Why 1 Out of 5 Websites Are Built With WordPress
March 18, 2016

Why 1 Out of 5 Websites Are Built With WordPress

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with WordPress

WordPress is our organization's preferred content management system for building websites for our clients. We've found WordPress to be the best solution for the challenge of finding a content management system that is affordable, has the features and functionality clients want, and is easy to use. Our whole organization uses WordPress on a daily or weekly basis.
  • WordPress pages and posts can be created with a WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) editor similar to editors people are likely to have in used in word processing and email software.
  • WordPress has a large community of software developers who write software plugins to give the core WordPress software additional functionality.
  • WordPress websites can be built and edited from any computer in the world with a web browser and internet connection. No special software is required on these computers.
  • WordPress is limited with regards to storing media files. All photos, videos and documents must be stored in the same "Media Library" folder. It would be nice if WordPress allowed people to create a least one level of sub folders.
  • WordPress' "visual" and "text" editors do not always produce the same results on a page or post. Sometimes to get text to appear the way you want, you need to use the "text" editor which is less intuitive to most people.
  • WordPress has a positive Return on Investment for our organization because it allows us to deliver products our clients want.
  • WordPress' strong SEO performance has brought our organization more new business than we might have experienced if our site was built with another technology
Our organization chose WordPress because our clients found WordPress to be easier to use than Drupal or Joomla.
WordPress is a great tool for people wishing to build a blog and/or website without having to learn HTML and CSS coding.

WordPress is less appropriate for people who don't have the interest or time to perform the bi-monthly WordPress security software updates.

WordPress Feature Ratings

WYSIWYG editor
Code quality / cleanliness
Admin section
Page templates
Library of website themes
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Publishing workflow
Content taxonomy
SEO support
Availability / breadth of extensions
Community / comment management
Not Rated
Internationalization / multi-language
Not Rated
Role-based user permissions