If you’re looking to build a mobile site – whether for fitness, food, travel, or sports purposes – then you’ve probably already considered the option of using WordPress to power it. After all, the CMS (Content Management System) is one of the most popular platforms amongst web developers and designers thanks to its ease of use and the large range of free and premium themes available online.
Even if you don’t plan on charging for your mobile content, the adverts that appear on many WordPress platforms can still clog up your analytics. Not to mention the security risks that come with running a popular blog platform.
With these things in mind, it’s worth considering an alternate solution: the mobile site builder from ClickFunnels. If you’ve never heard of or used the service, you’ll probably have heard of the SaaS (Software as a Service) offering. Basically, with a tool like this, you can build a mobile site or web app with none of the hassles of handling files and hosting databases.
We’ll walk you through the steps of setting up a WordPress theme with a simulated shopping experience so you can see what it’s like to use this content creation tool. Let’s get started.
This is a basic step that needs to be taken before you start making any kind of changes to your site. You’ll need to install WordPress onto your computer. This can be done through your web browser directly from WordPress.com. You’ll see a screen like this:
As you can see, there are several options available including the LAMP stack (an abbreviation for Linux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP). You can click on this option to see more details about the software stack.
Create a Username and Password
The next thing you’ll need to do is create a username and password for your WordPress account. Remember, this is something sensitive information that you will need to keep track of. It’s a good idea to make up a strong password that contains a mixture of uppercase, lowercase, and numbers as well as some special characters – like your first name or last name. Don’t use obvious information like “password” or “admin” as your username or password. When you log in with this information, you’ll be presented with a login screen like this:
Notice that there is a small shopping cart icon below the username field. This indicates that you have items in your shopping cart when you are logged in as a WordPress user. If you click on this icon, you’ll be directed to your cart where you can review the items that you’ve recently added.
Activate and Customize Your Theme
Once you’ve logged in to WordPress as described above, you’ll see a screen like this:
This is the WordPress dashboard. From here, you can activate and customize your theme. To do this, click on the theme name in the left-hand column.
When you click on a theme name, you’ll be presented with a preview of the theme as well as options for changing the look and feel of your site. For our purposes, we’ll keep things simple and use the default option which is “Twenty Twelve”:
As you can see, there are several different options for the color scheme. If you click on the drop-down menu, you’ll see a selection of pre-made colors. Feel free to choose a color that appeals to you and then click on “Apply” to make the change.
If you’ve used WordPress in the past or plan on using the platform in the future, then it’s worth taking the time to go through the basic setup processes as described above. This will help you get the most out of the platform and protect yourself from potential pitfalls. Plus, it’s always a good idea to be safe online by taking the time to create a strong password for your WordPress account.