I’ve been working on creating digital products as a form of income stream. Because of that major hack about a month or two ago where sites like Etsy, Twitter, etc. were inaccessible, got me thinking more about security. I still wanted to launch my shop but wanted to do it as secure as possible and without an SSL certificate, I chose to use a third-party site (Selz) that does provided protection.
This means that you can make purchases from my shop with your credit/debit card and everything will be encrypted. However, my future plans include running everything from my own site using WooCommerce as my shopping cart. My previous theme is WooCommerce ready but I just wasn’t inspired enough to make any customization, so I decided to make a switch for 2017.
I decided on using the Pretty Creative Child Theme developed by Pretty Darn Cute Designs and here’s why it fits the bill for me.
- Build on the Genesis framework, which I love working with
- WooCommerce Ready
- Mobile Ready
- Simple white/black/gray color palette which are colors that already apart of my color palette
So over a few posts I will be taking you behind the scenes of this blog’s redesign. I have mapped out the first two phases.
Phase 1: Changing the Primary Menu and Footer Section to my Brand Colors, Redo the following pages: Contact, About, Blog, & Shop
Phase 2: Redesign the sidebar layout and setup Opt-in Offer
By sharing my process, I’m hoping it will inspire you to stop procrastinating when it comes to getting your site up. Get the important parts up. It doesn’t have to be pretty just functional so you can start making money.
Over time you can work on it more and make it pretty and perfect. Last tip, once you have it were you want it do not touch it. Focus on your creating your content, marketing, etc. You can make tweak here and there if you find out that something isn’t working correctly.