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Do you know you can create a website using WordPress in 5 minutes?
I’m not joking. It’s that simple…
Any WordPress users can attest to that.
Once your domain and web host has been set up properly, you are ready to install WordPress onto your site.
The installation process takes a few settings. The rest is automatic and takes less than a minute.
Once the installation process in complete, your site is live!
You are now ready to log into your new WordPress site and add your content.
Before we jump right into how to create a website using WordPress, here’s my little rave about why I loved WordPress so much…
Today, about 15% of the websites online are built using WordPress and the numbers are growing.
Do you know big sites such as New York Times and CNN built their sites on WordPress too?
All of my sites are created using WordPress as well, simply because…
- It’s easy to install.
- It’s user-friendly.
- It’s highly customizable.
- It’s observed to rank better in search engines
- It’s FREE!
I love it. Once you watch the video below, and my subsequent WordPress Tutorials, you’ll agree…. 😛
How To Create A Website Using WordPress
There are a couple ways to install WordPress onto your new site.
The first method is to download the WordPress installer from WordPress.org.
WordPress has a very detailed guide on how to install the downloaded software. Follow their step-by-step guide and you’ll be fine.
Personally, I still find this method tedious, although it’s already very easy.
I’m the lazy Internet Entrepreneur, remember? Work smart. 😉
There’s even a simpler method which I used in the video below.
The second method is to install WordPress via your cPanel. If you are using popular web hosts like HostGator or BlueHost, the WordPress Installer is available via their cPanel.
Here’s a quick step-by-step guide on how to create a website using WordPress via your cPanel:
1. Log into your web host cPanel. The cPanel URL should be given to you after signing up with your web host.
2. Locate the Fantastico icon (HostGator/BlueHost/Web Hosting Hub) within cPanel. In some web host, it may be Softaculous.
3. Select WordPress on the Fantastico/Softaculous page.
4. Fill in the details and install WordPress on your site. Your new site is now live!
One last thing, not all web host have the same set up as the one in my video. Having said that, most big web hosting companies use cPanel and their cPanel interface should be somewhat similar.
If you cannot locate the WordPress installer on your cPanel, write to your web host company and ask whether they have a WordPress installation module in their cPanel. Sometimes, all it takes is to ask the right people. 🙂
We’ve come the end of my 4-part mini tutorials on Website Creation (Click the link to review any past tutorials from this series).
In my later posts, I am going to show you how to configure your new WordPress site as well as how to publish your content in the WordPress tutorials.
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