Word Press Blog Help, Please?

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I have never done a word press blog and I'm not very techie. I'm hoping someone can tell me the easiest way to set one up.

Thank you,
Dan
#blog #press #word
  • Profile picture of the author Suthan M
    Sure- let me help.

    Go to your Fantastico link in your Cpanel. Choose Wordpress.
    Then, choose which domain you want to install it.
    Follow the instruction on the page until finish

    Thats it
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    • Profile picture of the author dbmorgan
      I assume I would need a Hosting account for this, I mean that is where I find my Fantastico link, correct?
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      • Profile picture of the author Suthan M
        Originally Posted by dbmorgan View Post

        I assume I would need a Hosting account for this, I mean that is where I find my Fantastico link, correct?
        Yup. You need a hosting account for this.
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      • Profile picture of the author Kingfish85
        Originally Posted by dbmorgan View Post

        I assume I would need a Hosting account for this, I mean that is where I find my Fantastico link, correct?
        Yes, you need a web hosting account. Using a paid web host is much better than using free wordpress blog; you have more control over your site.
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    • Profile picture of the author Kingfish85
      Originally Posted by Suthan M View Post

      Sure- let me help.

      Go to your Fantastico link in your Cpanel. Choose Wordpress.
      Then, choose which domain you want to install it.
      Follow the instruction on the page until finish

      Thats it
      X2. Easy to install. Make sure you do a few things though after you install it:
      • Install Login Lockdown
      • Change the admin login name to something other than "admin" (bots know this, and scan for "admin") Login Lockdown will lockout the account for XX minutes for failed login attempts.
      • Use a generated, long password with uppercase, lowercase, numbers & special characters. In the area of 15+ characters.
      • Move the wp-config file. Just create a file in your home directory and use a php include in the original wp-config file to include the database information
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  • Profile picture of the author alliance
    If you choose Hostgator as your host, customer service will help you setup your first domain with wordpress.
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    • Profile picture of the author oneill
      Originally Posted by alliance View Post

      If you choose Hostgator as your host, customer service will help you setup your first domain with wordpress.
      hostgator is the best choice for wordpress hosting.
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    • Profile picture of the author Kingfish85
      Originally Posted by alliance View Post

      If you choose Hostgator as your host, customer service will help you setup your first domain with wordpress.
      This is true, although, they will simply tell you how to install it. They're not going to configure it correctly or take any of the security measures I listed above.

      FYI - I'm not knocking HG in anyway....
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  • Profile picture of the author TheZafraGroup
    You'll need a hosting account. I recommend hostgator. Then within the cpanel (The address will be emailed to you), look for the fantastico icon. Then there should be a wordpress option there. If you're confused or lost, you can simply chat or call hostgator to walk you through. They have really good support and it's 24/7 so make use of that every now and then.
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  • Profile picture of the author jlombardi
    Originally Posted by dbmorgan View Post

    I have never done a word press blog and I'm not very techie. I'm hoping someone can tell me the easiest way to set one up.

    Thank you,
    Dan
    Go to youtube and search for how to, you will get a good visual how to set it up..
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    • Profile picture of the author AnniePot
      May I suggest you begin with this link: WordPress Lessons « WordPress Codex

      These are beginners' lessons actually provided to users in the Wordpress Codex. Reading and leaning with information from the program writers themselves has to give you a great basis from which to move forward...
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  • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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    You need a domain. I recommend Namecheap.
    Then you need hosting. I recommend Hostgator.
    Then in Namecheap, change the nameservers of the domain to the Hostgator nameservers. You'll get the nameserver info when you sign up for the hosting account.

    Then go to your cpanel in your Hosting account. Click on Fantastico and install Wordpress. Then search around for a good Wordpress theme and upload that to the theme folder.

    The theme folder is domain.com/wp-content/themes

    Any plugins you want to install you upload to the plugin directory which is
    domain.com/wp-content/plugins
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  • Profile picture of the author olalinks
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    • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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      Originally Posted by olalinks View Post

      1. go to blogger.com
      2. register an account
      3. active your url
      4. post a content

      done !
      You forgot a couple of steps.
      5. Get flagged for spam
      6. Blogger blog deleted.
      7. Done!
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    • Profile picture of the author mojojuju
      Originally Posted by olalinks View Post

      1. go to blogger.com
      2. register an account
      3. active your url
      4. post a content

      done !
      I tried this but I can't log in to my Wordpress install. What gives?
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  • Profile picture of the author kokopelli
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  • Profile picture of the author KyleFury
    A simple Google search will greatly help you
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  • Profile picture of the author MarkMiles
    Hi,

    Sounds like you can set these up in your sleep

    I'm looking to set up 2 wordpress blogs so i can then add articles to for seo purposes.

    I'm looking for someone to set these up for me from A-Z

    Would you be interested in doing this? If so, how much would you want for it?

    Thanks in advance,
    Mark
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  • Profile picture of the author MarkMiles
    My message was for : sbucciarel
    But anyone who would like to set up 2 wordpress blogs for cash please feel free to contact me. Thanks.
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    • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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      Originally Posted by MarkMiles View Post

      My message was for : sbucciarel
      But anyone who would like to set up 2 wordpress blogs for cash please feel free to contact me. Thanks.
      Contact me at suzbuc AT gmail DOT com with your cpanel username and password and your namecheap login if you don't know how to set nameservers. I'll do it for you. No charge.
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  • Profile picture of the author udeyjohnson
    Go to YouTube and you will find several really good tutorials on setting-up WP blogs. That's how I learned and it really helped.
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  • Profile picture of the author JR9982
    Hey Dan,

    Here's good tutorial training series of videos you can follow on youtube.

    good luck

    http://youtu.be/OGrWXO_926c
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  • Profile picture of the author nightshade877
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    Best approach would be fantasico, which I noticed someone already mentioned above. You can create new installations of wordpress in a matter of seconds though. Just though you should know! best wishes mate, and good luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author Aaarrrggghhh
    Originally Posted by dbmorgan View Post

    I have never done a word press blog and I'm not very techie. I'm hoping someone can tell me the easiest way to set one up.

    Thank you,
    Dan
    Hi Dan,

    The easiest way to set up a wordpress blog is to use the free platform at WordPress.com

    There is plenty of support and video training available on how to easily use WordPress at WordPress.tv

    Now, you did ask for the "easiest way to set up a wordpress blog" and not about the "best" way if you are doing affiliate marketing.

    IF you plan on doing that, then you will want to go with your own hosting provider as there are certain restrictions that apply on those that provide free blogging platforms and you are also investing your time on a blog that you are not fully in control of. Meaning, the free blogging platforms can remove your blog at any time for any reason whatsoever.

    However, it still makes for a great learning platform for you to easily and without any money investment on your part to see if you even like WordPress...which I can't imagine you wouldn't

    When you do get your own hosting, they should also have some standard support videos for you, much like what we have for our clients:
    webtutorials.thesourcepublishing.com - Web Hosting Video Tutorial Series

    Have fun!
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