How To Make a WordPress Website with GoDaddy – UPDATED – 2019
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How To Make a WordPress Website with GoDaddy – UPDATED – 2019

August 30, 2019

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  1. Can you use an active web address when moving to HostGator? Example take an online site and leave it active until the new WordPress site is ready to go live.

  2. Actually I had one more question! (Sorry) so the slider, I was hoping to make it not as tall, so when you go on the website, you can see some of the featured content part. A couple of people have told me that they might not know to scroll down from the slider, and only know to navigate through the menus. Is this possible? Just to change the dimensions of the actual slider all together? Thanks again man!

  3. How can I change the photos that are in the Home Page, the lady with the phone and the writing machine?? Thank you! Great video!!!

  4. Great video. But I could not find a link to the article on why to keep domain and hosting separate? Do you have it? Thanks.

  5. Great video on this process! One thing when I use a different browser it gives me the message that Godaddy doesn't park my site there. This happens when I use a different mobile/pc/tablet browser. Any Ideas? Thanks in advance!

  6. Greetings Greg, it took me a bit more than 2:37:14, but I made it. Thank you for your great tutorial! 2 questions please: 1. any recent tutorial about setting up e-mail with HostGator? 2. getting rid of the gator icon associated with the URL …. and put my own.

  7. I love your videos.  Question:  Do I need to cloak affiliate links on my site?  Is it really necessary?  If so, what is the best place to use?

  8. So I am in the section of your video where I add the one click free word press install. If I already have the Divi Theme Word Press files. Should I still create the free word press account. Or is there a separate process? Thank You

  9. Thanks Greg! I'm super excited to start on my site. The only question I have is about SSL. Though I am not planning to sell a product from my site right away, I will need to eventually. Hostgator apparently does not come with a SSL certificate. I also read that Google will rank your page higher if your site is HTTPS rather than http. Since you did not mention buying a SSL on this tutorial I was wondering what you recommend?

  10. Have another question for you. So I changed my hosting from the original domain to a new one. And went back to re-install wordpress so it correlated with the new domain I want to build. But it says installation incomplete…please install to an empty location. So how to I empty the gator hosting location so it all correlates to the new domain I want to build. Make sense?

  11. Greg, thanks for this great tutorial it has been very helpful. Two questions I have not been able to figure out and was hoping you had the answers.
    1. How do you change the font color on the sliders?
    2. I have two images on my sliders that just will not work. The image is larger than the slider size. I've changed the size of the png image several times, but none of my changes seem to work.
    I look forward to your answer and thanks again.

  12. Hallo gerg,
    I recantaly resigted new damoin in go-dadday , but I was restricted to transfer my domain from godaddy for one month, kindy give me some tricks, becouse I already perches hosting site.


  13. Really enjoying following along so far. this is my first ever attempt at a website! when i've logged into wordpress chrome tells me the site is unsecure. big red lettering in the address bar. should i be concerned?

  14. Greg,

    I went to add WP Super Cache to my website and it was Not Available. GoDaddy has blocked this plugin, due to security risk issues – according to GoDaddy support.

    What would be your next cache plugin you would recommend.

    Thanks – John

  15. Hi Greg I didn't get the email from gator confirming that the installation from hostgator that my installation is complete – but was able to follow already until changing my password (before you "went on a walk") what do i do now?

  16. I officially HATE Hostgator.  Nothing works.  It won't even let me log in.  I have to change my password EVERY SINGLE TIME. About completely done with it.

  17. I am having trouble with the caching after editing the footer copyright. I have a caching plug-in called WP Super Cache. I deactivated it and tried again with no success. I even went back into the core PHP to make sure my changes were still there and they are. No clue how to proceed from here.

  18. Hi Greg! First of all I want to thank you for this great, amazing, awesome tutorial! I learned so much today and now I am ready to create my wordpress website. I do have a question though, I purchased my domain with godaddy about a year ago, and they offered me a gocentral website builder for free for the first year I guess. In a few days I need to renew all my products with Godaddy. My question is can I purchase the hosting with Hostgator and start building my wordpress website right now? Or do I have to wait for my year with Gocentral website ends and then transfer or how that works? Thanks!

