Getting set up on WordPress is supposed to be easy, right? That’s what everyone says. They even have their self-proclaimed 5-minute installation. But for some, it isn’t as easy as it appears. I’m sure with a little time and research, a fashion blogger could troubleshoot the installation and figure it out, but let’s be honest. What fashion blogger has a free workday (or weekend) to spend setting up her blog on WordPress?
Thankfully, these 8 WordPress services and resources will help every fashion blogger get started. From installation to transferring information to management, these 10 services are IFB-approved!
BlueHost: Hosting service that offers auto-installation with WordPress. Your WordPress blog can be up and running within 24 hours. Minimal effort for you and affordable priced at $6.95 per month. Also, they have a live chat service that is super helpful if you are having any trouble. Hello 24/ support!
Media Temple: Like the others, Media Temple offers one-click installation however this is for the more experienced blogger. If you are looking for more help and control over your blog’s back-end, this is your pick. More expensive with plans starting at $20 per month but you get more help with traffic surges and blog storage.
Go Daddy: One of the most popular web hosting services, Go Daddy offers one-click installation for WordPress users and a variety of pricing plans that can fit every fashion blogger’s needs. Pricing plans range from $4.24 to $8.49 per month. Good choice if you are already using Go Daddy for other blogging services like domain registration, hosting or storage.
Laughing Squid: They don’t offer one-click installation but they have very specific, easy-to-follow installation instructions. Definitely for the more experienced blogger who has some knowledge of FTP and databases. Pricing ranges from $3 to $14 a month.
Dreamhost: They offer one-click installation and are a preferred partner of WordPress. Pricing starts at $6.95 per month but take advantage of their two-week free trial to see if it fits your needs.
WP Web Host: One of the more WordPress-optimized servers, WP Web Host was basically built for WordPress users. It has a one-click auto installer that makes installation a breeze.
ProBlogger: Ok, this isn’t exactly a service but ProBlogger has a breakdown of how to move or transfer your WordPress blog. Not for the novice blogger but worth giving a read-through!