WordPress

Who Uses WordPress?

Anyone creating or requiring a modern web presence.

What Is WordPress?

Open source software that is free to use for creating blogs and websites.

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Free Trial

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WordPress deployment and support

Support

  • Email/Help Desk
  • Knowledge Base
  • Chat

Deployment

  • Cloud, SaaS, Web-based
  • Mac (Desktop)
  • Windows (Desktop)
  • Linux (Desktop)
  • Android (Mobile)
  • iPhone (Mobile)
  • iPad (Mobile)

Training

  • Documentation

WordPress Features

  • API
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Calendar Management
  • Campaign Management
  • Chat/Messaging
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Commenting/Notes
  • Content Library
  • Content Management
  • Customisable Branding
  • Customisable Forms
  • Customisable Templates
  • Customization
  • Design Management
  • Drag & Drop
  • Electronic Payments
  • Email Management
  • Email Marketing
  • File Sharing
  • Forms Management
  • Group Posting
  • Image Library
  • Landing Pages/Web Forms
  • Moderation
  • Multi-Channel Communication
  • Multi-Channel Marketing
  • Multimedia Support
  • Order Management
  • Post Management
  • Preview Functionality
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Real-time Updates
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • SEO Management
  • SSL Security
  • Search/Filter
  • Shipping Management
  • Shopping Cart
  • Social Advertising
  • Social Media Integration
  • Template Management
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Video Management
  • Visitor Tracking
  • WYSIWYG Editor
  • Web Traffic Reporting
  • Website Analytics
  • Website Management
  • eCommerce Management

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  • Access Controls/Permissions
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  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Approval Process Control
  • Asset Lifecycle Management
  • Audio File Management
  • CRM
  • Calendar Management
  • Campaign Management
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Commenting/Notes
  • Configurable Workflow
  • Content Library
  • Content Management
  • Content Publishing Options
  • Customisable Branding
  • Customisable Forms
  • Customisable Templates
  • Document Classification
  • Document Management
  • Document Storage
  • Drag & Drop
  • Electronic Forms
  • Email Management
  • Engagement Tracking
  • File Management
  • Filtering
  • Forms Management
  • Full Text Search
  • Image Editing
  • Metadata Management
  • Multi-Language
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • SEO Management
  • Search/Filter
  • Single Sign On
  • Social Media Integration
  • Tagging
  • Template Management
  • Text Editing
  • Third Party Integrations
  • User Management
  • Version Control
  • Video Support
  • WYSIWYG Editor
  • Website Management
  • Workflow Management

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  • Campaign Analytics
  • Campaign Management
  • Campaign Scheduling
  • Cataloguing/Categorisation
  • Circulation Management
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Content Management
  • Customisable Branding
  • Customisable Reports
  • Customisable Templates
  • Data Visualisation
  • Document Storage
  • Drag & Drop
  • Email Marketing
  • Engagement Tracking
  • Image Editing
  • Layout & Design
  • Magazines
  • Mobile Access
  • Monitoring
  • Multi-Channel Management
  • Multi-Channel Marketing
  • Multi-Language
  • Newsletters
  • Newspapers
  • Performance Metrics
  • Promotions Management
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • SEO Management
  • Search/Filter
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  • Customizable Fields
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  • Data Synchronisation
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  • Inventory Control
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  • Inventory Tracking
  • Invoice Management
  • Multi-Channel Management
  • Multi-Currency
  • Multi-Location
  • Order Management
  • Order Tracking
  • Product Catalogue
  • Product Configurator
  • Product Ratings / Reviews
  • Promotions Management
  • Real Time Data
  • Refund Management
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Returns Management
  • SEO Management
  • SSL Security
  • Sales Orders
  • Sales Trend Analysis
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  • Tax Management
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  • Customisable Branding
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  • Data Import/Export
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  • Newsletter Management
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WordPress Reviews for UK Users

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Average score

Overall
4.6
Ease of Use
4.2
Customer Service
4.1
Features
4.5
Value for Money
4.6

Reviews by company size (employees)

  • <50
  • 51-200
  • 201-1,000
  • >10,001
Torikul I.
Torikul I.
WordPress developer - Website Specialist
Design, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
  • Ease of Use
  • Features & Functionality
  • Customer Support
  • Value for Money
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 08/09/2021

"One of the best CMS platform that is super easy to use to build a website"

Comments: My overall experience is outstanding, this is the only software that I can leave a five-star review without thinking. It helped me to grow up my business worldwide because I'm a WordPress developer and I provide web development services around the world through freelancing marketplaces like Fiverr or Upwork.

Pros: Actually, I like everything about this content management system software. All the parts of this software are essential to building a website. For example, the theme and plugin part is my favourite. WordPress allows me to install templates I like, this whole process makes the website building steps amazing on WordPress. It could be an e-commerce website, blog, business, affiliate marketing, almost all kind of websites I can create using WordPress and its theme system. I also like how its plugin functionality works, any kind of custom functionality if I need it, I can include it using a plugin. There is no coding on WordPress, only settings that allow me to do something awesome.

