Using QuickInstall for Installing WordPress

Using QuickInstall for installing WordPress via your cpanel is pretty straight forward and takes less than ten minutes. Before you can start building your website you need to have WordPress installed. If you have never viewed it before, it can be a little confusing

Here are some detailed steps for the beginner to make the process not so daunting and easy to follow.

Using QuickInstall for Installing WordPress

Once you have logged into your cpanel, you will scroll down to almost the bottom of the page.

Under “Software and Services”, click on the “QuickInstall” icon

Using QuickInstall for Installing WordPress

 

Click on “Get WordPress”

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Click on “Install WordPress”

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Fill out the next page as shown in the image below.

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Once you click “Install WordPress”, you will see at the top of your screen – “Your Credentials”.

This is your login link, username and password, make sure you note them down in a safe place. (LastPass free password manager is good for this).

Once this is done you can use these credentials to log into your WordPress admin area and start searching for the theme you want to use.

If you have any questions, please leave them below in the comments or contact us.

Choose a Niche – What is That?

What is a Niche?

Choose a Niche - What is That?When you first start your online business, choosing a niche is probably one of the hardest things to do. So first, let’s take a look at what a niche is.

According to Merriam-Webster, it means that a business’s products or services can succeed by being sold to a particular group of people. So a niche can be described a service or product that people are looking for.

In other words, think about who your audience is. Who are you trying to help or sell to? What do you have to offer?

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Name Your Domain

Name Your Domain

Whats in a Name ShakespeareSo, you have chosen a niche and now need to choose a name for your website. Some may advise you to do a keyword search to see how that domain name ranks. but there is more to it than that.

This used to be a good strategy but is no longer as relevant as it was. The search engines now find your website through the keywords and content that you write.

You want a name that is not too long and hopefully easy to remember. Think about all the “big guys”, Google, Yahoo, Bing, we’ve all heard of them and not a keyword in site!

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Website Hosting – What to Look For

Website Hosting - What to Look For

Hosting Your Site

There are many options available for hosting your domain. The first thing you want to do is figure out what your needs are. A good idea is to start out small. Most hosts offer different package sizes so go with a small shared hosting account to start out. You can always upgrade later if need be to VPS or dedicated hosting. Shared hosting is easy to maintain, fairly cheap and satisfactory for new websites.

You want a host that has a powerful server with little or no down time. You can check a hosts uptime score, which needs to be above 99%. Just pop over to Pingdom to check the hosts uptime.

Be sure that the host you choose is not too limited on how many domains you can host. Domain names are cheap and it is quite common to own multiples.

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Build Your Website

build a websiteBuild Your Website

You’ve chosen your niche, you’ve bought your domain, chosen your hosting and now it’s time to build your website. We’ve used a number of different platforms for building websites and WordPress is, in our view, the easiest to use.

Although most good hosting platforms provide a 1 click install of WordPress, over at Wealthy Affiliate all this is done for you. You can literally build a website in around 30 seconds!

Of course, there’s a lot more to it than that, firstly you’ll have a theme to choose. The theme is the “look” of your site and there are thousands of free and paid themes to choose from .You’ll change your mind quite a few times before you settle on one you like! The theme on this website is “Enfold” which is mobile friendly, important today when many people are viewing websites on their mobiles and tablets.

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