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This tutorial demonstrates how to install WordPress after you’ve purchased web hosting.
After you’ve completed your first step in starting a blog, which is purchasing your domain and web hosting, you need to install the wordpress.org content management system. Don’t worry, it’s not as difficult as it sounds, and I have a step by step guide to help you below.
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How to install WordPress Content Management System
You can have the lovely customer agents at Siteground do this for you or, you can do it yourself. It’s quite easy.
- Navigate to the My Accounts tab and click on the orange button which says ‘Go To Cpanel‘
2. Click on the blue button that says ‘WordPress Installer’ in the section called WordPress Tools
3. Click on the blue Install button
After you click on the blue Install button, you will be taken to another page. You can fill in the values below
Choose Protocol: Choose your protocol, most likely it is: http://
Choose Domain: Choose your domain name from the drop-down menu.
In Directory: keep this box empty. It will auto fill to WordPress.org
Database: Leave it as ‘default’
Table Prefix: Leave it as ‘default’
Site Name: Choose a site name. You can always change this later.
Site Description: Describe briefly what your site/blog is about. You can always change this later.
Enable Multisite: Leave box unchecked
Admin Username: Choose an admin username. You will use this when you log into the backend of your blog. This username is very important so write it down so you don’t forget!
Admin Password: Choose an admin password. You will use this when you log into the backend of your blog. Again..super important!
Admin Email: Add any email that works or keep the default.
Select Language: English or whatever language you speak.
Limit Login: If you would like, keep this box checked for added security. It will help to thwart hackers. If you do use this feature, please ensure that you know your username and password, as this feature will lock you out of your backend for certain periods of time if you use incorrect credentials.
Clef: A great security feature, if you plan to use your phone to log into your WordPress dashboard. I had some problems with it so I don’t really recommend it.
Disable user notification: Keep unchecked if you’d like updates.
Finally, click on Install and your WordPress blog will be installed on Siteground hosting within a minute. You will see a success notification that looks like this:
Now, use the username and password you choose in the previous step to log in to your WordPress dashboard using your Administrative URL. which looks like this: http//:www.yourdomainname.com/wp-admin
Log in with your username or email and password
This is how to install WordPress!
Now, you’re officially inside the backend of your WordPress blog. This is where all the magic happens.
The next step in setting up your WordPress blog: How to install a theme for your new blog.