Wordpress Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

Wordpress

Website creation and publishing platform

4.56/5 (6,103 reviews)

Wordpress overview

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
Free
Subscription
Value for money
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Devices

Business size

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Markets

United States, Asia, Australia, Brazil, Canada and 9 other markets, China, Europe, Germany, India, Japan, Latin America, Mexico, Middle-East and Africa, United Kingdom

Supported languages

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

Value for money
Features
Ease of use
Customer support
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  4.5
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Anonymous

Versatile to the MAX

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-12-15
Review Source: Capterra

I've been with WP since the very beginning! A few self-hosted sites but mostly just the .com version. So I remember a few features or procedures that they've phased out. Not happy about losing those. Overall, it's a very solid site with better-than-anything customer care. Lots of possibilities and lots of support. If you aren't too finicky about the specifics of an idea and want something that "just works," WP is great. If you have a specific idea or feature in mind--for example, I got obsessed with the "adding unlimited blogs" feature in another website-builder--then yes there are work-arounds, but NO they won't be exactly the same as the one you're (ok, I'M!) obsessed with.Whether you get 1) the "regular" wordpress, aka wordpress.com, aka the one that's not too different from the other website solutions out there, or 2) wordpress .org, aka the "self-hosted" and "you'd better know what you're doing, or have someone on your team who does" version, WORDPRESS is AWESOME. The possibilities are limitless, almost--as long as you or SOMEONE in your reach does, in fact, know what s/he's doing. So I like that bit. I also like the fact that there are so many out-of-the-gate options (themes, features, add-ins) at the ready. The free plan is very generous, and the pricier options give you, erm, lots of options.

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Michael Bennett

Hey Look, Another WordPress Site

Used weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-12-05
Review Source: Capterra

WordPress is great for what it is. A content management system for posting. If you are still of the opinion that you need a website, and don't have a lot of skills to do so, WordPress can provide EVERYTHING you need, with the exceptions of what it can't do (and you'll likely hit those barriers, but be okay with it). If you are an advanced web developer, you'll find it intriguing, the simplicity. The difficulty in making a 100% custom theme will likely lead you to a commercial theme (template?), but then you'll settle for something that works, especially a few versions later. Maintaining updates isn't a big deal, but don't let your website go stagnant. Overall, I am happy with what WordPress brings to my table, having multiple sites running the software. It's not perfect, but I don't think there is anything closer. Wordpress is an excellent, low barrier of entry platform (CMS) for the web. It's useful for beginners, and features that will be handy for advanced users. "Web Skills" are not required for anyone, and it's an excellent publishing platform to allow a variety of users, with permissions, access to add content. It's reasonably fast, and has plugins galore. (Boy does it have plugins). There are piles and piles of themes out there, so you can get pretty close to whatever you want out of your WordPress site. There is a nice app that works well for remote posting, but I do prefer my desktop.

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Ashley Stagray, MBA

Not a fan of WordPress

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-12-04
Review Source: Capterra

It isn't my favorite website building tool. I will work with it if that is what the client wants or what they already have, but if I am building from scratch I try to point my client toward sites with higher levels of security or functions they need already built in. Because the platform is open source, people can build plugins and templates for the platform. You can purchase templates to make your website look nice and it does have a lot of features - that you can add on, typically with an additional fee. I think it is fantastic for certain types of websites, but if you need advanced functionalities, I would recommend going with a platform that already has those tools, especially if it is eCommerce.

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Opeyemi Olaniyi

Wordpress

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-11-28
Review Source: Capterra

i have been blogging on the wordpress platform for long and i have been able to create a pool of information for the right people to access for their enlightenment.user friendly content management software platform that allows for easy navigation of posts and pages, an attribute which can be traced back to the platform's origin in the blogosphere. This makes it the number one go-to platform for everyone with little or no website management knowledge looking to oversee the affairs of their websites all by themselves. Wordpress as a blogging platform gives room for the usage of plugins, both free and paid(for pro versions of most plugins), this singular feature makes blogging on the wordpress platform look like magic as there is always a plugin for everything you want to make happen on the blog. Wordpress provides for website compactness and responsiveness across all internet enabled gadgets, thereby making clients' websites mobile and search engine friendly. Wordpress help its users focus on search engine optimization as there is options to optimize meta tags, blog posts and keyword focus of choice

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Lu Wee Tang

Built my entire business with Wordpress

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-11-28
Review Source: Capterra

My overall experience with WordPress is positive. It has always been my #1 recommendation to new bloggers and serious marketers online. My only hope is that Gutenberg will become less buggy over time.I was a struggling college student when I first installed Wordpress on my cheap hosting. Back then I picked Wordpress because it was easy to install and open-source. I had a few technical skills and no money so that was the best CMS for my new website. The first blog was pretty basic, but it did the job. Thanks to WordPress, I eventually managed to build a small following by publishing blog posts on my website. Today, I continue to power all my sites with WordPress. Here's who I recommend WordPress for: - If your website is going to be content-heavy (i.e. you publish a lot of blog posts) - WordPress makes the job very easy. Formatting is easy, writing is easy, uploading media is easy... - People who have none or little technical skills - you're not a programmer but would like to have a professional looking website. There are lots of features and plugins on WordPress that allows you to drag and drop elements on your site so you don't have to touch a line of code if you don't want to! - People looking to MVP SaaS projects - this is relatively new for me but I've noticed tons of people making money by building simple SaaS on top of WordPress. It's gonna save you a ton of time and money building your MVP on WordPress compared to other platforms.

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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
Social Media Integration

API (158 other apps)
Access Control (45 other apps)
Activity Dashboard (58 other apps)
Automatic Notifications (60 other apps)
Custom Forms (52 other apps)
Discount Management (40 other apps)
Electronic Payments (59 other apps)
Order Processing (41 other apps)
Product Catalog (54 other apps)
Reporting & Statistics (49 other apps)
SSL Security (44 other apps)
Search Functionality (58 other apps)
Third Party Integration (90 other apps)
eCommerce Management (54 other apps)

Additional information for Wordpress

Key features of Wordpress

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