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[resolved] [closed] WordPress is NOT Easy to Use!! (7 posts)

  1. belldandy112
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Just an overall comment about your documentation: It's entirely useless to beginning website developers. Whoever wrote the documentation speaks in conceptual, rather than tangible, terms. For example, in one part of the documentation, the documentation writers merely state to "make a contact page."Okay ... well, how? Specifically, what does one do to "make" this page?

    It took me three days of trial and error just to get WP installed, because I didn't know that renaming my server was required ... and then I had to figure out how to do *that* via the site that I purchased the domain.

    Seriously, guys ... there's a lot of worthless text on wordpress.org. You need to include standard, easy-to-use, step-by-step instructions that cover all of the bases. If I ever get this figured out, I will definitely write my own documentation for new WP users that simply tells when what to do with the computer pointer. As of now, looks like I'm going to have to hire a developer to get my site up and running, because this is going to take weeks of my time to figure out -- if not months!

  2. ClaytonJames
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Some more resources:

    Books

    WordPress.tv

  3. belldandy112
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thanks, but I got it figured out. It was far easier than these instructions imply (of course, I wasted a lot of time reading them).

  4. ClaytonJames
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I've always thought the instructions to imply that installation was rather easy.

    Famous 5-Minute Install

    As well as the "readme.html" that can be found in the download.

    Installation: Famous 5-minute install

    1. Unzip the package in an empty directory and upload everything.
    2. Open wp-admin/install.php in your browser. It will take you through the process to set up a wp-config.php file with your database connection details.
    1. If for some reason this doesn't work, don't worry. It doesn't work on all web hosts. Open up wp-config-sample.php with a text editor like WordPad or similar and fill in your database connection details.
    2. Save the file as wp-config.php and upload it.
    3. Open wp-admin/install.php in your browser.
    3. Once the configuration file is set up, the installer will set up the tables needed for your blog. If there is an error, double check your wp-config.php file, and try again. If it fails again, please go to the support forums with as much data as you can gather.
    4. If you did not enter a password, note the password given to you. If you did not provide a username, it will be admin.
    5. The installer should then send you to the login page. Sign in with the username and password you chose during the installation. If a password was generated for you, you can then click on 'Profile' to change the password.

    Glad you got it going.

  5. cheflloyd63
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I agree one hundred percent with belldandy112. it took me hours and weeks to figure it out, but i did. once dreamhost walked me through my contact infor and money infor, the steop by step instructions stopped. it was all up to me. NOW I AM BEIG TOLD THAT THERE IS NO OFFICIAL SUPPORT ADDRESS OR SITE FOR WORDPRESS. ORG OR WORDPRESS. COM. Don't you think they should tell us this before we download the program all excited to get a blog set up? Dreamhost, for example, is tired of my questions abot wp. In fact, they told me they wouldn't answer any more without a charge. WHAT? So, the word press help sites are all un affiliated with wp. you have to pay them $100.00 an hour to ask questions. this is bullshit. wordpress should say on the paragraph before downloading that there is no support. and if dreamhost is goint to promote heavily their one-click install wp program, they should be there to support the items that they push. don't ya think if anyone has any suggestions on how to get help from a wp person, please let me know. i fell your frustration and pain, trust me

  6. mrmist
    Forum Janitor
    Posted 3 years ago #

    This topic was resolved, and cheflloyd63 you have your own thread with virtually the same text in it as above, so I'll close this one, I think.

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