As the most popular content management system available to website owners, WordPress is a must for many iPage users. Fortunately, iPage actually makes it quite easy for you to install and use WordPress with any of their available plans.
If you are already dead set on using WordPress, iPage offers two plans that already have the popular CMS downloaded. These plans include the WP Starter plan and the WP Essential plan. The biggest difference between the two is that the Essential plan includes super speed capabilities, enhanced security features, and gives you access to WP experts for technical support.
Included with both WordPress plans are a wide array of curated themes, pre-installed plugins, and a customized control panel that is designed specifically for WP users. The price of the WP Starter plan is $3.75 for the first month, $10.49/month if you pay monthly, $8.49/month if paying for 2 years, and $9.49/month for a yearlong commitment.
For users interested in the dedicated support and enhanced security features, the WP Essential plan is $6.95 for the first month, $12.49 for a monthly or yearlong commitment, $11.49/month for a 2-year commitment, and $10.49/month for a 3 year term. It should be noted that, unless you pay on a monthly basis, you will be billed for the entire amount of the plan.
If you are not going with one of the WordPress plans, installation of WP can be done in a simple six step process.
These steps include:
Step 1 – Login to your iPage control panel
Step 2 – Go to ‘InstallCentral’ under the ‘Scripting and Add-Ons’ tab
Step 3 – Click on the ‘Blogs’ tab and select WordPress
Step 4 – Click ‘Begin Installation’
Step 5 – Follow the steps on the ‘Install’ page
Step 6 – Click ‘Install Now’
The install page is the most time consuming part of the process as it requires you to enter in several fields. After going through this process, you should now have WordPress installed under your domain name. From here, you should be able to login directly through your blog’s URL or the control panel and begin to write and edit posts.
iPage is considered to be one of the better web host available for users that prefer WordPress as their content management system. You should be aware that dedicated WP support is only available if you go with one of the WordPress hosting plans that iPage offers.