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Jake Summerlin
Jake Summerlin
3,214 Points

How do I access the control panel from the confirmation email? WebHostingforStudents has changed since this video.

It looks like WebHostingforStudents has changed since this video was originally made. I sort of had to do my best guessing when following the video and trying to setup a domain on the newer WebhostingforStudents site. So, in the video there is a link in the confirmation email to the control panel for Wordpress. Yet in the email confirmation I got, there wasn't one. What can I do if the content has changed and can't follow along?

1 Answer

Zac Gordon
STAFF
Zac Gordon
Treehouse Guest Teacher

You should still receive an email with setup and login information.

There should be a link to access your account in the footer of the new site.

Jake Summerlin
Jake Summerlin
3,214 Points

Thanks for the response Zac. I've looked through my emails and I don't see an email with setup and login information. The only one I have from WebHostingfor Students is from July 21 when I went through the Front-End web development track with Nick Pettit. But I see on my credit card statement that I did purchase a student account for $12.50. So the purchase did go through. Do you have any idea what I messed up? I thought I was doing a good job following the steps in the Learn Wordpress track.

Thanks for your help Zac

Zac Gordon
Zac Gordon
Treehouse Guest Teacher

Spam folder maybe? If you contact them they should be able to help you out

Jake Summerlin
Jake Summerlin
3,214 Points

I've sent them another email so hopefully they will get back to me soon.

On a different note, is it possible to learn Wordpress through the lessons without purchasing domains or hosting space? Perhaps it's explained in the videos and I need to re visit them.

Zac Gordon
Zac Gordon
Treehouse Guest Teacher

Yup :) checkout our Local WordPress Development course.

Jake Summerlin
Jake Summerlin
3,214 Points

Thanks Zac! Is that course in the Learn Wordpress track or the Wordpress Development track?

Zac Gordon
Zac Gordon
Treehouse Guest Teacher

Development track, although you can also find it in the Library on its own :)