getting Started

This series will help walk you through the initial steps of WordPress and building a website. Registering a domain name and creating a safe and secure place to build.

Getting Started

This series will walk you through setting up your staging environment with WordPress and registering a domain name.

1) Registering a Domain Name (Optional)

If you have a particular domain name in mind for your site you should register it as soon as possible via Gandi.

2) Choosing a Staging Environment

Choosing between an offline and online staging environment and reviewing options.

3a) Local by Flywheel

How to setup and install WordPress with Local by Flywheel.

3b) Pantheon

Getting setup with a Pantheon account and creating a sandbox WordPress install.

Sign up for a Flywheel Account

To get started with Local by Flywheel the first thing we’ll want to do is sign up for a free Flywheel account. Even if we’re just using Local by Flywheel and we don’t want to host with Flywheel we’ll want a free account with them anyway.

Click the button below to open up the Flywheel website and then follow the steps below to create a Flywheel account.

  • Click “Sign Up” in the top right menu.
  • Fill out the registration form, and once completed, you’ll be redirected to your Flywheel dashboard and be ready to move on to the next step.

Getting Started with Local by Flywheel

Now that we have a Flywheel account we’ll want to download Local by Flywheel and setup our first WordPress website. To open up the Local by Flywheel site to download the software click the button below, then watch the video to get started.

Now that you’re all setup with Local by Flywheel and have your first WordPress website installed, click the button below to be brought to the next tutorial series, WordPress basics.

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