Do you want to create your first WordPress blog and make it a money generating machine? Self-hosted WordPress.org is one of the best blogging platforms and offers you great flexibility to grow your blog.
While configuring your first WordPress blog you may face a few problems especially if you are not a geek. In most of the cases, installing WordPress is a simple process that takes less than five minutes to complete.
But don’t you worry! After reading this post you will be able to install your first WordPress blog in 10 minutes only.
As a newbie and without any technical exposure, you can be able to install WordPress using Fantastico, Softaculous, and SimpleScripts for beginners.
At the end of this post, you can also install and configure WordPress manually. It is free to use, you can install plugins, customize your site design, and most importantly you can make money online from your blog without any restrictions.
Read how to make money online from your blog
Before you start installing WordPress, first you will need a domain name and a good web hosting company.
If you are not sure, where to get a domain name and hosting plans, the following post will get you to take the right decision.
Make sure you name your domain with a catchy and attractive relevant to your blog category. Once you register your domain name and hosting plan you can go ahead and install your first WordPress blog.
Your first WordPress blog will be up and running in minutes by following step by step process, on how to install WordPress blog.
Install Your First WordPress Blog using Softaculous
Softaculous is one of the most popular auto-installer scripts. You can easily install WordPress with just a few clicks. Almost all the Hosting companies have Softaculous in their control panel.
All you need to do is to log in to your hosting cPanel account and look for Softaculous icon or WordPress installer icon. You will find them under Auto Installers or Software section.
For instance, in Hostgator Hosting cPanel you will find Softaculous Apps Installer under the Software section.
Click on Softaculous Apps Installer and launch your first WordPress blog installation process. You will see an overview and features of WordPress. Click on the install tab to continue installing WordPress using Softaculous.
You need to choose the protocol as http:// or http://www. If you register SSL and HTTPS along with your blog with hosting service provider, then you can select https:// or https://www. as protocol.
Now you need to choose the domain name where you want to install WordPress. Most users want to install WordPress in their domain’s root directory, like proteuz.co.in. In that case, you need to make sure that the ‘In Directory’ field is blank.
Scroll down a little, and you will see the site settings section, where you need to provide a title and description for your WordPress blog.
Enter an admin username, password, and email address. Make sure that you enter a correct email address in the admin email field.
This is where WordPress will send notifications and password reset link if you ever forgot your password.
Rest of the options on the screen are optional. You can now click on the install button to run the installer. Softaculous will run the installer using the settings you provided. You will see a progress bar with the installation status.
It will take a couple of seconds to complete the process. Meanwhile, do not close the window until the progress bar reaches 100% otherwise this may affect your WordPress installation.
Meanwhile, do not close the window until the progress bar reaches 100% otherwise this may affect your WordPress installation.
You will see a success message after the installation is finished. It will also show you a link to your website and another link to your WordPress admin area.
WordPress is the easiest way to create your first blog. Millions of bloggers from all over the world use it every day.
I hope you will aware of the facts on how to create your first WordPress blog. Try to install WordPress and in case you need any help, kindly let me know in the comments section. I will be happy to help you further.
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Published on: Oct 31, 2017