SiteGround WordPress Setup Tutorial For Beginners - New 2020 Interface

Hosting for Beginners – SiteGround WordPress Setup Tutorial For Beginners – New 2020 Interface


SiteGround WordPress Setup Tutorial For Beginners – New 2020 Interface

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SiteGround has recently updated its interface from the older, dated looking cPanel. In this video tutorial, I walk you through the SiteGround WordPress setup using the new interface.

Resources:
SiteGround website hosting:
Astra WordPress theme:
Elementor WordPress page builder:
ConvertKit Email marketing:

Videos mentioned:
How to choose hosting –

Table of contents:
1:00 – purchase website hosting
8:33 – set up website
10:32 – set up domain DNS
12:42 – website tools dashboard
13:58 – install SSL certificate
19:34 – choose and install a theme
23:15 – choose and import a pre-made template
26:11 – install Astra Starter Site plugin
31:40 – edit template with Elementor
36:02 – change theme settings with WordPress customizer

Now that #siteground is using a new interface, it is much easier to install #wordpress and get started building your professional looking website.

But before you get started, you’ll need to have a web hosting account. I walk you step-by-step through choosing the right SiteGround hosting plan for you and explain whether or not you need any extra services they offer.

After purchasing your hosting, you’ll be taken to your SiteGround account dashboard. This is where we start to set up your WordPress installation. It’s super easy, and literally only takes a couple of mouse clicks, and entering your email and creating a password.

If you didn’t purchase your domain name through SiteGround, then now would be a good time to change your DNS settings so your domain name points to your hosting account. I walk you through how to do that (using Namecheap as an example).

Then it’s time to manage your new website. This will take you to all of your site tools where you can pin and arrange the tools you use most. The best thing about this over the old cPanel interface is that each website you have will have its own site tools, so what you do for one website won’t affect the other.

The first thing we’ll do for site management is to secure the connection to your website by creating an SSL certificate. Again, super easy and only takes a couple of clicks. This will ensure your visitor’s data will be secured and not viewed by a third party when they submit a form or join your email list.

Next, we dive into WordPress. This is where the fun begins! We’ll start off by choosing a theme to work with. I highly recommend the Astra theme (link above in “resources”), because I build all my websites using the Elementor page builder (link above in “resources”). I like my themes to be super light-weight so they load fast and allow the page builder to take care of the layout and styling.

Once the Astra theme is installed, we can choose from a large selection of pre-made professional templates using the Astra Starter Sites plugin. This makes it easy to import a template and have a professional-looking website in a single click. There are industry-specific templates, or you can choose whatever layout you like and make any changes you want.

Now that you have the theme and template running on your site, you’re almost finished. All that’s left is to swap out the logo, change any images you want to be different, and add the wording you want to be displayed on your website. I show you how to do these by doing some basic page editing using Elementor and the built-in WordPress Customizer.

Once that’s finished, you’re all done! Go out and share your website with the world.

If you followed along with this tutorial, got WordPress installed on your account, and created your website, let me know in the comments below and use #giantslayer to show your success.

DISCLAIMER:
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38 thoughts on “Hosting for Beginners – SiteGround WordPress Setup Tutorial For Beginners – New 2020 Interface

  1. How do you like the new SiteGround interface? Let me know in the comments below.
    And if you got WordPress installed and created your website, let me know by using #giantslayer to show your success.

    Looking for something specific? Here's a list of timestamps for each section:

    1:00 – purchase website hosting

    8:33 – set up your website

    10:32 – set up domain DNS

    12:42 – website tools dashboard

    13:58 – install SSL certificate

    19:34 – choose and install a theme

    23:15 – choose and import a pre-made template

    26:11 – install Astra Starter Site plugin

    31:40 – edit template with Elementor

    36:02 – change theme settings with WordPress customizer

  2. Dont go for SITEGROUND … big issue happen with me .. i forgot to renew my hosting because of some health issues .. Site ground just wipe out my all website data after 30 days .. they not even mailed or contacted me about their such policy .. i have lost all data and everything for which i spent almost year .. i asked them if they have any backups ill pay for it but no use .. its their policy to erase all your data after a month . so think and decide.. thanks

  3. Thank-you so much for taking the time to make such a brilliant tutorial. I have just closed my Shopify store and am in the process of starting a wordpress through siteground. You have made me feel so much better about getting started. I will be using woo commerce for my online store also. Would I need to use elementor as well, looks like it makes really nice pages. I wish you were doing the tutorials on the Siteground YT page. Have a great day!! Your new subscriber 🙂

  4. I don't know how you don't have a million subscribers. These information are golden. This video helped me build a website like a pro. I appreciate all your help.

  5. on 17:50 when i press on WORDPRESS ADMIN i get directed to a new page that the page is not available. i think i'm doing something wrong. Is it because the DNS takes some time? Your video is superclear and i'm learning alot thanks to you how it's working, but still challenging doing something that's so new to me

  6. Siteground recently introduced two-way-authentification with an evil twist for webdesigners: Even when clients deactivate it, it still stays active and also has a geo-lock, which in essence makes it impossible for web deisgners to do their job. Speaking to Siteground, they don't seem to understand the issue or simply don't care. I had to switch to other hosting companies as a result. It's a real pity, but Siteground is not an option anymore.

  7. If you think you can self handling like developers can then SG is for you, otherwise it can be nightmare. I’ve just switched from Hostgator to SG. SG is faster in speed. But when comes to customer service, I have never been able to talk with person after joining them. Even chat on line you need get a ticket and wait maybe days to be able to chat, more like email responding. Hostgator has been person-person since the beginning even after I canceled, they still pick up the all my calls. So what's good about speed from SG if the problem is never solved. Also after paying SG $30 (no more free) on 1 website for migration, still get nothing done after 2 months!!

  8. I came from NameHero and is just now using SiteGround and I think the interface is awesome. The overall experience from purchasing the hosting, to the tutorials, to the emails I received, are all ABOVE on what I experienced with NameHero. I guess I would never be able to appreciate SiteGround, if I started with them at the beginning. Anyway, I am not an affiliate hahaha. And this tutorial is awesome! NO FLUFF TUTORIAL. Just wham bam.. here's the solution to your problem! GOOD JOB! Just subbed!

  9. Hello. Very new to all this and just watching first before starting. If I just go with the first option of WordPress and not the second option of WordPress & Woo WooCommerce, can the Woo be added in later? Just wondering why there are both options if it is a plugin that I can add after the fact. Many thanks.

  10. Thank you so much for such an informative video! I spent 4 hours last night regretting my choice to upgrade to a paid blog, because every video I watched made it seem SO difficult. I appreciate the step by step walk through, and now I look forward to tinkering with my page! I'll definitely subscribe, so I can stay in the loop <3 much love man! You rock!

  11. This was so helpful. I just installed siteground with WordPress before seeing this video and I was so lost and had no idea where to start so thank you so much. I was not even aware that I had to secure it with the https. I don’t know what them I want yet but your video was so helpful in showing me where to go. I’m looking forward to watching more of your videos.

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