Cpanel options give you the ability to install and run your WordPress Blog on your own hosting! There are limitations when using the WordPress Hosting option. This WordPress Videos shows us how to use the Cpanel to install ouw WordPress Blogs. When you have finally chosen your WordPress Blog’s name and have registered the domain name, you will then have to change nameservers to the hosting company you have chosen, once nameservers have been allocated you then logon onto your hosting cpanel and install the WordPress Site. The following videos were perhaps the easiest to understand and gain an idea from. Some hosting companies may even install the site for you, as you can see it really does not take long. And yes as I keep saying, once you have done it you will find it easy to do the next time. This WordPress site uses Ventraip.net.au hosting, so I went to my domain name registrar (Godaddy) then went to domain control and selected nameservers and changed from domain control to custom nameservers which were ns1.ventraip.net.au and ns2.ventraip.net.au and then i clicked save. My domain name is now pointing to my hosting and via the cpanel i went to addon domains and added the domain name (website address) I then went to the section with the wordpress icon and installed the blog, my cpanel has an icon so I know where to go, some cpanel have the feature called fantastico, you can install WordPress there as well. The modern Cpanel has inbuilt “Wizards” for us to follow if we are having trouble with installing software. This WordPress Video will show you how to install your WordPress Blog onto your own hosting Cpanel where you have the freedom to add more plugins and themes to your site! We also learn how to point the nameservers to our hosting company!
This WordPress Video discusses WordPress Hosting Options available to us? WordPress Hosting is basically your Cyberspace Rent for a website, it does not have to be a WordPress site, all websites need hosting to work, a piece of machinery called a server (file server) communicates with your computer and supplies the hosted the files. You can have your WordPress blog site hosted with any hosting company you choose, even with WordPress themselves. Most people will host with the company of their choice. This website is using shared hosting and the WordPress blog was installed via the Cpanel (cpanel means Control Panel) Basically it is the place where you control the elements of your hosting, installing blogs and adding domain names. Cpanels have a section where you can install your WordPress Blog. A cpanel can also be used for setting up a email account. WordPress Hosting options are many and when you first get started you may not be aware that you are Not Obliged to use WordPress.Com as your hosting supplier. Yes can use them but they have restrictions and some plugins and after market WordPress Themes many not be allowed to use, WordPress Hosting at WordPress will limit your options, for some folk it is not an issue but as time goes and you begin to want more out of your Blog you will most likely further explore your Wordpress Hosting options. It is a natural progression and once you have installed WordPress to your hosting cpanel you will be in full control of your blog. The cost is about the same but when you are hosting with a private company you are not as limited. This WordPress Video looks at WordPress Hosting
Domain Names are the title of your Website. Icann are the governing body of the internet and they have explained in this video what a domain name is? Strange, we all visit websites but yet many of us do not know what a domain names are? Have a look at this short video and remember you will need a domain name for your WordPress Site. Godaddy is one of the most popular registrars on the internet, many WordPress users have their domain names regged at Godaddy.com This WordPress Video explains the world of Domain Names and how they can assist in making your WordPress Blog much more memorable and possibly “Searchable” on places such as Google and Bing There is even a strong after market for good Domain Names, one reason is that a good Domain Name adds to the branding power of a professional website or blog! It is basically self advertising and helps you with your marketing plan. Many people believe that generic term Domain Names get noticed by the Search Engines in preference to more obscure sounding names. What would you rather have “Crazy Hats” or the more generic term of “Hats” The second of these two Domain Names offers the option to have Crazy Hats as part of a stock supply but is not tied to just that one category! For your WordPress Blog you will need a domain name. Domain Names are registered every day by investors and by users. This WordPress Video will look at how we register our Domain Names and what is a Domain Name registrar, consider that a registrar is like a library and that Domain Names are like books we have borrowed? I say borrowed because we never fully own our Domain Names, we are required to renew them each year! You must remember that you need to renew Domains annually because if you forget, you will lose it to someone else! Normally you get reminder emails from the Domain Name’s registrar. You can also set the domain to “Auto Renew”
