The 6 Step Process of Designing a WordPress Site

Quality web design is much more than building a website, and having a step-by-step approach to web design projects shows all the work and skill involved in developing a successful online presence.

In this post, we’ll break down the website design process into 6 steps.

Discover

The Discover phase of the web design process is all about information-gathering. This step is important for you to understand more about your industry, target market and customers. Do a lot of research in order to have clear ideas.

Plan

Just like information-gathering, the planning step of website design is a critical part of launching a new website. Planning is the most creative part of a project. But, ultimately, research and planning will help clarify your objectives for the website and guide your design, so spend a generous amount of time in this stage of the process.

During the planning phase, you’ll want to review or create an SEO strategy for the website. Since websites often organize lots of information into a user-friendly format, this is also a good time to get an idea of missing content before you start designing anything. The planning phase also helps clients understand their role in meeting deadlines with content so the launch process isn’t held up.

Design

The third step of the web design process is to design how the website will look.

There are basically two main ways of building a WordPress site: You can either take a ready-made theme and modify it, or you can build the actual structure from the ground up.

Design should accommodate content. Website content is the number one thing you want viewers to notice.

Use the Design step to finalize the overall look of the website choosing colors, typography, and imagery. Confirm the design with before moving on to any development.

Develop

In the Develop step, the website design is translated to actual code that makes the website work. This stage can be the most lengthy.

The basic steps of website development include:

  • Install WordPress
  • Install a WordPress theme.
  • Install a WordPress plugin.

Launch

Finally, it’s time to launch the website. Since there are so many steps involved in launching a website, it’s a good idea to use a checklist to make sure you haven’t missed a step.

Maintain

Website maintenance is important for the long-term health and success of a website.

WordPress maintenance service includes the following necessary actions to keep a WordPress site running smoothly:

  • WordPress Updates
  • Theme and Plugin Updates
  • WordPress Backups
  • WordPress Security
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