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Mini Guide

Step 03 - Domains, Hosts, DNS

To build your own WordPress website you will need to organise three separate items. These are a domain name, some hosting and a way to manage domain name servers (DNS). 

  1. Buy each domain you need from Namecheap - or some other reputable domain name provider.
  2. Buy your hosting from a good quality hosting provider - for example, I use GridPane.
  3. Manage the domain’s DNS at Cloudflare  (free)

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To build a self-hosted WordPress site, you’ll need 

  1. hosting, 
  2. a domain and 
  3. a place to manage the domain’s DNS.   

I suggest you use three different providers for these things.  

Never buy your domain, hosting and DNS management from the same organisation.  In that direction lies potential frustration. One day you will become unhappy with your hosting service - it happens to us all - and you'll want to change it.  

In some cases, if your host has also provided your domain name and its DNS management, you may meet resistance when trying to extricate yourself and to move to another host.  You can eliminate any chance of this happening, by taking the advice in this step.

Other Steps In This Mini Guide

Step 01 - Getting Started

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Step 02 - Decide On Your Logo

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Step 04 - Install A WordPress Theme

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Step 05 - Install WordPress

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Step 06 - WordPress User Settings

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Step 07 - Install Essential Plugins

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Step 08 - Activate Oxygen For The First Time

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Step 09 - Create A Home Page

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Step 10 - Theme Styles Settings

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Step 11 - Create Blog Category

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Step 12 - General WordPress Settings

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Step 13 Reading WordPress Settings

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Step 14 - Discussion WordPress Settings

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Step 15 - Media WordPress Settings

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Step 16 - Permalinks WordPress Settings

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Step 17 - Add Favicon

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Step 18 - Activate The SEO Plugin

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Step 19 - Create Some Essential Pages

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Step 20 - Create WordPress Menus

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Step 21 - Add Oxygen Templates

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