In this post, you’ll make a yoga website in 10 minutes.

Gone Are The Days When You Need To Pay A Web Developer Loads Of Money To Make A Beautiful Looking Website (Pssst, I Am A Web Designer). You Can Do It Yourself In 10 Minutes With These 3 Steps!


Are you ready to make a yoga website? If so, you can either watch the video below or read the blog (or both).

Table Of Contents 

Part I: Get Domain & Hosting From BlueHost
Part II: Install Astra Theme & Plugin
Part III: Edit The Demo Content
Optional Step: Business Email Address
Optional Step: Get A Logo In 5 Minutes
Optional Step: Use A Domain Registrar
Optional Step: Install WordPress Via cPanel
The Tools I Recommend When Setting Up A Website
The Tool I Recommend When Creating Yoga Lesson Plans


Part I: Get Domain & Hosting From BlueHost


bluehost free domain name

Hosting and Domain are the only two things that you need for launching your yoga website. Hosting is the place where your website’s files get stored and the domain is the name of your website.

Step 1: Go To BlueHost

I recommend a hosting site called BlueHost. All you need is their “shared hosting plan” which is currently £2.83 per month. There are lots of hosting providers on the market, but BlueHost is a good choice for someone setting up their first website.

bluehost hosting plans

Step 2: Domain Name

Register your domain, or buy a new domain. A domain is the URL of your site. Think about it, because you can’t change it later. All BlueHost plans include a free domain, so there’s no need to buy it elsewhere.

Bluehost

Step 3: Package Information

Enter your contact information and extra you’d like to purchase. While you can get the extras later, I recommend ticking the “Site Backup Pro” checkbox. You don’t want to lose all your work.

Bluehost

Step 4: Make Payment

Just remember that BlueHost charges you for the full 36-month agreement, upfront, similar to most hosts.

Bluehost

BlueHost will find recommendations on more domains available for you with a different extension (e.g. .com, .org, etc). I never purchase any of them, but if you’re worried that someone will create an online business with the same name, you might want to purchase the name extensions. Though there are a lot of extensions these days, so if you’re not going to be the next Nike or Amazon, then don’t waste your money on these extensions.

Step 5: Password

You will be asked to select a password that you’ll be using to log in to your website.

Step 6: Install Your Own

You can either select a theme that Bluehost offer, or install your own. I recommend you choose “install your own”.

Step 7: Start Building your website on WordPress

Here you can choose to either:

  1. Start Building your website on WordPress
  2. Go to your Bluehost account (cPanel)

It’s quicker to choose the first option. If you pick the first option, your WordPress dashboard will look like the screenshot below.

Bluehost

Step 8: Launch Your Site

You can choose to launch your site or display a ‘Coming Soon’ page and launch whenever you’re ready. You might as well choose “launch your site” because it will take a few months for the website to start getting clicks on Google (so you don’t have to worry about someone seeing your unfinished site).

Bluehost

Step 9: Bluehost Dashboard

When you’ve launched your site you’ll see the “Welcome” dashboard (see screenshot below). Click the “Log Into WordPress” button.

Bluehost

Your website will have a default WordPress Theme. You can change it, by going to the next step.


Part II: Install Astra Theme & Plugin


astra wordpress theme

The Astra theme is regarded as one of the best WordPress themes. It’s filled with pre-made website designs with demo content, which is the reason why you’re able to get a website up and running within only 10 minutes!

Step 1: Go To Themes

To install a new theme go to “Appearance > Themes”, and click “Add New” (see screenshot below).

add new theme

Step 2: Type “Astra”

Type Astra into the search, mouse over the image, and click the blue “install” button (see screenshot below).

install astra wordpress theme

Step 3: Install the Astra Plugin

This plugin has a set of designs for your website, which you can choose and then apply to your site.

Go to “plugins”. Click the “Add New” button. Type Astra into the search box and click “Install Now” for the plugin called “Start Templates – Elementor, Beaver Builder, Gutenberg & Brizy Templates” (see screenshot below).

astra theme plugin

Step 4: Choose A Design

To choose the designs, click “See Library”.

Before you select a design, make sure you click Elementor to make it easy for you to edit the design. Choose the design and import it to your site. Once, you’ve got the design with its demo content, you can edit the demo content.

You can also choose designs directly from the new page by clicking on one of the four icons (see screenshot below).

choose designs for a web page


Part III: Edit The Demo Content


update demo content

Editing a page is very easy.

Step 1: Click “Elementor”

To edit a page using Elementor, go into the page that you want to edit and click “Elementor”, to be taken to the editing section. On the left side of the page, you’ll see the Elementor section, where you drag elements into the page (e.g. heading, image, text editor, etc). See screenshot below.

elementor page builder

Step 2: Edit text

To edit text, select it (you’ll see a blue line around the text), and type anything you want. You can type the text directly into the page (the area with the blue line around it), or into the Elementor section on the left side. The screenshot below shows me editing this text.

elementor text editor

Step 3: Change images

Option 1: If the image is within a “Text Editor”, select the image from within the Text Editor Elementor section (on the left side), delete it, and upload a new one.

Option 2: If the image is within an Image Elementor section, you can select the image directly from the page (right side), and upload a new one.

