Installing WordPress is very easy with any hosting company who has cpanel. Let’s go back to Hostgator and I will show you how it is done.
Install WordPress using Cpanel

This is what your cpanel or control panel looks like. Now scroll down towards the bottom of the page till you see Software/Services.
Installing WordPress using Cpanel

Now what we are looking for is “Fantastico De Luxe”, and there it is on the second line. Fantastico allows you to add many scripts/programs to your website, but all we want to add is WordPress . Click on the icon Fantastico. You will then be taken to this page.
installing wordpress

Click on WordPress and proceed to the next screen.
installing wordpress using cpanel (4)

Here you just click on New Installation and it will all be done for you automatically. Click on the down arrow beside “Install on domain” and choose the domain where you and to install WordPress.
installing wordpress using cpanel (5)

Click on “Install WordPress.” When it is installed you will be allowed access to your WordPress site. You will have to sign in using your Admin access codes. When you do this you will be taken to the dashboard. Record this information on your computer using Roboform.

Congratulations you have installed WordPress. Now the next step is to write some content for your blog and in the next post I will give you some ideas.

To YOUR success

Sue McDonald



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