Install WordPress On Your Domain
Well, by now you should have achieved steps 1-3 and purchased your blogs domain name and hosting at Bluehost or Namecheap. You should have also received an email from them with your Cpanel access details. You need to access Cpanel to install WordPress, so keep that email handy as you will need the details inside the email to log in.
Logging into Cpanel
Now its time to retrieve that Cpanel email and by using the information that Bluehost or Namecheap gave you within the email, log into your Cpanel. To log in successfully you will need your Cpanel URL. This URL will be in the email, along with a user name and password to gain access.
Click on the Cpanel URL in the email to open your web browser. Then, you can easily just cut and paste the username and password in there from the email as well. The Cpanel admin panel will look something like the image below.
Once you have successfully logged into your Cpanel you will be taken to the home page or management console. There are lots of useful tools in there, so have a look around and familiarize yourself with the console as you may want to go in there later on to set up emails, check your data usage, SSL certificates and so on.
Now for the fun stuff! Lets get to installing WordPress on your domain and get you up and running in the shortest possible time.
So, you should still be logged into Cpanel and on the home page before looking at the WordPress Installation procedures that will be provided in the links below.
Please remember when you are doing the installation of WordPress to write down the username and password. You will need these to log into your WordPress admin panel when you are done installing WordPress.
Logging Into Your Blogs Admin Panel
Now you have installed WordPress in Cpanel, you can log into the back end of your blog by typing your domain name such as: yourdomainname.com/wp-admin into the address bar at the top of your web browser and hit enter. Put in your username and password that you have from the WordPress installation earlier and this will get you into your blog where you can look around and start getting creative with your themes, pages, posts, images, articles etc.
The Back End Of WordPress
Once you have successfully logged into the back end of WordPress you can navigate the main menu on the left hand side, where you can create your first blog posts and pages, configure your blogs settings and play around with themes and plugins etc.
It will all seem quite foreign at first, but WordPress has done a great job at making it as easy as possible for you to navigate your way around the back end. Just check it out at your leisure and I’m sure you will find it rather fascinating in there.
Now it’s time to give yourself a pat on the back for your achievements thus far. You have actually created your very first blog. Well done!
The advanced ins and outs of WordPress are just to numerous to list here, but we did find an interesting blog on “Learning WordPress In A Week”. So, if you can’t find what your looking for in the back end or you simply need some further instructions, click on the link below if you need to and check it out. It’s free and after week one you should be able to navigate WordPress with confidence and ease.
OK, so by now you should have chosen your niche, purchased your domain name and hosting, and found success! You should have a fully functional WordPress Blog. Again, Blogging for Beginners sends you congratulations!
Now that you have mastered the first 4 steps in the Blogging For Beginners guide, you can safely navigate to Step 5 – How To Write a Blog.