Now that I’m finished with my website about nature and creatures, I wanted to write a little advice for future Multimedia Application students, or for anyone who is thinking about making a website (specifically on WordPress).
Speaking from experience here,
- I wish I would’ve spent more time planning out my site with an outline and a hierarchy- I was disorganized and wasted time changing my mind on my menu a lot, which led to less time to complete pages and posts.
- Stick to the basics of making a good website, using the rubric along the way. Don’t learn fancy stuff UNLESS you got the majority of your site done already and you have extra time at the end- otherwise you’re likely doomed to waste your time while attempting to do something fancy, not achieve it, and still have lots of pages and posts to do.
- WordPress updates somewhat frequently, so sometimes that’ll change a few things on how your website looks or how to find things- but don’t worry, there’s usually more than one way to find or do something.
- You’re going to hear this a lot- that’s because it’s important – please please please don’t procrastinate on this. Spend time on it outside of class. Work ahead. Make a plan, stay organized (make a to-do list). This WILL help you save time, energy, and prevent you from being stressed out at the end- due dates are closer than they appear (it will come fast before you only have 3, or 2, or 1 week left before it’s due!).
Hope yours turns out well!