Online business is currently in demand by many people, perhaps because this activity can be done anywhere and does not require special time like formal work usually, is more flexible to run and can earn additional income. Creating an online store is one way we can do it, an online store can be a place for us to offer goods for sale, but it can also be a means of directly interacting with buyers and custom software development services. There are so many ways that we can do to create an online store, one of which is using a wordpress CMS.
Why Use WordPress?
WordPress is a content management system that allows us to create a website page that can be used for various purposes, one of which is creating an online store. WordPress uses a storage media system or MySql database, this database will be automatically installed when we install wordpress for the first time on cpanel, there is a database name column and database settings, once in the process we have installed wordpress and the database at once.
SEO (search engine optimizations) is one of the strategies that we will later apply to get many customers, this is the same as marketing science in the real world. A CMS is very influential on the power of SEO which will be given, in several forums and topics of conversation about cms that are seo friendly, many people say that wordpress is the best, as said by Ryan Kent (Founder & CEO v. Vitopian SEO)
Based on your description I would recommend WordPress. It is the most popular CMS in the world, has a few good SEO plugins, and requires less knowledge to get going with then other app making softwares. As with any software, the more you know the more you can do with it.
I should also add WordPress is primarily blog software but you can do other things with it. Other CMS software such as Joomla and Drupal offers more functionality, but they are significantly more complex.
Those words were quoted in a conversation held by Moz.com with the question “What is the best SEO friendly CMS platform?” As we know, Moz.com is one of the sites that provides several seo tools and updated seo reviews.
WordPress is said to be the best because there are several facilities provided, one of which is a plugin, the plugins here are generally developed by other organizations or software companies outside of wordpress, and lots of plugins are made to support the SEO of a website, so we just have to choose the best one and then we install it in wordpress we.
How to Install WordPress As an Online Store
Make sure you have previously purchased web hosting and a domain that we will install wordpress as our online store, if you have you just follow the steps below until it becomes an online store website that you want.
- Login to your CPanel, and choose the wordpress logo in the bottom column in the Scripts category, after that click install and a form appears partially filled with data, you just need to edit the In Directory, Admin User, Admin Password, and Admin Email sections and it support services company. In Directory needs to be edited if you want to use the root directory, which means if anyone accessing will go directly to your website page, the way is to simply delete the wp text in the In Directory column. After that, fill in the admin user and password as you want, it's for the sake of logging in to your wordpress, and don't forget to also enter your email.
- After wordpress is installed you need to change the appearance of the website or online store template as you wish. You can look for free online store templates or premium ones. For free online store templates, it is usually difficult to find because online stores require a slightly different appearance from the usual website, additional pages such as shopping cart, shipping costs, and payment confirmation are needed. One alternative is to spend a little money to buy a premium online store template , usually a premium online store template has more complete facilities, all of which have been provided by the template developer.
- After everything is installed, all you need to do is fill out the website with your selling items, and don't forget to also add some information related to the online business process you are running, such as how to shop, payment methods, payment accounts and so on. After that you just apply an online marketing marketing strategy, this strategy is often called a seo strategy.
Some of the brief descriptions above are some basic understanding and how to create an online store with wordpress, as I said before wordpress is one of the best and most popular content management systems in the world. WordPress is regularly updated and updated to the latest version by completing the previous deficiencies.