As the popularity of WordPress continues to grow, people are starting to embrace its full potential, especially as a lightweight Content Management System (CMS).
Recently, Lynn Terry discussed converting one of her existing affiliate websites over to WordPress, which would allow her to more easily update the site, manage it from a central location, as well as the other little goodies that WordPress provides.
It’s still fairly common for many, however, to think of WordPress only as blogging software based on the majority of themes freely available. But, WordPress’ flexible theming system allows for complete customization. That means there’s no need for the website to look like a standard blog at all. Building an affiliate site powered by WordPress is a matter of creating the right theme for your needs.
Before that can happen, you’ll need to determine what the right theme for your site should be. Consider that you will have different sections of the site, like the homepage, the product listings, and the category listings, and each one will need to be taken into account.
You’ll also need to consider the type of products you’ll be adding to the site and whether they’ll have short or long descriptions, large or small images, and any other product variables that come to mind.
When you have that information laid out, then you can start mapping out the technical aspects, such as the design, required plugins, necessary template files, and how to put it all together.
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