WordPress is today the international standard for websites. There are almost unlimited templates (designs) free and for sale and almost anything you want to do with a website you can add as plugins.
BUT (and this is my personal opinion):
- The Admin tool takes time to get used to working with.
- Code & plugin maintenance is time-consuming and VERY necessary!
- Backups are critical.
- Your own domain name
- Every employee his/her own email account
- Custom design with your logo & photos
- Home page
- Training on loading more pages
- Setup of a secure website with domain SSL certificate
- Add as many pages as you need @ R200 per page (content printed pA4)
- Newsletter template & database setup
- Content in electronic format, images, logo & photos must be supplied before the project start.
- Create & link social media profiles on networks you need @ R800 per network ( Facebook pages, Youtube Channels, Google+ Business Pages, Twitter profiles etc)
- WordPress - if customers (or their developers prefer) we can create & host a WordPress website. WordPress Hosting is billed at R295 pm and automatically include daily offsite backups.
- Cpanel access - If the client, their IT staff, developers or resellers need to maintain its own website, DNS or control the creation or password reset of email accounts, we will create & move your website to your own cpanel account.
Hosting is billed from R 145 pm including:
- Website hosting (500mb disk space)
- Search Engine Listing
- Daily offsite backups of your database & monthly backups of your files.
- 25 x 1Gb mailboxes
- Newsletter Manager - Email Subscriber management @ R100 pm per 10 000 users (track newsletter open, view & subscriptions) with first 1000 emails/newsletters pm included (Sending of additional newsletters & mail groups @ R0.05 per email)
- Daily Off-site Backups @ R295pm
- Support calls are billed in addition to hosting fees
- All calls must be logged online or on support email.
- All calls that can be done within 1 hour will be completed as soon as possible ( and we aim to have all calls completed within 48 hours) and will be billed in blocks of 20 min. All calls that are estimated to take longer than 1 hour will be quoted and must be approved before work will start.
- Standard support rates (Mar 2022-Feb 2023):
- Content, design & online support - R200 p/20min or R500ph
- Development - R250 p/20min or R700ph
- Project management, IT systems, consulting & onsite support - R300 p/20min or R800ph
CONTENT SUPPORT RETAINERS
- Ongoing Monthly Content Support Retainers:
- Support 2 : 2 x 20 min content / design / (phone or remote) email support calls per month: R360pm (Saving R40pm)
- Support 4 : 4 x 20 min content / design / (phone or remote) email support calls per month: R680pm (Saving R120pm)
- Support 1H: 1 hour per week (12 months retainer with 10% discount on additional services)
- Support 3H: 3 hours per week (12 months retainer with 15% discount on additional services)
- Support 5H: 5 hours per week (12 months retainer with 20% discount on additional services)