How to Install WordPress

WordPress is the most popular, easy to use content management system that powers over 30% of the internet. If you can use a word processing app such as Microsoft Word you’ll quickly get the hang of how to use WordPress. In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to install WordPress on your new website with just a few clicks.

If you don’t already have a domain name and a web host then please read the previous article: Domain Names and Web Hosting.

You’ll need to log into the control panel of your web host using the URL, username, and password that were sent to you in the welcome email.

Each hosting provider has their own method of installing WordPress. But, thankfully, these web hosts make it easy for you.

Installing WordPress at SiteGround

To install an application on your site, go to Websites > Site Tools > Site > App Manager. From the Application drop-down menu, select WordPress or another application you want to use. Fill in the Application Setup and Admin Info details.

If you need to create a new website and install an application on it, go to Websites > New Website. Select a hosting plan and you will be forwarded to the Add New Website page where the website creation process begins. When you’re on the second step of this process, you’ll be prompted to choose an application which will be automatically installed on your new website.

Install WordPress at SiteGround

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Installing WordPress at Bluehost

Log in to your Bluehost control panel. Click on the My Sites tab from the side navigation bar to the left. Click Create New Site under the Helpful Links section. Enter Admin Information

Site Name: This will be the name displayed on your site. This is not the URL, but simply the name used on your site.

Admin Email Address: This will be where your login information will be sent.

Admin Username: The desired login name for your application

Admin Password: The desired password for this application

The installer will take a couple of minutes to install your application.

Installing WordPress at DreamHost

Install WordPress at DreamHost

Job done! Easy Peasy! You’ve now got a fully functioning WordPress website.

Now the fun begins!

Your tasks:

  1. Choose your preferred hosting provider and purchase a 12, 24, or 36 months package.
  2. Install WordPress on your new website.

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