Kickstart
your New WordPress Site

Hey there! This site is a collection of tools and resources for students of my WordPress course. Everything you need, in one convenient location.

Plus, this site is powered by WordPress—so it’s a great example of what you can do with the platform. 🙂

When you claim your free domain name or make a purchase through a link on this site, we may receive a small commission at no additional cost to you. This helps to support this service.

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Once you find your perfect name, click “Claim This Name” to move onto the next step, and return to the course to follow along.

Local WordPress Installation

Not ready to build a live site?
Install WordPress locally

Note: Keep in mind that a local WordPress site will not be accessible on the web. Local sites are best used for testing purposes.

Recommended Tools

WordPress Tools Mentioned
In The course

For your convenience, you’ll find links below to some of the many tools recommended in the course.

Web Hosting & Domains

The easiest way to get started with web hosting is by using the domain tool above and following along with the course. This will help you get started with Bluehost, the #1 recommended web host on WordPress.org.

However, as your site grows, you may want to shop around. Here are a few recommendations:

The great thing about WordPress is that you own your site, so you can always move to a new web host if your needs change.

Click here for a tutorial on moving your site to a new host.

Recommended WordPress Themes

There are thousands of WordPress themes out there, and it takes time to find the perfect fit for your site.

However, there are a couple of fast, highly customizable themes that I keep coming back to:

This site is powered by Kadence, and I borrowed the design from the “Design Course” starter template. GigaPress is also powered by Kadence.

You can find many other free themes on WordPress.org (installable through your WordPress dashboard at Appearance > Themes > Add New), and premium themes on ThemeForest.

Recommended WordPress Plugins

Here are some of the WordPress plugins mentioned in the course:

You can find thousands of free plugins on WordPress.org.

Additional Resources

Free WordPress Tutorials From GigaPress

Want to keep learning? My team and I publish a range of WordPress tips, tricks, tutorials, reviews, and videos over on GigaPress. All free, no signup required.