Get set up for your WordPress design:
In order for us to start your design on WordPress a few steps need to be taken to get set up. The WordPress platform requires hosting as it is a self hosted platform which is great because it gives you the user and me the designer a lot more flexibility. Hosting is the small space out in the internet that will house your site and make it possible to be seen, we won’t get into too much detail other than to say without hosting you can’t run a WordPress site, so lets get started:
Step 1: DOMAIN NAME
The first thing you will want to do is think about a domain name. Take some time to think about the blog name that you would like so that you can choose a corresponding domain name. Your domain name can be changed later but it’s not a fun process so that’s why we always recommend putting great thought into your blog name before this step. You may want to come up with a few options as the domain name you want may not be available. So get a pen and paper and start brainstorming! IMPORTANT: Do not purchase a domain as it is included with SiteGround hosting and free for life (who doesn’t want free, right?) just have a few names ready for when you set to the next step.
Step 2: HOSTING:
There are tons of hosting companies out there but they are not all the same and they definitely are not all best for WordPress. We highly recommend a specific type of hosting built specifically for WordPress users called “WordPress managed hosting”, overall it is hands down your best option if you run a WordPress site (read more about WordPress managed hosting ).
We have put a great deal of time into the research of hosting over the last 9 years, taking into account price in relation to options, security, and our own personal experience – SiteGround is our top pick and is rated the #1 hosting platform for WordPress users. Trust us when we say, it has everything you need in a WordPress hosting plan!
Below are just a few features to see the full list of options visit SiteGround.
Offers some of the most affordable WP hosting plans
Restore service (with “Grow Big” plan)
WP auto update
Advanced WP security
Easy WP install
FREE domain for life
Plans starting at $3.95/month
If you are looking for something a bit more advanced we suggest hosting through Flywheel. Flywheel is great but their plans are a bit more monthly with less space but the options are top notch!
Plans starting at $15.00/month
Step 3: Install WordPress
Doesn’t sound too fun? That’s ok we will happily do it for you! Once you sign up for hosting above, send us an email letting us know you set up hosting and we will take it from there!