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How to start a Wordpress blog

a headstart in getting your website up and running

When you need a website you want it up now - the last thing you want to worry about it trying to figure out how to set up a website. Now there's help!
WORDPRESS WEBSITES - MADE EASY

After ten years of designing websites, I still remember the confusion and frustration of building my first WordPress site. Everything online pointed to why a WordPress site was the way to go – ease in updating, SEO friendly, endless customization options, but it took me hours to just get the basic framework up, before I even started making changes.

So now I’m offering a service that changes the whole experience. All you have to do is sign up for webhosting here with SiteGround, a company I trust and absolutely love (Google them to read their rave reviews!) and you get a universal WordPress website totally set up for you with instructions for how to update it and make it your own. You can use the site for your personal blog, business website, online menu or resume, or photo gallery.

Many people hire someone to build them a basic website, and then they’re stuck with an outdated site and have no idea how to make changes. An out of date website is of no use to anyone, and there’s no reason to go back and forth with simple website changes when you could learn how to manage your site yourself, and be in control of your website.

I'm in! How do I get started? →

WORDPRESS WEBSITES - MADE EASY

After ten years of designing websites, I still remember the confusion and frustration of building my first WordPress site. Everything online pointed to why a WordPress site was the way to go – ease in updating, SEO friendly, endless customization options, but it took me hours to just get the basic framework up, before I even started making changes.

So now I’m offering a product that changes the whole experience. All you have to do is sign up for webhosting here with SiteGround, a company I trust and absolutely love, and you get a universal WordPress website totally set up for you (with our tried & tested plugins for security, backups, and SEO) with instructions for how to update it and make it your own. You can use the site for your personal blog, business website, online menu or resume, or photo gallery.

Many people hire someone to build them a basic website, and then they have no idea how to make any changes. An out of date website is of no use to anyone, and there’s no reason to go back and forth with simple website changes when you could learn how to manage your site yourself, and be in control of your website.

I'm in! How do I get started? →

why wordpress

Wordpress is one of the most popular website platforms for a reason - it's easy to learn, works for any kind of website, and has limitless customization potential
Easy to use
You'll get a great tutorial of how to use WordPress from our eBook guide - it's so easy to use, you'll be making website changes in minutes.
Search engine friendly
WordPress sites are SEO friendly, your site will come with SEO plug-ins and instructions for how to make the right people find your website.
update from anywhere
Once your site is set up you can post blog posts from your tablet or cell phone for quick updates.
highly customizable
You can choose any style of website with as many pages as you need. You can change everything from the colors, layout and custom graphics.
make it your own
Making your website unique couldn't be easier - you can add custom elements on every page to give it your own style, or keep it clean and simple.
works for all media types
Whether you want to show off photos, video or audio, WordPress can host all types of media files.

why wordpress

Wordpress is one of the most popular website platforms for a reason - it's easy to learn, works for any kind of website, and has limitless customization potential
Easy to use
You'll get a great tutorial of how to use WordPress from our eBook guide - it's so easy to use, you'll be making website changes in minutes.
Search engine friendly
WordPress sites are SEO friendly, your site will come with SEO plug-ins and instructions for how to make the right people find your website.
update from anywhere
Once your site is set up you can post blog posts from your tablet or cell phone for quick updates.
highly customizable
You can choose any style of website with as many pages as you need. You can change everything from the colors, layout and custom graphics.
make it your own
Making your website unique couldn't be easier - you can add custom elements on every page to give it your own style, or keep it clean and simple.
works for all media types
Whether you want to show off photos, video or audio, WordPress can host all types of media files.

what you get

An easy to customize WordPress website set up for you!

When you sign up for Website Headstart we set up a website for you – just like the one pictured on the right! It comes with two pages, a blog page and our instruction guide and helpful resources to help you with every step along the way.

The instruction guide gives easy to follow instructions to swap out the stock images and filler text with your own content. Following the instructions you’ll learn how to manage your WordPress site while creating pages, making photo galleries, formatting text, updating colors and customizing your site to make it your own.

We’ve written our instruction guide assuming you’ve never made a website before, and no previous knowledge is needed. With just a little time you’ll be ready to share your website!

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website features

A clean, responsive website with our tried & tested solutions for security, backups, and SEO and all the help you need to customize your site for your needs
easy to use
Even if you've never used WordPress or seen the back-end of a website, with our instructions you'll feel confident to get started customizing your site right away.
SEO FRIENDLY
Your website will come already set up a Search Engine Optimization plugin and instructions for how to use it to help the right people find your website.
clean minimalistic design
The perfect base for any type of website, our modern template will highlight your images and text whether you're making a site for your business, resume or personal blog.
education
Having a website without the knowledge to make updates is of no value to you. We provide a complete instructions for customizing your site and maintaining it in the future.
Highly customizable
Simple changes take seconds and make all the difference. Changing out colors, image sliders, logos, photos, text columns and featured content couldn't be easier.
Responsive
Your website will be responsive - meaning it will work on all devices (web browsers, tablets and phones) because smartphones are now the most popular way to browse the internet.

FAQ

We're able to offer this for free because SiteGround (our own web hosting company that we recommend to everyone we know!) gives us a kickback when we refer a new client. We love being able to set people up with a website and SiteGround is the best in the business so it's truly a win-win!
With our instructions, you can follow our step-by-step instructions to customize your site right away. It's so easy even the tech-challenged can handle it, we promise!
Website Headstart is perfect for people needing a simple but beautiful website. It won't replace a custom site designed by a professional designer, but is great when you need a website right away and don't have a budget for a custom made site which can cost thousands of dollars.
The website layout is general enough that you can use it for any type of website - whether you want to publish a personal blog or need a website for your business. You control the elements of the site so you can make it as professional or creative as you wish.

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let's get started

Sign up for SITEGROUND

Click here and select a plan – we recommend ‘Start Up.’ Choose your free domain name and fill in your personal info. Here’s our step-by-step guide.

Choose your free domain name

We recommend no more than 15 characters and avoiding hyphens and hard-to-spell words. Learn more about choosing your perfect domain name.

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Once you’ve received your receipt for web hosting from SiteGround in your email, fill out the form below with your site information.

You're done!

We email you log-in credentials to your new website, along with all the resources you need to customize it as you wish!

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Follow the four steps above and fill out this form. We'll shoot you an email when your free website set-up is complete

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EXAMPLE SITES

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When you sign up for web hosting through us we set up your Wordpress site for you and give you the help you need to make it your own. Learn more.

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