In his book ‘Shaping the Dream‘ the author Israelmore Ayivor said that by creating a blog or website of our own and sharing our experience through these media we can market our dream products, we choose how we want to be recognized for. If you want to find more about this author take a look at this link.
For the past years, WordPress has proven to be a great place for expressing our thoughts, opinions, ideas, experiences. However, some people may need more courage than others to even begin to think about going public with their blogs and much less to think of setting it up on their hosting server.
You are among those who got the courage but are a bit confused as to how to set it up, keep on reading for you might find these bits of advice useful.
WordPress is one of the most popular platforms for website developing. The fact that it powers nearly 60% of all the websites using a CMS( content management system) platform, speaks for itself. This is mostly due to its simple interface and variety of amazing and easy to use plugins for extended operability. If all of this is not good enough for you, WordPress offers a thousand free and sometimes premium WordPress themes that can make your website look fantastic at all times.
All this can be done easily, providing that you are having the right hosting company and the stable server onto which you can download and set up your WordPress site. There are various hosting companies offering you different hosting plans for various prices; you can get more information about them. The great thing is that you can find good hosting companies that can offer you different amazing features and all for free. It might be too good to be true, but with these hosting companies you can have the same service provided and you get to earn money that you invest in your website. You can gather more information that can be helpful via this link. Afterward, you are ready to start with WordPress.
First things first, you need to download the WordPress package, preferably from its official site. The next step is to upload the WordPress package to your server. This can be done in three ways, uploading via FTP (File Transfer Protocol), or uploading via File Manager, and finally uploading SSH (safe socket shell). After this, you are to create a MySQL Database and User, and for this, you will be needing access to cPanel of your hosting account. There is a tendency at WordPress that all information is stored in a database. You can think of a database as a storage unit for all the content a visitor can see on your websites, such as text, pictures, WordPress themes, and plugins.
Check the video to create MySQL Database:
After completing this task you are to fill in all the information from the database to WordPress. With this step, the database and WordPress are connected. This means that the essential step of your installation is completed and you are now moving to the final step and brushing up some finishing touches.
After you have finished all the major steps in your WordPress setup process, your next step is to run the installation. You are to open a new browser window and go to the installation page and run the installation script. After putting the name of your domain link at the prescribed spot for it, you are to be welcomed by a page with a famous sentence saying: ”Welcome to the famous five minute WordPress installation process!”
Finally, installation is about to be complete with a page filled with fields for Sitename, Username, password that needs to be entered twice and email address(login information are to be sent on the email address you have entered) and after selecting whether or not to have search engines index the site, you click on the ‘Install now’.
The final screen awaits with a glorious message:’Success! WordPress has been installed.’ Voila! You have finished the installation.
All this may seem daunting, but don’t let yourself get discouraged, because it is worth it. When your installation is completed, the only thing for you to do is customize your website to reflect your personality, then start publishing your thoughts, your ideas and bring something new into this world. WordPress is a vital part of our present, but what the future holds for it seems even more impressive. Here are some things to take a look at if you are eager to know more about the prospects of WordPress in the future. Don’t wait any longer and join the rising community of WordPress users, for you may find yourself enjoying the experience.
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