Following on with the web design tutorials, today we’re going to look at how easy it is to install WordPress. If you’ve started these lessons at the beginning then you’ve perhaps just read the article about choosing a WordPress host and if so then chances are you’ve already created a hosting account with Bluehost.
As I’ve already mentioned in the last post, Installing WordPress manually can be a real pain in the ass! The beauty of Bluehost is that they use Cpanel and have a one click WordPress install. It makes life so much easier. This blog is hosted on Bluehost as are many of my other websites, Let’s take a look at just how easy it is to install WordPress.
Step 1 – Login To Bluehost
Go to Bluehost.com and click login, enter the name and password that you used when you created your account
You’ll then be redirected to the Cpanel page which looks like the image below. Notice the WordPress button?
Ok, before we click the button you may want to watch the video below, if of course you’re feeling brave, or you’re drunk or your name is Captain Jack Sparrow, then just go ahead and click that sexy little button. What’s the worse that could happen?
How To Install WordPress ( Video)
It’s that easy!
So to recap, in the field that asks for a directory, you only need to complete this field if you don’t want WordPress in your root. What that means is that if you leave the directory box blank then WordPress will be installed and visible on www.yourdomain.com. If however for some reason you want to have WordPress in a folder instead then you’d put this folder in the directory field.
You put blog in the directory field, then to access your WordPress website or blog you’ll have to visit www.yourdomain.com/blog
You’d only ever need to do this if you already had an existing website in the root of your domain, Otherwise, leave the directory box blank.
Everything else that’s important is in the video. If you’re stuck then please comment below. I’m more than happy to guide you through the process.
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