It is a bit ironic that I will have to explain 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 my personal favorite. Many people will argue that WordPress is really a Content Management System (CMS), but I’ll keep from entering that argument and just say that it is a great tool which allows me to publish content online quickly and efficiently. Once you’ve registered your domain and chosen your online host your next step is creating WordPress. Hopefully you’ve taken my advice and signed up with Bluehost, but for the objective of this tutorial, I will assume you took a different route.
If your hosting company does not give you a WordPress automatic installation you will need to start with verifying you’ve FTP access. Personally I use a free piece of software called Filezilla to manage my FTP accounts, but feel free to use CuteFTP, SmartFTP, Fetch or any FTP software you’re comfortable using. Given that you’ve FTP software installed and you’ve verified that you have the ability to hook up to your online server using the login credentials distributed by your online host it’s time for you to download WordPress here reviewsgems tech Blog. The default download of WordPress would have been a zip file that you will need to extract prior to transferring to your webspace via FTP. While connected using your FTP software you will need to decide where you want to install WordPress, but by default it must be within the http docs or public_html folder. If you plan on creating a traditional website and simply desire to incorporate your Tech Blog as one aspect of the website you then will need to produce a new folder inside the http docs or public_html folder. It’s now time for you to transfer the files you extracted from the WordPress.zip download.
Now things could easily 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 the following step. Inside the control panel on your online host would have been a url to MySQL Databases. WordPress is built on a SQL database – every post, title, comment, category and tag is stored right 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 online host – now it’s time to make a database. You will need to remember the name of the database, the username and the password. These records will undoubtedly be necessary in the next phase of the process.
It’s time for you to jump back once again to your FTP client and edit the wp-config-sample.php file. The first step will undoubtedly be renaming the file by right-clicking /rename, followed by right clicking and choosing edit. This should open a text editor (notepad is my personal favorite) and permit you to change the fields. If you are confused about some of the fields, WordPress.org has put together this handy guide here. The past step in creating WordPress for your tech blog is just going to the install page that will be something like – make sure to replace “yourblogname” with the domain name you registered. If you decided to set up WordPress in another location like I stated earlier it could be – the “folder” would be the directory name you transferred the files to.
For more details on installing WordPress I recommend heading on over with their handy 5 minute guide. If you realized that whole process is much more involved than you expected I recommend you reconsider my suggestion on using Bluehost. One-click WordPress installs and upgrades are a blessing.Read More