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Overview

What is WordPress?

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.

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Awards

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Popular Features

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  • Admin section (131)
    8.7
    87%
  • Mobile optimization / responsive design (129)
    8.4
    84%
  • Library of website themes (130)
    8.4
    84%
  • Page templates (128)
    8.0
    80%

Reviewer Pros & Cons

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Video Reviews

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User Review: WordPress Maintains Ease of Use While Providing a Variety of Content Management Tools
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Content Manager Recommends WordPress for Growing Platforms: User Review
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User Review: WordPress Steps Up Blogger's Game With Its Professional Display Styles
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What is WordPress?

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.

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  • No setup fee
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  • Free Trial
  • Free/Freemium Version
  • Premium Consulting/Integration Services

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What is Wix?

Wix is a website builder used to grown an online presence. The platform allows users to build their website from scratch, choose from designer-made templates, or use an AI website builder to add sections, images, and text.

What is Squarespace?

Squarespace is a CMS platform that allows users to create a DIY blog, eCommerce store, and/or portfolio (visual art or music). Some Squarespace website and shop templates are industry or use case-specific, such as menu builders for restaurant sites.

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Product Demos

WordPress. Troubleshooter. Site Header Menu Missing Or Does Not Look Like Demo Header Menu

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How to make your website look like WordPress theme demo

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WordPress [#18] How to Install WordPress theme | Theme Demo Import | How to Reset WordPress Website

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Popup Maker Demo & Review | Plugin for Wordpress

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Revolution Slider for WordPress Full Demo

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WordPress Theme 1-Click Demo Import Explained

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Features

Security

This component helps a company minimize the security risks by controlling access to the software and its data, and encouraging best practices among users.

8.3
Avg 8.2

Platform & Infrastructure

Features related to platform-wide settings and structure, such as permissions, languages, integrations, customizations, etc.

6.6
Avg 7.7

Web Content Creation

Features that support the creation of website content.

8
Avg 7.7

Web Content Management

Features for managing website content

7.9
Avg 7.4
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Product Details

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.

WordPress Video

How to use WordPress, a step by step tutorial. Learn to when to use WordPress, how to install a theme, and how to use each of the program's tools.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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.

LiveJournal and Populr are common alternatives for WordPress.

Reviewers rate Admin section and Community / comment management highest, with a score of 8.7.

The most common users of WordPress are from Small Businesses (1-50 employees).
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Reviews and Ratings

