Customising osCommerce is as simple as customising WordPress. Admin panel is really user-friendly. I’ve added few categories and for each category added one product, that is: swimwear, cap, googles and training aid.
There are a lot of things to change in WordPress. First thing is template. I’m not a graphic designer, so I’ve used free theme called iFeature created by CyberChimps. I’ve chosen it, because it is clear and simple. There is already social media feed (Facebook, Tweeter, Google+, YouTube) integrated with this theme, but I’m using only Facebook. I had to change few more things in this theme:
- Created new logo.
- Added Meta Elements to get higher Google position.
- Rearranged widgets.
- Added disclaimer.
To increase functionality of the website I’ve added two plugins:
It allows me to insert code into the post with nice syntax highlighting.
- Google Analyticator
It integrates my website with Google Analytics.
It is really easy to install WordPress and there are different ways of doing it:
- Using command prompt:
- download WordPress straight to your filestore,
- extract file,
- change permission,
- change config file using command prompt editor.
- Using “M: Drive”:
- download WordPress onto your computer,
- extract it,
- copy WordPress to your M: Drive,
- change permission using PuTTY (It’s not possible to change permission on Windows without any special tools!)
- change config file using Notepad or other editor.
Some Web Servers are using FTP. In that case, installing WordPress will be different and slower, because we have to use FTP Client and it’s not possible to download WordPress straight onto your server.