Play Video

iPage WordPress Tutorial. How to install WordPress on iPage hosting.

iPage hosting offers some enticing introductory pricing. In this iPage WordPress tutorial I’ll show you how to install WordPress on iPage hosting.

Get iPage Hosting (sponsored link):

iPage is a good choice for cheap hosting because you don’t have to get many years of wordpress hosting to get the best deal. You can use the introductory rate for 1 month, 1 year or 2 years of hosting.

01:00 Which iPage hosting plan should you choose?
01:51 How to register a domain name with iPage
03:06 Domain Privacy
04:14 Should you get an SSL certificate
04:28 Website security
05:05 Website backup option
07:13 Installing WordPress on iPage hosting
09:50 iPage verification email
10:10 How to login to your WordPress website
10:47 Opening the WordPress dashboard for the first time
11:02 Configuring the General setting in WordPress
11:08 Set up a website title and tag line
11:30 Set your local time zone
12:08 How to set your home page
13:04 Setting your permalink. Really Important!!
13:42 Clean up the default pages
13:54 Clean up the default posts
14:09 Jetpack for WordPress, what it is and why you might want to use it.
15:01 Clean up extra plugins
15:56 What is the EIG-SSO WordPress plugin?
For more hints on how to build a website visit me at

In This free iPage WordPress tutorial i’m going to show you how to install wordpress on iPage hosting. iPage hosting offers some great introductory pricing for WordPress hosting, but there are a few things that you might find confusing and it’s probably some things they will offer that you don’t need, so in this tutorial i’ll go through the iPage WordPress hosting sign up with you and help you figure out exactly what you need. I’m Tim from and I’ve made it my mission to help people just like you find the best and easiest ways of building web pages and avoiding as much frustration and confusion in the process. To make sure that we’re on the same page when we start this tutorial scroll down below this video and you will find a link to iPage hosting. This link may provide you with a discount and it provides me with a little bit of a commission that helps me to
make free tutorials like this one. So let’s go ahead and dive in. Okay so in this video we’re gonna look at using iPages to get started with building our WordPress website. To get started out let’s go over here and click on hosting now we’ve got two different options with iPages there’s their basic hosting which starts out right now that’s got a promotion for $1.99 a month but I’m actually gonna recommend going through WordPress hosting if you
don’t find that up here scroll all the end of the bottom and then click on WordPress hosting here. It’s a couple dollars more expensive for the WordPress hosting you can see that the introductory price right now as I’m making this video is $3.75 and then the regular price is $9.49, but I definitely think it’s worthwhile to go for the dedicated WordPress hosting because they’ve done a couple of things to make sure that your experience building
your website with WordPress is gonna be a little bit better. So you’ve got two options here um you can use the starter or the essentials I’m gonna recommend that if you’re starting out to go with a starter you can always upgrade later to the essentials. Let’s go ahead and click on signup and here we’ve got a choice of whether we want to register a new domain or whether we want to use a domain that we already own so for this review I’m going to
show you guys how to register your own domain. It’s really simple you just type in your domain idea and see if it’s available. I happen to know this domain isn’t available because I’ve already used it for another site that I was testing, but it’ll give me some additional top-level domains or TDLs as they call them. Instead of dot com you get something like .online or in this case .net, .tech .space So I’m going to go ahead and go with .tech and
I’m gonna click on continue and then to continue our sign up we just need to go ahead and enter in our information and type in a credit card so I’m gonna go ahead and do that now okay and then after you’ve entered in your credit card information I’ve got some additional options here one of the nice things about iPage is that you can choose whether you just want to go for the $3.75 of a month or whether you want to go for $3.75 per month for 12
months, or do it for two years. Some of the other hosting companies they’ll make… To get the best deal you’ve got to sign up for a longer period. So I’m guessing though after the first month it’s all gonna go right up to their more expensive plan so if this I’m going to go ahead and sign up for one year it’s gonna be 45 bucks and of course if you all if you want to cancel and you don’t like it you can always use that 30 day money-back guarantee
and then domain privacy is something that I recommend I didn’t do it once when I was doing a test to show you guys how to create a website with another service and what happened was that I got a ton of spam I got robo sales calls and I got junk mail in my email inbox so basically what it does is when you register your domain you have to say who registered in the domain so what they do is they use their company or a proxy company as the register
registrar and then they keep the information and pass on any information that you actually need to know to you otherwise they keep basically they keep your information private so that spammers people who send out junk mail and robo phone calling people can’t find you so I definitely think it’s worth 10 bucks a year did not be bothered. So I’m going to go ahead and select that and I’m gonna say you don’t need this WordPress optimization thing I’ve
got some great tips and tricks and theme recommendations if your interests in that check out the end of this video I’ve got a full tutorial on how to build your website and I’ve got some great recommendations here you will need an SSL certificate if you plan on selling online or if you’re collecting information from your visitors and it’s something that Google has said that they’re going to be using to evaluate your search engine optimizations
it’s definitely something that you’re gonna want if you are in those web security is gonna protect your website against viruses malware hackers and spam unfortunately this is a real issue and something that you should consider and I’m gonna actually leave it turned on for me for this website and if you want your emails we at you know from your domain and at Google you’re gonna want to use G suite I’m not gonna use it for this and I would say
