WordPress: Build a commercial work display website in one hour

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Build a commercial work display website in one hour: WordPress practical guide

In the digital age, having a professional website to showcase your business work is crucial for photographers, designers or other creative workers. But how to build such a website quickly and efficiently? Today, we will take you to appreciate the charm of WordPress and allow you to complete the construction of a commercial work display website within one hour.

1. Preparation work

First of all, we need to make it clear: WordPress is not only a blogging platform, but also a powerful content management system (CMS). It supports a wide range of plug-ins and themes, making it easy to create websites of various styles. Before you start, make sure you have your domain name and server ready.

2. Install WordPress

Next, we will install WordPress via Docker. Docker is an open source application container engine that allows developers to package their applications and dependencies into a portable container and then publish them to any popular Linux machine. With Docker, we can easily run WordPress locally or on a server.

  1. Install Docker Desktop

Depending on your operating system (Windows, Mac, or Linux), download and install Docker Desktop. After the installation is complete, log in to your Docker Hub account (if you don't have one, please register one first).

  1. Configure Docker Compose

Docker Compose is a tool for defining and running multi-container Docker applications. We will use this to define WordPress and the services it requires (such as databases). Create a docker-compose.yml file and configure WordPress and MySQL services in it.

  1. Start WordPress service

In the terminal, navigate to the directory containing the docker-compose.yml file and execute the docker-compose up -d command to start the WordPress service. This will automatically download the required images and create the container.

3. Configure the website

Once the WordPress service is started, we can access the website through a browser and configure it.

  1. Access the installation interface

Enter your domain name or server's IP address in the browser, plus WordPress's default port number (usually 80 or 443), to enter the WordPress installation interface.

  1. Choose a language

Select your preferred language (such as Simplified Chinese) and click "Continue".

  1. Configure website information

Enter information such as your site's title, administrator username and password, and select an email address to receive notifications. Click "Install WordPress" when finished.

  1. Log in to the management background

After the installation is complete, click the "Login" button to enter the WordPress management background. Here you can manage your site’s content, appearance, plugins, and more.

4. Customized website

To make your website more personal, we can do some customization.

  1. Select theme

In the WordPress management background, click "Appearance" -> "Theme" and choose a theme that suits your website style. You can also upload a custom theme or purchase a professional theme.

  1. Import demo content

Many themes provide demo content to help you quickly build a beautiful website. On the theme's demo page, find the option to import demo content and follow the prompts.

  1. Add portfolio

As a commercial work display website, adding a portfolio is essential. In WordPress, you can use custom post types or pages to showcase your portfolio. You can also add categories, tags, and other features to organize your work.

  1. Optimize performance

In order to improve the loading speed and user experience of your website, you can perform performance optimization on WordPress. For example, using caching plug-ins, compressing images, optimizing databases, etc. can all improve website performance.

5. Release and promotion

The final step is to publish your website on the Internet and promote it.

  1. Configure domain name resolution

If your server uses a public IP address, you need to resolve the domain name to that IP address. This usually requires configuring DNS records at the domain name registrar.

  1. Apply for an SSL certificate

In order to ensure the security of the website, it is recommended that you apply for an SSL certificate and enable the HTTPS protocol for the website. You can apply for a free SSL certificate from cloud service providers such as Alibaba Cloud and configure it on the server.

  1. Promotion website

Once your website is built and published on the internet, you can start promoting it. Attract target audiences to visit your website and showcase your work through social media, SEO optimization, content marketing, etc.

Through the above steps, you can build a professional commercial work display website within an hour. Of course, this is just a starting point, and you can further customize and optimize the website according to your needs. Good luck!

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