How To

Start Your Own Blog-Part 3

-Your Step-by-Step guide to setting up WordPress

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So, you’ve decided you want to start your blog!  I’m so excited for you to join this crazy group of mompreneurs!  But, fair warning – you need to buckle up buttercup because this is NOT a get rich quick thing.  It is hard work and lots of hours and a few glasses of wine (if your like me). If you’re ready and not afraid of hard work then lets dig in…

This is Part 2 of my Start Your Own Blog Series where I cover each step of setting up Word Press.  If you haven’t already done so hop over to my other posts: Start Your Own Blog -Part 1, and Start Your Own Blog-Part 2.   If you have read those then continue on…

Alright ladies, let’s get to business.

There are two ways to do this; yourself or with support form SiteGround. For the sake of this post we are going to focus on setting up your site yourself. 

Step 1: Select the My Accounts tab from your SiteGround homepage

Step 2: Click the red Go To cPanel button.

Step 3: Select the WordPress icon under the AutoInstallers section

Step 4: Select Install Now

Step 5: Customize all the settings on this screen. You’ll want to change your domain protocol: “http://www.yourdomainname.com.” HTTPS protocols are only for secure sites, which you probably don’t have (you’d know if you did). 

Then, make sure the correct domain is selected. This should be automatic. Leave the “In Directory” option blank.

Step 6: Next you need to make sure your site and site description are correct.  This is how you will be found in searches.  

Also, make sure you pick a different username and password! You’ll use them each time you access your site and write blog posts. 

Step 7: Complete Installation!  You’re ready to go

It is important for you to know; this is not where you create/edit/work on your blog.  This is only where you add more domains (if and when you do that), where you will change your plan, etc.  

That’s it!

Now you can start writing blog posts and designing your site!

I want to hear from you!  Leave me a comment, put in your link if you already have one and send me an email.  This entire blogging thing is an online COMMUNITY and you get out of it what you put into it!

Just My Opinion:

The above statements are just my opinion based off my personal experience.  I am not trained as a counselor or advisor in any way.   

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XOXO

Melissa

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