by WordPress
[ 5.0 ]
Framework: PHP
License: Open Source
Product Cost: Free
Implementation Cost: $$


WordPress is web software you can use to create a beautiful website or blog. We like to say that WordPress is both free and priceless at the same time.

The core software is built by hundreds of community volunteers, and when you’re ready for more there are thousands of plugins and themes available to transform your site into almost anything you can imagine. Over 60 million people have chosen WordPress to power the place on the web they call “home” — we’d love you to join the family.


Capability Availability
Document Library Yes
Event Management Yes
Jobs Yes
Search Yes
Publishing Workflow Yes
Analytics/ Statistics Yes
Personalization Yes
Taxonomy Yes
Multilingual Yes
Mobile Website Support Yes
FAQs Yes
Meta Data Tags Yes
Workflow Framework Yes
Mobile Authoring Client Yes
Audit Trail Yes
Photo Gallery Yes
Geolocation Yes
Sitemap Yes
Preview for Mobile Device Layouts Yes
Multi-Site Yes

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  1. Popular for a Reason Submitted by Jason Buys on March 02, 2012 – 08:36PM

    While I've worked with many CMS platforms over the years, WordPress is probably my current favorite.

    It's extremely easy to setup, especially for smaller sites.  1-click upgrades and plugin updates also make maintenance simple.  It has its roots as a blog platform so it's still particularly adept at creating blog sites but with the recent additions of custom post types and taxonomies there really isn't any limit to what you can do with it.

    One of the things that also makes WordPress so great is the community.   There are literally thousands of plugins for it, and sites dedicted to it.  Since it's such a popular and easy-to-use platform, many users already have basic familiarity with it, which limits the need for extnsive training.

    The bottom line is that WordPress has evolved into a very robust and scalabe system that can fit the needs of a wide variety of projects and since it's open source, it doesn't come with the upfront costs of many other platforms.

  2. Go-to CMS for lower range projects Submitted by Kirk Hinch on June 27, 2013 – 08:09PM
    I've worked as a developer and solution engineer for an implementer company for 6 years. We've always been focused on websites built on top of a CMS but have never focused on just one CMS. Wordpress is for many the go-to CMS for small to medium projects and it is the same for me. Wordpress hits that place of balance between intuitive interface, out of the box features, productivity, and extensibility. Its main plusses are its plethora of plugins ranging from simple visual widgets to event calendars to ecommerce suites, and how simple it is to make the more typical customizations and templating that every site requires. I have had to select other CMSs over Wordpress quite often and the reasons all come down to the lack of power and robustness in the Wordpress platform. As a developer I've often had trouble optimizing Wordpress plugins and content for performance. I do not know what a realistic cap would be for the number of pages that Wordpress can handle but the more important point is that the simplicity of the framework makes it hard or impossible to write code to handle these issues when and if they arise. Something that needs to be said is that Wordpress started off as a blog engine but it is not a blog engine anymore. It is a full fledged and popular CMS that targets the lower end of the market. It is easy to implement and ideal for websites that focus mainly on presentation but also suitable for content-based websites in a certain range. I would stay away from integrations for which a well-reviewed plugin does not exist.

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