About WordPress.org

Category: Web Design Software
WordPress.org is an open-source content management system used to create and manage websites. It is free to use and provides a wide range of features, including easy-to-use templates, a powerful plugin system, and comprehensive user management.

Company: WordPress Foundation

WordPress (WP or WordPress.org) is an open-source content management system (CMS) written in PHP that uses a MySQL or MariaDB database with HTTPS support. In addition to blogging, WordPress supports other types of web content, including more traditional mailing lists and forums, media galleries, membership sites, learning management systems (LMS) and online stores.

In-Depth Analysis

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Price 4.5
Performance 4.0
Ease Of Use 4.0
Features 5.0
Support 4.5

Pros

  • Exceptional Community Support
  • Hundreds of Integrations
  • Flexible Design Options

Cons

  • Costly Plugins and Themes
  • Tedious Updates
  • Possible security risks with open-source

WordPress.org Comparisons

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Plans & Pricing

WordPress.org is a free and open-source content management system. It does not have any pricing plans; instead, it is offered free of charge. However, users may choose to purchase additional services and products to enhance their WordPress.org experiences, such as web hosting, custom themes, plugins, and more.

Additionally, users may choose to upgrade to the premium version of WordPress.org, which offers more features and support.

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Performance

Lag

I used WordPress on multiple wifi networks and found the setup and editing to be very responsive. I did, however, run into considerable lag issues while attempting to collaborate on the draft site. For demonstrations of both, check out the Block Editing & Collaboration videos.

Collaboration

WordPress.org does allow for additional users to the site for editing and admin purposes but does not allow for real-time collaboration. Click the video for a short demo:

Uniqueness

WordPress.org allows users to access the source code and modify it according to their needs, allowing for a more customization experience. Additionally, WordPress.org is free, making it an attractive option for many users. With almost half of the world’s active websites running on its platform, it is an extremely powerful and universal tool.

Ease of Use

Initial Sign-Up

Initial sign-up was fairly easy. The site designer can either be downloaded or connected to a host of your choosing. For this video, I connected my new WordPress draft site to an existing host platform.

Templates & Themes

The WordPress Library is arguably the largest of all web design and build platforms. There are thousands of templates and themes to choose from both internally and from 3rd party providers. Click the video for a quick tour through their library:

Block Editor

WordPress has multiple options for editing, but the most popular is the block editor as shown in the following video. It is intuitive and easy to use for site builds.

Code Editing

WordPress is primarily a visual building tool via block or other editors, but it does allow custom coding within the interface. Click the video for a shot demo:

Customer Support

The WordPress.org team offers comprehensive customer service to users, including support forums and tutorials to help with setup, ongoing maintenance, and troubleshooting, as well as detailed information about the platform.

Additionally, the team offers online chat and email support for more technical topics and help with managing more complex websites. WordPress also has a dedicated YouTube channel with a wide array of tutorials.

Click the video for a quick tour of their learning and support options:

Chat Support

WordPress has a customer support chatbot available from anywhere within the platform. It does a great job of fielding most questions and technical issues.

Email Support

WordPress provides email support to help users get assistance with technical issues or other questions related to the software tool. It can be accessed directly through the chatbot.

After entering my information into the contact submission form, I received a confirmation email immediately and a reply less than 24 hours later.

Community

WordPress has an extensive online presence and a large community forum where users can ask questions, share their work, and collaborate with others.
WordPress.org is the community behind the WordPress software. It is an open source project, which means that the source code is available for anyone to use and modify. The community is made up of WordPress users, developers, and enthusiasts who contribute to the project in a variety of ways. Some members of the community contribute code, while others help with documentation, support, and localization. The community is collaborative and welcoming, and there are many resources available to help new members get involved and learn more about WordPress.

24/7 Help & Support
24/7 Help & Support
There is 24/7 support available to all users.
Live Online Chat
Live Online Chat
Customer support chatbot
Email
Email
Via Online Contact Form
Video Tutorials
Video Tutorials
Via YouTube Channel and Website
FAQ
FAQ
Located within the support forum
Features & Functionality
Design Features

As the largest website platform in the world, WordPress is packed with every feature imaginable. It also has the advantage of gaining new features regularly as developers share their integrations with the platform. For a preview of some of its features, click the video:

Features
  • Pre-Built Templates
  • Mockup Templates
  • Customization Ability
  • Customized Branding
  • Drag and Drop Editor
  • Collaborative Editing
Content Features
Features
  • Media Management
  • Content/Media Library
  • Content Management System
  • Scheduling Tool
  • User Management
  • Rich Text Editor
Marketing Features
Features
  • E-Commerce
  • Hosting
  • Domain Name
  • Marketing Tools
  • SEO Tools
  • Site Analytics
Integrations & Addons
Features
  • Plug-ins/Widgets
  • Email Integration
  • WordPress Integration
  • Marketing Integration
  • Social Media Integration
Coding Features
Features
  • CSS
  • HTML
  • JavaScript
  • Syntax Highlighting
Verdict

WordPress is an excellent choice for those looking to create a website without having to learn advanced coding or programming skills. It offers flexible design options, search engine optimization, and a large and active community of users and developers to help out with any issues you may have. It is the most versatile and widely used website platform in the world, and for good reason.

Lee Payton
Author: Lee Payton
Lee Payton is a Marine Corps veteran, private investigator, 501(c)(3) vice president, marketing director, and entrepreneur. During his government years, he worked at the White House, deployed following the 9/11 terror attacks, and rose through the ranks to several managerial positions. He founded four successful businesses in the private sector, including a private investigative agency, a non-profit organization to conduct human trafficking rescues, a medical concierge service, and a digital marketing agency. He specializes in the formation, marketing, and growth of new businesses.
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