Features and Pricing WordPress Websites
WordPress is a very popular open source content management system that uses themes to create the look of the website.
Anyone with the required codes (and a bit of training) can go online and add or change content.
My professional WordPress website design includes the standard features listed:
- WordPress theme using your brand’s colour and images
- installation of WordPress
- blog page
- contact forms
- event calendar page
- security plugin
- photo galleries
- video galleries
- responsive design (site is mobile friendly)
- image optimization plugin to increase site speed
- back up plugin
- SSL certificate set up
Google/Bing Account Setup:
- Google Analytics
- Verify site with Google Search Console (submit sitemap and pages to be crawled and indexed)
- Verify site with Bing Webmaster (submit sitemap and pages to be crawled and indexed)
- Google My Business Page and Bing Places for Business
- Installation of a premium plugin ($50 CAD) that automatically shows your Google, Facebook, Yelp, and TripAdvisor reviews (this plugin can filter the reviews based on star rating). Displaying these reviews on your website is great for boosting credibility, gaining social recognition, and is good for SEO.
- links to the Google Reviews Form
Search Engine Optimization (SEO):
- installation and configuration of SEO plugin
- site design following the best practices outlined in Google’s Search Engine Optimization Guide
Social Media Branding:
- custom Facebook page
- custom Twitter page
- custom YouTube page
- custom Instagram page
- link website to social media pages
- add an attractive feed of your Facebook/Instagram posts to your site
- automatically post blog posts to Facebook and Twitter
- add Facebook Messenger to website
- email newsletter account set up (sign up forms added to website and Facebook page)
Design price: $900+ HST
Copy, logos, and images are supplied by the client. (I can provide suitable stock images at $10 each)
Learn how to make blog posts, simple changes, and update your plugins and theme. $50/hour.Learn more about WordPress
Specialty Features WordPress Websites
E-commerce With Product Catalog and Shipping:
Includes: product catalog, tax calculations, shipping, and payment gateways
$600 + HST (for up to 30 products)
E-commerce for Event Registration/Downloads/Online Booking:
Have your customers sign up and pay for events or book appointments online!
$500 + HST
Have a beautiful location based business directory like Yelp, Tripadvisor or Yellow pages.
$600 + HST
Online Booking for Hotel, Motel or Rental Property:
Professional WordPress booking system for managing a property rental website. Present any number of accommodations and services, accept direct online reservations. Perfect for running any hospitality business establishment regardless of the size: a hotel, a vacation rental, an apartments agency or a hostel.
$600 + HST
Automatically Display Listings on Your Real Estate Website:
Seamless integration of the CREA DDF® (Data Distribution Facility). Your listings are automatically fed to your site from the Canadian Real Estate Association’s Direct Data Feed and are updated every 24 hours.
$500 + HST
Maintenance WordPress Websites
WordPress Maintenance Package:
Your WordPress website needs regular maintenance to perform as it should. Updates are always being made to WordPress itself as well as themes and plugins, and keeping your WordPress installation up-to-date is extremely important, especially since so many WordPress updates are security fixes and patches that will prevent potential exploits of the vulnerabilities of your website or blog.Learn more about updating
- Monthly plugin maintenance
- WordPress theme updates
- WordPress updated, when appropriate
NOTE: this does not include managing your domains and hosting (you are responsible for making sure your domain names and hosting are paid for each year).
WordPress Maintenance Package: $300 + HST per year
Changes and Updates:
Although WordPress has a user-friendly backend made to be as easy as possible to use many clients choose not to perform updates themselves. I will update your site and/or add more features (plugins) for $50 + HST /hour.