Setting Up WordPress         

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Once you decide this content management system (CMS) is for you, setting up WordPress is easy. That’s because installing WordPress is straightforward. Certainly there are different ways in which it can be accomplished. Manual, One Click, or hiring an expert are choices.

Reminder: These are basic instructions - any company may make alterations, improvements, and changes over the years.

3 Part Series: Getting Started with WordPress 

Part 1: What is WordPress

Part 2: Setting Up WordPress

Part 3: How To Customize with Themes and Plug Ins

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Setting  Up Your WordPress Site: Basic How To

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Installing WordPress is straightforward. There are different ways in which it can be accomplished. You can do a manual install, or use “one click" installation software to help you do it. Of course, you can always hire someone to do it for you if you don’t want to try, but you should at least give it an attempt. If you use the software available to install WordPress you won't break anything, and it'll work just fine. Installing it takes a few "clicks" when using the software to install.

A manual install is a lot harder to do than using the software that is available but some people insist it is more secure, but the truth is few people do manual installs anymore. This involves building a MySQL database and using FTP to upload and install WordPress. While that is not that hard, for beginners it is better to use the automatic installation. With the right software it can be just as secure for most uses.

If you chose a hosting provider that supports WordPress they will have either Fantastico, or Softaculous as the program to help you install WordPress. Ensure that they have Softaculous because it is safer and is a better program. Usually your host will brag in their advertising that they have "one click installation" for a variety of software. If you want to ensure that your database is safe many users say to use Softaculous.

Setting  Up WordPress: Hosting Recommendations

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These recommendations are based on rankings and ratings as well as personal experience. Choose the hosting that best fits your needs and technical skill level for best results. A hosting service is how your website becomes visible to the public. Think of it as where your website lives. It’s important to know how much space you have, and how much bandwidth you’re allowed to use for the price you’re paying.

Many offer a free trial or a short term commitment. Try a couple of different services to find the one that is easiest for you.

  • Bluehost.com – This is the host that is recommended by WordPress.org to use. They offer low price hosting packages and excellent support.

  • Momwebs.com – This is a smaller business owned by people who are used to dealing with those who don’t understand all the ins and outs of servers. They have topnotch very personalized customer service geared toward customers who don’t know what they’re talking about.

  • Hostgator.com – This is a very large hosting provider that offers low priced hosting accounts as well as reseller accounts. Customer service is pretty good but can sometimes be frustrating if you don’t know what you’re talking about.

  • Justhost.com – Very highly recommended hosting service for those who want to use WordPress. They offer low cost hosting, plus excellent customer service.

There are many other choices, but these are the best choices for WordPress sites. You’ll have to decide which package you need. If you plan to host a lot of videos that take a lot of space, you’ll need more space. If you have a high traffic site you’ll need more traffic space or bandwidth.

You will want to ensure that the hosting provider offers Cpanel access as well as the Softaculous program to follow these directions.

Setting  Up WordPress: Steps For Using Softaculous 

Once you know for sure that your hosting provider uses Softaculous just follow these steps:
 
1.    Log in to your Cpanel. Your login and password should have been provided by your website hosting provider. It will be at: http://www.yourdomain.com/cpanel.

2.    Scroll down until you see the Softaculous icon or the Softaculous Apps Installer area. It is after the Software/Services area of your hosting Cpanel.

3.    Click the Softaculous icon if it shows, or look under the Softaculous apps installer area and choose the WordPress icon. Click it.

4.    Look for the "install" icon, usually a word on a tab and click that.

5.    Type in the domain name -- or choose the domain in which you wish to install WordPress where it says "Chose Domain".

6.    Select which directly to install WordPress -- NOTE: Usually you want WordPress to be accessed by people typing in http://www.yourdomain.com. If not, and a site already exists, type in the directory you want. By default it has the letters "wp". Delete that choose a better location.

7.    Choose your protocol: If you want http:// in front of your domain name, choose that.

8.    Database Name -- Create something that cannot be guessed that is random. Remember what you called it. It's important that you write down everything you do.

9.    Leave table prefix the same as it already is

10.    Site Name and Site Description -- Put whatever you want, this can later be changed in your WP Dashboard and is not permanent.

11.    Admin Account Information -- Put the email you'd like important information to be sent.

12.    NOTE: Don't use Admin and Password as your admin name and password. Use something original and choose a difficult password. Write this down. When you write posts or do anything to your website and blog this is the name that will show up.

13.    Choose your language – English

14.    Email Results -- Enter an email address that you can easily access and that you check frequently but that is secure.

15.    Click install.

Setting Up WordPress: You're Done! 

You're done.

You've installed WordPress on your hosting account's server. Now you can access your site at the domain you chose.

It will be either http://www.yourdomain.com/wp-admin or it will be http://www.yourdomain.com/blog/wp-admin. "Blog" being the new directory you chose to install it into.

The window will give you that information when it's finished. Copy and paste the information into a text file with the password information and other information you kept during the process.


Getting Started with WordPress - Installed!

SIDENOTE:

What we're talking about here are programs, content management systems, to build a website. And that's good! 

But what about building a business? That's a whole different thing. 

Read how others go beyond just using a CMS to building a successful E Biz. Have you got BAM?  These people do.


Reminder: These are basic instructions - any company may make alterations, improvements, and changes over the years.

3 Part Series: Getting Started with WordPress 

Part 1: What is WordPress

Part 2: Setting Up WordPress

Part 3: How To Customize with Themes and Plug Ins

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