In this review we take a look at WordPress and its main features

In this review we take a look at WordPress and its main features


WordPress powers more than 42% of the web — a figure that rises every day. Everything from simple websites, to blogs, to complex portals and enterprise websites, and even applications, are built with WordPress.

Wordpress extremely flexible, meaning you have complete control over the design and functionality of your website. The WordPress design does require the users to know how to code. If you’re not able to code, you can hire someone to do this for you and this will cost you money.

Lets looks at some of the features of WordPress:

User management

WordPress allows use to manage the access of users. You may require a user to only have access to certain functions and WordPress has this out of the box.

Media library

WordPress has a media library that allows not only manage the media assets but also annotate those assets.


WordPress has a massive eco system of themes. It comes with some themes built in as well so you can have a working website as soon as your app is ready.

Literally has thousands of themes to choose from. Some of the themes are free and some of them cost money.

Another massive website of themes for WordPress amongst other things.


WordPress has a concept of plug-ins which do everything from adding a contact form to adding Ecommerce features. Some of these plug-ins are free and some of them cost money.

Has a whole host of widgets that allow you to create fantastic professional looking websites. It's really worth looking at.

create an online store, integrate payments and a whole lot more


If you run a blog using WordPress, you can easily have a forum discussion feature with moderation


WordPress comes in 70 languages!


These can be performed in the administration console with no coding required


Another feature of WordPress is the import function that allows you to import your data from some other popular blogging tools

There’s an abundance of training material on If you're interested in learning WordPress there is enough free information out there to keep you busy for a while.


A web hosting service (often shortened to web host) is a type of Internet hosting service that allows individuals and organisations to make their website accessible via the World Wide Web.

There are plenty of hosting options available for WordPress and most of them are cost effective. has a list of plans to suit every budget. Bluehost is another provider that has a specialised WordPress hosting for very reasonable prices. If you’re technical then you can explore other options like Amazon lightsail which has plans starting at $3.50 per month. Most companies offer some sort of semi-managed hosting service. There are plenty of options.

What is the difference between WordPress Com vs WordPress org? So, what's the difference between and is a service that helps you build a website using the WordPress software, while is the software itself, which you can use to build and maintain a website on your own.

okay so now for the pros and cons of using WordPress.


  • WordPress is free

  • Large community, easy to find answers and help

  • Flexible and customisable

  • Relatively in expensive

  • Large amount of plugins and extensions to choose from


  • Security and Vulnerabilities, you need to manage the updates

  • The performance of some WordPress websites can be slow depending on the plugins that are used

  • You need technical skills or you need to hire technical skills to perform some functions

  • WordPress uses a database which can be another point of failure

The Verdict

WordPress is a great choice for users that have some technical knowledge or the budget to hire developers. There are some amazing examples of WordPress sites out in the wild.

Sean Kerr

Sean Kerr