Get started with WordPress in Linux Hosting
After you install WordPress in Linux Hosting, you can start building your website. Below are the most common tasks you should complete, with links to articles and videos that will take you through these tasks step by step.
Pick the template
WordPress uses themes to define the look and feel of your site. Our Go theme is installed and active by default, and it has several pre-made templates to choose from when you sign in to your site for the first time.
You can select a setup with or without an online store and a category based on your business. For example, for a law firm or bookkeeping agency, go for a formal template with navy blue or dark gray accents. On the other hand, choose bright colors for a travel blog or a clothing store for kids. Blue and green are good options for health-related professions.
If some different theme suits your site better, you can change it later. A theme change won't remove content (like images, links, and text) you added to your site. It only affects the way that content is displayed.
While a theme affects the look of your site, a plugin adds new functionalities to WordPress. For example, if you need a contact form, additional protection, or a way to create backups easily, you can achieve this by installing and activating a plugin.
Upload images and other media
Images can make your site stand out and become more visually appealing. Here's how to add images and other media to your WordPress library.
WordPress has two different content types—posts and pages. To display static content, add a page. For example, you can add about us, contact, or services page.
Design your pages
After you add a page, you can design it by inserting and editing different pre-made blocks. Here's how to create your pages in the WordPress editor using blocks.
If you want to have a blog on your site, add a post to display content dynamically. Your blog page shows all your posts listed in reverse chronological order.
Set up home page and blog page
By default, WordPress shows the latest posts on your home page. If you don't want to have a blog on your home page, you can replace it with a static page and choose a custom page for your blog.
Create a navigation menu
For a new page to be easily accessible on your site, you'll need to add it to your navigation menu. If you're not familiar with menus in WordPress, learn how to add pages to the menu.
- Back up your WordPress site manually for free or enable our paid service to create automatic backups for you.
- Secure my WordPress site
- Set up an email account in cPanel
- Request my SSL certificate
- Get started with WordPress
- Troubleshoot the most common errors in WordPress
- For more help with using cPanel Admin, see the cPanel documentation.
- If you need help with your hosting account, here's the home page for all our Linux Hosting (cPanel) help articles.