In what some are calling the most expensive website in South African history, and the most expensive WordPress website ever built, the new South African government is shelling out millions for what I might have bid ten to fifteen thousand to build.
If you’re thinking government corruption then you would be correct. There were two other bids for the job which were “more reasonable” but the one who won the multi-million dollar contract was a business owner who had done other work for the South African government. I would imagine someone in the government’s procurement department is enjoying his new yacht.
This Most Expensive WordPress Site Is Good, But Not That Good
For $15 Million you would think you would be getting a custom website, but Cherry Online Design, whose name is on the site, used a $40 premium WordPress theme as a starting point for their design. The theme used can be seen here. That certainly says a lot about WordPress premium theme developers when a company chooses one for such a high profile website.
Also, for $15 Million you would think you would be getting a website that has been reviewed for mistakes but just watch the picture slider at the top and you will eventually see a slide with a big mistake.
More about this website here.