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HOW TO INSTALL WORDPRESS ON YOUR HOSTED DOMAIN
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TOPIC: HOW TO INSTALL WORDPRESS ON YOUR HOSTED DOMAIN
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HOW TO INSTALL WORDPRESS ON YOUR HOSTED DOMAIN 6 Years, 5 Months ago Karma: 1
This is the FOURTH of a set of tutorials aimed at helping beginners get up and running with self hosted websites.

Click here for a list of all the tutorials

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HOW TO INSTALL WORDPRESS ON YOUR HOSTED DOMAIN - step by step

First you need to get the username and password for your website.
You get this from the email you received from HostGator when you setup your website hosting - See previous instructions: How To Get A Hosting Account


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1. Note your website's username and password

Go to www.yourdomainname.com/cpanel, (replace “yourdomainname.com” with the domain name of your website):


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1. Type in your username and password, then click the “Login” button

This opens the control panel for your website:


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1. Scroll the page down until you get to the “Software/Services” section, then click on the “Fantastico De Luxe” icon.

This takes you to the Fantastico page:


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1. Click on the Wordpress option

This takes you to the Wordpress page:


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1. Click on New Installation

This takes you to page 1 of Install Wordpress:


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1. Make sure your domain name is listed here – if it isn't use the drop down to select it
2. Leave this blank
3. Type in an administrator username (usually “admin”)
4. Enter a password – MAKE SURE YOU RECORD THIS ELSEWHERE SO YOU REMEMBER IT
5. Leave as “admin”
6. Enter your email address – MAKE SURE THIS IS A WORKING EMAIL ADDRESS
7. Enter a name for your site (you can edit this after Wordpress is installed if you need to)
8. Enter a description for your site (you can edit this after Wordpress is installed if you need to)
9. Click on the Install Wordpress button

This takes you to page 2 of Install Wordpress:


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1. Click on the Finish Installation button

This takes you to page 3 of Install Wordpress:


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1. Enter a working email address
2. Click the send email button – this will send you the login details of the Wordpress installation.

Keep this email for future reference.
This will take you to the email sent page:


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1. Click the Back To Wordpress Overview link

This takes you back to the Wordpress page:


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1. You will see the new Wordpress installation listed

Check your email:


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1. To access the admin area for the Wordpress installation on your domain, go to: www.yourdomainname.com/wp-admin
2. Login with the username and password listed in the email


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