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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 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 FTW! ...most of the time.We use WordPress as our primary platform for new client sites. Our bundle consists of probably the most respected of the premium WordPress theme frameworks, custom graphics from our design department, a set menu of plugins, custom programming to make certain features sing, and responsive styles baked in by default. Our development stack allows us to bring client sites to life in a week or two at a competitive price point, while delivering a decent feature set with a totally custom design.,WordPress can handle a broad array of content-centric sites from static sites, to a blog, to a mixed media site, to a content heavy site like TechCrunch. Most mainstream site scenarios can be built using WordPress, up to the point where a high I/O or real-time webapp needed instead.,High I/O or real-time webapps. High concurrent user sites. The server environment would need to be tuned to handle this, but the same can be said for most development platforms out there. Wordpress as a framework or other MVC-style sites, the tools are still in their infancy. WordPress' core is slowly being refactored from procedural to OOO-based code.,9,Our customers' ROI has been excellent. The local businesses we serve are able to be found by the business name and generally rank well for a variety of local search terms. We are also able to build out landing pages quickly and easily and then marry them to a variety of direct mail, social media, and PPC campaigns.,,10Stress 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,9The best incumbents web devs have ever hadWordPress is used as either the blog engine or else the main CMS for most of our clients' websites as well as for many years, our own. As the #1 popular CMS of all time, it provides many advantages. In many ways it is an ideal example of the way open source software should be, comprising a simple and in many ways solid software platform, an extremely active global community, and a vibrant community of theme and extension developers.,WordPress is simple enough that non-developers can start a simple website and grow it until it is moderately large...for a fraction of the cost of a custom developed site. WordPress provides web developers a gentle, friendly introduction to start creating content-oriented websites. One of WordPress' most-loved features is its easy-to-understand administrative area. When a WordPress site has been well-implemented, even a non-technical user will be able to manage their website.,Due to its simple architecture, WordPress is comparatively easy to hack. While the risk of hacking can be mitigated by careful security measures, websites with sensitive data may be best put elsewhere. It's easy to take a simple WordPress website and add new features by installing Plugins. However, this can easily get out of hand when users begin installing hundreds of plugins, some of which may conflict or even cause security gaps.,6,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.,SquareSpace,Wix,Weebly,4CMS-Lite: while WordPress is the best of open source options, it just can't handle all the needs of large institutionsWhile Hannon Hill's Cascade Server is at the heart of Philadelphia University's web content management strategy, a single product cannot always satisfy the disparate (and often transplanted) limbs of an institution where some faculty and staff desire more freedom when it comes to the design, administration and expression of what is traditionally understood as a blog. Predating our use of Cascade Server by two years, our installation of WordPress on a dedicated server was a stopgap measure instituted first (and still) for our online daily news outlet: PhilaU Today. WordPress was free, open source and easy to install and get up and running. Its community of devoted developers writing plugins for practically everything also made WordPress more appealing than its competition at the time. Once the word spread (a partial pun?), academic programs and services (e.g., Industrial Design or Study Abroad on any given year) began to request installations that would allow them to showcase their particular student work and news — elements not always covered in PhilaU Today or on the recruitment-focused websites for each major. By the time we adopted Cascade, these blogs were legacy, and with our focus on using Cascade to push out the unified design of the juggernaut of our primary domain that encompasses over 50 academic programs, 3 distinct colleges and numerous administrative departments, we made the conscious decision to let the WordPress blogs be while we developed and designed the — by nature of our brand — Philadelphia University website proper. After establishing the wireframes, information architecture and all of the supporting design and scripting elements that would become our primary, recruitment-focused domain, it became clear to a small department of IT staff and an even smaller department of Marketing and Public Relations (which includes web communications) that WordPress blogs — providing that they were initially setup by Marketing and IT with a top level admin from each that could not be removed from users — would continue. Seven years on, and these blogs have not only continued, but thrived to now include over 70 blogs. Many provisos are in place for those who blog using WordPress: 1) the initial setup, approval of blog design (which was encouraged to be unique and fitting for the program it served), and right to override or edit content must remain centralized with marketing staff; 2) blogs could not violate the University brand (outlined in our Style Guide); 3) blogs must be maintained with current content as any blog untended for weeks at a time is the kiss of death; and 4) use of WordPress must be restricted to blogs. Regarding the latter, it is great that WordPress sites have now advanced to the point where they can be setup to act as standalone sites (i.e., not traditional blogs). But our policy was clear: official departmental sites were to built within Cascade Server. To do otherwise would risk not only redundancy of information, but also misrepresentation of the institution by well meaning people who do not nor could ever represent the institution as a whole. These blogs could have been brought into Cascade Server. We considered that option. But legacy site management being what it is, we chose to retain the separate WordPress server and maintain it as our place where members of the University community could contribute to our brand story without diluting the precision work that goes into the design and maintenance of the primary domain.,Easy installation Intuitive interface for non-technical users Massive community of developers whose often free plugins make for quick and easy add-ons (e.g., social media sharing),True customization is only possible if you have a really good designer / developer on staff or are willing to pay for a freelancer (i.e., free or premium ($) themes can be rigid) No "out of the box" workflows to speak of (you can find plugins, but you need someone on staff who knows what to look for!) By its nature of being free and open source, there is no true support, only community forums where problems are discussed; this is no substitute for a CMS vendor with excellent customer service (a true test of the real but often unstated value of content management systems),6,Happier faculty and staff that feel constrained by the necessary but often misunderstood need for administration to control the look, feel and function of the primary institutional site Hand-in-glove opportunities for feeding easily and automatically generated WordPress xml to other sites (i.e., those sites that are managed by a more robust CMS), thus integrating and sharing content across disparate sites,Drupal,Joomla!,7
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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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WordPress is open source, completely free to use software. There is no cost to renew and you can use the software to build an unlimited number of websites on domains that you own. Hence, a $0 cost software that builds you infinite assets.
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July 07, 2015

