How to create a new WordPress site

Creating a WordPress blog takes a few minutes. Within a few moments you will have your very own corner of the internet!

There are just two main steps to create your site:

1. Purchase a WordPress hosting package from this page.
We recommend the “GrowBig” plan since this comes with some extra options to boost your site’s SEO (helping you get noticed by Google). However the “StartUp” plan is also a great place to start if you have a smaller budget.

2. Once you login to your Customer Area for the first time, you will be asked if you want to setup a new website (example below). Select WordPress and the page will expand asking you to fill in your information. Add your email, admin username and password and click on the green Confirm button.

That’s it! Your new site will now be online and you can log in to get started. You can now purchase any of our WordPress themes on this page.

If you need any help setting up WordPress and/or your theme, you’re welcome to contact us or take advantage of our free installation service πŸ™‚

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47 Comments

  1. Fiona

    I’ve purchased a Pipdig theme (Holly & Weave, so lovely!) and I’m planning on purchasing SiteGround hosting and getting you to migrate my current blog across from WordPress.com. However, I’d like a chance to play with the theme a bit first, to check that the things I want to customize will all be customizable (changing the main homepage slider to a static one, for instance) before jumping in with the live blog. Is it possible to install the theme as a new website and then get you to do the site migration afterwards? I’m ok if I have to customize the theme all over again after migration: I just want to be sure I can!

    1. Phil (pipdig)

      Hi Fiona, thanks for purchasing a theme!

      This will be possible during our migration service. Please mention it in the comments box when sending your information on that page πŸ™‚

      1. Fiona

        Thanks! Just to clarify, do you mean that you can:
        1. Set up the theme as a new site on our SiteGround hosting and
        2. Transfer our current WordPress.com blog across once we confirm we want to proceed?

        Or do I have to do the first step myself?

        1. Phil (pipdig)

          I mean that we would transfer your site from wordpress.com to a temporary staging area on SiteGround. This would include all content transferred from wordpress.com. Once you were happy, we would then switch the staging site over to the live domain.

  2. Lauren

    I currently have a free WordPress.com domain but would like to remove the β€˜.wordpress’ tag and go self hosted, do I buy a plan and theme directly through you and move my blog that way or should I do anything else on WordPress?

    1. Phil (pipdig)

      Hi Lauren, our free WordPress transfer service would be perfect for you. You’re able to purchase a new domain name at the same time as the hosting, or use a domain that you already own.

    1. Phil (pipdig)

      Hi Linn, I sent you an email directly so that I could include extra information. Did you receive it?

      1. linn

        no i didnt recieive it. I bought a domain from siteground, but how do i connect it to my blog? confused lol

        1. Phil (pipdig)

          Hi Linn, oh sorry about that. It may have gone into your junkmail perhaps? Would you be able to log in using the “contact us” button at the top of this page? It will allow you to contact me directly so I can help setup your site. You may need to create an account if you have not done so already.

  3. Cara

    Hi – I have a domain registered with GoDaddy and my site is currently set up and hosted on Wix. What would need to happen for me to transfer that domain name to a WordPress site in order to use one of your templates?

    1. Phil (pipdig)

      Hi Cara, if you don’t have any content on the Wix site that you’d like to keep, I can setup the WordPress site and domain for you during our free installation service. You would just need to purchase a WordPress plan from this page, then include your SiteGround, Wix and Godaddy login details in this form πŸ™‚

      If you’d like to keep your Wix content, you could then copy and paste that over to the new site manually. Or if you’d prefer for me to do the migration of content for you, you may be interested in our Wix to WordPress migration service.

      1. Cara

        Thank you so much for the information and quick response! I definitely have content I would like to keep but obviously not laid out the same way. If I did the migration, you guys would just ensure the same pages, images, etc. exist in the backend of WordPress for me to lay out as I choose based on the theme I pick, right? And then I’d take it from there? Thanks so much!

        1. Phil (pipdig)

          No problem! That’s correct, we would migrate all your content to the new WordPress site and install the new theme. This would then style the content into the new layout/features and you would be able to extend that further by changing the widgets/options available.

            1. Cara

              Hi Phil – I’m getting ready to purchase the Wix to WordPress migration package on your site, and I see it includes a free theme. I just don’t see anywhere to specify the theme I would like on the form. Don’t you need that information before you can migrate everything over so you can apply the content to the new theme I choose? Where and when can I give it to you? I will also be using a new domain name on this new site. Just want to make sure everything is in line before I purchase. Thanks!

              1. Phil (pipdig)

                Thanks for double checking! However that’s something I’ll clear up with you after purchasing the service. You will receive a receipt with an email address to contact. Simply send a quick message there and I’ll be in touch to confirm all the details πŸ™‚

  4. Brooke

    Hi there, if I have a domain with godaddy, is it possible to buy WordPress from siteground or do I have to transfer my domain before doing so? also is there a charge for switching it to siteground? I saw a list of criteria for transferring a domain and it said the domain must be registered for at least 60 days prior to transferring but mine is new.. in general I am confused.

