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8 – Installing WordPress

8 – Installing WordPress

Congratulations on making it this far. You are now just a few minutes away from having a live website. In this next section we will take you through the WordPress installation process using SiteGround’s super-simple Set-up Wizard.

Log-in to SiteGround

To recap…
– Either log-in via SiteGround screen (see Step 9) by clicking on the ‘Proceed to Customer Area’ button
– or you can log-in direct from your confirmation email that you received from SiteGround by clicking on the ‘Login to Customer Area’ button.

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Account Wizard Setup

Once you have logged into SiteGround for the first time you will be presented with the Account Wizard Setup screen.

From the options select ‘Start a new website’ and then click on proceed.

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Website & Software preferences:

First choose website type eg. Personal blog or Business/online shop. Whatever best suits the purpose of your website.

Then make your software choice. In this case select WordPress.

Now click on ‘Proceed’.

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Set-up your WordPress login

In the fields provided enter:

Your email address that will be associated with your website

A username of your choice to log-in to WordPress.

A password of your choice to log-in to WordPress.

Scroll to the bottom and click ‘Submit’.

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Yourshinynewwebsite.com is live

Here is the final screen with a summary of your WordPress website account details and other helpful information from SiteGround.

Now, click on the orange ‘Proceed’ button at the bottom of the page to go straight to your live site!

Your first impression of it is probably going to be that it looks pretty plain. Don’t worry, that will change as soon as you start adding your own content.

But first, you need to choose and install a theme. 

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The countdown continues >>> the next step >>>

7 - Which WP Theme?