WordPress+Siteground website building tutorial

Wordpresssiteground Website Building Tutorial

This time I introduce how to build a shopping website using WordPress.org and Siteground servers. WordPress.org is a free, open-source website-building tool, which is different from WordPress.com, a paid SaaS website-building platform. WordPress.com is similar to Shopify. You can use their platform to build a website without purchasing a separate server. However, WordPress.org requires a separate purchase of a server to build a website. What we are introducing today is the Siteground server.

1. Register a SiteGround account

1.1. Visit SiteGround official website.

https://www.siteground.com/index.htm?afcode=36b88ce29c0bc9ed1983e5c6550d927f

1.2. Choose a suitable hosting plan. It is recommended to purchase the GrowBig plan because you can create countless websites. You can choose according to the actual situation of your business.

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1.3. Select the domain name and bind the domain name. We recommend purchasing the domain name at Namesilo and then binding it to SiteGround, we fill in the purchased domain name in the space under I already have a domain and click next to proceed to the next step.

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1.4. Check the ordered package information and then pay for the order.

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2. Install WordPress

2.1. Log in to your SiteGround account.https://my.siteground.com/

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2.2. Click “Websites” to enter the “Site Tools” control panel.

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2.3. Select “WordPress” and click “Install & Manage”.

2.4. Select the “WordPress” installation option and fill in the website information (such as website name, administrator username and password).

2.5. Click “Install” to complete the WordPress installation.

3. Choose a theme and design your website

3.1. Log in to your WordPress website backend.

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3.2. WordPress itself does not have a shopping function. We need to install a Woocommerce plug-in. Let me introduce you to where to install the plug-in. Click Plugins-Add New and we will enter the plug-in installation interface. We can install it online or by uploading a compressed package. It is recommended that you use online installation. If you upload a compressed package, make sure the source of the compressed package is reliable.

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3.3. We search Woocommerce directly in the search box, and the plug-in will be displayed below. We identify one, click Install Now, and the plug-in can be installed. When we install other plug-ins, we can also pay attention to the author behind By to identify the plug-in we are actually installing.

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3.4. After installation, we click Activate to enter the Woocommerce settings interface. We need to fill in the basic information about the store. We just need to fill in the store information truthfully. The address we fill in must be true to ensure that the subsequent settings of the store better meet our needs. The address I am showing you is filled in casually.

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3.5. We will be asked here whether to cooperate with Woocommerce. We can choose No thanks.

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3.6. Select the product category our store operates. For example, if I make clothing, I will choose the first one and click Continue.

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3.7. Select our product type. We chose clothing earlier, so let’s choose the first one here. We have physical products, and then click Continue.

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3.8. There are two questions that need to be answered here. We can choose at will, there is no big problem. The first question is, how many products do we plan to display? We can select I don’t have a product yet. The second is, are you selling elsewhere? We can select None and click Continue.

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3.9. Here you are prompted whether you want to install some free plug-ins. You can choose to do so or not, and then click Continue.

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3.10. The last step is to choose a theme. We can choose whatever we want and we can modify it later. Let’s not get entangled in theme selection, let alone purchase themes here. I will talk about how to select and purchase themes later.

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3.11. Okay, we have finally installed Woocommerce. We can also see that there are Woocommerce, Products, Analytics, and Marketing sections in the background. These are included in the Woocommerce plug-in. Woocommerce will guide us to set up the store, and we just need to follow the prompts.

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3.12. Next, let me talk about how to add products to the WordPress backend. Click Products-Add New and then complete the information inside. Include product title, product description, product specifications, product short description, and product pictures.

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3.13. After we finish adding products, we can start decorating the store. Before decorating the store, we need to choose a theme. You can download it on Envato. Envato not only has themes but also many other resources, including video templates, picture templates, store themes, web page templates, etc. As long as you subscribe, you can download and use unlimitedly. You can also try it for 7 days.

https://1.envato.market/rnm0oR

3.14. There is another tool recommended to everyone. If it is difficult for you to find models for shooting, or you think the cost is relatively high, you can try this website. Can help us generate photos with models for our products.

https://1.envato.market/Gj7qnE

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