[wp-edu] looking for price comparisons to build university news site

Covello, Steve Steve.Covello at granite.edu
Tue Sep 2 21:16:15 UTC 2014

The costs can run a wide range per hour/day depending on who you ask.

There are several tiers of WP developers. In a nutshell, they are
something like this:

$35-$50/hour - Someone who can get the site up and running from scratch
using an existing theme and make some basic modifications to the theme and
$75-$100 - Can do all of the above, and can custom design and code your
site with responsive customizations from a barebones framework.
$150-$250+ - A known leader in the industry who has deep framework
knowledge and enterprise-class skills, plus e-commerce chops.

What you need is one of the first level persons to do your customizations.
Sounds to me like it is a day's work or less (or even an hour, if it's

Your description of needs is a bit broad, so it's hard to say for sure.

Thx - Steve

Steve Covello
Rich Media Specialist/Instructional Designer/Online Instructor
Chalk & Wire e-Portfolio Administrator

Granite State College
Skype: steve.granitestate
Scheduling: http://meetme.so/stevecovello

On 9/2/14 4:56 PM, "Sara Leavitt" <saral at berkeley.edu> wrote:

>Hi all,
>We just got a quote to build our news site in WordPress.  This quote
>does not include design, only the build.  We asked for some special
>logic around promoting stories to various levels of "featured," however,
>the quote is rather high.
>I'd be interested in getting some cost example from other folks who have
>hired a vendor to build their WP site.
>Thanks, Sara
>Sara Leavitt, Web Architect
>UC Berkeley Office of Public Affairs
>2200 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94720-4204
>Phone: 510 643-6163
>wp-edu mailing list
>wp-edu at lists.automattic.com

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