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How It Works:
Go to http://clicktacular.com/premium-site/. On that page you'll be asked to enter your preferred site URL (your subdomain, eg 'mysite.clicktacular.com') and your preferred site name (eg 'My Site'). Please do not add in any capitalise characters, punctuation (eg '.') or other non-alphabetical or numerical characters into your site URL specifically as this may cause some issues for your site. Once you fill in the few fields on this page (shouldn't take but a minute) click CREATE SITE, then you'll be automatically sent an email which will prompt you to confirm you want this site created. Once you confirm, that's it! You're good to go. The only reasons you may not be able to instantly create a site are if (a) the site name is already taken by another user, or the site URL you've nominated is already taken by another user and or (b) if the email address you are trying to use to create a new site is already associated with a Clicktacular user account (in which case you'll be prompted to log in)
As long as the sun rises in the east, the ice in our unfashionably foamy whiskey sours clinks when we cheers our friends, and basically as long as you want.
In order to preserve valuable bandwidth, storage space and CPU capacity on our servers for our paid subscribers, the following aspects of your site may be limited as a free user: frequency of your posts and pages being published may be throttled to a daily limit, storage space for your files on our server may be limited, access to premium themes (templates) may be limited, access to premium functionality and plugins may be limited. But your ability to design whatever you see in your mind's eye, and have clever words and stunning images or videos on your free site - remains forever limited only by your imagination.
Premium sites come with unlocked or expanded storage, functionality, plugins, and themes - and start from $79 per month. Fully hosted, mapped to the domain of your choosing, domain registration is included. Paid plans go up to $199 per month but this includes full time, dedicated human support with unlimited tasks (up to 30 mins each) to support you as you build, run and grow your WordPress based site.
The more economical question to ask is, 'what can't you change'. The answer is: not much. You can use the Clicktacular Site Editor (based on Beaver Builder which is rated #1 on the planet for WordPress 'drag'n'drop' builders, frequently) to change headings, text, images, columns and rows of content and their layout, videos. You can add in parallax backgrounds, overlays with colours or images or patterns that have instant opacity adjustments. You can add in just about any type of page, post or other content you can imagine. And on paid subscriptions you can add in a plethora of products, one-off purchases or subscription based, via the incredible and incredibly versatile ecommerce monster - Woocommerce. You have control of your site, you can change most of what you see on there. And between the Clicktacular Site Editor and WordPress's inbuilt 'Customizer' - you can in a few clicks change design elements that run throughout your entire site - so changing things isn't just easy, it's time-efficient and a breeze.
Once you select a theme (template) for your site, from the frontend of the site there are some basic limitations which allow you to stretch the theme, without breaking it altogether. If you're an advanced user, and or just feeling brimming with confidence, there is an 'Unlock Options' area in the Admin Dashboard (the 'backend' where there are more advanced options to control your site, it's plugins and their content). But we strongly recommend against using this unless it is absolutely mission critical for you to change even more options than the hundreds of changeable components the Clicktacular Site Editor and WordPress Customizer already give you access to in the front end.
Eyeballs. Although if you're vision impaired then as long as you have a vocaliser to describe what you're designing, technically the eyeballs are optional anyway. A spare finger to click your mouse or trackpad (preferably your index finger, although this isn't written in stone). A computer helps. Internet too. Aside from that, as Clicktacular is all web based, and operates within your web browser, you don't really need a lot else. Note: some browsers play nicely with our Clicktacular Site Editor (ie Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Safari) and some don't (ie Firefox). So having a compatible browser helps to keep things running smooth. And as you can download alternate browsers for free, even if you do need to use another browser, it's a few minutes of downloading and then shazam! You're on your way.
All taken care of. Clicktacular has network enabled website optimisation tools (ie Smush Pro, Hummingbird) to keep them running fast, exceptional dedicated hosting providers (based on Google Compute Engine cloud based servers) and airtight security to protect your site and your information from unwanted malware bots and or hacking attacks. A large part of what you get from Clicktacular is the peace of mind - that you click, and you get your site. You click again, and you get to design it. We do all of the site hosting, the WordPress installation and updating, plugin updating, frontend builder designing, menu limiting to keep it simple, security and site optimisation. You just keep clicking on what you want until your website does what you need it to.
Confirm your site once you receive the relevant auto-email from Clicktacular. Register a domain or, if you already have one, get your domain details handy - and upgrade to a premium site in order to map your Clicktacular site to your relevant domain - a fancy way of saying have your website sitting on your chosen website address, eg 'www.example.com'; rather than 'example.clicktacular.com'. Start to edit and replace demo content - change the images so you can be sure your site is original, and you're not infringing any copyright of the demo content - which is only there as a visual guide, to give you a frame of reference, and give you some ideas about what will look good where.
First - be sure you are on a paid subscription (ie premium site). Second - fill out the relevant form via: http://clicktacular.com/domains and you're away. Once we have your domain confirmed, we'll take care of the mapping for you so that within 1 to 2 business days, you'll generally be able to see your site propagate across to your own domain. Boom! Job done!
Go to: http://clicktacular.com/domains/ and follow the prompts. If you're on a paid plan, registering your domain and keeping it re-registered every year, is included in the cost. Awesome!!
Text: make it relevant to you and your website. Images: swap them out for images that you have the right to use (so you don't infringe copyright). We currently recommend www.unsplash.com if you're looking for amazing, high quality free photographs to use on your site. For royalty free images via a large, paid service - something like www.shutterstock.com is a world leader, and has literally millions of images uploaded every month. So you'll find something cool if you look hard enough. Or just use your own images if you already have them.
See the point right above this one.
WordPress... what the...!?!
WordPress is open source web software that you can install on your web server to create your website, blog, community, or network. WordPress started out as a tool for blogging, but has evolved into a full-fledged Content Management System (CMS), capable of powering websites, networks, and communities.
WordPress has an extensive list of features and, as it is constantly evolving, this list of features is constantly growing. Check out the up-to-date list of features.
WordPress is licensed under the GNU General Public License (GPL).
The GPL is an open source license. This means you are free to modify and redistribute the source code under certain conditions. You can read more about why we chose the GPL on the License Page.