Congratulations on purchasing a DomainsFoundry web hosting plan with WordPress installer included! In this guide will take you through all the steps to get started with your DomainsFoundry hosting, install WordPress and launch your website.
Here’s a quick overview of the tasks we’ll cover:
- Accessing cPanel and installing WordPress with our 1-click App Installer.
- Accessing your WordPress dashboard and choosing a theme.
- Creating pages or posts and customizing your website.
- Adding plugins to extend your website’s functionality.
- Creating a WordPress menu to navigate your website.
- Adding your website to Google using WordPress SEO plugin.
- Getting help.
With this guide and the support of DomainsFoundry Technical Support, you’ll be able to create a beautiful and functional website in no time.
Step 1: Accessing cPanel
To get started, log in to your DomainsFoundry cPanel included with your web hosting. How do I login to my control panel?
Step 2: Installing WordPress
Now you’ve logged in you can begin to install WordPress using our 1-click WordPress installer.
Using our guide and the steps you’ll be able to set up WordPress in just a few seconds. When it’s done, you’ll see a message telling you that the installation was successful.
Step 3: Accessing your WordPress Dashboard
You can now access your WordPress dashboard by navigating to your domain name and adding “/wp-admin” at the end. For example, if your domain name is “mywebsite.com”, you can access your WordPress dashboard by going to “mywebsite.com/wp-admin”.
See our guide How-to log into your WordPress Dashboard
Step 4: Choosing a WordPress Theme
WordPress offers a vast library of themes that you can use to customize the look and feel of your website. To choose a theme, navigate to “Appearance” in the WordPress dashboard and click on “Themes”. You can browse through the available themes and preview them by clicking on the “Preview” button. Once you’ve found a theme you like, click on the “Install” button to add it to your site.
Step 5: Creating Your First Blog or Small Brochure Website
Now that you’ve installed WordPress and chosen a theme, you’re ready to create your first blog or small brochure website. Here are some basic steps to follow:
a) Creating Pages or Posts
To create a new page or post, navigate to “Pages” or “Posts” in the WordPress dashboard and click on “Add New”. You can then fill in the title and content of your page or post. Be sure to use headings, paragraphs, and images to make your content easy to read and visually appealing.
b) Customising Your Website
To customise your website, navigate to “Appearance” in the WordPress dashboard and click on “Customize”. You can then choose from various customization options, such as changing the site title and tagline, adding a logo or header image, and changing the color scheme.
c) Adding Plugins
Plugins are small pieces of software that you can add to your WordPress site to extend its functionality. To add a plugin, navigate to “Plugins” in the WordPress dashboard and click on “Add New”. You can then search for the plugin you want to install, and click on “Install Now” to add it to your site.
d) Set a page as a front page
To set a page as your website’s front page, go to “Settings” > “Reading” in your WordPress dashboard.
- Select the “Static Page” option under “Your homepage displays”.
- Choose the page you want to set as your front page from the “Front page” dropdown menu.
- Click “Save Changes”.
Now, when visitors come to your website, they will see your newly created page as the front page.
Step 6: Creating a WordPress Menu
A menu is a navigation tool that helps visitors find their way around your website. In this step, we’ll show you how to create a WordPress menu.
- Go to your WordPress dashboard and click on “Appearance” > “Menus”.
- Click on “Create a new menu”.
- Give your menu a name and click on “Create Menu”.
- Select the pages you want to add to your menu from the “Pages” section.
- Click on “Add to Menu”.
- To organize your menu, drag and drop the menu items to arrange them in the desired order.
- You can also create submenus by dragging a menu item slightly to the right of another menu item.
- Click on “Save Menu” to save your changes.
Step 7: Add your website to Google
Follow these steps for adding a WordPress website hosted on DomainsFoundry to Google using the Yoast SEO WordPress plugin:
- Sign in to your Google account and navigate to the Google Search Console website. If you don’t have an account, you can create one for free.
- Install and activate the Yoast SEO for WordPress on your website. This plugin provides various tools to optimize your website for search engines.
- Now follow these steps to add your website to Google Search Console.
That’s it! Your WordPress website hosted on DomainsFoundry should now be added to both Google and you can monitor its performance and search engine rankings through Google Search Console, as well as take advantage of the optimization tools provided by the Yoast SEO WordPress SEO plugin and DomainsFoundry web hosting.
Step 8: Contacting DomainsFoundry Support
If you encounter any issues or need further assistance, don’t hesitate to contact DomainsFoundry Technical Support. Our Help Center is available 24/7 and our team are on hand to help you with any questions or problems you may have.
You can contact DomainsFoundry Technical Support through your DomainsFoundry Dashboard. Please see our guide How do I send a ticket to DomainsFoundry Support? We also have a comprehensive knowledge base where you can find answers to common questions.
So, don’t hesitate to reach out for help. DomainsFoundry Technical Support is there to support you every step of the way.
Setting up a WordPress site with DomainsFoundry is a straightforward process, and with a bit of creativity, you can create a beautiful and functional website in no time. Good luck!