How to install a new WordPress website or blog using Divi or Extra Theme in under 10 steps.

The Podcaster’s Toolkit:

If you have favorite resource or tool you love and you want to share on the podcast, please send it to me at mike@mikemurphy.co and I’ll add it to the Kit.

If you are a vendor or product creator and would like me to test out a product or service, please let me know and I would be happy to test and share so long as I think it will benefit my listeners.

In this week’s The Podcaster’s Toolkit:

FreshBooks. Freshbooks is a web-based accounting and invoicing tool that I use for MikeMurphy.co.
You can invoice clients and vendors, track expenses, track time, create projects, take payments for anything and create reports to monitor the financial health of your business and to send to your bookkeeper or accountant.

Freshbooks New Pricing:

Lite: $15/month
Plus: $25/month
Premium: $50/month

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The Web Design Show:

What steps did I take and will you take to launch PodcasterToolkit.com, new WordPress site from ground zero?

“To begin, begin”
-William Wordsworth

Step 1: Buy A Domain Name

You need a domain name like podcastertoolkit.com.
Buy one at GoDaddy.com and pay $8.99 for a new domain or url.

Step 2: Sign up for Web Hosting

I use: BlueHost.com Use my affiliate link and get it for $3.95/month
Hostgator.com is also used by a lot of people.

Step 3: Buy a Premium Theme.

I highly recommend paying $69/year for Elegant Themes. It’s all I use.

Divi 3.0

 

Mike Murphy.co is built on Divi.
PodcasterToolkit.com is on Extra.

OTHER PODCAST WEBSITE OPTIONS:
Appendipity Themes
Podcast Websites.com

Step 4. Organize Master Folder

Put all assets and logos and theme files in one place on your hard drive.

Step 5: Change Nameservers:

Sign into BlueHost
Assign your domain name first.
Copy Nameservers (ns1.bluehost.com and ns2.bluehost.com)

Sign in to GoDaddy
Delete the GoDaddy Nameservers and paste the name servers from BlueHost.
They say 24 hours before it works, but it usually only takes 5–10.

Back to BlueHost.

Step 6: Install WordPress:

In BlueHost:
Confirm the domain has been verified.

To Install:
One-click install for WordPress or

In this step: CREATE A USER NAME YOU WANT IN THIS STEP AS IT IS HARD TO CHANGE IN WORDPRESS

Step 7: Sign in to your site

By adding /wp-admin after the .com

Ex. Yoursite.com/wp-admin

Step 8. Install Divi or Extra Theme.

In WordPress go to Appearance and Themes and
Add New
Upload the Zip file you have in your Master Project folder from Step 1

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