I have been playing with WordPress for a few years, and experimenting quite a bit lately here, on Mobati, and elsewhere. Sure WordPress is a great platform for blogging, but its also great for developers and designers to build custom CMS based solutions for standard websites.There are no real guides out there to aid in the process, its kind of a trial and error thing if you aren’t a hardcore developer or WP designer. And as designers, we really want a custom designed solution, but how do we know which pieces of the code we have to leave in, in order for WordPress not to break?I have just started the tedious task of documenting and building out a development guide that will walk everyday WordPress users and designers through what to look at when building a custom solution. I am planning on releasing this WordPress theme development guide for designers before the summer time. I know, its quite a while, but you never know, it might come early. Stay tuned.
Getting hooked up with your own domain name it cheap-o. Companies like GoDaddy offer names as low as $6.95 for .com’s, so there is no longer an excuse not to grab one up to add to your own personal brand strategy. Not only is it pretty cheap to accomplish, its also an innovative idea tomove the whole family under a unique domain.The importance of personal brand identity for your online strategy is important. Its like having a personal business card. After all, your HotJohnnyBoy1306@AOL.com isn’t all that hot when its stamped on your resume. Now, Johnny@LastName.com thats hot. So what do you need to get started? An available domain name and web hosting.The 3 simple steps:
- Do a quick search to see if your domain is available. You should try and stick with the more common country specific or standard extensions like .com, .net, .org, .ca, .us, or .co.uk.
- Sign up for an account with a domain name register like GoDaddy or DomainsAtCost, and register your domain choice.
- If you want a website or blog, you can always forward your domain to free services like WordPress, or Blogger. After that, worry about getting some custom web hosting.
There you have it. Nothing to it. Go register your custom domain name now!Stay tuned for “Your Domain, what to do next”.