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Shikher Goyal | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • WordPress is user-friendly and good for SEO as well
  • Lots of customization is available through plugins.
  • User Management and access control is better than other CMS
  • Easy E-commerce Integration with woocommerce plugin.
  • Security of the website could improve.
  • Speed of the websites is not that great..after installing 7-8 plugins I've found.
  • There are various plugins of poor quality that can be improve in my opinion.
Thomas Pittman | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Integrations
  • Easy to Use Interface for Website Updates (WYSIWYG Editor)
  • Blog Integration and Management
  • The Backend Dashboard has become pretty bloated over time. Can be tough to navigate for non-experts.
  • Plugin management - It's a struggle to constantly stay on top of your plugins, make sure they are compatible and updated, etc. A better way to manage them all would be very useful.
  • More lightweight WYSIWYG editors - If you use an out of the box, or even customized standard template, the page weight can quickly grow and become cumbersome for speed, negatively impacting SEO scores.
Alex Nejako | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Coupons
  • Blogs
  • Web Pages
  • Plug Ins
  • It is a bit hard for non-technical users to administer it since the back end of WordPress involves PHP and JavaScript.
  • Some users may not like the interface for composing and publishing content or may not remember to publish their work and leave it in Draft mode.
  • There may be a need to further publicize the formal training program from WordPress with certifications. In past roles we have needed to document everything we do in it very closely and do a great deal of deskside coaching, more so than with other Web content platforms.
Collins Sarkodieh Aning | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Allows coding customization eg. css
  • Accept lots of plugins
  • Beautiful interface and layouts
  • SEO friendly
  • WordPress and plugin updates conflicts needs to be well reconciled to prevent website errors
  • Converting WordPress into an App should be the new focus for WordPress since Mobile App are mostly in use now
  • WordPress payment gateway functionality should be more open to allow more payment gateways
James Hicks | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • 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.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • SEO Friendly
  • No Coding Required
  • Most of the plugins are free
  • Need to fix security system, as many times i feel comprised in security.
Score 1 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • In my experience, changing your website without your authorization.
  • In my experience, I feel that WordPress does not ask permission before doing something.
  • In my opinion, I believe WordPress does not allow instant chat technical support for "free plans".
  • I believe WordPress should contact the owner of the website before requesting to make changes.
  • I believe WordPress should offer instant chat for all plans not just for the business plan.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Easy to use interface
  • Lots of customization
  • Constantly updating and improving
  • Sometimes plugins conflict with each other
  • I prefer the classic editor, so it has been an adjustment to manage our sites within the new interface.
  • Sometimes basic settings are buried several levels deep, and until you learn where to navigate by repetition, it’s frustrating to try and find what you need
Sebastian Correa Marsico | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Blog management.
  • Website management.
  • Website security
  • Flexibility.
  • Integrate with pretty much all marketing platforms.
  • Constant updates.
  • Page speed is not the best.
  • Media library management has a lot to improve.
  • Very little native features, you need a plugin for almost everything.
Vinay Disodia | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • SEO as its have all the systematic tools to do all the work rather than in PHP or any other website management.
  • Designing- is amazing you have used in house builder or woo-commerce, the elementary page builder for your needs, and some of them with basic features are free.
  • Fast Speed for loading index page and management for cached pages.
  • Migration- in WordPress is easy to just take backup and migrate with the tools of yourself.
  • Creating free plugins for starter business of individual blogs.
  • Getting domain names from WordPress is comparatively high than other domain sellers.
  • Automatic backup should be added in the WordPress itself, right now its not available you have to use 3rd party plugins of can do manually.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Ease of use
  • Versality - lots of additional features through plug-ins
  • Accessible - the popularity of the product means you can get plenty of help
  • It can be glitchy and buggy at times
  • Need to go to 3rd parties for instructions on how to do more complex things
  • It does not always integrate as seamlessly as it could with plug-ins like Yoast SEO
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Easy to navigate
  • Easy to push out new content
  • Easy to have multiple users on the platform at the same time
  • One-stop shop
  • There are lots of features, so you need to familiarize yourself with where everything is.
  • Provide more info on what each section means (particularly the meta description/SEO sections).
Oleksandr Torlo | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Tons of extensions.
  • A millions of great templates for every case.
  • Simple but powerful admin interface.
  • More then enough educational courses and videos.
  • The code style to make own extensions.
  • The speed of engine, especially with extensions installed.
  • Many things could be placed into the basic distributive not in the plugins.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • It is free
  • Great optimization
  • Fully changeable user interfaces
  • Easy to use admin panel
  • Working well even in lower servers
  • Should support more extensions
  • WordPress should check all extensions that some of them contains dangerous things
  • Standard admin panel must have more customize options
  • Should be more options for security on admin panel
Jess Messenger | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • The dashboard is very organized and easy to navigate.
  • Simple to create and duplicate new pages and posts.
  • Easy to preview your changes before you publish content.
  • Numerous plugins are available to provide additional capabilities.
  • It can be difficult to format content (e.g. bulleted lists with spaces between them).
  • Some plugins like Elementor can be slow to load.
  • Media-like images must be quite small in order to successfully upload.
Jeanette Carroll | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • You don't need to know html.
  • There are a lot of premade themes to choose from.
  • There are plugins available to do just about anything on your site.
  • There could be more direct support.
  • Some of the themes don't work with specific plugins.
  • I'd love to see more widgets available in my current theme.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Blog writing
  • Platform to incorporate a magnitude of specific plugins
  • User management
  • WordPress has a moderate learning curve when starting out.
  • Some basic website functionality could be part of the base installation such as sending email.
  • Building a truly responsive site is very challenging but I'm sure an experienced designer using the right web builder can work magic.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Ability to customize
  • Thousands of Themes and Plugins to choose from
  • Ease of use
  • WordPress breaks often so you need to have someone who understands how to troubleshoot, which can take time and money.
  • Some plugins are easier to customize than others, for example, some don't require any coding knowledge while others do. This can limit your project if you are not a coder.
  • WordPress can be easily hacked, so you also need someone who can ensure your sites are secure.
Ramon Khan | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Content management system for blog
  • Functionality for SEO and ease of use and customization
  • Speed, speed, speed. You can make this CMS blazing fast with the right optimization and hosting.
  • The only thing I could gripe about is not having a fully fluid builder like Showit but that is it. There are similar builders like it but not that flexible.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Very flexible - can literally build any kind of website
  • Very user friendly - with each update, the UI gets more and more user friendly so that even non developers will have a relatively easy time getting a website up and running in no time. For advanced users, there is no shortage of options on themes, plugins, etc.
  • Constant updates - the software is being updated all the time and security patches are automatically applied while other updates can be applied at a time of your choosing
  • Great community - you have only to Google any issue you might be having and are very likely to find some sort of answer or help right away and easily
  • More security for certain types of websites (financial institutions)
Score 4 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • massive library of free and paid plugins
  • ability to build absolutely anything
  • thriving community for support and troubleshooting
  • plugins often cause breaking problems with websites
  • codebase is a mess
  • plugins make sites vulnerable to attack
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