Getting Started with DreamPress



This article walks you through the most important steps and features to help get your DreamPress site online as fast as possible.

To upgrade your WordPress site to DreamPress, please visit the following article:

Setting up DreamPress

Creating a new WordPress site using BoldGrid

DreamPress customers can build a site quickly and easily using the WP Website Builder (powered by a FREE BoldGrid Premium license). If you selected the WP Website Builder checkbox option when initially creating your DreamHost account, BoldGrid is automatically installed.

When logging into your WordPress dashboard, you will see the BoldGrid Inspirations page. If you need help, you can follow the "Creating your site with BoldGrid" step-by-step guide in the following article.

It's highly recommended to use BoldGrid on a fresh WordPress install. If you have an existing site designed, you can request a reset of your DreamPress site to a blank installation using BoldGrid.

Contact Support to request a free install and premium license.

Migrating from another host

The following links provide a few options to move an existing site (with another web host) to DreamHost:

Setting up your domain at DreamHost

If you previously registered a new domain when you signed up, your domain name is already set up in your panel.

If you already own a domain name, the following links explain how to transfer and configure it for DreamPress.

Setting up email

View the following articles to create an email address for your DreamPress site:

Managing DreamPress

The Manage Websites page

There are two locations to manage your DreamPress website:

  • The WordPress Admin Dashboard
  • The Manage Websites page

The WordPress Admin Dashboard

The WordPress Admin Dashboard (wp-admin) is where you can add and edit content and features on your WordPress website.

The Manage Websites page

The Manage Websites page is where you can manage hosting details for your website, including new features like on-demand backups and a staging site. You can also access your DreamHost account for things like domain registrations (purchasing new domain names), billing, and additional services if you want more space or websites.

To log in to your Manage Websites page:

  1. Navigate to the Manage Websites page.
  2. Click the Manage button to open the Domain Settings page, which allows you to adjust various settings for your site.
    • If in Grid view, click the Manage button at the bottom of the website box.
    • If in List view, click the Manage button at the far right of your domain name.

DreamPress features and performance tips

DreamPress includes many powerful features to enhance, speed up, and protect your website. View the following articles to learn how to take full advantage of your DreamPress service:

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