What is WordPress anyway?
WordPress, quite simply, is a type of web design software that most people use to build websites and blogs. There are two ways to use WordPress:
- WordPress.com which is hosted on the WordPress servers and is free to use.
- WordPress.org which is hosted on a hosting server of your choice and is also free to use.
So, really what’s the difference?
Business website design using WordPress.com
If you choose to host your website at WordPress.com, you will have a website address (URL) that looks something like this – yourwebsite.wordpress.com. In order to use a custom domain (without the wordpress part), you will have to upgrade your account. Upgrading your account will probably cost you more than if you went with self-hosting in the first place. Since you are hosting your website on their servers, you lose a lot of control and web design options that would be available with self-hosted WordPress web design.
Small business website design using self-hosted WordPress.org
A self-hosted WordPress web design plan offers you full control over your website, files, database, and domain. The WordPress web design software is still free, but you will have to pay for your domain name registration and web hosting. Your self-hosted plan gives you the freedom to use necessary free WordPress plugins and design your business website just the way you want it.
If you’re ready to choose a hosting company, but aren’t sure which one to use, you may want to check out Bluehost.
PLEASE NOTE: As an affiliate partner with BlueHost we promote this particular website/blog hosting company because they are reliable, have a money-back guarantee and 24/7 live support chat. BlueHost is also used by almost 1,000,000 bloggers and is even recommended by WordPress itself – a very important win for bloggers. If you purchase a hosting package through one of the links on this page, we will earn a small commission and you will receive a discounted rate.
Our self-hosted WordPress web design package includes:
- Installation of WordPress on your server.
- Custom web design built on WordPress (self-hosted)
- Creation of custom email address to match your URL.
- Creation of five (5) custom web pages (Example: Home, About, Contact, Services, Blog)
- Fully mobile friendly (responsive)web design
- Custom designed header
- Navigation menu
- Color coordinated web design
- Sidebar widget customization
- Installation of social media sharing buttons (up to 4)
- Installation of social media “Connect” buttons (up to 4)
- Web content optimized for search
- Creation of sitemaps (XML and HTML) to allow search engines to more intelligently crawl and index your website.
- Full installation
- Up to three (3) rounds of revisions (additional revisions billed at $75/hr)
You can purchase the standard 5-page business website for under $550.00. If your requirements are more than this standard package, please get in touch and I will be glad to send you a personalized quote.
Your business blog must make the right first impression. It’s kind of like a first handshake with a current or potential customer. With an up-to-date professional blog your customers will be impressed before you even meet them. Professional blog and website design will always be more effective in achieving your online marketing goals.
Our sites are designed to be search engine friendly and with WordPress as your content management system, you can update your own site without having to learn complicated programming.
Once your hosting account is set up, we will require access to your file manager in order to upload your website/blog files.
It is also very important that you read our Terms of Service prior to purchasing a self-hosted web design package.
Clarksville creative design agency serving Clarksville, Nashville, Franklin, Brentwood, all of Middle Tennessee and surrounding areas. Design jobs from other cities around the U. S. are also welcome. This web design studio specializes in website design/development, logo & brand identity design and print design.
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