Recently, I was browsing some webmaster forums, where I had discovered that a lot of people were asking how to start a website like Craigslist?
And as usual, people generally come up with suggestions like “you should learn web design,” “learn HTML or PHP,” and the best of all “you’ll need thousands of dollars to make a website like Craigslist, go live!
Let me tell you one thing, this is 2015 and you don’t need to learn code (of course, it’s always good to learn how to code, you can do it side by side) and wait for the next 3-6 months to create your own version of Craigslist. Instead, with robust CMS like WordPress, you can create just any kind of content websites.
There are already a lot of pre-ready solutions available on the web to create a turn-key business, with sites like Craigslist.
We all are aware of the benefits with the faster website, and how adding a CDN service literally adds wings to your existing WordPress site. A Content Delivery Network, reduces your website load time, many folds, additionally it also reduces the load on your server, by serving the static content from the nearby POP locations. Everything seems good, but, the real problem arises with the integration of a CDN service into your WordPress site. The issue is that a majority of the CDN service providers doesn’t offers their native WordPress plugins to integrate their services with your WordPress sites, which leads you to use a third-party plugins, such as W3 Total Cache and WP Super Cache, to do the same.
Unless you’ve created a child theme for your WordPress blog, nothing is more frustrating than to lose all your theme customization, whenever you update your existing WordPress theme. Every time, when we install a new theme on our blog, we are always keen to add a change or two in the theme design or functionality.
In my early days with WordPress, I had little to no knowledge on how to create a child theme for my WordPress site, in fact, I don’t even know what the heck is a child theme, and what it has to do with my existing theme.
WordPress always amazes me, each day with its countless abilities that allows anyone to transform it into any niche site. You can use WordPress as a CMS for just any niche out there, and the most interesting part is that you think it, and there’s a theme already available for that.
Since, quiet few times, I’ve been using Freelance services, on various sites like Freelancer.com, Odesk.com, ELance.com, Guru.com and many more to hire freelancers for small works such, plugin development, writing any custom script, app development, logo designing etc.
Most of the time, I end up with hiring an affordable expert, who does what he promises and that too, within a per-defined deadline. Bingo! that’s easy, hassle free and most likely would cost you far lesser than hiring any full-fledged dedicated firm, and top of all delivers nearly same or even higher quality of final work.
Faster site, is the key to success on the web, and it greatly improves the overall experience on your site, be it snappy browsing feel for your visitors, ability to serve more ads, higher Google search rankings and if you’re running a WordPress based store or selling something online then it genuinely boosts your conversions. Overall it totally does everything good to your site.
CDNs – Content delivery networks are considered to be the “one-shot solution” to instantly turbocharge your website for speed. Typically, when it comes to WordPress people without a doubt recommends MaxCDN, and yes it’s one of the best and easy to use CDN to charge your WordPress blog. But, there are also some other wonderful CDNs to arm your WordPress for speed, such as Amazon CDN CloudFront, it’s the World’s second most popular CDN network, after Akamai (Earlier, Amazon was used to use Akamai, for their e-Commerce site when CloudFront was launched in 2008.)
WordPress eCommerce plugins are the new buzz word amongst online entrepreneurs nowadays, as more and more people are preferring WordPress as the primary platform to launch their first online store. The reason behind is, powerful and easy to use WordPress when combined with any free yet full featured WordPress eCommerce plugins, it becomes real easy to make your small online business live with few hundred to thousands products listed. These WordPress based online store are perfect for those online T-shirts stores, fashion boutiques, music stores, images stores, WordPress theme stores, and handicrafts etc.