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The costings below are through other sources to give examples what a website should or could cost. Bear in mind, the more technical your website is or needs to be the more labour involved and more costly your website will be.
When it comes to building a WordPress website, the cost can vary depending on your budget and goals. According to WPBeginner, the cost of a WordPress site can be broken down into the following categories:
- WordPress hosting
- Domain Name
- Plugins and Extensions (Apps)
The core WordPress software is free, but you will need web hosting to store your files. Every website on the internet needs hosting. There are different hosting plans available for all kinds of websites. You need to pick one that suits your requirements and fits your budget 1.
Next, you will need a domain name. This will be your website’s address on the internet, and this is what your users will type in the browser to reach your website 1.
With WordPress, there are tons of free website templates available that you can use. However, if you want something more advanced / custom, then you can purchase a premium template or have one custom made which will raise the cost 1.
There are 59,000+ free plugins for WordPress. These are apps and extensions for your websites. Think features like contact form, gallery, etc. So while you can build a website with just the hosting and domain cost, based on your situation, you may end up paying for additional tools and services 1.
|Type of WordPress Site||Cost Range|
|Personal||£400-£2,000 on website building; £280-£640 on WordPress maintenance|
|Small businesses||£4,000-£40,000 on website building; £800-£4,800 on WordPress maintenance|
|Medium-sized businesses||£4,800-£8,000 on an in-house WordPress developer|
|Enterprises||£200,000+ on an in-house DevOps department|
- A basic WordPress site will use downloadable themes available for as little as £30.
- You’ll need to pay around £50 per hour for a web developer to set up the basic website theme for you.
- Altogether, a basic website using WordPress should cost approximately £400-£800.