Despite being advertised as a free platform, WordPress pricing isn’t quite that simple. Sure, you can set up a free account on WordPress.com, however, the site comes with limitations that many users will likely outgrow. Then there’s the famous, free, open source, self-hosted WordPress.org software. True, it’s free to download, but (at the very least) you must purchase a domain and hosting plan if you want your website to be available to others. Over time you will almost certainly want to purchase a premium theme, plugins, and potentially custom development or support. All of this is to say that when considering WordPress website pricing, you can’t just look at the marketing materials. That’s why in this article, we will break down the real expenses you can expect to accompany a self-hosted WordPress website.
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