Installing WordPress is simple
Guest post by Vicki Templet — newbie WordPress user.
Yesterday, I bought a new ceiling fan. The box said “Simple to Install,” so I decided to give it a try. After all, how hard can it be to install a $68 remote-controlled fan? Five hours later, my arms were killing me, I dropped a little screw from the ceiling onto the bed below, where it hit a light bulb that exploded into a million shards. I made five calls to my dad for help, and I used language that I didn’t think I even knew. Simple installation? I don’t think so.
So trust me when I say that installing WordPress on your ClickHOST site is simple. After eight clicks and in less than three minutes, I had a ready-to-go WordPress site! And to clarify, just as I am not an electrician, I am also not a website/computer expert.
3 Tips for you
Are you afraid? Here are three helpful tips.
- Choose ClickHOST to host your WordPress site. Their support is so excellent that I even think that they would have helped me install the ceiling fan if I had asked. If you haven’t done it already, go to www.ClickHOST.com, and choose the plan that best fits your needs. Follow the easy prompts and get your hosting established first.
- You don’t need to decide on your WordPress theme before you install WordPress. That can come later.
- If you really would rather turn this over to ClickHOST, they will also install WordPress for you. Just ask.
8 simple steps to installing WordPress
Once you have set up hosting through ClickHOST, follow these SIMPLE steps:
- Find the email from ClickHOST with your account details. It will have the subject “READ and RETAIN this Important information …” In this email, find the section called Login Details, showing your username, password, and the Control Panel URL. Click the URL, and it will take you to a screen that looks like this:
- Enter your username and password provided on the ClickHOST email. The screen will look like this, and you can click the “No, I’m fine. Thanks.” You are so smart!
- Scroll down, way down, to the bottom where you see a section called Softaculous Apps Installer. Click the first icon for WordPress.
- Your screen will now look like this, and you should click the blue Install tab.
- You will be prompted to enter some information in a screen that looks like this:
- Here I just accepted all of the defaults, only changing the Site Name and Description (under Site Settings), and the Admin Username and Admin Password (under Admin Account). You may also want to change the directory where you want WordPress installed. At the completion, click Install, and your installation will begin.
Note: If you install WordPress, and you find that you would prefer it to be in a different directory, like not in http://yourdomain.com/wp, then the best thing to do is to remove the installation and to start all over again or email the ClickHOST support team and ask them to move it for you. Remember also to remove the index.html in your public_html directory.
It will show you a progress screen, and then you will see a screen that looks like this:
- Simply click the Administrative URL, and you will see this login screen:
- Enter your user name and password, which what you just set under Admin Account on the installation screen. Click Log In, and the Admin Dashboard for your site will appear. WordPress is now officially installed.
Ha! Now wasn’t that simple! So much easier than installing a ceiling fan! Your screen will now look like this:
Congratulations! You have just installed WordPress! Yay! OK, now I need to get back to installing that ceiling fan.
If you followed these instructions, and you achieved success, I’d love to hear from you!