Case Study: PoeticFlowerX.com
A side project developed for a friend who needed a website for a blog and Ecommerce to sell Prints. I created a custom wordpress theme and a custom contact form Plugin.
With the requirements I figured using WordPress would be the best solution for this project as the main aspect was a blog. Woocommerece could be used as a e commerce solution without the monthly overhead like platforms such as Shopify
I wanted to make the website unique and also wanted to challenge myself. So instead of using a prebuilt theme. I decided to head over to the WordPress theme developer documentation and create a theme from scratch. I also needed to link set up Hosting, SMTP, WooCommerce and a contact form.
The Approach & Solution
For hosting, I decided to get a Linode cloud server using Linux, Nginx, MySQL & PHP. I did this for the following reasons:
- This was the cheaper alternative to shared hosting platforms such as Hostgator
- It allowed me to learn how to setup a webserver from scratch.
- This webserver will be used for other sites such as the site you are on now.
The client now has a fully functioning blog/eccomeerce website with their own domain and I learned a lot about how to develop WordPress themes and plugins!
Tay created my E-commerce/Blog Website. The Site is easy to use and looks amazing! I finally have a place to sell my merchandise instead of using Instagram DMs or paying monthly fees for Shopify.
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