  19. Hey Greg, first of all your videos are excellent. I watched last year's and this year's videos over the last two days and am feeling really good about the site I am building. There are three things that I cannot seem to figure out. First, I have tried to change the order of the main menu and it will not seem to change. Second, I added a separate "Blog" page based on the updated video and I cannot seem to get the picture to appear at the top of the page. Lastly, I want the pictures on the pages (other than the home page) to go across the screen. I am a real novice, so any help you can give me would be appreciated.

  20. Hey Greg , I’ve registered my domain name here in Australia with Crazy Domians , I would like to build a website following your video , is it easy enough to do ?

  21. I’m in the north, in Darwin , been watching your videos for the last week and just about to take the plunge setting up a website for my pipe design business. They are a great help for someone like me who is not to good on a computer.
    If I do really get stuck and need assistance in building my website , can I contact you so I can pay for your services ?

  22. Hey Greg, quick question. I’ve created the website and it looks great. It comes up perfect on the computer and the iPad but on the iPhone the logo and home page button is over laid to top of the feature sliders? Is there any way I can fix this thanks 👍

  23. Hi, I'm a very beginner in building a wordpress website, although I did with your awesome video. A couple of days past since that and now when I want to write my first blog post, the image is not showing up in the post only the text. What do I do wrong or what do I need to change? Thanks in advance, I desperately need your help, I've tried everything.

  24. Wow, I am amazed at how easy you made the process of making a website!I don’t have any major computer skills but with you help I made a website in just a few hours and now excited to add to it.
    Thanks so Much
    Kasra 😀

  25. Hi, Greg! Very good video, appreciate it so much!!
    I have a quick question, now i just finished buying the domain name and the web hosting with hostgator. After installed wordpress, i got the email of Admin URL and could not open it. What should i do? Thanks for your answer.

  26. Hi Greg! Thanks a lot for the video. Now I am in the process of making new posts of wordpress, when i try to view the post, it shows that "PAGE NOT FOUND". Don't know what is the problem here. Could you help me out plz, thanks a lot!

  27. Thank you very much for sharing us this guide video of how to make a website, I almost follow all the steps that you said but i make the website in chinese and a bit english.
    Here is my website,, if you wanna have a look and maybe give me some advices!! I have just made it for few days so there are still a lot of things not that completed. There are some small things i would like to ask, for example how to make the sentence look better in the home page of the first image and how to change the image right next to the dinosaur – right next to the domain. 🙂
    Thanks again as a teacher or a friend to share us so much !!! It is so helpful for me. Thanks, Greg!

  28. Thanks Greg! =) Did you have a basic plan or business plan on wordpress?
    Just thinking what's included when you buy hosting and domain.

  29. Hello Greg, Thank you for this video… I have a question in regards of the template used, It is posible to have a blank horizontal space at the top of the page with the menu and then the image???

  30. Thanks for this! As a creative thinker who struggles with jargon the analogies were unbelievably useful! Thank you for taking something that was making my brain hurt and making it simple

  31. Hello , could someone tell me were to find the download images ? I am at this point in the tutorial . Seems to have been moved or deleted?

  32. Greg, a quick question. I followed all your directions but my upper navigation links do not show? Any idea why and how I can fix it?

  33. Like this updated video. Thanks for making this. followed your last ones as well. Binge watching this channel 🙂

  34. When I open settings to add the google analytics link I do not see the option “insert header and footer” why is that? Please help!!!!

  35. Hey Greg, your tutorial is appreciated. I found another one for WordPress before finding yours and have launched my revised site. I love it! The site is interactive, robust and secure….compared to my old site! This one is the bomb! My current situation is the copyright footer info. I've been with Godaddy for 10 years. Sometime they support and sometimes not. However the verse of WP managed I purchased is just a little different. When I go into editor; and inc file. I don't see the core.php . the latest version for 2018 is definitely not my version. Can you advise how I can place my own copyright info? Thanks,

  36. 100s of people come to me each year with a cool new GoDaddy domain name and need to create a website on it. So I made this updated video to help you! It's exactly how I make a website at GoDaddy for clients, family, my cat, whoever whenever! …Enjoy!

