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  • #4147

    Sandra Allon
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    Hi guys, I’m wondering if one of you has like a ‘roadmap’/to do list for building a website (so you won’t forget anything)

  • #4148

    Stella Reynolds
    Member

    First

    • #4149

      Debra Fuller
      Member

      I snorted, is this still a thing?

    • #4150

      Debra Fuller
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      I just used it to follow the post lol

    • #4151

      Debra Fuller
      Member

      Just click the “notify me of new comments” link like a civilised person.

    • #4152

      Debra Fuller
      Member

      Never lol

  • #4153

    Gary Griffiths
    Member

    Cross-posted

  • #4154

    Gary Griffiths
    Member

    This would be great for the learning curve…

  • #4155

    Gary Griffiths
    Member

    There are some on Google, you will find them if you did a search

    • #4156

      Kara Corr
      Member

      Yes that be true but personally as a newbie I value recommendations from established folk with lots of experience.

  • #4157

    Kara Corr
    Member

    My experience comes from trying, Google and YouTube were not around when I started.

  • #4158

    Kara Corr
    Member

    The Astra theme blog has one – https://wpastra.com/website-launch-checklist/

    • #4159

      William Trimble
      Member

      Appreciated 🙂 I have realised something, I got to where i am through many articles and videos.

      I did not save and make a library out of what i learned as I was not aware that the practices (and order of doing things) were the best but we plod on and learn from trying and failing.

      what i would love to have is each step (like step 1 install WP 2, install all plugins, 3 build navbar header, 3 create sections (order of layout styling a good one) so on and so forth… I feel the need to have this for pure organising and building good design step habits..

      I have only done one website and now this is where i feel I failed. I want it to be second nature.. Hope that makes sense.

  • #4160

    William Trimble
    Member

    Every one has there own methods, I would create your own based on how you like to do things, and you can add to it over time as you do more.

    What’s the link to the website you built?

    • #4161

      William Trimble
      Member

      I have PM’d you

  • #4162

    Roelof Kramer
    Member

    That would be so cool to have from someone you know and trust.

  • #4163

    Roelof Kramer
    Member

    Yep.
    1. I copy my boilerplate installation from my Backup Folder to my Development Folder. This includes my basic plugins (ACF, CF7, WP Migrate DB).
    2. Rename the folder the same name as the project. xxx.com/projectname
    3. Create a new DB and Edit the config file with the DB name (user and pass on all dev sites are the same as there is 1 user with access to all DB’s).
    4. Edit the style.css file with the new Project Name so the theme matches the name of the project.
    5. Edit the screenshot.png file with the name of the project.
    6. Run the install.
    7. Add the required template files and functionality that are outside of the core WP install. Including taxonomies and post types
    8. Add the sitemap and ACF fields (if required).
    9. Add the content.
    10. Run the WP and Plugins Updates.
    11. Add themes and plugins to GitHub.
    12. Migrate the site up to the server
    13. Install WP Pusher to the live site and link the plugins and themes from GitHub.

    Something like that anyway.

  • #4164

    Roelof Kramer
    Member

    Gotta love WP Pusher though.

  • #4165

    Alexandra Gorman
    Member

    A few days ago, I created a new group for WordPress Project Management and I am in the process of developing a WordPress Development Life-cycle. If you’d like to join our group, here is a link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/WordPressPM/

    • #4166

      Alexandra Gorman
      Member

      Why spam this page with that tho

    • #4167

      Alexandra Gorman
      Member

      I don’t think this qualifies as spam since what he appears to be looking for a is a project plan (to-do list) to make sure you don’t forget anything. That’s also the purpose of a development life-cycle. My post was in direct response to his question so I’m pretty sure it doesn’t qualify as spam.

  • #4168

    Alexandra Gorman
    Member

    Having only started website design last month, I’m still creating and fine-tuning my “road map” for that.

    But for the core parts of my business (consulting, CRO, and copy-writing) then I already have them mapped out as much as possible.

    I use frameworks for the big picture view so I can quickly start to come up with a strategy and explain the process to the client.

    Then I use systems, essentially recipes for the strategies and tactics, for the implementation.

    Finally I use checklists when I’ve finished to make sure I’ve not forgotten anything.

    And I’d highly recommend doing something similar and starting asap. It’ll make your life much easier, reveal gaps in your knowledge, save time, ensure you don’t miss anything out, and help you deliver a more consistent and polished finished product.

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