Looking at a customized WooCommerce WordPress installation? Do you know the real cost? Both WordPress and WooCommerce are ‘free’, but not really. You still have to pay for the web domain, the server and … what else?

To get WordPress looking nice, we had to purchase a theme (Ultimatum Theme) and quite a few plugins. Even with coupons and free plugins, this will come to quite a lot. As we sell to many countries, we needed to buy WPML, and the lifetime deal is the best value, here is what it adds up to:

  • Domain name $10 per annum
  • Cloud based Managed VPS web hosting, a really good deal at just $30 per month
  • Ultimatum Pro theme lifetime membership, a deal from Mighty Deals at $57
  • Wordfence 3 site licence $79 per annum
  • UberMenu, with Flat Skin Pack and Conditionals extensions, single site licence $30
  • Hide My WP $22 single site licence
  • Updraft Plus Premium 2 site licence $60 for first year, additional annual costs thereafter
  • Simplemodal Login. It’s free, but I donated $10