How to Easily Install WordPress Onto Your Blog URL
Installing WordPress can be a bit daunting to some new webmasters. Because they think that installing and configuring WordPress will take a lot of time and resources and needs deep understanding and experience in website creation, they feel the need to hire professional website programmers to do this job. But actually, this is a fairly easy process. And by knowing how to easily install WordPress onto your blog URL, you will see how fast and how easy this can truly be.
Installing WordPress the Easy Way
The first thing that you need to do to install your WordPress onto your blog URL is to determine what kind of quick installer your web hosting provider offers. By knowing this, you will be able to install WordPress in just a few clicks of your mouse.
Hostgator has a simple 1-step WP blog installation process. It’s so easy. You can have your blog up in 5 minutes.
Below is a simple guide on how to install WordPress using SimpleScripts, one of the most popular quick installers today. Because it is widely used, this will be the one featured in this tutorial as you may also be using this quick installer tool on your hosting.
- Installing WordPress via SimpleScripts on cPanel
After logging onto your cPanel, look for the ‘Software/Services’ category. You will see SimpleScripts there: click the icon. You will be shown applications that you can install using SimpleScripts in just a few steps. Click on ‘Wordpress’ under the ‘Blogs’ category.
Click the ‘Install’ button at the bottom of the page then fill up the form on the next step.
- Know which WordPress Version You Want
Select which version of WordPress you want to install to your blog URL. Then, choose a directory where you want to store your WordPress files by providing the address of the directory where you would install WordPress.
- Provide Your Login Info
Provide a username and password that you will use to log in to your WordPress dashboard. Make sure that you uncheck the ‘Generate a random Administrator username and password for me’ so that you can set your own login details.
- Choose Theme and Plugins
If you want to, you can set themes and plugins on your WordPress site already. But you can do this later after you have finished the installation.
If you do not choose plugins and themes, you will be able to start with a clean page that you can configure once you log in to your WordPress dashboard.
- Finish the Installation Process
After choosing some or leaving the plugins and themes option empty, you can now finish the process by ticking the term and conditions check box after reading it. Then, hit the ‘Complete’ button and you are done.
After installing WordPress on your blog URL, you can now log in to your WordPress account by entering your blog URL+wp-admin (http://yourblogurl.com/wp-admin). You can start configuring your site there by installing themes, plugins and widgets to your site. Look around for useful plugins that can make your site useful, appealing and engaging for your visitors. Then, upload your posts and files before launching your site.