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Plans and Pricing

Basic

Set it up
$2850/+gst
  • WordPress Installation
  • Set-up & Configuration
  • Access to All Themes
  • Perpetual Updates
  • Access to All Plugins
  • 1wk Technical Support
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Rebuild

Start fresh
$4500+/+gst
  • WordPress Installation
  • Set-up & Configuration
  • Access to All Themes
  • Perpetual Updates
  • Access to All Plugins
  • 1wk Technical Support
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The Basic Plan

For those that are familiar with using WordPress already.

Once your web space is sorted, we’ll install the WordPress Content Management System and configure all the necessary requirements.

We’ll also install the theme of your choice and download, install and activate all the necessary Plugins.

After everything is done, we’ll hand the website over to you, and off you go!

The Beginner Plan

This is the most popular plan for the beginner webmaster.

We install the full WordPress system, apply your theme choice and install and activate all your chosen Plugins.

We will get the basic look of your website sorted and ready for you to enter your content.

After the handover, you’ll have another week of support, so you can contact us with any questions.

The Rebuild Plan

If you have an existing website that needs a facelift, we will convert it to WordPress and pull your content over.

We will rebuild your website from the ground up, and carry all your content over for you.

We will also throw in any Plugins and you can even choose a new theme if you want!

Moving to WordPress will be the best choice you’ll ever make.

This is a fluctuating price based on the amount of content in your existing site.

WordPress Management

Monthly

Quick & Easy
$29/m
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Annual

Best Value
$289/yr
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Increase Security

Updates to WordPress core, plugins, and themes often increase security by patching vulnerabilities and strengthening against attacks.

Hackers and other malicious parties watch the release notes. As soon as they learn of a vulnerability, they start exploiting it. So, you need to apply regular updates as soon as possible.

Fix Bugs

Updates to WordPress core, plugins, and themes often fix bugs that were discovered in previous versions.

Without monitoring regular updates, your website becomes instantly vulnerable once a new version is available.

Add Features

Updates to WordPress core, plugins, and themes often add new features and functionality. To take advantage of them, update!

New versions are released regularly and often sporadically. Ensure you have the latest and greatest as soon as they’re available.

Portfolio

This is the smartest, most flexible theme in our collection.

In fact, we’ve used it to build this website and suggest it over all others.

This theme is built on a strong foundation of powerful features that give you complete creative control over how you build your website. The included builder allows you to create beautiful and unique layouts visually, without touching a single line of code.

The theme is wonderfully responsive no matter how you choose to configure your website. Each and every building block will conform to your visitor’s screen, creating the most intuitive browsing experience.

No matter how you use it, and no matter how you view it, your website is going to look great.

To view more theme examples click here.

FAQ

What about web hosting?

If you have your own web space already, you will need to give us FTP and cPanel access.

Otherwise, we have an ongoing partnership with a great (and cheap!) and very reputable Australian web host, Net Virtue, with very reasonably priced plans.

We even host our own personal websites with them and have received excellent service and uptime for years!

What technical support is available?

We can guide you to an almost never-ending supply of tutorials including videos and step-by-step guides.

WordPress was created with the beginner user in mind, so these tutorials aren’t the 500+ page gibberish you may have seen before.

They can assist you with the basics of getting started, ongoing administration and content publishing all the way up to custom coding.

If your plan includes 1 week of support we can show you how to get going and draw up some step-by-step guides if needed.

Any additional support will be charged at $150/hr.

I want a different theme

If you can’t manage to find a theme you like in the list of Elegant Themes or those located on wpmudev, there is a world out there to explore.

If you find a free theme you’d prefer to use, let us know and we can apply it. If the theme you want has a price, simply factor that in to the overall cost.

We do highly suggest using Elegant Themes as they have a customised administration panel that makes updating your website a breeze.

The website you’re current browsing is an Elegant Theme!

The Quick Start plan

Our Quick Start plan is on offer for those that need a website and need it now.

The 48 hour turnaround begins from the moment the details of the contract are finalised and web hosting is accessible.

Your website will then take 2 business days to spring to life, then we’ll hand it over to you.

Additional support can be offered, of course, at additional cost depending on the requirements.

I want a slightly different plan

If, for any reason, our plans on offer don’t meet your exact requirements, just contact us and we’ll chat.

We are happy to develop a custom plan and price to suit your needs.

What about my content?

We can enter your formatted content into your new website for you.

This will be in addition to any plan selected and the cost will be determined by volume.

What about eCommerce?

Want to makes sales through your website?

We can install eCommerce and payment systems as well.

Let us know the scope of what you’re after and we’ll tailor the costs to suit your requirements.

I have another question

Got more questions? Just head over to the Contact page and drop us a message.

About us

About us and what we do

We are a team of web developers that have grown to the functionality and user friendly Content Management System that is WordPress.

We use it to build your websites, and we use it to build all of our own! At the end of this page is a video explaining WordPress in more detail.

We can help you get organised with web space if you need it, and then we’ll go to work. We install and manually configure the unseen ‘back end’ of the WordPress system and apply the visual theme of your choice. We’ll also do a basic Search Engine Optimisation process that will get you showing up in Google and other search engines. Many company’s will charge you extra for this, but we’ll do it for free! We’re just cool guys.

