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Everything You Need To Get Started With WordPress (part 1)

Getting started and keeping first things first

If you’ve tried before, you might have noticed that getting started with WordPress isn’t quite so simple as it’s portrayed to be.

There is a lot of work that needs to be done. Lots of steps to be completed, if you’re going to do it right.

That’s the beauty of this series – it’s everything you need to get started with WordPress without a bunch of fluff.

You don’t have to be a professional web developer to use it (but there is a section for developers, too).

This is meant to be a starting point for you – whether you’re brand new to WordPress or a seasoned developer looking for a little fresh inspiration.

Getting the stuff on this list done is just the beginning to your online adventure. Have fun with it. Make it fun.

Getting Started With WordPress

Choose your domain name

One of the first things you need to do is get your domain name registered.

Finding the right domain name for your new website is a big deal, so make sure you get a good
one.

Complete guide on how to choose a domain name
What registrar should I use to buy a domain name?

Get signed up for your hosting account

A crucial element to your site’s performance is getting a quality web hosting partner. Make sure you get a good one.

How to choose a web host

Get WordPress installed on your hosting account

Getting WordPress installed is a pretty easy process. There are 1-click install options, or WordPress’ own “Famous 5 Minute Installation.”

Configure your user account

When WordPress install is completed and you’ve set a username and password, you’ve only started the process of setting up your user account. Make sure your user profile is set up correctly and completely.

Configure your DNS records

Get your DNS for your domain name pointed to your hosting account if it’s not the same place.

Make sure that your timezone is set correctly

Get your timezone set correctly so if you schedule posts they’re published at the correct time.

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