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Transfer a Development Site at Bluehost to the Live Site at Dreamhost

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In this session we demonstrate how to transfer a development site at Bluehost to the live site at Dreamhost using BackupBuddy. We show how to create a database, test the database setting, update the themes and plugins and double check if the site is working. We also check the general settings for privacy options to

How to Convert a Parked Domain to an Addon Domain with Bluehost

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In this session we walk one of our members through the process of converting a parked domain to an Addon domain with BlueHost. Member: My issue is that when we change the… when we’re working on my store, we did something to Bluehost because when we had to make the store, the host domain name

Set Up Your Site Using BlueHost

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These are the first 5 lessons of our Start Building Your Website Here course. This series uses BlueHost as a hosting company so if you've chosen to host with BlueHost follow these 5 lessons and then pick up at Phase 2 with lesson 6 using either Thesis 2 or Genesis 2 as your theme. The entire

Lesson 3 – Part 1 – Install WordPress on your Site Using Mojo Marketplace

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I'm going to show you how to install WordPress. We're going to install it as our main domain for a hosting account. There are two other ways I show how to install WordPress. Click on the links to learn how to install it on a second domain for our hosting account or how to install it

How to Manually Clone Your WordPress Website – Part 3 – Upload Source Files to the Target Site

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This is the third in a short series on cloning your WordPress website and installing it on another domain. In this lesson we will upload the copy of the source files to the target website root directory. And I’m going to select my site zip and if I was downloading it, I’d download it by

How to Manually Clone Your WordPress Website – Part 6 – Modify Target wp-config.php

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This is the sixth in a short series on cloning your WordPress website and installing it on another domain. In this lesson we modify the target wp-config.php files so that it has the new database name, username and password. Now the task is to change our wp config. And so, we are going to open

How to Manually Clone Your WordPress Website – Part 5 – Import the Source Database

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This is the fifth in a short series on cloning your WordPress website and installing it on another domain. In this lesson we use phpMyAdmin to import the source database into the target database. And now, we’re on to step 5 where we import the database. And we’re importing the database we exported to this

How to Manually Clone Your WordPress Website – Part 4 – Create a Target Database and Database User

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This is the fourth in a short series on cloning your WordPress website and installing it on another domain. In this lesson we use cPanel to create a new database and database user. Okay so what I’m going to do is create a database the way I normally do which is back here at Bluehost.

How to Manually Clone Your WordPress Website

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The main purpose for learning how to manually clone a WordPress site is for porting a development site to its final domain. If you want to learn how to do this process manually rather than with BackupBuddy, then this series is for you.

How to Manually Clone Your WordPress Website – Part 2 – Make a Copy of Source Database

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This is the second in a short series on cloning your WordPress website and installing it on another domain. This can be useful when moving a site from a development server to its final live location. In this lesson we will make a copy of the source database using phpMyAdmin. The host in this example

Changing Your Bluehost Primary Domain

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This member wonders if she should change her primary domain for her Bluehost account. We discuss why you might want to do that, the benefits of doing that and if there are any SEO implications. Rick: Yeah. Angela: Okay one last question about it. As long as I know it’s not a “subdomain”, I’m okay

Add On Domains and Subdomains at Bluehost

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This member wonders if she has properly configured her addon domains and subdomains at Bluehost.  We look at at the configuration of both her subdomains and addon domains in cPanel. Rick: So obviously, you have a question that came out of this morning’s session about subdomains. Angela: Yup. Rick: Why don’t you tell me about

Lesson 4 – Part 2 – Setup Local File System & Configure FileZilla

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In this part of the lesson we’ll create a local file structure and configure FileZilla to connect to the file structure in your domain. First, we’ll create a local file structure.  This is my own personal philosophy on how to organize a file system so that it’s easy to coordinate with the file structure that’s

Lesson 2 – Part 4 – Setup Additional Business Email Accounts

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The next thing that we’re going to do is add more email accounts to your new domain. That is, add more email addresses because chances are you may have one or two employees or partners or people working with you who would benefit from having an email address with your business name in it. Go to

Lesson 2 – Part 2 – Configure Outlook 2003 to Use your Business Email Account

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The first thing I’m going to do is open up Outlook. This is a clean installation of Outlook. It doesn’t have any email in it currently. To configure Outlook, go up to Tools and Email Accounts, you’ll add a new email account and click Next. This is going to be a POP3 email account so click Next

Lesson 2 – Part 1 – Setup your New Business Email Account

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In this second lesson you will learn how to set up a business email account with your new hosting provider. You will learn how to set up and manage other email accounts and you’ll learn how to connect that business email account to Outlook 2003 and to your Gmail account. To set up a business email

Lesson 1 – Part 2 – Understanding your BlueHost Control Panel

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You’ve setup your hosting account with BlueHost and so it’s time to review the Bluehost home panel. It's actually a combination of several things. It's got part of it's cPanel and it's got some other hosting information and resources here. Across the top of this page you have their menu with Home, which is what

Lesson 4 – Setup your FTP System

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In this video tutorial you will learn to setup and configure the FTP and local file system for your site. For easy maintenance of your WordPress website and customization it is essential to have a well organized file structure on both your local computer and your website. It is also very useful to have those

Lesson 2 – Setup & Configure your New Business Email Account

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This video tutorial lesson shows you how to create and configure business email accounts with your new domain name that you set up with BlueHost. Having an email address with your domain name in it is an important part of "branding" your website. I am amazed at the number of small business owners I know

Lesson 1 – Register your Domain & Setup your Hosting Account

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This video tutorial lesson is the starting point for learning how to build your own business website. You will register a business domain name and sign up for a hosting account with BlueHost. You will also take a tour of the control panel of your new hosting company. Before starting this lesson you should select