MVP Development

Is it ok to build a startup on top of WordPress?

Fahad Uddin Computer systems engineer and investor

March 13th, 2017

I want to build a http://usertesting.com/ like site. I am thinking to build it on WordPress. Will it be ok to build a startup on top of WordPress?

Niall McSheffrey Strategy, design and erp/ mobile app development

March 13th, 2017

It really depends what you are doing. Wordpress is the most widely used web platform for brochure and ecommerce sites. It also can be used for heavy content sites of course. http://usertesting.com/ is a platform build on JS and likely not a good candidate for wordpress - you would want to build something custom to imitate this site.

Satheesh Thomas IT professional with 20+ years of experience

March 14th, 2017

Its an easy start as long as you are not using any online transactions .

Dat Nguyen Lean startup enthusiast, serial entrepreneur, & co-founder at softupsolutions.com

March 15th, 2017

Go with WP if you want to test out your product market fit or concept because you can get it up and running quickly depending on your user and business requirements.


To build a site similiar to usertesting.com using WP you stil need to make a lot of changes on the backend to make it work. If you have the money / or time, try to build out more robust solution on your own.

Jenna Waites Helping Business Owners Streamline Processes so You can Make More and Work Less!

March 13th, 2017

My answer is yes. There are a lot of successful business people with Wordpress sites. You have to be a careful with security and know the ways to protect yourself.


Here are some examples of extremely successful businesses and people with wordpress sites; both informational and e-commerce:


https://thewaltdisneycompany.com/

https://techcrunch.com/

https://www.mercedes-benz.com/en/

https://www.bloomberg.com/professional/

https://www.clorox.com/

http://time.com/

http://www.spiegel.com/

https://www.tonyrobbins.com/

https://frankkern.com/

https://ebenpagantraining.com

http://www.digitalmarketer.com

https://www.gitomer.com/