This tutorial is part of our WordPress installation step-by-step training series, where we show you how to install a WordPress site or blog on your own domain name with no coding skills required.
There are a number of steps to complete BEFORE installing WordPress on your domain.
What To Do Before Installing WordPress – Checklists
If you have not done so already, please review our website planning tutorials, as these will help you understand the process better and ensure that your site can be installed and set up as quickly as possible and with minimal disruptions.
Getting Your WordPress Site Up And Running – Costs & Timeline
WordPress Installation Costs
As far as an estimate of costs are concerned, if you plan to install WordPress yourself and follow our Digital Business Blueprint, here’s what you can expect to pay in addition to your time:
- WordPress Installation Tutorials: FREE!
- WordPress Software: FREE! (Learn more)
- Domain Name: $10-$12 p/year.
- Web Hosting: price varies, but can start from as little as $50 or less per year.
As you can see, you can build a professional website for around $60 per year, plus your time.
WordPress Installation Timeline
As the diagram below shows, installing WordPress only takes a few minutes. Configuring the settings after the installation takes a little longer (1-2 days or more), but preparing the initial content prior to launching your site is what takes the longest time …
(Launching A WordPress Site – Timeline)
WordPress Installation Stages
We have divided the tutorials in this module into three sections to help you save time and avoid any problems with your WordPress installation:
- WordPress pre-installation checklist
- WordPress initial content checklist
- WordPress installation process
Stage 1 – WordPress Pre-Installation
The WordPress pre-installation tutorials take you step-by-step through the tasks you need to complete and the things you need to have in place before you can install WordPress.
Stage 2 – Initial Content
The initial content checklist will help you get all the content you need for your new WordPress site or blog together to ensure that your new blog or site can be up and running quickly after installation.
Stage 3 – WordPress Installation
After completing the above phases, we will then walk you step-by-step through the actual WordPress installation process.
WordPress Pre-Installation Checklist – Overview
Before you can install a WordPress site on your own domain, here are the steps you will need to complete:
Step 1: Register A Domain Name
Step 2: Set Up A Web Hosting Account
Step 3: Set Up Nameservers For Your Domain Name
Step 4: Decide Where To Install WordPress
Step 5: Set Up A Google Account
Step 6: Have Your Initial Content Ready
Once the above steps have been completed, you will then be ready to proceed with your WordPress installation.
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"If you're new to WordPress, this can stand on its own as a training course and will stay with you as you progress from beginner to advanced and even guru status." - Bruce (Columbus, Ohio)