Cost Effective Web Design

WordPress Website Design

WordPress is widely recognised as a cost-effective website platform for small business in Adelaide compared to alternatives like Wix, Shopify, Squarespace, and other proprietary AI website builders. Here are several reasons why WordPress stands out in terms of cost efficiency:

Open Source and Free Software:

One of the primary advantages of WordPress is that it is an open-source platform, meaning the core software is free to use. You can download, install, and modify it without incurring any licensing fees. This significantly reduces the initial cost of setting up your website compared to platforms like Wix, Squarespace and AI website builders which come with subscription fees. The monthly fees get higher and higher depending on what functions you need to deploy. For example adding custom multipage forms submitted to multiple recipients would require a Wix Business Elite Plan at AU179 per month and integrating submissions into your email marketing subscribers lists and delivering your emails almost near impossible.

Flexible Hosting Options:

WordPress allows users to choose from a wide range of hosting providers, offering flexibility in terms of pricing and performance. You can select a hosting plan that aligns with your budget and specific requirements, enabling you to scale your website as needed without being tied to a single hosting provider.

Themes and Plugins:

WordPress offers an extensive library of free and premium themes that can be customised to suit your website’s design. Additionally, there is a vast ecosystem of plugins that add functionality to your site. While some premium themes and plugins do have a cost, the abundance of free options gives you the flexibility to choose based on your budget.

Ecommerce And Transaction Fees:

Some website builders, especially those geared towards e-commerce such as Shopify, charge credit card fees on top of payment processing fees if using a third party payment processor for each sale made through your website. In addition a monthly fee from AU$56 – $575 which is very expensive. WordPress and Woocommerce doesn’t cost any monthly fees by default. Premium plugins for WooCommerce dont exceed more the a couple of hundred per year. Squarespace on the other hand charges around AU$52- $60 per month for ecommerce website functions that can also be done with WooCommerce and WordPress for free. With WordPress, you have more control over payment gateways and can choose options with lower transaction fees via Stripe or PayPal compared to fees charged per transaction by all the platforms.

Ownership and Control:

When Kodako builds a website with WordPress, you have complete ownership and control over your content. In contrast, some proprietary website platforms may limit your ability to export or move your content to another platform without restrictions. This flexibility can be crucial for businesses looking to adapt and expand over time. Agility is important with the development of AI.


WordPress is highly scalable, making it suitable for both small businesses and large enterprises. As your website grows, you can easily add new features and functionalities without incurring substantial costs. This scalability is essential for businesses with evolving needs and budget considerations. With website platforms, despite being limited, you may often be paying for features you never use or will have to employ developers to create functions specific to your business requirements which is expensive.

Developer Community:

The large and active WordPress developer community contributes to the platform’s cost-effectiveness. You can find a plethora of free resources, tutorials on YouTube, and forums where you can seek help and advice. This reduces the need for hiring expensive developers for routine tasks, as you can often find solutions within the community or by using existing plugins help documentation which often deploys short how to use videos.

While Wix, Shopify, Squarespace, and other website builders have monthly fees for advanced custom features and ecommerce, WordPress’s cost-effectiveness, flexibility, and scalability make it a preferred choice for individuals and businesses aiming to establish an online ecommerce presence without breaking the bank. Kodako designs WordPress websites for small business in Adelaide to Victor Harbor and can advise clients about the best options available for their website.

Cost Effective Web Design

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