How to create a Blog with WordPress

Creating a blog is very similar to creating a website. There are a dozens of software which you can use to help you to create a blog. Among the most popular and versatile of these is WordPress. It is an easy to use, fast and flexible blog software and content management system. WordPress is highly versatile. You can use it to easily create a simple family blog, a professional blog, a company’s corporate website, or even a news syndication website with ease.

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How to Create a Blog – The Easy Way

Now, just because a blog requires a database and server-side scripting, it doesn’t mean you need to learn all these geeky technologies. You can create a blog easily and quickly by using a hosting plan which comes with a WordPress installer for FREE! The feature you want to look for is the Fantastico software in the cPanel control panel.

Using Fantastico, you can install WordPress with just a few clicks! If your web host does not support Fantastico, you can either install WordPress manually or switch to a new web hosting provider. I would strongly recommend HostGator.

How to install WordPress using Fantastico?

Trust me, it is easier than you think. Simply follow the step-by-step guide below in order to install WordPress on your hosting account.

1. Login to your cPanel control panel and click on the Fantastico De Luxe icon.

Fantastico De Luxe

2. Locate Fantastico in the list of software. Click on it.

Fantastico

3. Click on “New installation”, as this should have been your first time installing WordPress.

You will see a form requesting for some info for your new blog. You need to decide location of your blog – if you would like to have it as your website’s main page, leave the directory field blank, otherwise fill in the appropriate folder name. After that, enter the other necessary information and then click on the “Install WordPress” button to proceed.

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4. Before you proceed further, take a moment to note down the information presented at this step. Particularly, note what’s the URL to access your new blog! Click on “Finish installation”.

Install WordPress

5. Again, here you are presented with the installation status. Read carefully. You can enter your email address and have those important details emailed to you – just in case.

Installing WordPress

You want more? Sorry mate, no more, that’s it. You have just successfully installed WordPress on your new web hosting account. It is so easy and fast to create a new blog, even a non-IT person can do it in minutes!

Tips: Just make sure your account has Fantastico. Alternatively, you can also install WordPress using QuickInstall, a HostGator in-house installer script.

Editor’s Notes

Remember to check out HostGator. Read HostGator review to learn more about this popular web hosting company.

On a web host which supports cPanel and Fantastico, you can quickly and easily install not only WordPress, but many other software with just a few mouse clicks. Among others, these software are b2evolution, Noahs Classifieds, Drupal, Joomla 1.5, PHP-Nuke, phpWebSite, phpBB forum, SMF forum, CubeCart, OS Commerce, Zen Cart, 4Images Gallery, Templates Express, Moodle, and many more.