WordPress

The top content management system for creating flexible, modern websites.

Website: wordpress.org

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Wordpress

Uses:

  • Create websites and/or blogs that embody your organization’s vision and generate awareness for your cause
  • Add your own custom domain and manage it from WordPress
  • Embed media—upload audio, video, etc. and drag-and-drop images into posts and pages
  • Built-in social sharing automatically shares posts from your website on social networks like Facebook and Twitter
  • In-depth stats give you insight about your visitors such as where they’re from and what they read
  • Customize your website with hundreds of themes

Pros:

  • Largest content management software on the web, with 25% of websites using the platform, which motivates third-party tools to develop integrations (plugins)
  • Easy-to-use editor is intuitive, so you don’t have to know any HTML or CSS to make great-looking pages, and it saves every few seconds, so you don’t lose your work
  • Thousands of themes to choose from, including hundreds of free themes as well as premium ones
  • SEO-friendly out of the box, and plug-ins can help you achieve better SEO results
  • Mobile-responsive — Most themes will work seamlessly on all platforms
  • Mobile and desktop apps let you update your site from anywhere, abailable for all platforms including iOS, Android, Mac, Windows, and Linux

Cons:

  • Needs regular updates to maintain security and optimal performance
  • Initial setup and site building can be complicated (although once set, it is easy to maintain)
  • Advanced themes and plugins are not free

Pricing:

  • Free to host on your own web servers
  • Some themes and third-party plugins may require a one-time or ongoing cost