How to Add WordPress

Getting Started-Part 5: Adding WordPress to Your Site

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Now it’s time to add WordPress to your site and if you have cpanel, it’s pretty easy. Most cpanels have Fantastico which makes it so simple to install wordpress you can do it in just a few minutes.

Note: Click on the images to make them larger.

Step 1: Go to your cpanel and look for the smiley face. It’s towards the bottom under the Software/Services section. Click on it.

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Step 2: Click on the WordPress button to the left.

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Step 3: Click where it says “New Installation”.

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Step 4: Now it’s time to fill in the spaces.

  1. Make sure your domain is in this space.
  2. Leave this space blank.
  3. Put in your admin name (don’t use Admin).
  4. Make up a password.
  5. Put in your Admin nickname. I just use the same one as my username.
  6. Put in your email address. You can use the new one for your site but I just use my personal email.
  7. Put in your site name.
  8. Put in a short description.
  9. Click the “Install WordPress” button.

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Step 5: Click the “Finish Installation” button.

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Step 6: Fill in your email for wordpress to send you a copy of the email of the details.  Click the “Send E-mail” button. Save this email when you get it.

Hey Congratulations! You have installed wordpress!

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Step 7: You will get an email from “unknown sender” but the subject line will say “wordpress installation”. If you don’t get it within a few minutes, check your spam folder. I think sometimes that “unknown sender” triggers the spam filters.

Your letter will look like the one below (I whited out my password details). Click on where it says “wp-admin” after your site address.

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Step 8: You will come in to your login screen. Fill in your user name and password (it will be in your email if you forgot it) and click the “remember me” button.

Click the blue Log In button. This will bring you to your dashboard. We will go more into the dashboard and some of the settings in the next post.

Hope this helped you! Leave a comment or question!

Here are the prior tutorials in the Getting Started guide if you missed them:

Getting Started Part 1
Getting Started Part 2
Getting Started Part 3
Getting Started Part 4

Cathy

 

 

 

Article by Cathy Ratcliffe

7 Responses to “How to Add WordPress”

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  1. A really good step by step for just starting out. Wish I had this when I was getting started.

    • Cathy says:

      I wish I had it too Barney. That’s what I think about when I’m writing these tutorials. What would I have liked when I was just starting out.

  2. Hi Kathy, what’s your take on the fantastico install having security issues? Do you like using security plugins to help take care of this? Thanks, Matthew (fellow Tiff challenge member)

    • cathy says:

      So far I have never has a problem with it but I do keep everything updated and when I kill a site off, I delete it in the ad-ons section and the wordpress section in cpanel. The only time I ever had sites hacked was when there was a security breach with the ultra cheap web hosting company I was using at the time (not hostgator).

      As for security plugins, I use the AntiVirus plugin and the Login LockDown plugin.

  3. Sorry, I meant *Cathy*

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