Web Design

The Website Basics…

There are three basic things you need to have a website: A domain, a hosting provider and the website files.

Domain Name

A domain is the address used to access a website, for example: www.yourdomain.com.

YOU are responsible for registering your own domain with the provider of your choosing. 

Hosting Provider

Hosting refers to the space on a server where your website is stored. As of January 2017, BlackStone Studio will no longer provide hosting services.

YOU are responsible for buying a hosting package with the provider of your choosing. 

Web Hosting

Website Files

The website files are all the graphics, elements and programming scripts that make up your website online.

This is where BlackStone Studio comes in. I will install WordPress on your hosting server, set up a responsive theme and personalize it with your logo, color palette, and branding. I will create and format the pages you need, make everything look just right and teach you how to edit or add content.

Website Package Pricing

$850*

  • Install of WordPress software and general setup
  • Install of a WordPress responsive third party theme (licensed by BlackStone Studio)
  • Modifying the theme to a unique and personalized design layout with your logo and color palette
  • Format main blog page
  • Build out and format of up to 3 static pages
  • Setup of up to 1 set of navigation tabs
  • Setup of 1 basic contact form with 3 standard fields (name, email and message)
  • Setup of up to 7 free plugins to add more functionality such as SEO tools, Social Sharing, Email Subscription, etc.
  • Options to include Portfolio/Gallery/Slider
  • Options to add social media links and email marketing sign up form
  • Includes Google Analytics Integration
  • Includes 1 user tutorial on using WordPress (30 min)

Does Not Include:

  • Hosting
  • eCommerce*
  • Copywriting / Blogging
  • SEO (Search Engine Optimization services)
  • SEM (Search Engine Marketing services)
  • Stock Photography (Can be purchased through third party)

Optional (additional cost):

  • Install and setup of an alternate theme
  • Install and setup of paid or custom plugins

$1,500*

  • Install of WordPress software and general setup
  • Install of a WordPress responsive third party theme (licensed by BlackStone Studio)
  • Modifying the theme to a unique and personalized design layout with your logo and color palette
  • Format main blog page
  • Build out and format of up to 7 static pages
  • Setup of up to 1 set of navigation tabs
  • Setup of 1 contact form with up to 5 fields
  • Setup of up to 10 free plugins to add more functionality such as SEO tools, Social Sharing, Email Subscription, etc.
  • Options to include Portfolio/Gallery/Slider
  • Options to add social media links and email marketing sign up form
  • Includes Google Analytics Integration
  • Includes 1 user tutorial on using WordPress (45 min)

Does Not Include:

  • Hosting
  • eCommerce*
  • Copywriting / Blogging
  • SEO (Search Engine Optimization services)
  • SEM (Search Engine Marketing services)
  • Stock Photography (Can be purchased through third party)

Optional (additional cost):

  • Install and setup of an alternate theme
  • Install and setup of paid or custom plugins

$2,000*

  • Install of WordPress software and general setup
  • Install of a WordPress responsive third party theme (licensed by BlackStone Studio)
  • Modifying the theme to a unique and personalized design layout with your logo and color palette
  • Format main blog page
  • Build out and format of up to 12 static pages
  • Setup of up to 2 set of navigation tabs
  • Setup of 1 contact form with up to 10 fields
  • Setup of up to 15 free plugins to add more functionality such as SEO tools, Social Sharing, Email Subscription, etc.
  • Options to include Portfolio/Gallery/Slider
  • Options to add social media links and email marketing sign up form
  • Includes Google Analytics Integration
  • Includes 1 user tutorial on using WordPress (45 min)

Does Not Include:

  • Hosting
  • eCommerce*
  • Copywriting / Blogging
  • SEO (Search Engine Optimization services)
  • SEM (Search Engine Marketing services)
  • Stock Photography (Can be purchased through third party)

Optional (additional cost):

  • Install and setup of an alternate theme
  • Install and setup of paid or custom plugins
*Although WordPress websites have the capability to sell through plugins like WooCommerce, at this time I don’t install or setup that feature for clients. You can set it up on your own — but I won’t be able to provide any guidance on it. If your website will serve primarily as an online store, I usually suggest using Shopify instead of WordPress. I can help you spruce up your Shopify website theme design, but I will not setup any product details, prices, shipping information or features.

What is WordPress?

WordPress is a open-source web software that started out as a blogging tool. Over time it has expanded its functionality becoming one of the most popular CMS (content management system) for creating and managing full-featured websites. [ Learn More ]

Website Maintenance Options
BlackStone Studio does not provide free ongoing website maintenance, backups or updates. With WordPress you will have access to make updates throughout the website. You will be able to add, edit and delete content freely. However, if you prefer for me to make the updates, you can request web maintenance for an additional cost.

Month to Month Content Updates

Starts at $35*

Website content updates include text or picture updates (up to 15 images on gallery images) and minor design updates on existing content. Some Restrictions Apply.

Updates can be requested once a month. The client is billed only for the months in which updates were done. The cost is affected by the number of revisions and updates that are requested.*

Does not include: New pages, custom programming, special features, structural/design changes or blogging.

Theme Updates

Starts at $35*

Theme updates are rolled out by the third party vendor at their own discretion. Updates may include new features, compatibility changes, glitch fixes, security patches, etc. While we perform a theme update, we will check that all your website software is up to dateSome Restrictions Apply.

We highly recommend hiring us for theme updates since your website theme is personalized using a child theme and may require adjustments after the update is done.

Annual Maintenance

$135/year*

  • Monthly Theme Updates
  • Monthly WordPress core updates
  • Monthly Plugin Updates

Does Not Include:

  • Website Content Updates
  • Site Backups (It is recommended you add daily or weekly backups through your hosting provider)
  • Security Scans (It is recommended you add scanning services through your hosting provider)
  • Hosting Assistance

Some Restrictions Apply.

$200/year*

  • Monthly Theme Updates
  • Monthly WordPress core updates
  • Monthly Plugin Updates
  • Biannual Website Content Updates: includes text or picture updates (up to 15 images on gallery images) and minor design updates on existing content.

Does Not Include:

  • New pages, custom programming, special features, structural/design changes or blogging
  • Site Backups (It is recommended you add daily or weekly backups through your hosting provider)
  • Security Scans (It is recommended you add scanning services through your hosting provider)
  • Hosting Assistance

Some Restrictions Apply.

$350/year*

  • Monthly Theme Updates
  • Monthly WordPress core updates
  • Monthly Plugin Updates
  • Quarterly Website Content Updates: includes text or picture updates (up to 15 images on gallery images) and minor design updates on existing content.
  • Hosting Assistance (help contacting hosting provider and solving hosting related issues)

Does Not Include:

  • New pages, custom programming, special features, structural/design changes or blogging
  • Site Backups (It is recommended you add daily or weekly backups through your hosting provider)
  • Security Scans (It is recommended you add scanning services through your hosting provider)

Some Restrictions Apply.

Contact me for additional pricing on quotes for custom projects if none of the available packages fit your business needs.

 *Prices are subject to sales tax and may change at any time without prior notice.

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