing pages much faster even than Pardot can do this. We have eliminated the need for dedicated fractional FTE. We are able to effect most changes ourselves with minimal effort.,Sharepoint LMS,9,No,Price Product Usability Vendor Reputation,More hands on participation in the process. I was new to the Company, my predecessor was gone and a third party more or less did the evaluation and implementation.,Vendor implemented,Yes,Change management was minimal,No clearly defined or communicated roadmap was ever created. Phases of implementation were likewise not clearly organized or discussed in advance. I inherited control after change in leadership in our company Developer notes were not available. Understanding functionality of things like widgets was a conversation with a developer.,6,The menu feature is really great - allows rebuilding and adding of menus on the fly. Web page changes are simple, effective unless the pages call a PHP file from the server. For that I have to get an IT resource involved. Built in CSS informs page layout, coloration, font structure etc. This is a plus, it's also a minus if you want to change any of the style sheet elements.,Finding the referenced PHP files that the menu item is calling for. Even our IT guys have to dig around and scratch their heads on this one. Perhaps if we had built it ourselves the process would be easier Limitations of CSS constrain things like font, coloration etc. I can hard code changes into the page but that means these have to be done one at a time. SEO is not fully optimized...guess I need to spend a few $$ to get the full SEO story from WordPress.,Yes,9
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September 20, 2017

User Review: "WordPress - the choice for most!"

Score 9 out of 10
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  • If one has never worked with a website before, one may need to do some searching to learn "how to" do something.
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August 14, 2016

Review: "WordPress Can Save You Thousands Of Dollars On Web Development Costs And Put You In The Driver's Seat Of Your Online Vehicle!"

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  • If you want to customize the application you will need to know how to code or edit PHP. It's best to hire a WordPress developer for this area.
  • In terms of WordPress site management, performing a complete maintenance routine (upgrading and backing up WordPress files and database, troubleshooting, etc). There are ways to automate some aspects of the process (e.g. backups), but to perform a complete and thorough maintenance routine requires a step-by-step system. Once you know the process, however, then it's quite easy to do and takes only about 15-20 minutes to do. Learning how to manage WordPress is covered in detail in our WPTrainMe WordPress training tutorials plugin (WPTrainMe.com), so anyone can learn how to easily do it.
  • In terms of WordPress site security, hardening your WordPress installation security. Internet security is a complex issue, and there are ways to protect your WordPress installation from hackers and malicious users using various plugins, but this requires knowing what to do and following a step-by-step process. Once you know the process, however, then it's quite easy to do and most of it only has to be done once. Learning how to secure and protect a WordPress site is covered in detail in our WPTrainMe WordPress training tutorials plugin (WPTrainMe.com), so anyone can learn how to easily do it.
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July 13, 2015

Review: "WordPress - a User-Friendly Blogging and Content Management System (CMS)"

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  • Since I've been using it for a while, most things are easy. However, I know that some people can struggle with image upload when they first start using it.
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January 05, 2015

User Review: "Stress Less with WordPress"

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  • Some functionality that would be difficult to perform would be purely theme based. Some of them require the knowledge of HTML and CSS, however if you choose the right one that works for you, then you won't run into this problem.
  • The use of shortcode could get difficult to perform, however, most of the difficulty again would be based on the theme and plugins you choose to use on your site.
Read Mathew Riexinger's full review
September 02, 2014

User Review: "WordPress is just about right for us"

Score 8 out of 10
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  • Finding the referenced PHP files that the menu item is calling for. Even our IT guys have to dig around and scratch their heads on this one. Perhaps if we had built it ourselves the process would be easier
  • Limitations of CSS constrain things like font, coloration etc. I can hard code changes into the page but that means these have to be done one at a time.
  • SEO is not fully optimized...guess I need to spend a few $$ to get the full SEO story from WordPress.
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April 12, 2014

Review: "Ordinary and Extra Ordinary People Choose WordPress for a Reason"

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  • Generating code for widget areas still require writing some code, but this can sometimes be accomplished by using the post editor to write the code for you.
  • Some WordPress themes are very complicated while others are simple. It all depends on which ones you pick.
  • Dealing with php function code can be a bit scary if you're not a coder.
Read Rebecca Olkowski's full review
February 28, 2014

"A no-nonsense, honest, female review from someone who chose to work with WordPress everyday!"

Score 9 out of 10
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  • WordPress Core Updates sometimes there really straight forward, other times silly things go wrong. Always back up your site and deactivate your plugins before starting a WordPress core install.
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March 10, 2014

Review: "WordPress Is The Easiest Way To Run Your Business Online"

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  • Due to the large amount of administration functions, it can be cumbersome to locate the one you are looking for.
  • Media handling is much better than it used to be, and well integrated, but could use some better features to manage the media and display it in different ways.
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February 21, 2014

Review: "Wordpress - a great choice for your next website"

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  • Reordering pages can be a pain without a plugin if you have a lot of pages/posts
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December 04, 2014

User Review: "WordPress User"

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Difficult Tasks

  • PHP
  • Some color changes
  • Loading large websites
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December 07, 2013

WordPress Review: "Leading open source CMS"

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Difficult Tasks

  • The differences between wordpress.org and wordpress.com makes it confiusing for beginners.
  • Wordpress has been labelled for years as a blogging platform - it needs to be rebranded as a powerful CMS platform.
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Feature Scorecard Summary

Role-based user permissions (23)
8.0
API (16)
8.1
Internationalization / multi-language (14)
8.4
WYSIWYG editor (23)
7.7
Code quality / cleanliness (23)
7.9
Admin section (24)
8.3
Page templates (24)
7.6
Library of website themes (24)
8.5
Mobile optimization / responsive design (23)
8.3
Publishing workflow (24)
8.1
Form generator (21)
7.6
Content taxonomy (21)
8.8
SEO support (22)
8.5
Bulk management (18)
7.6
Availability / breadth of extensions (22)
9.2
Community / comment management (21)
9.1

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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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