Welcome to Part 4 of Making a Website for Beatmakers.
I really wanted to stress about the name servers. When starting up, this stuff can be confusing! — If you purchase your domain through Hostgator, don’t worry about it! However, if you want to save some money through a registrar such as GoDaddy.com, you’ll want to follow my steps in the video!
Filezilla, a free program, allows you to transfer your files very easily to your web server. Just input the information that has been provided to you when you purchased your hosting, and you’ll see your files!
Public_html is the folder where you want to install WordPress. Once this is installed, you will be able to set up the wp-config.php file. Once that is set up, WordPress will install all it’s information into the database we previously created. (More on wp-config.php in the next video!).
We also covered how to upload WordPress to your server using Filezilla.
Notepad++, again, is another free program! This allows you to access files on your web server, and edit them with code. We are going to focus just on HTML, and CSS, when we get to it!
HTML is the content you are reading, but CSS allows you to do cool stuff like this:
Also, if you look at the Previous Post, and Next Post in the bottom of this post, you’ll see that’s CSS too! (A bit hard to get your head wrapped around when first introduced to it — You might catch on quick when we dip into CSS!).
FREE WordPress Themes!
This is what makes WordPress so amazing. First, WordPress is free, then you can get a FREE WordPress theme!
Now, obviously a paid vs a free theme may have some limitations, cause the author making you pay for their product many times offers better features with the theme. However, when just getting started up, free is always great to learn right! (Beatstruggles’ first theme was free. I used it for TWO YEARS!).
In the later videos, you’ll see how easy it is to install themes to WordPress. Simply click and drag with Filezilla!
Setting Up Your Email, on your cPanel Webserver,
In the next video, we go a bit off topic. Beatstruggles introduces to you how to set up your email, and get your email working with Gmail! Now, you can receive emails through your firstname.lastname@example.org directly to Gmail, and be able to email back using your website’s email through the Gmail app!
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