How To create a WordPress blog With HostGator Hey Guys I’m Pavan Prajapati with irrisgreek and today I’m going to be showing you How to start A WordPress.org Blog with HostGator Steps by Step.
In this blog, I’m going to be going over 4 different steps to get your WordPress blog started with Hostgator.
5 Steps To Start A Blog With WordPress With HostGator
- How to Sign up for an account with Hostgator
- Choosing A Hosting Package
- Registering a Domain name
- Install & Setup WordPress on Hostgator
- Getting to know WordPress and lastly a few helpful resources.
What is WordPress.org?Why WordPress is best?
WordPress.org, often called self-hosted WordPress, is the free, open-source WordPress software that you can install on your own web host to create a website that’s 100% your own. WordPress.com is a for-profit, paid service that is powered by the WordPress.org software. It is the most popular content management system and the fact that it has a standard WordPress dashboard makes it a universal platform that can be effectively used by anyone. Its functionalities are easy to understand and it comes with a host of themes, tools, and plugins, that aids in making a beautiful website.
Why HostGator is Best To Start A Blog ??
Some awesome features you will get with Hostgator’s Hosting is a 1 click WordPress install, 24/7 support from Hostgator, also have award-winning support, they offer a 45-day money-back guarantee. You’ll also receive over $200 in advertising offers from Google and Bing.
Hostgator is one of the top web hosting providers and Hostgator powers over 8,000,000 million domains worldwide. Feel free To Setup WordPress on HostGator.
Start A Blog Without Any Problem
You’ll see a Get Started Click the button.
You will see three different plans you can choose from. The plan I recommend going with is the Hatchling Plan. with Hatchling Plan you will get Free Domain for 1 Year, you can always scale up to one of the other two plans if you need too.
If you have more than one website you will want to go with the baby plan as this includes unlimited domains. Go ahead and select the hosting plan you want to Buy Now!
You will now be on a page where you want to choose your domain name. Type in the domain you would like to use along with the domain extension, for example, .com, .net, .org, etc. I recommend going with a .com if you can as
this is the most common domain extension.
If you already have a domain name just click on the I already own this domain and put in your domain name.
Once you do that we want to choose our hosting plan. Just make sure the package type is the correct
plan you want. Next, you want to choose the billing cycle. You can choose to pay monthly, every 3 months,
6 months, 12 months, 24 months, and 36 months. You will see you will save the most money the farther out you purchase your Hostgator hosting
- Choose Package Type
- Choose Username to register in HostGator
- Choose Billing Cycle (Months )
- Choose A Pin (Pin will use for while need support)
Make sure to remember this as this is used when you need to talk to Hostgator support. Fill in All Information correctly.
Over on the right-hand side, you will see where you can put in your card information or you can pay via a Paypal account. After you input this information go to the next section where you can add additional services if you would like to.
You will see protect your site from hackers. I will say there are plenty of free security alternatives for WordPress so it isn’t necessary. ou will see get a professional email address from Google. Next, you will see back up your hard work. This will create a backup of your site. I’d unselect this as there are free alternatives that work just as well. Next, you will see HTTPS SSL Certificates. To get this, you have to have the baby hosting plan or above. An SSL Certificate protects sensitive customer information.
Choose which tools you need but I recommend don’t add another service because you are a beginner, starting your Blogging Journey just complete Payment.
After Payment, Hostgator will now email you your Hostgator receipt
Hostgator CPanel login credentials. Once you get the email just click the link and login to the Hostgator CPanel. Once you are logged in we want to install WordPress.
You will see one-click installs. Click this and we want to choose WordPress.
Next, you want to choose your domain name. You can pick it from the drop-down. Leave the box next to it where it says directory blank. Now just click next. Now, it will say Blog Title you want to put in the name of your site here. Enter the admin username, password, and other information to use when logging in to WordPress. Next check the automatically create a new database and check you agree to the terms and conditions. Once you do that click the install now button. You will now be redirected to an installation complete page that lists out your WordPress login credentials.
How to Login WordPress Blog DashBoard
You will receive an email with a link from Hostgator with a login URL as well.
Visit this after entering username & password all these details will receive when you complete the installation of WordPress. Once you log in you will be in the WordPress dashboard where you can begin creating your site. Towards the top, you will see your site title and if you hover over it you will see the view site. Click either one and you will see the WordPress default theme currently being used. Now you just need to customize the site and make it look however you would like. On the far left, you will see tabs. Hover over them and get to learn them.
Posts: Where you can Publish new Content on Yor Blog
Pages: Where you can add new pages.
Media: Where your images will show that you upload to your blog.
Comments: Where you can view comments people leave on your blog.
Appearance: Where you can change the look of your theme or change your theme to another one or a Premium theme.
Select Themes when you hover over appearance. It will showcase free WordPress themes you can choose from. If you select the most popular it will show you the most popular free WordPress themes. Hover over a Theme and click activate to make the Theme your WordPress theme.
You should also see add new theme on this page. This is where you can add a new theme if you got it from another site or it is a Premium Theme. A great place to get Premium WordPress themes is Mojo Marketplace.
You have successfully started your WordPress blog with Hostgator. Alright, Guys Thanks for reading this blog completely I hope this article will very useful for your start journey on the blog.