How To Make WordPress Site Live

Creating a WordPress site is an exciting venture, but the real magic happens when your site goes live, and the world can finally see your amazing content. In this blog post, we’ll walk you through the steps needed to make your WordPress site live, from purchasing a domain and hosting, to setting up your WordPress installation.

Step 1: Purchase a Domain Name and Hosting

The first step to making your WordPress site live is to purchase a domain name and hosting plan. A domain name is the web address that users will type into their browsers to access your site (e.g.,, while hosting is the service that stores your site’s files and makes them accessible to users online.

There are many domain and hosting providers available, such as GoDaddy, Bluehost, and SiteGround. Choose a provider that best fits your needs and budget, and follow their instructions to set up your domain and hosting account.

Step 2: Install WordPress

Once you’ve purchased a domain and hosting, the next step is to install the WordPress software on your hosting account. Many hosting providers offer a one-click WordPress installation through their control panel, which makes the process quick and easy. If this option is available, follow the prompts to install WordPress.

If your hosting provider doesn’t offer a one-click installation, you’ll need to manually install WordPress. To do this, follow these steps:

  1. Download the latest version of WordPress from the website.
  2. Unzip the WordPress files and upload them to your hosting account using an FTP client, such as FileZilla.
  3. Create a new MySQL database and user in your hosting account’s control panel. Note the database name, username, and password as you’ll need them later.
  4. Rename the wp-config-sample.php file to wp-config.php, and open it in a text editor.
  5. Fill in your database details in the following section:// ** MySQL settings ** //
    define( ‘DB_NAME’, ‘your_database_name_here’ );
    define( ‘DB_USER’, ‘your_username_here’ );
    define( ‘DB_PASSWORD’, ‘your_password_here’ );
    define( ‘DB_HOST’, ‘localhost’ );
  6. Save the wp-config.php file and upload it to your hosting account.
  7. Access your WordPress site through your domain (e.g.,, and complete the installation process by following the on-screen instructions.

Step 3: Customize Your WordPress Site

With WordPress installed, it’s time to customize your site by choosing a theme, installing plugins, and creating content. To customize your site, log in to your WordPress dashboard by visiting (replace “” with your domain), and enter your username and password.

In the dashboard, you can choose a theme by navigating to Appearance > Themes. You can also install plugins by going to Plugins > Add New. Finally, create pages and posts by clicking on Pages > Add New or Posts > Add New, respectively.

Step 4: Make Your WordPress Site Live

Once you’ve customized your WordPress site and are ready to share it with the world, it’s time to make it live. By default, WordPress may set your site to “private” or “coming soon” mode, so you’ll need to disable this setting. To do this, follow these steps:

  1. Log in to your WordPress dashboard.
  2. Go to Settings > Reading.
  3. Under the “Site Visibility” section, make sure the option “Your site is live and visible to everyone” is selected.
  4. Click the “Save Changes” button.

Congratulations! Your WordPress site is now live and ready for visitors. As you continue to create and publish content, be sure to keep your site updated and optimized for the best user experience. Good luck!