How To Start A WordPress Blog With Hostgator 2019

How To Start A WordPress Blog With Hostgator 2019


How To Start A WordPress Blog With Hostgator
Hey guys, Bryan with WP Cupid Blog and today I’m going to be showing you how to start
a WordPress blog with hostgator step by step. Ill be providing you with a one penny hosting
discount or a 60% off hosting promo code shortly. Make sure you subscribe to our channel as
we are always posting new WordPress tutorial videos. In this video, I’m going to be going over
4 different steps to get your WordPress blog started with Hostgator. Step 1 is how to sign up for an account with
Hostgator, step 2 is choosing a hosting package, step 3 is registering a domain name, step
4 is how to install and setup wordpress on Hostgator, step 5 is getting to know WordPress
and lastly a few resources that are helpful. The awesome folks over at Hostgator has provided
me with an exclusive Hostgator coupon consisting of hosting for one penny for a month or 60%
off Hostgator web hosting. I provided the link to Hostgator in the descritpion
along with the Hostgator coupon codes for the 1 penny offer and 60% off offer. The one penny promo code is CUPID17. And the 60% off hosting is CUPID60. A little disclosure, the link is an affiliate
link. I’ll receive a commission which helps support
this channel and helps us put out WordPress tutorial videos on a regular basis. Some awesome features you will get with Hostgator’s
hosting is a 1 click WordPress install, 24/7 support from Hostgator, they 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 click the hostgator link in the
description to walk through the steps with me to setup wordpress on hostgator. Once you click the link you will see Hostgator’s
web hosting page like you see here. Keep in mind Hostgator does change their landing
page quite often so if it looks different don’t worry. The remaining steps after this stay the same. You’ll see a get started button. Click the button. You will see three different plans you can
choose from. The Hatchling plan, the baby plan, and the
business plan. The plan I recommend going with is the Hatchling
plan. You can have one domain name with this plan. 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
by clicking the sign up now button. 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 for. I’m going to show you how to get hosting even
cheaper than what is listed in just a second. Next, you want to enter your username. Pick anything you would like. Next just enter your 4 digit pin. Make sure to remember this as this is used
when you need to talk to Hostgator support. Next you want to enter your billing information. 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 infromation go to the
next section where you can add additional services if you would like too. You will see protect your site from hackers. I will say there are plenty of free security
alternatives for WordPress so it isn’t neccessarry. You will see get a professional email address
from Google. I’d unselect this as you get free email accounts
with the Hostgator hosting. Select this only if you’d prefer to do it
via 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 Certifcates. In order to get this you have to have the
baby hosting plan or above. A SSL Certificate protects sensative customer
information. The next section is where you can add a coupon
code. If you want to receive Hostgator hosting for
a penny for a month just type in CUPID17 and click validate. You will see your hosting now says one penny. This amount might be different if your adding
a domain name to the order or have one of the additional services selected. If your wanting to buy hosting for 36 months
the promo code that is there will give you the biggest discount. If you plan to buy hosting for 3 months, 6
months, 12 months, or 24 months you will get a discount by using this promo code CUPID60. Now, just scroll down and accept the terms
and conditions and click the checkout now button. You will now be directed to a thank you page. Hostgator will now email you your Hostgator
receipt and your 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 for when logging in to WordPress. Next check the automatically create a new
database and check the you agree to the terms and conditions. Once you do that click the install now button. You will now be redirected to a installation
complete page that lists out your WordPress login credentials. Now you want to enter your domain name at
the top of the search engine and put a /wp-admin. Just like you see here. This will take you to the WordPress login
page for your site. You will receive an email with a link from
Hostgator with a login url as well. Once you log in you will be in the WordPress
dashboard where you can begin in creating your site. Towards the top you will see your site title
and if you hover over it you will see 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 is where you can add new posts. Pages is where you can add new pages. The media tab is where your images will show
that you upload to your blog. Comments is where you can view comments people
leave on your blog. Appearance is 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 appareance. It will showcase free WordPress themes to
you can choose from. If you select 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. I included the link in the description below. You can get already professional made WordPress
Themes if you don’t want to bother with designing your site, etc. Another great site if you need help with designing
or customizations in WordPress is freelancer.com. You can hire freelancers for tasks that you
need done for as low as $10 per task. You just post a task for free and freelancers
all around the world bid on your project and you choose whoever you would like to work
on your project. Fiverr is another great resource where you
can get tasks done for just $5. You have successfully started your WordPress
blog with Hostgator. Alright guys, thanks for watching. That is how to start a WordPress blog with
Hostgator. Give this video a thumbs up and subscribe
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