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STEP ONE: DOMAIN NAME + HOSTING
i always recommend signing up for bluehost.com because they have a 24/7 support team, a one-click wordpress install and you get a FREE domain name when you purchase hosting- which is as low as $3.95 a month. good stuff.
choosing a domain name is kind of a big deal- don’t rush it! when i created ohwild.com, i was thinking: simple + exciting. i threw around some words i liked and made a list. i checked my domains on this handy little domain name checker to make sure they were available. you can check to see if the domain names you’re interested in are available too.
if you’ve already purchased your domain elsewhere, ask the bluehost support team for your name servers (DNS) for your site. enter the name servers into your domain account. this will connect the domain + hosting.
STEP TWO: ONE CLICK WORDPRESS INSTALL
bluehost has a wonderful one click install for wordpress. you can find this by going to the bluehost website > hosting > website builders > install wordpress. once wordpress is installed, you will create your wordpress login information.
STEP THREE: PURCHASE A THEME
there are a lot of wordpress themes for free, but they’re not always pretty or original. head on over to the oh wild themes page to find the perfect theme for you + your blog. if you need customizations made, or even an entire custom blog, get in touch with me.
STEP FOUR: INSTALLATION
once your payment has gone through and you’ve received your theme files, you can install and setup your theme. i include an easy to understand setup guide with every theme, but if you get confused or decide you don’t want to mess with all of that, i am happy to do it for you– just purchase this listing when you check out. happy blogging!