probably starting out you don’t need it it’s something you might want to move up to you later but if you know for sure you want to use Google for your email your domain it is five dollars a month that’s what Google charges they’re not charging you something extra here that’s just what it costs so you can go ahead and sign up for that and I’m not going to use the site backup and restore this isn’t a bad deal though for site backup but right now
I’m sort of leaning towards preferring jetpack because it includes a couple of other nice features and is more expensive than this so something something to think about and definitely backing up your site is really important since this is just a test for me it’s not really crucial to what I need to do and there are other ways to backing up backing up your website this is definitely one of the cheaper ways that I’ve seen to do it I’ve got a couple
of free ways to do it but something you have to do manually it’s not something that happens automatically all right so let’s go ahead and check out and I’m gonna skip this survey here another option for an SSL Certificates Constant Contact I don’t need any of those things you probably don’t need any of the things either okay so now they’re gonna go ahead and create our account. Okay and then we can just click on login up here okay so now we’re
gonna need to configure our pages account so we need to create a password and so something so definitely really important here I find when you’re building websites is you’re gonna be signing up for a lot of accounts pretty much doesn’t matter what you’re doing making websites requires a lot of online accounts so definitely recommend getting a password manager I personally use LastPass I don’t really think it’s too important which one you use
there’s LastPass there’s one password there’s several others I’ve been using LastPass for years and I like it but definitely recommend that you use some sort of password manager because you want to have a unique password for all of your accounts that way if somehow something happens and the accounts get hacks it doesn’t make it so that all of your accounts get hacked. Okay so I’m gonna enter in a password here that I created using LastPass and
then create a security question and then just go ahead and agree to the Terms of Service and click on save and continue okay so we’ve got this option here which will show you how to get everything started but we don’t really need that so with the WordPress essentials you can just close that close out of that and with the WordPress essentials basically it’s gonna help us get started making our WordPress website and getting WordPress installed
right now and then the next thing when you do after that is we need to configure WordPress so for the install to happen what we need to do is create an admin email and you want this to be an email address that you have access to right now so you if you haven’t set up email at your domain which you probably haven’t if you just created a domain name use something that you have access to now cuz it’s gonna be a problem if you don’t do that and then
we need to create a username definitely want to create something unique you don’t use admin because unfortunately admin was the default on WordPress for forever and so tons of websites out there have admin you want to make it something something different and then again we want to have a unique password here it’s gonna go ahead and create one with LastPass and paste that in and then the location where we want WordPress to be installed I just want
to installed on the basic domain but some people want to have just their blog done with WordPress and the rest of their website done with something else but I think that for most people who are just starting out you want your entire website made with WordPress just go ahead and click on that and be sure to remember what you made this password here save it in your password manager save it someplace I’m gonna need that to be able to log into your
website and go ahead and click on continue and what it’s gonna do right now is it’s gonna install WordPress the next thing we need to do after it installs WordPress is to configure WordPress and it’s fairly simple and straightforward but there’s definitely a couple of settings that you don’t want to miss when you install WordPress because it can be a pain to change them later so I’m going to show you exactly what those are and the other thing to
note is that when you sign up for your domain name you can take a little while for that domain name to propagate across the internet you take anywhere from 10 minutes to like 12 or 24 hours so if you’re having trouble logging into your WordPress website after it’s been set up here don’t worry about it just walk away for a little while come back and see if it’s working you should get email from iPage that shows that your domain name has been all
set up and configured so you might want to wait for that first and even after you receive that email you still might need to wait a little bit longer so just keep that in mind because it all depends on where you are and there’s several domain name servers all across the globe so it’s where you are where they are and then how that domain name has propagated across the internet so there’s something sometimes you just have to wait a little bit and
be a little bit patient to get your website started another thing you’re going to need to do is after you signed up for your domain with iPage you need to click on this verify basically verify that they have your correct information for that domain name so I’m going to go ahead and do that now verify your information here and there you go so that I’ll get your help get your domain name set up. Okay so here is the email that says that our
WordPress website has been set up and this is where you want to go to login and start working on your website you want to go to your domain name that you set up or that you pointed to iPage and then WP-login dot PHP or you can actually just do WP-login so I’m gonna go ahead and set that up here right now and we can start configuring WordPress okay so you want to enter in that username and password that you created so we’ve got this wizard here to
help you get started setting up your website I’m actually in recommend just clicking no thanks I’m gonna show you guys exactly what you need to do set that up it’s a little bit helpful home but I think it’s better to just just do it my way here so the first thing we want to do is we want to go to Settings General or you can just click on settings and then you want to enter in a site title I’ve already done that here so it’s real test site tech
