I recently created a beautiful site for my husband using wordpress & a themeforest theme template. A friend who has a small business in her home has been struggling with her current website designer (he won't get back to her & won't update her site, won't set up an online store for her). She asked me if I could possibly create a site for her. I am not a pro at this, but I learned a lot with my first site. My questions are:
1. Is there a way to take an established website domain and transition it into wordpress? My thoughts were to create a website in the free wordpress and then when ready to go live, transition to the paid version. Is this possible/a good idea?
2. If this is possible, what information would I need to get from her current webmaster? I assume I would need hosting information as well as domain registration, is there anything else I would need?
3. I see that there are plug-ins for online stores, are these reliable and safe to use?
thank you so much for your help!