  37. Greg,
    I have to say from someone who is for the most part technologically illiterate and scared of the though of making my own site. You really took a lot of the fear of failure and made me feel like I might be able to do this. I can now actually breath and not have a panic attack at the idea of building my website. I did want to ask if you have any thoughts on a template as I am in a niche industry, Paintball and Airsoft and didn't really see any themes that line up with that. I looked on the web and found a few but those had a cost associated with them and they were for paintball fields, I have a retail location and its a different look. Any feedback or thoughts on the matter are greatly appreciated. And if you were still in NYC I'd tell you to stop by and if you were interested in playing I'd get you setup.

  38. Thank you so much for this tutorial. It has taken me a while to finish and I still have to go back and add pages and products but the framework for the site is at least established. I feel relieved!

  39. nice, thank you so much for creating the video i have seen this 1 year before thanking you so much for the updated version.

  40. Hi Greg, I am trying to modify the background that has like a blury image of some flowers, can you tell how to accomplish that please? Thanks in advance and congrats for such a great tutorial.

  41. Hello Greg. Thank you so much for taking the time to make this tutorial, you're the man! This video has helped me enormously with my own website. Keep up the good work!

  42. Hey Greg. I wanted to say THANK YOU for publishing this. Used it start to finish to create an amazing site the past couple of days. The speed of the video was perfect. Thanks again. I had two questions I am hoping you can assist me with. Using the same Clean Business Catch Theme, is there a way to add a phone number to the menu bar area? Also, my custom logo seems to be manipulating how far the black space in the menu bar appears when I visit other pages on my site. I followed all the logo instructions in the video with sizing the width, but I am wondering if (for my page to look properly without any section/menu bar hang down overlaps on the pages – height) that this is a bit more advanced? Maybe some negative space has to be assigned? Any advice or tutorials you can lead me to? Greatly appreciative. You rock.

  43. Your video was incredibly informative. I only watched an hour, but now I understand the basics with navigating WordPress. I'll flip back to it, once I get stuck and I know I will. LOL You people that make these videos are awesome.

  44. Love your tutorials! They have helped so much. Very easy to understand and follow! Although, do you have one for adding a shopping cart? I am using Godaddy Word Press and Catch Base Theme, per your recommendation. Thanks, Kim

  45. Hi, Greg! Really like your video, it helps me a lot. But now i have a small question.
    i set up my website with hostgator in in April. It has been going well in these few months.
    But today when i tried to log in to the web that i created "" , it appears this link " " again and again even i tried few times, just could not log in.
    Could I ask how to deal with this situation and successfully log in, plz give me a hand.

  46. THANK YOU for posting a tutorial that was comprehensive and easy to follow! As an old school 'cut and paste' print designer I was not prepared when a local political campaign I'm working on suddenly found themselves without their web person. Adding 'creating a website' to my responsibilities were made much easier after finding your vid. A definite 'lifesaver'. Thanks again.

  47. Hi Greg. Thanks for the video. Maybe I missed this part but I can’t figure out how to optimize my site for mobile devices. All the pages and posts seem to big on a phone. It looks great on a tablet or computer but needs resized for a phone. Thanks for any help.

  48. Hey Greg, I already have a domain name and used GoDaddy's website builder to build my site. I am having issues because I sell CBD Oil and have to attach a merchant that is considered high-risk. CBD is considered medical marijuana, which is still on the schedule 1 drug list federally (even though it is legal in my state). The GoCentral's website builder only offers square, stripe, and PayPal as a merchant, so to attach a third-party merchant of my choice, I have to build a site in word press. I called to have GoDaddy's design team help me with this and they want $3,000. OUCH! I think I can do this myself with your tutorials, but I am having a bit of an issue understanding Pan Ipsum for my blog page. Do you have a tutorial on how to use this app? Or any advice that might be helpful? By the way, my website is (which is my very first site and not doing very well).

