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WordPress Website Setup Guide

So you want to setup a Website from scratch? Yes.

You need 4 things:
Domain, Hosting, WordPress, Design/Themes. Ok.

Let's start.
We will use Greengeeks as an example.
Take me through.

First, visit Greengeeks. Are you there?
You will see below screen. Click See Plans.
Ok, then?

Greengeeks SeePlans

Select the plan you want to purchase. For this demo, we will go with
their Basic Plan. Click on Get Started. Ok.

Greengeeks BasicPlan GetStarted

On this page, depending on whether you
have domain or want to get a new one,
you can make your selection. I have entered my option.

GreenGeeks RegisterDomain

Enter your contact details. Ok.

GreenGeeks Name&ContactInfo

Now select the plan that you want to go for. The longer the term you select,
the more discount you get. Ok, I have selected the plan.

Greengeeks SelectPlan

Enter your credit card details and make the payment. Done.

Greengeeks Payment&CreateAcc

In the next step, you need to create your password
(don't forget to store your password somewhere for future reference).
Good Point. I have kept it in a safe place.

Now that you have created the password, it's time to login!. Ok, great.

Well done! You are half way thru the process. Phew!!.
Let's start the next steps in 3 seconds.

Now, you see dashboard, then go to cPanel login. Ok.

Greengeeks cPanelLogin

You are at cPanel. If you have an existing domain
then you need to Add-on your domain to Greengeeks.
Otherwise Skip & Go to Wordpress Installation
Ok, I need to addon my domain.

Come to at cPanel. Now, scroll down to the bottom and find WordPress in Softaculous Apps Installer section & click it.
Ok, done.

Greengeeks ClickOnWordpress

Click on Install now. Ok Done.

Greengeeks Softaculous - WordPress

Now, scroll down and find Addon Domains & click it. Ok, done.

Greengeeks AddonDomain

Here, you need to enter your existing domain details & click on Add Domain. Ok!

Greengeeks Enter Addon DomainDetails

Scroll down and you can see your domain in the list. Yes, I can see it!

Greengeeks AddonDomainList

Now, change nameservers.
Get nameservers of Greengeeks. Ok.

Jump to My Domains as shown below. Ok!

Greengeeks GoToMyDomains

Now, you can see the domain you added.
Click on View Details. Clicked!

Greengeeks ViewDetails

Click on nameservers. Ok.

Greengeeks ClickOnNameservers

Copy both name servers from here. Ok done!

Greengeeks CopyNameservers

Now, add nameservers details where you have purchased your domain. For example Godaddy or Namecheap

Go to Namecheap and Login.
Go to Domain List > Domains > Select Domain > Select Manage > Under NameServers, select Custom and place your Bluehost's nameservers there.
Ok.

Setup GreenGeeks namesearver in Godaddy

Go to Godaddy and Login.
Go to Domains > Select Domain > Select Manage DNS. Ok.

Greengeeks manage-dns-in-godaddy

Under NameServers, add Greengeeks' name server there. Ok then?

Setup GreenGeeks namesearver in Godaddy

Click Save changes.
It can take up to 24 hours for this change to be completed so don’t worry if it doesn’t work right away.
Ok.

Go to Namecheap and Login.
Go to Domain List > Domains > Select Domain > Select Manage > Under NameServers, select Custom and place your Bluehost's nameservers there.
Ok.

Setup GreenGeeks namesearver in Godaddy

Click Save changes. It can take up to 24 hours for this change to be completed so don’t worry if it doesn’t work right away. Ok.

Come to at cPanel. Now, scroll down to the bottom and find WordPress in Softaculous Apps Installer section & click it.
Ok, done.

Greengeeks ClickOnWordpress

Click on Install now. Ok Done.

Greengeeks Softaculous - WordPress

Select the domain you want to use for this WordPress installation.
You will likely only have one domain. Leave the directory field blank. Ok Done.

Greengeeks DomainDetails

Now enter your site details & admin account information.
Keep a note of these details. Ok!

Greengeeks SiteSettings&AdminDetails

At last, enter database information & then click on Install. Ok done!

Greengeeks DatabaseDetails&Install

You can keep track of the installation progress on the page,
though typically installation takes 5 minutes.
Ok. Got it.

Greengeeks WordPressInstall Greengeeks installed software

As you can see it's straightforward to get WordPress installed. Now you can browse to http:///wp-admin to login. Ok, I am there.

LogInWordPress

You should now be able to see the admin dashboard. Yes, I see it.

DashboardWordPress

Now, let's customize Title and Set Front page of your website. Ready? Yes.

Go to Settings > General Settings.
Here you can set site title, tagline, main email address, time zone, date format & language.
Make sure you set these correctly, as it may come back to haunt you if you don't! Yes, I done.

General SettingsWordPress

Now, go to Settings > Reading.
I am there

Here you can decide what function you want your WordPress site to take.
You can set front page to take people straight into the blog or
you can set which static page you want to be your homepage.
Ok, I have done that.

Well done in making this far! Now, let’s get into creating Pages & Posts. Ok.

To add new page, go to Pages > Add New. Fill in your title, add some content
and click publish. If you aren’t ready to publish the page, click draft. OK, done.

AddNewPageWordPress

To add a new post go to Posts > Add New, its then the same procedure as above. Ok, cool!

Add New Post WordPress

Now, let's add Pages/Post to the Menu. I am ready.

Go to Appearance > Menu. Select your menu and select 'Add to Menu', you can then drag and drop to arrange it. Ok, done.

Menus WordPress

Once you select a theme, let's install that theme on your website. Ready?

When logged into the admin dashboard select 'Appearance' and then 'Themes' from the left-hand menu. Ok, I have done that.

Manage Themes WordPress

Click the 'Add New' button. Then search for your theme using the search bar at the top right.
If you have been provided a theme file you can select upload theme from the top of the page. Done.

Install Theme In Wordpress

Click Install and that's it! Your favorite theme is installed.
Now, let's learn how to add plugins to the site. Ok.

Plugins – as the name suggest are tools that adds functionality to your WordPress site. Plugins can turn your website from a simple blog to a fully-featured e-commerce store, a user forum, a video streaming site, a members only website and much more.
OK. I understand.

Now, let's learn how to find the best plugins. Ok.

There are two good places to search: Codecanyon and WordPress.org.
Ok.

Once you find the best plugin to install, let me show you how to install it. Ok.

From the Admin Dashboard select Plugins > Add New. Ok, done.

Search for the plugin you want, or upload it if you have the files. Done.

Add Plugins WordPress

Click Install, and give it a few minutes to install. From the Plugins > Plugins page activate your plugin. Ok, got it.

Plugins WordPress

That's it. Your Wordpress Website should be ready now.
Congratulations!
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