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Getting Started

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Web Development and Marketing Tools

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everything you need

Quick Start Guide: Website Building 101

Simplify the process of building and developing your first website by using WordPress and our easy-to-follow guide de... continue →

Step by Step

How to Sign Up for a DreamHost Account

Start your online journey with an Unlimited Shared Hosting account from DreamHost! Set up your account, then discover... continue →

Custom Control Panel

How to Log in to and Navigate the DreamHost Panel

New to DreamHost? Learn how to log in to your control panel and easily navigate all the tools and features you can us... continue →

Hundreds of extensions

How to Register a Domain for Your Website

Learn the process of registering a domain name on your new DreamHost account so you can get to work on building your ... continue →

no code required

How to Customize Your WordPress Website With WP Website Builder

Learn how you can use WordPress along with WP Website Builder to develop your very own dynamic, visually-stunning web... continue →

free and secure

How to Add an SSL Certificate to Your DreamHost Site

Make sure your visitors (and Google) feel safe to browse your website by adding a free secure certificate from Let’s ... continue →

your best foot forward

How to Set Up a Custom Email Address

Look professional and build your brand’s authority by using a custom email address for your DreamHost domain. continue →

protect your site

How to Enable DreamShield Malware Remover

Whether you’re a new or existing customer, learn how to add and enable DreamShield Malware Remover on your DreamHost ... continue →

Domains

A Beginner’s Guide to Domain Name Registration

The internet just wouldn’t be the same without domains. Here, we explain what domains are, how they work, and how you... continue →

What’s My Domain Worth? How to Value Your Domain Name

Want to know what your domain name is worth? Performing a domain valuation can help. Learn what makes a domain name v... continue →

The Complete Guide to New Top-Level Domains (TLDs)

When it comes to picking out domain names, .com and .net are still popular choices. Let’s take a look at new top-leve... continue →

Hosting

knowledge is power

What Is the Difference Between Managed and Shared WordPress Hosting?

If you’re new to building a WordPress site, you may be confused about choosing a hosting plan. Shared and managed hos... continue →

How Much Does Web Hosting Cost? (3 Types of Plans)

Before you pick a web host for your new site, it’s crucial you know the differences in costs and features between the... continue →

When Should You Upgrade Your Hosting Plan?

Stuck in the shared lane? It might be time to upgrade to a heftier hosting plan. Learn your upgrade options — and whe... continue →

What Kind of Hosting Do I Need for My Website?

Discover the different types of web hosting you can use for your website and learn how to choose the best web host an... continue →

Website

Want to Build a Website in 2019? Here’s Your Game Plan

Want to launch a website in 2019? Check out our step-by-step guide to keep you on track as you build, grow, secure, a... continue →

Master Your Website Launch With This 18-Item Checklist

When launching a website, it can be tough to keep track of all the details you need to check before going live. Save ... continue →

How to Create a Website for Your Event (In 4 Steps)

Using WordPress to create a dedicated website for your next event can make it easier for you to provide info, create ... continue →

How to Start a Fitness Blog (In 6 Steps)

Whether you’re an exercise enthusiast or run a business in the industry, starting a fitness blog is a great way to st... continue →

How to Create a Restaurant Website (In 5 Steps)

Creating a professional website for your restaurant business is an excellent way to stand out among the competition a... continue →

Traffic

The Beginner’s Guide to Marketing Your Website and Increasing Traffic

Getting traffic to your site is arguably the single most important reason to have one in the first place. Discover th... continue →

How to Create an Email Newsletter (And Why You Should)

Newsletters are making a comeback, y’all! Learn how running an email newsletter for your site can improve your brand ... continue →

13 Simple Ways to Boost SEO on Your WordPress Website

Search Engine Optimization is key in getting more visitors to your WordPress website. Here are 13 techniques to up yo... continue →

Optimize

10 Ways to Optimize Your WordPress Website for Speed

Feeling the pains of a sluggish site? Luckily, WordPress offers plenty of options to optimize the speed of your websi... continue →

speed up your site

How to Implement Caching on Your WordPress Website

We’ll introduce you to the basics of caching, how you can test your WordPress website to identify speed issues, and h... continue →

go global

How to Use a Content Delivery Network (CDN) with WordPress

The world is moving faster than ever, and your WordPress website needs to keep up. Using a Content Delivery Network (... continue →

Blogging

How to Start a Blog: A Comprehensive Guide

Discover the steps it takes to create a blog in 2019, from choosing a name and platform to writing and sharing your f... continue →

From the Experts: 19 Great Blogging Tips for 2019

Ready to up your blogging game? We hit up some of the world’s best content creators to find out how they keep readers... continue →

How to Do Keyword Research for Your WordPress Blog

Adding keyword research to your website's SEO strategy can help you better understand your target audience and g... continue →

How to Start Your Own Food Blog: An Expert Guide

Ready to take your culinary creations online? Our handy guide details how to start a food blog fast (and why you shou... continue →

How to Start a Fitness Blog (In 6 Steps)

Whether you’re an exercise enthusiast or run a business in the industry, starting a fitness blog is a great way to st... continue →

How to Start a Photography Blog (In 4 Steps)

Learn how to create a professional, stunning photography blog you can use to showcase your best work and find more cl... continue →

WordPress

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What is WordPress?

WordPress works for all types of websites, from blogs to e-commerce storefronts. Here’s what you need to know about t... continue →

endless design possibilites

What Are WordPress Themes?

With the right theme, you can customize your WordPress site to your exact specifications with no coding required. Her... continue →

fast and easy

How to Install a WordPress Theme

Installing and activating a new theme in WordPress is pretty simple, whether you’ve got it from the official director... continue →

direct your visitors

How to Set Up Your WordPress Menus (3 Steps)

In this tutorial, we’ll discuss the importance of WordPress menus and how they affect your user experience. Then we’l... continue →

extend your site's functionality

Tutorial: WordPress Plugin Installation

Learn everything you need to know about WordPress plugins, including where to find them and how to install them on yo... continue →

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