Aaarggh!!! I Don't Know How To Build A Wordpress Site

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I been searching youtube videos and searching google but i couldn't find good tutorials how to create a custom wordpress site not a wordpress blog. I want to create a site of my own i don't want to outsourse it because of budget and of course i can easily modify it on my own. But where could i find it? I see alot of them on you tube but the videos should need a hosting before create a site.I don't even know how to install wordpress .org properly to practice. I don't want to pay for hosting because i am just practicing. I want to learn coding, good plugins, how to put join button etc... I just wanted to learn.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kaydesmo8
    You can search in Warrior forum itself and you will find people shared free wordpress tutorials.
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    • Profile picture of the author TheNewJames
      Like you kind of mentioned...your best bet is to follow tutorials and mess with it along the way. Just reading/watching tutorials without actually doing it, unless you have knowledge about it already, will not be of much benefit.

      I recommend you look for a free host that supports Wordpress. Just googling "free hosting for wordpress" turns up some results. Try and find a host that you can access via FTP so you can fully control everything. For example, Wordpress.com does not allow FTP and they control quite a bit of what you can and can't do. You need full control to really learn.

      But once you find a host, then start following along with the tutorials.
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  • Profile picture of the author tjaysen70
    Ha I like how you express your frustration on the page.

    Ok girl, here is how you do it in a nutshell. I'm assuming you already have hosting, like hostgator, and so you log into your cpanel (www.domain.com/cpanel) and then scroll down to software, and choose Fantastico. Click on that, and you will install wordpress onto your domain.
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    • Profile picture of the author Leslie B
      Originally Posted by tjaysen70 View Post

      Ha I like how you express your frustration on the page.

      Ok girl, here is how you do it in a nutshell. I'm assuming you already have hosting, like hostgator, and so you log into your cpanel (www.domain.com/cpanel) and then scroll down to software, and choose Fantastico. Click on that, and you will install wordpress onto your domain.
      Why recommend using Fantastico when that is NOT a secure installation? I can't understand why people keep teaching to use a software like that to install WordPress.

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  • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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    Originally Posted by tjaysen70 View Post

    I'm assuming you already have hosting, like hostgator
    It seems not. "I don't want to pay for hosting" suggests not, anyway, to me?

    Originally Posted by ilynreal View Post

    I don't even know how to install wordpress .org properly to practice. I don't want to pay for hosting because i am just practicing.
    Have you tried at Freehostia.com?

    That's free hosting, and I think it has one-click Wordpress installation through its Hepsia CP. It's not going to get much easier than that ...
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    • Profile picture of the author ParkerArrow
      Originally Posted by Alexa Smith View Post

      It seems not. "I don't want to pay for hosting" suggests not, anyway, to me?



      Have you tried at Freehostia.com?

      That's free hosting, and I think it has one-click Wordpress installation through its Hepsia CP. It's not going to get much easier than that ...

      They're free only up to a point; reach a memory or bandwidth limit, you get the 404 treatment until you buy an upgrade.

      Speaking from experience, I'd recommend bytehost. It works well, no ads, plenty of bandwidth /memory, no ads or fakeouts with services they "have" but don't "actually work." I have tried a number of free hosts, and researched more. Bytehost is right up at the top for actually getting something you can use.

      OP, word of advice: from your Wordpress dashboard, go to Tools>>Export>>All Content>>Download Export File. Do this backup daily. Free hosting can disappear overnight, and you will be left holding only your own backups.
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      • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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        Originally Posted by ParkerArrow View Post

        They're free only up to a point; reach a memory or bandwidth limit, you get the 404 treatment until you buy an upgrade.
        Sure, but it's ok for someone to play around and learn on?

        Originally Posted by ParkerArrow View Post

        Speaking from experience, I'd recommend bytehost. It works well, no ads, plenty of bandwidth /memory, no ads or fakeouts with services they "have" but don't "actually work." I have tried a number of free hosts, and researched more. Bytehost is right up at the top for actually getting something you can use.
        I couldn't agree more. I've recommended it myself, in about 100 posts here. However, it doesn't have one-click Wordpress installation available, which ruled it out in this context.
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        • Profile picture of the author ParkerArrow
          Originally Posted by Alexa Smith View Post

          Sure, but it's ok for someone to play around and learn on?



          I couldn't agree more. I've recommended it myself, in about 100 posts here. However, it doesn't have one-click Wordpress installation available, which ruled it out in this context.
          Oh, you're right! Good catch. Hey, how the heck did I do it then? Now I'm really mystified!