You can use Pexels.com to get royalty-free images for your pages and posts (see screenshot below).

Pexels Yoga Images For Website

Step 4: Header & Footer

If you want to edit the header and the footer area of your website, click ‘Customise.’ After you click, ’Customise’, you’ll see some blue icons on the page. To edit anything, like the logo or the menu section, just click the blue icon and make your changes.

Step 5: Create A New Page

To create a new page, you can use three methods:

(1) Create YOUR OWN page by dragging and dropping elements using the Elementor page builder plugin.

(2) Use PRE-MADE designs using Elementor templates (or templates within the Astra theme).

(3) Duplicate a page by using the “Yoast Duplicate Post” plugin. This plugin will duplicate posts and pages (see screenshot below).

yoast duplicate post plugin

That’s it!

Congratulations. You’ve just effortlessly launched your yoga website. Though, you’re not going to make any money until you add an online booking system, which is the next step.


Optional Step: Business Email Address


email address cpanel steps

To create an email address you’ll need to go into your cPanel. This will have been provided to you when you purchasing your hosting plan.

Step 1: Log into cPanel

Step 2: Go to Email Accounts

Go to cPanel >> Mail >> Email Accounts (see screenshot below).

Email Setup

Step 3: Click Create

Click the blue “Create” button on the far right (see screenshot below).

Email Setup

Step 4: Username & Password

Add your username (e.g. mail or your first name) and password, then click the blue “create” button (see screenshot below).

Email Setup

Step 5: Click Connect Devices

To get email settings, click “Connect Devices” (see screenshot below).

Email Setup

Step 6: Copy Your Settings Somewhere Safe

You’ll need those settings if you want to add the email address to your Gmail account (or Microsoft Outlook). Your settings will include your username, password (which won’t be shown), incoming server, and outgoing server. See screenshot below.

Email Setup


Optional Step: Get A Logo In 5 Minutes


get a yoga logo on fiverr

Go to Fiverr.com and type in “logo” within the search and choose one of the sellers to create a logo for you. If they have a rating of 4.8 or higher, you can trust them to do a good job.


Optional Step: Use A Domain Registrar


yoga website domain names

I personally get all my domains from 1and1.co.uk (a domain registrar), but that’s because I have lots of domain names. If you only need one domain name, you will be better off getting your free domain name when you register for BlueHost hosting. For transparency purposes, I’m providing the steps for getting a domain name using the domain registrar that I use.

There are many domain registrars that you can use. I use 1and1.co.uk, but any other well-known registrar will do just as good a job.

Step 1: Go to 1and1.co.uk

Go to 1and1.co.uk and sign up for a free domain registrar account.

Step 2: Click “Domains & SSL”

Click the “Domains & SSL” link (see screenshot below)

yoga website domain name

Step 3: Click “Add Domain”

Click the blue “Add Domain” button on the top right (see screenshot below).

yoga website domain name

Step 4: Enter a name

Enter your desired web address (see screenshot below).

yoga website domain name

Step 4: Purchase the domain name

If the domain name is available, click “Add to cart” and purchase it.

You can choose anything like – thebestyogawebsitever.co.uk, or .com, or .in, or .net, or .org. Just don’t misspell the name as I did in the screenshot below.

yoga website domain name


Optional Step: Install WordPress Via cPanel


installing wordpress

If on Part I: Get Domain & Hosting From BlueHost you choose “Go to your Bluehost account (cPanel)”, you’ll need to set up WordPress on your cPanel. Follow the steps below.

Step 1: Managed WordPress

To Install WordPress, go to your cPanel hosting account and click “Managed WordPress.”

Step 2: Username & Password

Create a WordPress Login by entering a username and password. (This will be used to log into your WordPress as admin).

Step 3: WordPress Dashboard

After the WordPress Installation is complete, you’ll then be taken to your WordPress Dashboard. This is the place where you’ll be controlling your website. When you reach this page, your website will be LIVE!

Step 4: Admin Login

To visit your WordPress admin dashboard, type yoursite.com/wp-admin/, and enter your username and password.


The Tools I Recommend When Setting Up A Website


Recommended tools: 

Get BookOm ➜ Affordable online booking system

Get 1and1.co.uk ➜ Affordable domain names (domain registrar)

Get Astra premium theme ➜ Amazing WordPress theme

Get BlueHost ➜ Affordable hosting & free domain name

Get Elementor Pro ➜ WordPress page builder

Use Fiverr.com ➜ Logo design

Use Pexels ➜ Royalty-free images


The Tool I Recommend When Creating Yoga Lesson Plans


If you’re a yoga teacher trainee, newbie yoga teacher, or experienced yoga teacher, you’ll want to make your yoga lesson planning as easy as possible. So take a peek at our online Yoga Genie Lesson Planner.

Yoga Genie Lesson Planner

Create yoga lesson plans quickly and easily. Access 10,000+ yoga lesson plans. Choose from 3000+ poses. Used by 1000+ yoga teachers worldwide.

George Watts

Hope you enjoyed my post. I'm a BWY yoga teacher, and creator of the Yoga Genie Lesson Planner. Create yoga lesson plans quickly and easily. Get started with the Yoga Genie Lesson Planner for free today.

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