5 Steps to Setting Up Your Very Own Homlisti WordPress

If you’ve been wondering how to get Homlisti WordPress up and running with your own themes, images, and content, then this guide is for you. This step-by-step guide will walk you through the process from A to Z, beginning with selecting your domain name through transferring your Homlisti WordPress to your own hosting account. Homlisti WordPress is among the most popular of all blogging software platforms, and there’s no reason why you shouldn’t be using it as well! Take these 5 steps to setting up your very own Homlisti WordPress today!

1) Find a Domain

You can purchase a domain for your website from any of the major domain providers. Namecheap, GoDaddy, and google domains are all reputable domain providers who offer competitive prices. As you type in your desired domain name into the search box, you’ll be able to see what it will cost and if it is available. If the domain is available, click on buy. You may need to enter a credit card and billing information before being allowed to complete the purchase or you can use a service like google checkout where you pay with a credit card without having your financial information stored with GoDaddy or Namecheap. Once you have secured your domain, go to Domains > Manage Domain in order to set up DNS records for your site.

Next create an account with Google Analytics: Make sure that you are logged out of Google Analytics when creating the account so that no personal data is collected during this process (you may not want someone else to know what keywords people were using when they found your site). Select Sign Up. Once created, log into Google Analytics using the same email and password as used when logging into Gmail. Go to Admin and select Property Settings>URLs>Create New…Fill out these fields as appropriate

2) Sign Up with Bluehost

In order to get your Homlisti WordPress site up and running, you’ll need a hosting company. We recommend Bluehost, because they’re one of the best hosting companies in the industry. To sign up with them, just visit their homepage and click on Get Started Now. Fill out your information and click Next until you come to the Select Plan & Add-Ons page. Choose the Basic plan and then click Continue. On the next screen, add everything that’s necessary for your blog – this includes: a name for your blog; username; password; email address; etc. Once you’ve filled it all out, select Create My Account at the bottom right corner of the screen. You’ll receive an email from Bluehost with instructions on how to activate your account and make it live on the Internet so people can see it! All you have to do is follow those directions, which should be easy enough. After that’s done, log back into your Bluehost dashboard and select CPanel under Services. Click on File Manager and go down to the directory where you want your blog hosted (usually public HTML). Then go into the folder called wp-content/uploads and upload any images or files that are part of your blog post there. You’re now ready to start writing posts for your new Homlisti WordPress website!

3) Choose a Theme

It’s hard to know where to start when you are looking for a theme. The first thing I do is search through the directory on this page and find one that I like. There are many categories and themes, so don’t be discouraged if you don’t find exactly what you want right away.

I would suggest starting with a theme that is mobile friendly because most people use their phone or tablet more than their computer these days. There are some really cool themes that can help make your site look very modern and clean!

Some other things that I consider before choosing a theme: responsive layout, compatibility, customizability and whether or not it has been updated recently.

4) Install WordPress

Install WordPress on your webserver. If you don’t have one, register for one with a hosting company. When the installer starts up, click on the button at the top of the page labeled Let’s Go. It will prompt you for information about what type of install you want: beginner, intermediate, or custom.

Advanced is recommended for tech-savvy folks that want full control over their site’s design and setup. Beginner will ask fewer questions, which can be good if you’re not comfortable answering questions or are looking to quickly get set up with a new site. Intermediate will prompt some extra things, such as installation profiles and extra plugins – but not many so it should still only take a few minutes to answer those questions. Custom requires more time because you’ll need to specify every little detail (including database names). Unless you know exactly what you’re doing and how everything works, I recommend sticking with beginner mode or advanced mode depending on your comfort level.

5) Update Your Profile & Adding Plugins

  1. Update your profile and add a name, website, email address and password. 2. Install the following plugins: Thesis Theme Framework, Post Thumbnails, Twitter Feed, Contact Form 7 and WP-DB Manager. 3. Open your theme directory and unzip the contents of the file named themes into your wp-content/themes/ folder. 4. Log in again to update your profile with your new website’s URL 5. Export & Import all of the posts from one blog into another blog 6. Select All Posts > Delete Permanently > OK 7. Download CSV template 8. Fill out CSV template for export (Note: title and date are required) 9. Fill out CSV template for import 10. Upload the exported CSV file to your blog 11. Choose import.


So now that you have a functional website that’s both easy to update and looks good, what should you do with it? Well, now that the hard work is done, it’s time for the fun part. Building your site into something truly spectacular. We hope this guide has helped you get off on the right foot with your new site. If not, never fear! The Homlisti team is here for you every step of the way.

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