If you have read our previous post on Choosing the best blogging platform for you in 2021, you would of already seen that we picked the winner WordPress as the best blogging platform for you to choose.
Now you have picked WordPress as your best blogging platform, you are now going to need to know how to install it. The great thing about WordPress.org is that its completely free. The only thing is you need to have a host and a domain name to start blogging.
If you are ready to take this step, read on. Installing WordPress is easy and with the majority of hosts out there. The likes of, FastHosts, GoDaddy, BlueHosts & HostGator offer easy one click installs for WordPress.
Where do I install WordPress?
If you have signed up to one of these, then this tutorial is over for you. Just follow the instructions on your hosts website and create a blog within minutes.
How to install WordPress
Like the hosts above, most big and reputable hosting sites will offer a one click solution to downloading.
The first thing you need to do is Create an account with your preferred host. From here you will be able to log in to your host with the details you have chosen.
On your website host you will now want to create a new website. Search for the tab and follow the instructions. The most likely one will be to enter the name of your website and give it a site tagline.
After this you may be asked to select the domain name you want. You can either enter your own you already on, or your host can provide you with one. These can vary in price and it may be worth the while to shop around for the best price for you.
Once you have completed this step, if you will be able to install WordPress through one of your dashboard menus or if they support it, your host will install it automatically if you choose to allow it.
After a couple minutes, the installation should be complete and you will have a success message come up. Once this has happened, you will be allowed to enter your WordPress.org account details.
Congratulations, you’re now able to create your website or blog.
Setting up and installing WordPress is one of the very first steps to creating a blog or website. I highly recommend you use an automatic installer host of WordPress. Its important that everything is installed correctly and using one of these minimises the risk of anything bad happening.
After all that, I hope that this post has helped you. If you have any questions, please let me know in the comments below.