Do you want to start a website but are not sure how? If so, here are four easy steps to get your self-hosted WordPress website up and running.
1. Domain and hosting
Choose and register a domain name at a domain registrar. I use NameSilo (if you go with NameSilo, use coupon code “AMBRETHEMES” for 10% off). Then sign up for a hosting plan. I use SiteGround (affiliate link) and they are one of WordPress’ recommended hosts. SiteGround offers affordable and fast hosting, with quick customer service. Next, find the nameservers (DNS) for your website in your hosting account and enter them in your domain account. If you need help finding the nameservers or where to enter them, just contact your host and/or domain registrar for assistance.
2. Install WordPress
Most hosting companies offer one-click WordPress installation. In the cPanel of your hosting account, look for a WordPress button. The button may be located under a section titled “Autoinstallers” or “WordPress Tools.” If you have any issue or question about installing WordPress, your host’s support can help.
3. Choose your theme
Now comes the fun part! Check out the Ambre themes and choose your favorite. If you find a theme you love but want a few changes, let me know your desires. I offer a theme customization service for design and minor layout changes. And, be sure you have the Genesis Framework (affiliate link).
4. Launch your site!
Install your theme by uploading the theme zip file via your WordPress admin. All Ambre themes come with thorough documentation to help you get your theme installed and set up like the demo. But if you would rather have it done for you, check out my Installation + Setup service. And if you have questions or run into any issues, just submit a support request.
Congratulations — you have just learned how to start a website. Good luck and best wishes with your soon-to-be new site!