HowtoinstallWordpress

This is Step 2 in the 3 Steps to your own Photography Website series.

Once you have selected a domain name and signed up for a hosting account, it’s time to install WordPress to get your site up and running.  Log in to BlueHost using the account you have just created for yourself.  About half way down the page is a section called Mojo Marketplace.  Click on One-Click Installs from this section.

Mojo Marketplace

Mojo Marketplace

 

Then choose WordPress from the options under the heading Blogs & Website Builders.

WordPress Install

WordPress Install

 

It will take you to a webpage like the one below, click Install.

Install WordPress

Install WordPress

 

Next you’ll have to select your domain from the drop-down list.  If you have only one, it should be selected for you already.  Don’t touch the box on the right that has the word ‘directory’ in it.  Now click Check Domain.

Installing WordPress

Installing WordPress

 

Here check the second box that says “I have read the terms and conditions of the GPLv2″ and click Install Now.

License Agreement

License Agreement

 

 

At the top of the window you will see a progress box as WordPress is installed for you.

progress

 

 

You will get a completion notice at the top of your window when the install is done.

complete

 

When you click on View Credentials take note of the Username, Password and Login URL (it is usually your blog’s domain followed by /wp-admin).  Keep this information on hand  because this is how you login to your website to add your information.

Your website has been created!  At this point you can even go to www.yourdomain.com and check it out. There won’t be any information there yet, but you can still go there!  How cool are you!

The next step is to choose your theme and write your first post!