  49. So, I'm guessing that you don't answer questions on these videos? Too many to keep up with? I left a comment below 6 days ago and have yet to get a reply.

  50. Create a Blog: downloading images is missing in the pull down. It doesn't appear after"Show More" I went to one of your other demos for a reference. This would be VERY FRUSTRATING for a beginner to encounter this. Please update this element in this wonderful tutorial!

  51. Hey Greg! I am in the process of creating my website. Yesterday I spend 6 hours and got nothing accomplished and felt defeated. Today I found your video and it saved my sanity! Thank you so much! I still need help with the lower half …my post are not visible…it's in the wrong format. I'm not sure what I did wrong and cannot figure out how to fix it… hoping you can lend a helping hand. 🙂

  52. hey man, how can I change the photos on the homepage slider and use mine instead of the default photos that came with the theme such as the lady

  53. Hi Greg. I have been looking all over, but I can't find the answer. I have a featured slider page and I really like this aspect. However, I only want a certain amount of words on the featured slider page and I will put the rest on the actual page. Is there a way to limit the amount of words shown on the featured slider?

  54. Greg, this is an amazing tutorial. I can't believe how far I've gotten with my website. It's looking amazing and I'm learning so much from you. I have one query. Has wordpress changed the formatting of their create page/edit page interface? I've managed to work around the problem so far but I've now hit a brick wall. At 1:50:39 the user interface is completely different for me and there is no add media button to insert my pictures. I've tried to cut and paste media in and tried to arrange it using a different block but to no avail? Is there anything obvious I'm missing here? Thank you.

  55. great video! Question? Is there a code to link a SEND button on the contact form 7 to a square payment page? SO they would need to pay first before their form is submitted or sent to my email? Thank you

  56. Hey Greg … Really nice job on the video. It took me about 10 hours to get through it, but have a somewhat finished site . I really love the format here where I can take notes of key features with a time stamp, so that if I need review I can quickly find something generally (or even specifically) about what I need to do.

    Is there a decent wp forum where you can answer simple questions of the wp community?

  57. Hey thanks for the awesome video! I just purchased a domain name for 10 years, i know i went a little overboard but i really liked the name and want to keep the info i put online up for a long time .. But i purchased through godaddy and want to use hostgator after reading around. I see you reccomend them for wordpress and for hosting. So my question is: I purchased my godaddy domain name yesterday, can i transfer it to hostgator right away or do you reccomend i wait a certain amount of time before its able to transfer?

  58. Can I set up my website with one domain name, and then change the domain name once it's done? I built a site on go central at GoDaddy and I'm needing to convert it to a WordPress site, but I don't want to disable the go central site until the new one is done. Once it's done I want to transfer the main domain site to the new site.

  59. Greg. Your video is a great. I'm on a time crunch and this has helped so much.I used your code at hostgator so you can get your fee. I knew nothing before finding you.I have a question. How do I add the SSL. On mu HostGator page. I assume it's the SSL. I have the following : Not Secure |

  60. Just finished going through Greg's tutorial. I'm going to recreate our website and follow his lead. I know that this has helped us rethink how we will strategically begin to have a better "store front" to our business. I've liked and subscribed and will let Greg be our go to guy from this point forward. I'm looking forward to our customers having a better experience! Thanks, Greg! Nice job.

  61. I loved this video, thank you. I got to 1 hour and 40 min and thought I'd interrupt and ask where do I change the two home page images? Lastly , do you have a video on installing a template for example from template monster?

  62. Hi Greg,
    @39:58 Why my portal is different from you, and unlike yours for free it's also showing hosting options with wordpress for$5.95/month.

    Please help me to move forward here.

  63. Hi Greg, you inspired me to take on the challenge to make wp site. By any chance do you have a updated discount code for bigger saving?
    Tkx u.

  64. Thanks Greg for this video, It took me more than 2 hrs to make a website like yours, but its a good tutorial just one question, i was trying to change the copyright statement in footer using the same code that you've mentioned, but i am not able to do that, i purged the cache as well and the code is correct,is there any other way to do that? please help

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