Today weâ€™re going to start our series on starting an online tutoring business. This is part 5 â€“ Creating your Blog. On Thursday weâ€™ll talk about tweaks youâ€™ll want to make for your blog, and also how to find a good template and modify it. We should also have a video then for you as well, so today is an easy day.
- Log into your control panel @ dreamhost – https://panel.dreamhost.com/
- On the top left of your nav bar click on â€œOne Click Installsâ€ â€“ this makes things super easy.
- In the middle section click on â€œWord Pressâ€ then the Custom Installation.
- Select the domain you want to put Word Press on. Weâ€™re going to build our site so that all folks see is the blog. So we donâ€™t have to put anything after the /.You can keep the check mark in the deluxe installation box, or you can remove it. Keeping the checkmark there makes your site more secure â€“ it does put a lot of extra things in your directory. I usually opt for keeping the box checked. Make sure automatically create the database is highlighted. Click Install it for Me now.
- Now we need to wait for ten minutes or so, go make a coffee.
- Youâ€™ll get an email in your inbox that says something like Success installing WordPress on your site!
- Open the email. On the email in section 1 â€“ click on the link. Site title – enter something with your keywords. For me it will be “NCLEX Test Online Review”. If you’re tutoring High School Math it would be something like High School Math Tutoring Online. Create a good password and save it to your notepad file. Make sure your password is strong. Include your email address. MAKE SURE you have a checkmark in the Privacy – Allow search engines to index this site.
- Click Install WordPress. You’ll be using the site a lot so if a “Do you want to Save this Password” box pops up then you’ll want to click yes.
- Congratulations. Visit your Website. It will have a bare bones theme, and some other things that donâ€™t make very much sense. Weâ€™ll talk you through how to change that on Thursday. Till then we hope you have a wonderful day.
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