I need more basic instructions than I can find anywhere
I’m trying to calmly walk through this but I’m not a web design person and it seems like all the instructions are geared for people that have already done this 6 times. Everything says “simple instructions”, “easy 5 minutes!”. I’m still hoping, though.
What I’m not seeing is basic definitions for what any of this means and actually how to do any of it and why.
I want to create a wordpress blog from a wordpress template. I’ve purchased a domain name and would like to use an outside “Host” which, I THINK, means that I also need to purchase that from some outside vendor like the one I got my domain name from. I don’t want it hosted on wordpress.com.
When I download wordpress OR a template it’s just a bunch of folders full of text jargon, so obviously I’m missing a major step.
I don’t see any explanation of what “database” means, where it is, or how I create one. I know how to upload to an FTP but whose? Do I need my Host info before I can create this blog? The person I’m working with keeps saying I don’t need our host info I can just build it first and it’s all very “easy”, but I don’t see how. Where do I stick the wordpress files so I can use it to build the site/blog?
Theres also endless other terms tossed around, nonchalantly like I’m a cyberman. What is SQL? What is a subdirectory, and why would I need to use it? What’s PHPmyadmin? countless other things, too. Isn’t there a guide somewhere that walks through the basics of what is physically happening in each step and where it’s happening from so I can understand why I need to do what, and what some of these lines of code mean that it wants me to create? I can never understand why this language isn’t re-designed for humans to use since we are the ones it’s supposed to benefit, or at least why the instructions aren’t written by non-programmers. Help! ANyone!
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