Interested in starting a website in 2016?
The good news is that it has never been easier to start your own website! In this article we provide a 5 step guide to help you through the process of starting your very own website.
Whether you want to start a website for a business, church, charity or for a blog this guide aims to help you get started.
1. Getting started
There are many different ways you can start your own website. In this example, we guide you through the process of launching a WordPress website hosted by Bluehost. WordPress is an amazing free publishing platform that helps you to add content and design to your website. Bluehost helps you to make your website accessible by storing, serving and maintaining your files. Bluehost is the only hosting service officially recommended by WordPress and powers over 2 million websites worldwide!
2. Register with Bluehost
- free domain
- 1-click WordPress install
- 24/7 support
- 30-day money-back guarantee
3. Choose a domain name
Next choose a domain name for your site. This is the name of your site, for example our domain name is www.gozambiajobs.com.
4. Add WordPress
Now that you have signed up to Bluehost you will be provided with some log in details that allow you to log into your account. Log-in to your account and click on the “One-Click Installs” button then click on the WordPress icon. This will open the installation window. Click on the green “Start” button and you will start the WordPress installation. You then just need to:
- Select the domain where you want to install WordPress
- Set up your a username and password for your WordPress install
- Read the terms and conditions and then click “Install Now”
Once WordPress is fully installed, it will provide you with your site URL, the admin login URL, your username, and password. You should get a copy of this information, except your password, in an email as well. Make sure you keep this information in a safe place.
5. Log-in to WordPress
Now you can log into your WordPress site by going to the admin login URL. Enter your username and password, then click “Log In.” This will take you to your WordPress dashboard. From here, you can control everything to do with your WordPress site, such as creating pages, writing posts, and changing the appearance!
IF YOU FOLLOWED THE STEPS ABOVE YOU SHOULD HAVE NOW CREATED YOUR VERY OWN WEBSITE AND CAN BEGIN ADDING YOUR OWN CONTENT, VIDEOS AND PICTURES!
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Check out this video that will guide you through the steps of installing WordPress: www.youtube.com