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How do I install WordPress? (31 posts)

  1. AZ888
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hey
    I am learning how to use WordPress. But when I download the zip file it comes up with all these files. Which one do I need to install/how do I install and do I need any other do.
    Thanks :)

  2. ClaytonJames
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    WordPress is a web app, not an executable. You will want to spend some time reading the getting started documentation.


    Getting Started with WordPress


    Requirements

  3. AZ888
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    But why can I download it?

  4. Harsh Agrawal
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    @Az888
    Most of webhosting now comes with Fantastico so it will make your work easy to install wordpress.
    Just search on Internet and you will find ample amount of resource to Install WordPress.
    here are few which I have found:
    Installing WordPress on Dreamhost
    Installing wordpress on Hostgator
    Installing WordPress on Bluehost

  5. AZ888
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Thanks guys!Is this a Windows app?

  6. AZ888
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Is there a way I can get a free host?

  7. Is this a Windows app?

    No, WordPress is a server-based blogging platform.

    Is there a way I can get a free host?

    You can, but most of them are so feature-limited that they can barely run WordPress, if at all. Why not start with a free blog at http://wordpress.com ?

  8. AZ888
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    You can, but most of them are so feature-limited that they can barely run WordPress, if at all. Why not start with a free blog at http://wordpress.com ?

    Does wordpress.com have the same features as the server downlaod?

  9. Does wordpress.com have the same features as the server downlaod?

    No, most notably you won't be able to install plugins, however most popular plugin-based features have been integrate into wordpress.com. The rest of the differences are detailed here:

    http://en.support.wordpress.com/com-vs-org/

    Most free hosting providers limit available memory to the extent that you'd be lucky to run two plugins, and their PHP is often so crippled that thousands of available plugins won't even function.

    Basically, if you really want to do it, then you need to do it right. A Small Orange offers a hosting package that's only $25/year and most of WordPress' hosting partners are only a few dollars per month.

  10. AZ888
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

  11. Chris_K
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    As ClaytonJames linked earlier in this thread, do they meet the Minimum Requirements?

  12. Matt Hancock
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Did a quick scour through those websites and came to the following conclusions.

    http://www.webs.com/ - no
    http://www.wix.com/ - no
    http://www.000webhost.com/ - the free account says it's using a 'Custom Panel' (which could mean anything), but the 'View All Features' page say it uses CPanel. In that case, it does support WordPress via Fantastico
    http://www.jimdo.com/ - no
    http://www.weebly.com/ - no
    http://www.sites.google.com/ - no

  13. AZ888
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    So I am going to expriment with 000 Webhost
    How do i intall WordPress on that?

  14. AZ888
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    My new blog is AZ Blog but I think I could do better with the download!

  15. AZ888
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I would still would like to us the WordPress download. I know it is a server version but can I us it on Windows?
    Thanks

  16. I would still would like to us the WordPress download. I know it is a server version but can I us it on Windows?

    Yes, you could install a server environment on your computer and then use WordPress locally. Follow this guide:

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Installing_WordPress#Installing_WordPress_on_your_own_Computer

  17. AZ888
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I am struggling with the SQL connection part!

  18. With the server installation, or are you trying the local installation?

  19. appliancehelponline
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I am also interested in word press. Not sure if it is compatible with yahoo servers. I have read the FAQ this seems a bit complicated for a novice. Can i experiment with this before hosting it. Is this beyond a novice users experience. Are there any video tutorials to help me with learning from scratch. Thanks

    http://www.appliancehelponline.com

  20. ClaytonJames
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    @appliancehelponline

    The application itself is very easy to install and use. Especially if you already have a web site and are familiar with a web hosts control panel and an ftp client.

    1) select a host that supports WordPress. If in doubt, you should contact them and ask specifics.

    2) follow the installation instructions, or install from the services in your hosting package, if offered.( A lot of that information is already covered in this thread. See above. )

    Pretty easy stuff. It's a little like reading from a cookbook.

    Can i experiment with this before hosting it. Is this beyond a novice users experience.

    Sure you can. If you are talking about building your own server, or installing a pre-configured server package on a desktop computer, and you have no idea what it involves, then yes. It's going to be time consuming and a learning experience. But everyone starts somewhere. It just depends on your level of interest. But that's actually more of a "computer knowledge" issue than that of a WordPress issue. WordPress is ready to go right out of the box. You just need to put it in a server environment that meets the minimum requirements.

    I recommend you start by zipping to the top of this thread and re-reading all of the great information and following the links everyone has posted that already seem like they might address some of your questions.

    Then you could take a look at the pre-configured development solutions that will allow you to try WordPress at home if you want to tackle that - WAMP, MAMP, XAMPP, etc... depending on your platform. There is a link four comments up, to an article on "installing wordpress on your own computer" that might contain additional options and information as well.

    Or, you could test drive it by getting a free blog on wordpress.com. There are some limitations in the free version hosted at wordpress.com, but it's good exposure to WordPress for almost zero effort.

    Here is a great jumping off point in your search for information about installing and using WordPress.

    Docs > Main Page

  21. AZ888
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    @macmanx
    Sever and Local Host. But I would like to use local host!

  22. I am struggling with the SQL connection part!

    You'll get your MySQL connection details when you create the MySQL database both with your hosting provider and/or in a local server environment. Just follow the guides.

  23. AZ888
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I now use bythost13.com

  24. AZ888
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    . But I need help to install on that :(

  25. AZ888
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Can wordpress.com host my wordpress downlaod?

  26. I now use bythost13.com. But I need help to install on that :(

    Each host is different, we can't give you step-by-step instructions for every one. Just follow the guide:

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Installing_WordPress

    Can wordpress.com host my wordpress downlaod?

    No, but you can sign up for a free blog there.

  27. con5254
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I am trying to run WordPress on Laughing Squid. This is what I see:

    Your website is ready.
    This site has been successfully created and is ready for content to be added. Replace this default page with your own index page.

    I don't know where to find this index page.

    Thanks!

  28. ClaytonJames
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

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