Installing WordPress

How to Install Wordpress

INSTALLING WORDPRESS

From where ever you bought your Web Hosting it is most likely that there is a Control Panel (cpanel). cpanel is basically the cockpit of your web hosting. It has everything needed to take off your website’s plane.

In cpanel we have the option to install WordPress.
Almost all the steps for installing WordPress is same, irrespective of the company from where you bought you web hosting.
Most companies like Hostinger offer “ONE CLICK WORDPRESS INSTALLATION”

As a result installing wordpress on your site is very quick and easy.

Below are the steps on how to install wordpress for your site using cpanel. (if you have bought web hosting from Hostinger.)
(It is almost similar even if you have bought web hosting from some other comapny.)

 

(Below are the steps to go inside cpanel of your web hosting company. You have to be there to install WordPress. Here I am showing for Hostinger’s Web Hosting. Your cpanel look may be different. But from step 6 the process will be same. )

1- Go to Hostinger and click login.

2- Then you will see a page similar to this. (Login with details that you used while creating Hostinger Account and buying Web Hosting)
Hostinger Login page

3- You will have a page that looks like this.
Now if word “0” is written in blue box that means you will have to connect your domain to web hosting. Click on “NEW HOSTING or ADD HOSTING” (Read 3a below before proceeding)
Adding Domain to Web hosting

3a- If word ‘1’ is written above ‘Hosting Accounts’ in blue box, this means your domain and web hosting are connected. Simply click ‘MANAGE’ (blue coloured box). Here you will see your domain name. Next to it there will be some other words like ‘Expires At’ , ‘Status- Active’. Next to it again there will be ‘MANAGE’. Click ‘MANAGE’) (See pictures and description below)

Total Domains Connected to web hosting

(See, This picture shows 3 which means 3 domains are connected with this web hosting. In your case it will say “1” which means your one domain is connected with this web hosting. Click manage that you see here.)

Manage Domain

(Now you will be here. Click Manage and you will be inside cpanel. No need for next steps. Go directly to step 6)

4- We already have the domain bought earlier. So fill in that exact domainname.com if asked or just click on “ADD NEW WEBSITE” (You may not need this step if domain is already connected (step 3a above and you have ‘1’ written)

5- Now in this step you will be asked to fill in your DOMAIN and PASSWORD. After that click ‘ADD’
Add a strong password.
(Note these on your notebook) (Again all these steps will not be applicable if step 3a is valid for your account.)

(ALL THE ABOVE STEPS WERE ONLY TO GET INSIDE CPANEL OF YOUR WEB HOSTING ASSOCIATED WITH YOUR DOMAIN.) (Installing WordPress begins below)

6- Now you will be inside control panel. It looks like this (see picture below)
It has many options.

cpanel hostinger

(This is capnel. In your case you will not see ‘INSTALLED’ section because currently nothing is installed. Once you install WordPress you too will start seeing ‘Installed’ section.)

Now scroll down and go to “WEBSITE→AUTO INSTALLER→WORDPRESS(most likely it will be under Most Popular)

7- Click on WordPress. Fill in the options that is required. (like website details, domain name, username, password, email, your website’s name like Lawyer’s Tech and not Lawyerstech.com and a tagline for your website like ‘Just Do It’ or something catchy.)
(Again write these(email, username, password etc) on your notebook. This will be your WordPress Admin Login Username and Password)
Click INSTALL.

8- Within few seconds or a minute WordPress will be installed and you will see a green coloured confirmation notification on top right of your screen.
It will say ‘WORDPRESS SUCCESSFULLY INSTALLED or REQUEST SUCCESSFULLY SUBMITTED’

9- Now open a new tab in your browser. Type YOUR website address.
For Example- www.yourdomain.com

10- You will see website with “Hello World” and a picture! (approx)

Congratulations!
You just made you own website without coding.

Take a break. Technical work is over.
Now, you will have to bring out your creativity and what you want, how you want your website to look etc.

Main website work will begin now!

In the meantime, click some amazing photos that you want to put on your website. 😉

 

NEXT READ- Changing few Important WordPress Default Settings.

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