How much does a WordPress site cost?

How much does a WordPress site cost?

This is a question we get at m2media all the time, and there is no real set answer. It is much like asking “how long is a piece of string?”. We like to compare building a WordPress site to building a house. Both have many variables that influence the final cost. Do you want 2 or 4 bedrooms can be compared to whether you want 10 pages or 100 pages.

Our basic WordPress websites start at around $2,400 and increase depending on additional features. Ecommerce WordPress sites for example average around $5.000

All packages include the following as standard:

  • initial consulting
  • multiple layout designs with revisions based on an existing theme
  • conversion of design into a working WordPress theme
  • responsive layout viewable of mobiles and tablets
  • installation and setup of plugins for contact forms, Google Maps, SEO
  • setup of menu structures
  • setup of all pages and addition of content (within reason)
  • testing
  • launch

Full custom sites will attract a higher cost due to the additional consulting, design and development time required.


There are a lot of extras available that can be included with any WordPress site development. These include

Before asking how much does a WordPress site cost, first work out your website requirements. Here are some simple steps to build your website development brief.

Preparing a website brief

  1. What is the main purpose of the website?
  2. Do you require a full custom design, or happy to use a prebuilt them and modify it?
  3. Do you have your content ready?
  4. Do you have a sitemap of all pages planned out?
  5. What special features are required? These could be an online store, document management, members only area
  6. Does your site require any online forms? If so, have the fields you wish to include ready
  7. Have all your hosting/domain information ready. There is nothing worse than having your site ready to go live, but you can’t find your hosting or domain name information available.
  8. Are there websites that you like the look and feel of?
  9. Have you got any existing marketing material/branding that the website should match?
  10. Are you able to provide logos and other graphics/photos

As you can see the is a lot involved in the initial preparation of your website. The more you can do and supply initially will save a lot of time and costs, and your project will run smoother.


Contact us today to talk about your WordPress website. We have a variety of packages to suit most budgets! Click here to fill out our contact form and you will receive a response, typically within hours!

Great work m2media

Here at Byron Gourmet Pies we only have positive things to say about m2media.

Clever graphic design, excellent web site functionality. Great work m2media!

We needed a site we could update ourselves and  add to as we grew as a business, m2media gave us the perfect solution with a WordPress website. Matt and his team have exceeded our expectations on every occasion.

Well done and thank you.

Byron Gourmet Pies

WordPress Website Design and Development

m2media developed my present WordPress website.  Its attractive and innovative customer-friendly design has proved one of my most effective business promotions. I have to thank m2media for designing such a promotional and valuable site.

Matt Ascough has worked with me since the beginning. Through approachable contact with him I have received guidance and support whenever needed. Service has been prompt, reliable and cost effective. In my personal dealings with Matt I have found him to be a young  professional man of integrity, given to dealing with his customers with understanding and respect.

Thank You

Primo Pin

Australian Accordion Centre
Brisbane Qld

New Website

Well it’s about time!
m2media has a new WordPress website.

The new site corresponds with our recent move focusing more on WordPress development rather than website hosting and SMS services.

The team at m2media love using WordPress and see it as a very flexible and powerful content management system for small to medium businesses, which m2media specialise in.

As part of the new move, m2media has rebranded with new colours and a new logo. Over the coming months we will be rolling out our new branding across all our online and print collateral.

Exciting times ahead for all at m2media as we hope to convert many Brisbane businesses over to WordPress.

Have an old site you would like converted to WordPress? Or an existing WordPress site that needs a facelift? Contact us now

Brisbane Spray Tan company chooses WordPress website by m2media

Mobile Spray Tanning business Glamouresque Beauty Boudoir recently launched their brand new website designed and developed by Brisbane WordPress design company m2media.

The site, which is a brand new online presence for Glamouresque Beauty Boudoir showcases the businesses variety of beauty based services and products available. These range from single spray tans, spray tan parties and even hair extensions, all from the comfort of your own home.

Angela from Glamouresque Beauty Boudoir is extremely happy with the website, and has already received numerous compliments from existing customers and new. The wordpress website allows Angela to modify the content and her rates with ease which was a must for the busy business woman.

“It was a pleasure to work with Angela on the development of her new website. Angela provided a thorough list of her requirements, and was always very quick with feedback and changes” Matt from Brisbane WordPress Design company m2media

WordPress 3.8 out now

WordPress has released version 3.8 which sees a major upgrade to the admin area including new skins, typography, enhanced mobile experience. Instantly users will notice the new black menu bar and flat colours which provide a great contrast between the menu and editor areas.

What we find to be a great new feature is the sidebars in the widgets area now split into 2 columns, making it much easier to allocate widgets to sidebars. No longer do you have to drag widgets down to the very last sidebar at the bottom of the page. This is great for sites who have more than about 5 sidebars.

Installed plugins are now colour coded, allowing users to instantly differentiate between active and inactive plugins.

A new theme is also included titled Twenty Fourteen, which aims at allowing users to create a responsive magazine style blog which will sure to be a big hit amongst up and coming bloggers.

Overall we are very impressed with the new update and it seems to be quite a lot faster when navigating between pages, posts, and other sections of the admin area. If you are running an old outdated version of WordPress, then it’s best we have a look first at your theme to make sure it wont be corrupted when upgrading to WordPress 3.8.

If you wish to have us upgrade your old site to the new 3.8 WordPress then please contact us.