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Michael B. Fry
Real User
Vice President , Sr. Data Analyst at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
Nov 16 2017

What is most valuable?

Once a site is developed using WordPress, it is quite easy to maintain. There is a nice administrative interface that leverages the same data as referenced by the website… more»

How has it helped my organization?

The online store, dynamic shipping cost tables, item bundling, shipping tickets, and invoicing are a few of the features that we utilized via the WooCommerce plugins… more»

What needs improvement?

There are limits to some of the features provided within the backend interface, but it is quite powerful for the low cost. We would not have been able to function without… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

WordPress is very reasonably priced. I would, however, encourage all prospective customers who are interested in having an online store to utilize a reputable web host. We… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We didn't use another solution previously.

What other advice do I have?

You can rest assured that WordPress will likely provide a scalable back end to your website. The only advice that I would emphasize is to spend some time and money on a… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We did not evaluate other options, as our web developer only built sites using WordPress.
Lori Steuart
Real User
Channel and Marketing Manager at a tech vendor with 11-50 employees
Feb 19 2019

What is most valuable?

Ease of use and the variety of plugins. Because it is such a well-known and popular product, there are a ton of development companies and users creating plugins and… more»

How has it helped my organization?

It allows us to manage our website internally, so we don't need to hire a costly web management service to do it for us. It also integrates with a ton of other services… more»

What needs improvement?

Because it's such a popular platform, it can have vulnerabilities that you want to be up to date on. Be sure to upgrade to the latest stable version, and make sure you… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The WordPress platform is free! But because there are so many paid add-ons, just be sure that what you're getting has been vetted by other WordPress users. if you are… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We did not have a previous solution.

What other advice do I have?

If you are not technically skilled, get someone to set it up for you to make it easy to create and update the pages yourself going forward.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We did not evaluate other solutions. We knew we wanted this one.
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Mark Vincent Verallo
Real User
Web Developer / Programmer at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
Oct 22 2017

What is most valuable?

Even though there are 1000s of plugins that are available to extend your WordPress website's features, WordPress is naturally packed with many valuable features for both… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Today, most websites are powered by this CMS. The latest statistics say that 28% of the web is made by WordPress. In fact, that is not a steady or a declining figure —… more»

What needs improvement?

I think WordPress needs to improve itself in the area of security. I have seen a lot of WordPress websites being the target of hackers and spammers. One of the reason is… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

If they want to be up and running quickly, and if they don't have a very large content base, then use this CMS.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

I actually use various CMSs when building sites. It depends on the specs of the project.

What other advice do I have?

WordPress combines simplicity for users and publishers with under-the-hood complexity for developers.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Other CMS that are worthy to note are Drupal and Joomla.
Ashish
Real User
content writing manager at a tech services company
Jun 05 2018

What is most valuable?

* Very stable and easy to use content management system. * Friendly for creating blogs. * Thousands of themes available for free and premium. * Availability of thousands… more»

How has it helped my organization?

It is a leading content management system, where it is easy to create nearly all types of websites and blogs. It is also a stable system which offers a wide variety of… more»

What needs improvement?

The system should be more informative. E.g., if there is an error in uploading a theme or there is some issue with a plugin, WordPress should describe the error in a more… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Set up cost is nothing. Pricing is free. You need to pay a cost only for the domains, hosting, and to buy themes.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

I tried Joomla and Drupal, but found WordPress to be better. It was better for me in terms of ease to use, availability of themes, and plugins.

What other advice do I have?

This is the best solution for building a quick website.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I evaluated Joomla and Drupal.
Christopher Joles
Real User
Disabled House Elf
May 28 2019

What is most valuable?

The ability to upload photos and share them with people all around the world has really made my dream of photographing rockstars a reality. Prior to having WordPress, I had no ability to share my work… more»

How has it helped my organization?

WordPress is hands down easy and intuitive to use. I have built many sites using WordPress and have always enjoyed the project. We use WordPress on two different websites and it solves all of our… more»

What needs improvement?

I would recommend dumping the Gutenberg interface and going back to the classic editor. I understand the need for using BLOCKS to develop a page. However, I would recommend taking a long hard look at… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

There is no real setup cost if you do it yourself.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We used Squarespace previously, but it had issues with SEO, specifically with Google indexing tags.

What other advice do I have?

Since it was released, I have been using the classic editor and it works and provides all of the necessary elements. However, I would recommend taking a look at Elementor and seeing how they are… more»
Christian García
Real User
Mobile application developer at a program development consultancy with 11-50 employees
Feb 25 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is that it is easy to install and manage, there is also a lot of documentation and a large community of users that allow us to resolve any inconvenience that may arise during the development of the website.

How has it helped my organization?

WordPress has greatly improved project delivery times as we also develop web pages for third parties. WordPress has shown us reliability, easy handling and has many themes that adapt to all kinds of situations.

What needs improvement?

WordPress is a tool that should not be missing in any systems department, which every web developer should dominate today. I would like them to increase security since they have been targeted by hackers and spammers.
Consultant
Consultant at a tech services company
May 27 2018

What is most valuable?

* Ready-made themes speed the design process; a huge number of quality themes are available from several sources. * Plug-ins are available to provide additional functionality, for example, event booking, directories, job boards, etc. * Frameworks and design tools can simplify the design process and create a back-end which is usable for non-technical people with some simple training. * As WordPress… more»

How has it helped my organization?

* WordPress is a fast way to present and test online business concepts, events, and marketing activity. Although WordPress has its shortcomings, it is a great way to deliver working websites and test new business ideas. * Good for rapidly turning around all the elements required for online sales funnels. * WordPress is also the go-to tool for building sites for one-off marketing events.

What needs improvement?

* WordPress sites do require quite a bit of maintenance: Constant updates to both WordPress and all the various plugins that it requires. * Security is an issue, but this is the case with any open source software. * Backups and moving sites could be handled better. * WordPress is highly customisable, but this leads to a confusing back end. There are so many menus and options available. The basic… more»
User
Research Assistant
Jan 11 2018

What is most valuable?

Each feature has its merits. * WordPress has the ability to add numerous plugins. * Contact forms * A Shopping Cart * It has a vast array of themes which could be applied to make the website visually look more appealing to the target market.

How has it helped my organization?

This program, WordPress, has made it possible for our company to advertise all around the country, instead of keeping it local. Without the potential customers actually coming into the store, it shows them what we do, which we believe is important in a company. It is important for a customer to know what the company does, so they are comfortable to come and speak to us.

What needs improvement?

I cannot say what exactly could be improved per se as the program is pretty flawless as it is. It may be useful, however, to have a downloadable program that you could have on your desktop that allows you to create and maintain the program while offline.
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