How do I install a free WordPress blog?
Posted by Jamie on 04 April 2008 10:16 PM
Wordpress has a simple installation through the cPanel.
1. Login to your cpanel
2. Under Software/Services-click on Fantastico De Luxe
**NOTE** The actual location of YOUR Software/Services block may vary, as the different areas can be dragged & dropped into different locations! You may have to scroll down to see it!
3. On the right side, click on WordPress
4. Click on New Installation
5. Complete the form (install in a folder such as blog)
***Do not install in the root directory or you will overwrite any psitez files in the folder***
NEW!!! If your cPanel does NOT include a Fantastico icon, you will need to use Softaculous to install your WordPress blog:
Instead of the Fantastico icon, you should see one of these:
On the following screen, you will see WordPress listed under the Top Scripts area:
Before running the script, you will want to add your specific data, such as the directory name (this will be similar to yourdomain.com/blog, /boudoir, /seniors. etc.), and the database name (the easiest option is to use the same name as the directory). DO NOT change the Database Settings.
Your Site Settings can be changed within the wp-admin once the installation is complete.
And make sure you set a STRONG password!
Once the script has run, you will be presented with a confirmation of the successful installation, and your new blog links!
Note: You can point an addon domain to this folder if you have an additional domain you wish to use OR you can install it in the addon domain itself. For more information about domains, please review: http://www.portfoliositez.com/support/index.php?_m=knowledgebase&_a=viewarticle&kbarticleid=327
We do not offer specific support for WordPress, so we recommend contacting them if you run into any problems: http://www.wordpress.org
And, contact firstname.lastname@example.org for additional assistance!