WordPress 101 Guide: Install WordPress

Now that you have a domain name and hosting space, you can install WordPress to get your website up!

If you are using Bluehost, log into your account and scroll down to the find the “WordPress” button. This will take you to the SimpleScripts site that steps you through installing WordPress onto your hosting space. All you have to do is click the Install button.

  • Step 1:¬†Choose where you would like to put your website (sometimes you want to install in the /blog directory)
  • Step 2: Just leave this as is
  • Step 3: I suggest unchecking all the extras unless you really are going to use them
  • Step 4: Check the box

Click the Complete button and it’ll be all done for you!¬†Other hosting companies might have similar tools for the easy installation process. If you want or have to do it manually, WordPress.org has clear instructions on that process.

Yup, technology makes it pretty easy these days.

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