How to Install WordPress

Here is our quick guide to installing WordPress. Firstly, you have chosen wisely and are joining a community of millions building a stronger, more flexibility content management system. WordPress is our recommended choice for blogs and websites.

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Don’t wait any longer! Let’s get installing WordPress.

Put things on hold for the next 15 minutes and follow our guide to installing WordPress. You will be up and running with your own website or blog in no time.

Domain Name and Web Hosting

This is the fun bit. What do you want your website to be called?

Our is, obviously, dougyhunt.uk. This is a generic name which if I had the chance to go back and change I probably would, it’s a long and boring story, but the name ENM now work for us. I suggest brainstorming plenty of ideas for the name of your site – come up with something catchy, not too obvious, not too wordy and not too cliche. Next, head over to Tsohost and check to see if your domain name is available by entering it in the box that looks like this:

Register Domain Names

Once you’ve decided your name and you’ll also need web hosting. Web hosting is just like renting some space on the internet to put your website/blog. Tsohost has great rates, has great service and Tsohost gives you a free domain if you host with them through their Professional Cloud Hosting package.

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Professional Web Hosting

Installing WordPress

Once you have got your domain and hosting sorted with Tsohost you need to install WordPress.

WordPress is a blogging software. It’s the software that we use for dougyhunt.uk. It’s also the software used by more websites that any other on the internet today. The best part of all is that it’s super easy to use and it’s also super easy to install on your website.

Here’s how: Login to Tsohost and click add a new website.

Add New Website

Now enter in your domain.

Add Website

Now select Linux.

Select Linux

Let’s go and install WordPress, click Install Applications.

Install Applications

Last but not least, click Install.

Install WordPress

Once you get the “Installation Complete” you’ll want to make note of the Login URL, Username, and Password to avoid lost password annoyance and frustration later. You can change these to something more personal and memorable later, but you’ll need them for your first time logging in.

Now login, just enter your username and password.

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Looking the Part

You now officially have your website/blog! Great job. You are literally minutes away from jumping in and becoming a fully fledged website owner, but first, we need to make the blog look the part.

It’s time to pick your WordPress theme. WordPress has lots of free WordPress themes to pick from. You can scan through the options here. If you’re looking for a premium theme (which we recommend) then check out these options: