How To Use WordPress With Godaddy

WordPress and GoDaddy are two popular names in the world of website creation and management. Combining the powerful content management system (CMS) of WordPress with the reliable hosting services of GoDaddy can make your website creation process easier and more efficient. In this blog post, we will walk you through the process of using WordPress with GoDaddy, step-by-step.

Step 1: Sign Up for a GoDaddy Account

If you don’t already have a GoDaddy account, head over to the GoDaddy website and sign up for one. Choose the hosting plan that best suits your needs and complete the registration process.

Step 2: Install WordPress on GoDaddy

After signing up for a GoDaddy account, you need to install WordPress on your hosting account. Here’s how:

  1. Log in to your GoDaddy account.
  2. Go to the My Products page.
  3. Under the Web Hosting section, click on the Manage button.
  4. In the cPanel dashboard, click on the Applications tab.
  5. Find the WordPress application and click on the Install this application button.
  6. Choose your domain name, set your admin username, password, and email address, and click on the Install button.

Now WordPress is installed on your GoDaddy hosting account. It may take a few minutes for the installation to complete.

Step 3: Log in to Your WordPress Dashboard

Once the installation is complete, you can access your WordPress dashboard by visiting the following URL: (replace “” with your actual domain name). Enter your admin username and password to log in.

Step 4: Choose a Theme for Your Website

WordPress offers thousands of themes for your website. To choose a theme, navigate to Appearance > Themes in your WordPress dashboard. You can browse through the available themes, preview them, and click the Install button to install the theme of your choice. Once installed, click on the Activate button to apply the theme to your website.

Step 5: Customize Your Website

Now that you have chosen a theme, you can start customizing your website. To do this, go to Appearance > Customize in your WordPress dashboard. Here, you can change various settings such as site title, logo, colors, fonts, and more. Make sure to click on the Publish button to save your changes.

Step 6: Create Pages and Posts

Your website is now ready for you to add content. To create a new page, go to Pages > Add New in your WordPress dashboard. To create a new post, go to Posts > Add New. Add your content, set a featured image if desired, and click on the Publish button to make your content live.

Step 7: Add Plugins (Optional)

Plugins are additional features that you can add to your WordPress website to enhance its functionality. To add a plugin, go to Plugins > Add New in your WordPress dashboard, search for the desired plugin, and click on the Install Now button. Once installed, click on the Activate button to start using the plugin on your website.


Now that you have followed these steps, your WordPress website is up and running on GoDaddy. Remember to regularly update your content, themes, and plugins to ensure that your website remains fresh and secure. Happy website building!