Develop an e-commerce site with Wordpress

Wordpress is the most widely used system for developing web sites, blogs or e-commerce. Its power lies in the fact that it is open source and can be expanded through thousands of plugins. Even though Wordpress is not an efficient solution for large enterprises, it can be considered to be an optimal solution for startups that do not have the means for developing a complicated web site just to test out ideas. Because Wordpress is a complete CMS (content management system), one can develop an entire professional web presence without any programming knowledge.

This course requires a laptop with a web browser installed.

Davide De Filippis

I have been using Wordpress since early days to create web pages and e-commerce sites. As a freelancer, I often propose Wordpress as a solution to my clients because of its cost efficiency. I have also used Wordpress for my thesis on User Experience Design, for which I created an incrementally functioning prototype to digitalize a butcher’s shop, opening it to the world of e-commerce and allowing it to sell meat online. Wordpress was also the solution proposed to CP Startup during my Filed Project.

I believe that in the digital age it is viable to have the visibility of an e-commerce site. Wordpress can smoothen the digitalization process of small enterprises by providing an easy-to use solution that requires no coding.

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