Step-by-step guide how to create WordPress website.
Updated over a week ago
WordPress is used by more than 60 million websites, including 33.6% of the top 10 million websites as of April 2019, WordPress is one of the most popular content management system (CMS) solutions in use.
Here is a detailed step-by-step guide on how to start with WordPress at HostBrook hosting. The guide includes HostBrook account setup and WordPress installation. The guide doesn't include instructions on how to work with WordPress CMS itself. For that, you can find info on the internet; for example, by this link https://wordpress.org/support/
Create an account with HostBrook
If you do not have a HostBrook account yet, please follow the link to create an account.
You need to confirm the email address you used for account registration by clicking the confirmation link at the email.
Fill your account profile
Fill at least required fields in your account profile. It is mandatory to indicate your correct contact data to prevent issues with domain ownership what is controlled by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN).
Go to your account an click the link "My Profile" at the menu "Account Settings":
Click the link "Edit":
Fill at least the required fields and hit the button "Save":
Buy the domain name
As soon your account is created, you need to find and buy a domain name, which best represents your website on the internet. For that please follow the link.
Buy the hosting plan
For just one website with WordPress CMS you can use the cheapest but very powerful hosting plan "Starter"
Well, now everything is ready to start creating your website!
Connect domain name with hosting plan
Now you need to connect your domain name with the hosting plan. For example, if your choice was domain name ".com" and hosting plan "Starter", in the tab "Products" of your account you can find something like this:
Hit the button "Set up" at the group "Web Hosting"
Select the domain
Select the domain name for hosting plan and hit the button "Next":
Choose a data center
For the Canadian and US customers, we recommend data center in North America:
Click the link "North America".
Well, you are done with the hosting settings. Now it's time to install WordPress CMS.
Start create WordPress website
Click the link "Yes, let's do it":
Set WordPress admin login
Fill the fields and hit the button "Next":
Wait while WordPress be copied to your hosting
It can take 2..3 minutes.
As operation is completed, hit the button "Go to Dashboard" to return to your account dashboard:
Click the button "Install" at the group "Applications" for the domain:
You will be forwarded to the WordPress installation Wizard.
Set general WordPress settings
Fiil the fields below and hit the button "Continue".
Add contact info
It is not required at this step, you can add/change it later.
Hit the button "Continue".
Select your website template
Do not worry, select the template that is close to what you want. You can change it any time later.
Wait while template be installed.
You are done!
Now your website is visible on the internet. You can start to add your content.