Monthly Archives: August 2016

Using Weebly

Weebly

If you are not familiar with building websites, I suggest you skip WordPress altogether and use Weebly. Weebly is a simple drag-and-drop platform that is super user friendly.

Let’s talk about how to get you started with using Weebly. When you’re buying your domain name from NameSilo, there is an option to choose who will be hosting your domain. Choose Weebly.

Log in to Weebly by going to weebly.com. When you first login, it will take you to the page to choose your theme for your site. Don’t worry about connecting your domain just yet.

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Once you have chosen your theme, you will go to the section where you can begin to build out your website!!!

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The cool thing about Weebly, is it is also hosts your website. So you do not have to host it anywhere else. When you get to the above page, choose the third option as you are going to build this site with the domain you have already purchased. You will then need to pick a Weebly plan. I usually suggest choosing the basic plan. BUT compare the plans so you see exactly what you will be getting. Choose the one that fits your needs the best.

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This is where the fun begins. The above pic shows you all the elements on the left hand side. You literally click on the Title and drag it into the white space below. Then click inside that element and type in your title.

Up at the top you have build. This is where you can drag the elements onto your website to build it out.

Next you have Pages. If you click on that, it will take you to a page where all your pages are. You can add, delete pages easily. Each website theme has pages that come with it already. If they don’t work for you, just simply delete them, or rename them.

If you ever want to choose a new theme you can click on the Theme option. You can also click Theme to edit your font size, kind, colors, link colors etc.

The PUBLISH button at the top right hand side is your SAVE button. Save often. as you don’t want to loose your work.

You can create columns and pretty much manipulate each page anyway you would like.

If an element gets put in the wrong place, hover over it and click on the blue x that will come up in the top right hand side.

Need to move an element to a new location? Hover over it look for the dots that appear around the element on the top middle. Click on it and drag the element to another loacation.

I think that about covers everything. I suggest before you begin to build, to drag elements onto the page as many as you can to get a feel for how it works, to practice etc.

As always, if you need help or have questions, i’m only a click away!! Happy website building!!!

WordPress Install

Hello and welcome back!!

How’s it going? It’s pretty cool to be walking you all through the step-by-step process of buying, and hosting your domain name! In my experience, many people don’t know how to do it but want to know if only they knew someone who could teach them. Well, that’s where I come in. For those of you who haven’t read about me, stop on by my About page and find out a bit about me.

Make sure you read my blog post on DNS records BEFORE you go any further on this blog post.

Today’s post is all about installing WordPress. This can be a bit daunting so bear with me as I walk you through this process. And remember, if you get stuck, contact your hosting company to help you with this process.

Make sure you have followed all my posts up until this one. You’ll need to be logged in to your Hosting account. Going to give you a step by step of what needs to happen:

  1. CPanel. Once logged in, find where it says “CPanel” click on that. Look for an option that says “Install WordPress”
  2. Choose your domain. You’ll come to a page where you choose your domain and then click install.
  3. This will again re-direct you to another page. where it will show you a bar, indicating that your website is loading.
  4. View Your Credentials. This will give you the your login website, username, password. Make sure you take notes. I suggest adding the login domain to your favorites bar on your browser
  5. Login to WordPress!
  6. Go to Appearance and themes. Choose a theme that works best for you and your needs. Don’t worry you can always change your theme if you want a new look.

Important to Note. You want to make sure and back up your website, you can go to Plugins and do a search choose the one that fits your needs the best and has the best reviews.

Also, Posts are if your going to have a blog on your site. Pages are your home page, about page, privacy page, contact page.

I hope this is helpful. Any questions, you know where to you can find me here.