How do I learn WordPress?

WordPress is the world’s most popular Content Management System (CMS) with over 25% of all websites using it. It is open source software, which means once we put it on our server we own it completely. No liscensing fees. No restrictions in how we use it.

Since it’s very popular there are lots of resource out there for learning WordPress. Here are a few:

WordPress.org Official Guides

WPBeginner Guide

Libertarian Party IT Help Desk

How do I point my domain at your servers?

You need to associate your domain name (internet address/URL) with our servers so that your new website can be accessed with your domain name. This requires logging into your “registrar” and pointing the “DNS” to our hosting account’s “name server”. This might sound intimidating but it’s actually really easy.

If you’re using NameCheap.com as your registrar you can follow the instruction here. If you’re using a different registrar, search their knowledge base for “DNS to NameServer” or chat with their support people.

Tip: If you’re using your domain to host email accounts (ex. myname@countylp.org), those email accounts will stop working when you change your nameserver.

Point your nameservers to:

NS1: dns1.namecheaphosting.com

NS2: dns2.namecheaphosting.com

Let us know when you’ve finished pointing your nameservers so we know you’re ready to move forward with a site.

How do I buy a domain name?

Buying a domain name is as easy as online shopping. People buy domain names from “registrars” who will sell you yearly access to that domain name for a fee: usually between $10-$12.

We recommend Namecheap.com is a good registrar.

Pick a domain name that is short, easy to remember and hard to misspell.  Don’t buy a name with dashes in it.

We recommend making your name countynamelp.org. For example: brooklynlp.org

Domain names are brands. People can become passionate about them. Don’t let that passion get in the way of acting quickly. It’s important to get up your own website up ASAP as buy one now.