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  1. sean_3514
    Member
    Posted 2 months ago #

    Looking for any help anyone can provide. I've had a web address (that I got through Domain.com) that's currently active through WordPress.com. I've just moved the hosting to Bluehost and downloaded WordPress 3.9.1. I've also bought a template from ThemeForest (more specifically Envato Marketplaces). I've also downloaded FileZilla. But very little of this is making much sense to me. How do I work with all of these pieces to get my site up and running?

    Please let me know if there's any pertinent information or details that I've left out.

  2. RossMitchell
    Member
    Posted 2 months ago #

    Hello Sean,
    Seems that you are trying to do lots of new things at the same time, I suggest that you break your task down into small steps, this will help you learn the new concepts, and new tools.
    Steps I would try:

    A) Get your domain name to point to your new hosting, your hosting providor will be tell you what DNS settings to put into your settinsg at Domain.com. This can take some time to become effective.

    B) Can you login to your hosting management ? When you can you can find the settings you need for filezilla.

    C) Create a file callsed cats.html with these contents:
    <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN"
    "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
    <html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
    <head>
    <meta http-equiv="content-type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8">
    <title>Test Webpage</title>
    </head>
    <body>
    <h1><center>Placeholder webpage</center></h1>
    <p>
    My test webpage.
    </p>
    <p><img src="http://placekitten.com/200/300"/>
    <img src="http://placekitten.com/300/300"/>
    <img src="http://placekitten.com/60/60"/>
    <img src="http://placekitten.com/100/280"/>
    <img src="http://placekitten.com/20/60"/>
    <img src="http://placekitten.com/200/300"/>
    </p>
    </body>
    </html>
    `

    Then connect to your site with filezilla and upload thsi file.

    You should then be able to view this file.

    Then install wordpress, get it going with the default theme.

    THEN install your chosen theme.

    Keep notes of what works etc, and report progress here.

    Regards
    Ross

  3. Marc
    Member
    Posted 2 months ago #

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