WordPress is a free and open-source content management system (CMS) based on PHP and MySQL (distributed under the GNU General Public License) and is among the most popular content management systems in the world. Known for its famous 5-minute installation, WordPress ships as a very lightweight, easy to use system that can be further extended via plugins (equivalent to Drupal modules or Joomla extensions).

WordPress has a large, mature ecosystem with extensive support and documentation readily available, as well as a range of plugins and themes (some free, some paid) that can enhance the core CMS and add more functionality to the system.

WordPress was the third CMS with which CiviCRM integrated (2012) and continues to see growth in its adoption as a platform to use CiviCRM. Because of this, there is an increasing number of CiviCRM extensions built to extend WordPress’ functionality.

If you’re new to the CMS market, WordPress could be a great starting to both web publishing and to CiviCRM.

 

Latest news on Wordpress & CiviCRM

10 October, 2018

Caldera Forms CiviCRM (CFC) for Donations and Membership

Caldera Forms CiviCRM (CFC) for Donations and Membership Tadpole has been working with Andrei Mondoc, the developer of CFC, to extend the...
24 January, 2018

(Developers) Revising the CiviCRM installer: Library, CLI, WordPress

The civicrm-setup library aims to replace the CiviCRM installer. Following the December/January iteration, it's available for use as a CLI...
02 November, 2017

WordPress: A 5-Yearish Retrospective

The first time a WordPress version of CiviCRM was available it was version 4.1 back in February 2012. It has now been more than 5 years,...

Popular Wordpress CiviCRM extensions

Explore the full list of Wordpress/CiviCRM extensions here.
You can use the CiviEvent widget to add two types of widgets for upcoming public events from CiviCRM. There's no limit to the number of... ... Read more
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CiviCRM contribution pages allow you to generate a "widget" showing the progress toward a goal. This plugin makes it easy to include one or... ... Read more
A port of the Drupal civicrm_og_sync module for WordPress that enables two-way synchronisation between BuddyPress Groups and CiviCRM. It... ... Read more
CiviCRM Admin Utilities modifies CiviCRM's behaviour in single site and multisite installs. It does a number of useful things:  ... ... Read more
CiviCRM WordPress Member Sync keeps a WordPress user in sync with a CiviCRM membership by granting either a role or capabilities to a... ... Read more
The CiviCRM WordPress Profile Sync plugin keeps the "First Name", "Last Name", "Email Address" and "Website" fields of a WordPress (and... ... Read more