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Review: "Wordpress - a great choice for your next website"
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February 21, 2014

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

Score 10 out of 101
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Software Version
3.8.1

Overall Satisfaction

We have been using Wordpress to deploy our website along with websites for clients.

Wordpress allows us to easily build amazing websites. We are able to use all the functions and hooks it has built in to create a great end user experience. Along with making a site that is easy for the user to navigation and use, it allows us to manage the content easily. We regularly build sites that have a wide variety of functions such as automatic country detection and then load custom content for that country.

Using the builtin functionalities we are able to create custom edit screens for our clients so that they can easily add a wide variety of content such as jobs, training events, events, news blogs and anything else that the client requires.

The real beauty about Wordpress is that when we get a scope/brief from a client, we are not thinking about how can Wordpress do this, as we know it can do almost anything you throw at it. We therefore take time in planning what exactly the client requires from Wordpress, be it the actual content editor and the options available for each content type or the frontend theme that the end user sees.
  • Easily create and manage different types of content.
  • Security is really well maintained
  • Theming is really simple and you can on with what really matters without having to work out a difficult theming framework
  • Reordering pages out of the box. You can reorder pages using the order attribute of pages and posts, but having a drag and drop functionality would be a great bonus.
  • Increased employee engagement with our website as they are able to login and easily manage their content and also add new content
  • Magento,Joomla
The flexibility of Wordpress is just excellent. You can throw anything at it and it will do the job. If you can dream it, you can build it with Wordpress.
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.
Ecommerce. Although there are great plugins out there that do ecommerce with Wordpress, I would recommend another platform for dealing with ecommerce websites as these other platforms provide a lot more functionality and data and everything related to ecommerce.

Implementation

You can create custom RSS and XML to export content from previous CMS' and import this into Wordpress.
Yes - Depending on the size of site and client requirements we can phase the development to launch features timely and fully functional.
Change management was minimal
  • Getting all the content out from old the old content management system can be cumbersome

Support

If you go to the correct support firums such as http://wordpress.org/support/ and http://wordpress.stackexchange.com/ you can get most of your questions answered.
ProsCons
Quick Resolution
Good followup
Knowledgeable team
Problems get solved
Kept well informed
No escalation required
Support understands my problem
Support cares about my success
Quick Initial Response
None
No - Although Wordpress as a company do not provide support there are companies out there that do have Wordpress support contracts. We currently support our own Wordpress installations and deal with client requests inhouse.

Usability

From the get go it is intuitive and easy to use. There are plenty support forums on the internet that you can use to provide help.
ProsCons
Like to use
Relatively simple
Easy to use
Technical support not required
Well integrated
Consistent
Quick to learn
Convenient
Feel confident using
Familiar
None
  • Editing is just so easy
  • Adding content types is a breeze
  • Customising your Wordpress site to do anything is possible with the right developer.
  • Reordering pages can be a pain without a plugin if you have a lot of pages/posts