THE QUICKSTART GUIDE TO LAUNCHING A WORDPRESS WEBSITE WITH A GENESIS CHILD THEME
Set Up Hosting
The very first thing you need to do is establish a hosting account. If you already have an established hosting account and domain name, but need help with set-up, skip to step #2.
Over the years, we have worked with several different hosting companies. From BigScoots, WPEngine, TechSurgeons and more. But, for years we’ve hosted all of our websites and testing sites at SiteGround and we have found them to be the best. They excel in customer support and availability and have very affordable monthly rates. Plus, their servers are FAST which means your website will be too.
1. Visit SiteGround.com.
Siteground is an EXCELLENT hosting company with amazing customer service and a newly updated user portal making set-up and management easy. We have been using Siteground.com for years and always happy with their service.
2. Select the WordPress hosting plan that works best for your site.
If you’re just beginning, then the StartUp plan is plenty. Plus, you can always upgrade later. Click GET PLAN.
3. Next, you’re going to REGISTER A NEW DOMAIN.
If you don’t already have an existing domain. You do this by typing in the domain name you would like to use and choose an extension. The most common and recognizable is .com – so look first for a domain ended in .com.
Or, if you already have a domain name, select I ALREADY HAVE A DOMAIN, enter the existing domain. Then, click PROCEED.
4. SiteGround will check your domain before proceeding.
Once the domain name you’ve chosen is available, you will be able to proceed to the account information page. Enter your account details and payment information.
5. Sitegound will confirm your account.
Next, you’ll be taken to a confirmation page to show that you’ve successfully completed your SiteGround signup.
6. Next, log into your SiteGround account.
Select PROCEED TO CUSTOMER AREA and log into your SiteGround account.
NOTE: Before you can begin using your website, you will need to go to your email and verify your domain.
Assuming you set up your new site on SiteGround, this is going to be super easy for you!
1. Time to get WordPress installed.
After logging into your new account, click on WEBSITES at the top of the page. You’ll then be greeted by this ADD NEW WEBSITE page. Select your new domain.
2. Get started with a new website.
Choose the SELECT button under Start New Website and then SELECT the WordPress application to be installed.
3. Set up your WordPress logins.
Next up you’ll add your email address and password to create your new WordPress dashboard logins. Select CONTINUE. Then, on the final page select FINISH to complete the set up process.
That’s it, your WordPress application is installed!
Choose a Website Theme
If your brand styling is modern or minimalist, bright white or bright colors, we have a WordPress theme designed just for you. Each of our website templates for WordPress is designed strategically to work for you – in every way possible.
Launch Your Website
As soon as you purchase a theme from us (along with the Genesis Framework), we’ll send you an email with a download link to the theme.
We have created an extensive theme documentation portal for you to use while installing and customizing your site.
Once your site is ready to go, it’s time to lanuch. So grab your favorite bottle of wine and celebrate!
Feeling a Little Overwhelmed?
Need help installing your theme? We can help! In just a few days, we can set up WordPress, the Genesis Framework and install your new Anchored Theme. Need customization? Select the Premium Theme Package to learn more about how we can handle all of the details for you.