Monday, July 18, 2011

How To Install WordPress

WordPress provides the suitable site for millions of  people searching for the better solution for developing a good looking  website or blog. It is obviously the easiest way to go about doing this, which you can generally find in your hosting options.  The down side of this is it can take quite awhile for them to be created, and let’s be honest, it’s just not as fun.  



The following example is using GoDaddy hosting, other hosting services may look a bit different. To install a WordPress site yourself, you will need a few things: a hosting account, FTP access and a mysql database.

1. First things first, you will need to download the WordPress install files from http://www.wordpress.org

2. Extract these so you have a WordPress folder.

3. Go into your hosting account and setup a mysql database.


4. Once here, create your database, use mysql5 if you have the option.  In GoDaddy all you will need to fill out is the Database name/User Name and the Password.

5. Once created, you can view the information associated with the Database on the next page after submitting.  Note: it can take a few minutes for it to setup.
6. Leave this window open and find the files that you  downloaded earlier.  You will find a file called wp-config-sample.php.  Rename this file to wp-config and open it up in a text editor.

7. Within this file you will see a few familiar fields associated with your database that you created:

According to our information from setting up the database, we would simply replace the lower case single quote areas with the following:

DB Name: examplebblog DB User: examplebblog Password **Whatever you set it to DB Host: examplebblog.db.7050107.hostedresource.com

8. Once this is done, simply login to your ftp and upload the files to your web space.  If you need to find your ftp information, you can do so through your hosting (similarto setting up your database)

9. Once all of your files are uploaded, visit the domain that you uploaded your files to(you may have to navigate to a subfolder if you put them there).  You will then see a wordpress setup page in which you create your user name, password and email associated with the site.


 10. Finally you are able to do it!

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