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Let’s customize a WordPress theme.

    1. Purchase a domain name
    2. Buy hosting for your domain. We recommend SiteGround and  WP-Engine, if you are serious about speed and SEO.
    3. Connect your domain name and hosting. Ask your hosting company for the Name Servers or DNS for your site. Insert the given Name Servers info into your domain name registrar account. Most domain registrars or hosting companies will help you with this. Here is a link to WP-Engine to read more on this step.
    4. Install WordPress and Genesis Framework. All hosting companies have a slightly different procedure when installing WordPress. Many hosting companies offer easy ways to install WordPress by pushing a button and answering a few questions in 5 minutes or less. Check with your host or give us a call and we can handle it for you. Great link for information: WordPress Codex. Finally you need to upload the Genesis Framework to the themes area of your website and activate it. Go to StudioPress.com or read the PDF below for answers about Genesis.
    5. Select a WordPress Theme

      Business: Agency Pro, Epic, Pro, Parallax Pro Theme,Enterprise Theme, Generate, Executive Pro

      Magazine: News Pro, Lifestyle Pro, Magazine Pro, Metro Pro, Runway

      Visit StudioPress.com for information on the themes listed above. Also, visit the WordPress Resources page of this site for lots of sources for Feminine WordPress themes.

      Questions? Leave me a note on the contact page. I believe setting up your site from the domain name up is the hardest part of starting. After that it’s all fun!

      Now that your WordPress site is up and running, it’s time to have some fun! review some theme choices and select a theme. Need some direction? Following are a few themes and the subjects they are suited for.

Click here to download The Genesis Guide for Absolute Beginners (PDF – 1.4 MB)