5 Steps for Creating a Website<br />Perfect for Beginners15 Minutes for Creation<br />Cost: Less than $20<br />
5 Step Web DesignRegister Domain<br /><ul><li> Register a new domain at NameCheap.com
Search for your desired domain
 If available, select and purchase the domain</li></ul>Recommending Domain Host<br />NameCheap.com<br />
5 Step Web DesignRegister Domain<br /><ul><li> Your cart will display along with the domain cost
Click the Standard Checkout button
Make a note of your login information and the domain expiration</li></li></ul><li>5 Step Web Design Purchase a Hosting Pla...
 Determine if you will only host one website or if you think you will add additional sites to your hosting provider
Hostgator.comoffers several affordable packages that offer great flexibility</li></ul>Recommending Domain Host<br />Hostga...
5 Step Web Design Purchase a Hosting Plan<br /><ul><li>Choose Hatchling Plan for hosting only one-site (no add-on domains)
Choose Baby Plan for the ability to have multiple add-on domains
Once a package is selected, click the Order Now button</li></ul>Recommending Domain Host<br />Hostgator.com<br />
5 Step Web DesignPurchase a Hosting Plan<br /><ul><li>Enter your domain name in the “I Currently Have a Domain Name” secti...
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Yes! You Can Create A Website in 15 Minutes

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5 Simple to follow steps for creating a professional website. This is simply the best way to establish a presence on the web. You will be VERY pleased with the results. Do what the professionals do and follow these steps to get a website today.

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Yes! You Can Create A Website in 15 Minutes

  1. 1. 5 Steps for Creating a Website<br />Perfect for Beginners15 Minutes for Creation<br />Cost: Less than $20<br />
  2. 2. 5 Step Web DesignRegister Domain<br /><ul><li> Register a new domain at NameCheap.com
  3. 3. Search for your desired domain
  4. 4. If available, select and purchase the domain</li></ul>Recommending Domain Host<br />NameCheap.com<br />
  5. 5. 5 Step Web DesignRegister Domain<br /><ul><li> Your cart will display along with the domain cost
  6. 6. Click the Standard Checkout button
  7. 7. Make a note of your login information and the domain expiration</li></li></ul><li>5 Step Web Design Purchase a Hosting Plan<br /><ul><li> Select a hosting plan at Hostgator.com
  8. 8. Determine if you will only host one website or if you think you will add additional sites to your hosting provider
  9. 9. Hostgator.comoffers several affordable packages that offer great flexibility</li></ul>Recommending Domain Host<br />Hostgator.com<br />
  10. 10. 5 Step Web Design Purchase a Hosting Plan<br /><ul><li>Choose Hatchling Plan for hosting only one-site (no add-on domains)
  11. 11. Choose Baby Plan for the ability to have multiple add-on domains
  12. 12. Once a package is selected, click the Order Now button</li></ul>Recommending Domain Host<br />Hostgator.com<br />
  13. 13. 5 Step Web DesignPurchase a Hosting Plan<br /><ul><li>Enter your domain name in the “I Currently Have a Domain Name” section (leave off the http:// or www)
  14. 14. Click the Continue to Step 2 button
  15. 15. Select your package and billing cycle
  16. 16. Enter your user name and password
  17. 17. Complete your purchase and Hostgator.comwill send you an email with cPanel login instructions</li></ul>Recommending Domain Host<br />Hostgator.com<br />
  18. 18. 5 Step Web DesignSelecting DNS Name Server Information<br /><ul><li> Login to the Hostgator.comcPanel to begin setting up and/or managing your website
  19. 19. Copy your DNS Server Names in the Account Information box
  20. 20. The DNS Server Names will be added to the Domain Host information</li></ul>Recommending Domain Host<br />Hostgator.com<br />
  21. 21. 5 Step Web DesignRedirect Domain Name Servers<br /><ul><li> Login to NameCheap.com and click the View link for the # of domains that you have
  22. 22. Click the name of your Domain from the list
  23. 23. Click the Transfer DNS to Webhost link</li></li></ul><li>5 Step Web DesignRedirect Domain Name Servers<br /><ul><li> Enter the name server information provided by Hostgator.cominto the Lines 1 and 2 of the list
  24. 24. Save your information
  25. 25. You have now told NameCheap.comthat your site is being hosted by HostGator.com</li></li></ul><li>5 Step Web DesignSetup WordPress<br /><ul><li> Login to Hostgator.comcPanel (refer to the email that Hostgator.comsent previously
  26. 26. Once the Control Panel page opens, scroll to the Software/Services section
  27. 27. Click the Fantastico De Luxe icon
  28. 28. Fantastico makes it simple to establish your site</li></li></ul><li>5 Step Web DesignSetup WordPress<br /><ul><li> On the Fantastico page, click the “WordPress” link in the left sidebar
  29. 29. Click New Installation
  30. 30. Update the administrative fields for your WordPress installation
  31. 31. Click the Install WordPress button</li></li></ul><li>5 Step Web DesignSetting Your WordPress Options<br />The following are basic post installation procedures for WordPress:<br /><ul><li>Change the default admin password. The default WordPress password is very difficult to remember, so make it something you’ll be more comfortable with.
  32. 32. Fill out your profile. I recommend you fill out your first and last names, and website address if it’s different to your blog address. You can use these parameters in your WordPress theme to display your name and website alongside posts written by you.
  33. 33. Set the tagline for the blog. The default tagline reads “Just another WordPress weblog”. Not very professional. You can change this in Options / General.
  34. 34. Clear the default blogroll. Click on the Blogroll menu (used to be called Links in previous versions) and delete the entries in there.
  35. 35. Delete the “Hello World” post. WordPress starts you off with one post and a comment from Mr. WordPress.
  36. 36. Edit the About page. WordPress automatically creates an About page for your blog. It’s recommended that you fill this in, because it provides basic information to your readers about the topic of your blog.
  37. 37. Configure discussion options. This controls whether blog comments are left automatically or if they’re held for review. The default settings are pretty good, but you can enforce stricter rules by selecting “An administrator must always approve the comment” [I highly recommend this].
  38. 38. Create Categories. This is an important step, as your categories will help organize your content for years to come. </li>

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