Tools

With the right tools and the experience in using them, a website can be created simply, quickly, and easily.

My Tools

There are many moving parts that go into creating a website. The information below outlines what technologies and companies I use and how these might work for you.

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A website exists on a server, and the host runs that server and the access to it. The server is responsible for holding your domain name i.e. mattlockie.com, allowing people to access your website, and sending/receiving your email if you wish.

BlueHost - Hosting

A website exists on a server, and the host runs that server and the access to it. The server is responsible for holding your domain name i.e. mattlockie.com, allowing people to access your website, and sending/receiving your email if you wish.
To create your website and manage it's content, you need a content management system (CMS). WordPress is an open-source website creation tool so is free and used by millions of people around the world.

WordPress - CMS

To create your website and manage it’s content, you need a content management system (CMS). WordPress is an open-source website creation tool so is free and used by millions of people around the world.
For your website to look a certain way, we can make use of Themes which include pre-built styles and templates for your website. Themify have countless options and these work for all types of websites, on both Desktop and Mobile.

Themify - Design

For your website to look a certain way, we can make use of Themes which include pre-built styles and templates for your website. Themify have countless options and these work for all types of websites, on both Desktop and Mobile.
If your website requires an e-Commerce solution, WooCommerce is fantastic. It is easy to use, used by millions, and has countless plugins and extensions to build and customise your shopping system. It works well with many other providers, such as MailChimp.

WooCommerce - eCommerce

If your website requires an e-Commerce solution, WooCommerce is fantastic. It is easy to use, used by millions, and has countless plugins and extensions to build and customise your shopping system. It works well with many other providers, such as MailChimp.
Using Stripe for secure payments is a great way to capture charges on your shop without the user leaving your website and without the need to create or sign up to a third-party.

Stripe - Payments

Using Stripe for secure payments is a great way to capture charges on your shop without the user leaving your website and without the need to create or sign up to a third-party.
To send good looking newsletters, order confirmations, or to create email campaigns, MailChimp is the leader and it integrates wonderfully with many of the other providers such as WordPress and WooCommerce.

MailChimp - Email Delivery

To send good looking newsletters, order confirmations, or to create email campaigns, MailChimp is the leader and it integrates wonderfully with many of the other providers such as WordPress and WooCommerce.
  • Please note that I am not affiliated with any of these company’s – their tools are just what I like to use!