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How Do I Get Started with WordPress?

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WordPress is a platform that offers you the opportunity to build and manage your website with ease. This user-friendly content management system (CMS) provides customizable templates and themes, allowing you to create a website that matches your unique style and brand. Additionally, WordPress offers a vast range of plugins that can improve your website's functionality. Using WordPress can be a cost-effective solution to establish your online presence.

This article will help you get started with any of your WordPress accounts.

Note: After you have purchased WordPress, please log out of your account. It may take 10 to 15 minutes for the order to process.

Getting Started with WordPress

Please follow the steps below to get started:

  1. Log into your Account Manager. 
  2. On the left side of the page, click WordPress.
    • If you have multiple WordPress packages, click the Manage button beside the package you wish to open.
  3. Next, click the Setup WordPress button, then follow the WordPress Setup Wizard.
    1. First, describe your role, rate your comfort level using WordPress, and choose the primary purpose for your site. Then, hit Continue.Options to describe your role, comfort level using WP, and the primary purpose of your site
    2. Next, select a domain to associate with your WordPress site. You can either use an existing domain or a temporary domain that you can update later on. Hit Continue.
      Option to use an existing domain or a temporary domain

    3. Lastly, enter the information required to create your WordPress account, such as your Sitename, Username, Email address, and Password. Note that you will use this information when logging into your WordPress dashboard. Hit Continue. Fields to enter your WordPress login credentials
    4. Wait for a few minutes for your WordPress Account to set up.
      WordPress account is being set up
      Note: If you used a temporary domain while setting up your WordPress account, you must assign a domain to your WordPress website. Within your WordPress Control Panel, click on Assign/Edit Your Domain, then follow the instructions below:
      Steps to Assign/Edit a Domain  
      1. Click the Assign New button.
      2. Select a domain and where you want it to point to, then hit Select.
      3. Confirm that your changes were made.
      4. Click the Back to Web WordPress Control Panel button to return to the control panel and continue with the steps below.
  4. Once you have set up your WordPress account, you can log in to your WordPress dashboard. Under Launch WordPress Dashboard, click the Go button.
  5. On the WordPress login page, enter your username and password—the same credentials you used to set up your account.
    WordPress login pgae

Once logged in, you can now start building your WordPress website. Check out WordPress support guides for more information on how to build your website.

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