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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.

Extras

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

  • online store using Woocommerce
  • document management
  • booking and event calendars
  • members only areas
  • forums
  • social media integration including Facebook and Twitter feeds
  • photo galleries
  • and more

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.

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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!

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