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WordPress® Blog Hosting Setup Guide

Setup Guide: WordPress® Blog Hosting

Thank you for choosing Network Solutions for your blog hosting needs. 

This document contains information to help you start using your Web Hosting for WordPress® blog package today.  We recommend that you either print a copy of this message or save a copy of it for future reference.

Powered by WordPress®, one of the most popular blog platforms available, your Web Hosting for WordPress® offers the ultimate all-in-one package including a free* domain, email and plenty of disk space.

WordPress® Blog Hosting Features

Your  package includes the following features:

  • WordPress blog hosting platform.
  • One free domain.
  • 4 domain pointers.
  • Email address with 10 emailboxes.
  • 50GB disk space.
  • 500 GB monthly data transfer.
  • Access to site statistics and reporting
  • Online Marketing credits with top search engines.
  • Real Person Customer SupportTM - Offers access to a customer support representative any time, day or night, seven days a week, via a toll-free telephone number.
  • Risk-Free 30-Day Guarantee - Gives you peace of mind knowing that you have nothing to lose.

Setting Up Your WordPress® blog

Follow these steps to start setting up your Web site.

Step 1: Access your account

Use the Account Manager tab located in the upper right corner of the Network Solutions home page: http://www.networksolutions.com.

To begin the set-up process, you must first log in to your Network Solutions account. Log in to Account Manager at: http://www.networksolutions.com. If you've forgotten your log-in information, please visit: https://www.networksolutions.com/manage-it/forget-login.jsp.

Step 2: Configure your blog

After logging in to the Account Manager, click on the "My Products & Services" button in the top navigation. Then click the "My Blog Package" link below. Step through the WordPress setup wizard. After this, you should be ready to go.

Step 3: Set up your e-mail

Now that your blog is live, you will want to setup an e-mail address for customer correspondence.

  • While logged into Account Manager, click My Products & Services at the top, then click My Email link below
  • On the "E-Mail Services" page, under "Manage All E-Mail Services" click Assign to Domains for the e-mail service you are setting up. Note: If you have more than one e-mail service, they will all be listed here; select the Assign action in the appropriate line.)
  • From here you can personalize your e-mailboxes and assign passwords.
  • If your package includes a Catch-All E-Mail address, click Assign to Domains in the Catch-All line.
  • Click Save and Continue to complete the process.

    Once you've set up your e-mail, you can access your mailboxes via Network Solutions® Webmail: http://mail."your domain name".

    For information on using Webmail and working with e-mail software like Outlook® Express, Eudora®, and others (also referred to as "POP" e-mail), visit our E-Mail User Guide http://www.networksolutions.com/support/mail.

Additional Help

WordPress Support : http://www.networksolutions.com/support/nshosting-for-wordpress

E-Mail User Guide: http://www.networksolutions.com/support/mail
Account Manager User Guide: http://www.networksolutions.com/support/account-manager-user-guide-topics/

If you need answers to a question and cannot find it, our experts are always available to answer your questions at 1-866-391-HELP.

Once again, thank you for choosing Network Solutions®. We are committed to providing you with the solutions, services, and support to help you succeed online.