WordPress; newb question

Profile picture of the author Ian Jackson by Ian Jackson Posted: 12/03/2008
Dipping my toe into w2.0 (as I believe it's called...)

As a complete WP newb, would I be better to get myself going with WP from the WP site itself, or through my Hostgator account cPanel?

It seems there are many people getting quite a degree of success using WP, and as someone who's never really looked into it, I'd like to get something going.

Advice on tutorials etc, all greatly appreciated.
#newb #question #wordpress

  • Profile picture of the author callmestrip
    callmestrip
    Use Wordpress.org and upload it to your hosting account.

    See if your host has fantistico deluxe. You can upload real quick with that.
  • Profile picture of the author TheRichJerksNet
    TheRichJerksNet
    Hi Ian,
    Check out the site in my signature.. Start off right with a secured wp blog..

    Full install secured simple as 1, 2, 3, video instrcutions and pdf instructions both...

    I fully recommend hostgator, just make sure you have a secured wordpress 2.6.5 along with it .. No need for fantastico..

    James
  • Profile picture of the author InternetM39482
    InternetM39482
    A self hosted wordpress is the way to go mate.

    So, your hostgator cPanel is the one you should choose, IMO.
  • Profile picture of the author VegasGreg
    VegasGreg
    In your Hostgator cPanel you will see Fantastico. Use that to install WP with just a few clicks. That is the easiest way.
  • Profile picture of the author drogers
    drogers
    i agree with vegasman. use Fantastico....its pretty easy
  • Profile picture of the author DomainLoco
    DomainLoco
    Fantastico is a great way to get that blog going, let me know if you need any help with SEO or themes. I'm a WP fanatic. lol
  • Profile picture of the author Shannon Herod
    Shannon Herod
    Hey Ian,

    You should definitely use Fantastico. Actually, I have uploaded a video response just for you to my blog...

    http://focused2win.com/should-i-use-...all-wordpress/

    Shannon
  • Profile picture of the author Ian Jackson
    Ian Jackson
    Many thanks all !

    Jeff, that sounds like Chris Abrahams (?) on the link you supplied

    Just one thought; what is/are the advantages(s) of WP over a website, in terms of marketing strength and ability?

    Again, appreciate all your replies
  • Profile picture of the author clare1982
    clare1982
    Hiya Ian

    Yep if your host has cpanel that is definately the most easiest way to install Wordpress.

    The site in my sig might help you if you are new to Wordpress. I'v got some tutorials on there about changing themes and what plugins you might find useful.

    There is also some SEO tutorials for Wordpress on there too.

    Hope this helps

    Clare
  • Profile picture of the author mudmat
    mudmat
    The best is to use a WP blog on your own web host. If you are using hostgator, just click on fantastico to install. You will be able to install a wordpress blog in a matter of minutes.

    Super easy!
  • Profile picture of the author pearsonbrown
    pearsonbrown
    Fellow-warrior Leanne King has written a superb multi-volume ebook about Wordpress for Internet Marketing. It covers everything from the first set up to advanced techniques.

    I bought it as a WSO a couple of weeks ago and was really pleased, even though I've been using Wordpress since it was first introduced (and even before that in its B2 phase.)

    Pearson
  • Profile picture of the author abelacts
    abelacts
    Agreed, cPanel is the fastest way to install WP.
  • Profile picture of the author dsmpublishing
    dsmpublishing
    I did mine with hostgator yesterday and i was up and running really quickly. If your unsure about it i have a free ebook about using wordpress with hostgator. PM me and i will email you a copy.
  • Profile picture of the author Ian Jackson
    Ian Jackson
    Thanks for all your advice everyone, I have no excuses now....!!
  • Profile picture of the author SundayOff5th
    SundayOff5th
    I too am trying to figure out how to set up wordpress. I have Kiosk as my host. Would sure like some advice... Do you know how to install into Kiosk?
  • Profile picture of the author TheRichJerksNet
    TheRichJerksNet
    Originally Posted by SundayOff5th View Post

    I too am trying to figure out how to set up wordpress. I have Kiosk as my host. Would sure like some advice... Do you know how to install into Kiosk?
    I have a presetup and secured install that takes only a few minutes and you will have a fully secured blog. Not just a wordbpress blog but a secured one.

    I have full documentation and a video showing me installing it in minutes..

    See my signature, if you are going to have wordpress you want to make sure it is secured.

    James

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