August 2018 | Square for WooCommerce
Building the Perfect Plate website demanded that I use my knowledge of HTML, CSS, and PHP to add custom styles and functionality. It also required that I learn more about WooCommerce integrations and how managed hosting accounts can limit the number of requests your site receives. I love a good challenge!
For this build I used WordPress, WooCommerce, a Storefront theme, and the page builder plugin, Elementor. I find myself working with page builder plugins a lot because they allow me to add custom responsive design settings, stretch content to full width, and add widgets to page layouts. Most importantly, page builder plugins can make it easier for clients who want to handle ongoing maintenance and content updates to the site themselves.
My objective for this project was to build a website that could sync with my client’s already working Square store. She wanted her Square inventory to update when customers purchased meals on her website and vice versa. Additionally, my client needed to be able to easily add additional products to the site correctly so that they would sync to Square.
I did this one product at a time. There was a lot of researching, testing, monitoring, and contacting support involved. I also created PDF tutorials (videos too!) for my client to help her understand how to not only navigate the WordPress admin dashboard but to learn how to monitor and update her products.
Whew! The challenges of this project did cause it to nudge over the deadline a bit but I appreciate a good learning experience and Kira was supremely patient. This was a fantastic opportunity for two female entrepreneurs to work together and get shit done!
“I’m very happy with Rebecca’s website building service! The website works well on both ends and is easy to use. I really appreciate the time that she dedicated to making at least a dozen easy to follow tutorials, both video and written. She works in a timely manner and is motivated to get the project done. I look forward to hiring Rebecca for the next round of website development.”— Kira Watt, Owner, Perfect Plate