Best WordPress Hosting in 2019 (Compared)


Are you looking at different hosts and trying to find the right one for you? We’re speaking directly with our founder Syed Balkhi in this video to bring you his recommendations based on your needs. Come take a look at our video to help you decide what WordPress hosting would be best for your needs.

In this video, we mention hosting providers we are affiliates of and have negotiated discounts for. The hosting providers and our links are here:

Best Starter Hosting:
BlueHost:
https://www.wpbeginner.com/refer/bluehost/

SiteGround:
https://www.wpbeginner.com/refer/siteground

HostGator:
https://www.wpbeginner.com/refer/hostgator

Best Managed:
https://www.wpbeginner.com/refer/wpengine/

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For those just starting out, we recommend starting with a smaller, shared hosting to get you up and running with your site’s content. Shared hosting is a section of a server that you are sharing with other users. While your site’s content is your own, the resources your site uses to run are part of that server’s resources rather than all of them.

VPS is the next step for your site as it grows, this is a server that separates a specific section virtually so all of that sections resources are for your specific site. This is similar to a dedicated server where the entire server is yours but these require more technical knowledge than other servers.

Finally, there is managed hosting, which is a style of hosting that scales with you as your needs grow. There are some limitations on what can be added to these sites but you will benefit from better support as well.

With the different types of hosting covered, there are four factors to consider when selecting which hosting provider you want to use. Uptime as you want your site to never go down if able. Speed, a slow server will eventually cause issues with your SEO. Features, a feature-rich hosting provider gives you even more tools based on your needs. Finally, support, having good support is great for if you ever run into any issues with your site and need a hand with solving the issue.

Keeping the above factors in mind, for a beginner we recommend not overspending, only purchase the plan level that would suit your specific needs rather than an oversized plan for a site just starting out. We’re recommending BlueHost, SiteGround, and HostGator as we’ve worked with them and have discounts that we have negotiated to get you a discount.

For enterprize or similar users, we recommend Pagely or WPEngine. For most we would recommend Pagely unless it is a starter site then we would still recommend BlueHost, SiteGround or HostGator.

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How to Add a Privacy Policy in WordPress


Are you looking to add a privacy policy to your WordPress site? A privacy policy tells your visitors what information you collect when they visit your site. In this video, we’ll show you how to add a privacy policy to your WordPress site!

WordPress has a built in template that you can start with by logging into your site, going under Settings, Privacy and it should bring up a page with the option to either select an already created page or create a brand new page. Either choose a page or create a new one to begin setting up your privacy policy.

If you’re creating a new page WordPress will bring you to the page where you can begin to edit each section based on the specific needs of your site. It will act the same as any other page in terms of publishing options that you can use.

With that page set up, you now want to give your users a method to display it. You could either add it to a menu or if your theme has a footer widget area, add it to your footer for your visitors.

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https://www.wpbeginner.com/wp-tutorials/how-to-use-fomo-on-your-wordpress-site-to-increase-conversions/

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How to Allow User Registration on Your WordPress Site


Are you wanting your users to register on your WordPress site? WordPress has a built-in registration option so users can add posts, comments, or other actions based on their role. In this video, we’ll show you how to allow user registration on your WordPress site and how to manage it.

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To start, you want to ensure that you’re allowing new user registrations under Settings, General and checking the Anyone can register box. Also, set the default user role for what level you want your users, by default, is set to Subscriber.

With those set, when a user attempts to log into your site using your admin URL or your meta widget link, they will see the option to create a user there. In our example video, we are using user switching which we explain here:

https://www.wpbeginner.com/plugins/how-to-instantly-switch-between-user-accounts-in-wordpress/

To improve the user registration we will be using the WPForms plugin and activating the User Registration Addon. This lets you build a user registration page that you can customize for the fields and information you’re wanting to have for the registered users of your site.

WPForms allows you to customize what information a user receives once they apply as well as if it requires you to accept their registration to be able to log in. Once all of that has been set to your liking you will want to create a page for your registration to appear, add the WPForms block, and select the form that you created for your user registration. If you like, WPForms even allows you to create a custom login form to match the style of your new registration page.

If you would prefer the written version of this article, feel free to take a look at our written tutorial here:
https://www.wpbeginner.com/beginners-guide/how-to-allow-user-registration-on-your-wordpress-site/

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How to Use Scroll Tracking in WordPress with Google Analytics


Do you want to track your user’s scrolling on your site? This data can help you see if your visitors are actually reading through your long posts and when they lose interest in the content. In this video, we will show you how to easily track user scrolling in WordPress using Google Analytics.

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For this video, we will be using MonsterInsights Plus to set up this level of scroll tracking. We will need to copy our license key from MonsterInsights to get the plugin working so don’t forget to copy that.

In your plugins area, you will want to use the Add New button to upload the file given by MonsterInsights to have the correct plugin. It will go through an installation wizard where you can paste your license key and set up settings based on the type of site you have.

