The 5th step of the coaching series – “Start a blog and make money” a video is available for you to watch below.
After you had successfully installed WordPress blogging platform on your domain, now is the time to install a good looking theme. and we are going to need an FTP software for this.
there are lots of good FTP softwares around but I personally use Core FTP Lite. it’s a free software available for download so there’s no need to worry…
you can download it here: http://www.coreftp.com/download/coreftplite.exe or just simply search on google for the keyword “core ftp”.
FTP softwares btw are softwares used to upload files from your computer to your desktop or vice-versa, download files from your website to your computer.
anyways, after you had successfully downloaded the file, install it on your computer and you’re good to go. ;)
Open up the file and this is what you’ll see:
Just type in the required information. all you’ll need to fill up are the site name, host/ip/url, username and password area. after that’s done just hit hit connect and you’re ready to upload a theme for your website.
on the video I’m going to show you, I used the Ultimate blogging theme as The example theme that we will be using for this tutorial. if you don’t have the UBT yet, I recommend you getting one since it’s the best theme I found online so far, and good price too!
you can however download a Free WordPress theme just about anywhere on the net by simply google-ing it. but I would always recommend the ultimate blogging theme for you to use since it’s very user and google friendly plus it looks good so you might as well get one. ;)
after that’s done, Watch the video below on how to install a wordpress theme using ftp:
here’s a full screen version of the video:
here’s a summary of what I did to install the theme:
- downloaded core ftp
- installed core ftp and configured it on my computer
- downloaded a theme (in this case, I used “UBT” ultimate blogging theme)
- Uploaded UBT to – public_html/wp-content/themes directory
- Logged in wordpress control panel by typing “http://mydomain.com/wp-admin
- Activated UBT on my wordpress control panel
after you had successfully installed a blogging theme on your blog, now is the time to get to know about how to use wordpress a little bit. which I am going to talk about on the next lesson on how to start a blog and make money.