Join Carrie Dils for an in-depth discussion in this video Identifying requirements for this type of site, part of WordPress and Genesis DIY: Community Website.
- Requirements are the necessary elements…needed to help us achieve our goals.…They'll act as a guideline when looking…for themes and plugins,…and really help us start visualizing…a structure for our content.…For the Orange Valley Community Arts Association,…here are the requirements I've outlined.…First, we want to be able…to communicate clearly with site visitors,…so a clean, professional design is a must.…I'd also like a customizable header…that allows me to use my own logo,…as well as some built-in color schemes.…I need to be able to feature posts…and use advanced widgets to customize…both the home page and sidebar areas.…
Forums will allow membership to communicate with each other.…I need an events calendar to announce upcoming events,…and a member management system that lets me make…certain content only available to members.…With these requirements in mind,…we're ready to start adding content to our site.…
Find more courses in this series in our WordPress DIY playlist.
- Understanding your site goals
- Making a content inventory
- Choosing a theme and plugins
- Configuring the menus and layout
- Extending functionality with plugins
- Adding forums, events, and forms to your website
- Securing your site and managing spam
Skill Level Beginner
Up and Running with Genesis for WordPresswith Carrie Dils52m 21s Beginner
1. Preparing to Build a Site
2. Picking and Configuring a Theme
3. Extending Functionality with Plugins
4. Going Live
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