          By the way, Freehostia doesn't activate Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) on free hosts. I didn't know the significance of this, but it turns out it means you won't get any email functionality, autoforwarding, etc.

          Email is another thing the free hosts commonly disable. If you don't realize it going in, you can waste a lot of time looking for the problem!
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  • Profile picture of the author rosetrees
    Originally Posted by ilynreal View Post

    .I don't even know how to install wordpress .org properly to practice. I don't want to pay for hosting because i am just practicing. I want to learn coding, good plugins, how to put join button etc... I just wanted to learn.
    I've set up a sub-domain on one of my sites for you to practice with. I've already installed Wordpress.

    I'll PM you the username and password.

    Have fun.
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    • Profile picture of the author ilynreal
      Originally Posted by rosetrees View Post

      I've set up a sub-domain on one of my sites for you to practice with. I've already installed Wordpress.

      I'll PM you the username and password.

      Have fun.
      Thank you so much!!!:p:p:p this is what i needed. I am very happy that people here will help and guide you. Also thanks for the people give me a good advice.
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  • Profile picture of the author ilynreal
    Can i install it without hosting? or i needed an hosting account? what free hosting is best for installing wordpress?. What shoulg i cpanel or fantastico?. What are the difference of the two?
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    • Profile picture of the author Rbtmarshall
      Originally Posted by ilynreal View Post

      Can i install it without hosting? or i needed an hosting account? what free hosting is best for installing wordpress?. What shoulg i cpanel or fantastico?. What are the difference of the two?

      cpanel is your control panel for a hosting account.

      fantastico is an install manager within cpanel, it is what you would use to install wordpress on your hosting account.
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      • Profile picture of the author ilynreal
        Originally Posted by Rbtmarshall View Post

        cpanel is your control panel for a hosting account.

        fantastico is an install manager within cpanel, it is what you would use to install wordpress on your hosting account.
        Thanks I definitely need to learn more. I thought its the same:p
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    • Profile picture of the author JustVisiting
      Originally Posted by ilynreal View Post

      Can i install it without hosting? or i needed an hosting account? what free hosting is best for installing wordpress?. What shoulg i cpanel or fantastico?. What are the difference of the two?
      No you don't need hosting. You can install Wordpress on your computer although from the questions you are asking.....
      How to Install WordPress on a Local Computer - WordPress on Windows
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  • Profile picture of the author Rbtmarshall
    If you're just practicing you can install wordpress onto your computer, and use it that way to change the layout with css, etml, etc..

    Installing WordPress « WordPress Codex
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  • Profile picture of the author pinakin
    PM me I have lots of spare time and I would love to help you for free
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  • Profile picture of the author dsouravs
    Learn PHP, HTML and CSS 1st.
    Then learn Wordpress
    Its better to use free themes or if you want custom then outsource...
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  • Profile picture of the author Rbtmarshall
    Here is a Free video series tutorial on html&css
    Youtube -thenewboston - XHTML and CSS Tutorials Playlist

    *link updated, I didn't realize that the first link was someone elses playlist to this video series.**


    to really learn how to customize wordpress you will nee to know that. then you could move on to learning how and where to use it in wordpress to change the design to what you want.
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    • Profile picture of the author DWK
      Originally Posted by Rbtmarshall View Post

      Here is a Free video series tutorial on html&css
      The New Boston - xHTML & CSS - YouTube


      to really learn how to customize wordpress you will nee to know that. then you could move on to learning how and where to use it in wordpress to change the design to what you want.
      Thanks for posting this. I have a couple of websites up, but I wanted a refresher course to see what I missed in my hit-or-miss learning. These look like just the thing I've been searching for.
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  • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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    Originally Posted by ilynreal View Post

    I been searching youtube videos and searching google but i couldn't find good tutorials how to create a custom wordpress site not a wordpress blog. I want to create a site of my own i don't want to outsourse it because of budget and of course i can easily modify it on my own. But where could i find it? I see alot of them on you tube but the videos should need a hosting before create a site.I don't even know how to install wordpress .org properly to practice. I don't want to pay for hosting because i am just practicing. I want to learn coding, good plugins, how to put join button etc... I just wanted to learn.
    Well you can create a Wordpress blog at wordpress.com or you can buy hosting and a domain and click on Fantastico and set up a Wordpress blog on your own domain. For Wordpress, that's it. That's the options you have.

