Hello creative people, I promised a step by step series on how to create a website with WordPress on twitter and here it is! I’ve created just a couple of websites, maybe over 20, mostly with WordPress, I don’t know everything about WordPress and I still have a lot to learn but I’d share what I know here. You can ask questions in the comment section too if you get stuck! Creating a website with WordPress can be so easy, I particularly love the thousands of plugins and other addons that can make a website super functional and interactive. Ok, let’s begin…
Purchase a domain name and (or) hosting plan/account. This is usually my first step and there are 2 services I use – 19jawebhosting and iPage. With iPage you can purchase hosting for as little as $2 a month and get a free domain. Once that is done, you will be sent your login and other details to access your account.
After you’ve logged into your account, look for the WordPress icon (see image below) and click.
If you purchased through 19jawebhosting, your cPanel will look like this after login
If you purchased from iPage, your control panel will look like this after login
Now you should see another screen about the WordPress installation details, see image below. Follow the instructions carefully
iPage Control Panel
After the installation, you will receive your new WordPress installation login and other details in your email. So to login to your WordPress website account, the link will look like this – www.example.com/wp-admin. Put in your user ID and password, your screen will look like this:
That’s it for today, I hope this will be easy for you, the follow up post of this will be how to begin the actual process of building a website – creating pages, naming the site, installing themes etc. If you have questions, please leave comments below so other’s may benefit from the answers.