NationBuilder and WordPress are content management systems (CMS) that facilitate easy creation and modification of digital web content through a convenient user interface. While similar in this respect, their intended purpose, deployment options, pricing and target market are quite different. In this article, we are taking a quick look at both platforms to see what kind of usage they are generally best suitable for, beginning with the most popular option.
WordPress began its life back in 2003 as a humble blogging platform. It quickly gained popularity and today with 50-60% of total market share it is the most used CMS in the world. In fact, around 15,886,000 websites depend on WordPress according to statistics from BuiltWith. What makes WordPress so popular is its incredible flexibility, open-source development path, and proven track-record of widespread success. Many of the world's most visited websites such as New York Post, TED, USA Today, CNN, Fortune.com, TIME.com, Spotify, TechCrunch, and NBC use WordPress as part of their online presence.
Users can either install WordPress as part of a hosting service package, or deploy it themselves on a variety of server environments. The former solution is effortless, allowing even completely inexperienced people to start publishing in just a few minutes with a service like WPengine. The latter empowers experienced website developers to customize everything to precisely fit their needs.
A variety of WordPress specific hosts have risen to prominence over the past few years which offer dispersed servers and...