Get Started with WordPress
Looking to get started with WordPress? No problem, we’ve got you covered with these three simple steps:
1. Get Hosting
IgnitionDeck and Virtuous Giant are both hosted on the Media Temple VPS infrastructure. We’re huge fans of their product, and if you’re just getting started, think their Grid Plan is one of the best hosting deals on the market.
If you’re on a tighter budget, we recommend Hostgator’s Baby or Hatchling plan because it provides unlimited bandwidth and is under $10/month. In fact, click here and use code ‘ignitiondeck’ to save $9.94 on your purchase price.
2. Install WordPress
To install WordPress, you have 2 simple options:
A. Use your server’s Fantastico application in the cPanel.
B. Go to http://wordpress.org to download and get manual installation instructions.
3. Find a Nice Theme
WordPress comes with two default themes, but they are very basic and may not meet your design standards. Here are some themes/theme makers that we recommend:
Custom IgnitionDeck Themes:
General WordPress Themes:
Most themes are easy to install via the WordPress admin menu, but if you find yourself stuck, check the download for support and/or installation instructions.