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Let’s start by getting you a domain!
What’s a domain? Think of it as the name of your new home online. It should be the name of your business or an version of your business name. This is the name that will be typed in search forms and seen before the .com
For domain names, I use namecheap.com. It’s super simple to use, they have great customer service and pricing is amazing! Most domains start around $10/yr.
Next step, hosting!
What’s hosting? If a domain is the name of your home, hosting is the land the home is built on. You pay rent to keep the land maintained, secured and dedicated for your home. Your web hosting service provides you space on a server that keeps your files and allows you to be on the internet.
For hosting, I use and recommend bluehost.com. Again, similar to namecheap, it’s easy to navigate, customer service is top notch, and you can start at $3.95/month. Depending on your plan, you can also add other domains, create multiple sites, and get free email.
If you’re using Bluehost, you can install WordPress in just a few steps. Just go to your dashboard > install wordpress > choose domain > get credentials > DONE!
Finally, the DIVI theme!
What’s the DIVI theme?
DIVI is the ultimate wordpress theme created by elegantthemes.com. It’s an amazing theme that is super easy to build and customize, not only for “tech” people for everyone. It’s not only beautiful, but powerful as well. This is what you need to add your new DIVI layout. Pricing for DIVI is very simple, and starts with a yearly plan for $89 or a one time payment of $249. You can use the theme as many times as you’d like and you have access to the other elegantthemes plugins and themes.
You can purchase the DIVI theme here!
Once you purchase your theme, it will automatically download to your computer. Install your theme to WordPress by going to:
WordPress dashboard > appearance > themes > add new theme > upload new > *choose DIVI theme* > activate theme.
Now you’re ready to import your new layout!
- Create page you want to upload your new layout in WP dashboard > update new page info > view page > click enable visual builder
- Once visual builder is selected, click the (…) purple circle at the bottom of page > choose the button with the arrows pointing up and down
6. Press Import DIVI builder layout
8. Review any missing code or make any changes that didn’t transfer over (read below)
For a 1-page layout website, check out these links for further assistance:
1. Create a 1-page DIVI website with anchorlinks