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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»

Which solution did I use previously and why did I 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.
Real User
Product & Project Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Jun 02 2017

What is most valuable?

-Simplicity: it is possible for you to get online and get publishing, quickly. -Flexibility: WordPress can handle just about any kind of website. With WordPress anyone… more»

How has it helped my organization?

-WordPress platform lets us quickly get websites up and running. -WordPress’ plugin architecture and templating system are simple to customize and build upon. -WordPress… more»

What needs improvement?

-Modifying tables or graphics format in admin dashboard can be more complicated than other applications like Joomla. -Users with advanced needs would have to install many… more»

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

WordPress is a free software. You are free to download, install, use and modify it.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We previously used Mambo, Drupal and Joomla.

What other advice do I have?

Here are 5 reasons why you should use WordPress: -WordPress allows you to create fully functional websites and mobile applications. You can make your website beautiful… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We evaluated Mambo, Drupal and Joomla.
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Aimee White
Real User
Website and EComm at a local government with 10,001+ employees
Feb 12 2017

What is most valuable?

WordPress started in 2003 and for a long time it was viewed as a blogging platform but in the last 4 years it has come on quite a transformational journey. With it's wealth of low cost and well support plugins, it can provide customer solutions to even large scale membership based websites… more»

How has it helped my organization?

I volunteer with various charities and WordPress is a very popular choice of CMS to allow them to have great functionality and a solid web presence. WordPress has allowed small organisations to control their web presence cheaply (or in most cases, for free). I think opening up the www to businesses… more»

What needs improvement?

Good point: It has hundreds of thousands of plugins. Bad point: It has hundreds of thousand of plugins. You pick a plugin, it seems well supported, you spend time installing it and setting it up. With the next WordPress back-end update, the owner of the plugin may not update their code so you are… more»

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I've used Joomla and Drupal which isn't so usable for the average Joe.
David Quaid
Real User
Director - Inbound Marketing with 201-500 employees
Jul 29 2016

What do you think of WordPress?

What is most valuable?

Ease of use User Interface Theme/template model Widgets and plugins Cost Ease of access for a large developer community

How has it helped my organization?

Rapid deployment ROI CapEx

What needs improvement?

Faster deployment Better native AMP

For how long have I used the solution?

I've used it for 10 years.

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

We rarely have issues.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

We've not really had any issues with the stability.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We sometimes have issues when scaling it out.

How are customer service and technical support?

Customer Service: It's community based, so we never need customer service. Technical Support: It's…

What is WordPress?

WordPress is a free and open-source content management system (CMS) based on PHP and MySQL. WordPress is installed on a web server, which either is part of an Internet hosting service or is a network host itself; the first case may be on a service like WordPress.com, for example, and the second case is a computer running the software package WordPress.org. Features include a plugin architecture and a template system.

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