Trying to install Wordpress, What do I do next?

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I've got my c-panel control panel open in another tab, and I am trying to install wordpress.

I clicked on "fantastico" and it too me to a page that has a list of options down the left hand side.

Under blogs, I clicked on "Wordpress". Wordpress is loaded and now it's asking these questions!!

"install in what domain"? So I entered my domain homebusinessurvival.com

Now it's asking what directory do I want to install in? I don't know. What do I put in the little box? It also says this:

"Leave empty to install in the root directory of the domain (access example: http://domain/).
Enter only the directory name to install in a directory (for http://domain/name/ enter name only). This directory SHOULD NOT exist, it will be automatically created!"


HELP
#install #wordpress
  • Profile picture of the author Mukul Verma
    If you leave it blank, it will install it on your home page

    HostGator Website Startup Guide

    If you want to be on another page, like example 'blog'

    homebusinessurvival.com/blog

    It will show this wordpress account at that link.

    So whichever link you want it to show at, you will enter.

    Cheers,
    Mukul
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  • Profile picture of the author texasmom64
    Oh, I see, if I want there to be a blog and a home page, I would put blog in that box.
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    • Profile picture of the author Dave d
      Originally Posted by texasmom64 View Post

      Oh, I see, if I want there to be a blog and a home page, I would put blog in that box.
      No your getting confused. This is your domain ok homebusinessurvival.com

      Under normal circumstances you will leave that box blank and it will install in the root directory. In simple terms your root is homebusinessurvival.com
      so it will install Wordpress on homebusinessurvival.com then just follow the rest of the instructions. When its all set up you can install a theme and blog away untill your hearts content.

      To give you an example of when you would install in a different directory as in filling in that box lets say you had a generic website bestwebsitedealsonline . com Well you could create a directory called radios and install Wordpress on that directory bestwebsitedealsonline . com/radios . You could then create another directory called washing machines and install wordpress on that bestwebsitedealsonline . com/washingmachines and so and so forth
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      • Profile picture of the author texasmom64
        Dave,

        I sent you an email to ask you another question. Thanks again.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mukul Verma
    blog is an example, you can put anything you want. that would be the name it

    homebusinessurvival.com/abc
    homebusinessurvival.com/blog
    homebusinessurvival.com/enteranything

    That will be the name of where that wordpress blog is

    Cheers,
    Mukul
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  • Profile picture of the author John Piteo
    I'm working on a FREE version of the WordPress Crash Course that should answer most of your questions. I hope to have it ready in a few days. I'll post a link to it in my sig file when it's ready.

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    • Profile picture of the author texasmom64
      Thanks John, that will be great.
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    • Profile picture of the author texasmom64
      Originally Posted by John Piteo View Post

      I'm working on a FREE version of the WordPress Crash Course that should answer most of your questions. I hope to have it ready in a few days. I'll post a link to it in my sig file when it's ready.

      John P

      are you still offering the free version of the crash course? If so please let me know. Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author George Sepich
    Even if you install in your root directory, wordpress will show up on index.php. You can always have your own index.html that will take priority and be your home page.

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    • Profile picture of the author Istvan Horvath
      Originally Posted by George Sepich View Post

      Even if you install in your root directory, wordpress will show up on index.php. You can always have your own index.html that will take priority and be your home page.

      George
      I am sorry, that's not correct - in the case of WP. (without WP it can work, of course). The reason it will not work when WP is installed: in many parts of the core script WP refers to the INDEX file of the directory where it's installed and if you have there an index.html - it will mess up your blog.

      Most servers are set up to show index pages according to this priority list:
      index.html
      index.htm
      index.php
      ect.
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  • Profile picture of the author ~kev~
    Originally Posted by texasmom64 View Post

    I clicked on "fantastico" and it too me to a page that has a list of options down the left hand side.
    Please do not use fantastico!!!! Your not learning anything - your not learning how to upload the files, your not learning how to run the install script, your not learning how to setup a database, your not learning how to connect to the database, your not learning how to edit the config file,,,,,,,.

    Keep in mind, updating wordpress is very much like installing it - you upload the files and then run the script for the browser.

    Do you even know if you have the latest version of wordpress installed?

    When it comes time to update wordpress because of a security fix, are you going to be able to do it?

    By using shortcuts like fantastico, your cheating yourself our of some good experience. This experience will serve you well later down the road.
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  • Profile picture of the author ecoverartist
    What Kev said is true, it is a good idea to learn how to install Wordpress the "regular" way, but even if you install it via Fantastico, you can still upgrade it in Wordpress itself (the latest versions have an automatic upgrade option).
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