Congratulations! You’ve decided to start your first self-hosted WordPress website.
You have moved your business passed the competition that has made the mistake of not setting up a self-hosted WordPress website.
There are many content management systems that you can use but a self-hosted WordPress website provides you with many more options and possibilities.
There are three things you need to do once you have a self-hosted WordPress website up and running.
“How To Add A User In WordPress”
If you paid someone to set up the website for you, you will need to make sure you read the resource page that covers “How To Add A User In WordPress”.
Often when a design/developer sets up a site for a client, they make themselves the only Administrator on the account and make the site owner, you, an Editor or some other role.
You want to make sure that as the owner of the site, you have full access to the site.
If you are concerned that you might “break” the site, you can set up an Editor or Contributor level to your site.
“How To Add A New Theme To Your WordPress Site”
If you have installed WordPress, you most-likely have the standard default theme, TwentySevenTeen (as of now). While this is a good default theme, you may decide you want a particular look and feel for your site.
If you go to StudioPress, ThemeForest, or the MOJOmarketplace to buy a theme, you will want to read “How To Add A New Theme To Your WordPress Site”.
You can also use this resource if you plan on using a free theme from the WordPress depository or another site to download free themes.
“How To Setup Rapidology with MailChimp”
After creating your home page, about page, and adding at least two or three blog posts, you should set up an email subscription form.
One of the most valuable assets your online business or blog can get are email addresses.
I highly recommend using the Rapidology plugin with MailChimp. There are many features that you can use to help you grow your email list, so check out “How To Setup Rapidology with MailChimp”.
Learn To Take Action
We all start a website for a particular purpose. Make sure you take the above actions to make sure you can grow your site and your email list.