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Can wordpress meet my needs? (4 posts)

  1. moshelazaros
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I need to build a website for a company, not my company, a client. He needs a simple informational web site. It doesn't need shopping cart/checkout or anything complicated. The main purpose is to list products that they manufacture for customers to view. Afterwards their customers order via telephone/fax.
    The business owner needs full access to update the site. Preferably he should have the ability to create additional users. The main function is to add products. There will be a side menu on every page of the site linking to a separate page for each product category (they have a lot of products). He wants to be able to edit the order of how the products appear within each category's page (i.e. not necessarily should they be in order of newest-oldest or a-z). He also wants to have the ability to change the order of the product categories on the menu.
    I also need to create a form for the "contact us" page and leave control to him of where they are sent to (in others words he can change the e-mail address). There should also be an efficient, working, and normal-looking product search engine for the page (not those cheap kinds that bring you to a new, different-looking site for the search results).
    I am new to wordpress and my only experience with it is playing around on wordpress.com. However, I understand that the normal wordpress software which you install on your own hosting gives you much more control over the website? Please if anyone can answer if worpress can meet these needs, and if so how do I start. Do I need certain plugins? If yes, which and how do I install them. Thanks in advance.

  2. Pinoy.ca
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    In a nutshell, Yes WordPress can be used for your client's needs, though you will need a programmer to write the side menu.

    > The business owner needs full access to update the site.

    Check.

    > Preferably he should have the ability to create additional users.

    Check. Wait, do you need roles, permissions and auditing? If so, you need a programmer to write some code to enforce them.

    > The main function is to add products.

    Each product will be a "Page".

    > There will be a side menu on every page of the site linking to a separate page for each product category (they have a lot of products). He wants to be able to edit the order of how the products appear within each category's page (i.e. not necessarily should they be in order of newest-oldest or a-z). He also wants to have the ability to change the order of the product categories on the menu.

    You need a programmer for this. The complexity of his job depends on how intuitive or easy to want this rearranging done. The term for this in WP circles is "custom taxonomies".

    > I also need to create a form for the "contact us" page and leave control to him of where they are sent to (in others words he can change the e-mail address).

    Done, using a Contact Us plugin.

    > There should also be an efficient, working, and normal-looking product search engine for the page (not those cheap kinds that bring you to a new, different-looking site for the search results).

    Done. Your programmer will easily cook up a search results page template.

    Good luck!

  3. moshelazaros
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Thank you for all your help! My new question is where do I find such a programmer and what are reasonable prices I can expect to be asked for such work?

  4. moshelazaros
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Does anyone know if there are plugins available with these features? Or is it absolutely necessary to change the source code of the core wordpress program?

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