WordPress powers about 24% of the all sites on the internet, which is incredible and also demonstrates your in good hands! It’s extremely powerful, adaptable to new features and allows access to thousands of free and premium themes and plugins. What sets WordPress apart from other web platforms is that is it a free open source content management system – this could be a benefit or a limitation, depending on how you look at it, becuase when you get stuck there isn’t really anyone available to ask for help… (other than a the dedicated WordPress support forum.)
So if you like all the functionality and flexibility of WordPress, whilst appreciating the support Squarespace offers – you’re in luck!
WordPress now offer their own premium paid packages; their ‘business’ package give you all the benefits of a wordpress.org self hosted site, including the ability to install themes and plugins, plus email and live chat support whenever you need it (!)
Let’s dive into the benefits and pricing of WordPress Business…
All the awesomeness of WordPress.org:
Full Control – WordPress websites are 100% owned by their owner, giving you full control over every aspect of your website.
Extensive Design Options – with thousands of free and premium themes available
Extensive Functionality Options – Extremely adaptable to add new features with more than 45,000 free plugins available; like portfolios, memberships options and online store integrations.
Content Management System – The WordPress dashboard; where you can create blog posts and webpages, has been compared to an online version Microsoft Word so you won’t feel out of place. And if you’d like to code, you can do that too.
Unlimited Everything – you’ll never have a limit on how many pages, posts or products you can publish on your website.
Email and live chat support
Unlimited storage space
Domain and hosting included
WordPress.org is free, you’ll just need to choose a domain name and hosting service provider, usually costing below $100 for the year.
WordPress Business is a subscription based service that includes a domain name, hosting and unlimited storgae space. At $25 per month, the price for WordPress Business is significantly more expensive than regular hosting, but you might find that the few extra bucks for on-call support is invaluable to you and your business.
I hope this gives you a intro to WordPress Business and get a feel if this might be right for you. Feel free to share your thoughts and experiences in the comments!
Cheering you on,