Plesk WordPress Toolkit Course – Part 1 – Creating a Website [Videos]

Here by popular demand and coming to you fresh from our University catalogue, please welcome our Plesk WordPress Toolkit Course. After receiving tons of questions about WordPress sites, we felt we could give users a helping hand and created the Plesk WordPress Toolkit.

Like all of our Plesk courses, this one’s free and available to all users. So if you want to go ahead and get started just click below, or stick around for a few minutes and watch our 1-minute video tutorials.

Sneak Peak at WordPress Toolkit Course

So here’s the rundown of the course itself. You’ll learn how to deploy, secure, and update your WordPress website using our WordPress Toolkit Extension. Below is the first chapter in a series of five, where quick videos will equip you with what you need to get started on WordPress.

Today you’ll see that there’s more than one way to create a WordPress website with the Toolkit. We’ll show you how to deploy a new WordPress website and how to import a WordPress blog from another server. Enjoy!

1. Deploying a New WordPress Website

Video: 0:48 minutes

What’s Going on in this Video

  1. First quick-install WordPress on a website from the Websites & Domains overview screen.
  2. Then go to WordPress instance properties and change the title of the website in Preferences.
  3. Just click Login to open the WordPress admin interface and start creating your website.

2. Importing a WordPress Blog from another Server

Video: 1:20 minutes

What’s Going on in this Video

This is what you need to do if you have a WordPress blog on another server.

  1. Move it to Plesk from Website Importing found in Plesk itself.
    Important: For this to work, you must have the free Plesk Migrator extension installed.
  2. Enter your old website’s URL, FTP username and password. Click OK.
  3. The import tool detects the WordPress instance on remote server. Select it. Click Start Import.
  4. After import is complete, go to the imported instance’s settings. Reset WordPress admin password.
    This is necessary to be able to log in to WordPress directly from Plesk interface.
  5. Click Log In and continue working with your content.

There’s also an option of manually installing and detecting (Section “Adding existing WordPress Installations to WordPress Toolkit”) a WordPress installation.

Cool, huh? Now it’s your turn. Get started and discover more in our WordPress Toolkit Course below.