How to Set up a WordPress Blog with SiteGround

How to Set up a WordPress Blog with SiteGround


Hey what’s up it’s Emily and today I’m going
to show you how to set up your WordPress blog with SiteGround. I want you to also follow along with the blog
post that I have linked, But I just wanted to give you a visual representation
of how to set up your blog with SiteGround So the first thing you’re going to do is to
go SiteGround.com because I personally am a very visual person
and I know that this can
help you as well. So the first thing you’re going to do is go
ahead and go to SiteGround.com. You can feel free to use my link below and
if you choose to do so it really just helps support me and helps support my blog and I
very much appreciate it if you do choose to use my link. Once you get into SiteGround you’re going
to go ahead and click on hosting. As you can see there are three hosting plans
to choose from but the two we are going to focus on are the startup plan and the grow
big plan. The grow big plan is the most popular and
it’s suitable for people that are really looking to grow their blog or if you have multiple
sites or plan to have multiple blogs in the future. You can read all about the essential features
and premium features for both plans. Once you choose a plan you’re going to click
get started. You will then be taken to this page where
you can register a new domain name or type in a domain name if you already have it. If you don’t already have a domain name you
can go ahead and purchase one from SiteGround. Simply type in your domain name and click
proceed. Once you have chosen a domain you will be
taken to this page which really just has all of your account information. So you’re just going to add in all of your
account information, all of your personal information and your payment information. Then you will get down to purchase information
and it’s going to show you what plan you’re on and how long you want hosting for. I highly recommend going with the 12 months,
24 months or 36 months. this does mean that you are going to be paying
for a while year, two years, or three years in advance. Next, you are going to scroll down to extra
services. and because I chose a domain name I’m going
to pay a little bit extra. You are then going to see domain privacy. If you blog from home and you’re business
address is your home address and you don’t want the whole world to see that address then
you are going to want to pay a little bit extra for the domain privacy. If you don’t really care or if you have a
different address for your blog and your business then it doesn’t really matter. Then you will also see the SG Site Scanner
which again you can pay a little bit extra for. This is not something that I personally use
and again it’s completely up to you and is a personal preference. Once you have this page all filled out you
will pay and click pay now. You have now officially purchased a SiteGround
hosting plan and this is what your SiteGround will look like once you log in. The next steps are to go to my accounts, and
then you’re going to click on cPanel. and click proceed. This is the SiteGround cPanel and you’re going
to scroll down to security. This is where we’re going to set up an SSL
certificate. So you’re going to click on let’s encrypt. Your page is going to look a little bit different
than mine because I already have an SSL certificate but it’s just going to ask you which website
that you want an SSL certificate on and then you just click that and that’s literally all
you do. An SSL certificate is a certificate that tells
Google and other people that come to your blog that your site is safe and secure. This service is 100% free through SiteGround
and it is something that is really really important to have on your site. Once you have your SSL certificate set up,
head back to the cPanel home. Now we’re going to set up WordPress. At the top here you can see autoinstallers
and WordPress. Click on WordPress. You are now going to taken to this page and
all you have to do is fill click install now. Next it just asks you for a bunch of information
but don’t worry we’re going to go through all of this quickly. You want to make sure that this is on https://
because this is the SSL certificate again showing Google and others that your site is
safe and secure. You are then going to choose the domain, the
domain that you just chose to sign up your hosting with and “in directory” you can leave
completly blank. Next you have site settings. this is going to be your site name and site
descritpion. To be honest, I usually just ignore this part
because it doesn’t really matter at first and you can change it once you get into your
Wordpress blog anyway. Then you add your admin account so this is
going to be your admin username, your password and your email. This is how you’re going to log in to your
Wordpress blog so make sure that these are things that you’re going to remember or at
least write them down in a place that you can find them easily so you don’t have to
change them a thousand times like I do. Next you’re going to choose your language
and then select plugins. All of these are completly optional but the
only one that I highly recommend using is the classic editor. WordPress recently changed their editor and
I find it to be quite a bit confusing for beginners that are first using WordPress or
people that are new to blogging so to keep your editor the same with WordPress go ahead
and click on classic editor and then click install. Once you click install you will offically
have your WordPress site set up. To go to your WordPress site all you have
to do is type in your domain name dash wp dash admin. And then it will ask for your login information
and you’ll be taken to the backend of WordPress. This is where you’re going to be doing most
of your blogging and adding posts, changing your themes and everything like that. This now concludes the tutorial on how to
set up your WordPress blog with SiteGround and I really appreciate you taking the time
to watch this video. If you ever have any questions please don’t
hesitate to email me, I’m always more than happy to help you. And if you would like SiteGround to just set
this up for you you can just go to the help center and they will actually set up your
hosting site for you so you don’t have even have to worry about anything.

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