Wordpress.com VIP Review

It provides flexibility in building and adding plug-ins, but the plug-in interface is not object-oriented.

What is most valuable?

  • Constant bug fixes
  • Security patches
  • Flexibility to add plug-ins
  • Building plug-ins is easier than other CRMs such as Joomla
  • Can jump in quickly
  • Easy to use

How has it helped my organization?

I've been able to quickly build websites as needed.

What needs improvement?

Not really anything, but the plug-in interface into the system is not object-oriented. It's diffuse, and you feel like you're dropping bits into many places. They're called plug-ins, but you don't feel like you're plugging in your code, but just reaching in with a hundred tentacles. Lastly, the process doesn't feel encapsulated.

For how long have I used the solution?

5+ years

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?


What do I think about the stability of the solution?


What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

I have not tried to scale it very much.

How is customer service and technical support?

The community is enormous and everyone is very helpful, and other people have problems already solved.

How was the initial setup?

It's pretty straightforward.  There is a wizard that walks you through the setup process.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I have tried Joomla as a CMS, but it's extremely complicated in comparison.

What other advice do I have?

  • Go for it
  • If it's for a website that's static (just showing content), you can't go wrong, as it can a┬áhandle website with 100's of pages easily.
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**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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