Hostgator WordPress Tutorial For Beginners 2020

Hostgator WordPress Tutorial For Beginners 2020

Hostgator WordPress Tutorial For Beginners
2020 Hey guys, Bryan with WP Cupid Blog, and in
this video, I’m going to be going over a complete Hostgator WordPress Tutorial that
is easy to follow along with. I’ll also be providing you with our exclusive
60% off Hostgator hosting promo code that will get you up to 60% off Hostgator hosting
+ a free domain name for annual plans or $4.99 for non-annual plans. Make sure you subscribe to our channel as
we are always posting new hosting tutorial videos. There are four steps to getting WordPress
and Hostgator installed and set up so you can begin creating your site. Step 1 is signing 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 installing and setting up WordPress on Hostgator. Let’s get started. The first thing you want to do in the Hostgator
WordPress Tutorial is click the link in the description below to be taken to Hostgator
so you can take advantage of our exclusive Hostgator discount where you will get up to
60% off hosting and a discount on your domain name. The Hostgator promo code you want to enter
at checkout is cupid60. A little disclosure. The link is an affiliate link, meaning I’ll
receive a commission from Hostgator at no extra cost to you. Plus you’ll get an awesome Hostgator discount. Once you click the link in the description
below you’ll be at the Hostgator home page. Click the get started button. You’ll now see three different web hosting
plans. The hatchling, baby, and business plan. The hatchling plan is a great plan if you
are going to have one site. If you are going to have more than one site
then you would want to select the baby plan as this plan offers unlimited sites. The business plan comes with unlimited sites
and includes a free dedicated IP, Hostgator’s SEO tools start add-on and a free upgrade
to a Positive SSL Certificate. I recommend going with the hatchling or baby
plan when starting out and then you can always upgrade to the business plan as your site
traffic and revenue grows. You can upgrade or downgrade to any of the
plans at any time. Next, click the buy now button on the plan
you want to select. You will see the choose a domain section. This is where you can search for a domain
for your site or enter a domain name if you already own one. You’ll see the search field where you can
type in a domain name that you want. Over to the right, you can select the domain
extension, for example, .com, .net, .org and so on. .com is the most popular domain extension
so I recommend going with a .com if you can. This is completely up to you. Type in the search field a domain name that
you want and just click off to the side or anywhere off of the search field and it’ll
let you know if it’s available or not. If it’s unavailable it’ll say sorry this domain
is unavailable underneath. If your domain is available it’ll have it
selected. If you already have a domain name just click
on the I already own this domain and put in your domain name. If you did choose your domain name you will
see domain privacy protection. You can select or unselect domain privacy. Completely up to you. I do recommend domain privacy as it’ll keep
your personal information private so that spammers and telemarketers won’t be flooding
your email or phone with offers related to your business. If you select domain privacy it’ll show Hostgator’s
default contact information specifically for this. Highly recommend this. Once you do that scroll down to the choose
a hosting plan section. Now let’s add in the Hostgator promo code
for the discount if you haven’t already. If you click under the billing cycle you can
choose the length of time you want to purchase hosting for. If you haven’t already input the Hostgator
coupon code you will see the pricing listed as here. Once you scroll down to the enter a coupon
code section and replace the promo code that is there with cupid60 and scroll back up to
the billing cycle you will now see the new discount being shown to save you money. You can choose to pay monthly, every 3 months,
6 months, 12 months, 24 months, or 36 months. You will see you will save the most money
the farther out you purchase your Hostgator hosting for. Next, you want to enter your username. Pick anything you would like. Next just enter a 4 digit pin that you’d like
to use. Make sure to remember this as this is one
of the ways that Hostgator verifies your account if you need to talk to their customer support
team. 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 do that scroll down to the add additional
services section where you can add any Hostgator add-ons that you would like. All of these add-ons are completely optional. You’ll see the SSL Certificate add-on. Hostgator does comes with a free SSL Certificate
for your site so this add-on isn’t necessary unless you want to upgrade to a Positive SSL
Certificate which will allow you to show a site security badge on your site if you’d
like and with the positive SSl Certificate you’ll have a $10,000 limited guarantee warranty
by Comodo. Next, you will see Sitelock monitoring as
the next add-on. This add-on checks your website daily and
will notify you immediately if your site has been hacked into and malicious code has been
placed into it. Office 365 is the next add-on and this provides
an email address through outlook from office 365. Your Hostgator account already comes with
email addresses that you can create for free so I really don’t recommend this. Completely up to you though. The next add-on is site back up. This will backup your site daily and you can
