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[resolved] Using wordpress.org with 123Reg (24 posts)

  1. michellesley
    Member
    Posted 8 months ago #

    Please help!

    I am so very new to this and technically challenged so need some step by step help!

    background:

    1. I have purchased a domain name and hosting package with 123reg.co.uk
    2. I have installed wordpress onto my 123reg package - using the one click button under the default directory
    3. I have a wordpress.com account but realised now that I should have used wordpress.org as I want to use plugins, etc.
    4. The site is not "live" per say it only holds draft posts but I would still like to keep them.

    Please can someone give me some instructions to move forward in very basic english terms?

    Appreciate any and all help!

    Thanks
    michelle

  2. faisalwp
    Member
    Posted 8 months ago #

    What version of wordpress you have installed using one click frmo 123Reg? Hosting most often use most stable version of wordpress.

    Please brief your requirements in terms of wordpress usage so that you can get exact advises.

  3. michellesley
    Member
    Posted 8 months ago #

    Hi thanks for replying

    I have used Version V3.5.2 which is listed in my control panel under the heading CGI Scripts

    I would like to be able to use wordpress for a food blog, which will consist of recipes, photos etc. Ideally I would use a plugin to add those recipes to allow readers and followers ease of printing etc.

    Thanks

  4. faisalwp
    Member
    Posted 8 months ago #

    Hi,

    Current version of wordpress is 3.6.1. If you can see option to upgrade inside your admin panel, please upgrade your wordpress to the latest version.

    WordPress is ideal for blogging purposes and is being widely used all around the world.

    Follow this link for plugins: http://wordpress.org/plugins/tags/food

    You may search for plugins here of all types. You also need to select a proper theme for your blog to give a better look and feel. You may get free themes online by searching them on google.wo

    Thanks

  5. michellesley
    Member
    Posted 8 months ago #

    Ok thanks I will have a look for that upgrade option.

    Do I need to change the name servers or alter any files once its installed to ensure that it points to my domain?

    Thanks

  6. faisalwp
    Member
    Posted 8 months ago #

    hi michellesley,

    As you said you have purchased domain and hosting from 123Reg then you dont need to change name servers.

    By pointing to your domain if you can see wordpress installed, you don't need to change or alter any files.

    Thanks

  7. michellesley
    Member
    Posted 8 months ago #

    Thanks

    I cannot see any options for upgrading wordpress to the later version on reg123.

    This may sound like a very stupid question but how do I login to my wordpress.org page to modify it with themes etc? I was able to do that quite easily on wordpress.com

  8. faisalwp
    Member
    Posted 8 months ago #

    What is your domain where you have installed wordpress?

    You can login to your wordpress admin panel like this:

    http://yourdomain-name/wp-admin

    (replace yourdomain-name with whatever your domain name is)

    Then supply username and password that you set during wordpress installation.

    Thanks

  9. michellesley
    Member
    Posted 8 months ago #

    The domain is lostinfood.co.uk

    This could be part of the problem, when I installed wordpress it just brought up another screen and did not ask for any username and password. Has it possibly not installed correctly.

    If I go to lostinfood.co.uk/wp-login I get directed to my wordpress.com dashboard

  10. faisalwp
    Member
    Posted 8 months ago #

    I can see asking for username and password by going to lostinfood.co.uk/wp-admin

    If you can see dashboard it means you are already logged into your site's lostinfood.co.uk admin panel. Try to add some post and then check your home page. If the same is reflected there you are okie with installations and everything....and remember one thing...every success starts with a decision to try.. so please try and dont hesitate.

    Thanks

  11. michellesley
    Member
    Posted 8 months ago #

    Hi thanks

    I've logged out of everything to start a fresh browser. Now when I go to lostinfood.co.uk/wp-login I get an "page cant be found' error ( but the site looks like my wordpress.com site) but when I go to lostinfood.co.uk/wp-admin I am back to my wprdpress.com site -

    how can I disconnect the wordpress.com site?

    thanks for all the help....I am slowly getting there!

  12. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 8 months ago #

    When did you transfer your domain name from your wordpress.com site to your self-hosted site?

  13. faisalwp
    Member
    Posted 8 months ago #

    Try lostinfood.co.uk/wp-login.php not lostinfoodco.uk/wp-login

    Disconnect from wordpress.com? You have installed wordpress at your hosting/domain. You dont need to worry about anything else. You are already disconnected from that site if you have signed out of it.

    Just login to lostinfood.co.uk/wp-login.php

    And then you can see your dashboard and everything.

    Thanks.

  14. michellesley
    Member
    Posted 8 months ago #

    Thanks - I'm not sure if I am explaining myself correctly. I did as asked above and get the login but once that is done I am still taken to my dashboard that I was previously using with wordpress.com in the address.

    This dashboard does not give me a menu for adding a plugin.

    I have to say I have read alot of information on moving from .com to .org for wordpress and its baffling to me....so I think I may be way out of my depth.

  15. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 8 months ago #

    When did you transfer your domain name from your wordpress.com site to your self-hosted site?

  16. faisalwp
    Member
    Posted 8 months ago #

    Answer my questions please:

    1. Can you see login page with lostinfood.co.uk/wp-login.php?

    2. After submitting to login form what URL (address you can see in address bar of your browser) you can see ?

    Thanks

  17. michellesley
    Member
    Posted 8 months ago #

    Ok faisalwp

    Yes I can see the login page when I go to lostinfood.co.uk/wp-login.php

    After I login, I ge the url of http://michellesley.wordpress.com/wp-admin/

    Thanks

  18. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 8 months ago #

    How are you directing the lostinfood.co.uk domain name to your self-hosted site? All of the urls on your site indicate that you installed WordPress using an IP address. For example, http://94.136.40.103/~lostinfood.co.uk/wp-login.php seems to work just fine.

  19. michellesley
    Member
    Posted 8 months ago #

    Ah see this could be my issue. I am not really sure.

    In my control panel for 123reg I have the domain listed as lostinfood.co.uk

    From here I do have options to control and it is through these options that I selected wordpress in the CGI scripts.

  20. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 8 months ago #

    Where is the lostinfood.co.uk domain name pointing to?

  21. michellesley
    Member
    Posted 8 months ago #

    From my limited knowledge I dont see it pointing anywhere.

    When I go to the "vie website" button on my control panel I am directed to http://94.136.40.103/~lostinfood.co.uk/wp-login.php

    From here I try and login, but with absolutely no luck. I have tried every possible combination I have of usernames and passwords ( i have them all written down at the moment!) but no luck. Then when I try and request new password, it wont recognise any usernames that I have used.

    Looks like i have managed to mess everything up!

  22. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 8 months ago #

    Try asking your hosts to check where your domain name is pointing to.

  23. michellesley
    Member
    Posted 8 months ago #

    Ok thank you I will do that

  24. michellesley
    Member
    Posted 8 months ago #

    Hi guys, just wanted to say a big thank you for all the help earlier. I think things are now sorted as I can now access my wordpress account and plugins and have redirected the domain name!

    Thanks!

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