Installing WordPress

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Installing WordPress

  1. 1. Installing WordPress<br />Kristal Kraft<br />
  2. 2. You Will Need:<br />A Domain Name<br />Purchase it through your hosting company<br />A Hosting Account<br />A Credit Card to Pay for it<br />
  3. 3. Wordpress is…<br />Content management system<br />Used as website and/or blog<br />Open source (FREE!)<br />Easy to use<br />
  4. 4. Domain Name<br />www.YourDomainName.com<br />Best to choose top level domains like .com<br />Choose a name you won’t get tired of<br />Consider a name that you can SELL when you retire<br />Or choose your own name/brand<br />
  5. 5. Where to purchase Domain <br />GoDaddy<br />Blue Host <br />Any of the many good companies out there that support MYSQL data bases which support WordPress<br />
  6. 6. How much is a Domain?<br />Annual fees can start as low as $7<br />You are allowed to prepay as much as 10 years in advance<br />HINT: prepaid domains carry more “authority” with search engines.<br />Purchasing a Domain is much like RENTING – as long as you pay the rent, it’s yours. <br />Miss a payment and you’ll have a hard time getting it back!<br />
  7. 7. Pick a hosing company wisely<br />Zillions of hosting companies<br />Choose one with superior service<br />24/7 technical support is important<br />English speaking is also very nice<br />Local is good<br />Proven or recommended is best<br />
  8. 8. Demonstration Purposes<br />
  9. 9. Hosting costs <br />Can be paid monthly or annually<br />Annually you can use one domain to host UNLIMITED domains as “Addons”<br />Most Hosting companies don’t tell you this<br />Fees $6.95/month paid each month or $83.40 annually <br />$10 Domain $83.40 host = $95.40 a year for a blog. <br />Bonus for each additional domain it’s only $10 per. Hosting is free!<br />Total costs<br />
  10. 10. Getting Started<br />Sign up for hosting account<br />If you already own Domain Name it will need to be moved to new host (assuming you want to switch hosts)<br />Log in to your BluehostcPanel<br />
  11. 11. cPanel<br />
  12. 12. cPanel continued<br />
  13. 13. Register your new domain<br />To register a new domain you will need to confirm it is available.<br />Click “Check”<br />Proceed thru signups to procure domain<br />
  14. 14. Consider Future use<br />If you plan to have more than one blog or website:<br />Use a “throwaway domain” as your main domain<br />Your “good domains” will be “addons” <br />Example:<br />www.ThrowAwayDomain.com<br />www.DenverHomesForSale.com<br />www.DenverHomeBlog.com<br />www.MyFunSite.com<br />If you never plan to use more than one domain, don’t worry about the above!<br />
  15. 15. Adding Wordpress to domain<br />In cPanel go to: <br />Click on Simple Scripts<br />
  16. 16. Simple Scripts <br />Simple Scripts installs a variety of software.<br />Find WordPress and click<br />
  17. 17. Click “Install”<br />
  18. 18. Choose Domain to install on<br />Agree to the Legalese and click “Complete”<br />
  19. 19. Save Your Login info<br />1) Cut and Paste Password<br />2)Then click on Login URL<br />
  20. 20. Login to your new blog!<br />
  21. 21. First Change your Password<br />Go to Dashboard>Users>Admin><br />Click on Admin>to pull up your profile<br />Scroll to bottom of form to change your password to something you can remember<br />SAVE IT!<br />
  22. 22. Change Permalinks <br />From Dashboard>Settings>Permalinks<br />The WordPress default is:http://www.weselldenver.com/?p=123<br />Create a Custom Structure to give URL more meaning, like this: /%category%/%postname%/http://www.weselldenver.com/neighborhood/washparklife/<br />
  23. 23. You can now design your site <br />Add Themes<br />Plugins<br />Widgets<br />
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