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WordPress Installing Help (4 posts)

  1. PrinceColin
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hello,

    I hope all is well.

    I am a writer for WordPress.com writing a blog called the GP Golf Report (gpgolfeport.com) and I wanted to make the switch to WordPress.org.

    Can someone tell me an easy way, step by step how to download and install WordPress on my Windows 7 Home Premium? Because there are too many different instructions to look at and they are confusing to me.

    Also, I was told I need my own hosting service in order to use WordPress. What free hosting service do you guys recommend?

    Thanks a lot, I really appreciate because I really want to start using WordPress.org as soon as possible! Again thank you and I look forward to your response(s)! :)

  2. WPyogi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    If you want your self-hosted site to be accessible on the internet, you don't need to install anything on your local computer - in that case you DO need hosting. Free hosting is not recommended and is often problematic for running WP. These are the recommended hosts, though there are plenty of other options out there - so do some research to find what may fit your needs -

    http://wordpress.org/hosting/

    If you want to install WP on your computer to set up a test site, see:

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Installing_WordPress#Installing_WordPress_on_your_own_Computer

    Also, before doing anything, I'd suggest starting here:

    http://codex.wordpress.org/New_To_WordPress_-_Where_to_Start

  3. PrinceColin
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Appreciate the response yogi, so I don't need to install anything on my laptop but will need to get hosting, is that correct? But how will I be able to use WordPress if I don't install it?

    Thanks again

  4. WPyogi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    You use WordPress via a browser - just like on WordPress.COM - it's just installed on a different server - whoever you host it with rather than WordPress.COM. But you then have more control (and responsibility) over what happens on your site.

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