How much does WordPress cost? Glad you asked!
Here, roughly, is the breakdown of the basics:
- Domain name registration – less than $20/year.
- Domain hosting – about $10/month.
- WordPress (self-hosted) – free.
- SSL Certificate – $6 to 150/year depending on the certificate level, vendor, and if you or the host provider will set your website to automatically detect the settings and configure the website to run over HTTPS.
- 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 55,000 free plugins available.
- Themes to change the look of your site – free. Once again, thousands of free ones to choose from or you can purchase upgraded themes. They can run $50 or less and usually include support.
- Content – free. You do it yourself. Of course, you can hire someone to do it, but you’ll still need to ensure it is expressing what you want, and in your style. You may want to hire an editor to clean things up – about $25-50/hour.
- Images – free. You can go to sites like pixabay.com which offers royalty-free stock photos and videos. You can also purchase terrific images online, often for less than a couple dollars each.