WordPress for Nonprofit Websites – Lesson One: Set up Hosting, Buy a Domain and Install WordPress


    – You are going to build a website for your nonprofit using WordPress. This site will include a DONATION PAGE (see lesson seven)! But first you need to get your domain name and hosting (a place to store your site online) and install WordPress. This first lesson will walk you through all three steps:

    • Buy your Domain
    • Get Hosting*
    • Install WordPress

    I recommend using HostGator for your hosting and domain purchase. If you follow my link below, you will get 25% off your hosting just by using the special purchase code – nonprofitally.

    Get hosting at:
    *Get 25% off – use promo code: nonprofitally

    You can take the entire “How to Build your Nonprofit Website Course” at:

    Or follow the course on YouTube:
    Lesson One – Hosting, Domain and WordPress Install
    Lesson Two – Configuring WordPress
    Lesson Three – Install your Theme
    Lesson Four – Customize your Theme
    Lesson Five – Configure your Widgets
    Lesson Six – Set up your Latest News Page
    Lesson Seven – Make your Donation Page!
    Lesson Eight – Adding Pages to the Menu
    Lesson Nine – Using Widgets in the Sidebar
    Lesson Ten – Final Tweaks and Tuning

    The example site I am making for this lesson can be viewed at



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