Do-it-yourself

How to install WordPress

Time:

No longer than a few minutes!

Skills:

No technical skills needed. As easy as checking your mail.

The great thing about SiteGround is their amazing support team, so while installing WordPress is actually really simple, you can always just pop into the live-chat and ask them to install it for you!

How to install WordPress on your own

In case you would rather want to do it on your own, or if you have a different host, here’s a guide for you.

Please note that this guide is made for SiteGround. While some of these steps might differ depending on your host, the general outline of the guide should be the same, regardless of which host you have.

1. Log into your hosting control panel

Start by logging into your SiteGround User’s Area. It should look like this:

Once you’re logged in, click on the top menu button called “My Accounts” and click on “Go to cPanel”.

2. Install WordPress

Locate the “WordPress” icon under the section “Autoinstallers”, as shown below, then click on it.

On the next page, press the Install button at the top of your screen to specify that you want to perform a brand new WordPress installation.

Finally, enter the required fields for your site – title, description, administrative username and password, administrative e-mail etc. and click on the “Install” button.

That’s all there is to it. Your WordPress application will now be installed and ready to use within the next minute. You can then login and proceed with importing all your content.

3. Importing your content

WordPress includes an import tool designed specifically for importing content from another WordPress blog.

  • In your WordPress site, select Tools > Import on the left nav of the admin screen.
  • Under “WordPress,” if you haven’t already installed the importer, click “Install Now.”
  • Click the “Run Importer” link.
  • Click “Choose File” and navigate to the WXR file exported from your source.
  • Click “Upload file and import.”

You will first be asked to map the authors in this export file to users on the blog. For each author, you may choose to map to an existing user on the blog or to create a new user. WordPress will then import each of the posts, comments and categories contained in the uploaded file into your blog. In addition, you should import attachments by checking the “Download and import file attachments” option.

Congratulations! You’re now fully self-hosted!

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