Cons: 1. In WordPress latest version 5.8 they've upgraded the widget system which is really annoying. It was perfect on the previous versions, but the new widget management system looks like a page edit, even it works slowly. I really don't like the new look and system of widgets 2. WordPress use too many unnecessary codes that slow down a website. The software should have a function that will allow users to scan the unnecessary codes and remove them.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 08/09/2021
Verified Reviewer
Brand Manager
Marketing & Advertising, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
  • Ease of Use
  • Features & Functionality
  • Customer Support
    Unrated
  • Value for Money
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 07/10/2021

"Best in class website builder, blog or ecommerce platform."

Comments: I've been able to run an small web development agency using Wordpress' free software and customizing it for my clients. I've also built several online businesses with it as well. Installing and getting started is a very simple task so you can easily spin up a new website in a few hours and start marketing. Works well, scales and has a huge following of developers to help you customize if needed.

Pros: Wordpress is the easiest platform to use. You have the option of self-hosting for the tech-saavy or you can pay Wordpress directly for hosting and maintenance/setup. There's a world of plugins to convert your simple site into pretty much any type of platform be it affiliates, ecommerce, blogging, etc. You can customize the look with thousands of premade templates both free and paid, manage users, writers, editors and sooo much more.

Cons: Without some technical knowledge, you may find that Wordpress is not super SEO friendly out of the box but with a plugin and some research you can fix that. Also, the constant updates can be annoying but it's for the best.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 07/10/2021
Eero L.
Manager
Consumer Electronics, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
  • Ease of Use
  • Features & Functionality
  • Customer Support
    Unrated
  • Value for Money
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    3/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 30/09/2021

"A car without seats, roof, doors, steering weel and windows. The engine is there, but that's it."

Comments: I am very surprised that WordPress is so popular. I guess they got lucky. The blog boom brought in tons of users who started a blog, hoping to make money. Then the developers came in, building extensions for those bloggers, hoping to make money. Eventually, the affiliate marketers came to promote those extensions, hoping to make money. The end result is an internet full of WordPress, millions of websites touting how great it is (with affiliate links of course), and yeah... in the modern world, advertising is what counts. There are much better systems available, both from developer's and user's point of view, but I guess they don't have many chances to fight this marketing machine. Pity.

Pros: WordPress is light to install - obviously, because it comes without most basic functionalities. It is a blog. So if you want to start a blog, WP is ok. Good thing is that there are countless plugins available to make many things possible, even though there are too many to make the choice easy.

Cons: Wordpress is like a car with just the engine and core parts. Everything else is missing. Thousands of developers around the world offer extensions for whatever functionality. Would you buy a Volkswagen and then install windows from Mazda, gas tank from some unknown Chinese brand, alarm system by Audi, wheels by some person from Jamaica...? And would you expect that this combination of parts functions well in every situation? Of course not. One part is updated, another part is not. Problems occur, sites break. Even if you choose only the "well-known" parts. Wordpress is free, but once you start adding up these "well-known" plugins that likely have support in the future, it becomes surprisingly expensive. Some good ones are also free, but prepare to see constant ads in the backend.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 30/09/2021
G.m. C.
Web Developer
Design, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
  • Ease of Use
  • Features & Functionality
  • Customer Support
  • Value for Money
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 05/08/2021

"If you can think in any tiny way like an engineer (and not just the end user), WordPress is the best"

Comments: WordPress is the only way to build a website, as far as I'm concerned. A business is not a template of another company--it's as individual as its website should be.

Pros: I've built sites in Squarespace, Wix, hand coded old school in Adobe Dreamworks, and much older versions of WordPress without all the WYSIWYG platforms, and WordPress is by far the easiest, most comprehensive, and most flexible of all the platforms. It's a truly customizable CMS that has the capacity for stunning websites. There are so many great integrations for online businesses, including mail servers, online booking, and online stores.

Cons: Like the title says, it's not intended for non-engineers/developers. Squarespace and Wix use more intuitive language and auto mobile settings, but they have massive limitations in what's possible. Just wrap your head around WordPress using any of the thousands of how-to videos online, and you'll be building like a pro in no time.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 05/08/2021
Rogelio A.
Rogelio A.
CEO
Online Media, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
  • Ease of Use
  • Features & Functionality
  • Customer Support
  • Value for Money
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    7/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 17/09/2021

"Plugins!! plugins everywhere"

Comments: Super easy to deploy and have a really pretty website published in a few hours. The bad part, as I said, are the constant update that you have to make to keep your site up without risks of being hacked.

Pros: Wordpress is really easy to deploy and have a site running in less than 2 hours. It aims to this "integration" that excels other CMSs like Joomla. Wherever you go, there's a Wordpress integration as simple as some clicks. That's really useful. One of the best and simple things that I like from this is the separation of posts and pages. You can make sure that everything you have on posts are news items, articles, blog posts, etc. and leave the pages for the structure of the website

Cons: The bad part of this is that there are some basic features like photos on a category or even some of the simplest things you might expect to have there, you need a plugin for this. In the end of the day, you'll have a pretty website with something like 20 plugins doing basic stuff that Joomla has by default. In the end, you have to keep your site updated frequently and you shouldn't lose that from sight or you might have a security gap and have your site pwnd (hacked).

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 17/09/2021