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How to Start a Self-Hosted Blog in WordPress

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How to Start a Self-Hosted Blog in WordPress

  1. 1. How to Start a Self-Hosted WordPress Blog in 30 Minutes or Less 1© florangeles.com | Ideal Virtual Professional - How to Start A Self-Hosted WordPress Blog in 30 Minutes or Less
  2. 2. What is Web Hosting? 2© florangeles.com | Ideal Virtual Professional - How to Start A Self-Hosted WordPress Blog in 30 Minutes or Less
  3. 3. 3© florangeles.com | Ideal Virtual Professional - How to Start A Self-Hosted WordPress Blog in 30 Minutes or Less Web Hosting is a service that allows individuals and organizations
  4. 4. 4© florangeles.com | Ideal Virtual Professional - How to Start A Self-Hosted WordPress Blog in 30 Minutes or Less to build their website on the World Wide Web or Internet
  5. 5. Steps to Create a Self-Hosted WordPress Blog 5© florangeles.com | Ideal Virtual Professional - How to Start A Self-Hosted WordPress Blog in 30 Minutes or Less
  6. 6. Step 1: 6© florangeles.com | Ideal Virtual Professional - How to Start A Self-Hosted WordPress Blog in 30 Minutes or Less Set Up a Web Hosting Provider or Company
  7. 7. In this tutorial, I recommend to use Hostgator as the web host 7© florangeles.com | Ideal Virtual Professional - How to Start A Self-Hosted WordPress Blog in 30 Minutes or Less
  8. 8. Open your web browser 8© florangeles.com | Ideal Virtual Professional - How to Start A Self-Hosted WordPress Blog in 30 Minutes or Less
  9. 9. Look here in the address bar 9© florangeles.com | Ideal Virtual Professional - How to Start A Self-Hosted WordPress Blog in 30 Minutes or Less
  10. 10. Click inside the bar 10© florangeles.com | Ideal Virtual Professional - How to Start A Self-Hosted WordPress Blog in 30 Minutes or Less
  11. 11. Type in www.hostgator.com and press Enter 11© florangeles.com | Ideal Virtual Professional - How to Start A Self-Hosted WordPress Blog in 30 Minutes or Less
  12. 12. The home page appears 12© florangeles.com | Ideal Virtual Professional - How to Start A Self-Hosted WordPress Blog in 30 Minutes or Less
  13. 13. Click on Get Started Now! button 13© florangeles.com | Ideal Virtual Professional - How to Start A Self-Hosted WordPress Blog in 30 Minutes or Less
  14. 14. This window will appear. Scroll down to choose a plan. 14© florangeles.com | Ideal Virtual Professional - How to Start A Self-Hosted WordPress Blog in 30 Minutes or Less
  15. 15. Let’s choose Hatchling Plan. Click on Sign Up Now! button 15© florangeles.com | Ideal Virtual Professional - How to Start A Self-Hosted WordPress Blog in 30 Minutes or Less
  16. 16. The Hostgator Order Form will appear 16© florangeles.com | Ideal Virtual Professional - How to Start A Self-Hosted WordPress Blog in 30 Minutes or Less
  17. 17. Enter your Domain here 17© florangeles.com | Ideal Virtual Professional - How to Start A Self-Hosted WordPress Blog in 30 Minutes or Less
  18. 18. 18© florangeles.com | Ideal Virtual Professional - How to Start A Self-Hosted WordPress Blog in 30 Minutes or Less Domain Name is the Uniform Resource Locator (URL) of your website or the unique address of your web page. Example of a domain name, Facebook.com (Facebook.com is the domain), Twitter.com (Twitter.com is the domain). You can use the name of your business or your own name as your domain. Like in my case, “flor” is my nickname and “angeles” is my last name and my domain is florangeles.com 
  19. 19. Click on Drop down arrow to select Package Type 19© florangeles.com | Ideal Virtual Professional - How to Start A Self-Hosted WordPress Blog in 30 Minutes or Less
  20. 20. Click on Drop down arrow to select Billing Cycle 20© florangeles.com | Ideal Virtual Professional - How to Start A Self-Hosted WordPress Blog in 30 Minutes or Less
  21. 21. 21© florangeles.com | Ideal Virtual Professional - How to Start A Self-Hosted WordPress Blog in 30 Minutes or Less Billing Cycle varies from 1 month to 36 months. You can get a cheaper price if you select the longer cycle. Please keep in mind that you will be required to pay the whole amount for the payment terms that you’ve chosen in advance. 
