Wordpress Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

Wordpress

Website creation and publishing platform

4.55/5 (12,330 reviews)

Wordpress overview

What is Wordpress?

WordPress is a website and blog creation and publishing platform with tools for aesthetic designing, visitor tracking, content storage and upload, and more. With WordPress users can get a blog or website, or both, started in very little time, using only an email address. Users get their own WordPress.com address (like you.wordpress.com), 3 gigabytes of free file storage, and a selection of pre-made, free, and customizable designs for the blog, and many other features.

When setting up a WordPress website, users can add a custom domain and manage design, layout, and content from within the platform. Written content can be easily added and work is automatically saved every few seconds to avoid loss of content. The drag and drop editor facilitates the addition of images or videos into posts and pages, and users can create photo galleries, embed audio, and stream video from their website. With WordPress, users can blog as much as they want for free, and blogs and websites can be public to the world or private for just friends.

Additional features of WordPress include built-in social sharing to spread the word of new posts or content, in-depth statistics and visual analytics to gain insight into website visitors and demographics, and search engine optimization (SEO) tools to help new visitors find the website.
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Pricing

Starting from
€4/month
Pricing options
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Devices

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Markets

United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, China and 5 other markets, India, Japan, Germany, Brazil, Mexico

Supported languages

English, Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Czech and 22 other languages, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, Ukrainian, Taiwanese, Thai
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Wordpress user reviews

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Shareque Mohammad

WordPress: A Complete CMS To Start Swiftly Your Brand New Website/Blog

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-01-21
Review Source: Capterra

WordPress helps to make a powerful website or web application, it suitable if you are in hurry to start your website, it has multiple plugin which saves your development time. With WordPress you can easily build eCommerce based website and other services related websites, within few days if you have all the resources required to build it. My overall experience with WordPress is very impressive.

Pros
WordPress allows to quickly setup and go live with few customization, I like its installation facility with too easy to use. It has n number of plugin which are free and as well as premium version as well, you may choose accordingly to your requirement. Its best for blogging purpose or for personal website, its easy to maintain and upgrade-able.

Cons
Its become complicated if you install multiple plugin without knowing is it compatible or not. So make sure you must update only when you need to update it. Otherwise its very convenient to use and maintain through out the development stages. It allows to share plugins or code to reuse in other project as well.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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jeff leonard

WordPress is a well rounded website builder

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-10-22
Review Source: Capterra

i've been using wordpress for 6+ years and out of most of the website builders out there wordpress offers the best user experience for the cost. I highly recommend looking into wordpress if you are considering building a website.

Pros
Wordpress offers everything you could possibly need when it comes to building an basic to advanced website as well as e-commerce. There is a full archive of templates and themes to pick from that allows you to create a genuine website that doesn't look like all the other template based websites out there. Aside from the themes and template when it comes to building the site, you have access to a massive archive of plugins that allows you to add all sorts of different functions and features.

Cons
the biggest issue i have with Wordpress is the most recent update they made "Gutenberg". It changed how you go about editing pages in the back end of the site and i understand what they are trying to do, but it's still a little clunky and they need to refine it.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Rachael Payne

Increasing Costs and Website Sub-products

Used weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-02-11
Review Source: Capterra

I have built many WordPress websites for clients, as well as helped other clients update or upgrade their sites and/or add new content and features.

Pros
Since it is rather ubiquitous, hosting platforms have created ways to work with WordPress sites more efficiently. Also, WordPress offers a vast array of options for layout, design, features and functionality due to its open source format.

Cons
WordPress made a significant leap in software offerings and hardware demands, beginning in 2018, but advancing in 2019 that have led to many websites breaking, being quite out-of-date and unstable, and/or incompatibility issues between hosting platforms, PHP versions, WordPress core, theme, and plugins. Altogether, the WordPress platform has become too complex and too costly for the small business owner, even though that is a target demographic it was created to serve. Nowadays, hosting plans are increasing in cost, backup plans are required, security plans are becoming more necessary, and email plans of course are increasing in cost as well, not to mention increasing costs of feature-rich, but now expected, themes and plugins. The complexity of managing so many aspects of a site that need to be kept up-to-date (and updated or even upgraded often), along with the rising costs and tools needed to support a WordPress website are, together, making WordPress a less effective solution for small businesses. If this continues, I see that 10 years from now something else will have replaced it. I am, of course, hoping that WordPress can figure out how to solve these challenges and simplify the web maintenance incompatibility issues.

