4 Options To Help You Install WordPress

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So I recently received a message from one of my subscribers, who is playing around with the idea of possibly starting her own website. One of the questions I was asked was about WordPress. She wanted to know a bit more about it was and how it could help her blog.

Before I started blogging, I truly thought that all of the typing of the blog content was done with Microsoft Word, or something similar.

I had no idea that there was this whole “behind the scenes” screen action.

That’s exactly what Worpress is. It’s the behind the scenes program that you’ll use to create everything that your visitors will see on the front end.

Installing WordPress on your blog or online site may sound like a particularly complex process. Before I started creating content online, truthfully I had no clue what WordPress was. I mean even the name sounds a little scary before you find out how great and useful it is. Sounds like machine where you press words together.

I had written online content prior for other sites, but I had never gotten deeply involved in the back-end processes of content creation enough to know the ins and out or WordPress.

So, before we go into the process. I want to congratulate you on taking steps forward towards your financial success. The fact that you’re reading this article means that you have somewhat of an interest in creating either a blog or online content.

It’s a major decision, however if it’s something you have always wanted to do, or that you’re serious about, I encourage you to move forward!

Let’s get to it! We have learning to do.

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Setting Up Your Blog For Success

 

One of the biggest hurdles in starting up an online blog is, well – actually starting. I took some simple to follow steps to get started, you can read about them {here}.

One of the best things that I did for my site was to set it up with WordPress. You may be wondering whether or not you truly need Worpress for your site, or whether you can simply just jump in and start creating your blog posts.

The simple answer to that question is yes – you do need Worpress if you intend to set up your blog for success.

Millions of websites and blogs use WordPress as it’s one of the easiest and simple to use platforms to create content online.

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What Exactly is Worpress and What Can It Do For Me

Setting up your WebHosting allows you to have a platform which hosts your site and establishes a place where your customers will go to in order to view your content. That’s all well and good but you still need a program which can allow you to produce the content that your online customers will come to you for.

 

On the backend of your site you’ll need a system which will allow you to input the things that the visitors to your site will see in the front end.

Think of it as the crazy wiring system and mechanics on the inside of your cell phone, that allows you to see all the fancy screens and content when you look at your phone.

If you take a look at this site, the actual articles that you are reading were produced using WordPress.

The best part about WordPress is the fact that it’s absolutely free.

Free WordPress or Paid WordPress?

Answering this question is like asking Coffee or Tea? What is your preference? While I like anything free, actually my motto in life is “If it’s free, it’s for me!”, sometimes it’s better to deviate from the free version if it’s not going to help your bottom line.

I explain in detail {here} about the differences between WordPress.com and WordPress.org.

The major difference between the two is that you have the ability to control your site and make money from your content (WordPress.org), vs not being able to do so and having a site which is “controlled” by someone else (as in WordPress.com).

4 Options To Help You Install Wordpress

If you’ve been reading my blog for a little while, you know that I use a self hosted webhosting service called SiteGround. I totally back them and love them as my WebHost.

I have been with them almost six months now, and I’ve never had an issue. They are very reliable, known for speed, website up time and offer excellent customer service when issues do arise.

I like that I have more control and flexibility over my site using SiteGround. I can incorporate ads, web banners, and paid content. Although I am paying for webhosting, I have the ability to earn an income from my site. You will as well!

The great part about adding WordPress to your site hosted by SiteGround, is the fact that there are many options to get the process going quickly. With just a little technical savvy, or even with no technical knowledge as well, you can efficiently get your website up and running and start driving visitors to your site.

Option 1 – Using The SiteGround Wizard To Install WordPress

Like I said, I am not the most tech saavy person on earth, and I was able to successfully install WordPress on my own. I used what’s called the “SiteGround Wizard“. To do this, I accessed my Customer Area, and after signing up for WordPress I received the login information.

When you log in to your Customer Area for the first time, you’ll see a pop-up asking you if you want to Start a new website on your account. Once you pick that option, the next step is to click on the WordPress button.

A new section would appear where you should enter the login information for your new WordPress application. Once you are ready click on the Confirm button.

There will be a section to pick any enhancements you wish to add to your account – if you want to add any. Select your options, then click on the Complete Setup button.

That’s it! You can now go to the front page of your site and check out the newly installed WordPress application.

 

Option 2  – Using Softaculous To Install WordPress

You can also use this option to install WordPress, but it involves accessing your cPanel, or Control Panel of your SiteGround account. I get a bit scared when I have to access the cPanel to be honest with you. I am always fearful that I will cause my site to crash!

To install WordPress this way, first log into your cPanel account in Siteground and find the Softaculous icon under the Autoinstallers section.

After clicking on the Softaculous button, you’ll be redirected to a page where you have to chose the application you want to install. Click WordPress.

On the next page, click the Install tab. Next you’ll want to enter all the information into the required fields for your site.

You will be asked for the title, description, administrative username and password, administrative e-mail etc. Once you have completed this, click on the Install button.

User Tip:

Be sure to use a strong password to secure your site from any hacks.

Upon completion of the installation process, you will see a page informing you that the installation was successful.

 

Option 3 – WordPress Manual Installation

If you are super techy, and up for the challenge, you can also install WordPress manually. To do so, you would basically follow three key steps.

1.Dowload Worpress from it’s official download page

2.Extract the contents of the download, and save it

3.Upload the Worpress Files to your Server

The link below will take you directly to the most current WordPress download page.

Download

Option 4 – Using Siteground’s Customer Service

If you are nervous about setting up Worpress on your own, using SiteGround as your webhost comes with an added advantage. You can actually contact their customer service via livechat, and they will walk you through the installation process.

For me, this was an awesome perk to being one of their customers. I had no clue what I was doing when I first started, and they were very patient in explaining what all the terms meant, and what exactly needed to be done.

Does the process of Worpress seem confusing? Does it make more sense after reading this post? Tell me your thoughts about WordPress, in the comments below.

 

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