If you are somewhat technically challenged and have tried to install WordPress yourself you may find that the “Famous 5 minute install” takes much longer. Depending on what hosting account you choose you may experience database issues, if you can even figure out what a database is. You may need to add some code to your. htaccess file, or create one if you don’t have one.
Although the WordPress installation is much easier than most people realize, you will save yourself a lot of frustration if you take some time to prepare first.
If you can host multiple domains with your hosting company, I recommend using a totally separate domain for your blog. At the very least you will need a subdomain.
Verify that your web hosting company supports the following programs.
- PHP version 4.2 or greater
- MySQL version version 4.0 or greater
- The Apache mod_rewrite module
You must also have an FTP program of some sort for uploading your files. This will also allow us to change permission on files as needed.
So you see a theme you like on our free wordpress themes page, but have no clue how to even install WordPress in the first place? Not to worry, we’ve written a little tutorial, complete with screenshots, so even a total newbie can figure it out! After five easy steps you’ll have a freshly installed WordPress installation, ready to start blogging.
There are a few ways of installing WordPress using autoinstaller scripts such as Fantastico, but in this tutorial we will be focusing on installing WordPress the old fashioned way – manually. This tutorial assumes you already have hosting configured for the URL you plan on having your installation of WordPress set up.
WordPress is well known for its ease of installation. Under most circumstances installing WordPress is a very simple process and takes less than five minutes to complete. The following installation guide will help you, whether you go for the Famous 5 Minute Installation, or require the more detailed installation guide.
Ok … now you know what a blog is and you’ve been thinking of starting your own. You also heard of the term ‘wordpress’ but you don’t know exactly what is it all about. In just few words, wordpress is the most used blogging platform on the planet. It is a free open source platform that lets you create and publish your blog. You just install it on your website and you’re good to go.
you can always buy an hosting plan which has a one-click install of wordpress, soon we will write a post about this.