Your web hosting provider will allow you to install WordPress within 5 minutes using a free script called Fantastico. Once you have Fantastico opened, the program will ask you what domain you want it installed in. What this means is if you own both xxxy.com and rrrtt.com you will have a choice as to what domain you want your new WordPress site installed on.
Once the domain is set you have the option to install your site within a sub-directory on the domain you choose. For example, if the install is created on xxxy.comyou have the option of creating it on a sub-directory named blog (you can name it whatever you like). This means the new WordPress site will be on xxxy.com/blog and your able to have other content besides your WordPress blog on your main domainxxxy.com.
To keep your site secure, the WordPress install comes with a safeguard that will allow you to set a username and password for privacy. After choosing a username and password the installation is set to begin. After less than 5 minutes, your new site is up and running.
After Installation, you may need to do a little “house cleaning” in order to optimize your new site. Your new blog will have an automatic first post called “hello world”. We will have to manually go in and delete that post so it will not show up on your site as your first post. A hello dolly plugin will also be automatically installed. This plugin highlights little quirky sayings in the top right corner. If you want to delete it, we just go into our installed plugin section of our blog and deactivate the hello dolly plugin.
One of the first things I like to do with my new install is change the permalink setting. This setting allows the link for new posts to have the post title automatically added at the end of the new page URL’s. By default your links will have some random numbers and letters at the end of new post URL’s. Your new link, with the setting changed, will look like this DomainName.com/TitleOfPost.
When you create a new post there are a few things to keep in mind. You will have to enter in a title and create text to enter into the body of course, however WordPress comes with other cool features as well.
Some of these features include:
Publish Posts in The Future
Organize Posts Into Categories, Subcategories
Different Formats on How The Posts Will Be Seen On Your Site
Whether or not to add comments
This is why WordPress is considered by many to be the best blogging platform on the web. It is very newbie friendly.
Many features that will enhance your blog like SEO, link building, commenting, grammar, images, advertisements, traffic, all come with a simple add-on called a plugin. These “plugins” are complex programs that you simply download and upload into your blog. Once uploaded, you may have to fill out some simple forms in order to get the plugin going, however all of the complex work which could take hours or even months has already been done for you.
WordPress includes a large responsive community who work together on answering questions, fixing problems, collaborating on ideas, etc. If you decide to blog with WordPress your in great hands.