Everything is laid out in a nice, easy to understand formula, and once you’ve started playing around with the WordPress dashboard you’ll find it’s really easy to get things done.
Getting started initially can sometimes seem a little daunting, though. For that reason, here are the few basic steps that you’ll need to take when first creating your WordPress site:
Choose A Web Host
I’ve covered selecting a web host in the past – basically, there’s no perfect host, or hosting package, which everyone will love equally.
It’s important to find one that fits your needs, whether you’re a smaller site just starting out, or whether you’re expecting a large, proven audience and you don’t mind paying extra for increased speed, security, and bandwidth.
One thing that you may want to pay attention to when choosing your host is whether or not they offer an automatic, one-step installation process for WordPress. Most hosts will do so, and this feature might change the installation process for you.
That said, it’s not required – installing WordPress yourself is fairly simple anyway, and this guide will walk you through the process.
If your host offers an automatic installation, the exact method of performing it will be slightly different depending on your particular host’s control panel layout, but it’s fairly similar with every host and will often be clearly signposted.
In your control panel, you’ll have a screen like this which lists some of the applications you have available. Clicking the WordPress icon brings up the option to install it on your site.
This screen will be different depending on your own host’s layout, but you should have an option like this available. Simply click ‘Install’, and your host will do most of the work for you.
This host uses Mojo for its one-step installation. If yours uses Mojo too, this is what you’ll see. You’ll need to specify what domain you want WordPress to be installed.