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WordPress 02 – Setting Up WordPress

Installation and Basic Configuration

Choose a Web Hosting Provider: Before you can install WordPress, you need a web hosting provider. Some popular options include Bluehost, SiteGround, HostGator, and WP Engine.

Domain Name: If you haven’t already, choose a domain name for your website. Many hosting providers offer domain registration as part of their services.

Accessing Control Panel: After signing up for a hosting plan, you’ll receive login credentials for your hosting control panel (cPanel or similar). Log in to your control panel.

Install WordPress:

    • Look for an option like “One-Click Install” or “Softaculous” within your control panel.
    • Select WordPress and follow the installation prompts, including choosing your domain and directory (usually, leave this blank for the root directory).
    • Create an admin username and password for your WordPress site. Ensure you use a strong password for security.
    • Complete the installation process.

Accessing Your WordPress Dashboard:

    • Once the installation is complete, you can access your WordPress dashboard by visiting
    • Log in with the admin username and password you created during installation.

Configuring Basic Settings

General Settings:

    • Go to “Settings” → “General”.
    • Set your Site Title and Tagline (these can be changed later).
    • Choose your preferred WordPress Address (URL) and Site Address (URL). Usually, these are the same.
    • Set your Timezone and Date/Time formats.
    • Save changes.


    • Go to “Settings” → “Permalinks”.
    • Choose a permalink structure that’s SEO-friendly, like “Post Name” (this helps create clean URLs for your content).
    • Save changes.

Discussion Settings (Optional):

    • Go to “Settings” → “Discussion”.
    • Configure settings related to comments and notifications.

User Roles and Permissions:

    • Go to “Users” → “Add New” to create new user accounts.
    • Assign appropriate user roles: Administrator (highest level), Editor, Author, Contributor, Subscriber (lowest level). Each role has different permissions.

Update Your Profile:

    • Go to “Users” → “Your Profile”.
    • Add your personal information, including your name and contact details.
    • You can also set your profile picture (Gravatar) here.

Plugins and Themes (Optional):

    • Explore and install plugins and themes to enhance your website’s functionality and appearance.

Remember, this is a basic setup guide. As you become more familiar with WordPress, you can explore advanced settings, security measures, and more complex configurations. Setting up WordPress is the first step toward creating your website, and with Elementor, you’ll be able to design and customize your site to your heart’s content.



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