  22. 22. Enter your Username here 22© florangeles.com | Ideal Virtual Professional - How to Start A Self-Hosted WordPress Blog in 30 Minutes or Less
  23. 23. Enter your Security PIN here 23© florangeles.com | Ideal Virtual Professional - How to Start A Self-Hosted WordPress Blog in 30 Minutes or Less
  24. 24. Enter your Email here 24© florangeles.com | Ideal Virtual Professional - How to Start A Self-Hosted WordPress Blog in 30 Minutes or Less
  25. 25. Enter again your Email here 25© florangeles.com | Ideal Virtual Professional - How to Start A Self-Hosted WordPress Blog in 30 Minutes or Less
  26. 26. Enter your First Name here 26© florangeles.com | Ideal Virtual Professional - How to Start A Self-Hosted WordPress Blog in 30 Minutes or Less
  27. 27. Enter your Last Name here 27© florangeles.com | Ideal Virtual Professional - How to Start A Self-Hosted WordPress Blog in 30 Minutes or Less
  28. 28. Enter your Company here (if there’s any) 28© florangeles.com | Ideal Virtual Professional - How to Start A Self-Hosted WordPress Blog in 30 Minutes or Less
  29. 29. Enter your Address here 29© florangeles.com | Ideal Virtual Professional - How to Start A Self-Hosted WordPress Blog in 30 Minutes or Less
  30. 30. Enter your Payment Details here 30© florangeles.com | Ideal Virtual Professional - How to Start A Self-Hosted WordPress Blog in 30 Minutes or Less
  31. 31. Select any Additional Services that you want here 31© florangeles.com | Ideal Virtual Professional - How to Start A Self-Hosted WordPress Blog in 30 Minutes or Less
  32. 32. 32© florangeles.com | Ideal Virtual Professional - How to Start A Self-Hosted WordPress Blog in 30 Minutes or Less 1. Enter your Coupon Code here 2. No need to enter a coupon code if you see a check mark here 1 2
  33. 33. Review your Order Details thoroughly 33© florangeles.com | Ideal Virtual Professional - How to Start A Self-Hosted WordPress Blog in 30 Minutes or Less
  34. 34. Tick the box for the service agreement and other policies 34© florangeles.com | Ideal Virtual Professional - How to Start A Self-Hosted WordPress Blog in 30 Minutes or Less
  35. 35. Click on Checkout Now! if you’re finished 35© florangeles.com | Ideal Virtual Professional - How to Start A Self-Hosted WordPress Blog in 30 Minutes or Less
  36. 36. Step 2: 36© florangeles.com | Ideal Virtual Professional - How to Start A Self-Hosted WordPress Blog in 30 Minutes or Less Install WordPress
  37. 37. 37© florangeles.com | Ideal Virtual Professional - How to Start A Self-Hosted WordPress Blog in 30 Minutes or Less Go to your Email account and look for “Your Account Info” message from Hostgator in your Inbox or Spam folder. Look for the following; link to your Control Panel, Username and Password
  38. 38. Click the link going to your Control Panel. This will appear 38© florangeles.com | Ideal Virtual Professional - How to Start A Self-Hosted WordPress Blog in 30 Minutes or Less
  39. 39. Enter your Username here 39© florangeles.com | Ideal Virtual Professional - How to Start A Self-Hosted WordPress Blog in 30 Minutes or Less
  40. 40. Enter your Password here 40© florangeles.com | Ideal Virtual Professional - How to Start A Self-Hosted WordPress Blog in 30 Minutes or Less
  41. 41. Click on Log in button 41© florangeles.com | Ideal Virtual Professional - How to Start A Self-Hosted WordPress Blog in 30 Minutes or Less
  42. 42. The Hostgator Control Panel appears 42© florangeles.com | Ideal Virtual Professional - How to Start A Self-Hosted WordPress Blog in 30 Minutes or Less
  43. 43. Scroll down until you see the Software/ Services part 43© florangeles.com | Ideal Virtual Professional - How to Start A Self-Hosted WordPress Blog in 30 Minutes or Less
  44. 44. Click on QuickInstall button 44© florangeles.com | Ideal Virtual Professional - How to Start A Self-Hosted WordPress Blog in 30 Minutes or Less
  45. 45. QuickInstall window will appear 45© florangeles.com | Ideal Virtual Professional - How to Start A Self-Hosted WordPress Blog in 30 Minutes or Less
