how to start a wordpress blog with
hostgator hostgator blog tutorial hey guys bryan with WP cupid blog and today
i’m gonna be showing you how to start a wordpress blog with hostgator step by
step in this Hostgator blog tutorial video I’ll be providing you with 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 gonna be going
over four different steps to start your WordPress blog with Hostgator step one
is how to sign up for an account with Hostgator step 2 is choosing a hosting
package step 3 is registering a domain name and
then step 4 is how to install and setup WordPress on Hostgator so you can start
making a wordpress blog with Hostgator the awesome folks over at Hostgator have
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is Cupid 60 a little disclosure the link is an affiliate link I’ll receive a
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description to walk through the steps with me to setup WordPress on Hostgator
once you click the link you will see Hostgator web hosting page like to see
here keep in mind Hostgator does change their landing page quite often so if it
looks different don’t worry the remaining state steps after this stay
the same you’ll see a get started button click the button you’ll see three
different plans you can choose from the hatchling plan the baby plan in 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 to if you need more than one website you’ll
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
dotnet dot 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 three months six months 12 months 24 months and 36 months
you will see you will save the most money the farther out you purchase your
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what is listed in just a second next you want to enter your username pick
anything you would like just enter your four-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 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 you will see get a professional email address
from Google I don’t select this as you can get free
email accounts with the Hostgator hosting select this only if you prefer
to do it via Google next you will see back up your hard work this will create
a backup of your site I don’t select this as there are free
alternatives that work just as well next you will see HTTPS SSL Certificates in
order to get this you have to have the baby hosting plan or above an SSL
certificate protects sensitive customer information the next section is where
you and a coupon code if you want to receive
hostgator hosting for up to 60% off use promo code Cupid 60 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
install 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 we’ll 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 into WordPress next check the
automatically create a new database and check that 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 slash WP dash admin just like you see
here this will take you to the wordpress login page for your site you’ll 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 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 let’s get to know WordPress a bit 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 add in 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 appearance it showcase free wordpress themes that 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 the plugins tab in the left menu click
add new this is where you can add new plugins for your site pretty much any
feature or customization you would want more than likely there is a plug-in to
do that one of the best plugins that can make starting your wordpress blog on
Hostgator easier is the plug-in called Elementor elementary page builder is a
drag-and-drop editor for WordPress Elementor is the number one WordPress
page builder today and over 500,000 users use it all around the world this
plug-in can save you a ton of time in lots of headaches figuring out how to
make specific customizations this plug-in has a free version and a paid
version if you want to activate this plug-in click Elementor page builder in
the search bar you’ll see the plug-in click the Install Now button and click
activate to activate the plug-in I provide a link in the description so
that you can check out their site in the free and premium features a great place
to get premium WordPress themes is theme forest I include 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 your customizations in WordPress is Fiverr
with Fiverr you can get tasks done for just $5 Fiverr is a great place to get a
logo made if you have trouble doing so yourself
you have successfully setup WordPress on Hostgator you can now start making your
WordPress blog with Hostgator alright guys thanks for watching that is my
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