WordPress - One size fits most -- but you'll need a tailor to look your best.
June 29, 2021

WordPress - One size fits most -- but you'll need a tailor to look your best.

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

Overall Satisfaction with WordPress

We use WordPress to host our marketing websites for our companies and products. We do graphic design in house and outsource custom theming and development to freelancers. WordPress being so popular means that the availability of freelancers for just about anything you would want to do in WordPress is available at reasonable cost.
  • Broad User Base
  • Open Source Flexibility
  • Fast to get started
  • Breaking changes with Plugins & Themes
  • Security, Backups, & Updates easily forgotten about
  • Managed WordPress becomes a trade off between flexibility and ease of management
  • Democratizes web content manipulation by being relatively easy to use, meaning content updates can be done inexpensively.
  • Offers expandable functionality far beyond other products, meaning if there's something we want to do, we don't have to start over with another product.
  • Looking professional pays dividends, so a sharp custom theme goes a long way.
WordPress has the largest community of users, selection of plugins and themes, and the best third party support on the market.

It's tempting to go with something that is less customizable and therefore requires less maintenance, but if you desire flexibility, WordPress is a good choice.

Other Content Management Systems truly require development resources to implement and maintain for any length of time, making them far more expensive in the long run.

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WordPress can made to do just about anything with the low cost to get started, which makes it popular, which means it often gets used where it is not the ideal solution. The low barriers to entry mean there's many people out there who use and sell WordPress solutions with a large variance in quality. Many people don't understand that sites created with WordPress need to be maintained with constant care and feeding to patch security issues, and do not budget their time, money, and other resources accordingly leading to frustration.

WordPress Feature Ratings

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