How much does WordPress cost? Glad you asked!
Here, roughly, is the breakdown:
- Domain name registration – less than $15/year.
- Domain hosting – around $7/month.
- WordPress – free.
- Plugins in to extend functionality – free. You can, however, purchase upgraded functionality, which you may consider for high-end applications. We haven’t needed any yet – there are more than 20,000 free plugins available.
- Themes to change the look of your site – free. Once again, you can purchase upgraded themes, which we have done. They can run $50 or less and include support. The two themes that come with each WordPress install are pretty good.
- Content – free. You do it yourself. You can hire it done, but we don’t recommend it. You may want to hire an editor to touch things up – around $25-40/hour.
- Images – free. You can purchase terrific images online, often for less than a couple dollars each. But the commons is so huge, it’s hardly necessary in most cases.
That’s about it. Even if you hire out the entire creation of your website, the cost of a basic site should start at about $500 – bells and whistles can run up the tab.