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First installment of the WordPress Demystified series. Installation.

First installment of the WordPress Demystified series. Installation.

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    WordPress Demystified - part I WordPress Demystified - part I Presentation Transcript

    • WORDPRESS DEMYSTIFIED Build a new site and/or blog in 90 minutes
    • WHAT WE WILL COVER IN THE SERIES  Installing WordPress  Selecting and adding a Theme  Configuring WordPress  Selecting the right plugins  Adding your first content  What’s next
    • CONFIGURATION & INSTALLATION Most hosting sites offer an automatic installation, therefore these steps are performed automatically. A manual preparation is recommended because it offers better control, however it’s not necessary Enjoy your lunch and just watch.
    • INITIAL STEPS These steps are not included:  Choosing a domain name and purchasing it  Creating an account with a hosting vendor The following are necessary only if you don’t use an automatic install:  Creating a database (steps outlined next)  Uploading WordPress  Configuring wp-config
    • Through the INSTALLATION presentation today this area will contain the instructions. -------------------------- Domain Control Panel After choosing a domain name and host you get a cPanel. NOTE: The look and feel of the system can change while the functionality will be the same.
    • The RED boxes INSTALLATION were added to the presentation to emphasize the content and are not part of your regular screens ________________ WordPress runs on a database. Therefore we need to create one.
    • Simply pick a name INSTALLATION and create the database. A few seconds later the system will tell you it’s done. NOTE: Make sure to note the exact name you chose, for example: wpuser06_wpuser06 Create a user for the database. NOTE: Make sure to note the exact name and password you chose, for example: wpuser06_wpuser WPpwd06
    • Add the new user to INSTALLATION the database. Make sure you select: “ALL PRIVILEGES” You now have a database, a user, and access for the user to the database, this stage is complete.
    • Use the WP-CONFIG.PHP information from the installation to complete the information. /** The name of the database for WordPress */ Check with your define('DB_NAME', 'wpuser05_wpuser05'); host to see what you need for /** MySQL database username */ DB_HOST. define('DB_USER', 'wpuser05_wpuser'); Very important: Change the /** MySQL database password */ $table_prefix to something other define('DB_PASSWORD', 'WPpwd05'); than the default of “wp_” /** MySQL hostname */ define('DB_HOST', 'localhost'); * WordPress Database Table prefix. $table_prefix = 'wpwork_wp_';
    • UPLOAD WORDPRESS Use an FTP program to upload the software OR Hire a friendly consultant OR Use an automatic install
    • JUST COMPLETED  Create a database  Upload WordPress  Configure wp-config NEXT: INSTALL, LOGIN AND THEMES  Install WordPress  Login to WP  Install a theme