On my previous post I have shared you a very basic steps on how to create your own website using custom-made HTML templates and using a CMS like WordPress. So on this post, I am going to make a very basic steps on make your own stunning WordPress website!
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The Easy Steps:
Often, your hosting has cpanel ready so it would be very easy to install a wordpress script to your site. However, we will tackle both automatic install and manual install for better understanding.
Using an automatic installer like Fantasico Deluxe or Softaculous makes things easier. To start go to your cpanel manager and find either of the said features. See images below:
and choose WordPress make sure to read all the instructions.
It’s very easy with an auto install. However, if you do not have this say you do not have a cPanel you can upload the full wordpress script at WordPress’s Official Website click here to download WordPress.
First, you have to create a database using MySql Database Wizard on cPanel
Type Database Name
Type Database Username and password
Take note of the Database Name, User and Password you will need this later.
Download WordPress.zip file
If you are done downloading WordPress zip file
Login on your cPanel and Go to your File Manager choose the domain where you would like to Install WordPress
Click upload above and upload wordpress.zip file
After upload Click once and Extract the zip file
Edit wp-config.php file
Now remember I database name and database username and password I told you to take down? You will need it here.
Now, you are ready to Install WordPress by browsing http://yourdomain.com/wp-install you will see the below image
Everything else is self-explanatory. Goodluck installing your First wordpress site!
Thank you for reading.