Do you like WordPress? Would you like to know how to install it on your new or old domain name? Well then, you came to the right article. If you would like to have your own blog, then WordPress is the platform you should install. WordPress is Free and Easy-To-Use. All you need to have is a domain name like tintation.com I’ve been using GoDaddy for my domains and hosting, so that is what we will be working with.
You must have at least basic knowledge of domains, hosting, ftp, and uploading to your own domain, otherwise get your experienced web developer and ask them to install the WordPress for you. By following this Tutorial you agree to take a risk of messing something up on your domain or loosing everything that is on it.
First make sure that you have decided where you would like to install the WordPress Blogging platform on your website or domain. Do you want your whole domain cleaned and have only this WordPress blog on it? Or do you want this blog to be in a specific folder so the address would look like this tintation.com/blog? After you made your decision and got the needed place ready for WordPress, then you can go on to the next step.
Let’s log in to GoDaddy and go to its Hosting Connection Page where you can find and install the desired applications. It will look something like the image below with a list of most popular applications for people to choose and install. You’ll see applications like WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, Zen Cart, and Simple Machines Forum, but we will be working with WordPress at this time.
Click on the WordPress link of that list of Applications. You’ll be taken to the WordPress installation page. On that page you should see a green check-mark with text like: “This application is compatible with at least one of your hosting plans.” If you do see that then you can go ahead and click on the “Install Now!” button. If you don’t see this text then you most likely will need to buy or upgrade to a compatible hosting plan at GoDaddy.com which you can do yourself online or by calling GoDaddy support and explaining to them what you want to do.
After you clicked on the “Install Now!” button, you’ll be taken to a page where you’ll need to choose on which domain to install the WordPress platform. And again, if there are no options here then you’ll need to buy a compatible hosting plan.
Click in the circle that is next to the domain that you want to use for your WordPress blog and then click on the “Next” button.
On this page you’ll need to fill in all of the required fields with the appropriate information. Make sure to write this info down on a piece of paper for your own reminder. After you fill some info in, then click the “Next” button each time you are ready to go to the next step. After filling in the info in the last step, you’ll need to click on the “Finish” button to begin the installation process. To be continued…
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