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Welcome to our Getting Started with Rebel Managed WordPress guide. Managed WordPress is a Rebel hosting package specifically designed to support WordPress websites. It comes with WordPress pre-installed, and it includes email, security and malware scanning, and a free SSL certificate.
But having a hosting package and a WordPress installation isn't the whole story, and for some people the next step can be intimidating: how do you start with a blank WordPress installation and create a website that you're proud to show off to all your friends, visitors and customers?
I manage the Rebel Website Design department at Rebel, and last year we built over 100 custom websites for customers. You can see some of our work here.
In this guide, I'll cover how to get started with a Rebel.com account, how to register a domain, how to add a Managed WordPress hosting package, and then how to build a website using the Astra theme and the Elementor toolkit, along with the built-in power and performance of WordPress.
I'll also cover how to get amazing free images for your site, how to make your site easy to find on Google, how to keep it safe from hackers, how to make sure it looks good on mobile, and how to make sure it's lightning-fast.
This guide will give you plenty of information to get started, and if you would rather have the professionals take over, we'll be here to help.
Website design can be fun and challenging and a great project to dig in to. I hope this guide makes you feel confident that you can build a powerful, modern, attractive website, starting right now!
- Adam White
Product Manager, Rebel.com