The process of finding a partner and marrying is painful and hectic. Especially South Asians and their diaspora know the pain of finding a partner. In a society, where marriage is for a lifetime, it’s a serious life decision. They have to consider their own needs as well as their parents’.
Back then, all of this matchmaking used to be done by a person through word-of-mouth. With this method, the scope would be limited. A single matchmaker has limits to the person he is in contact with and he can match the person to.
But with the advent of online matrimonial websites, the need for traditional matchmaking is no longer needed.
With online matchmaking, the scope has suddenly extended to worldwide.
Even conservative people have warmed to the idea of marriage through online matchmaking.
That’s why we’ve seen both the users and matrimonial websites rapidly increase in the space of a few years.
If you are planning to create a matrimonial website, that’s a very wise decision.
Time is money. The sooner you start your website, the better chances that you are likely to succeed.
You don’t need to have the fortune to create your matrimonial website. WPDating plugin has a very affordable price that is rich with powerful features.
WPDating can help you set-up your own matrimonial website that has a beautiful design and is rich with powerful features within a short period of time.
What you will get with WPDating:
Meet Me– Users can click on profile photos and answer ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ if they want to meet that user.
Near Me – With this feature, users can find the profiles of other members that are near to them inside a certain radius.
Virtual Gifts – Members can send Virtual Gifts to other members. Once a Virtual Gift has been sent, then the receiving member can approve it or reject it.
Date Tracker – Your users can keep track of the members they have been on a date with.
Status Update – Users can now add their Status Update to their profile. Once approved it will be displayed on their profile for others to see.
Permalinks – All pages of WPDating have SEO friendly URLs. This means that all areas of the matrimonial website can be indexed by Google as well as being easily found.
Geography Editor – With the Geography Editor, you can isolate your matrimonial website to a specific location by removing all the other Countries, States, or Cities.
Mass Emails – Send Mass Emails to all your members from the Admin Area via the Newsletter Plugin.
User Stories – Admin can post success stories of the members along with photos.
Reports for Profiles – Now you can get a complete breakdown of what types of profiles are being created on your dating site. The breakdown includes Male, Female, and Couples.
Force Profile Creation – Now when users register on your dating site, you can force them to create a profile before they can do anything on the site. This ensures that you get a good profile base.
Reports This Week – You can see what’s happening with your matrimonial website with the Happening This Week feature in the Reporting Area.
You can check out the demo site to learn how these features work in real-action.
How to create a matrimonial website with WordPress
WordPress is the most popular software that you can use to create your matrimonial website. WordPress boasts that it powers more than 35% of the web. WordPress includes thousands of plugins, themes, and widgets and is free to download and use.
A person with little to no programming knowledge can use WordPress very easily. If you need to do anything with your website, there are thousands of plugins that will easily do the job for you.
2. Hosting service
The web hosting service stores your website’s files on its servers. In order to make your website accessible on the internet, you need a hosting service.
You need to choose based on its affordability, reliability, support, and scalability.
There are many web hosting service providers available that you can choose from.
3. Domain name
In simple terms, the domain name is your website name. Your domain name has to be very catchy and marketable. Many websites even purchase attractive domain names from others at high prices.
Did you know that The domain name of Shaadi.com was purchased too because it was more marketable?
Do you have any domain name on your mind? You can check the availability of the domain name and get it in any one of these pages:
4. Get our Dating Plugin
After securing a web hosting provider, registering your domain name, and installing WordPress, you can purchase and install the WPDating plugin.
Dating plugin simply is a readymade script or software you can install on your WordPress based site. WPDating plugin has powerful functionalities and all the premium features you need to run a successful matrimonial website.
You’ll have a unique matrimonial website that is elegant and has all the powerful features that you want in your matrimonial website.
You can use our product demo before buying it.
5. Dating themes
Having a powerful functionality alone is not enough for running a successful website, you also need an impressive and intuitive user interface.
WPDating has developed different tailor-made premium themes to complement our WPDating plugin after extensive research and testing behind the scenes.
Using our dating theme means you will have a very attractive, responsive site that will be different from your competitors.
Note: Dating themes only work with WPDating plugin.
6. Mobile Platform
According to the data from GSMA Intelligence, there are 5.16 billion unique mobile phone users in the world. Neglecting mobile users is something you cannot miss.
Considering this huge opportunity, WPDating also offers a native android app and Progressive Web App (PWA) for both iOS and Android devices. You can reach your audience directly on their phones.
Things you need to consider to start a matrimonial website:
- You should decide whether the membership is going to be free or paid. Maybe your members can join for free but have to upgrade the membership to unlock premium features.
- Your website should also be accessible to mobile users. You cannot neglect the vast numbers of mobile users that are rapidly increasing.
- The marketing aspect of your website is very important. You need to create brand awareness of your matrimonial website. You can adopt social media marketing.
- The target audience should also be clear. Are you going to target the specific community, race, religion, or caste or is it going to be general?
- If possible, you can provide a personal touch and assist members with dedicated advisors.