WordPress is an open-source, cloud-based content management system based on PHP and MySQL that helps small to large businesses create, manage and publish content for websites. The customizable solution allows enterprises to use plugins, widgets, and themes to improve traffic-driven content across multiple websites.
Features of WordPress include a content manager, a drag-and-drop interface, templates, dynamic page generation, password protection, multi-page posts, previewing and publishing. It comes with a drag-and-drop file uploader and media browser, which allows users to upload and store pictures, music, videos, documents and more. Additionally, it provides auto-saving and restoring functionalities for businesses to automatically save and restore crucial data in case of a system crash.
WordPress comes with an application programming interface (API), which enables developers to customize as well as connect plugins with the solution. Pricing is available as per business requirements and support is extended via forums, FAQs and other online measures.
Chase P. Branche: Non-Profit-Organisation Management Mitarbeiteranzahl: 13-50 Mitarbeiter
We have been very happy with WordPress for our use. We are a small organization and don't have any coding skills, so we needed something that we could use, update, manage without a lot of prior knowledge. We've had to make a lot of changes to Wordpress in order to keep is secure, and Wordpress is making large strides to help simplify this.
Wordpress was very simple to set up and get going. There are a lot of great templates to get started and lots of great plugins to use. Without any coding skills, we were able to get a fully functioning website up and running in a matter of hours, rather than days, months, or years.
There is a lot of maintenance and when you need to start customizing things beyond what your template or plugins are able to do for you, it can be really difficult. Wordpress was obviously created as a blogging platform, but has widely been used as a web designer. It is pretty clear that there are limitations when it comes to using Wordpress as a full website.
Verifizierter Rezensent Branche: Informationstechnologie & -dienste Mitarbeiteranzahl: Selbstständig
Overall a popular and good place to start for beginners and medium size businesses but it's not the solution for every single site out there and it can be a pain to develop something that needs scaling in Wordpress because your data is quite "dirty" and on the Wordpress way. Be aware of security issues and performance degradation over time. Think before you choose.
Wordpress is great, if it wasn't they wouldn't have 30% of the websites on internet running on their platform. What makes Wordpress great is that specifically, since it's so widespread is super easy to find support, developers, hosting, plugins, themes, you name it.
Generally speaking Wordpress is easy for non-technical users to setup and hit the ground running, some people can have their own custom blog on the day. Wordpress is user friendly and has a myriad of plugins that can put your site on steroids, for free.
I develop Wordpress sites often and it's suitable for many cases, but not all.
My main problem is that Wordpress has become a shapeless behemoth, trying to fullfil every single need out there in the web (impossible) and losing some of its strenghts on the way. Quickly here some of the current issues it's facing:
- If Wordpress is a Blogging platform, then it's quite incomplete because it lacks native translation and custom content types out of the box.
- If it's a framework to develop sites, why I have to remove legacy bloat and spend a great deal of my developing time adapting the pseudo-blogging framework into something else?
- Wordpress is well known to have security issues, but still the core allows unsafe passwords and no backend renaming has yet been enabled on the core.
- Wordpress is Heavily reliant in plugins, one of them updates or breaks and your whole site might break.
- Wordpress is not MVC complaint.
With Wordpress sites I always have this feeling of not knowing how the site will look tomorrow, I have to spend more time worrying about it than developing it.
Jeremy V. Branche: Psychische GesundheitsfÃ¼rsorge Mitarbeiteranzahl: 1.001-5.000 Mitarbeiter
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.
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.
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.
Sven E. Branche: Informationsdienst Mitarbeiteranzahl: Selbstständig
When it works, it's heaven and there's absolutely a lot of good things about WordPress, you just have to be careful not to go down a path of building an unmaintainable mess of code. Skilled contractors / developers are of great value when you want to ensure that your website is fast, safe and secure.
Wordpress is the industry standard anything from blogging to running complex websites and eCommerce setups. And that's not without a reason. It's easily expanded, has a gigantic ecosystem of free and paid plugins and extensions around it and expanding it yourself is easy as well.
Also, with WordPress being written in framework-less PHP, it's easy to find skilled developers to extend and customize it to fit your needs.
With greate extendability comes the potentia for great maintenance issues.
Relying too much on the WordPress plugin ecosystem or external developers can lead you down a rabbit hole of problems with scaling, maintaining and updating your WordPress instance.
It's really easy to build a site that superficially works but when you take a closer look see that it's riddled with performance and security issues and can't be updated to the next version because a plugin would break that would take your whole site down.
Even worse when you only realise these issues when it's already too late, which happens a lot in the WordPress market.
Torre C. Branche: Informationstechnologie & -dienste Mitarbeiteranzahl: 2-10 Mitarbeiter
This platform is the foundation of our current business operations - we use it for all client websites. It is an incredible tool when used in the way it was intended, and allows our clients to maintain ownership of and flexibility updating their websites themselves.
WordPress being the most widely used website platform on the internet makes it also the most flexible and feature-rich from our experience. If there's something you want to do, someone has figured out how to do it already and you can benefit from that. If you're experiencing an issue, someone else has also likely experience that issue and has figured it out, again benefiting you. I love how this platform can be the foundation for almost anything you can dream up aesthetically and functionally.
It isn't necessarily intuitive for someone who has never used it before, which creates a relatively steep learning curve for someone wanting to build a site themselves. Also, it is VERY easy to hire someone who makes WordPress hard to use and edit things on your own site which is a shame, but a result of the flexibility of the platform and the abundance of people who offer WordPress related services at a discount.