    Personally, I would never put any time or energy into a third party site (wordpress.com). The blogs you build there are purely for non-commercial purposes and they will shut you down if you're commercial.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tyler S
    I highly suggest visiting IncomeDiary.com. This is where I learned everything about wordpress and making money online.
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  • Profile picture of the author pranta
    Here you go Beginners Guide - WPBeginner. I have learned WordPress from this blog.
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  • Profile picture of the author hardnova
    Originally Posted by ilynreal View Post

    I been searching youtube videos and searching google but i couldn't find good tutorials how to create a custom wordpress site not a wordpress blog. I want to create a site of my own i don't want to outsourse it because of budget and of course i can easily modify it on my own. But where could i find it? I see alot of them on you tube but the videos should need a hosting before create a site.I don't even know how to install wordpress .org properly to practice. I don't want to pay for hosting because i am just practicing. I want to learn coding, good plugins, how to put join button etc... I just wanted to learn.
    You can skip WP. There are plenty of places to practice, you just will have to learn to use the technology they offer. WP doesn't automatically translate into the best or only thing out there.

    Here, go make as many practice sites as you want:
    MySafeMEDIA - Create A [FREE WEBSITE / BLOG] Pictures/Videos/MP3/Forms +more

    These are template based so eventually when you are done testing or learning you may want to look for a nice HTML/CSS template that looks the way you wish it to look and then it can be imported for you.

    -h
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  • Profile picture of the author ilynreal
    Thanks guys i am studying and learning now hopefully this month or two i can create a site.
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    • Profile picture of the author syedqurat
      You can ask me if you dont understand i will help you i am wordpress expert.

      Originally Posted by ilynreal View Post

      Thanks guys i am studying and learning now hopefully this month or two i can create a site.
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  • Profile picture of the author g r hasib
    No problem download the wordpress software and also download localhost or wamp server.
    Local computer run it.
    Wordpress just only not a blog also create a site.
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  • Profile picture of the author CustomDevo
    If you only want to practice wordpress, local server is the way to go. And it's all free.

    What is a local server? local server is a setup than can make your personal computer works like a server environment where you can install Wordpress.

    If you use windows as operating system, try easyphp, this software will "build" a local server for you, it's a free software:
    www.easyphp.org

    I found that is the easiest local server software to install. If you use mac, then you have to research what is the best local sever software for it, I don't have any experience with mac.
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    • Profile picture of the author Allen Lundy
      Ilynreal,

      I would NEVER use Fantastico to install the WP Script. It adds to much additional coding and it's not as secure.

      It's SO easy to install WordPress

      Follow the link below for easy installation of WP using your FTP program.
      If you don't have an FTP program yet... I HIGHLY suggest using Filezilla.
      Get your free FTP program here:

      FileZilla - The free FTP solution

      Then go here - WordPress › Blog Tool, Publishing Platform, and CMS - download the actual current WP Script. (Version 3.4.2)

      Unzip the file on your computer and watch the video below.

      http://affiliateswin.net/WP-Install-...all-manual.mp4

      Follow the instructions to make your blog more secure by using special codes.

      I can understand not wanting to spend money, however, for 4.95 a month, you will have your OWN webhost (Hostgator/NameCheap/etc...) and you can learn and play to your hearts content.

      Best of luck.

      Allen

      P.S. In the video there is a box with a check mark in it. I would UNCHECK it so that the search engines DO NOT spider your site until it is READY. If you don't change the privacy aspect of your site, everytime you do something to it, the search engines will be notified, and this could actually hurt your site because nothing irritates a BOT like spidering a "WORK IN PROGRESS" SITE. Ü
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  • Profile picture of the author Tania Edwards
    I have recently learnt WP. Its easy. Just follow the basic tutorials.
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  • Profile picture of the author shipwrecked
    Originally Posted by ilynreal View Post

    I been searching youtube videos and searching google but i couldn't find good tutorials how to create a custom wordpress site not a wordpress blog. I want to create a site of my own i don't want to outsourse it because of budget and of course i can easily modify it on my own. But where could i find it? I see alot of them on you tube but the videos should need a hosting before create a site.I don't even know how to install wordpress .org properly to practice. I don't want to pay for hosting because i am just practicing. I want to learn coding, good plugins, how to put join button etc... I just wanted to learn.
    It's not that hard. I think you can learn in 1-2 weeks. Hosting is generally paid per year. There are some very cheap hosting companies and you'll need a domain as well. You could do it from max 50 $/year per total.

    The best way to learn is to install it on your own site. Yes, a hosted site with original registered domain.

    You should perhaps download a template and modify it. Meanwhile you can post questions, comments on forums and you will most probably receive help.
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