Setting up a new website in WordPress is a fairly simple process. First, you will need your domain name, and you will want to get hosting for it. Be sure that you pick a domain that really fits your business, but unique and catchy.

Get Your Domain

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 There are many ways for you to get your domain name but I recommend GoDaddy. I don’t recommend GoDaddy for anything else, but they have excellent propagation time to setup your website. Also, their introductory special for .com domains is unbeatable along with phone support.

Ask yourself these questions when picking a domain:

  • Is the domain easy to spell?
  • Is the domain short and concise?
  • Are you using the correct extension? (.com, .net, .org)

Setting Up Hosting

 

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Hosting is basically the housing for your domain. Your website needs a place to live. Without it, people won’t be able to stop by for a visit and you won’t be able to decorate the way you want. {yes, it’s that basic!} Essentially, without your own hosting, you will have to follow the design specifications of whatever platform you are using.

Sure you can get a free or low-cost website but you will be very limited to what you can do with it. Hosting isn’t expensive and sometimes you have to pay to play. Your business needs to stand out, not blend in, so start with a domain then hosting followed by brand clarity and a gorgeous design.

I use and recommend GreenGeeks and here’s why:

  • Enhanced WordPress security
  • Automated nightly backups
  • Excellent customer service
  • One click WordPress installation

Installing WordPress & add theme of your choice

 

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WordPress is the platform for you to create your blog posts, your pages and everything for your website.
These instructions are for the Green Geeks cpanel but you could use them as a base. If your hosting backend (cpanel) looks absolutely nothing like this you could simply Google “WordPress installation hosting company“.