WordPress is not as perfect as a web development platform, especially when working with clients. That’s why we need to adopt a certain approach if we want to make them happy.

There are various elements and processes that make some WordPress builds a way better, simpler, and more effective than the others.

But the funny thing is that, as it turns out, putting together a great WordPress site isn’t actually that difficult once you know and understand one of the working processes.

So what I want to show you today is exactly one of those processes – the approach you can take to build a great WordPress site from top to bottom, and in a way that your clients will love.

  1. Steal
  2. Understand what the client needs
  3. Get the right set of tools
  4. Design or modify
  5. Use some plugins
  6. Content Creation

Step-1: Steal

Note. Don’t ever steal the results of anyone’s work; including code, graphics, brand identity, names, stuff like that.

Again, this is about stealing ideas only. And even though you might be kind of “I don’t know” about this, let me just say that stealing ideas is the most common design practice off them all.

The fact is that an idea in itself has no value. It’s the execution that matters. You can easily have 10 people start with the same idea, and they will inevitably end up with 10 different results. Don’t be afraid to steal ideas. If you see something that resonates with you, steal it and be done with it.

Step-2: Understand what the client needs

The problem is that trying to understand your client’s point of view is not easy. In some cases, it can take quite some time before you break through the surface and discern your customers’ real needs. It’s not always easy.

Once you know what you want to achieve (which should be just one main thing and not 5-10 different things, by the way) then you can continue to build the whole site around it.

Step-3: Get the right set of tools

WordPress isn’t just for blogging. It’s a full-fledged CMS and undoubtedly a strong platform for developers. But the world of related trends and tools can be exhaustive when you just need a solid solution real fast.

Building themes, plugins, and applications in WordPress requires a variety of tools that help with development. In this article, we take a look at the best tools available for devs. They’re broken up by category for easier navigation.

Some of the useful tools are:

  1. Plugin and Theme Development Tools
  2. Theme Check
  3. Monster Widget
  4. RTL Tester

Step-4: To Design or Modify

To design or to modify – that is the question? There are basically two main ways of building a WordPress site: You can either take a ready-made theme and modify it here and there or you can build the actual structure from the ground up.

Building themes, plugins, and applications in WordPress requires a variety of tools that help with development. In this article, we take a look at the best tools available for devs. They’re broken up by category for easier navigation.

Step-5: Use some plugins

Wondering which plugins to install on your WordPress blog? But not sure which of the thousands of plugins you need?

No problem. I’ve got you covered! But a quick note first: “Must-have” plugins don’t really exist. It’s the type of plugin that is essential.

And because what qualifies as a “must-have” is somewhat subjective, I’ll label some plugins with “optional.” that you may not need, but it would be good to have to depend on your needs.

Step-6: Content Creation

Planning and developing your website’s content can be a difficult task. Whether you have three pages or 100, deciding what content to place on your site is crucial to its overall success. Content not only includes the written copy but images, charts, or downloadable files as well.

Making sure that you have the right content for your users and collaborating with others in your business can be hard. A little planning and strategy that includes these five steps will make it much easier.

  1. Evaluate your current copy
  2. Determine your target audience
  3. Use sitemap as copy blueprint
  4. Collaborate with Others
  5. Set Deadlines