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  • yebodave

    (@yebodave)



    Wow! I used Word Press.org quite heavily as late as 2011. No problem. Now, I have downloaded and don’t have a clue where to go from there. Somehow I think WP thinks its easy. Please, think again.

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  • Moderator Steven Stern (sterndata)

    (@sterndata)

    Support Team Volunteer

    So, let’s start from the basics.

    Have you read https://codex.wordpress.org/Installing_WordPress

    yebodave

    (@yebodave)

    Yes, thanks for the reply. Tomorrow morning, I will read it for the third time and let you know how it goes.

    digember

    (@digember)

    You can install WordPress from your hosting Cpanel account. Look for softaculus or software. There, you’ll find WordPress, install it from there on your domain.

    yebodave

    (@yebodave)

    THANKS, BUT I DON’T GET WHAT YOU WROTE. I WILL ENCOURAGE YOU TO THINK MUCH SIMPLER. YOU ARE TALKING TO PEOPLE THAT ALREADY HAVE SOME BASIS THAT I LACK. LIKELY, MANY OTHER PEOPLE HAVE THE SAME DEFICIENCY. WHICH MEANS YOUR WILLINGNESS TO HELP OTHERS NEEDS TO BE ENHANCED. GOOD WISHES FOR THAT.

    Moderator Steven Stern (sterndata)

    (@sterndata)

    Support Team Volunteer

    @yebodave, there’s no need to be like that when folks are trying to help you, and ALL CAPS IS CONSIDERED SHOUTING. I agree with Marius that perhaps you should ask your host if it has a single click installer you can use rather than doing all the steps yourself.

    @yebodave we are trying to help, but you need at least to have some basic understanding of how a website work.

    You said that you have already used WordPress until 2011. That should mean that you already had a bit of knowledge about how a website work. Or, there’s also the possibility that you are making a confusion between WordPress.com and WordPress.org, which are two separate things.

    Besides what I’ve already mentioned, to install WordPress, you also need to have a domain name (or a subdomain) where to install WordPress.

    Then, you need to buy a web hosting plan to host WordPress and its files.

    To connect your domain name with your hosting account, you will have to place the nameservers given by your web hosting company after you register your web hosting plan to your domain management panel (accessible on the site of the company where you’ve registered your domain name from).

    Only then you can install WordPress using one of the methods already mentioned in my first reply.

    I know it might be hard to understand what I’m saying, especially if you don’t understand some of the terms.

    However, you must be willing to put a bit of effort to learn new things if you want to succeed with your goal. We cannot explain now every term here.

    Everything concerning the WordPress installation process is already on the Web. WordPress is one of the best-documented software, and even if an information is not available in the official documentation, there is already an article covering that topic on other websites.

    Just use the search engines to find an explanation to the words or the processes you don’t understand. Otherwise, the easiest path would be to pay a freelancer to install WordPress for you.

    As I said before, it takes an especial expertise to teach beginners. MIT knows that you don’t ask experts to teach beginners. Experts have conveniently repressed memories of being a beginner and are very self-involved. Therefore, at least in the past, MIT had experts in Organic Chemistry teach English Literature 101. That way the instructor does not presume people know things s/he takes for granted. So, it remains to be seen if WordPress has anybody available that can talk with beginners. Or, perhaps WordPress wants to have an exclusive club. Hot Shots Only Club

    So far, I have the file “wp-confit-sample” lit with Code Writer. I am exhausted looking at articles, and online classes. However, maybe someone could say where I can get info to complete lines 23 – 89.

    Moderator James Huff

    (@macmanx)

    Volunteer Moderator 🚀

    However, maybe someone could say where I can get info to complete lines 23 – 89.

    @yebodave Sorry for the delay!

    Those are the credentials for connecting to the MySQL database that you created through your hosting provider.

    If you don’t have a hosting provider yet, you need to get one, and we have some recommendations at https://wordpress.org/hosting/

    WordPress is software that runs on a server, not your computer, so you need a hosting provider to run that server.

    WordPress uses a MySQL database to store all of your content and settings.

    You’ll create the MySQL database with your hosting provider (consult your hosting provider’s documentation for details), thus you’ll know your database’s name, username, password, etc. Everything you need for that part of the wp-config.php file.

    Alternatively, most hosting providers, including the ones we recommend, offer a very simple WordPress installer where all you need to do is pretty much push a single button.

    Moderator Steven Stern (sterndata)

    (@sterndata)

    Support Team Volunteer

    If you are installing locally, try Flywheel Local. It’s incredibly easy. I built a demo site on my Mac in just a few minutes (aside from the download times) using it.

    https://local.getflywheel.com/

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