How to Clone a Website Design for WordPress
You wake up one day and decide you want to start a clothing line. You wake up your friends, family, and co-workers and tell them your exciting news. They react with congratulations and offer their help. You say thank you but explain that you need to go away for a while to figure things out. You leave and head to your favourite coffee shop to figure things out. While sipping your morning coffee, you receive a call from a potential customer. You meet with them and quickly realize that you need a website to handle all your orders. You get excited about the idea and decide to build a website using a free WordPress platform. You begin by creating an account on the WordPress site and then start exploring the dashboard. You see a layout that you like and decide to use it as a starting point for your design.
Clone The Layout
You look for the HTML source code of the website you just visited and copy it. You then use your favourite code editor to open the code and begin making changes. You want to remove all the extra formatting and replace it with your own. You begin by changing all the heading tags to H2 tags, creating a bold font for the headings, and removing all the excess whitespace. You make several tweaks to the layout, careful not to break anything. When you’re finished, you test your work by visiting the clone website and comparing the experience online to the original. You see that everything is the same yet improved. You publish your work and begin receiving feedback from your customers. You continue making small changes to the site, ensuring everything is consistent and that the overall experience is as great as the original. You continue to improve your site and eventually grow tired of the hourly grind. You realise that there are some things you’ll never be able to perfect with your own website and decide to hire freelance designers to help you with the more intricate aspects. You continue to work with the designers you’ve hired and now use their designs as a base to build additional pages and places for your site.
Understand What You Need
Your first step in any redesign is to sit down with your team and have a serious discussion about what you are trying to achieve. You need to understand what your customers want, need, and expect. You look at your stats and see that you have a lot of interest in certain products. You decide to create a fashion blog and put your focus on the pieces you know your customers want most. You begin by narrowing your focus to the men’s clothing category and create a blog around styling various items in this range. You create a landing page for the blog where visitors can find everything they need. You test your new page and see that it’s performing well. You publish the blog and begin receiving compliments and interest in your work. You continue to grow the blog and decide to branch into other product categories. You begin to style skincare products and create a separate blog for this too. The blogs continue to grow in popularity and you decide to take your product styling to the next level by creating a store. You want to build a one-stop shop for all your customers to find exactly what they’re looking for. You begin by designing a simple and clean storefront where your customers can find what they need quickly and easily. You add photography and styling guides for each product and begin receiving praise for taking the time to educate your customers about skincare products. You continue to update and expand the store as you grow in popularity and begin receiving orders from all over the world. You hire more people to help you manage the growing workload and continue to evolve the store into a one-stop-shop for all your customers. Your customers continue to grow in size and diversity and you decide to expand to Canada and the UK. You begin by designing a simple storefront for each country and develop a local team to manage and grow each store. You hire more people to help you with the growing workload and continue to update and expand the stores as you grow in popularity. You continue to work with your teams in Canada and the UK to ensure the stores are providing a great experience for all your customers. You receive praise for the international growth and decide to take a well-deserved break.
Diversify Your Income
You wake up one day and decide that you want to expand your business. You meet with an investor and begin discussing the possibility of establishing a fashion house. The numbers seem to add up and you begin to see the vision of a beautiful, luxury fashion house. You decide to establish your fashion house in London. You hire more people and begin developing your design strategy. You begin by creating a lookbook, showing various outfits and styles you’ve created. You show your customers, clients, and investment partners your stylish yet practical approach to fashion. You discuss the importance of manufacturing standards and quality assurance. You decide to hire a coach to help you improve your leadership skills and ensure your employees are happy and inspired to help you achieve your goals. You work with your coach to develop a plan and begin to introduce changes to your employees. You work hard to ensure everyone is onboard with your plan and begin to see the results. You continue to establish your fashion house in London and expand into other cities too. You continue to improve your process and ensure the highest quality of each product. You work with your employees to ensure they are having fun and feeling appreciated. You continue to grow your fashion house, receiving praise from customers, other businesses, and the media. You decide to take a well-deserved break.
Take A Step Back
You wake up one day and decide you want to take a step back from the hustle and bustle of creating a fashion business. You look back at your accomplishments and decide that you’ve achieved a lot. You’ve created something beautiful and unique. You decide that you need to take a long break. You begin to feel guilty that you’ve put yourself in this position. You feel that you’re not qualified to step into the shoes of a business owner yet you find yourself in this position. You begin brainstorming what you could do next. You decide that you want to help other businesses find success and create a community of entrepreneurs to help each other grow and improve their businesses. You create a newsletter where you can share helpful tips and tricks for small businesses. You decide that rather than taking a step back you want to take a step forward. You decide to become a business coach, helping other businesses, entrepreneurs, and their teams to find success. You begin by training as a business coach and then set up your practice. You develop a plan and strategy with your coach and begin to see the results. You help businesses of all sizes and stages, helping them to understand the crucial elements that make up a successful business.
Start A Company
You wake up one day and decide that you want to take a step forward, putting your expertise and experience to work for you. You meet with an entrepreneur who has a business idea that seems right up your street. You establish a company with him and begin to see the results. You decide to take a well-deserved break.