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Likelihood to recommend: 6/10

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Kayla Monti

WordPress and Encouraging Words

Used weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-11-13
Review Source: Capterra

I was using an old website and switched over to WordPress. Overall, the customer service experience was ideal. They treated me with respect and did not awkwardly tell me that any question I may have asked was stupid. They emailed multiple times quite efficiently and helped me along the way. It has allowed for my blog to become decently popular and people seem to enjoy what I tend to ramble about. The different templates have worked out well dependent on what topic I am working through.

Pros
The thing I liked the most about WordPress is that it is easy to use when beginning your own blog. Many, don't believe that their blogs will become popular. It can be a place where you rant and maybe one or two people will stumble across your words on the online page, and maybe or maybe not be encouraged. One of the biggest things that is liked the most is that it is workable for both beginners and professional writers. It also comes at a reasonable cost. The templates and features are definitely a step in the write direction for having and obtaining a successful blog. There are multiple features and templates which guide you in the right direction for whatever topic you may be rambling about. It allows for a free option, which many websites do not offer "good" free options. However, if you are looking for a more progressive way to write and capture attentions, the advanced options come at a reasonable price.

Cons
There are very few cons when it comes to WordPress. The only negative for other business owners would be that it does not allow for many other builds. This seems to be directly targeted for writing and creating blogs. It also took a few minutes for me to become accustomed to it when switching from another product. It is crucial that you know some coding in order to be able to use the application properly. The negative to this is that if you do not know much about coding, it will take a while to navigate through most of the application.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Marina Puy

Your website is your new business card

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-11-07
Review Source: Capterra

I really enjoy using Wordpress as it's so easy to manage the insights. You have analytics that show how the website performs and also you can download different plugins, such as social media icons, multilingual site, shop site, and so on, which makes the customer experience really pleasant.

Pros
I think Wordpress is one of the best softwares for building a website that gets visible on search engines. Besides it's easy to customize your website design. You can even get a nice template and then make it your own.

Cons
You need to know a lit bit of coding and building websites. But if you know the basics you can keep on building your one. Also there are lots of tutorials on how to create a great website for your brand on the Internet. Or even so you can pay someone to build it for you.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Wordpress pricing

Starting from
€4/month
Pricing options
Free
Subscription
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Wordpress offers a free plan (3GB storage), as well as paid plans:

Personal plan: €4/month (billed yearly) with 6GB of storage and a custom domain name.

Premium plan: €8/month (billed yearly) with 13GB of storage, a custom domain name, and monetization options.

Business plan: €25/month (billed yearly) with unlimited storage space, a custom domain name, and a range of additional features including plugins, Wordpress branding removal, and more.

Wordpress features

Content Management
Customizable Branding
Customizable Templates
Data Import/Export
Drag & Drop Interface
SEO Management
Social Media Integration
Website Management

API (315 other apps)
Activity Dashboard (172 other apps)
Automatic Notifications (115 other apps)
Electronic Payments (116 other apps)
Inventory Management (100 other apps)
Order Management (114 other apps)
Product Catalog (115 other apps)
Reporting & Statistics (151 other apps)
Search Functionality (137 other apps)
Template Management (106 other apps)
Third Party Integration (228 other apps)
eCommerce Management (116 other apps)

Additional information for Wordpress

Key features of Wordpress

  • Integrated stats system
  • Privacy options, including members-only blogs
  • Sidebar widgets
  • Website builder
  • Website creation
  • Automatic backup
  • Content management
  • Customizable branding
  • Customizable templates
  • Document storage
  • Email integration
  • File management
  • Multi-language
  • SEO management
  • Social media integration
  • Text editing
  • Visitor tracking
  • Continuous backup
  • Design management
  • Visual analytics
  • Data import/export
  • Drag & drop interface
  • Custom landing pages
  • Demographic data
  • Image editing
  • Social network marketing
  • Landing page templates
  • WYSIWYG editor
  • Multimedia support
  • Anti spam
  • Performance reports
  • Subscriber management
  • Website management
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Benefits

Integrated stats system: Gain insight into website visitors such as where they're from, when they visited, and what they viewed.

Built-in themes and templates: Choose from hundreds of customizable themes and adapt them to suit business needs.

Drag and drop editor: Add images and other content to pages, directly from the desktop or stored within WordPress, using the drag and drop editor.

Social sharing: Allow posts and content to be shared on social media, and add sharing buttons to the website in order to spread the word.

Custom domain: Benefit from a custom domain name either with or without the WordPress branding depending on subscription type.