WordPress v Google Sites

You can create a very visual and professional-looking website using Google Sites in a day but if you need something more complicated then WordPress allows for more customization.

Costs and timescale

WordPress is more complicated to set up so you need fairly good computer skills, Google Sites is ready to use by visiting sites.google.com/new or via Google Drive there is an option to create a website.

Hosting for Google Sites is free and you can find WordPress hosting for around £50 per year.

Domain names start at around £10 per year.

If you require a web developer for part or all of the site build our hourly rate is £20 per hour.

Timescale and cost for a typical 5-page website

10 hours for Google Site 5 page website (£200)

20 hours for a WordPress 5 page website (£400)

Cost summery

Google SitesWordPress
Domain name£10/year£10/year