WordPress is a blogging software. But WordPress is also being used as a CMS by some people. I am now using WordPress for a Content Management System. It was a little hard to figure out at first. But there are so many plugins out there that you can get it up and running in no time as a CMS. It is also a very nice program to use for blogging. If you are looking to create a site where you only want to blog on it, then I highly recommend you use WordPress. WordPress can be installed quickly through your C-Panel. Follow the steps below to install it.
Step 1 – Login to your Control Panel that you want to install WordPress on.
Step 2 – Click on the Fantastico Link.
Step 3 – On the left hand side under Blogs click on WordPress.
Step 4 – On the right hand side of the page there will be a brief description about WordPress. Then below that you will see New Installation. Click on that link to begin the installation.
Step 5 – The next page is where you will fill in the important details for WordPress. I will walk you through each field.
Install on Domain
Install in Directory – If you wish to install WordPress in the Root Directory then you leave this field blank. If you want to put it in its own directory then you need to enter the name of the new directory. You can name this anything you wish but be sure that the directory doesn’t already exist.
Admin Access Data
– Drop down the box and select the domain that you want to install WordPress on.
Administrator-Username – Enter the Username that you want to use to access the Admin Panel.
Password – Enter the password that you want to use to access the Admin Panel.
Admin Nickname – This is the name that will be displayed when you post a blog.
Admin Email – Type your email address in this field.
Site Name – This is the Name that will Display at the top of your web page.
Description – This is where you type in a short description about your site.
E-mail Account Configuration
In this section you will set up an email account so that you can send and receive email through WordPress.
E-mail Account Username – Create and enter a username.
E-mail Account Password – Enter a password.
The other two fields should already be filled in. If they aren’t then type in the following:
POP/SMTP server – Your domain name goes in this field.
POP/SMTP server port – type in 110
Step 6 – Now click on the Install WordPress button.
Step 7 – The next page will tell you that you have chose to install WordPress on a certain domain in a certain directory. Click on the Finish Installation button.
Now you have successfully installed WordPress. The last page will give you your username and password to access the admin area. It will also give you the URL to access your admin panel. Print this page out or bookmark it.