How to Manage Your Godaddy Web Hosting Account with WordPress
Do you host websites on Godaddy? If so, you’re in the right place. In this article, we’ll discuss how to manage your Godaddy web hosting account with WordPress. We’ll cover everything from basic setup to advanced topics such as integrating WordPress with Shopify and optimizing your site for SEO.
Why WordPress for the Website Deployment Process?
WordPress is the #1 Content Management System (CMS) available today. It is open source and free to use. This means that you have complete control over the theme and layout of your site. Plus, you can take advantage of all of the free plugins that WordPress has to offer. In addition, there are thousands of professional templates available for download from the WordPress.org website. This makes it easy to find a theme that suits your needs. WordPress is also extremely secure and easy to use. Anyone can setup a basic website using the platform without any special training.
Setting Up Your WordPress Account
Before you can start using WordPress to manage your Godaddy account, you’ll need to have an account set up on the WordPress.org website. To get started, click the button below.
You will then be taken to the registration page where you can enter your email address, username, and password. Make sure to use a unique password that you will not use anywhere else. You’ll also need to confirm your email address by clicking the link in the email that was sent from WordPress.org.
Once you’ve completed the registration process, you can click the button below to continue to the login page.
Logging In to Your WordPress Account
Now that you have a WordPress account set up, you can log in to the site from any computer or mobile device and start creating content.
On the login page, you will need to enter your username and password to continue. Make sure to use a strong password that is at least 8 characters and contains at least one numeral (0-9), a symbol (eg,! @ # $ % &), and a capital letter (A-Z). After you log in, you will be presented with the WordPress dashboard which is the backbone of your WordPress-powered site.
WordPress Dashboard Overview
On the WordPress dashboard, you will see several links and menus that can help you manage your site. The menus at the top of the page are as follows:
- SEO & Marketing
- SEO & Marketing
The tools menu will give you access to a number of different apps that can help you manage and grow your site. The apps in this section, in order of appearance, are:
- Contact Form 7
- Freshly Brewed Premium Coffee
- Redirect Manager
- Actions Plus
- All In One SEO Pack
The settings menu allows you to customize many aspects of your site, from the theme (which is displayed at the top of the dashboard) to the layout and color scheme of your site. You can also choose to have a static or dynamic blog header.
The WordPress dashboard comes with a large number of themes pre-installed. In order to use any of these themes, you must first log out of your WordPress account. Next, you must visit the WordPress theme directory and download the.zip file for the theme you want to use. Finally, you should install the downloaded theme by clicking the button below.
If you’ve been following our blog posts, you’ll know that we prefer using a custom design for our blog headers. This is because we find that the pre-installed themes often do not provide enough flexibility when it comes to modifying the header and background images. However, you can use any of the free themes that come with the WordPress dashboard to get started with your blog.
The WordPress layouts are the two sidebars that are located at the top of the dashboard. These sidebars can be used to display content in a variety of ways. You should be familiar with the default left sidebar as it is the standard way most blogs utilize this feature. However, the other sidebar (at the right of the page) provides more flexibility. This is because it allows you to show an image or video at the top with content below it. In some themes, the right sidebar is also a scrollable panel that can be repositioned anywhere on the page using custom CSS.
It is important to note that once you have set up your WordPress account and logged in, you cannot use the menus above the dashboard to switch between the different layouts. To do this, you must click the three horizontal dots in the upper right hand corner of the page.
One of the most distinctive features of the WordPress dashboard is the range of custom backgrounds available. These backgrounds can be used to decorate the page and give it a distinctive look. As with the headers, you can click the three dots in the upper right corner of the page to access the settings menu. Here, you can choose a background for the site.
As you can see in the image below, the default background provided by WordPress is white and can be used to create a sleek and simple look for your website. If you’d like to add a bit more color, you can use a Photoshop or graphic design program to create a background image in the size and shape you require. Once you’ve created this image, you should be able to choose it as your site’s background on the WordPress dashboard.
Adding Pages and Posts to Your WordPress Blog
So far, we’ve discussed how to set up your WordPress account and log in to the dashboard. Next, we will discuss adding pages and posts to your WordPress blog. To add a page, simply visit the WordPress.org website and click the button below.
You will then be taken to the Add New page section where you can choose a name for the page, enter a short description, and click the button to continue to the next step.
Now, you must enter the URL where you would like the page to appear. Bear in mind that you have complete control over the content and layout of the page. You can also choose to have the page be your blog’s home page or have it act as a landing page for a particular post. In addition to the URL, you will need to select a template that you want to use for the page from the below menu. In most cases, it is best to select the Twenty Twelve option as it is a suitable theme for creating a sleek and modern looking site.
Once you’ve entered the URL, you can start entering the content for the page. The content in the below example comes from a blog post (hence the &post suffix) and can be utilized to create a resource-rich page that will act as an archive of an event or series of events (e.g., a blog post archive).
When entering content to create a new page or post, you should always use a variation of the blog post name (i.e., archive, posts, news, etc.). This will help you easily identify the content you’re entering when searching for it later on. In addition to the blog post name, you can enter a description of what the content is, if necessary. Remember that the page will be archive of a blog post so you can use the above example to get a feel for how a page like this will look like.
Saving and Upping Your WordPress Blog
Once you’ve created content for your blog, you should see a list of previously created pages under the heading of &Blog on the WordPress dashboard. If you’ve been following along so far, you should now have a WordPress account set up with a blank slate ready to be decorated.