WordPress - The world's most popular content management system
December 11, 2018

WordPress - The world's most popular content management system

Tim Colling | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with WordPress

Our firm uses WordPress for all new websites that it builds for clients. It provides a stable, well-known and accepted foundation for all websites that our clients employ. It is so well-accepted as an industry standard for website construction that clients never question the choice and in fact most of the time they expect us to use it.
  • It is stable and reliable.
  • It is so widely-accepted that there are many, many many resources available for working with it, many of them at little or no cost.
  • It saves us countless hours of development that we otherwise would have to do ourselves.
  • WordPress has become caught up in the trend toward "drag n drop" page builders with the advent of the new "Gutenberg" block-based editor, despite the fact that many in the WordPress community don't want it and resent the manner in which it has been forced upon them.
  • With WordPress we save money by not having to build our own CMS (content management system) for work done for clients.
  • With WordPress we save money because there are thousands of addons that provide excellent features and functions that are free or very low-cost.
  • With WordPress we save money because there are thousands of expert-level developers with WordPress skills available around the world with whom we can contract for development work.
Wix and Squarespace offer low cost of entry with ongoing hosting and operating costs. They make it seem easy to create attractive websites but eventually most cases we have seen end up running into limitations with respect to extensibility and SEO opportunities.

FusionCMS is another CMS that we have worked with. In that one case, the client insisted upon it. It is used by very few organizations, compared to WordPress, and so there are far fewer affordable developers with whom we can work on it and far fewer addons available at little or no cost to extend or enhance it.
WordPress is very well suited to building websites of almost any type for small and medium sized businesses, including:
  • Service providers
  • Sellers of merchandise (i.e., "ecommerce" companies)
  • Data collection such as polling
  • Online education and training
  • Family and personal websites

WordPress Feature Ratings

WYSIWYG editor
Code quality / cleanliness
Admin section
Page templates
Library of website themes
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Publishing workflow
Form generator
Content taxonomy
SEO support
Bulk management
Availability / breadth of extensions
Community / comment management
Internationalization / multi-language
Role-based user permissions