Wordpress Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

Wordpress

Website creation and publishing platform

4.55/5 (9,432 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
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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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Anthony Eshun

Wordpress Review

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-10-06
Review Source: Capterra

I see it as a tool for making online publishing and marketing more easy and interesting. I have been able to solve a number of dangerous attacks on my website by simpling looking at the activity log and responding immediately by contacting my host or fixing it myself.

Pros
Wordpress software alone makes my blogging experience easy and convenient. With just a click I would have the quickest update about my traffic statistics. There is no single day I don't use WordPress software to check my website's performance and security issues. I enjoy using it a great deal because of the following reasons: 1. Activity log to find out if there is a strange action from a hacker or anything unrelated to my most recent activities. 2. I get daily, monthly and yearly insights about my website's visitors, their locations, the particular pages visited, the referral link like Google, Bing, etc. I don't necessarily need to rely on google analytics 3. This software gives me an instant notification about new comments, trackbacks and anytime there is a boost in my traffic. 4. It makes me feel secure because of their 2-factor authentication. I confirm my identity through my phone number. 5. I have been noticing regular updates adding new features and making it more user-friendly. 6. I have been able to use the android version of this software happily whiles I was having no access to a PC for more than one year. Because the software's user interface makes it more enjoyable than using a browser itself. Now I use it on my laptop and my phone altogether.

Cons
Since I moved my website from WordPress.com to wordpress.org I haven't been able to publish an article using this software. The major problem I have been encountering is about having an error message anytime I try to upload a media file like a photo. The error message says: "failed to insert media. Please try again." It frustrates me a lot but I believe because I am no more hosting my website with Wordpress. I transferred my website to a different host. Because of this, I do all my publications using wordpress.com which is my self-hosting platform. Finally, since I moved to a self-host, I haven't been able to have direct control over my plugins via the WordPress software.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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OSWALDO REYES

WordPress Is For Winners

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-10-05
Review Source: Capterra

WordPress is the site to visit if you going to start your very own website or blog.Their prices are reasonable and the best domain names are always available. WordPress will teach you the fastest and best ways to start a blog or website.WordPress will also teach you how to monetize your blog or website. WordPress offers a online 10 part course that teaches how to create a fantastic blog or website, totally free.When i started building my blog through WordPress i was a beginner. I did not know anything about building a blog or website. I learned so much with the WordPress 10 part online course. I also began watching and studying other free WordPress webinars on how to generate passive income using my blog. In time i was making a passive yet steady income from my blog. WordPress is the best site [platform] to purchase your domain and hosting. I give WordPress a 5 star rating and i highly recommend WordPress.

Pros
What i liked the most about this software was how easy it is to use. Anyone can actually do it. Anyone

Cons
I found nothing that i disliked about this software.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Sacha Sulpasso

Professional websites for (almost) every need

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-09-27
Review Source: Capterra

Adopting Wordpress as a solution for your customers that need a website, is a mandatory choice: setting up the environment is a matter of minutes, the server requirements are common and available on almost any web hosting service, the community behind Wordpress is really huge and, with standard design and programming skills, you can really pack wonderful products. The core of Wordpress (the starting package) has a lot, but the full power of the framework is unleashed thanks to the plugin architecture and the template system (themes). Plugins add almost any kind of functionality: from social media needs to showcases and e-commerce; from impressive sliders to portfolios and newsletters. Themes (the template system) allow you to design truly effective communication: modern themes are designed to allow users to craft their website with an incredible detail, providing end users with the most beautiful experience. As of today, you can install a theme and setup any kind of template, for any section of your website. Not only: Wordpress is greatly devoted to web standards and trends and it looks perfect on desktop computers, tablets and smartphones. We jumped on Wordpress since the first version, back in 2003. Since then, while implementing other solutions for huge online stores, we could provide a solution for small and medium enterprises at an incredibly affordable price. And this is really a great advantage: everyone can get a professional and effective product. Thumbs up!

Pros
Server requirements are minimal and available at a small price from any web hosting service. Plugins architecture allow you to add almost any functionality to the website and easily write one, if you need a specific tool. Template system - the so called "themes" - allow you to craft incredibly beautiful and responsive - looking perfect on any device - design. A huge community of developers makes sure you can solve problems fast. Websites can be up and running in almost no time. And can be updated and maintained by any designer/programmer, thanks to its architecture and ease of use. Your customers can update the website easily, with an intuitive and easy to use backend. Last but not least - at all! - as a developer and designer you can provide great products that are absolutely cost-effective.

Cons
If you have to run a complex online store, with a lot of products and categories, thousands of visitors and specific e-commerce needs, Wordpress might not be the perfect choice. But if you provide solutions for personal, small and medium businesses, this won't be a problem at all.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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George Rex Azubuike

The Most Usable and Feature-Rich CMS Ever

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-09-25
Review Source: Capterra

WordPress has evolved over the years, from a simple blogging tool to a sophisticated content development framework that can be used to build any kind of web system, including mobile. This incredible evolutionary fact has indeed increased its usability and have made me to continually horn my skills and experiences in this piece of software. Also, the fact that WordPress is Opensource and provides opportunity for extending its functions, gives rise to lots of useful plugins in its ecosystem.

Pros
For the fact that WordPress is flexible, simple to use and sophisticated to handle large projects at the same time, I can not help but love WordPress the more.

Cons
Most plugins and themes in the repository are not totally checked for conformity. Some of these plugins and themes are poorly coded and as such creates vulnerability concerns; allowing malicious inclusions and attacks on a standing website built on the framework.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Stacy Meyer

Anyone can build their own website

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-09-19
Review Source: Capterra

I'm not new to building websites. I used to use Joomla and phpbb to build sites. I actually got fairly good at it. One day I decided to try Wordpress. I was concerned, as I didn't wish to build a blog. I always considered Wordpress blog software. I soon was very surprised that it goes well beyond blogs. It is one of the easiest to use to build your own website.

Pros
This software is beyond user friendly. With a small amount of research, you can build a professional looking website. This saves a purchaser a large amount of money. paying someone to build your site is very costly, and some non-for-profits simply don't have the capital to do so.

Cons
Unfortunately, Wordpress has always had a spam issue. Every contact form from Wordpress is constantly hit with spam. You can use captcha to offset the spam and use some plugins made to stop the spam, but there are always a few that slip through.

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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 (206 other apps)
Access Control (63 other apps)
Activity Dashboard (86 other apps)
Automatic Notifications (80 other apps)
Custom Forms (72 other apps)
Electronic Payments (83 other apps)
Product Catalog (73 other apps)
Reporting & Statistics (86 other apps)
Search Functionality (88 other apps)
Template Management (61 other apps)
Third Party Integration (128 other apps)
eCommerce Integration (65 other apps)
eCommerce Management (76 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.