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uploading wordpress to bluehost--help!! (6 posts)

  1. budgetdiva
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I have completed the setup steps of wordpress, but I am stuck at the point where I am suppose to upload the files to my root web directory. I am using blue host. I uploaded the files. I can see the wordpress folder in my file manager, but I cannot get the whole install thing. Is my files in the right place. Please help...I don't know what i'm doing!

  2. wordimpressed
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I run WordPress 2.0 on Bluehost. I did the following:

    1) Download WordPress from the mother site.
    2) Create a database using MySQL (db name, user, password)
    3) Edit the sample install script, save as config.
    4) Upload the whole shabang to my domain.
    5) Run the php install as outlined in the README file.
    6) Answer some questions and login.
    7) Start blogging with WP.

    Ed

  3. Mark (podz)
    Support Maven
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Use a real ftp client:
    http://filezilla.sourceforge.net/

    Put the files just inside 'public_html' if you want people to see your blog at http://www.example.com
    or
    if you want them to see your blog at http://www.example.com/blog then make a directory called 'blog' and put it all in there.

    Once you have uploaded, Bluehost use cpanel:
    http://www.tamba2.org.uk/wordpress/cpanel/

  4. budgetdiva
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    when i use the ftp to upload where should i be putting it. I don't see a folder labeled my domain. does it automatically go there? sorry if i'm sounding stupid.

  5. moshu
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Your domain probably means the folder "public_html" (as Podz stated above) or "www" or "htdocs" - depending on the server setup.

  6. wordimpressed
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    On Bluehost yourdomain.com points to public_html/. This information should have been provided by Bluehost when you signed-up. As previously mentioned, find a decent ftp application and you should be all set.

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