We are US-based WordPress developers. We have been building WordPress sites for 15 years. We only use a few CMS systems and WordPress is one of them. Our custom-built WordPress sites load fast, are very mobile friendly and easy to manage. Our designers can help create a user-friendly site that increases customer engagement and thus increases conversions. If you are trying to hire a WordPress developer, look no further.
How much does it cost to build a WordPress website?
There are a couple of ways to build a WordPress website. You can go the less expensive route and build a website based on a purchased WordPress website template. On the other end of the price scale is a custom WordPress website.
Cost to build a WordPress template website
A WordPress template is the first cost you’ll have to pay for. You can find thousands of templates on Themeforest. The cost of a WordPress template can vary between free and $100. A template will provide functionality and page layouts that we can use to add your text and images to.
A WordPress template website with 10 or less pages would cost somewhere around $3,000 to $4,000 (includes the template cost and plugins). Your hosting cost will range between $25 to $50 a month. The more pages we have to build the more the website will cost.
You can add ecommerce to a WordPress template website. You can add one or two products for sale on your site by using PayPal would be $300 more. If you need 20+ SKU’s and need to tie it to an online payment service, the added cost would be $2,000 +.
Cost to build a custom WordPress website
A custom WordPress website cost more but it has a lot of benefits that outweigh the cost. There are a lot of templates, but you might not find one that perfectly depicts your business. A custom WordPress website is the best way to present your company and your products/services.
One of the big reasons to build a custom WordPress website is page speed. In order to see the light of day from SEO it’s important that your pages load quickly. Templates include a lot of functionality but with that comes a lot of bloat and hence page speed delays.
A custom WordPress website can vary greatly in cost as you can imagine. A custom website with 15 or less pages would cost around $10,000 to $13,000. As you add more pages and more functionality the price goes up.
If you need your website to be ecommerce, we can add that as well. We can tie your online product inventory to a backend inventory management system that you may have. We can setup online delivery as well as in-store pick-up.
Cost to maintain a WordPress website
A WordPress site doesn’t manage itself. In fact, if a WordPress site is left alone the site will have issues and if someone hacks into the site, they can easily take the site down.
Our website management services include a lot of different tactics. The main tactics we recommend for your WordPress site are hosting, 24-hour monitoring, security certificate, site analytic report, plugin updates, and security patch updates. These three things cost $150 per month.
We can help with website updates, SEO help, content creating, etc. as well.
How we develop WordPress sites?
Customized to your business
We can’t build a great website for you until we understand your business. Your business is different from everyone else. We work with you to make sure your website design works for your business and your customers. It all starts with listening.
Speed is important
The speed of your website is very import when it comes to your site being listed high on searches. A very small change in speed can dramatically increase the visibility of your site to people searching for your products/services.
Plugins are great for adding functionality but too many are terrible for your SEO and maintenance. Plugins, in general, add code to your site and slow your site down. The more plugins you have, the more compatibility issues you will have. We use standard plugins and build unique functionality from scratch to help minimize the number of plugins and maintenance issues.
When we add custom functionality, we add the appropriate elements to the backend to make it easy for you to make edits. A CMS is meant to make it easy for you to make changes to your website. We adhere to that when we add custom functionality for you.
Flexible and built to last
One of the best things about WordPress is its ability to easily add new pages, text, functionality, etc. When we implement custom functionality, we do it in such a way as not to block in future capabilities.
It’s important to go with WordPress developers that have a process. It’s important to go through a list of tasks in each phase in order to account for everything. Our approach includes these four phases.
We meet with you and listen. We want to understand your business, customers and competitors. We create a Detailed Requirements Document (DRS) that we use as our set of blueprints to build your custom website.
Design is where we create the various page styles. These styles will be used to create all the pages on your site. In this phase we also design the key functional elements of the site. This is where things become more visual.
In this phase there’s not as much to look at until the end of the phase. This is where all the nerdy stuff occurs. Here we’re implementing and testing the site for usability, speed and vulnerabilities. Everything must match the DRS.
This is where the final check lists are checked. We make sure the security is in place, back-ups are made, and the site gains final client approval. Once the approval is made, a launch date is set. We cut over the DNS and watch the site closely.