  46. 46. Look for Install WordPress logo and click it 46© florangeles.com | Ideal Virtual Professional - How to Start A Self-Hosted WordPress Blog in 30 Minutes or Less
  47. 47. Choose Free Option and click on Install WordPress button 47© florangeles.com | Ideal Virtual Professional - How to Start A Self-Hosted WordPress Blog in 30 Minutes or Less
  48. 48. Fill out the form 48© florangeles.com | Ideal Virtual Professional - How to Start A Self-Hosted WordPress Blog in 30 Minutes or Less Please take note that you don’t have to write anything here
  49. 49. Enter your Admin Email 49© florangeles.com | Ideal Virtual Professional - How to Start A Self-Hosted WordPress Blog in 30 Minutes or Less
  50. 50. Enter your Blog Title 50© florangeles.com | Ideal Virtual Professional - How to Start A Self-Hosted WordPress Blog in 30 Minutes or Less
  51. 51. Enter your Admin User 51© florangeles.com | Ideal Virtual Professional - How to Start A Self-Hosted WordPress Blog in 30 Minutes or Less
  52. 52. Enter your First Name 52© florangeles.com | Ideal Virtual Professional - How to Start A Self-Hosted WordPress Blog in 30 Minutes or Less
  53. 53. Enter your Last Name 53© florangeles.com | Ideal Virtual Professional - How to Start A Self-Hosted WordPress Blog in 30 Minutes or Less
  54. 54. If you’re done, click on Install WordPress 54© florangeles.com | Ideal Virtual Professional - How to Start A Self-Hosted WordPress Blog in 30 Minutes or Less
  55. 55. You’ll see this message while the installation is running 55© florangeles.com | Ideal Virtual Professional - How to Start A Self-Hosted WordPress Blog in 30 Minutes or Less
  56. 56. Once installation is completed, click on My Installs 56© florangeles.com | Ideal Virtual Professional - How to Start A Self-Hosted WordPress Blog in 30 Minutes or Less
  57. 57. WordPress Log In window will appear 57© florangeles.com | Ideal Virtual Professional - How to Start A Self-Hosted WordPress Blog in 30 Minutes or Less
  58. 58. 58© florangeles.com | Ideal Virtual Professional - How to Start A Self-Hosted WordPress Blog in 30 Minutes or Less Go to your Email account and look for “Quick Install powered by Mojo” message in your Inbox. Look for your Username and Password to log in to WordPress
  59. 59. Enter your Username here 59© florangeles.com | Ideal Virtual Professional - How to Start A Self-Hosted WordPress Blog in 30 Minutes or Less
  60. 60. Enter your Password here 60© florangeles.com | Ideal Virtual Professional - How to Start A Self-Hosted WordPress Blog in 30 Minutes or Less
  61. 61. If you’re finished, click on Log In button 61© florangeles.com | Ideal Virtual Professional - How to Start A Self-Hosted WordPress Blog in 30 Minutes or Less
  62. 62. Your WordPress Dashboard appears 62© florangeles.com | Ideal Virtual Professional - How to Start A Self-Hosted WordPress Blog in 30 Minutes or Less
  63. 63. Step 3: 63© florangeles.com | Ideal Virtual Professional - How to Start A Self-Hosted WordPress Blog in 30 Minutes or Less Write Your First Blog Post
  64. 64. On the left hand side of your Dashboard, look for Posts 64© florangeles.com | Ideal Virtual Professional - How to Start A Self-Hosted WordPress Blog in 30 Minutes or Less
  65. 65. Click on Add New 65© florangeles.com | Ideal Virtual Professional - How to Start A Self-Hosted WordPress Blog in 30 Minutes or Less
  66. 66. This will appear 66© florangeles.com | Ideal Virtual Professional - How to Start A Self-Hosted WordPress Blog in 30 Minutes or Less
  67. 67. Write your Headline here 67© florangeles.com | Ideal Virtual Professional - How to Start A Self-Hosted WordPress Blog in 30 Minutes or Less
  68. 68. Write your Blog Post here 68© florangeles.com | Ideal Virtual Professional - How to Start A Self-Hosted WordPress Blog in 30 Minutes or Less
  69. 69. To save your unfinished post, click on Save Draft 69© florangeles.com | Ideal Virtual Professional - How to Start A Self-Hosted WordPress Blog in 30 Minutes or Less
  70. 70. If you’re done writing, click on Publish 70© florangeles.com | Ideal Virtual Professional - How to Start A Self-Hosted WordPress Blog in 30 Minutes or Less
  71. 71. Step 4: 71© florangeles.com | Ideal Virtual Professional - How to Start A Self-Hosted WordPress Blog in 30 Minutes or Less View Your Blog Post
  72. 72. To view your post, click on Preview 72© florangeles.com | Ideal Virtual Professional - How to Start A Self-Hosted WordPress Blog in 30 Minutes or Less
  73. 73. You’ll now have a glimpse of your first blog post  73© florangeles.com | Ideal Virtual Professional - How to Start A Self-Hosted WordPress Blog in 30 Minutes or Less
  74. 74. How to Customize Your Theme? 74© florangeles.com | Ideal Virtual Professional - How to Start A Self-Hosted WordPress Blog in 30 Minutes or Less
  75. 75. Go to Appearance, click on Themes 75© florangeles.com | Ideal Virtual Professional - How to Start A Self-Hosted WordPress Blog in 30 Minutes or Less
  76. 76. This will appear. Choose your theme here. 76© florangeles.com | Ideal Virtual Professional - How to Start A Self-Hosted WordPress Blog in 30 Minutes or Less
  77. 77. Hover your mouse on your chosen theme 77© florangeles.com | Ideal Virtual Professional - How to Start A Self-Hosted WordPress Blog in 30 Minutes or Less
  78. 78. Click on Live Preview to see first how the theme looks like on your blog 78© florangeles.com | Ideal Virtual Professional - How to Start A Self-Hosted WordPress Blog in 30 Minutes or Less
  79. 79. Click on Activate if you’re already satisfied with your theme 79© florangeles.com | Ideal Virtual Professional - How to Start A Self-Hosted WordPress Blog in 30 Minutes or Less
  80. 80. You can always change the theme of your blog anytime you want 80© florangeles.com | Ideal Virtual Professional - How to Start A Self-Hosted WordPress Blog in 30 Minutes or Less
  81. 81. How to Change your Password on your Control Panel? 81© florangeles.com | Ideal Virtual Professional - How to Start A Self-Hosted WordPress Blog in 30 Minutes or Less
  82. 82. Log In to your Control Panel 82© florangeles.com | Ideal Virtual Professional - How to Start A Self-Hosted WordPress Blog in 30 Minutes or Less
  83. 83. Scroll down until you reach the Preferences 83© florangeles.com | Ideal Virtual Professional - How to Start A Self-Hosted WordPress Blog in 30 Minutes or Less
  84. 84. Click on Change Password 84© florangeles.com | Ideal Virtual Professional - How to Start A Self-Hosted WordPress Blog in 30 Minutes or Less
  85. 85. This window will appear 85© florangeles.com | Ideal Virtual Professional - How to Start A Self-Hosted WordPress Blog in 30 Minutes or Less
  86. 86. Enter your Old Password 86© florangeles.com | Ideal Virtual Professional - How to Start A Self-Hosted WordPress Blog in 30 Minutes or Less
  87. 87. Enter your New Password 87© florangeles.com | Ideal Virtual Professional - How to Start A Self-Hosted WordPress Blog in 30 Minutes or Less
  88. 88. Enter your New Password again 88© florangeles.com | Ideal Virtual Professional - How to Start A Self-Hosted WordPress Blog in 30 Minutes or Less
  89. 89. This will indicate your password strength 89© florangeles.com | Ideal Virtual Professional - How to Start A Self-Hosted WordPress Blog in 30 Minutes or Less
  90. 90. Click on Change Password if you’re finished 90© florangeles.com | Ideal Virtual Professional - How to Start A Self-Hosted WordPress Blog in 30 Minutes or Less
  91. 91. How to Change your Password on your WordPress account? 91© florangeles.com | Ideal Virtual Professional - How to Start A Self-Hosted WordPress Blog in 30 Minutes or Less
  92. 92. Log In to your WordPress account 92© florangeles.com | Ideal Virtual Professional - How to Start A Self-Hosted WordPress Blog in 30 Minutes or Less
  93. 93. Hover your mouse on Users 93© florangeles.com | Ideal Virtual Professional - How to Start A Self-Hosted WordPress Blog in 30 Minutes or Less
