How to Find the Best WordPress Hosting – Themes Torrent
So you’ve decided to host your WordPress site on your own computer. Congratulations! You’ve taken the first step on your journey to becoming a webmaster. But what’s next? This article will teach you the basics of hosting a WordPress site so you can move forward quickly and effortlessly.
Choosing A Name
One of the first things you’ll need to do is choose a name for your new website. You want to pick a name that is both easy to type and memorable. Also, make sure the name does not already exist, as this could potentially lead you to legal troubles (i.e., buying a named brand or company). You’ll also need to consider the characters that might be problematic when typing the name in (i.e.,!@#$%^&*). If you’re using WordPress, the built-in “generate names” feature can help take the drudgery out of choosing a new site name. Simply input your existing.com domain and click generate, which will give you a list of possible names.
It’s a good idea to enter a few characters from the generated list to see how they work together. For example, if you enter “ag” together they make up the word “agile,” which you might consider for a startup company’s website. Of course, this is just one of the many possibilities and it’s not a coincidence that you get an agile developer when you enter this combination. You’ll also need to take into consideration the possibility of running out of combinations (i.e., “agl” would be two short letters, making it a partial word). If this is the case, try entering a few more letters until you find a combination that works.
Choosing A Domain
Once you’ve registered your.com domain, you’ll need to purchase a premium version to be able to use it to create a website. One thing to note is that you can’t purchase a.com domain through Google Apps and many hosting providers including Bluehost do not allow you to use a free domain with their service. So, if you don’t have a large sum of money to spend on a premium domain name, you might want to look for a different solution.
Now that you have your domain name and you’re sure that it’s not taken, it’s time to install WordPress. Again, you’ll need to have a.com domain to install WordPress, otherwise several different domain extensions might be required. Once you’ve installed WordPress, it’s time to launch the browser extension so that you can begin using the software; otherwise, you’ll need to log in to your WordPress dashboard manually.
Set Up Your Database And Install WordPress Plugins
The next step is to set up your database and install WordPress plugins. A plugin is a piece of software that makes doing certain things on your site much easier. In this case, we’ll be using plugins to set up categories and tags for our blog posts, as well as to connect our blog to social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook.
To set up your WordPress database, navigate to your dashboard and click on the button that says “Install WordPress plugin.” From here you’ll see a long list of plugins, which you can install. Each plugin will have a description next to it that will tell you what it does. Simply find the plugin that you think will be the most useful and click the button to install it.
Some plugins, like the Better Display Suite (formerly known as Visual Composer) can take a little while to set up. Once you’ve installed the plugin, it’ll give you a new section at the top of your dashboard that you can use to customize the look and feel of your site. You can access these settings by clicking on the link at the top of the page, which will take you to your WordPress dashboard.
Customize Your WordPress Dashboard
Your WordPress dashboard is where all of your web content resides. This includes posts, pages, and galleries. Before you start designing your dashboard, it’s important to know what you’re working with. Your WordPress dashboard is not a template you can just install and use – it requires a bit of work. Designing a functional WordPress dashboard is pretty easy, however, once you’ve completed the initial setup, the customization can get a little daunting.
Luckily, there are several tools that can help with the daunting task of designing a WordPress dashboard. One tool that can help you is WooCommerce. When you install WooCommerce, you can automatically generate a dashboard for your website. Just fill out the necessary fields and click save. From here you can begin uploading products and adding them to your shopping cart. When you’re ready to checkout, click the button that says “continue as guest” instead of “sign in.” This will take you to the WooCommerce dashboard, where you can log in to check out as a guest.
Choose A Hosting Provider
Once you’ve uploaded your WordPress dashboard and you’re ready to publish your first blog post, it’s time to choose a hosting provider. WordPress itself is incredibly flexible when it comes to the different types of hosting available, so you’re sure to find a variety of hosting providers that suit your needs. Choosing a hosting provider is simply a matter of going through their entire website and comparing their offering to what you need. Some of the things you might want to look out for are security features, customer support, and whether or not they have a money-back guarantee.
When selecting a host for your WordPress site, make sure to pay attention to their customer support. After all, if you’re planning on using the service, you might as well make sure that you’re getting the best customer support possible. This is especially important if you’re a beginner or intermediate blogger who doesn’t have much experience with websites and online businesses. Using a service that provides excellent customer support could make a big difference in your decision-making process. Choosing a hosting provider with a great, friendly community is always a plus as well.
Update Your Plugins
Now that you have a hosting provider, you’ll need to update your plugins to the latest version. In the past, this might have been difficult to do. When one of the plugins you use goes out of date, you’ll either need to download and install the latest version manually or wait for the hosting provider to do it for you. Luckily, many modern host providers keep their plugins up to date and secure, so you won’t have to worry about this as much. Still, if you’re a beginner or intermediate blogger who doesn’t use a lot of plugins, this step might require some research.
Set Up Your Social Media Accounts
Once your blog is up and running, it’s time to connect it to social media. In the past, this might have been difficult to do as well. To connect your WordPress blog to various social platforms like Twitter and Facebook, you’ll need to use the built-in sharing buttons that are located at the end of each post. Simply click on the button that corresponds with the platform you’re using (i.e., Twitter) and you’ll be given a drop-down menu of options that you can connect to your blog post.
Design Your Website And Publish It
Once you’ve connected your blog to social media, it’s time to start designing your website. To do this, you’ll need to navigate to your dashboard and click on the button that says “New.” This will open up a blank slate where you can begin designing the look of your site. To publish your new site, click on the button that says “go live” instead of “continue as guest” and follow the instructions. Congratulations! You’ve just launched a brand new website.
As you can see, setting up a WordPress site is pretty easy. From the moment you log in to your dashboards, you’ll be presented with options for enhancing your site’s functionality. Plus, with WordPress being the flexible platform that it is, you’re sure to find a variety of options that suit your needs. Don’t be afraid to try out new things!