Wordpress Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

Wordpress

Website creation and publishing platform

4.55/5 (10,710 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.

Pricing

Starting from
€4/month
Pricing options
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Devices

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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

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, Taiwanese, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian
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Wordpress reviews

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Stanislav Georgiev

WordPress is the universal CMS

Used weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-02-08
Review Source: Capterra

Excellent product and overall experience. WordPress helped me build out several sites and in general get a feel for web design. I'm a digital marketer, so I mostly do edits and not full-blown buildouts, but even those are easy with this CMS. I highly recommend WP for anything but large scale e-commerce.

Pros
Without a doubt, the biggest thing about WordPress are all the plugins that are available. Whatever you end up wanting to do with your Wordpress website, there's a big chance that there's already a plugin for it, which not only allows you to perform complex operations without any coding knowledge, but provides you with additional tools to fully customise the setup. With WordPress the sky is the limit to what you can do and its often a matter of being able to find plugins and tinkering with them until you've added a desired functionality. Since it might not be fair to talk only about plugins of third parties, while reviewing the WordPress CMS (although they are a big reason it is so good), I'll also try and cover some of the things I like about the platform itself. Firstly, it is an ever evolving one and there are constant updates. I remember when I first used WordPress and began editing and later building a few websites some 5 years ago. Back then the CMS was more basic and you would often need some coding skills to get around. Fast forward to today, themes and plugins have advanced greatly and there is far less need for actual coding - it's being done by third parties. WordPress themselves have done a great job at improving the CMS in terms of content editing capabilities for regular posts.

Cons
The core of the CMS could be expanded more to include popular options you get with plugins. Third party plugins can sometimes slow down a website or conflict with one another due to coding incompatibilities. Because of this and the fact that WP can get cluttered with a bunch of plugins and you eventually end up with a backend that's hard to navigate, I think they should expand on the core a lot more than they have been.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Jeremy Vanderslice

Versatile with plenty of options!

Used weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-01-14
Review Source: Capterra

Wordpress is extremely easy to use in comparison to some other website softwares. You can make a basic page for a business or blog in a matter of hours and have it up and running. There are quite a few themes that it is very likely the design you want has already been created.

Pros
Wordpress offers the most options and built in plugins if you are willing to pay. With how broad the use of wordpress is there are also plenty of resources online to help you build and expand your webpage. You can edit your site and get it up and running in a matter of hours.

Cons
When you are starting out on wordpress there are features and plugins are are only available at higher priced points. Unfortunately you have to pay for the entire year so there is not much flexibility in terms of trying things out for a short period of time before committing.

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Likelihood to recommend: 7/10

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Joshua Mulders

JNM Rise WordPress Review

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2019-12-02
Review Source: Capterra

As stated above, I really enjoyed working with this software. I mean truly, web design has now become a great side hobby of mine and using intuitive software such as this makes it a very pleasurable experience.

Pros
I consider myself to be a tech savvy guy, but when it came to web design my creativity seemed to falter. WordPress provided me all the solutions I needed to build a website I felt would attract customers and allow my team and I to build a website that represents us, and how we see our company. It was ease of use like I hadn't experienced trying to code other websites, and to be perfectly honest I was disappointed when our website project had ended simply because I was enjoying interacting with the software so much.

Cons
I can honestly say from my experience working with WordPress and past experience with other software that there really weren't any cons. The tools allow for "drag and drop" functionality which was huge for me as much of what I added were video or pictures of our products. Additionally, the suggestions provided by the software were great to have, and even better was the fact there are so many communities out there with people who use WordPress regularly and who are able to offer some great ideas on site improvements.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Anonymous

About as you would expect from a software that's leading an industry it wasn't designed for

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-07-06
Review Source: Capterra

I was able to develop custom websites (landing pages, as well as sites with more in-depth content, managed by an editorial team) that our customers were then able to fill with their own content and that would let them perform basic management tasks on their own.

Pros
Wordpress makes it very easy for editorial staff and / or your customers to create and manage their own content for their own websites, leaving only theme design & development and development of special business functionality up to you. The process of which is also helped by the vast amount of plugins available for the platform. It's easy and efficient to create custom themes & functionality for Wordpress based websites and support is never far away thanks to the massive adoption-base it has.

Cons
The fact that Wordpress, at its core, still wants to be about blogging hinders its development. If it was reworked with the integration of custom content types & landing pages in mind, development of websites that aren't blogs (which is probably the majority of websites Wordpress is powering at this time) would go much easier. Its underlying technologies, which feel like they're stuck in the days of PHP4, are also not nearly up-to-par with modern software development frameworks and environments. If you want to change the way a store-bought theme displays some values, you have to manually edit the theme's files, which you have to do over and over again if you update the theme, because Wordpress' hooks for software developers just won't cut it for most customisations. Wordpress also doesn't have any concept of MVC-like (or any other) patterns for managing code & assets and it also lacks native support for any kind of build-system like grunt, gulp, or webpack. In short: Wordpress is held back by its blogging roots and its resilience to acknowledging more modern approaches to web development.

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Likelihood to recommend: 6/10

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Ethan Rowlette

Wordpress can do just about everything you could ever want a content manager to do!

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-02-03
Review Source: Capterra

I have created many websites for my self and clients with WordPress. Its great for getting potential clients to take the plunge into conducting business online who have no idea how to get started or any experience with internet marketing. Being able to assure a potential client that they will be able to easily update their websites with little to no assistance beyond creating the original site setup. People love the simplicity of it all and that helps me sell more often and more successfully to people who fear the complexity of online marketing but want to try it out.

Pros
I love that you can use WordPress to accomplish almost anything related to building a website. Word press is a program that can out of the box build a fully function website or be modified to accomplish most tasks you normally have to spend time writing line after line of code. Its great having a program the you can acquire and use for free or nearly free that can do so much. Once you setup how you want WordPress to display your website you can easily create new content for your website with no more than few clicks. You can rearrange elements on your website with something as simple as drag and dropping if you want to. WordPress takes what would be hours of coding and cuts it down to minutes, but what really makes WordPress stand out is how easy it is to add functionality with plugins. It is so simple that to add a plugin you merely have to go to the plugin section that you can find right on the dashboard main screen and type what ever you are looking for into a search bar and then its as simple as picking what plugin bets meets your needs and there are literally 1000s plugins that you can choose from for any given need you my find your self wanting fulfilled.

Cons
I am freelance Web Developer and from my perspective WordPress is probably the most changeable and easy to personalize program available for free that is easy to learn how to use, but if I had to say something negative the only thing I can say really is that on its own it can feel limited but like I said before. You can easily change how WordPress works by customizing with plugins that you can install will no more than a few clicks a little time spend familiarizing your self with how the plugin works. So even though WordPress may be limited to start with you can easily fix that by spend a few minutes adding the plugins you need.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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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
Social Media Integration
Website Management

API (229 other apps)
Access Control (72 other apps)
Activity Dashboard (101 other apps)
Automatic Notifications (87 other apps)
Custom Forms (78 other apps)
Electronic Payments (88 other apps)
Product Catalog (79 other apps)
Reporting & Statistics (94 other apps)
Search Functionality (96 other apps)
Template Management (71 other apps)
Third Party Integration (146 other apps)
eCommerce Integration (68 other apps)
eCommerce Management (80 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.