If your host has a 1-click install, log into the cpanel (control panel) area. Your host should have given you a link in your welcome email along with a username and password to log in. If you already have your domain name pointed at the web host, your control panel area url will be http://domainname.com/cpanel
Look for Fantastico in your control panel. Click the button to open Fantastico and select WordPress as the installation. Select which domain you want WordPress installed on and leave the directory blank to install your blog at the root (meaning just your domainname.com will show WordPress).
Pick a different username for your WordPress use than admin. Admin used to be the default and can easily be hacked into and your site could be messed up. Choose a good password too — try using numbers for vowels in words that are special to you. For example, l1s8 is a good start with the number 1 replacing letter i’s and the number 8 replacing a’s.
WordPress Easy Install
Believe it or not, WordPress.org has some wonderful documentation in the Codex. The instructions for an easy install are here. If you want to try your hand at doing a manual installation, read through the instructions here carefully. I’ll be going over the parts of WordPress over the next few days that may help some of the instructions make sense if you want to wait 🙂
Leave me a comment here or send me an email if you have questions about the installation.
Check out today’s posts at A Woman Inspired Conference. All of the bloggers who are participating are linked there and you can jump to their blog and back. Or go directly to their blog to catch up on days past: