WordPress Pricing Plan & Cost Guide

WordPress

Website creation and publishing platform

4.56/5 (13,711 reviews)

WordPress Pricing

Starting from: €4.00/month

Pricing model: Free, Subscription

Free Trial: Available

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.

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WordPress Pricing Reviews

Pros

  • It's a pleasure to use WordPress for a person who does not know to code, all the features are just great. I just enjoy working with WordPress whenever I work on it.Amit M.Read the full review
  • What I like most: thousands of free plugins to make all of your functionality dreams come true, ease of use, support everywhere you turn, highly motivated “community” helps each other.AMY K.Read the full review
  • If you're good with coding, WordPress can be a really useful tool to help build a website that looks sleek and sexy.Verified ReviewerRead the full review

Cons

  • The biggest problem with WordPress is the lack of understanding that it is a blog software.Diego V.Read the full review
  • We've found ourselves stalled out badly with problems at times because a theme or plugin had terrible support.Kurt H.Read the full review
  • Wordpress is really limited in its features and functionalities. More than that, the support for customers is bad.Barbara R.Read the full review
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25 reviewers had the following to say about WordPress's pricing:

Adam D.

Affordable and Intuitive CMS

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-05-17
Review Source: Capterra

Mostly positive. It's a cheap and easy platform for launching professional-quality blogs and websites.

Pros
Wordpress makes it possible for ANYONE to easily create, design, and launch a blog/website. For the most part, it is pretty easy to use, providing you with design and publishing tools to help you easily craft the aesthetic of your site to your liking and consistently publish content. I also love how there are pricing plans to help you pick the option that is most suitable for you.

Cons
I wish the SEO tools were available in all paid plans. SEO is such a critical marketing tool, so it's a shame that it's only available in the most expensive plan. Same goes for other plugins. I understand why Wordpress has it structured this way, but I think there should be some plugins you can add in the lower-tiered packages. Lastly, there option to edit CSS should absolutely be available in less expensive plans. It makes no sense to gate that functionality behind the most expensive plan. If I have the skillset, I should have the ability to make CSS changes myself, regardless of what plan I am on.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Anonymous

Best out of the box product for a great looking SEO friendly website

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-07-24
Review Source: Capterra

Cheap and reliable software to build your website on.

Pros
First, WordPress is completely free. there's no beating that price point! Secondly, the customization possibilities are virtually endless with all of the different plugin and theme choices that are also available for free. You can also bet there are premium (paid) themes and plugins available to make your site look even more killer, or to give it some extra power or abilities under the hood. Finally, if you think that WordPress is just for blogs, think again. You can build online stores, forums, membership sites and anything else you can think of with the available customization options.

Cons
Honestly, I find it very difficult to come up with any negative points. Anything you don't like out of the box? Just change it with different themes or plugins.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Anonymous

Great for Creating a Site for Cheap (Alongside a Site Hosting Platform)

Used occasionally for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2021-01-02
Review Source: Capterra

Great so far! I'm glad I use WordPress.

Pros
How easy it was to implement plugins and tools to create a wonderful site, WordPress alongside Elementor can allow you to create such a wonderful looking site for a much cheaper price than other website creating platforms.

Cons
There can be issues that will need a lot of troubleshooting or specific things that you may want for your site that will require quite a bit of research, every website is different so there are always different things require for each and so issues can be hard to solve.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Sinly L.

Wordpress My Top Website Choice

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-11-13
Review Source: Capterra

I have been using wordpress for over six years and have to say hand downs they are the easiest to use and also they offer more add ons to their website. They have a huge collection of widgets and there are so many designers who make wordpress templates out there.

Pros
One of my graphic designer friends referred me to wordpress. He stated that if you want something easy and still have a beautiful, controllable and easily edited website then wordpress is what I should use for templates. I have tried other websites and wordpress is hands down the easiest. There is a host of website that offer beautifully designed and tailored websites for affordable prices, along with the basic free templates they have to offer as well.

Cons
I have zero cons about the software. For professional websites, my own and other clients I use wordpress templates. I don't use them for hosting I find that other hosting sites are cheaper and more responsive, but I do use wordpress templates.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Elizabeth H.

You get what you pay for, but it gets the job done

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2021-02-26
Review Source: Capterra

I use WordPress for my website and blog. This service gets the job done. It offers a free plan and paid plans, and the features available are straightforward and easy to use. The downside is that for the premium features, you have to pay a premium price, but it's still cheaper than many similar services. Overall, WordPress is a secure and relatively inexpensive way to create a basic blog or website.

Pros
I like the interface the most. It's clear, straightforward, and the controls are right at your fingertips. The side bar holds all of the features that come with your plan, and it's only a few clicks to make use of everything you have access to. The stats section of the account has been incredibly useful to keep track of my audience and what they like and don't like. I also like the auto save feature when it works properly.

Cons
There aren't many features available with the less expensive plans. You get the basic blog or website, but the features available are attached to the plans, and all the worthwhile features are attached to the more expensive plans. Also, for me the program seems to glitch often. I will write something and then try to save it and it will tell me that it cannot be saved. This also happens with publishing posts.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Iris H.

Good for content-based sites (like blogs)

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-11-17
Review Source: Capterra

They're versatile, easy-to-use and cheap. Always my go-to for content based sites.

Pros
Wordpress is always my go-to when I'm experimenting with a niche. I've used it for various content marketing projects as well as for personal projects. Almost all of my marketing sites have been built on a Wordpress template with a custom domain. The start-up cost is negligible (or you could even start for free) and Wordpress is so wide-spread that you can easily hand over the site to developer when you take it up a notch. Wordpress is even taught in university web design courses!

Cons
There's some minor annoyances here and there that are not worth mentioning - all of them are easily overcome with some basic web design knowledge.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Ty C.

The years go by and WordPress remains my favorite CMS

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-12-07
Review Source: Capterra

It's always been fantastic and i have been able to consistently produce incredible results. The themes just keep getting better and making it easier to build your vision furthermore letting you focus on other value-add activities. Even if you are on the fence about whether going with a LAMP stack is right for you it's really too cheap not to give a test run.

Pros
Where to begin: 1) It's completely open source, well documented & supported by the community. 2) Plugins and supplementary tools (i.e. MAMP) are usually all free for use but those that are paid are very affordable. 3) Themes available are truly outstanding (Divi, Elementor among countless others) and effectively save you hours of development work by providing essential features and functionality you would have had to write yourself. 4) No licensing costs whatsoever! 5) Endless options for hosting and support that are also very cost-effective.

Cons
Sometimes with a tool this widely used you can see an over saturation of documentation and bad advice on the internet. For the most used CMS on the planet this is expected and also something that is really only a point of frustration when starting out. Also, people coming from enterprise CMS' like Sitecore might find the deployment process frustrating as well.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Caitlin M.

I love WordPress for myself and my customers

Used weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-01-17
Review Source: Capterra

I use WP for my blog site and it was so easy to set up a blog. I also use it for a custom website for my small business and the learning curve was small. I recommend WP to clients looking for a custom site that's easy to use and maintain.

Pros
I love WordPress and find it very easy to create a custom website. I run my blog site and business website off WP and use it for client websites as well. If you want to create a website it will help you learn how and there are also more advanced features and customization options.

Cons
I wish it was a little easier to customize URLs and email addresses within WP for a good price. It's usually cheaper to buy the URL elsewhere but it can be cumbersome to link.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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EMILY J.

Easy and clean to use, but not as accessible as it should be

Used monthly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-04-06
Review Source: Capterra

I continue to use WordPress for my personal blog, but have been considering moving over to Medium. Ultimately, the choice for personal and business bloggers is going to come down to which site host can offer the most disability accessible site at the cheapest price and right now, that looks like Medium. (Patreon's getting bludgeoned by the artists and creators who formed its base for creating fees at the moment.) WordPress has a real opportunity, and I hope they take it before they get outpaced.

Pros
I have used WordPress for several years and what brings me back are the simple, attractive clean designs and how easily a customer can set up a cheap blog without having to shell out a great deal of money. WordPress is still preferred as the ideal starter site for small business websites, and that's a credit to the great deal of developer workforce both inside of outside of WordPress who've worked to make it the No. 1 site base for personal blogs, as well.

Cons
The thing I really can't abide that WordPress has done is walk away from disability accessibility. Last fall, a prominent WordPress designer posted his resignation letter about this issue on Medium, having been hugely disappointed and upset by WordPress choosing to scrap its minimal efforts into accessible design. WordPress has a ton of resources, and this team lead wasn't the only person to walk away from WordPress after it continued to make excuses for violating the ADA. Developer friends are disappointed about this.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Shannon C.

After all these years, I'm still a fan!

Used weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2017-12-07
Review Source: Capterra

The self-hosted Wordpress platform is a great option for those who are looking for a quality website solution at an affordable price.

Pros
I create websites for clients. While there are lots of "websites in a box" type of services available, when it comes to creating a site that gives you lot of leg room and the ability to stretch your creativity, my top choice is Wordpress and has been for over a decade. It's free which is a plus. The Wordpress community is huge, so finding answers or even experts to help solve any issues is as close as a Google search. If you create websites for a living, then this is the only platform I'd recommend. If you need something quick and easy to set up that's easy to manage, then I'd probably consider one of the box solutions.

Cons
Because Wordpress is a popular platform, there's a sea of templates out there floating around from free to relatively expensive. If you don't code them yourself, finding a good one can take a bit of research. If it's not coded correctly, it can negatively impact your site and how it functions. So, if you're new to Wordpress, this could be a hindrance. This is *not* a negative for the software itself, but it can impact user experience.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Balwinder P.

Great choice for blogging beginners

Used weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-09-23
Review Source: Capterra

WordPress is very good for bloggers who want to start a simple blog to share their content with the world. Blogger gets good options to easily manage the blog by adding multiple content creators.

Pros
It is quite efficient for people who are willing to start a cheap or budget friendly blog. WordPress provide suitable hosting for writers who want to start sharing there content through a blog or webpage on a cheap price. WordPress is also very easy to setup. They provide good choice of web templates for bloggers. Also you can use custom templates. Other than that you find great variety of plug ins to enhance you blog or website.

Cons
WordPress have not a much room for vast websites because they do not provide good hosting plans comparing to the current market which is filled with much better hosting options. If someone wants to start a website with a custom template, provide by a third party or WordPress itself, then the person should have some knowledge of coding skills.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Anonymous

Difficult to use for the average person

Used occasionally for 2+ years
Reviewed 2021-07-15
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
I love that it is the industry standard and that you are able to make beautiful websites for relatively cheap. It also gives coding freedom.

Cons
It has a high learning curve, so for those business owners who don't have the time or energy to learn how to use Wordpress, it's not worth it. None of my clients have ever had the inkling to learn how to edit their own website and make their own choices. They always pay someone else at a high price point to do it for them and are almost 100% of the time disappointed in some way and would like to make changes but run out of money in their tech budget to get those changes implemented. Or, in the long run when there are updates that need to be made for the website, they have to hire someone again to make those coding changes for them. Small businesses don't always have money to throw at stuff like this, so they just ignore the website and hope for the best even though they know that it needs some work.

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Likelihood to recommend: 5/10

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Stuart R.

Speed Speed Speed

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2019-10-16
Review Source: Capterra

Good for a person setting up one or two pages on there own. Code allows developers to do more but someone with my ability and budget it's better to pay a bit more monthly to get 10x back.

Pros
Cheaper than other competitors and had a lot of integrations which was awesome.

Cons
We used Go Daddy as the Host so really unfair on Wordpress but we couldn't get the page to load at all. Basically the template you choose can hamstring speed so be very careful choosing which one as it's not quite clear!

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Likelihood to recommend: 5/10

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RODRIGO S.

Great way to start creating websites.

Used weekly for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2020-03-17
Review Source: Capterra

A great way to start developing websites, plenty of information to keep you working in a fast pace, and it is way more cheaper to have than something like Shopify ( in case of ecommerce)

Pros
Ease of use is great, it is quite capable without plugins, and whenever it comes a need for plugins there are thousands of resources that will fit your needs, a lot of plugins are free, plenty of information to go deeper into wordpress development.

Cons
When it comes to do specific things or requirements, it can be a little tricky, there are some restricionts that will now allow you to fulfill specific requirements, there's where some expensive plugins come in place to make it work again. CSS developers agree that wordpress is restrictive.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Anonymous

Word Press Usage Review

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-01-15
Review Source: Capterra

WordPress is wonderful! I started using wordpress a few years back for blogging. Not knowing anything about blogging or the tool I found it very easy to use. The customer service is incredible-they walk you through questions and help you navigate through the tool, while also providing creative innovative solutions. If you are looking for a tool to use for blogging or writing this tool is probably the best I have used. Let the creativity flow!

Pros
Ease of use creative outlet connectivity customization customer service and resources are incredible

Cons
Great tool for the cost. Could add more features for lower pricing packages

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Adarsh A.

Easy to use CRM, Lot of resources and developer at cheap price

Used weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-02-20
Review Source: Capterra

Easy to Use, Lots of plugin really lots of. Cheap developer enables you to decrease your project budget.

Pros
customisation is pretty easier when compared to DRUPAL or MAGENTO ,ease of use, resources are available for any doubt or modification we need. Lots of cheap Wordpress developer to hire while set up

Cons
web pages load very slow. It decrease our Overall SEO and user experience. Cache plugins are there but I find it not upto the mark.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Jose L.

Wordpress made building a website and starting a business so much easier

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2018-12-21
Review Source: Capterra

I love Wordpress. I think this is something everyone should learn and use. We are living in a time where everything we do involves the internet or some sort of technology.

Pros
Wordpress let’s you build any type of website and it’s really easy. Of course there’s a subscription to pay, but you would have to pay almost the same amount with any other hosting site. At first I thought Wordpress was a bloggers site, which is what it is normally used for, but you can do so much more with it. I created a webcam video chat site using plugins and different themes. You don’t have to go through Wordpress if you want to host a Wordpress website. Other host services also have Wordpress hosting for you and some of the other guys are way cheaper.

Cons
The prices for the subscriptions are a little bit pricey, but you always have the option of using another hosting service.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Anonymous

A functional, simple website for the non-tech inclined

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-04-26
Review Source: Capterra

I have used WP personally and professionally, and have been impressed by what they offer at the price point.

Pros
WordPress's interface makes it easy for even the non-techies to have creative control over a website. Having a beautiful, modern site is a necessity not a luxury anymore, and WordPress breaks down the barriers to make it accessible. The free version provides an impressive service for free, and the paid version is great value for your money. I'd certainly recommend WP to anyone looking for a reliable, modern, basic site. WEll optimized for SEO

Cons
It can get a little confusing at times when you look to change specific settings, and I wish the free profile offered a little more visual customization, but overall WP offers great value and accessibility

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Kevin M.

Build your Business on WordPress for Scalability and Infinite Customization for Little Overhead

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2021-03-18
Review Source: Capterra

It's been incredible: we've run multiple businesses on WordPress that are highly profitable with low overhead.

Pros
The number of customizations that are possible at ridiculously low pricing is unlike any other platform out there. You can make WordPress into literally anything you want: directory site, calendar system, membership site, course creator site, basic SAAS, and much more.

Cons
The backend interface needs to be updated - feels out of date. Also, getting started for many users is complicated and there are so many options it can feel overwhelming. Also, it's difficult to know which vendor tools (plugins) are best in class.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Ankit J.

Open Source is gonna change the world. WordPress is leading the path.

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-10-01
Review Source: Capterra

Since I came to know about WP our business has totally changed. Up untill now, I have built over 200 websites on WordPress. Managing a website is also a piece of cake. I extremely recommend it to anyone who want to create their website and want to make it interactive. WordPress is all about empowering the user. Worlds 30% website are now built on website. So anyone can understand why its the best.

Pros
Its Open Source so its practically free. All the money that is made is gone to WordPress Foundation that is an NGO. Limitless possibilities in customization. So many developers available and at cheap prices for practically making any website. Best CMS ever for any Startup, SME or Multi-Corp. So many themes and Plugins you can use to customize at any point in time. SEO friendly.

Cons
Its difficult to manage big ecommerce stores on WordPress. Especially over 10k products. Major customizations are difficult for lay man user. Basic installation knowledge is required for WordPress. Little more vulnerable to virus as compared to other CMS.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Luis Noel D.

Wordpress solves almost any web need I have

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2021-02-17
Review Source: Capterra

Above all, having a fast, flexible and cost efficient

Pros
Each web site has different needs. Wordpress is easy to use, extendable and can be really customized. I can deliver a solution for each clients, and there's a large ecosystem that can help you solve about any need.

Cons
Of course, flexibility comes with a price. Keeping up with updates can be a burden if the settings are not well done or security is not up to date. Good plugins have been increasing their prices, but most of them are worth the investment, and there's always a free way to keep up with the users needs.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Patrick P.

Word Press

Used weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2021-10-16
Review Source: Capterra

Word Press is one of the best software programs on the market. It provides us with the resources to stay competitive in the market place with a great website.

Pros
WordPress has several versions ( levels) of software. To promote our business we chose the most expensive version but it is also the best we could find on the market.

Cons
The price for the upgraded version is high in comparison to other companies. In addition; there is no option to pay monthly, the entire fee must be paid annually.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Anonymous

quickest way to create a clean website and have it up and running in no time

Used weekly for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2019-08-01
Review Source: Capterra

Overall experience has been really smooth right from the start, we use it to develop quick and dirty prototypes of user experience and churn through several models without spending too much money.

Pros
the ease with which you can create a website regardless of its nature. the ability to click drag and drop along with the choice of writing html css code to make custom modifications. very low cost barrier for getting a professional website up and running. plenty of ready made themes and plugins to choose from excellent customer service team

Cons
there aren't really many cons for the price point, and the features it offers however the functionalities often tend to change behind the scenes so when you have a new administrator then it can take a bit of a time figure out how/why/when the menus changed.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Danielle K.

Great CMS

Used weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-02-20
Review Source: Capterra

Great experience. Had my websites up and running at a very low cost.

Pros
What I love about this software is you can make your own website at very little cost. You do need to pay for hosting and a domain name. But after that, there is no need to pay for someone to build your site. There is a bit of a learning curve, but with so many free tutorials out there, you can have your site up and running very fast and with a rather professional look.

Cons
You do need to invest some time if you want to make the website from scratch, hoaver for a relatively low fee you can hire a developer, if you go this route.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Anonymous

an open source content management system (CMS)

Used weekly for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2019-03-18
Review Source: Capterra

While using this system one feels easier since most of the things are simplified. The system is free to install hence most of the people find it economical to use the system. The system has fewer cons compared to pros making it suitable to use.

Pros
WordPress is an open source content management system (CMS) that is free and it is usually based on MySQL and PHP. This system has features that include a template system and plugin architecture. This system is majorly used for blogging where the bloggers can use it in posting their blog on the social platform. There is about 60 million websites that use this system so that they can able to perform various functions. The web server is where WordPress is installed so that it can be able to function. Despite been used by many users, this system has its pros and cons that limit its usage. The pros of this system are numeral in number. They include; Good security due to updates Good performance The system is Mobile friendly It is cheaper to use the system Most of the sites use WordPress This system has good and efficient updates. The updates are usually rolled out in CMS this helps in enhancing the security of the stem making it very strong. The system is designed with minimal code that makes the system load quickly minimizing the time taken to load. The themes in WordPress are integrated such that they can be able to show on mobile devices. These themes make mobile users enjoy different themes in the system. Installation of this WordPress in the server is totally free. This makes it cheaper to a majority of the people who would wish to use it. Most of the sites opt to use WordPress hence making it suitable to many users.

Cons
WordPress on the other has the cons that make it unsuitable to use the system. The disadvantages are as follows; There is a lot of updates The site is prone to hacks Planning is required Updates do appear on these sites and this causes discomfort to the user such that he/she may be required to do some updates leading to loss of time doing these activities. This site is also prone to hackers who attack the system trying to access information from the system. Planning is required while using this system. One needs to organize on what activities to perform on this website and plan on the type of website to create.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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