WRAPPING THINGS UP THE FINAL STEPS BEFORE CREATION
Make sure not to go click crazy here; the back-end is busy doing its thing and once it’s ready you’ll be brought to the WordPress installation confirmation screen. This screen contains all the most important links you’ll need to administrate your new website, and it can be accessed again at any time by logging into your TekSavvy hosting account, and clicking Applications > “Manage My Applications” > WordPress 3.X.X (where X is the version number).
Now that the fun and exciting stuff is done, there are a few loose ends you should tie up. The first, and arguably most important, is to get your email accounts set up. From the TekSavvy Hosting back-end, click on “Mail”, which opens the mail management page, and then click “Create Email Address”. This is where we’ll set up that personalized email address we mentioned earlier.
In the “General” tab, simply enter the email address you’d like to use in the space marked “yourname” in the accompanying image, followed by your password twice (aim for a “Very Strong” password for security reasons, which means mixing capitals, lower case, special characters and numbers) and then click “OK”.
To access your email, simply add “webmail.” before your domain name in your browser, enter your email address and password and hit “Login”. If you’d like to set up your email for use in an email client, or to access it on your smartphone or tablet’s native email software, just click on the information icon to the right hand side of the desired email account, as shown in the image above.
That’s it! No… seriously, that’s it. You’ve done all the hard work, and you now have a website up and running, live on the internet. Obviously it’s not much to look at right now, but by exploring the wonders of WordPress you’ll soon put that right. There are literally thousands of great WordPress tutorials available online that’ll walk you through changing the look and feel of your site, adding plug-ins to increase functionality and organizing your pages and blogs in a way that’ll create a great experience for the user.
If you’d like us to run you through the basics of WordPress, from customization to optimization, in a future issue, send an email to email@example.com and we’ll do our best to make it happen!
Once WordPress is installed, the Dashboard is your main hub
Setting up email is a piece of cake, we promise!
It’s easy to get your mail set up on a desktop or mobile client