Setting Up WordPress Standard with the IONOS Assistant

The IONOS Setup Assistant allows you to quickly get started with WordPress Standard with selected themes and plug-ins. This article explains how to use it.

Logging In to the WordPress Standard Administration

Note that you must be logged in to your WordPress installation for all subsequent descriptions:

  • Log in to your IONOS account.
  • Click on the Websites & Stores tile.
  • Click the Manage Website button of the WordPress installation you want to use.
  • Click Edit Website.

An alternative login method is to add /wp-admin to your WordPress URL.
Example: https://www.example.com/wp-admin

Please Note

For the login, use the details you specified during the WordPress project installation.

Running the WordPress Standard Setup Assistant

When you log in to your WordPress installation for the first time, the IONOS Setup Assistant is launched automatically. To run the IONOS Setup Assistant again later, click Assistant in the left menu of the WordPress administration:

  • In the IONOS Setup Assistant, select the desired website category, such as Blog or Online Store.
  • Click on the theme tile with the desired theme. A brief summary about the theme will be displayed.
  • Click the Choose This Theme button. The theme is installed with an optimised selection of plug-ins and the Customiser automatically opens, allowing you to edit various theme options.

To return to the Dashboard, click the X icon in the top left corner of the Customiser. You can reach the Customiser later again via the left menu in the WordPress admin under the menu item Appearance.