How to Make a WordPress Website Look Like a Table
WordPress is the world’s #1 content management system and is used by millions of websites across the globe. WordPress makes it easy to create and manage a website completely from the ground up with just a few clicks of the mouse. What’s more is WordPress offers a wealth of free tools that make building a website an enjoyable and affordable experience for any aspiring or existing webmaster.
WordPress is incredibly flexible. Nearly any type of website can be created using the CMS and thousands of plugins available for free. The most popular and versatile plugin for WordPress is the Custom Header plugin, which is what we’ll be using in this tutorial to build a minimalist and elegant WordPress website.
Why Use a WordPress Website?
WordPress is incredibly popular amongst webmasters for a reason. It’s the perfect balance of power and flexibility. As a webmaster, you have everything you need within the software and only need to pay for hosting and domain names.
If you’re looking to create a website for your personal use, then you can get very creative with the design and use any type of template you want. However, if you’re looking to create a business or brand website, then you’ll want to use a proven and trusted platform such as WordPress.
Building a Minimalist WordPress Website
In today’s world, the term’minimalist’ has taken on a whole new meaning. Essentially, a minimalist website is designed to have the least content possible without losing any of the effectiveness of the design. When we build a website, we always want to ensure that each element on the page serves a purpose and doesn’t just exist to fill up space. This is why we need to focus on what is important and make sure that the excess is taken care of by a designer or developer.
When we build a WordPress website, one of the first things we usually do is install and configure the WordPress theme we choose. After we have everything configured, we start making content.
The Custom Header plugin makes it easy to add a header image to our site. When a visitor arrives at our site, they’ll see the header image before the rest of the content.
In addition to installing and configuring the Custom Header plugin, let’s install and activate the Spacious plugin so that we can fully utilize the 12 column layout instead of the traditional 9 columns that are usually used in WordPress.
Once we have everything configured and installed, we can start making entries. To add a little spice to our blog, let’s add some sample posts to the site. To create these posts, we’ll use the WordPress Triggers plugin. This plugin allows us to set certain triggers such as ‘Subscribers’, ‘Registered Users’, and ‘Last Updated’ to initiate new posts of content.
Triggers can be set to fire anytime a user or group subscribes, registers, or updates their account with our website. The benefit of using this plugin is that new content can be published automatically as soon as it’s been created without needing to manually schedule the posts by adding them to a blog schedule.
The Evolution Of Online Stores
Back in the day, people bought things online because there was no other option. However, in today’s world, people are switching to online stores to find whatever they want because they have other options. For example, people who live in Australia can’t necessarily buy what we sell online because they don’t have the options available to them. Nevertheless, they might find our product and like it enough to seek it out elsewhere or try our competitor’s products instead (if they even know what those are).
In this case, we would need to manually go through each product to find their individual URL and add it to their cart. Not only is this a lot of work, but if we’re adding more than a few products to their cart, it’s going to be a total nightmare trying to keep track of each product’s individual URL.
With online shopping, it’s all about the options given. If a product isn’t sold somewhere near where you are, then there’s usually another option. For instance, if we’re in Sydney and the product isn’t sold in Sydney, then we can choose to ship it from another state or even another country. In cases like this, customers have even more options and that’s a good thing.
Using Images Effectively
When it comes to designing a website, we always want to make sure that the images we use are going to complement the text on the page and give the page an immersive visual appeal. A cluttered page with a lot of texts and images looks terrible even if the text and images are all high-quality.
In addition to giving the page an immersive visual appeal, images can also be used to grab the attention of the reader. In cases where an image isn’t working for you, you can always choose another one. In some cases, you might even need to create your own image and add it to your site.
Building A Better Blog With WordPress
One of the things that make WordPress great is that it is extremely flexible and allows for a lot of customization. This is great for users and even better for webmasters who can take full advantage of the platform and create a blog that suits their needs. In addition to being highly customizable, WordPress offers an abundance of free tools that make it easy to build a blog from scratch with just a few clicks of the mouse.
WordPress is a great blogging platform because it’s easy to use and allows for a lot of versatility. Not only that, but it also offers a wealth of free tools that make building a blog a quick and easy process. Whether you’re looking to create an online store that sells fashion accessories or want to start a blog to document your travels or passion for cooking, you’ll find the perfect WordPress theme and plugins to suit your needs.