So you’re looking to set up a new website. Getting started in WordPress can be confusing but don’t fret, here is a quick-start guide to help you get started.
1. Choosing a name for your domain
A domain name, or Uniform Resource Locator (URL) is the permanent address which users can find your website — every website needs one so people can access it.
A common naming convention would be your company name. This is a hugely important choice, as your domain name is a critical branding element.
Some of the names you come up with have already been taken so it’s good to check beforehand with tools like Vodien Domain Search which allow you to check domain name availability without having to visit them one by one.
2. Get web hosting for your site
Before you can use WordPress, you’ll need a web host. Web hosting powers your WordPress site and allows visitors around the world to visit it. There are a broad range of hosting solutions, varying in features and price point.
With so many different options, it might be difficult to settle on one. Our article on WP Engine explores how it is one of the top hosting platforms out there.
3. Install WordPress
After you’ve selected your desired web host, you need to install the basic WordPress software to get started.
Enjoy your WordPress site
Now you’re all set to get started with your very own WordPress, be sure to check out our other articles related to WordPress websites.