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Onboarding for WordPress


Our goal is to familiarize new customers with WordPress and other products/services to grow their business. By following the outlined steps, we ensure that one can launch a WordPress website at the end of this tutorial.

Key Steps in Creating a WordPress Website

Domain Name and DNS

We've listed the links to smoothly guide you with the domain registration and DNS configuration process. 

To start any website, one must have a registered domain name.  Once the domain is purchased, you must set the DNS records appropriately.  Back to Top

Email

Not only is email a great way to communicate with consumers, but businesses use email every day to reach new, existing, and future customers. It triumphs over social by delivering private, transactional messages, resulting in increased customer retention and a more considerable profit margin. 

It is recommended to have a business email linked to your website. You can also set an email account for your site's contact form. 

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WordPress Features

(Flexibility, Themes, and Plugins)
WordPress is the most flexible and sophisticated website building platform to start a business site, blog, online store, portfolio, or anything else you can imagine.

It comes with three default themes, but there is a theme directory with thousands of theme options to create a beautiful website if they aren't for you. You can also upload your own theme if you wish to. 

And because WordPress is known for its endless features and flexibility, there is a plugin directory with thousands of plugins for every feature not in WordPress core. You can add complex galleries, social networking, social media widgets, fine-tune controls for search engine optimization, forums, spam protection, forms, and so much more!

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Get Started

Choose your plan.

Whether you are starting a business website, blog, online store, or a portfolio, our WordPress plans got you covered! You can install WordPress on your existing hosting plan or upgrade to an optimized plan such as WP Starter and WP Essential.

WP Starter

(A great place to get started)
The perfect plan for a small website or blog.

WP Essential

(Most popular)
Ideal for websites that are ready to realize their potential.

Starting at $3.75/mo *Starting at $6.95/mo *
  
✔️1 website
✔️Unlimited websites
✔️Free SSL certificate
✔️Free SSL certificate
 ✔️Free domain registration for one year
✔️Free domain registration for one year
✔️Unlimited storage
✔️Unlimited storage
✔️Unlimited bandwidth
✔️Unlimited bandwidth
✔️Pre-installed themes & plugins
✔️Pre-installed themes & plugins
✔️24/7 WordPress support
✔️24/7 WordPress support
 
✔️Automatic malware removal
 ✔️SiteLock professional security

 

WordPress installation made easy! 

Signing up for WordPress allows you to install the software automatically. As a bonus, it includes pre-installed plugins and themes to help you get rolling.

Follow these steps to get started:
  1. Install WordPress. Visit this article for the complete guide. 
  2. Once done with the installation process, click HERE to see how you can log in to your WordPress dashboard.
  3. Start creating your website! Here are some helpful links to start working on your site: 
Installing WordPress manually? Click HERE for the step-by-step instructions.

Want to learn more about WordPress? Check out our WordPress: Tutorial Videos to help you quickly understand the basics of creating a WordPress website. You can always visit WordPress.com and browse their codex or online help forums.

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Publish Your Site

Once you're done adding all the content to your WordPress page/post, you have the option to save it as a Draft or Publish the page. 
A. Click on the Save Draft button to save the page. This is handy if you're not ready to publish yet and would like to come back later to add more content.
B. Click the Publish button to save your page and publish it on your website.
C. Click the Preview button to show you a preview of your page/post.Save Draft, Publish and Preview buttons
Other options available when saving your WordPress Page/Post. The default status is set to Draft, which can be changed by clicking the Edit link to the right of Status: within the Publish section.
  • Pending Review means you are waiting for an editor to review the Draft before publication.
  • Draft means the post has not been published yet.Other saving options available
Did you know that you can change your WordPress page's visibility? You can do this by clicking the Edit link just to the right of Visibility: within the Publish panel.
  • Public is the default. It means that the page is viewable to everyone. You also have an option to make the Post 'sticky.' Sticky posts are pinned at the top of all blog posts.
  • Password Protected you can assign a password to your page. Only the people who have the password will be able to access the page.
  • Private hides the content from the public altogether. Regular users and visitors will not be aware of the private content. 
    change your WordPress page's visibility
The full website address (URL) of your Page/Post is below the Title for your content. Clicking this will lead you to the published page, or if the page hasn't been published yet, it will take you to the preview page.
your website's URL link
We hope that with the above WordPress beginner's guide in hand, you'll be well on your way to creating a stellar, optimized website for your goals. All the best!

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