Hello Need some Advice...

by Dr3a
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So ive tried Host gator only to find out that the Wordpress set up was a little tedious and so i fell off the boat with it... what would you guys suggest as far as choosing another Hosting platform that make using Wordpress a-little simpler...
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  • Profile picture of the author Kay King
    It's not the hosting. There are literally dozens of videos and instructives on how to install wordpress on hostgator. There is a one click install for those who are tech challenged. HG has full instructions on their site.



    There are also many free blogs and tutorials online with step by step installation of Wordpress on hosting without using the one click install.
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    • Profile picture of the author Dr3a
      ok i'll def check into it...
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  • Profile picture of the author Kay King
    The worst part about is it seems intimidating -but it isn't .



    Go step by step and you'll have a blog up and running....
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  • Profile picture of the author tagiscom
    Originally Posted by Dr3a View Post

    So ive tried Host gator only to find out that the Wordpress set up was a little tedious and so i fell off the boat with it... what would you guys suggest as far as choosing another Hosting platform that make using Wordpress a-little simpler...
    I recently updated my WP product on a Hostgator site or a blog, and yep clunky and annoying. Although once you know where everything is then less clunky and annoying.

    Or it explains why l have stayed with Sitebuilder and HG, a lot easier and more flexible.
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  • Profile picture of the author IGotMine
    In cPanel click on Wordpress > Fill in your sites info. > click install.
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  • Profile picture of the author webmarke
    I found hostgator very easy when installing a wordpress site. There instructions are simple and installs your wordpress site in just a few clicks.


    If you are having problems setting up a wordpress site on hostgator, then you wil have even more problems with another hosting provider.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dr3a
    Thanks everybody for the Advice! I'm gonna try it again.. Thanks!
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    • Profile picture of the author Quenton Fyfe
      If you're struggling - don't forget you can go to Fiverr, search for Wordpress Setup - and you'll find loads of people with great feedback who will get you started for $5.

      Don't let the tech stand in your way - Especially with wordpress there are loads of people out there who can help.
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  • Profile picture of the author EMButler
    WP can be quite confusing when you don't know what you're looking at...it sucks, in fact. I understand why people use it, but cPanel is ugly and it can be hard to even find where to open your site. So you are not alone! Agree with the others who refer you to Youtube videos for tutorials. I'm sure Hostgator also has tutorials. If you're looking for a way to design your WP site easier, you can try a product called Divi by Elegant Themes, which is a simple drag and drop designer. There are instructions for you to follow to get that installed and activated.
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  • Profile picture of the author Craigcmatthew
    For an alterntive, go with any shared hosting that has cPanel and softaculous: https://softaculous.com/


    softaculous will auto-install wordpress in just a few clicks. If you need any help, hit me up.
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  • Profile picture of the author ChrisBa
    Originally Posted by Dr3a View Post

    So ive tried Host gator only to find out that the Wordpress set up was a little tedious and so i fell off the boat with it... what would you guys suggest as far as choosing another Hosting platform that make using Wordpress a-little simpler...
    Does Hostgator still has cPanel? CPanel makes it very simple.
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  • Profile picture of the author thejames
    Reach out to support via live chat and they'll guide you through everything step-by-step.
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  • Mate, save yourself the heartache and outsource it for $5 on Fiverr(dot)com.

    I promise you, if you aren't too strapped for cash and can spare $5 here and there for those niggly tech things that are frustrating you, that's the way to go.

    And try not to get disheartened by things like that, because believe me, you will come across many, many more issues as you move forward... and... if you keep jumping onto anything else just because what you've tried is too hard... you're screwed already.
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  • Profile picture of the author wilsonmacgregor
    most hosting has one click install for wordpress and now they are selling dedicated wp hosting which once you point your domain to your hosting you are installed and ready to go. I am not sure how much simpler you need.
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  • Profile picture of the author daviddifranco
    As others are saying, it's not the web host that's giving you problems -- it's the learning curve of WordPress. Personally, I prefer to use Elementor, which is an excellent WordPress drag-and-drop editor. I've been loving it. If you're curious, message me and I can tell you more.
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  • Profile picture of the author nelsa
    As I know hostgator use cPanel for shared web hosting,which means it should be softaculous or fantastico auto installer so you can install it with one click...Any way,you can always search for managed word press hosting if you don't want to handle hosting environmentyourself
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