Setting Up Your Domain and Your WordPress Site

As I mentioned in the syllabus, I highly recommend the Reclaim Hosting Student/Personal Plan for ENGL201.

When you select your desired domain you will proceed to a checkout screen.  Here is a screenshot of the checkout screen and your 3 steps to securing your domain.

Note: Be sure to enter the code and click [Validate Code] before you complete your order to validate your discount.

The video below illustrates how you can get your domain setup using CPanel at https://reclaimhosting.com/shared-hosting/

Again: This video illustrates everything you need to get your domain setup, but does not demonstrate the entry of the promotional code: engl201

After you get your domain setup you will need to install WordPress using the helper application Installatron.  This short video illustrates this process.

Note: In Installatron, leave the field Directory (Optional) blank.

The installation will only take a few minutes.  Once it is complete, login to your new WordPress site and start exploring your Dashboard.  This video below briefly outlines WordPress

Your WordPress powered website features a new content editor released in late 2018 called ‘Gutenberg’.  The video below briefly outlines how the content editor enables you to create great looking websites without the need to know a line of code.

Start experimenting with themes to explore how you would like you site to look.

Please ensure your About page is complete by Monday, May 13.

Your About page is essentially a page in WordPress all about you.  The video below from a designer outlines a few items you might consider including in your About page.  Have fun creating your page and feel free to include photos, video, audio along with your writing.

 

Don’t panic if you get stuck.  Connect with us in Mattermost and we can help you through any issues you encounter.

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