Setting Up WordPress can be very helpful for a person that wants to start their own business.
Setting up WordPress personally will enable you to save money you should have offered to professionals to do it for you. However, knowing how to set up your WordPress is necessary. WordPress is the most commonly used website for blogging.
It’s being used by over 40% of users on the Internet. This is because WordPress is very simple and easy to create, install and set up a website. Setting up WordPress is with just with few clicks and can be done in just ten minutes. In this article let me show you setting up WordPress and how easy it can be. Keep reading.
Setting Up WordPress
Before you begin setting up WordPress there are things you need to do. First, get a domain name from a professional hosting company that is conversant with WordPress. Bluehost is the recommendable reason that you will get a domain name free and a 60: discount for a hosting plan.
Also, Bluehost is one of the biggest hosting companies in the world. They’re official WordPress posting providers. In this article let’s show setting up WordPress using the popular hosting platform install scripts from Quick Install, Softaculous, and Fantastico.
How to Set WordPress Using Bluehost
Bluehost is the recommendable is officially recommended for the WordPress setting. They can work best on WordPress and are beginners friendly when it comes to installing and setting up WordPress.
- When you install WordPress Bluehost will automatically join it to your domain name at sign-up. When you’re done and log in to your Bluehost account, WordPress will be seen below the ‘My Sites’ widget.
- Click on the ‘Log into WordPress’ button, and it’ll take you straight to the admin section on WordPress. If you’re using the ‘Basic’ plan, Bluehost will enable your setting on WordPress on unlimited sites with their hosting plans.
- Just click on the ‘Create Site’ button at the ‘My Sites’ button to get started.
- This will open the Bluehost instructions for the WordPress wizard. You’ll be asked to provide a site title and optionally a tagline.
- Click on the ‘Next’ widget to continue
Afterward, you‘ll be asked to choose a domain name and path for your website. If you’ve already paid for a domain name, then choose it from the drop-down menu. You may purchase and add new domain names to your account by visiting the Domains page from the hosting dashboard
- After choosing your domain name, you can leave the directory path empty, so that Bluehost will choose it for you.
- Next, click on the ‘Next’ button to continue.
The installer will set up your WordPress site, this may take a few minutes, afterward, you will receive a message on your WordPress site details. The successful message will be sent to your email address. You can use it to Click on and login to the WordPress button and key in your new site’s admin details. Congratulations, you have set up WordPress on your Bluehost hosting account.
How to Install and Set Up WordPress Manually
You can install and set up WordPress manually using these steps:
- Download the WordPress to your computer from https://wordpress.org/download/.
- Open the download file in a folder on your computer.
- Next, upload WordPress to Hosting Account. You can upload your hosting account file manager via, FTP, File Manager, and SSH.
- You will create a MySQL database and User. WordPress stores information in a database, then you’ll have to create a database. Follow the instructions below to create the database.
- Log in to cPanel.
- On the Database side, tap on the ‘MySQL Database Wizard icon.
- Next, create a database, key in the name of the database, and tap on ‘Next Step.
- Create Database users, key in the username and password of the database, and click ‘Create User’.
- Add the user to the Database, click the ‘All Privileges’ checkbox, and click the Next step.
- Complete the task and keep details of the database name, Password, and username.
The wp-config-sample.php file contains information about the database and shows the WordPress application location to collect data. This step ensures that appropriate database information that is linked with WordPress is installed.
The wp-config-sample is located in File Manager in the folder where WordPress is installed the primary domain folder is Public HTML by default.
- Log in to cPanel.
- From the Files section, select the File Manager icon.
- Scroll toward the file manager and click on Public HTML to access the folder at the right.
- Next, click on the ‘Settings’ button at the top of the File Manager as it pops up.
- From the box, you’ll find ‘Show hidden files’ and click on Save.
- The wp-config-.php file is on the right side of the File Manager.
- Right-click on the file, choose Rename, then change the name of the file to wp-Config.php, and click the Rename file again to save changes.
- Then right-click on the wp-config.php file and select Edit.
- Another pop-up menu will show up, click on the Edit button to continue to the file.
- When the file opens, replace the database name with the name you created at MySQL Database and User. Also, replace the username and password with the database you created. Let there be no spaces before and after your database name, username, and password.
- When you’re through Editing, click on the “Save Changes button at the top of the page and click on Close to close, and return to File Manager.
Install the Script
Run the installation on a new browser window, and type in your domain name to run the installation script. Based on the point of installation, you’ll be immediately redirected to this URL if you uploaded WordPress to the domain’s root folder https://exemple.com/wp-admin/install.php.
But if you uploaded WordPress to a subsidiary folder of your domain’s directory, then you’ll see this URL format https://exemple.com/yousubfolder/wp-admin/install.php. Ensure you replace example.com in the example above with your real domain name.
To Complete the Installation Process
- Once you see your WordPress correctly in the WordPress URL browser, you will see the Set-up page prompt. You will need to select your preferred language. Then click on the ‘Continue’ button
- A welcome page will show in the information needed section; you will fill in the empty fields displayed with your information. This information includes: “Site title, username, password, your Email, Search Engine Visibility
- Click on the install WordPress, widget. You’ll see the next screen showing the successful stage.
You’ll see the username password you chose previously, tap on the ‘Login’ widget to sign in to the WordPress admin dashboard to start using your site.
Can you set up WordPress for free?
Yes, it is possible to set up WordPress for free. The WordPress software itself is free and open-source, which means you can download and use it for free. Additionally, there are hosting providers that offer ways to install and use WordPress for free, although they may come with some limitations or display ads on your site.
WordPress.com also offers a free plan which allows you to create and host a website on WordPress.com’s servers, although this free plan also comes with some limitations. However, if you want more control over your website and unlimited customization options, you may need to purchase a domain name and web hosting, which will come with a cost.