Start a Blog
So you want to start a blog! That's perfect and we here to make sure the process is seamless. The following steps will walk you through purchasing your domain to getting it launched.
First thing is first: you need a fabulous name for your blog. Do some brainstorming and come up with a list of names for your new site. Once you have a list of names compiled, you'll want to check on the availability of the domain names you have selected.
Head on over to GoDaddy and enter in the name of the domain you'd like to purchase. If the name is not available, GoDaddy will let you know. If the name is available, then you will be given the option to continue on and purchase the domain name. Domain names typically run between $10 and $25 a year, depending on what type of privacy settings you choose.
In order to make your website visible you'll need to purchase hosting. You can learn about hosting companies we recommend here.
Now that your hosting is setup and your domain is visible on the web, it's time to install WordPress. Your hosting company should have a quick-install option on the hosting dashboard. If you don't see this option, then contact your hosting company and ask them to walk you through the process of installing WordPress.
Now it's time to make your site look beautiful. This is hands down the best part of this process.
Head on over to Studio Press and check out all the beautiful ways they have to help make your site look fabulous!
You must also purchase Genesis.
Once you have purchased your theme, it's time to install! If you need help installing your theme, please read this page.
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