How to Install WordPress on Your .TO Domain and Start a Blog

WordPress is an open source tool to create a website. It's the most popular tool to create blogging, content, news ,news, company site. You can easily create websites in minutes by installing & customizing available themes on wordpress site.In this article we will discuss how you can install wordpress, & theme to start a blog,news,membership etc. site.

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Once you purchase suitable web hosting package for your need. It's time to change DNS to point to the purchased hosting server. You'll get an email from Register.TO with Cpanel login details, FTP details, hosting server details,Email configuration setting details.

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Changing Nameservers

If you are already using the default nameservers then you won't have to change anything but if you are using custom nameservers change it back to the default nameservers. As the purchased hosting nameservers is the same as default nameservers.

Check DNS Propagation

Any change in nameserver details will take some time for DNS propagation . You can check DNS propagation here

Once Dns propagated then it's time to login to the cpanel and install SSL , wordpress, & theme.

Installing SSL

You might have noticed while visiting different websites some URLs start with https:// with a green lock , while some URLs start with http:// without a lock. SSL provides a layer of security on the website. You can install this for Free with purchased hosting package on Register.TO

In Security tools in your cpanel dashboard, click on SSL/TLS Status.

Now select all checkboxes and click on Run Auto SSL. It will take few minutes & SSL will be automatically installed on your domain. If you see locks are in green color this means SSL successfully installed on your domain.

Installing WordPress

You can use softaculous apps installer to easily install wordpress on your domain. This tool is provided for free with your purchased web hosting package.

Installing theme

After installing wordpress login to your website's wordpress admin panel. In the wordpress dashboard go to Appearance then themes and click on Add New.You may upload the purchased theme or search & install free themes. Free themes comes with some limitations so it's better you purchase the suitable theme.

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