    1. Phil (pipdig)

      Hi Brooke, you won’t need to transfer the domain name. We can change some settings on it so that it points to the WordPress site at SiteGround. If you decide to purchase a theme you’re welcome to send an installation request and I’ll handle all that for you for free πŸ™‚

  5. Jessica

    Hi I work with godaddy with an existing site I have but want to purchase a template from yourselves. Can you set it up for me please?

    1. Phil (pipdig)

      Hi Jessica, if you already have a WordPress site hosted at Godaddy then you can use our WordPress themes πŸ™‚

        1. Phil (pipdig)

          Yes of course, if you complete the installation request form we can install the theme for you. There is a link to the form in your email receipt.

  6. zara

    hello i was just wondering if i already purchase a template where can i find the packages to purchase a domain aswell?

    1. Phil (pipdig)

      Hi Zara, you can purchase a domain at the same time as setting up your WordPress site. If you follow the steps above, you’re asked if you want to purchase a new domain too.

  7. Eva

    Hi! I would like to buy a theme from you but I plan to have hosting here – https://www.studio4web.com It is a Croatian firm, and they have servers in Europe which is great for me since I am from Croatia. Can you still provide free installation on this hosting site? This is just to start with, later on I would move to a better hosting when I build up the page…

    1. Phil (pipdig)

      Hi Eva, you can use any host which is compatible with WordPress. However we always recommend using SiteGround. They’re an official WordPress hosting company, so they can guarantee WordPress support. They’re also based in Europe too πŸ™‚

      1. Eva

        Thank you very much for a quick response. I will look into it, think a bit and decide. Also, it is not easy to choose from so many aesthetically pleasing templates that you have. πŸ™‚

          1. Eva

            So, I decided to take Siteground. I can buy the hosting for one year and then purchase the theme from you and you are able to set the page afterwards. That is included in the price, correct?

            1. Phil (pipdig)

              Hi Eva, yes I’ll be happy to setup the site for you. I’ll send you an email now so that you can reach me directly if you want to go ahead πŸ™‚

  8. Shanna

    If i purchase hosting through site ground and then purchase a wordpress theme through pipdig, do i still have to purchase a plan through wordpress? Will i have to pay three times (once for site ground, once for pipdig, and once for wordpress)? I am confused. Also, I would like a new domain name. Lets just pretend I am totally new to this because I am.

    1. Phil (pipdig)

      Hi Shanna, you would not need to purchase anything from wordpress.com. If you follow the steps above you’ll have everything you need πŸ™‚

  9. Angelina

    A quick question.. If you don’t have your blog hosted through siteground, Is it still possible to take part of the free installation service, if you purchase one of the themes? For example if you are using Bluehost?

  10. Tessa

    Hello,
    I have my domain set up with squarespace but nothing on the site made with them. Is it possible to use the same domain that I have with them set with siteground and your templates?
    Thanks,
    Tessa

    1. Phil (pipdig)

      Hi Tessa, yes that’s certainly possible. If you purchase one of our themes I’ll be happy to set that up for you during our free installation service. You’re welcome to include login details for your Squarespace account and SiteGround when you complete our request form πŸ™‚

  11. Natalie Krysinski

    Is it possible to upload one of your themes onto a WordPress.com site? What if the site is upgraded on WordPress.com to Business? Will it work then?

    Thanks!
    Natalie

    1. Phil (pipdig)

      Hi Natalie, unfortunately not. However you may be interested in our upgrade service. This would include much the same features as the Business plan from wordpress.com.

    1. Phil (pipdig)

      Hi Dana, the options should appear on the screen after you log in to your SiteGround account.

      If you’re planning to purchase a pipdig theme, I’ll be happy to setup WordPress for you as part of our free installation service. Feel free to send login details for your SiteGround account via this form and I can do that for you.

  12. Krystina

    Im wanting to set my blog up but I wanted to do my hosting through host gator. Do I have to go through certain hosting to get your themes to work?

    1. Phil (pipdig)

      Hi Krystina, you’re welcome to use any WordPress host you prefer (except wordpress.com). We just tend to recommend SiteGround as it is the best value host in our experience (we’re tried pretty much all of them over the years!).

      1. N.G

        Hello,
        First of all I ‘m in love with your templates for blog just minimalist and sophisticate .
        And I haven’t understand, if I have a blog in wordpress with a boutique can I buy Ur design ?
        I’m sorry for my english hope U can understand. ( I’m from Switzerland )

        1. Phil (pipdig)

          Hi there! Would you be able to send me a link to your site? I will check if our themes will be compatible πŸ™‚

  13. Christine

    Lovely designs. I am a little confused. I am ready to select my WordPress template and package but hesitating until I understand what I’m doing. I am happy to create a new design but am I able to transfer an existing domain name over that I already use? Thanks

    1. Phil (pipdig)

      Glad you like them! It is indeed possible to use a domain name that you already own πŸ™‚

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