If you are a photographer, and if you are exploring the internet in order to find the best platform for your photography business, after some time of research you will find yourself in big dilemma what to choose, Squarespace, Smugmug, WordPressor Zenfolio.
It is very hard decision , especially if you have limited budget and time. In this article I will give you several good reasons from my point of view, why I decided to use WordPress – Elementor plug in for my web site.
If you want to find the best way to present your photography work, together with the business part, you are definitely on the right place.
What is WordPress, and what is Elementor
Before I start, I want to explain to you in short the difference between Word Press and above mention platforms.
WordPress is open source platform for creating websites. If you want to develop a website, apart from WordPress, you will need a server to host your site. Some of the best Hosting companies (Hostgator, BlueHost, FatCow, HostPapa etc…).
Elementor is free page builder that allows you to create a beautiful WordPress sites in the easiest and quickest way. Apart from the free version, you have option to buy a Pro version, which allows you to create really beautiful photography website. The interface is very friendly; they are using latest technology since plug-in has been launched in 2016. In the table below you can find what pro features brings you pro version, beside free.
Price and possibilities for website developing
In the table below, you can compare the price of the 3 most popular online page builders.
Most popular package
(35,4 usd (BlueHost + 49 Elementor Plugin, with free domain)
|Features||This is a package which doesn’t include all features for developing your site. Package that lets you using all features costs 216 usd per year.||Package doesn’t allows you all features, if you want them, you have to switch to advanced package, that will cost you 360 usd/year.||This option is much cheaper in compare with others, and it allows you all features to develop your website.|
It is not very hard to conclude that WordPress together with Elementor plug-in, is the cheapest solution, but it is not just being just the cheapest, it gives you possibility to create very fast pages, you can create headers, footers, blog page, online store, and many more in few clicks ….
There is only one precondition for using the Elelementor. You must have a basic knowledge of WordPress, but ones you install theme and plugins, you will be able to develop your pages very fast. You can find a lot of step by step tutorials, on how to install WP.
With above mention page builders (SquarePlace and Zenfolio) you will save a time in the begging, but have in mind that price difference in insignificant, and that for the medium price package you will not get all features you need.
With online page builders like SquarePlace, Zenfolio or Wix, you will need less time on the begging. They are very user friendly; you can build pages very fast.
With WP – Elementor you will need to invest more time in the beginning to install WordPress, themes and plugins, but less funds, taking in consideration the price difference shown in the table above. Elementor also offers much more features for less funds, and after installation, page building is real enjoyment.
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