How to Install WordPress
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In this video, we will be looking at How to Install WordPress. This is the first and most integral step in creating our WordPress website. Why? Because in this video, we’ll be getting all the tools necessary to start our website. Specifically, we’ll be showing you how to:
- Sign up for a Hosting account with Hostgator – (use coupon code: WPFORALL25 for 25% off)
- Register a Domain Name
- Install WordPress
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2. Register a Domain Name:
This is also going to be done with Hostgator during your registration. While it does cost slightly more ($12/year instead of $10/year elsewhere), you’re going to be saving a ton of headache. So, just enter a name that sounds catchy to you and you’ll be good to go.
3. Login to your Hostgator Cpanel
After you’ve signed up for your new Hostgator Account, you’ll receive an email with all your login details. Here, you’ll find your:
- Cpanel URL (looks something like https://gator111.hostgator.com:1111)
Be sure to hold onto all this information, because it will definitely come in handy for the rest of your website building career.
4. Install WordPress Using the Quickinstall
After logging in, scroll down almost to the bottom of your Cpanel. Here you’ll find a section called Software/Services, and you’re going to want to click QuickInstall. Quickinstall is a one-click web design software service.
While there are a couple dozen software packages you can install, you’re going to want to click on WordPress in the left sidebar. From here, find your domain name in the drop down (at this point you’ll probably only have 1), and fill out the rest of the details. But be sure, to write down all this information, specifically the email and username you registered with.
After that, click Install and voila! Your WordPress Installation is complete. Again, be sure to write down the information below the progress bar, because this is what will allow you to log in to WordPress in the next lesson. You should also receive an email with this information, but it’s always good to have a copy on hand. Everybody should note their:
- WordPress Login (The default login URL is: yourdomain.com/wp-admin)
- Admin Username
- Admin Password (Computer Generated- We can change this later)
If you’d like, you can go ahead and login to WordPress by visiting your Wordpress Login URL and enter in your Username and Password.
You should see something like the image below (if all went well). If not, feel free to drop me a line! This is your WordPress Dashboard, and will be the topic of our next lesson.