I am new here. Just sign up for a yearly subscription. Trying to learn WordPress.
I want to know how to setup WordPress, before I watch the Dashboard video. Should I purchase hosting from Bluehost? Can I use Azure? Or even better, can I build a WordPress website locally on my Windows 10 PC and after I finish, go out and purchase a domain name and host?
I’m totally lost. Don’t know where to start.
Thanks for reaching out with your question. This video demonstrates how to install WordPress, using their famous, “5-minute install” process, which is also outlined in detail on their own website:
But, here’s the thing. There are many ways to start using WordPress. In fact, you may not need to install WordPress at all!
If you use any of the Managed WordPress hosts we recommend, you don’t need to install WordPress… it comes pre-installed for you!
That’s one of many reasons why we recommend Managed WordPress hosting.
We’ve even done the hard work of helping you choose which Managed WordPress host is right for you.
Not sure where to start? Try EasyWP. You can spin up a new WordPress site on EasyWP in less than two minutes!
Watch me do it in real-time in this video:
And EasyWP costs $1 for your first month. Then, it’s just $3.88/month after that, or $22.88/year. That gives you plenty of time and the least expensive way to ‘kick the tires’ and determine if WordPress is for you.
As for installing WordPress on your own computer, you should check out: Local by Flywheel
It’s the easiest way to install WordPress on your Mac or Windows PC and develop your WordPress site locally. Then, when you’re ready to make it live, you can push your local site to Flywheel for hosting with just one click within the app. Or, you can manually migrate your site to another host. But that’s a topic for another post. 🙂
Hope this helps point you in the right direction!