Install WordPress on a SiteGround Hosted Faith Blog
Hey there, new and want-to-be new faith bloggers! I’ve been working on creating tutorials for you so you can get your blog set up and going. I’m a computer teacher by day, and I adore all the tech stuff.
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Installing WordPress comes right after you sign up for your hosting for your new faith blog. Originally, I included this information in my post, Step by Step Guidelines to Create a WordPress Faith Blog on SiteGround. Due to feedback from readers, I’m creating a post with only the information on how to install WordPress on a SiteGround hosted blog. I hope it helps! Let me know!
This part isn’t hard at all. SiteGround makes it very easy to create a WordPress blog and it is FREE.
- Log in to your SiteGround account.
- Install WordPress manually – click here for manual installation directions.
- Or EVEN EASIER, use the SiteGround Wizard – click here for the wizard directions.
- Or EASIEST, ask SiteGround support to install WordPress for you. I did this when I first started, and the were so nice to do it quickly. They have live chat support or you can open a ticket and send a message. They get back to you right away (I’ve never had to wait more than maybe ten minutes).
- Remember to save your username and password.
AND THAT’S IT!! You now have a WordPress faith blog. You’ll have to learn the basics of getting started, installing a theme, and writing posts, but you can do it! Email me if you have questions about ANYTHING in the process.
Some general tips for how to navigate WordPress:
- You’ll want to save your WordPress login information somewhere safe. It’s different than your SiteGround log in.
- You can add and create new posts by clicking on “Posts” on the left-hand side when you are logged in. If you want to add a page, simply click on “Page.”
- If you want to add an image, click on “Media” on the left-hand side.
- Go to “Appearance,” then “Widgets” in order to add items to your sidebar, footer, etc.
- To build an email list to send newsletters and build your community, you need an email service provider. I recommend MailChimp or ConvertKit. I started with MailChimp and now use ConvertKit since my email list has grown so much.
- If you are looking into the actual design of your blog, Genesis seems to always be the most popular. I use Genesis here on A Loving Christ. The Genesis Framework is like the skeleton of the blog, and then I use a child theme called Graceful from Laura at Pixel Me Designs. Or, you can use free themes in WordPress if you’d prefer. Go to “Appearance” on the left-hand side when you are logged into your WordPress website and click on “Themes,” then activate whichever one you are interested in testing out. By doing this, you can start designing your website easily!
- To learn more about blogging goals and planning, you might want to grab this completely free resource, The Goal Setting Workbook for Bloggers from Elite Blog Academy. I used it to get started with my Tech Gramma blog.
If you still need to sign up for SiteGround hosting, click here —>>> Step by Step Guidelines to Create a WordPress Blog on SiteGround
I have more WordPress tutorials for you if you need. Just click here to find them
NOTE: When I began blogging, I just had a passion for sharing what God has done in my life. After the tech aspects were set up, writing content came next. Then, I had to figure out how to best organize my blog to reach more readers. Plus, I wanted to earn an income. I started Elite Blog Academy in the fall of 2014 and found the tools and the support I needed to keep going. I’d love to help you get started, too. It’s been a life-changer for me!