WordPress Tutorial: Installing WordPress

Installing WordPress is a very simple procedure and every of web hosting providers offering an auto installer for WordPress installation now with Automatic Update, upgrading is even easier.  There are two types of WordPress is available wordpress.com and self-hosted WordPress.

Installing wordpress tutorial step by step guide

If you have chosen for the self-hosted WordPress option, then you’ll have to install WordPress on your web host before continuing further. There are two options available for setting up your WordPress website on your web host. Automatic or’One Click’ setup – automates nearly the whole process of installing WordPress. Manual installation – requires you to get your hands dirty and find out about some technical topics. We’ll cover both approaches in this chapter. Whichever approach you choose, by the end of the chapter, you’ll have WordPress set up and working on your web host.

Quick and Easy Method for Installing WordPress

There are two methods available for installing WordPress on your web host automated installation and manual installation. Automatic installation is a feature offered by the majority of web hosts, that reduces the task of installing WordPress to a few simple questions. It may be called “1 Click Setup”, because normally after entering a few details about your WordPress site, like the site name and description, it requires only one click to finish the installation.

Manual installation requires many more steps and will also ask that you get acquainted with a few technical concepts, such as File Transfer Protocol (FTP), MySQL database installation in addition to document and user permissions. There are generally no advantages to manual installation in contrast to automatic, however becoming knowledgeable about the manual installation procedure will enhance your skills as a web publisher and provide you a greater comprehension of the inner workings of WordPress.

Automatic Installation of WordPress

Automatic Installation offered by your web hosting company for the quick and easy way to install WordPress into your web server no need any technical knowledge. The auto-installing software is different from hosting providers based on their interest. Based on popularity will explore some of the below

Here are a few different auto installers you might encounter:

  • Softaculous
  • Fantastico
  • QuickInstall
  • MOJO Marketplace

1.Softaculous:

To install WordPress with Softaculous…

Softaculous

  1. Log into cPanel using the URL supplied to you by your web hosting company and your username and password.
  2. Under the ‘Software/Services’ heading, click the ‘Softaculous’ button.
  3. On the homepage click on ‘WordPress’ icon Or on the sidebar to the left, type ‘WordPress’ in the search field and click the search button or Click ‘WordPress’.
  4. Click the ‘Install’ tab.
  5. Configure install settings.
  • Leave ‘In Directory’ blank to install your site to the root directory. This means going to yourdomaim.com will bring up your WordPress website. If, however, you would prefer to install to a subdirectory, e.g. yourdomain.com/somethingelse, then you may like to set the ‘In Directory’ option accordingly.
  • Leave the ‘Database Name’ as the default.
  • Leave ‘Table Prefix’ as the default.
  • Type in your ‘Site Settings’ as desired, this is your ‘Site Title’ and ‘Site Description’.
  • Leave ‘Enable Multisite(MPMU)’ as not ticked.
  • Type in your ‘Admin Account’ as desired, this is your ‘Admin Username’ and ‘Admin Password’.
  • It’s recommended that you use a different username than ‘admin’ or ‘administrator’. Hackers can easily guess your username if you use these.
  • Click ‘Install’.

WordPress will now be installed for you by Softaculous. Click on the ‘Administrative URL’ to continue to your WordPress dashboard.

2. QuickInstall:

To install WordPress using QuickInstall on Hostgator:

To install WordPress using QuickInstall on Hostgator

  1. Log into cPanel using the URL supplied to you by Hostgator and your username and password.
  2. Under the ‘Software/Services’ heading, click the ‘Quick Install’ icon.
  3. In the left menu, under ‘Popular Installs’, click ‘WordPress’ then click ‘Install WordPress.
  4. Choose the domain to install to from the drop-down box, e.g. yourdomain.com
  5. Optionally you can install WordPress under a directory of your site. I would recommend you leave this field blank.
  6. ‘Admin Email’ – Type in your email address. It is important to pick an email address you have access to as if you forget your password, your password reset link will be emailed to this address.
  7. ‘Blog Title’ – this is the title of your website if your website is for your company and your company’s name is “your site”, then “your site with the tagline” is a great site title for your WordPress website.
  8. ‘Admin User’ – This is the username you will use to login to your WordPress dashboard and make changes. It’s recommended that you use a different username than admin or administrator. Hackers can easily guess your username if you use these.
  9. ‘First Name’ – This your first name or it can be an alias.
  10. ‘Last Name’ – This your last name or it can be an alias.
  11. Check this box – ‘Terms of Service Agreement’. If you change your mind about any of the above information, it can be changed at a later stage by logging into your WordPress dashboard post installation.
    Click the ‘Install Now’ button.
  12. WordPress will now be installed for you by Quick Install. To find your credentials by clicking ‘View Credentials’ in the bar at the top of the page. You will also find the credentials in an email sent to you during the installation process.

3.Mojo Marketplace:

Mojo Marketplace is an Auto-Installer found on many web hosts including BlueHost and Hostgator.com. To install WordPress with Mojo Marketplace…

Mojo Marketplace is an Auto-Installer

  • Log into cPanel using the URL supplied to you by your web hosting company and your username and password.
  • Under the ‘Software/Services’ heading, click the ‘Mojo Marketplace’ button.
  • Click the ‘One-Click Installs’ button.
  • Select ‘WordPress’ from the available ‘One-Click Install’ software. You may need to navigate to the ‘Blog & Website Builders’ category.
  • Click the ‘Install’ button.
  • Choose the domain to install to, e.g. yourdomain.com Optionally, click ‘Advanced Options’ to customize your WordPress username, email address, etc.
  • Check the license agreement.
  • Click the ‘Install Now’ button.
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