Kayla M. Branche: Unterhaltung Mitarbeiteranzahl: Selbstständig
I was using an old website and switched over to WordPress. Overall, the customer service experience was ideal. They treated me with respect and did not awkwardly tell me that any question I may have asked was stupid. They emailed multiple times quite efficiently and helped me along the way. It has allowed for my blog to become decently popular and people seem to enjoy what I tend to ramble about. The different templates have worked out well dependent on what topic I am working through.
The thing I liked the most about WordPress is that it is easy to use when beginning your own blog. Many, don't believe that their blogs will become popular. It can be a place where you rant and maybe one or two people will stumble across your words on the online page, and maybe or maybe not be encouraged. One of the biggest things that is liked the most is that it is workable for both beginners and professional writers. It also comes at a reasonable cost. The templates and features are definitely a step in the write direction for having and obtaining a successful blog. There are multiple features and templates which guide you in the right direction for whatever topic you may be rambling about. It allows for a free option, which many websites do not offer "good" free options. However, if you are looking for a more progressive way to write and capture attentions, the advanced options come at a reasonable price.
There are very few cons when it comes to WordPress. The only negative for other business owners would be that it does not allow for many other builds. This seems to be directly targeted for writing and creating blogs. It also took a few minutes for me to become accustomed to it when switching from another product. It is crucial that you know some coding in order to be able to use the application properly. The negative to this is that if you do not know much about coding, it will take a while to navigate through most of the application.
Andrei P. Branche: Computerspiele Mitarbeiteranzahl: 2-10 Mitarbeiter
When we just started with our micro studio we did not have the time to make our own website solution so we picked WordPress which helped us quite a lot in the first few years. However as problems appeared we decided that moving away to something we can control better would be the optimal solution in the long run.
WordPress is too prone to problems, it's slower (because of the database that needs to be queried all the time) and just creates more headaches than not.
We're very happy we got to try it however just to know what to stay away from but this is again, only due to the fact that we can make our own. It would be ridiculous for people to not use WordPress if they don't have much HTML5 knowledge.
WordPress is great for people without technical skills, but that's it.
The ease of use is WordPress' primordial feat.
Most web hosts provide a 1 click install (which works most of the time) and then you're off to your template website. This whole deal can take between 5 to 20 minutes.
There is a great deal of themes (website "skins" with color themes and layout) and plugins (widgets such as Facebook wall, Email sign-up, etc) that come out of the box. When it comes to community created content (themes & plugins) WordPress is superior compared to other CMS (content management systems like Drupal, Joomla, etc.) simply because the user base is much higher.
and the ease of writing articles and posting them to your live site is incredible. An elementary school student could achieve this without any problems.
I dislike several things when it comes to WordPress and being quite technical it was a breath of fresh air when I took the time to remake my websites as static (WordPress is dynamic as in it needs to connect to a database to create the pages on the fly)
1. Most web hosts provide a 1 click install and half of the time it didn't work for me. The script bugged and the page stopped receiving data about the setup's % so I lost quite some time waiting on that. Had to reinstall my WordPress using their "1 click install" several times due to the fact that apart from the installation stopping I could also not understand too well the setup steps regarding the database even though I worked for a few years as a PL/SQL developer.
2. Another big issue with WordPress and any CMS is that you're quite limited in moving your website around to different hosts. I had to do that 3 times, and the 3rd time I stopped migrating the WordPress site and just created a new website myself from scratch. The migration required a paid plugin to fully export everything. WordPress has an export option but it did not export half of my content (usually images), let alone the theme and my modifications to it. So if your host starts acting up and you're losing potential clients good luck moving a WordPress website fast.
3. The amount of updates that need to be carried on can break your website if you use what WordPress is renowned for: plugins - as they require the developer to update them
Aleksander S. Branche: Computer-Software Mitarbeiteranzahl: 11-50 Mitarbeiter
It was a pleasant journey. I've been using/editing/building WordPress websites for the last 3-4 years. I learned a lot and saved tons of time using it. I'd highly recommend it for most of the people as it has a very pleasant UI and it's easy to use even for not tech people - your client.
The community. It has a wide support for the plugins. You can find almost any plugin you would think of. There are lots of tutorials/questions etc. on the internet too which makes it easy to deal with your problems. There are plenty of cheap option to host your Wordpress instance, which is a big plus. There is also a lot of themes you can use for free, but also lots of high quality paid ones (that are not expensive too).
Code quolity. Even though there are lots of plugins and themes, usually their code quality is poor. It's hard to add new features to already existing themes or change something. It's easi to write your own custom theme, but it requires way higher budget for the project, which is not a common thing.
Lucas H. Branche: Bildungsmanagement Mitarbeiteranzahl: 11-50 Mitarbeiter
I started with a tiny WooCommerce site, and have since managed several small sites and one larger one. WordPress is the Android of the CMS world: the opposite of a walled garden, it comes with a multitude of possibilities and nearly as many pitfalls.
One tip: the right plugins make all the difference. Some of my favorites: SearchWP and FacetWP for content sites, PhastPress, and WooCommerce Services.
Although setting up WordPress has its pain points (more below) the advantages are so strong that, for budget entrepreneurs and publishers it would be difficult to consider another CMS as competition. I apreciate the open-source model which allows for so many plugins to extend functionality; the price of the core offering (free); the supportive community; and the ability to customize deeply.
WordPress is an open-source offering. As such, it may not give you the results you want unless you are either comfortable with writing PHP/JS/CSS or paying someone else to do so. However, even a non-technical person can, with a little patience and some good tutorials, set up a functioning site.
Marina P. Branche: Marketing & Werbung Mitarbeiteranzahl: 2-10 Mitarbeiter
I really enjoy using Wordpress as it's so easy to manage the insights. You have analytics that show how the website performs and also you can download different plugins, such as social media icons, multilingual site, shop site, and so on, which makes the customer experience really pleasant.
I think Wordpress is one of the best softwares for building a website that gets visible on search engines. Besides it's easy to customize your website design. You can even get a nice template and then make it your own.
You need to know a lit bit of coding and building websites. But if you know the basics you can keep on building your one.
Also there are lots of tutorials on how to create a great website for your brand on the Internet. Or even so you can pay someone to build it for you.