Serving non-profits, small businesses, & individuals/groups
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We’ll walk you through a Free/Basic vs. Premium/Business WordPress plan site. You’ll find one of each example below and should note the main differences come down to design and features. As a non-profit or small business, you may not need things like an e-commerce shop or access to upload advanced plugins. Still — you definitely want room to grow, a modern & custom design, form/registration options, mobile optimization, AND an easy-to-maintain admin side all at an affordable rate. See an article we posted on our blog about typical website/design costs in 2017-18.
Beaufort County First Steps’ website uses the free WordPress pricing plan. This means there is no annual fee to maintain it. The customer only pays for the one-time website creation fee and possibly an annual domain fee if that’s preferred (for example: beaufortfirststeps.com instead of the given WordPress domain). The domain annual fees typically run about $14.99/year, but there are often special rates especially if you sign up for multiple years initially. Sites like GoDaddy.com and 1&1 Contact are two where we can check to see if your preferred domain name is available.
Some features of the Free WordPress plan:
Dozens of free themes
Basic Design Customization
Basic Registration Form (but no online payments)
Ability to add admin users who can edit/add pages and publish them
Can also use EventBrite plugin if you need to collect event registrations
Optimized for mobile devices
Great option if you want something basic, affordable, and easy to maintain
CAYA Yoga is a site that uses all of WordPress’s business services. The photo below shows the mobile view. Click on the site to see how the whole menu and pages appear. The WordPress business plan is currently $300 annually. There are many custom templates available — many free options and some for a fee. This specific theme was a one-time fee of $60. So you have various choices if you’re able to take on an annual fee for your site. Some of the features you receive: