How to create a WordPress website with GoDaddy? Complete Set-up

Today, I am going to talk “How to create a WordPress website with GoDaddy Hosting and Domain?” A lot of people have always asked me, Sir, you don’t have any proper post to start a website step by step. This is the prime reason for writing this article.

So, let’s see the WordPress website creation process with GoDaddy step by step.

Before we start, think about a domain name and create a new email id according to that domain. This we are doing for branding. Because a branding needs the same name at all places. It can either be FB username, Instagram username, twitter username, Youtube link or Gmail id.

Step by step WordPress website creation with GoDaddy

Now I am assuming that you have decided a domain for your business or blog. So, let see who the process goes. The very first thing which you need to do is you have to choose a hosting plan.

Domain will be claimed for free later. So, compare both the plans given below and start with anyone according to your choice. I would recommend you to go with WordPress managed Hosting Plan which we are using on our website.

FeaturesManaged WordPressWeb Hosting
With Cpanel
DomainFreeFree
Price1420 INR Max1420 INR Max
Duration1 Year1Year
SSLNot includedNot Included
SSL Cost750 INR750 INR
Pro dashboardFreePaid
BackupAutomatic Backup and restore up to 30 daysManual backup
Space10 GB SSD100 GB
BandwidthUnmeteredUnmetered
Business EmailFree for 1st yearFree for First year
Traffic25-50K (Anytime Upgrade)
25-50K (Anytime Upgrade)
Website Loading2x FasterComparatevely Slow
Database 1 GB MySQL10 x 1 GB MySQL
Buy LinkBuy NowBuy Now

Take a close look at the table and decide any one. Once decided click n buy now link provided. After then you will be redirected to GoDaddy website.

Here are the steps you need to follow-

Selecting a Hosting Plan

The above comparison s done for basic plans only. But if you want to take Economy or Deluxe plan you can go with that.

Once the hosting page is loaded either click on Get Started Button or Add to Cart Button. Then you will be redirected to the free domain claim page.

This picture shows the preview of WordPress Managed Hosting.

Selecting a WordPress hosting in GoDaddy Website
Selecting a hosting Plan

Claiming a free domain

Once you have selected a hosting plan. Now it’s time to claim a free domain for your business. If you want to perform a research on this, then article will be very helpful in this regard.

Read NowHow to select a perfect domain for your blog, business or brand?

Once your domain name is decided. Enter it into the search bar. If the domain is available. Click on select and continue button to claim it. It will verify the avaibility and then you will be redirectd to create an account page.

As you can see i have searched for ‘okravi.com’ and it is available for free claiming.

Creating an account on GoDaddy

Now it’s time to be a GoDaddy user. For that, you have to create an account on GoDaddy. Just click on “create account button” and follow the steps provided.

Follow these simple steps –

creating an account on GoDaddy fro website creation
Creating an account with GoDaddy
  1. Enter the email you have created. if you want to use your old email, go for that.
  2. Choose a username. I will suggest you to use your email as a username itself.You can use other useranme also.
  3. Set a password for your account
  4. Enter Support PIN – It can be any 4 digit number
  5. Click on Create Account button to complete the process

Fill up the billing details

Once you done with the account creation, the next step will be billing information filling. Fill the right information there.

You have to fill these details in GoDaddy billing –

entering Billing Information on Godaddy
Filing the billing info on GoDaddy
  1. First Name
  2. Last Name
  3. Phone no with country code
  4. Complete Address
  5. City
  6. State
  7. Company you are working in (optional) – Fill “Okey Ravi WEB Services”, if you want to fill.
  8. GST (Optional) -Specific to Inida

Once filled, click on “Save Button” to go to the payment step.

Select a payment medium and complete the payment

After filling and saving the billing details the next step is to choose a suitable payment medium. Indians mostly preferred a debit card, Net banking or wallet system like Paytm or UPI. But, if you have a credit card then you can use that also.

Payment options available on GoDaddy - Paytm, also available

The one think I like about GoDaddy is they provide all payment mediums. Most of the hosting and domain providers like BlueHost, InterServer, Namecheap and HostGator they don’t have all payment mediums available.

Once a payment medium is decided then click on “Complete Purchase” button to fill up the payment details and OTP verification. After the payment completion you will get a receipt on your registered mail.

Verify your registered email

After the purchase of domain and hosting, you will get a mail to verify your GoDaddy account. So, just verify your GoDaddy account. Now the next process is WordPress installation on your purchased domain.

Without WordPress Installation the website creation process will GoDaddy will remain untouched.

Installing WordPress on purchased domain

The next most important step to create a WordPress Website with GoDaddy is WordPress installation. I will describe it in two steps. One for WordPress Hosting without cPanel and other will be for Web Hosting with cPanel‘.

Let’s see them one by one.

WordPress installation on WordPress hosting

If you have purchased a ‘Basic Managed WordPress Hosting’ then WordPress installation is bit easier. Follow the steps –

  1. Go to ‘My Products’
  2. Navigate to the hosting you have purchased
  3. Click on Setup/Manage
  4. Choose a WordPress username and password
  5. Choose a datacenter, go with the recommended option
  6. Wait for the completion of process

Once completed you can access your WP dashboard at http://domainname.com/wp-admin or http://domainname.com/login.

Use your WP username and password to login. If you get a Setup Wizard in between then you can either complete it or skip it for later. Every details will be changed later using WP admin section.

I hope you have logged in to your WordPress now. So, now the question is what do you do next? Here is something for you which you can perform now.

  1. Have a look at Gutenberg Editor and it’s features
  2. You can change your theme. If you want to install a premium theme then this is the right time to do it.
  3. Install WordPress recommended plugins according to your requirements
  4. Start customizing your website
  5. Write your first post and learn SEO
  6. Optimize your website for SEO

WordPress installation on Web hosting

All the steps mentioned above is also applicable in web hosting. But, the only thing it differs from above is, here WordPress installation can be performed using cPanel. I have made a separate post on this. You can follow either of the methods.

Read Recommended – Installing WordPress using Softaculous app installer

What more you need to know?

See, I usually recommend WordPress managed hosting if you want to create a WordPress website with GoDaddy. There is a lot of benefits of using this hosting. The main benefit is the free access of GoDaddy Pro Dashboard. With the help of GoDaddy Pro Dashboard which is the same as ManageWP, you can do a lot of things. I have made a list of them. Have a look –

  1. You can take daily backup, weekly or scheduled backup
  2. Restore backup anytime
  3. The last 2 month backup will be stored. So, two months rollback is possible, which is amazing.
  4. You can monitor your website SEO and keywords ranking
  5. Monitor your website uptime
  6. Easily optimize your post revisions and spam comments
  7. Safe update WordPress themes and plugins is available
  8. You can monitor your website traffic using Google Analytics linking

Conclusion

I hope now you have created your website using GoDaddy. Hosting choice is totally up to you. But, my recommendation for you will be GoDaddy managed WordPress plan. You can take Linux hosting also if you want to create a WordPress or any other kind of website.

The one thing I have skipped is SSL installation which you can do later. SSL installation is not required at the time of website creation. This can be done later. But make sure you install an SSL before submitting your site to Google or other webmasters.

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How to Create a WordPress Website Step by Step Guide

Do you want to know how to create a WordPress website step by step and don’t know How to Create a WordPress Website or blog? and how to code exactly?

Hey, Readers, Today I will tell you Step by Step Procedure to create a WordPress Website. You don’t have to be a good programmer to start a blog or to make a Website.

There are a lot of tools available on the Internet  Like WordPress and Weebly, where you can create an amazing Blog in minutes.

Are you thinking to be a blogger for the first time? Well, you don’t have to take more tension. I am here to help you always. you can contact me personally on my FB group, YouTube Channel or just by commenting on this Website.

Let’s see How to build a WordPress Website step by step. this process is same for all, a 15-year old guy to a 60-year young guy.

What do you need to Create a WordPress Website?

To create a WordPress website you just need these three things –

1. A domain name ( This will be the name of your brand/business/organisation/  like Okeyravi.com)

2. A Web hosting Account (This is important to be alive on the Internet, Web Hosting Providers will provide you space on the internet and will help you to make your blog/website live)

3. An undivided attention of 60 minutes

Yes heard it right, Along with Domain and Hosting you have to give your time to set up a blog for the first time. You might be thinking, How? So, let’s see the step by step procedure below to build a WordPress blog.

Don’t want to read more, well watch this youtube tutorial video, this will cover Most of the topics related to Start a Blog/create a WordPress website. This Video will depict clear [pcture about How to create a WordPress Website Step By Step?

Do the same as directed in this video

If any problem occurs contact me over WhatsApp no – +91 9576474619

In this article, We will cover these topics and we will also provide video tutorials on all topics to set up a WordPress Blog

1. How to register a domain for free?

2. How to choose the Best Web hosting provider?

3. How to Install SSL certificate?

4. How to install WordPress for the first time using Softculous App Installer?

5. How to change your WordPress theme?

6. How to write and Publish your first Blog Post?

7. How to customize your WordPress Website?

8. How to Install Plugins and Which Plugins you need to use as a beginner?

9. How to generate Money from Your Blog?

10. How to be a master of Blogging?

11. How to do On-page Seo? (On-page optimization techniques)

12. How to do Off-Page Seo? (Link Building Strategies)

  1. Web 2.0 Submission
  2. Guest posting
  3. Directory Submission
  4. PBN backlinks

Let’s see all the things One By One –

1. How to create a WordPress Website?

One important mistake people generally do when they create a Website/blog is choosing a right platform. Selecting a right platform to start a blog is very Important.

It’s like, selecting a  structure under which your website will be built. So, If you choose a wrong structure and layout your home will not like your dream home.

We always prefer our readers to choose WordPress. It’s easy to use, flexible, reliable and It will provide you with a lot of features which are completely free.

Here comes the question how to get WordPress on my website/blog? right.

The WordPress will be provided to you when you choose and purchase a hosting provider for your blog. Once you have a hosting account then you will be provided WordPress installation for your blog. We will talk later in this article how to install WordPress for the first time.

Let’s comes on the topic –

2. How to get a .com domain name for free?

Please keep in mind, I have talked about .com domain name. Because there is a lot of domain provider who will provide you with a free domain with their self-made extension like .tk, .website, .xyz and more. Which I never recommend.

Whatever business you are .com domain is suitable for all and it will help you to target worldwide. Well, you can also choose a domain according to your country and according to your locality and business.

In these types of the domain, city name might be used and country extension is valuable. for example – .in for India, .us for USA, .uk for United Kingdom and . ca for Canada.

So, we will suggest you to go with a .com domain. But there are certain things you need to keep in mind while selecting a perfect domain for yourself. We have made a separate article for that.

Have a lookBest tips to select a perfect domain name?

So, I hope you must have selected a perfect domain for yourself. But to get a free .com domain, You need to buy a hosting first. Most of the Hosting providers provide free .com domain when you purchase a Hosting Plan.

But, Specially I recommend GoDaddy.

Here comes another important question –

3. How to choose a Cheap and best hosting Plan?

See, Getting a best Hosting Plan depends on a lot of things including your requirements also, which is very very important. So you need to analyze your requirements first.

Don’t get more confused. I have also made a list of cheap hosting providers and have made a separate article for you to get out of hosting trouble.

Have a lookWhich hosting to choose? Cheap and Best hosting provider list 2018.

Our Recommendation For hosting

As a Blogger, I have tested approximately 5-6 hosting till now for a different purpose. So, If you ask for our recommendation then I will suggest you to choose a hosting plan from these four best hosting providers.

1. GoDaddy

I always prefer Godaddy at the first point. being a beginner when you choose a hosting plan from Godaddy. You can easily claim a free .com domain. You can choose Godaddy basic managed WordPress Hosting as a beginner. You don’t have to spend more.

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2. Bluehost 

Bluehost is also a preferable Host for it better service and uptime guarantee. Most of the Successful Bloggers are using BlueHost. So, You can choose Bluehost also, But it will cost little more than Godaddy which is worth because Bluehost will provide you 50 GB SSD storage.

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When you start with a Bluehost Service then you can claim your free .com domain also

4. Installing WordPress for the First Time

I am currently working on to provide you with pieces of information with very ease. So, after purchasing a domain name and hosting plan next, a small thing you need to do it is – Installing and Setting Up WordPress on Your Blog/Website.

You will be provided with your Cpanel Access. Where you can manage all these things like – Adding an Addon domain, Installing SSL certificates, Updating and managing files on your web Server (File manager) and many more.

Installing WordPress on your Blog is just a very small and easy process and it will roughly take 1 minutes for you to set up WordPress for the first time.

You can do it with Softaculous App installer and you can also take help via chat to your domain provider if you face any difficulty. For your ease, I have made a separate article on this.

Related ReadHow to install WordPress in Cpanel using Softaculous app installer?

Don’t want to read more, Watch our video about WordPress installation using Softaculous App Installer

So, I hope You must have taken a domain, a hosting plan and also have set up your WordPress Account. Now the things come in this process to change your WordPress theme.

5. Changing or Installing your WordPress Theme

You can find themes in Appearance ->Theme Section. Once you logged in to You WordPress Admin Account

Here, there are options to install a new theme by uploading it or by selecting a theme from WP store. I will not recommend you a premium theme as a beginner. But you can choose a premium theme if you can afford.

There is a lot of free themes available in the WordPress Store and you can choose any one of them. I will suggest you to try and see the live preview of different themes.

If You find any theme beautiful, you can choose that.

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Criteria for a theme Selection

You have to always take care of your visitor’s interest. You can look for these features in Your WordPress Theme –

  1. Always strive for simplicity
  2. Your theme should e mobile responsive
  3. Your theme must provide easier navigation for users.
  4. Theme Should be SEO friendly
  5. Your theme must provide easier customization options.

Along with these all things, I have also prepared a separate article for selecting a proper theme to start your WordPress blog. Read this article It will be very helpful in theme selection.

Related ReadHow to choose the best theme for your WordPress site?

6. How to install SSL (https) for your site?

When you are a newbie, I will suggest you to install an SSL certificate with the help of your hosting provider Support. It will be very easy If you choose Domain+Hosting+SSL of the same company.

If you want an SSL certificate in low cost then you can choose a positive SSL Certificate provided by Namecheap. It will be available fro in Less than 5$ for the first year.

Grab SSL Now 49% of On Essential SSL by Namecheap

Once You have purchased a Namecheap SSL, Follow the process specified below to Install a certificate.

  1. Login to your Cpanel Account.
  2. Go to Namecheap SSL Tab, You will find all purchased SSL for your site here.
  3. Click on Installed via plugin and set the status to active
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7. How to Write and Publish Your first blog Post?

Writing and Publishing a Blog Post is the prime task once your WordPress is set up and live. There are content writers who can write content for yourself. for that, You have to pay them a good money. If you can write by own, I think this is a very good step.

To write your first Post follow the Steps below –

1. Login to your WordPress Account

2. Select Posts -> Add New

3.. Write title, content and customize your contents properly like Text formatting, Heading and Image/ Media Adding and alignments.

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All the things are clearly mentioned in the Image. you can follow this image to Know the details.

Now, Once you have done with the writing part, You need to set up a featured image. To add a feature image just click on Add feature image and then either upload an Image or add an image from the pre-uploaded images.

You can also append forms and you need to specify some relevant tags according to the keywords specified.

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Once you have done above all part you need to publish your post to get your contents online. Just click on Publish Button available in the left pane.

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Hurray, Now your contents can be seen to the whole world.

There is a lot of things you need to do to rank your post on top in Search Engines. One of them is On Page SEO. You are highly recommended to read or articles about on Page SEO techniques. You just need to install a plugin to do On Page SEO.

Read Also: How to do SEO of a post with high ranking tips?

The plugin name is Yoast SEO, As a beginner, you can start with the free version of Yoast. If you want to set up Yoast. You can read the below article.

RecommendedSetting Up Yoast for the First Time

8. Plugins and Customisation

Once you have published your first blog post. Now it’s time to add some important pages to your blog like About Us, Contact Us, Terms and Condition, Disclaimer, Privacy Policy and If your Website is related to E-commerce then Refund Policy also.

ProTip – Without the above-mentioned pages on your Website, you can’t get Adsense Approval. if you apply for Adsense without these pages then you will get disapproval reasoned insufficient content.

To further customize WordPress you need to add features like contact forms, galleries, sliders, etc, you need to use WordPress plugins.

WordPress plugins are apps that allow you to add new features to your website. There are over 50,000 WordPress plugins available.

I have made a list of 30 Plugins Which Everybody Blogger needs to use. Have a look at those. Top 30 WordPress Plugin You need to use on Your WordPress blog.

We will also recommend you to see, How to set up widgets in WordPress? Widgets will provide you more flexibility and design to your Blog.

Note: Widgets are limited to the selection of a theme. Every WordPress theme has their own set of Widgets.