User Review: "WordPress FTW! ...most of the time."

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We will continue to use WordPress until something better comes along. I've heard good things about a CMS called ProcessWire that's build on a modern OOO and MVC framework, but the speed of development needs to match what we can do today with WordPress.
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January 05, 2015

User Review: "Stress Less with WordPress"

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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.
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September 23, 2014

WordPress Review: "The best incumbents web devs have ever had"

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As time goes on, websites will become less focused on paged content and more immersive. At the same time, the need for security will only go up. While WordPress has served the web community well for over 11 years, it's probably time to look for other better platforms.
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August 30, 2014

Review: "CMS-Lite: while WordPress is the best of open source options, it just can't handle all the needs of large institutions"

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As we become ever more proficient and thorough with our primary CMS — Hannon Hill's Cascade Server — we may begin to consider bringing these satellite blogs into the single product fold. Should that day come, we would no longer need WordPress. Of course, the switch would mean massive SEO problems and a steep learning curve for many users. A staff our size — one designer / developer, one administrative content manager, one content writer, and a former jack-of-all trades oldhead web guy who now fancies himself an expert at digital marketing — might not be able to handle that migration.

Having our blogs separate and distinct from our primary web server has proved successful to date. Their separation makes good sense for the niche audiences each academic program requires. And their shared relationships (via links, social media crossovers and XML feeds) only strengthens our brand by showing just how diverse our offerings are.
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December 19, 2014

Review: "WordPress Really is the Best Blogging Platform Out There!"

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Unless something comes out with artificial intelligence and takes over my blog writing, I'll keep using WordPress. There's no reason to switch when it works so well. It's very easy to use, which is one of the main factors behind continuing to use the platform. I highly recommend WordPress to anyone that needs a blog.
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September 02, 2014

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

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We're in. We've drunk the Kool-Aid and have no desire to migrate. We are also strongly considering a responsive theme for 2014, which WP does very well. Great product, The more that you know the more that you can do. Highly scalable solution. We just implemented a micro site that we're managing in WP also, Very handy as it uses a much stronger widget driven theme, which is something our main site is weak on. The fully responsive theme is yet to come.
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December 04, 2014

WordPress Review: "The most powerful CMS"

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WordPress helps me better run my business, and it has also helped me built a business around the platform.
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April 12, 2014

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

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I love using WordPress but it has some limitations. It's an open source free software that experiences bugs from time to time. You may find that support from the free forums is hit or miss and when you finally get an answer it's in geek speak. Sometimes it takes a while get your problem solved. My clients are ordinary business owners and entrepreneurs who simply want their website to be functional, effective, and understandable. Despite that, I believe WordPress is the best solution, for most people, and especially for those who want to cut their business overhead. A simple and effective WordPress site can be developed for only a few hundred dollars as opposed to thousands and thousands of dollars. That's an important benefit especially for start up companies. I'm a Baby Boomer. I am able to operate WordPress easily and have learned to customize it. If I can do it, chances are many others of my age group or younger will be able to create content, make edits and updates when needed.
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March 31, 2014

User Review: "Alert the Wordpress!"

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I have a relationship with the brand, and I have seen results in every relevant aspect of its implementation - brand recognition, availability of information, customer satisfaction, etc.
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March 01, 2014

User Review: "WordPress serves... everybody."

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WordPress has never let me down... all the people I serve have benefitted from it in some measure. Until I see something else come along that can compete with its long list of accomplishments and advanages, I feel no compulsion to 'go shopping'.
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February 28, 2014

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

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Every time! It's so easy to use and with more and more plugins and themes that get developed and become available everyday, I get excited to see what's new for WordPress. I love looking through all the new themes and when I get asked can you add "x" to a site, I am very confident I will find a plugin that can do the job. WordPress and it's contributors don't let me down. I am very passionate about the WordPress and am not really interested in looking for a substitute for it.
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February 21, 2014

User Review: "WordPress has changed my life!"

