Your main priority should be finding a domain name that reflects you/your brand. Most domain names typically cost approximately $9.99 a year for a traditional dot-com. I highly suggest registering your domain name through Namecheap. Additionally, some webhost providers will give you a free domain name with your hosting package.
Step #2. Purchase a hosting plan
For the utmost performance and security, you’ll want to sign up with a reliable hosting provider. I recommend using StableHost for as low as $3.50/month. Our website is hosted with Stablehost and they have provided us with nothing short of amazing service!
Step #3. Connect your domain name and hosting.
Ask your webhost to provide you with the Nameservers for your website. Insert the given Nameservers into your domain name registrar account. This will associate your domain name with your hosting account.
Note: You can skip this step altogether if you purchased your domain name through your hosting company.
Step #4. Install WordPress
Most hosting companies offer an easy way to install WordPress in 5 minutes or less. If you’re using StableHost, you can install WordPress easily (one-click-install) with the softaculous software located in your the cPanel. This is often the same for other hosting companies.
Step #5. Purchase a WordPress Theme
Now that your new WordPress blog is live, it’s time to make your site look as lovely as you are. Browse our shop and pick a theme that you find fits your brand perfectly.
Step #6. Install & Setup
Now for the final, and most exciting step – installing your theme so you can start writing your first blog post! Read through our simple wordpress theme installation tutorial here. Afterward, follow our theme documentation to set-up your theme (upload header image, add slider, basic customization, etc.)