The following video will show you how you can install WordPress in just a few minutes!
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Now that we have everything set up with our domain name and hosting account, we can begin to install WordPress on our domain. This is a super easy thing to do, and we are going to go through the process of how to install WordPress on our new GoDaddy hosting account.
If you were using a different web host, the overall general process should be the same. In our cPanel, we are going to scroll down to the web applications section, and click on WordPress.
This is going to take us to the script that will automatically install WordPress on our domain. Look for the Install This Application button, and give it a click.
We are then going to select our domain that we want to use, and use the default directory to install WordPress, and so we are going to leave this section here blank. We’ll make sure that the latest version of WordPress is selected, as well as whatever language you want it to be in.
In our case, we’re going to pick English. We will choose to accept the license agreement, automatically set our WordPress to automatically update, so our website is secure, and we’re always using the latest version of WordPress.
We will set our themes to not automatically update, but we definitely want to select the option to automatically back up a website, just in case if something every goes wrong.
Now we need to fill in our settings. Pick a username and password, as well as an email you want to use for notifications. Be sure to write them down, just in case.
Your blog title will be the title of your website. We will use our domain for this, and in the tagline, we will give a brief description of what our website is all about. We will not enable two-factor authentication, just for simplicity’s sake, and we will not limit login attempts as well.
Once our installation is done, we can click on the URL of our website, and check to make sure that everything is working correctly. As we can see, WordPress is up and running, and everything looks pretty good.
We can also access the admin part of our website by doing the following. We will go to our address bar at the top, and add /wp-login.php. This will take us to our admin login, and we will use our username and password that we made previously during the installation.
Once we are logged in, we will see our WordPress dashboard. Now we have a working WordPress installed on our domain, and we can get started with actually building out our website. Congratulations, your website is now live on the internet.