Lesson 2 Hints & Tips

Install WordPress On Your Domain

Lesson 2 is all about installing WordPress on your domain, but if you’ve followed the advice in Lesson 1 then you won’t have to do that because SiteGround will already have done it for you. But if you’re coming from another host then you may have to do it yourself. That is what Lesson 2 is all about.

As described in my book, the easiest way to do this is via the host’s cPanel, a conglomeration of scripts and functions that can look pretty overwhelming to a newcomer but that most of us can mostly ignore. All you have to do is find the icon with the WordPress ‘W’ on it and click it from there.

But what about the advice that some manuals give that instructs you to download the WordPress software from and install it on your own computer? Or to download it and then upload it to your hosting account? Well, that is now out of date. In the olden days we seasoned webmasters had to do just that because most web hosts didn’t provide a way of doing it automatically. But thankfully time has moved on!

Now that WordPress has become so popular the hosting companies have cottoned on and they have installed a variety of scripts that will do it for you. They want your business and they want to make life easier for you. That’s the positive news. The negative bit is that their installation script may have added some pages and/or ads to the process. You can ignore all of this and delete the junk when you come to Lesson 4.

And once it’s done that’s it. You’ll never have to do it again.

Lesson 1 Hints & Tips

Register Your Domain And Sign Up For Web Hosting

I’ve been told that Lesson 1 is the most difficult one in the book because that’s where you get started. You can’t really progress to Lesson 2 until you have truly completed Lesson 1 – and that’s the problem.

The reason that most people don’t build their own websites is that the technical barriers are too great for them. They don’t understand the technology and they are afraid of even trying to master it. So they do nothing and they turn their backs.

Now, if you are a reader of my book WordPress To Go then you have already taken a first tiny step. A lot of people are too scared to even buy a book about creating a website. But not you – you have the motivation to start your journey and create the website you want and need.

Lesson 1 is where you begin to take action to register a domain and sign up to web hosting. And that can seem like a big step if this is the first time that you have ever done it. But it’s not that tough, I promise you. All you have to do is take that first initiative.

Follow along Lesson 1, step by step, as I walk you through it, do what I tell you and you’ll easily get there. Allow me to be your mentor and you will be a practicing webmaster in no time at all!