and that would normally be like the name of your blog if you’re making a blog or the name of your business if you’re making this for your business so then here you don’t want to mess with the URL here you want to just leave that alone if you do that and create some problems just definitely leave that alone make sure your email address is correct which it should be and then what we want to do here is set the time zone to where you are it’s just
gonna be the easiest thing to do we’ve got it here by a UTC or you can scroll up to find cities which I find a little bit easier to understand so there we go and then choose the date format that you want to show up the time format what day the Week starts on and then very important here at the bottom click on Save Changes okay the next thing here is under reading and after you’ve made your first page when you want to if you want to have a static
web page instead of your blog page you want to click on this and then select the page that you created that you want to be the static home page or the static page or the static front page also known as the home page of your website you want to set that up right here and then don’t forget to click on Save Changes but you probably haven’t made a page yet and if you want to know what I find is the easiest way to do that at the end of this video
actually right here at the top of the screen and they’ll link to the tutorial series that I’ve created I’ll show you what I find to be one of the easiest ways to build a WordPress website it’s a almost drag-and-drop page builder really easy to use and I found it to be really phenomenal so at the end of this video in the description down below only to my review of the theme which is the Divi theme and then also link to a tutorial series that I
have which will show you exactly how to build your website using the Divi theme but for now let’s keep on moving on and the next thing is permalinks this is super important some places set it up correctly some places don’t and what you want to do is you want to set it to a post name what this is gonna do is this is going to help your search engine optimization that’s going to create what they call a pretty link so instead of saying you know the
default here was the time and then the name of the post it’s just gonna have the name of the post and it’s going to create that as your URL so it’s gonna make it a lot easier for you to tell people what you know if you’ve made a page or a blog post what that is and it can make it a little bit easier for search engines to also understand what the name of your page or post is and after you’ve set that you want to do Save Changes and then we should
look and see if there’s any things we need to get rid of so sometimes usually so usually under pages there’s a sample page here we don’t want a sample page we just want to make our own pages so we’re going to do that trash that under posts is usually a hello world post which you don’t want that on your website a key place for spam to come in and also you know you want to make your own posts for your website and the next thing here is jetpack
which they’ve installed and jetpack is something I’ve only started using recently surprisingly I’ve been making websites for forever but it’s something I definitely recommend that you use the first thing that I think that it offers and this is the free version of it is it offers really easy to read and understand site statistics so you can figure out how many people are viewing different pages on your website or different posts on your website
really easily and that’s free so definitely recommend clicking on this connect jetpack button signing up at to connect your website to that and it adds some security services to your website for free and it also adds some information here for optimizing your images and that’s free also and then there’s a premium version which adds backups for your website all things to consider I definitely recommend signing up for there’s
definitely some good benefits to using jetpack and then let’s look under plugins here to see what we have and also with the premium version it offers spam comments protection so basically it’ll look for spam comments that are already known and automatically remove those and when I built my first website it didn’t really surprise actually at how little time it took before I started getting spam comments and it’s just really irritating to get you
know these notices about spam comments you got people talking about things in your website that you don’t want them talking about so I definitely recommend going with the premium version of jetpack to get that spam content protection it’s really important or you can just sign for akismet on it’s own that comes bundled with the know whether it’s a premium version or the basic version premium version I should say or the personal version of it but I
think it comes with a personal and premium version definitely worth having that spam protection and so again a reminder to sign up for jetpack definitely think it’s worth it go ahead and do that this EIG-SSO plugin allows you to log into your WordPress website from your iPage’s dashboard so that’s good to have just go ahead and leave that there the Hello Dolly plug-in I recommend deleting that it doesn’t really do anything useful and it’s just
good to keep your website as clean as possible Mojo marketplace this is something that iPage has added I don’t personally use it so on my website I would just deactivate it and delete it I’ve got my own recommendations for WordPress themes that I really like so I would just skip this personally and what w3 total cache is gonna help your site load faster so I would leave that on there if it’s what iPage is recommending that you use definitely
leave that on there it’s gonna help your page run faster and there we go those are the basics of how to get WordPress set up if you want help building your website if you want to learn how to install a theme check out my tutorial that will link to at the top of the screen and at the end of this website on how to install a theme with WordPress and it’s gonna show you how to install a premium theme in a specific example I’m gonna show you Divi
because I really like Divi but you can use this to install any premium theme that you want to it’s really easy and it’s a great option yeah and if you found this video helpful go ahead and give me a thumbs up if you have questions leave them in the comments below give any recommendations on how I can make this video better please let me know also in the comments below cuz I definitely want to help you guys out and help you get started the right
way and for more tips tricks on how to build your website better be sure to subscribe to my youtube channel and visit me at real website thanks for watching