Next, you’ll choose your content management system (CMS). I recommend using WordPress.
Hostinger will give you other CMS options, but unless you have a compelling.
Reason to do otherwise, WordPress is the easiest, cheapest, safest play you can make.
Create a WordPress account with a strong password, and choose from dozens of different layout options for your site. Different layouts are known as WordPress themes.You just have to make a choice at this time–you’ll be able to change themes and customize the site later. We’ll go into all that in the next steps.For now, just confirm everything is correct:
Double-check all this, and if for whatever reason button.Once you are sure that the information is right, click Finish Setup. This takes less than five minutes.Congrats! You now own a piece of the internet!Let’s dive into using WordPress.
Access WordPress in Hostinger Dashboard Hostinger offers a very convenient dashboard for you to manage your site. I
t’s known as h Panel, and is very welcoming to new users, as far as website control panels go.
And if you have any confusion, Hostinger has tons of support about how to navigate hPanel.
You’ll be prompted to use WordPress to create your site. If you miss the prompts or skip them for any reason.
You can always log in to WordPress using the left-side dropdown panel in the dashboard:
Design Your Website with Customizable Themes
You already selected a WordPress theme to build your site, and if you are happy with the way it looks, great!If you want to see what else is out there, you can explore tens of thousands of themes on WordPress.org. A lot of them are free. There are also some you need to pay for.Pro tip:
Don’t worry too much about this section. It’s easy to get caught up with perfectionism and think that you need to get your theme right the first time. That’s not true.The most important thing you can do is choose a basic theme and go with it. You can always change your theme later. Go to your WordPress website’s administration dashboard. You can do this through the Hostinger dashboard, or you can use the URL [your website name].com/wp-admin. Then simply use the username and password you got in the previous step.Once you’re in the admin dashboard, go to your sidebar and click Appearance>Themes>Add New Theme.
This will allow you to add any theme you want from WordPress’s library. Choose one now.For this article, we’ll be using OceanWP. This is a free theme that’s very flexible. Whether you need a blog, ecommerce store, or whatever else, OceanWP can get it done.
You’ll now be able to change .
any aspect of your website you want. This includes things like your website’s colors, menu options, header images, and more.After clicking on customize, you’ll see a look at your website as you customize it as well as a left sidebar with different customization options.Each theme offers different options, but there’s a lot of overlap between themes. We’re going to go into more detail about what each option does—and whether or not it’s vital:Site Identity. Important. This area will allow you to change your site’s title as well as a sub-head or tagline. In most instances, you’ll also be able to upload a site icon as well. This is the image that appears in new browser tabs when people are on your website.
Colors. Optional. Change your website’s color palette. For OceanWP, this section only allows you to change the color of the title text.Menus. Very important. It allows you to create a navigation menu for your website. Your reader will use this menu to discover and navigate to specific pages of your website. You’ll also be able to choose where the menu appears (e.g. top, footer, sidebar).Widgets. Optional. These are different tools you can place throughout your website such as archives, calendars, search bars, and more. Completely optional, but can be helpful depending on what website you have.
Optional. This controls whether or not you have a static homepage, or if your website automatically shows your latest blog posts. Again, this is completely optional and dependent on your website’s needs.Additional CSS. Optional. This is where you can add further customization options using CSS code. This can be incredibly powerful if you have the right resources and knowledge to change your website.General Options. Important. This section allows you to customize a ton of different aspects of your website. It includes things like the size of your header, the icons you can use, the titles of your pages, the layouts, and more.
potentially important–especially if you’re running a business.Now, customize your website to your heart’s desire. Once you’re finished, click Publish, and voila! Your website will update automatically to reflect your changes.
your business.Blog page. This page is where all of your blog posts go. If you plan on publishing articles for readers to read, this will be a very important part of your website.Creating pages on WordPress just takes a few clicks. Let’s jump into how you can create the most important page now for your website.How to Create a Homepage.
OceanWP gives you two different ways to create a homepage:Your latest posts. Your homepage showcases your latest blog posts.A static page. You create a page to become your home page.The first option is straightforward: Create blog posts and the homepage will automatically show all your latest blog posts.That’s why we want to walk you through creating a static page for your website. This can be especially useful for companies that just want a branded page to introduce their audience to the website.It’s also much more customizable than a page showing your latest blog posts.First, head back to your WordPress website dashboard and click on Pages>Add New.
Now, you’ll be in WordPress’s page editor mode.
This area allows you to create a page by adding text, images, videos, memes, or whatever else you want to showcase on your homepage (or any other page for that matter).
In the Add title box you can create the — you guessed it — title for your home page. This will display a big piece of text at the top. Below that is the content box where you can add text or media.On the top left, you can click on the + button to add new content blocks.
This is a very important area that allows you to easily add media, quotes, pull quotes, new paragraphs, headings, and more.
On the top right, you’ll see five buttons:
- Save Draft. This allows you to save your progress as you edit your homepage.
- Preview. This gives you a look at what your page will look like once you publish it.
- Publish. This actually publishes the draft.
- Settings (Gear Icon). This area allows you to do a number of things including editing the font size for each block (under the Block section). You’ll also be able to set the visibility for your homepage, schedule a time to publish the page, change the URL, set the featured image, and allow for comments (under the Page section).
- Extra tools (Three Dots). This menu includes a number of extra tools you can use to change the visualization of your page editor.
Create a basic homepage now by adding a title and content. It doesn’t need to be fancy. We’re just doing this as a test run. You can always change it later.
Once you’ve done that, click Publish in the top right. The website will now be live!
But that doesn’t mean it’s your homepage yet. Go to Appearance>Customize on the sidebar.