Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

How to Install WordPress On Hostgator

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How to Install WordPress On Hostgator

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Step 1. Log into your “Hostgator hosting account” control panel

How to Install WordPress

How to install wordpress through HostGator’s “admin control panel”. To get to the control panel simply go to your web browser and type in, “www.[yourwebsitename].com/cpanel”.Next, you should be taken to a login page. Enter the username/password according to the email HostGator has sent you via email.

How to install wordpress.|Step 2. Find the Icon Fantastico De Luxe

Scroll down all the way to the bottom where under software/services you should see a little blue smiley face icon that has under it “Fantastico De Luxe”. Click that icon.

How to install wordpress.|3. Under “Blogs” click on “WordPress

You’ll be taken to a page with a white background . Here you’ll find different scripts and programs you can add to your website. Since, we are only interested in installing WordPress, go ahead and click on the “WordPress” link (It’s under Blogs).

How to install wordpress.|Step 4. Installing WordPress

Click on “New Installation” and it will take you to a page asking for your website details. It will ask you . Where do you want to install WordPress, login information, website details. Simply fill them in. Make sure you leave the “Install directory” box empty if you want to install it in the root of your domain ie www.howtoinstallwordpress.com or. www.howtoinstallwordpress.com/blog

Once you finish filling in the details, you’re pretty much finished. Click on “install WordPress”. Then click on “Finish Installation”

How to install wordpress.|Step 5. Accessing the Control Panel

You have just installed WordPress onto your website. To change anything else you need to use “WordPress Admin” (or wp-admin for short), you can access it by typing into your browser “www.[yourwebsitename].com/wp-admin” then enter your username/password. You’ll be then taken to the admin page where you’ll be able to do everything from posting content, and changing themes, adding plugins.

How to Install WordPress.|Step 6.Changing Themes

How to install wordpress theme manually you will need to download the theme, which I am assuming you have done by now.

  1. You will also need to unzip the WordPress theme to a folder on your hard drive
  2. Now you will need your FTP program and.
  3. At this point you will want to navigate to the themes folder by going to the ‘wp-content’ folder and then the ‘themes’ folder.
  4. Once you are in the themes folder on your web site, you will want to navigate to the theme you unzipped on your hard drive (you did remember where you put it, didn’t you?).
  5. You will then need to upload the theme on your hard drive to the themes folder on your web site.
  6. After your all uploaded your new theme you will want to go back to your browser and log into your WordPress blog on your site. (see above for how to do that)
  7. Then go to the ‘Appearance’ option on the left side menu and select the ‘Themes’ option.
  8. You should be able to see your theme listed as an option.(If not then you probably uploaded to the wrong folder and will need to recheck it.
  9. You should now be able to preview and then activate your theme by selecting the appropriate options listed under your theme.

And thats it all Done

 

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