How much does WordPress.com website builder cost?

According to WordPress.com, 43% of the web is built on WordPress.

From WordPress.com: “More bloggers, small businesses, and Fortune 500 companies use WordPress than all other options combined. Join the millions of people that call WordPress.com home.”

Note that WordPress.com and WordPress.org are both WordPress platforms. The key difference is that WordPress.com is a fully hosted website builder – whereas WordPress.org (‘self hosted’) does not include hosting, i.e., you need to arrange hosting yourself.

This post is about plans and pricing for WordPress.com.

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Plans and pricing – WordPress.com

Pricing information on WordPress.com indicates there is a FREE plan, followed by four paid plans – the first being a basic plan at AUD$5.00 per month – billed annually. This is just AUD$60 for one year, which is quite economical, as the plan includes a domain and website hosting.

Here is a summary of the plans:

  1. Free Plan. Pay nothing to use WordPress but have WordPress ads appear on your site
  2. Personal Plan. From AUD$5 per month billed annually. Collect payments.
  3. Premium. Best for individuals and freelancers. AUD$10 per month, billed yearly. Collect payments.
  4. Business. AUD$33 per month, billed yearly. Collect payments.
  5. eCommerce. Best for online stores. AUD$59 per month, billed yearly.

Free

Use a WordPress.com domain only
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Monthly
  • Free WordPress Website

Personal

Best for Personal Use
AUD$ 5 Monthly, billed annually
  • Create a personal website

Premium

Best for Freelancers
AUD$ 10 Monthly, billed annually
  • Create a personal website

Business

Best for Small Businesses
AUD$ 33 Monthly, billed annually
  • Access to more than 50,000 WordPress plugins

eCommerce

Best for Online Stores
AUD$ 59 Monthly, billed annually
  • Integrations with Top Shipping Carriers

What’s included in the Premium Plan?

  • Free Domain for One Year (all plans except the Free Plan include this)
  • Best-in-class hosting
  • Remove WordPress.com Ads
  • Ability to collect payments
  • Unlimited Email Support
  • Live Chat Support
  • Earn ad revenue
  • Upload videos
  • Google analytics integration

Questions about WordPress.com?

Should you choose WordPress.com, WordPress.org, Wix, Shopify, or Squarespace?

Please contact me – Peter – by email to hello (at) koalusdesign.com