First Wordpress Site-Install confusion??

by Jenb
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I have just finished installing my webhost to Wordpress. Question is, do I need Wordpress itself actually installed to my home computer, and what the heck do I do now??

Someone in the forum gave me a link to a great guide which I printed but didn't save to my computer, now the printed copy is missing...I appreciate any help!
#confusion #siteinstall #wordpress
  • Profile picture of the author howudoin
    Wordpress itself actually installed to my home computer
    There is no need to install WP on home computer but rather it has to be installed on your server. Let's say you installed it at www.yourdomainname.com, then you need to first login at www.yourdomainname.com/wp-login.php

    Bhupinder
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  • Profile picture of the author policy
    Jen,

    I am unsure of the actual guide that you are talking about, however I would recommend: WordPress Tutorial: How to Use WordPress, WP installation, WordPress themes. Find professional WordPress hosting. , that site has sections for what you want to, for instance, the "getting started with WordPress" section tells you how to login to your Website's backend (administrator panel).
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    • Profile picture of the author bobsalong
      Hi, Jen. You can also go to Youtube and find lots of video tutorials, or just go to google and type in what you are looking for.

      Make sure you view something that is recent, though because some of the videos are older and may be a bit confusing. The most recent version of WP is 2.8.

      Hope that helps.
      Bob
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  • Profile picture of the author Jeffery
    My favorite resource is wordpress.tv (no affiliation) and they have a How To section.

    Jeffery 100% :-)
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  • Profile picture of the author AJD101
    Be carefull here, if you install wordpress onto your site using your hosts cpanel fantastico installer. When you first log into WP you will have to go to setting on the bottom left hand side,then privacy and change it to visable. fantastico default setting hides the blog from the serach engines.

    Albert
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  • Here are instruction when using GoDaddy and FTP program (mine is FileZilla)

    Newly bought domains

    Hosting under MyProducts on left side
    Settings
    Domain management
    Add domain
    "xyz.biz"
    Folder: /same "/xyz.biz"
    Settings
    Manage ftp users
    Add ftp user
    User name "xyzbiz"
    Create pass
    Select user directory "/xyz.biz"
    Save
    Homepage of your hosting center
    Your applications
    Blogs
    Wordpress
    Install now
    xyz.biz
    Continue
    Choose install directory
    Ie /blog



    Domains that are already existing need to manually change dns -
    Existing domains
    - server IP
    - domain panel
    - Find domain
    -dns control
    - Change a record
    - paste "points to ip"

    Filezilla

    File
    Drop down to log in
    Host = domain
    user and pass from FTP Manger in GoDaddy
    Once logged in On right
    Wp-content
    Themes
    Extract zip file so its actual folder
    Grad and drop theme folder and drop it in theme window

    HOPE THAT HELPS!
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  • Profile picture of the author Sumit Menon
    Originally Posted by Jenb View Post

    I have just finished installing my webhost to Wordpress. Question is, do I need Wordpress itself actually installed to my home computer, and what the heck do I do now??

    Someone in the forum gave me a link to a great guide which I printed but didn't save to my computer, now the printed copy is missing...I appreciate any help!
    lol.. you seem to be a total newbie to this. I'd be around for another hour on the forum. So, PM me and I'd try to help you.

    Now, I'm not a wordpress expert but I can, quite easily, get you started with the basics.

    Sumit.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jenb
    Thank you all, this forum is awesome!! I gave up shortly after my post, and called it a night. How wonderful it is to wake up to this many kind people who were willing to help me out, I really appreciate it.
    I tried to get into my http address after installing wordpress via the host, but it did not work. I believe the problem is that I never logged into wordpress to change my settings, I will do that today.
    Thank you all again, I am printing out everthing here and will be using the wordpress guide above to see how it goes.
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    • Profile picture of the author Sumit Menon
      Originally Posted by Jenb View Post

      Thank you all, this forum is awesome!! I gave up shortly after my post, and called it a night. How wonderful it is to wake up to this many kind people who were willing to help me out, I really appreciate it.
      I tried to get into my http address after installing wordpress via the host, but it did not work. I believe the problem is that I never logged into wordpress to change my settings, I will do that today.
      Thank you all again, I am printing out everthing here and will be using the wordpress guide above to see how it goes.
      A tip:

      Join a lesser known social bookmarking site which you'd probably never use for promotion. Bookmark all your required links there instead of printing stuff. You won't lose it, no matter what!

      Sumit.
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