  94. 94. Click on Your Profile 94© florangeles.com | Ideal Virtual Professional - How to Start A Self-Hosted WordPress Blog in 30 Minutes or Less
  95. 95. Your Profile window will appear 95© florangeles.com | Ideal Virtual Professional - How to Start A Self-Hosted WordPress Blog in 30 Minutes or Less
  96. 96. Look for Account Management part 96© florangeles.com | Ideal Virtual Professional - How to Start A Self-Hosted WordPress Blog in 30 Minutes or Less
  97. 97. Click on Generate Password 97© florangeles.com | Ideal Virtual Professional - How to Start A Self-Hosted WordPress Blog in 30 Minutes or Less
  98. 98. Enter your New Password 98© florangeles.com | Ideal Virtual Professional - How to Start A Self-Hosted WordPress Blog in 30 Minutes or Less
  99. 99. Tick the box if you confirm the use of a weak password 99© florangeles.com | Ideal Virtual Professional - How to Start A Self-Hosted WordPress Blog in 30 Minutes or Less
  100. 100. How to Change your Username on your WordPress account? 100© florangeles.com | Ideal Virtual Professional - How to Start A Self-Hosted WordPress Blog in 30 Minutes or Less
  101. 101. Go to Users 101© florangeles.com | Ideal Virtual Professional - How to Start A Self-Hosted WordPress Blog in 30 Minutes or Less
  102. 102. Click on Add New 102© florangeles.com | Ideal Virtual Professional - How to Start A Self-Hosted WordPress Blog in 30 Minutes or Less
  103. 103. This will appear 103© florangeles.com | Ideal Virtual Professional - How to Start A Self-Hosted WordPress Blog in 30 Minutes or Less
  104. 104. Enter your new Username 104© florangeles.com | Ideal Virtual Professional - How to Start A Self-Hosted WordPress Blog in 30 Minutes or Less
  105. 105. Enter your Email (must be new) 105© florangeles.com | Ideal Virtual Professional - How to Start A Self-Hosted WordPress Blog in 30 Minutes or Less
  106. 106. Enter your First Name 106© florangeles.com | Ideal Virtual Professional - How to Start A Self-Hosted WordPress Blog in 30 Minutes or Less
  107. 107. Enter your Last Name 107© florangeles.com | Ideal Virtual Professional - How to Start A Self-Hosted WordPress Blog in 30 Minutes or Less
  108. 108. Enter your Website 108© florangeles.com | Ideal Virtual Professional - How to Start A Self-Hosted WordPress Blog in 30 Minutes or Less
  109. 109. Enter your Password 109© florangeles.com | Ideal Virtual Professional - How to Start A Self-Hosted WordPress Blog in 30 Minutes or Less
  110. 110. Click the drop down arrow to choose your Role 110© florangeles.com | Ideal Virtual Professional - How to Start A Self-Hosted WordPress Blog in 30 Minutes or Less
  111. 111. Click on Add New User 111© florangeles.com | Ideal Virtual Professional - How to Start A Self-Hosted WordPress Blog in 30 Minutes or Less
  112. 112. Your New Username is already added 112© florangeles.com | Ideal Virtual Professional - How to Start A Self-Hosted WordPress Blog in 30 Minutes or Less
  113. 113. Log out to your account 113© florangeles.com | Ideal Virtual Professional - How to Start A Self-Hosted WordPress Blog in 30 Minutes or Less
  114. 114. Log In to WordPress using your new username and password 114© florangeles.com | Ideal Virtual Professional - How to Start A Self-Hosted WordPress Blog in 30 Minutes or Less
  115. 115. Go to All Users, delete previous username 115© florangeles.com | Ideal Virtual Professional - How to Start A Self-Hosted WordPress Blog in 30 Minutes or Less 1 2
  116. 116. Tick Attribute all content to the new User 116
  117. 117. Click on Confirm Deletion button 117
  118. 118. I hope you learn something from this tutorial 118© florangeles.com | Ideal Virtual Professional - How to Start A Self-Hosted WordPress Blog in 30 Minutes or Less
  119. 119. You can now start creating your self-hosted WordPress blog Goodluck!  119© florangeles.com | Ideal Virtual Professional - How to Start A Self-Hosted WordPress Blog in 30 Minutes or Less
  120. 120. Try not to become a man of success but a man of value. - Albert Einstein

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