We will connect the plugin to your Google Analytics to make your traffic that much more powerful. The recommended settings will be shown and you can change any that you like.

With it installed, go under the Settings, Engagement to ensure scroll tracking is enabled. This will start pulling in the scroll depth information that you can normally only see in your Google Analytics.

If you would prefer the written version of this article, feel free to take a look at our written tutorial here:
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How to Create an eCommerce WordPress Website 2019 Make an Online Store (for Beginners)


Are you looking to create your online store with WordPress? In this video, you’ll learn how to set up an eCommerce shop on your WordPress website.

We’ll walk you through it step by step so you can get up and running quickly.

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Sections:
0:00:00 Introduction
0:00:58 What is Hosting
0:01:54 Get Domain Name, Hosting, and WordPress Installed
0:04:21 Clean up dashboard
0:05:33 Install SSL Certificate
0:08:26 Install Astra
0:09:23 Install Astra Starter Sites
0:13:46 Customize Theme
0:22:07 Edit with Beaver Builder
0:24:09 Edit Menu
0:30:42 Add Form to Contact Page
0:35:09 Set up Blog page
0:36:31 Set Permalinks (URL structure)
0:37:33 Create a Logo Using Canva
0:43:25 Set Up WooCommerce
0:47:13 Create a Product
0:50:03 Add Store to menu
0:52:50 Thank You!

To begin this guide we will be setting up the site using BlueHost who we have negotiated a coupon that you can use by clicking the link below:

https://www.wpbeginner.com/refer/bluehost/

Once you’ve installed the site on BlueHost if it wasn’t set up with the SSL certificate you can update the URL using the Really Simple SSL plugin from the WordPress.org repository here:

https://wordpress.org/plugins/really-simple-ssl/

The plugin will work with your SSL certificate to ensure anyone visiting the site will have the padlock icon next to your URL which confirms the site is secure and using https.

For setting up this site we will be using the Astra theme found here:

https://wordpress.org/themes/astra/

As well as the Beaver Builder page builder to help customize it. If you use a different theme then you may have different customization options available to you. Design the site how you would like it to display for your visitors, with the Astra theme and Beaver Builder you can create almost any design you’re looking to add to your site.

For this tutorial, we will use WooCommerce to set up the store. WooCommerce in maintained by WordPress.com who is in charge of Jetpack and you can download the plugin directly here:

https://wordpress.org/plugins/woocommerce/

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How to Use Ahrefs for Keyword Research (And Earn More on Your Website)


In this video, we’ll cover how to use Ahrefs for keyword research your website. With Ahrefs you can do selective searches based on the platform such as Google, Youtube, Amazon or a few other sites.

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Once you search for a keyword with Ahrefs you will have the difficulty indicator for how many backlinks you would want to have to rank well with your site. There is also the search volume to give you an idea of how often the word is searched for and to give an idea of if it is a seasonal search or you can narrow this by country. Ahrefs even has an estimation of how many clicks a site in the first position will normally receive per month.

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How to Create an Online Course with WordPress (Step by Step)


Are you finally ready to create your membership site? In this video, you’ll learn how to set up a membership site so you can create a profitable members only area.

We’ll walk you through it step by step so you can get up and running quickly.

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Sections:

0:00:00 Introduction
0:00:57 What is Hosting
0:01:53 Get Domain Name, Hosting, and WordPress Installed
0:04:20 Clean up dashboard
0:05:32 Install SSL Certificate
0:08:25 Install Astra
0:09:22 Install Astra Starter Sites
0:13:45 Customize Theme
0:22:06 Edit with Beaver Builder
0:24:08 Edit Menu
0:30:41 Add Form to Contact Page
0:35:08 Set up Blog page
0:36:30 Set Permalinks (URL structure)
0:37:32 Create a Logo Using Canva
0:43:25 Set Up LearnDash
0:50:54 Create Custom Login Screen
0:54:20 Add Courses to Menu
0:56:00 Thank You!

To begin this guide we will be setting up the site using BlueHost who we have negotiated a coupon that you can use by clicking the link below:

https://www.wpbeginner.com/refer/bluehost/

Once you’ve installed the site on BlueHost if it wasn’t set up with the SSL certificate you can update the URL using the Really Simple SSL plugin from the WordPress.org repository here:

https://wordpress.org/plugins/really-simple-ssl/

The plugin will work with your SSL certificate to ensure anyone visiting the site will have the padlock icon next to your URL which confirms the site is secure and using https.

For setting up this site we will be using the Astra theme found here:

https://wordpress.org/themes/astra/

As well as the Beaver Builder page builder to help customize it. If you use a different theme then you may have different customization options available to you. Design the site how you would like it to display for your visitors, with the Astra theme and Beaver Builder you can create almost any design you’re looking to add to your site.

To set up the online course, we recommend using LearnDash to set up the course as you’d expect from other e-learning websites. The plugin gives you an easy method to accept/return payments, group lessons, and limit access to the courses. We have a link where you can get a discount for the plugin below:

https://www.wpbeginner.com/refer/learndash/

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