Once everything is running, we can put in some dummy content to show you how it should look. Otherwise, we will do a handover and you can get started with your ready-to-go new website! If you need support (and your plan includes it) we can guide you to an almost infinite list of step-by-step guides that can help with every process. Still have questions? Just send us an email!

 

“Web Cartel helped me develop a platform to showcase my DJing and audio productions. Extremely happy.”

Chris West — http://www.oxykon.com/

 

We love WordPress

At Web Cartel we really are huge fans of WordPress. We have used it for years on our personal and client websites. WordPress enhances websites in every step of the process: our users to save money by selecting beautifully designed themes, take control over their own sites (add/edit/remove content), incorporate advanced functionality (e-commerce, mapping, user submitted content, etc.) and get better search results because it is so user friendly! So much so that we decided to put together a top 10 list of reasons on why every website should be built with it (we could’ve listed more but we don’t want to bore you too much):

Easy CMS is… easy to use!

So many CMS (Content Management Systems) preach that they are the easiest to use and the most user friendly. We believe that WordPress truly is the best out there when it comes to being simple and effective. Over 74 million other WordPress users worldwide would agree. WordPress is a breeze from saving drafts, backdating posts and pages, to one click password protected publishing and in site image editing (sizing cropping and rotating) – it’s a website administrators dream. No longer do you need a degree in PHP and Graphic Design. Create new content seamlessly through the in-built text editor or copy and paste from Microsoft Word and WordPress will carry all the formatting across for you!

Security is easy with WordPress

WordPress has always bragged about its “easy to use system”.  Not only is WordPress easy to use, WordPress is also surprisingly easy to update for security and new functionality. When a new version is available, WordPress will give you an easy link for a one-click update. The same process works for any plugins you’ve installed along the way, and WordPress will always warn you when there are newer versions available.

There is a Plugin for that!

The name says it all—plugins are plentiful on WordPress, 9 times out of 10 if you need it you can usually find it in the form of a plugin. Plenty of platforms out there offer plugin functionality, but we’ve never seen a more smooth and thorough implementation than the plugin effort on WordPress. Plugins allow you to add great photo galleries, sliders, shopping carts, forums, maps, and so much more great functionality.  There’s a searchable, one-click install directory of plugins – think App Store for WordPress.

Not just easy to use, but easy to access

With a plethora of different browsers, computers and internet enabled devices out there, CMS platforms are really the only way to go. WordPress really shines in this area; not only are they compatible across every current web browser, but they are now opening up into the mobile realm—mobile blogging and website editing has never been easier! They are also much more user friendly for the end user, as they use automatic styling, meaning your site will be compatible with almost all systems and browsers, including mobile devices.

There is room to grow

With all the features we have spoken about, you will never run out of room on your site. Whether you have 5 pages or 500 pages, whether you are a humble blogger or an enterprise company selling 2,000 plus products a day WordPress can cater to your needs. WordPress is used by millions of people and organisations, from the simplest little blogs to huge brand names like the CNN, New York Times, People, Flickr, and more.

Google Loves WordPress

And the love is mutual. As WordPress is built in standard HTML and CSS practice, it is very easy for Google to read and comprehend. Furthermore, there are a range of plugins you can use to further optimise your site, but apart from the plugins, the standard CMS allows for some great features which will help your SEO, such as relinking and trackbacks. These are all easily implemented with the click of a button. Another important point is the loading time for your website. WordPress sites load much faster, allowing you to add tags for each image that you cannot do first-hand in some Content Management Systems without know HTML coding.

There is also a Theme to go with those plugins!

No matter what type of business you are, there is a predetermined theme layout that has delved into the industry and done the homework for you. There is no sense in reinventing the wheel. So many companies are starting to use themes that there is no sense in spending thousands of dollars on a custom built site that in 2 years you will want to upgrade again anyway. Custom themes are reasonably priced and can be located in many places around the web. We highly suggest Elegant Themes, and if you can manage to find a theme on their website you’re happy with, we can throw it in for free.

Super Support to go with a Super Site

There are a world of video clips and support articles; this is purely because there are so many people out there using this platform. Rest assured that if you have never touched a website editing platform before, you will be able to get the help you need! We can also offer up to a week of online support after the handover, at additional cost.

WordPress plays nice with others

WordPress integrates well with Google; Google Maps, Google Analytics,  and other Google Tools. It will also integrate with PayPal, and most Payment Gateways, as well as being Flash friendly and supporting multiple databases. You can’t get more compatible, and if someone hasn’t come up with a way to make it play nice, then rest assured, there are swarms of WordPress developers out there who are waiting for your suggestions on what you need so they can make it happen, which brings me to the most important reason of WordPress.

WordPress is OPEN SOURCE wholly and truly

Unlike other ‘free’ and ‘open source’ solutions that have hidden agendas, WordPress is completely free for you, forever. WordPress doesn’t start charging when you hit a certain size, nor does it close off any of its code to you.  This is one of the less tangible but probably most important elements of WordPress success. No fees, no nonsense. And this is the reason why so many developers have flocked to its doors to push it into being one of the most widely used Content Management Systems in the world today.

 

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