Getting Started with the SmallBiz WordPress Theme
Thank You and Welcome!
Thank you for purchasing the Expand2Web SmallBiz WordPress Theme! Please watch this welcome video to learn about how to get started and how to get support.
The fastest way to get support on the SmallBiz theme is by emailing us here: [email protected]. We all watch that alias, so you’ll get the fastest response!
Step 1: Get Hosting and Install WordPress
If you don’t have a hosting provider yet, I recommend that you sign up for BlueHost.
They provide a very competitively priced hosting plan ($6.95/month) that comes with a free domain name and allows you to install WordPress with one click. They also provide 24/7 U.S. based support.
Here’s a short video that shows you how to sign up for BlueHost and install WordPress in less than 5 minutes:
Important Update for SimpleScripts Users: We are currently partnering with SimpleScripts and offer to install the SmallBiz Theme by default with every WordPress install. Please un-check the option to include the SmallBiz Theme and install from your Zip file instead. The automatic install version via SimpleScripts is a locked version that requires a separate purchase and checkout step. Please refer to this tutorial on how to install your Zip File version on top of the SimpleScripts pre-installed locked version, should you have not unchecked the option initially.
Step 2: Install and Activate Your New Theme
WordPress makes it super easy to upload and activate new themes without needing to use an FTP client. This video shows you how to install and activate your new theme in WordPress:
Step 3: Post Install Steps
After WordPress and your SmallBiz theme is installed, there are a few WordPress configuration steps I recommend to take your website SEO to the next level.
This short video walks you through those steps to ensure your site is set up properly for search engine optimization:
Step 4: Customize Your New Website
Next, you can customize your new website with different layouts, custom header graphics, color schemes and information about your business. Watch this video for a tour of the Custom Options Panel that comes with the SmallBiz theme:
Visit our User Guide for more tutorials!
Contact Information and Support
If you don’t have the Expand2Web SmallBiz Theme yet, it allows you to instantly create a professional looking website that is easy to update and is optimized for local search results – check it out! Small Business Website WordPress Theme.