9. Making Money On Your WordPress Website

There are several ways to make money from a blog. As a beginner, the recommended is Applying Google Adsense and Other Ad networks Like MediNet and Infolinks.

You can use any one of them Ad networks. to use these Ad networks on Your Blog. Before applying for these Ad Networks You need to follow some criteria, Some of them are listed below.

1. You must have at least 10 good quality content on your Blog.

2. You must have SSL installed.

3. Your Website must have proper navigation.

4. There should not be any category or Menu item in which there is no content.

5. You must have Properly made About US, Contact Us, Privacy Policy, Disclaimers, and terms and condition page.

If you have done all the things specified then you can apply for Adsense, MediNet or Infolinks. We will recommend you to go through 15 things you need to consider before applying for Google Adsense program.

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you can also do affiliate Marketing and can provide Sponsorships on Your Blog If you have a good audience. to do affiliate marketing you can add Deals page on your blog.

You can also use two ad Networks together like Infolinks+Adsense to increase your income.

11. On-Page and Off-Page Optimization to Rank High

Do you know there is a term called SEO (Search Engine Optimization)? These are of two types. Have a look –

1. On-page SEO – On-page Seo is done on the posts. There are certain things which you need to follow to optimize your content in a better way. Follow this guide to Do proper On Page SEO.

Watch This video and Understand Full On-Page Seo techniques

2. OFF-Page SEO – Off-Page Seo mainly includes Link Building techniques. it is done after On-page Optimization. there is a lot of ways to gain a backlink. I have made a list of 105 best way to generate and get backlinks for free.

For backlinks Follow this guide 105 ways to create high-quality backlinks

Author’s View

I think You might have understood all the process of How to Create a WordPress Blog? Yet you feel that you are not able to understand anything then I will recommend you to Watch Our Youtube Video About Starting and setting up a WordPress Blog?

If you have any query then You can comment below.

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Frequently Asked Questions

I am trying to help thousands of people who want to know How to create a WordPress website and they are feeling some issues in this. Well, this is not a tough Process but still If you have any query you can comment below. Here are the top queries asked by a Newbie when he/she wants to create a Website for the first time.

1. Can I create a website without WordPress?

Yes, there are several other blogging platforms available. But, WordPress is by far the best solution on the market.

2. Can I create a blog without hosting?

No, that’s not possible. Web hosting is where your website files are stored. All websites need web hosting. If still, you want to start a Blog without hosting then you need to start with Blogspot. It’s free. We only recommend Blogspot for learning Process.

3. How much does it cost to create a WordPress Website?

To start a Blog you don’t have to spend more. You just need to buy domain+ Hosting+SSL. I already have recommended Godaddy, BlueHost, and Namecheap or this above in this article.

4. Can I start a blog without my parents knowing about it?

Yes. You can make your WordPress blog private and hide it from the internet. Here is a step by step guide on how to make your WordPress blog completely private.

5. How to Create a WordPress Website and remain anonymous?

If you want to have a public-facing blog but want to remain anonymous, then you need to make sure that your domain has WHOIS privacy turned on. Often people use a pseudonym/nickname to write under. You should also create a unique email just for your blog. It goes without saying, don’t post your pictures or anything on the blog.

6. How do I add a podcast to my WordPress blog?

WordPress makes it super easy to start a blog and add a podcast to it. We have a step by step guide on how to start a podcast with WordPress.

7. How do I come up with blogging ideas to write about?

Here’s an excellent guide that has 103 blog post ideas that you can write about today.

8. Can I use multiple languages on my Website?

Yes, of course, you can write blogs in multiple languages. But always keep in mind your reader’s attention.

9. Can I create a multi-author Website in WordPress?

Yes, Of course. WordPress provides you facility and flexibility to add multiple Author to Your Blog. You just need to Add the person to Author Section.

10. How Much Can I make of Creating a WordPress Website?

Well, there is no end, it all depends on Your labor. your choice of interest. Your area of contents. the ad networks you have chosen, your Blog Strategies, Affiliate marketing embedding and on many more kinds of stuff.

You always focus on to make yourself a Brand. this way you can recommend and also can provide services.

What to do Next, Well I have created a bunch of blogs and tutorials for you about creating a Website and Blog step By Step. So, read them on the “Ultimate Blogging Course Online Page“.

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