restore your site to a previous back up with a click of a button with their one-click restore. This add-on can be a good one because if your
site gets hacked into or you mess something while creating it, or editing it you can restore
it to the version right before whatever happened took place and everything will be back to
normal. I do recommend this option as you never know
when you might need it. The next addon is Hostgator SEO Tools. Hostgator SEO Tools will provide you with
reports, insights, and analytics regarding the SEO for your site and it’ll recommend
things to do to improve the SEO of your site. It will also report your site to search engines. This add-on isn’t really necessary. Next, you’ll be at the enter a coupon code
section. If you haven’t already replace the promo code
that is there with cupid60 to take advantage of our exclusive Hostgator discount. 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 billing and cPanel login credentials so you can begin in creating
your site. Once you get the email just click the link
to be taken to the Hostgator cPanel login page and enter your credentials to be logged
into the Hostgator CPanel. This is what the Hostgator cPanel looks like
once logged in. We now want to install WordPress. You will see at the top of the cPanel the
popular links section. Find WordPress Installer and click this. Next, we want to select the domain for the
WordPress installation. Click on select your domain and choose the
domain name that you will be using for your site. Leave the directory field blank. Hit the next button. Now, you will be at the install settings page. Fill out what you want the site title to be. An example of this is the name of your site. Next, enter the admin username, first and
last name, and the admin email address. You will see the automatically create a new
database being checked. Keep this selected and select that you agree
to the terms and conditions. Once you do that click the install now button. You will now be redirected to an installation
complete page that lists out your WordPress login credentials. Hostgator will now send you an email with
a login link to WordPress. The easiest and quickest way to login to the
WordPress dashboard to create or make edits to your site with Hostgator is just enter
your domain name at the top of the search engine and put a /wp-admin. Just like you see here. This will take you to the WordPress login
page for your site. I recommend you bookmark this login page so
you can easily access it in the future. Once you log in you will be in the WordPress
dashboard where you can begin in creating your site. Let’s get to know WordPress a bit. In the top left of the WordPress dashboard,
you’ll see the house icon with your site name title. Hover over this and click visit site to view
your site. Your site will be using the WordPress default
theme so you’ll notice it’ll look pretty basic at first. Now you just need to customize the site and
make it look however you would like. Here’s how to pick out a theme for your site. On the far left, you will see tabs. Find the Appearance tab as this 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 will showcase free WordPress themes to
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 install and then
click activate to make the Theme your WordPress theme. You should also see upload theme at the top
of this page. This is where you can add a new theme if you
got it from another site or it is a Premium Theme. A great place to get Premium WordPress themes
is Themeforest. I included the link in the description below
so you can check them out. You can get already professional made WordPress
Themes if you don’t want to bother with designing your site, etc. From the Themeforest home page click on WordPress
in the menu area. You can now search for specific themes in
a particular niche. If you scroll down it’ll showcase some popular
themes. Next to a theme, you can click Preview to
preview what the theme will look like live on the web. Let’s continue in getting to know WordPress. On the far left, you will see posts, Posts
is where you can add new posts. Pages is where you can add new pages. The media tab is where you can upload images
to your site or where your images will show that you have already uploaded to your site. Comments is where you can view comments people
leave on your blog. 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 plugin to do that. One of the best plugins that can make starting
your WordPress site on Hostgator easier is the plugin called Elementor. Elementor page builder is a drag and drop
editor for WordPress. Elementor is the #1 WordPress page builder
today, and over 4 million professionals use it to build their sites. This plugin can save you a ton of time and
lots of headaches figuring out how to make specific customizations. This plugin has a free version and a paid
version. I’ve provided a link in the description below
to check out Elementor. If you want to activate this plugin for your
WordPress site find the plugins tab over to the left and click add new. Type in elementor in the search field. You’ll see the Elementor plugin. Click the install now button and click activate
to activate the plugin. Another great site if you need help with designing
or customizations in WordPress is Fiverr. Fiverr is a great place to get tasks done
for as low as $5. It is helpful if you need a logo, website
changes, or something else done. I provided the link in the description below. That is my Hostgator WordPress tutorial for
beginners tutorial video. Alright guys, thanks for watching. Give this video a thumbs up and subscribe
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