It’s a bit ironic that I would have to explain just how to setup WordPress for somebody that wants to produce tech-related content, but I’ve promised to steer you from the floor up so let’s begin. WordPress is really a blogging platform that just happens to be our favorite. Some individuals will argue that WordPress is really a Content Management System (CMS), but I’ll refrain from entering that argument and just say so it is a great tool that enables me to publish content on the web quickly and efficiently. Once you’ve registered your domain and chosen your web host the next step is creating WordPress. Hopefully you’ve taken my advice and signed up with Bluehost, but also for the purpose of this tutorial, I will assume you took a different route.
If your hosting company doesn’t provide a WordPress automatic installation you will need to start by verifying you have FTP access. Personally I work with a free software program called Filezilla to manage my FTP accounts, but feel free to use CuteFTP, SmartFTP, Fetch or any FTP software you are comfortable using. Given that you have FTP software installed and you have verified that you can hook up to your web server utilizing the login credentials given by your web host it’s time to download WordPress here. The default download of WordPress would have been a zip file that you will need to extract just before transferring to your webspace via FTP. While connected using your FTP software you will need to decide where you wish to install WordPress, but by default it should be within the http docs or public_html folder. If you intend on building a traditional website and simply desire to incorporate your Tech Blog as one aspect of the site you then will need to create a new folder inside the http docs or public_html folder. It is now time to transfer the files you extracted from the WordPress.zip download.
At this time things may get only a little tricky for the novice, but I have trust in you so pay close attention and we’ll enable you to get through another step mohd Faraz by reviewsgems. In the control panel on your web host would have been a url to MySQL Databases. WordPress is created on a SQL database – every post, title, comment, category and tag is stored into a record in this database and that text is dynamically called upon via php code to render the blog (don’t worry if that didn’t make much sense, sometimes I get carried away). So so you are within the MySQL section of one’s control panel on your web host – now it’s time to make a database. You will need to remember the name of the database, the username and the password. This information is going to be necessary in the next thing of the process.
It’s time to jump back again to your FTP client and edit the wp-config-sample.php file. The first faltering step is going to be renaming the file by right-clicking /rename, followed by right clicking and choosing edit. This will open a text editor (notepad is our favorite) and allow you to change the fields. If you’re confused about the fields, WordPress.org has put together this handy guide here. The last step in creating WordPress for the tech blog is just going to the install page which is something like – make sure you replace “yourblogname” with the domain name you registered. If you decided to set up WordPress in another location like I stated earlier it would be – the “folder” is the directory name you transferred the files to.
For more information on installing WordPress I will suggest heading on over for their handy 5 minute guide. If you realized that this whole process is a little more involved than you expected I will suggest you reconsider my suggestion on using Bluehost. One-click WordPress installs and upgrades are a blessing.