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Blogging for Beginners: How To Install WordPress

Wordpress LogoSeveral days ago, I was asked to put together a video series for beginning bloggers. I’d had plans to do just that fairly soon for you, my readers, but given the request, I decided to jump on it now rather than wait.  I hope you find value in the results.

This video assumes that you have your domain name and host account ready to go and steps you through the process of installing WordPress on your blog.  (If you haven’t yet purchased your domain name, you can check out GoDaddy or NameCheap.  There are many hosting sites as well. If you need a lead for a hosting site, I would recommend checking out iPower or HostGator).

Although I do step you through the process of editing the wp-config.php file in this video, I have read that you can skip that step, and run the installation script without editing the file.  I have not tested that process myself so cannot comment on how well it works.  If you do use this alternate approach, let me know if that works well or perhaps even better for you.

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Please leave me a comment and let me know how this works for you.

I’d love to hear your feedback.

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15 Responses to Blogging for Beginners: How To Install WordPress

  1. Chris Bernardo June 8, 2010 at 3:13 pm #


    Great Video on How to set up and uploading a blog to server, My Favorite that i recommend to customers and partners is HostMonster, They give you a free domain and hosting very Cheap and Good Service!
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  2. Linnea June 8, 2010 at 3:25 pm #

    Hey Chris,

    Thanks! and thanks for the great tip! I’ll add them to my list. That business is so competitive these days, they pretty much have to provide good service if they want to stay in business. I for one, certainly do appreciate that!
    I’m glad you stopped by.

    ~ Linnea

  3. Rebecca Johnson June 9, 2010 at 11:25 am #

    Thank you!! I have several friends that I have been trying to help with creating their own blogs. I didn’t do mine all by myself so I was trying to figure out how to help them do it. This will be perfect!!
    Rebecca Johnson recently posted..Tapping for OverwhelmMy Profile

  4. Rachel Hall June 9, 2010 at 1:03 pm #

    Well done Linnea, great introduction to WordPress. I use GoDaddy and HostGator but always good to find out which others work well as well.

  5. Linnea June 9, 2010 at 1:36 pm #

    Hi Rebecca,

    I’m glad it is helpful for your friends.
    I have several others in the works that might also be of help to them.
    Thanks for stopping by and have a great rest of the day!


  6. Linnea June 9, 2010 at 1:37 pm #

    Hi Rebecca,

    You are most welcome! I’m so glad that this is helpful for your friends.
    I have several others in the words that may also be helpful for them.
    Thanks for stopping by and hope the rest of your day is great!

  7. Linnea June 9, 2010 at 1:40 pm #

    Hi Rachel,

    Thank you so much. I’ve actually used both have been happy as well.
    Thanks for stopping by.

  8. Linda June 23, 2010 at 1:42 am #

    Hi Linnea,
    exellent work! Very clear information on a difficult subject. I remember my sweaty hands and frustration the first time I manually set up my wordpress blog.

    I am hosting all my blogs at GoDaddy now and the installation is now a one click automated process. That is amazing! Godaddy is not the only hosting company that offers this automated set-up, more and more providers are adding this service. So for anyone looking for a hosting company, check if they have ‘C-panel’, which allows you to set it up automaticaly.

    Have a great day!
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  9. Linnea June 23, 2010 at 8:44 am #

    Hi Linda,

    Thanks so much for stopping by. Great to know that GoDaddy is providing an auto installer for WordPress. Auto installers are actually add-ons to c-panel so not necessarily available by everyone providing c-panel. Hosting companies would actually have to add those services for their customers. That industry is so competitive these days that it only makes sense for more of them to provide auto installers. I’m glad you found one and shared it with us.

    You have a great day too!

  10. Christine Casey June 30, 2010 at 8:18 am #

    Hi Linnea,

    Great video! I’m excited that you’re doing this blogging for beginners step-by-step with each new post b/c I can refer people I know who ask me about blogging and how to get started here to your site :-)

    Christine Casey recently posted..What is the Driving Force in Your LifeMy Profile

  11. Linnea June 30, 2010 at 9:33 am #

    Hi Christine,

    Thanks! That was my intent – to provide a bit of guidance for those just starting out. Please feel free to let me know if you have any special requests from your readers. ~ Linnea

  12. Linnea July 1, 2010 at 9:05 am #

    Thanks for the sweet tweets!

  13. Mario Piso May 23, 2011 at 8:58 am #

    Great video, Linnea, great help, sure when you are a newbie on the market.
    Keep it up.
    Thanks …Mario…

  14. Linnea May 23, 2011 at 12:43 pm #

    Hi Mario,

    Thanks so much. I enjoyed the process as well so will be doing more, no doubt.
    Thanks for stopping by and for leaving a comment.


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