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Cannot install WordPress to website (6 posts)

  1. Andaly
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi everyone!

    My name is Chris and I am "voluntold" to complete the holy quest of making a website, "It will be fun!" they said... "It's easy!" they said... The thing is though, I am new at this and within 48 hours I was ready to smash my monitor.

    Here is the problem: I cannot get WordPress onto my website. It is still wordpress.com, I would like wordpress.org. (did that make any sense?)

    So here is a brief summary of my failures to help you understand what happened:(And please do excuse my ignorance of technical terms)

    -I watched this video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Jv47_VIBOQ, but instead of buying a domain name on a Hostgator as the video suggested, I bought it on wordpress.com.
    -I am making a website for a real estate company(a small local one), and I hate how I can't use plugins and custom themes.
    -So I decided to do what the video suggested and purchased a domain on Hostgator using the same domain name. I then tried Quickinstall to install WordPress, but that did not work. Then I tried Fantastico, but that didn't work either. (by not work, I mean that when I went to my website: andalyrealty.com, there was still no "plugins" option, nor any other changes)

    So here I am, not knowing what to do, a Nokia phone tied to the end of a stick in one hand wanting to use it to smash my monitor but thinking better of it. Help would be greatly appreciated and rewarded with cookies.

    Thanks!

    -Chris

  2. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    It looks like the nameservers for that domain name are still set to WordPress.COM:

    http://www.whois.com/whois/andalyrealty.com

    You need to go to your account there and change the nameservers to point to HostGator - it can then take up to 72 hours to fully propagate.

  3. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

  4. Andaly
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thank you so much WPyogi!

    I just did what you suggested, and am now waiting for it to come into affect. So should I cancel the domain I bought from wordpress.com?

  5. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    You can't buy the same domain name in two places - so I'm a bit confused by what you said above:

    purchased a domain on Hostgator using the same domain name

    Can you clarify that?

  6. Andaly
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Oh, I meant I registered using an existing domain name.
    http://prntscr.com/x88xf - second option.

    Thanks!

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