All videos in this series
- Introduction – How to Make a Blog (no code)
- Registering your domain name
- Getting web site hosting
- How to set your nameservers
- Preparing files for upload to your web server
- How to upload files to your server using FTP
- How to create and prepare the database
- How to install WordPress on your web server
- An Overview of WordPress
- How to create posts in WordPress
- How to create pages in WordPress
- Beautifying posts in WordPress
- Working with menus & navigation
- How to embed Youtube video into WordPress
- How to add a contact/lead forms to WordPress
- Improve the Look and Feel of your WordPress Site
Now that you have your database installed and your database user created with secure permissions, you are ready to install WordPress on your web server. WordPress is usually a pretty simple install, and even though you can do a one click install through most web site hosts, I would advise against it.
It is also good practice to become familiar with how your WordPress site was installed. Create you own salted keys and also choose your own secure database names and user access credentials. Some hosts do not install the latest versions of WordPress either, in which case you will be left to ensure that you apply those updates. Most modern WordPress versions are set to auto-update your WordPress installation by default.
FOR THOSE WHO HAVE CPANEL
Alternatively, if you have purchased InMotion hosting or any host that uses CPanel, this video below, will explain the same steps above in the context of a CPanel hosting environment.