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I use WordPress every day of my working life, whether I'm updating my own site or a client's, publishing a blog post for myself or a client, or creating a brand new site. WordPress has really allowed me to grow the web design part of my business.
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June 10, 2014

User Review: "WordPress for Bloggers"

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We will definitely stick with WordPress in the future because of the support and the fact that now that it is set up and ready to go it's exactly what we wanted in a product. We did a lot of research beforehand on choosing which platform to use and I feel we did make the right decision.
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May 14, 2014

Review: "The Ever-Evolving, Always Flexible WordPress"

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WordPress has evolved from simple blogging software into an application that can run virtually any type of website. It has spawned its own ecosystem of themes and plugins. From my point of view as a web professional, the fact that there are so many great (and free) resources to learn about customizing WordPress means that, unlike some other systems, I can find the answers I need to make something work. Beyond that, the software just plain works and has become a part of my everyday life. My business has grown and evolved because of WordPress. And, unlike other software I have used, there have been no negatives. What else can I say?
Read Eric Karkovack's full review
August 22, 2014

User Review: "WordPress from an agency perspective."

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10
It always works.
Read Chris Greta's full review
August 07, 2014

WordPress Review: "Flexible, professional and robust."

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10
No competitors so it easily works.
Read Alessandro Temperini Pereira's full review
March 10, 2014

Review: "WordPress: Delightfully easy, surprisingly powerful."

Score 9 out of 10
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Likelihood to Renew

10
WordPress is alive and well, and we have many years of collective experience under our belts as an organization. The WordPress market is growing, along with global community of people that help build and support the software.

With that in mind, there's no reason for us to abandon WordPress any time in the near (or far!) future.
Read Andy McIlwain's full review
March 10, 2014

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

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10
WordPress is released under the GPL license and does not require renewal. I do upgrade the software whenever a new version is available.
Read Lori Berkowitz's full review
November 07, 2013

Review: "WordPress: The CMS that we've been waiting for."

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10
I've become comfortable using WordPress because it's a step in my ability to express myself with ease and effortless productivity. As a content management system (CMS), WordPress is what I would call a masterpiece of integrated, open-source genius. It's the answer to my organization shortfalls, the solution to my productivity goals and a gift to my customers for it's reliability.

Read Erik Blair's full review
February 21, 2014

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

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10
We have not found any problems with the use of Wordpress due to the final product. It just allows us to do what we want with it.
Read Adrian Fraguela's full review
February 18, 2014

User Review: "WordPress from 10,000 ft."

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10
Simply put, it's great. I love it. I've been learning new things every day. As a developer, I want to find new ways to push something to the limit. My passion is pushing WordPress. More importantly, it's ideal for freelance side jobs for many many reasons, but still one of my favorite points I always bring up to people is it's free, open source, and has the largest community out of any other tool out there in the world today.
Read John Heimkes IV's full review
February 17, 2014

WordPress Review: "The best platform for blogging and more"

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10
Using this product for 9 years now, while trying other platforms every now and then, allowed me to explore it very well. I've tried the free and the paid versions and both are great. However, if you're a beginner or a professional but don't care about advanced options go for the free version.
Read Jansait Qoughondoqa's full review
July 24, 2013

WordPress Review: "Easy to setup, easy to use, fun all around"

Score 9 out of 10
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9
Thanks to its simplified ease of use, maintenance, and setup, would definitely continue using this platform for my smaller websites.
Read Vince Ginsburg's full review
November 10, 2013

Review: "WordPress takes the stress out of blogging"

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10
The fact it is free is a big positive. WordPress is also a well respected name so people are not afraid to open it up and be exposed to fraud or a virus.
Read Shelley Stutchman's full review

Feature Scorecard Summary

Role-based user permissions (24)
8.1
API (16)
8.0
Internationalization / multi-language (14)
8.5
WYSIWYG editor (24)
7.9
Code quality / cleanliness (24)
8.0
Admin section (25)
8.4
Page templates (24)
7.5
Library of website themes (25)
8.6
Mobile optimization / responsive design (24)
8.3
Publishing workflow (25)
8.2
Form generator (22)
7.7
Content taxonomy (22)
8.5
SEO support (23)
8.3
Bulk management (18)
7.6
Availability / breadth of extensions (23)
9.3
Community / comment management (21)
9.1

About 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.

Categories:  Blogging,  Content Management

WordPress Integrations

WordPress Competitors

WordPress Technical Details

Operating Systems: Unspecified
Mobile Application:No