Looking for an easy-to-follow WordPress tutorial? Look no further. Below is what can probably be the world’s most simplified WordPress tutorial.
Wordpress is one amazing blogging platform. It makes everything so easy! In fact, with the way WordPress simplifies things, people can actually use this platform to create dynamic websites that are very easy to update. Indeed, using WordPress is easier than learning and applying HTML codes, using HTML editors like FrontPage and Dreamweaver, learning CSS, and learning how to add content by manually editing the source code. With WordPress, you can just click on “Add New Post,” paste your new content, and click “Publish.” It’s as easy as that!
The problem is, installing WordPress isn’t as easy as using it. This is especially true for people who are forced to manually install this blogging platform. Clearly, WordPress tutorial is needed when it comes to manually installing this wonderful program.
Well, here is the WordPress Tutorial you need. Manual installation of a WordPress blog in 9 simple steps:
1. Decide on whether or not you want the WordPress blog to appear as soon as your visitor would type your URL, like http://www.yourURL.com, or when they type a subpage of your URL, like http://www.yourURL.com/yoursubpage.
2. Download the WordPress installer from http://www.wordpress.org/download.
3. If you want the blog to appear on the main index page of your website, upload the WordPress installer to your website’s public_html folder. If you want the blog to appear on a subpage, upload the WordPress installer to the folder of the subpage you desire. Uploading files to your web hosting service will require an FTP program like Filezilla, or by means of cPanel (go to File Manager and use Upload Files) which comes with most web hosting packages these days. You can also use upload managers from old – and dare I say primitive – hosting services, though they do not allow you to upload an entire folder, hence, you might end up uploading each and every file individually.
4. Extract the uploaded WordPress installer, again via FTP or via cPanel. WordPress will take care of the rest.
5. Create a MySQL database via cPanel. This database will be dedicated to WordPress.
6. Look for the file wp-config-sample.php and rename it to wp-config.php.
7. Open the newly renamed wp-config.php with Notepad. Edit the following lines: define(‘DB_NAME’, ‘(insert the desired name of the database here’); // define(‘insert your MySQL username here’, ”); // define(‘insert your password here’, ”); //
8. Go to http://www.yourURL.com/wp-admin/install.php if your WordPress installer is uploaded in your root folder, or http://www.yourURL.com/subpage/wp-admin/install.php if your WordPress is uploaded in a subpage. Installation will be automatic once the correct page is loaded.
9. Start posting!
The WordPress tutorial above will guide you every step of the way when it comes to manually installing your WordPress blog. Easy, isn’t it? Do it once and you’ll get the hang of it immediately. And before you know it, you’ll be installing WordPress blogs for your friends like a pro!