Addressing a hidden cost

A Black visually impaired man reading at homed beside a lush plant.

A custom build for a WordPress website often involves the use of paid plug-ins for the site to operate properly.  This is a reasonable expense and designers aren’t doing anything wrong by using them and then expecting clients to pay the extra cost.  But when you have agreed the cost to build your site, you might not have factored in the additional expenditure.

When negotiating the cost to build your website, you should ask the developer how much the plug-in renewals will cost you. Remember to allow for currency exchange rates.

The platform’s website and online services use several such plug-ins and we have a few bills coming up to renew the licenses on those plug-ins.  We are factoring in those expenses into our current grant applications.  When members of the platform commission their own websites they should also factor in that additional cost.

We will also be including the cost of plug-in renewals into our operational budget.  Such expenses are the cost of doing online business in the Twenty-First Century.

A custom build for a WordPress website often involves the use of paid plug-ins for the site to operate properly.  This is a reasonable expense and designers aren't doing anything wrong by using them and then expecting clients to pay the extra cost.  But when you have agreed the cost to build your site, you might not have factored in the additional expenditure. When negotiating the cost to build your website, you should ask the developer how much the plug-in renewals will cost you. Remember to allow for currency exchange rates. The platform's website and online services use several such plug-ins and we have a few bills coming up to renew the licenses on those plug-ins.  We are factoring in those expenses into our current grant applications.  When members of the platform commission their own websites they should also factor in that additional cost. We will also be including the cost of plug-in renewals into our operational budget.  Such expenses are the cost of doing online business in the Twenty-First Century.

Related Reading

Previous

NEXT

Leave a Reply

Other News

Profiled Story

A disabled woman in a wheelchair with coloured hair at the beach looking out thoughtfully over the surf.

Outreach to politicians

Earlier Stories

Related News Tags