how to start a blog on SiteGround.
SiteGround wordpress tutorial. Hey guys bryan with WP Cupid Blog and in this
video I’m going be showing you how to start and create a blog on SiteGround
starting a blog on SiteGround is now easier than ever by the end of this
video you will know how to start a blog on site ground this isn’t easy to follow
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the steps on how to start a blog with SiteGround
I’ll be going over four different steps step one is how to sign up for an
account with SiteGround step 2 is choosing a hosting plan where you can
get up to 60% off site ground hosting step 3 is registering a domain name
step 4 is installing and setting up WordPress on site ground and then I’ll
be going over WordPress so you can get familiar with the basics to get your
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tutorial videos on a regular basis a little about site ground site ground
currently powers over 1 million domains worldwide they provide 24/7 technical
support they provide a 30-day money-back guarantee 99.9% uptime guarantee free
daily backups of your site and they provide free ssl certificates with all
their hosting plans setting up WordPress on site ground only takes a few clicks
of a button if you haven’t already feel free to click the site ground link in
the description to walk through the steps with me to start and create a blog
on site ground let’s get started after you click the link you’ll be at the site
ground web hosting page this is where you can select your hosting plan you
will see 3 different plans a startup plan grow big plan in a go geek plan the
most popular plan is to grow big plan this plan is good if you plan on having
more than one website this plan also comes with premium features which
consist of a free site transfer priority technical support super cash or for
faster site speed and free backup resource the startup plan is a great
choice too if you plan on just having one website you can always scale up to
another plan anytime if you hover over all essential features you can see
everything the plan includes for the grow big plan or go geek plan hover over
the premium features and you can see what that includes if you scroll down a
bit you can get more information on each plan as you can see here once you know
the plan that you want click the orange get started button at the top of the
page or the green blue get this plan button you will now be only choosing the
main page if you need to register a new domain name just enter the domain that
you would like to have once you type in your domain it’ll let you know if it is
available or not if you already own a domain name select you already own a
domain name option and enter in your domain name once you’re done click the
proceed button the next step is to put in your account information putting the
best email address for you in the password you want to have for your site
ground account next put in your information for the client information
put in your country first and last name the company name is optional state or
Providence the city street address zip code and phone number next put in your
payment information next you will see purchase information if for any reason
you need to change the plan click the square box to change your plan you will
see data center by default it will choose the data center closest to you
click the gray box with arrows to see the other data centers and change if you
need to next you will see period click this to choose how long you want to
purchase your strike ground hosting plan for I recommend going with at least a 12
month option so you can avoid the setup fee and save some money by doing so next
extra services if you already own your domain name two of the options regarding
the domain name will not show up if you registered your domain name with sight
ground you will see the domain registration fee domain privacy I highly
recommend as this will keep your personal contact information safe so
that your personal information is not out for everyone to get access to by
choosing this your information will show site grounds information instead of
yours without domain privacy more than likely you will get a good bit of
telemarketers and marketers bugging you trying to sell all their services to you
next SG site scanner this plug-in will scan
your site daily to see if there is any malware on your site or if you’ve been
hacked it’ll let you know if this happened
all these extra services options are completely optional and you can always
get one at a later date if you decide to next agree to the terms and conditions
select if you want SiteGround news and special offers sent to your email
address and click the Pay Now button you have successfully purchased
SiteGround hosting site ground will email you a copy of your receipt if you
did register your domain name with SiteGround you will get a confirmation
email that you’ll need to confirm for the new domain you registered now we
need to install and set up WordPress on SiteGround now just log in to your site
ground dashboard you can do so by clicking login at the top on the site
ground website once you’re logged in this is what the site ground dashboard
looks like click my account you’ll see a go to cPanel button click this click
proceed this is what the site ground cPanel looks like you will see auto
installers you’ll see WordPress Bish’s will be installing WordPress first let’s
install the free SSL certificate to make your site secure scroll down to the
security section and click on let’s encrypt click this you will see it says
you have no let’s encrypt certificates installed on your account select your
domain and click install once you install the free SSL certificate you
don’t need to do anything else it will automatically renew now go back to the
site ground cPanel like you see here you will see auto installers you’ll see
WordPress click WordPress next find the Install Now link click this you’ll see
HTTP click this and change to HTTPS now choose a domain name that you selected
for your website the directory keep blank you don’t want anything put in
here now put in your site name put in a site description my blog is dedicated to
WordPress for example so my description is WordPress tutorial and resource site
next ignore the enable multi-site unless you are implementing that now put in
your admin username and password in the admin email address this is the
information to log into WordPress select your language
next select if you want limit login attempts this will limit the amount of
time a wrong password or username is entered in to protect you from hackers
next you can select contact forms by WP / forms
this makes it easy for you to add contact forms to your site next choose a
theme I just keep this to none I’ll be going over this here shortly I
wouldn’t mess with Advanced Options unless you are experienced with the
things listed under that click install WordPress will now begin installing on
your site Brown account give it just a few minutes once it is done installing
it will list out your WordPress admin URL click this to go to your WordPress
login page I would bookmark this link so you can
easily access it making logging in a quick process for you to log into
WordPress the easiest way for the future is typing your domain name with a slash
WP dash admin just like you see here this brings up the WordPress login URL
now enter the wordpress username and password you picked out you’ll now be in
the WordPress dashboard on the far left you will see tabs hover over them and
get to learn them post is where you can add new post 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
plugins is where you can install plug-ins for your blog almost any
customization or feature that you would want more than likely there’s a plug-in
already made for it appearance is where you can pick out a
theme or 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 that 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 install and then 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 is a premium theme a
great resource i’ve used for several years and recommend for professional
WordPress themes that look like an award winning design agency did your blog is
themed forest this is the theme forest homepage and the drop-down where it says
WordPress you can click on popular items to check out the most popular premium
WordPress themes you can easily search for your industry with WordPress after
it to search premium WordPress themes you can click a theme and you can click
preview theme to see what the theme would look like live on the web
a few examples of premium WordPress themes that are already pre-made for you
to input your information or change however you like you’ll see they look
really good click the link in the description below to check out theme
forest in the top left of your WordPress dashboard you will see welcome here or
your site title towards the top of the page click this to view your site
another great resource that is helpful and used by over 500,000 users is the
drag-and-drop editor called elementary page builder elementary page builder
makes starting and creating your WordPress site easy you can make edits
by dragging and dropping search element or page builder on the plugins page and
install and activate it if you’d like to try it out Elementor has a free and paid
version I provide a link in the description so you can check out and
compare the features of the free and paid versions and that is how to start a
blog on SiteGround I hope you enjoyed this SiteGround wordpress tutorial
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