Learn about and how to use out WordPress Plugins. In this WordPress Video and post I have tried to find a useful video that helps you gain an understanding of what plugins do and how they are managed, there is also other information in regards to backing up your WordPress Blog Site. Don’t be too stressed if you are a little lost at first because there will come a day when you think about this video and have a smile to yourself while remembering how you got started with WordPress, remember there are many online forums where you can ask further questions. Also as time goes by there should be people starting to ask and answer questions in regards to each post. So have a look, then have another look. Then try to do a few things you have learned ….. you may just surprise yourself! As with nearly all WordPress procedures, you soon become proficient after just a few tries. There are over 3,000 different WordPress Plugin options and well over a 100,000,000 downloads of the WordPress Plugin. Using a WordPress Plugin can add more features and user options to your blog! WordPress Plugins are offered via your own site’s admin dashboard and also at WordPress.Org Here you can find lists of the most popular and user ratings and other information such as functions and requirements. There are many many WordPress Plugin options and once you start to explore what is available you will need to not go overboard! Why? because each plugin adds to the running of your site, which means it is using up resources and the time for these resources to begin working may dramatically slow down the running time of your site? Do you like to go to slow loading sites? This is worth remembering when using a WordPress Plugin.
WordPress Videos to help you learn. At last you have decided to see what all the fuss is about? Yep it’s WordPress Videos, which is a blogging platform that allows us mere mortals who have no coding experience to have our own professional looking website blog and even business based website that is able to sell goods and products. There are also a number of folk using WordPress for their virtual business needs. You could say it’s like a business card, except it’s on the internet and can be expanded upon. Want to share the latest news, no problems! Want to show the world your latest pics, no problems! Want to allow others to also contribute to your website, you guessed it! No problem, that’s what makes WordPress so unique. With these WordPress Videos you can basically customize it to your individual needs, all kinds of professional people use WordPress to enhance their online activities, and remember there is no coding knowledge required. You could say it is a website in a box, just waiting to be opened and used! WordPress is used by approximately one quarter of the current internet users, it is quite possible your favorite site is run on the WordPress blogging platform.
The joy of WordPress Videos is that everyone can get involved, there are folk out there making new themes and plugins right now and the option for you to take advantage of this is so easy, many WordPress themes are free and many of the plugins are also free! Not sure what a plugin is? Well the answer is simply that they are small ‘addons’ designed to help you customize your site’s needs and purposes. Some plugins are designed to help your blog in its specific needs, example would be that perhaps you are running a community based blog and wish to allow others logon and add content (Posts) This can be done via a plugin, which once installed and activated allows you to set user options. You may wish to set it that all posts need to be approved by the administrator first? This is easily done in the settings option of the particular user management plugin you have chosen to use. This may sound confusing at first, but trust me you will soon be an expert and enjoy exploring all the options available to enhance your site! Perhaps you are a Photographer? Well there are themes specifically designed for images and you will soon have a professional blog to show the world your pics in style!
The one great thing about WordPress is that because it is an open source platform there is always someone trying to improve features and usage. One example may be that you require your posts to be shared on social media as well, easy, there are many plugins already developed with this in mind, perhaps you wish to run an online shop? Yep you guessed there are themes and plugins specifically designed for this purpose as well. The world of online blogging is only going to grow and it is essential to get started with your online exposure, WordPress Videos Will help the average person without coding knowledge do this by offering a large support base of folk all willing and able to help if you get stuck. There are also feature based themes that can be purchased, forums, directory and online stores are all available for the person seeking a dynamic online presence. This website will endeavour to show you the many options waiting for you and how in no time at all you can be a proficient communicator in the online world. But by now you probably just want to get started so let’s get to it! This blog will discuss Hosting, Domain Names, WordPress Themes and Plugins. So enjoy the journey to your new online freedom!