Why use a WordPress-Based Project Management System?

In the project management landscape, businesses are constantly seeking innovative solutions to streamline workflows, enhance collaboration, and boost overall efficiency.

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In the project management landscape, businesses are constantly seeking solutions to streamline workflows, enhance collaboration, and boost overall efficiency. One particular solution gaining traction in recent times is project management systems built on WordPress.

But why should you consider a project management system built on the same platform as more than 43% of the entire internet? In this post I’ll attempt to provide a few reasons in favour of choosing (or switching to) wProject.

Cost Effectiveness

Many online project management tools follow a pricing model based on the number of users accessing the system. As a team grows, so does the financial commitment, and even a small team could soon be on the hook for hundreds of dollars per month.

By comparison, wProject is ‘pay once’ and does not have a ‘per user’ charge, instead allowing unlimited users just like any other WordPress based application.

Freedom with the GPL

Just about all ‘per user’ project management systems will be closed source. The opposite is true of all WordPress based applications, which are legally required to conform to a General Public License (GPL).

The GPL grants users the freedom to view and modify the source code as they see fit, allowing anyone to customise wProject to their specific requirements without being blocked by proprietary constraints. Fun fact: I know of several business who have already customised wProject to accommodate their specific business requirements.

Online or Internal Hosting

Thanks to WordPress’s famous five minute install (it’s usually only one minute), getting started is easy. You can get things up and running online in the traditional manner, or take the alternative route of setting up on a local internal server for better control and security.

More Reasons to choose wProject

You probably already know that wProject is an elegant, feature-packed project management experience built on WordPress, but for the uninitiated here’s a primer.

Features include (but not limited to):

  • Easy to use
  • Create subtasks
  • Full front-end experience
  • Various team roles
  • Reassign tasks
  • Establish task relationships
  • Create private tasks
  • Record & manage time
  • View reports & export tasks to CSV (add-on)
  • Manage contacts (add-on)
  • Create re-usable task groups
  • Set task statuses
  • Set priorities & due dates
  • Drag & drop Kanban board
  • Interface and email notifications
  • Allow restricted client access (add-on)
  • @Mention notifications in comments (add-on)
  • Follow and pin tasks
  • Gantt chart (optional pro add-on)
  • Light and dark modes
  • 12 months support and updates (no obligation to renew every year)
  • Individual team member preferences
  • Regularly updated and maintained
  • 30 day money back guarantee
  • Support from a real human instead of an unhelpful A.I.

If you’re still not sold, try a live demo and if you have any questions, you know how to find me.

Mike Ott

Michael is a veteran developer / web designer / usability evangelist, product engineer, former long time serving Judge for the annual Australian Web Awards and card carrying geek.