How Much Does It Cost to Build a WordPress Website?
When it comes to pricing, unfortunately there is no standard answer. All of our work is customized to each client’s unique needs, so we don’t have a set price. We really need to know some specifics about you and your project before we can give you an accurate price. One thing we can say though is that regardless of the size of your project, you will always get our BEST game, the best service and training time. All of our clients are important to us, and we’ll never forget that.
When people ask for a quote, I always follow the same process. I visit their current site (or one they like) and determine the following:
- The current CMS platform (WordPress, MovableType, Drupal, etc.)
- The scope of the site – how many unique styling elements will be required for specialty pages?
- The perceived complexity of the re-design. Does this person want a graphical masterpiece with all kinds of bells and whistles?
Generally speaking, there’s not a whole lot of variance in these areas from blog to blog, so after checking out the site in question, I usually have a good idea of how much to charge. Now, to answer the question you all want to hear…How much would it be?
At this time, blog designs start at $1500. This price is for a blog that has minimal graphical complexity, no customized icons, and no logo production. What you do get at this price is rock-solid, hand-crafted, browser-tested CSS, XHTML, and simple (but striking) graphic design.
In most cases, bells and whistles like plugin support, unique page designs, and extra graphics push the price up into the $1800-$2000 range. From there, the price is largely dictated by page-specific CSS/XHTML production and custom graphic design. It’s totally conceivable that a pimped out blog could run as much as $3000 (We have worked on a WordPress Website priced close to $200,000 dollars). Rest assured, though, that it would be totally amazing, and the recipient of the design would receive mad props for having such a killer online abode.
So What’s free:
Included in all our hosting packages is support for email and web site issues involving server side errors. Free support includes configuration and troubleshooting of webmail, Control Panel, FTP, domains, DNS and web site access.
Free support does not include configuration and troubleshooting of third party programs including but not limited to Outlook, SmartFTP and any Mobile devices. Due to the vast array of custom network configuration and applications clients use, we can only provide information needed to connect with our servers. If necessary, support for these third party programs will be billed at $50 per hour. We consider any research into problems not caused by us as billable. Also, because most of our clients have full control of their web site, any problems caused by user edits or error are billable.
Because websites vary according to size and scope, each project has it’s own time frame. Most projects can be completed within a 30-day period – 20 business days!
For example, the approximate time frame for a WordPress site customization/installation for up to 25 pages can be completed in 15 – 20 business days, providing ALL pertinent site content (including text, images, Word docs/Pdfs, external links, including social media links, etc.) and account information (i.e., user names & passwords) is supplied and received from the client within the time frame/start date agreed upon.
Once the project/proposal is agreed upon, the website package fee is split between two billings and is payable as follows:
- 50% invoiced in advance of website creation
- 50% invoiced upon publishing website to the net
We accept cash, or payment online via PayPal. Please note that online payments are subject to a 2.9% merchant fee.