Wordpress.com VIP Review

It can be scaled, but needs to be improved for smaller websites.

Valuable Features

From a website developer point of view:

  • Ease of installation
  • Ease of customization (if you are an experienced programmer)
  • Excellent community
  • Excellent plug-ins and themes.

From a website editor point of view:

  • Very simple
  • Straightforward CMS
  • Easy to use

Improvements to My Organization

Building custom websites for customers has improved, generating more revenue.

Room for Improvement

Scalability for small websites on shared hosting.

Use of Solution

I've used it for five years.

Deployment Issues

No issues encountered.

Stability Issues

No issues encountered.

Scalability Issues

As website content and number of visits grow, one does recognize scalability issues for websites on shared hosting. I do need to note, howeve,r that Wordpress can be scaled indefinitely, and what I have noted is more a host issue than a Wordpress issue.

Customer Service and Technical Support

Customer Service:

There is an excellent Wordpress community.

Technical Support:

The Wordpress community and the plug-in/theme developers, typically provide outstanding support.

Previous Solutions

We previously used Joomla (Up to 1.7). I have found Wordpress to be a lot faster and a lot easier both to setup and use.

Initial Setup

It was straightforward.

Implementation Team

We did it in-house.

Pricing, Setup Cost and Licensing

There was no cost to using Wordpress for us.

Other Solutions Considered

  • Joomla
  • Drupal

Other Advice

Installation and usage manuals on the Wordpress.org are really helpful for beginners. In addition, the Wordpress community is outstanding for advice and troubleshooting, so take your time to browse through the various forums.

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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