This is how you get to install files to your website without learning how to code. I hope you found previous lessons informative and now you have a better understanding of how easy it can be to design any kind of website.
In this lesson, you will learn how to install files and how to access the backend/ admin area of your website so that you can begin customizing your new website. Don’t worry you will soon know the meaning of backend or admin area terms if you stick with me longer.
I will start by introducing you to a powerful Content Management System (CMS) that has helped millions of newbies design great looking websites without having to learn how to code. Basically, CMS is a computer software used to manage the creation and modification of digital content. The number 1 CMS on the internet is called WordPress. It is said that approximately 455,000,000 websites are using WordPress right now. I think you are beginning to understand why wordpress is the way to go when it concerns website designing.
Install WordPress to your website
I won’t talk much about WordPress here so that we remain in focus, but if you want to know more about WordPress, I have some guide about it here.
Before WordPress entered the scene it took a lot of work and coding to build a Website, one page at a time, but now you can literally have your website up, fully functional, and looking good in just a couple of hours.
I’m assuming for the sake of this course you already learn how to register hosting account. . If you don’t, don’t worry, here is the link. it won’t take you long to get to understand that.
Let’s get started by installing WordPress
Okay, the first step to installing WordPress is to log into your web hosting account control panel. To find that you simply go to “www.your-domain-name.com/cpanel” and enter the username and password that you received when you signed up for your hosting account.
Once you in your Cpanel, scrole down and click on Áuto Installer, see teh image below.
The Icon is indicated with arrows, that is if you are hosting your website with Hostinger. But other hosting Cpanel looks the same, only the installer may be in different locations with different names and different icons. But if you can install WordPress from any Cpanel, that means you can do it from any hosting.
When you click on the Auto installer, Then, under the blogs menu click on the word “WordPress” as indicated in the image below.
All the apps you see in the above image can be installed on your website but each of them has its purpose. But for now, we’re going to select WordPress. The one that is indicated with red arrows. This will take you to a page asking for you to input a few details. See the form below.
It will ask you:
– What domain do want to install WordPress on? If you happen to have multiple domains hosted on the same account you will see them all listed there. Simply click on the drop-down menu and choose the domain you are working with.
– What login (Admin access data) information do you want to use?
This is the information that you will use to log into your WordPress dashboard. It is a good idea to make it different from your Cpanel login information.
– What Admin nickname do you want to use for your website?
This is the name that will appear on all your posts. You can choose to use your own name as the author or you can use a nickname, such as; admin, support staff, CEO etc.
– What is your email address?
This is the e-mail address where you receive all your notifications from
your WordPress blog. It is important to use one that you check regularly.
Don’t worry it won’t be posted on your website for everyone to see.
– Your website name.
This is simply the name of your website. For instance; infropreneur princess. This will be displayed in the header of your new blog.
– Description of your website.
This is just a brief description or tagline that describes what people will find on your website. It will be displayed under your website name. Now that you have finished importing all of the basic information all you have to do is click “install WordPress” and this will finish the installation. WordPress will email you a copy of your installation details. Make sure you keep this in a safe place along with all of your login information just in case needed in the future.
After the installations, what next?
After you’re done installing WordPress to your website, you need to know how to access your WordPress dashboard.
Well done, you have WordPress completely installed on your website, now it’s time to login to your dashboard and begin customizing your website.If you installed WordPress on your main directory you will simply go to:www.yourdomain.com/wp-admin. There you will enter your admin user name and password that you created to log into your dashboard.
If you installed it in a different directory you will go to:
Now you can begin customizing your new website.
Everything you need to know about changing the look and feel of yoursite is found inside your WordPress admin area. You will also be able to post your content, change your themes, and add in Plugins to make your website more functional.
That’s it for today’s lesson. In your next lesson, we will be talking about changing your WordPress theme and adding in your Plugins, so that you can look good and work great!
But if i miss some of the lessons in this course, here are the links
Again, I appreciate your joining me for this short course. If you have any questions or need any assistance please feel free to contact me at any time. I will be glad to help!
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