How to Create Your WordPress Site

STEP 1: Add /cpanel to your full domain URL and use the login credentials listed in the email sent to you by

: Click on WordPress and “install this application

Once you have WordPress installed, you may want to add a theme to customize the look and feel of your site

How to make your first blog post (from now on you will now use to edit in WordPress)

  • go to your Dashboard >> click on Posts >> Add New >> Give your post a name >> click Publish

Additional ideas to improve the usability of your site

  • create a page(s)
    • go to Pages >> Add New >> enter page title >> click Publish
  • create a menu
    • go to Appearance >> Menus >> drag items into the order you prefer >> Save Menu
  • install plugins (may help you complete your blog posts and/or Multimedia Narrative)
    • go to Plugins >> Add New >> Install Now >> Activate
    • suggested plugins:
      • Knight Lab TimelineJS
      • Akismet Anti-Spam
      • Disable Comments

Helpful web design resources

Additional resources:

information adapted from Sydney Buffkin @