Do you want to have your own WordPress blog? Do you know it hardly takes 5 minute to make your blog live using hosting like Hostgator?
In this tutorial, I will share all the steps you need to follow to host your WordPress blog on Hostgator. This steps doesn’t require any technical skills, and you can have your blog up running in next few minutes.
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Now, follow all the listed steps to install WordPress blog in next few minutes. I will add pictures of all the steps which will make it easier for you to understand. In case of any confusion, feel free to ask in the comment section below.
Hostgator WordPress installation guide – A-Z
HostGator offers cPanel hosting & offers QuickInstall to install any script including WordPress. Follow all the steps below, and you will have your blog up & running in few minutes.
Login to your HostGator Hosting cPanel. Inside the cPanel, go to Software/Services section & click on QuickInstall.
A quick background about QuickInstall: It’s a popular script which enables an end user like you or me to quickly install CMS or blogging platform like WordPress, Drupal in few clicks.
On the next page, select WordPress from the left pane & click on Install WordPress:
Now, you need to select your domain from the drop-down where you want to install WordPress blog. In the admin email, you need to add your email address. (See the screenshot below to understand the process).
Click on Install now, and it will install WordPress in few minutes for you. If you get a pop-up for buying theme, click on option that says I’m a web-designer.
You will get an email with your login details:
You can use it to login to your WordPress blog dashboard.
Note: Your WordPress login is domain.com/wp-admin (Replace domain.com with actual domain name).
Here is Video tutorial to Install WordPress Blog in 5 minutes:
Steps to do after installing WordPress:
Before you start blogging on your newly installed WordPress blog, here are few things which you must do.
- Delete default post & Page
- Configure Permalink settings.
- Configure Discussion settings. Here is a good guide from Elegant Themes.
- Install essential WordPress plugins:
- SEO by Yoast
- Jetpack Plugin
- WP Super cache plugin
- Submit sitemap to Google Webmaster tool
- Submit Sitemap to Bing Webmaster tool
Once you are done configuring above settings, you can start blogging on WordPress blog. With all above steps, your blog will be indexed in Google search quickly.
Do let me know if you have any question regarding installing WordPress on Hostgator hosting. Don’t forget to share this tutorial with your friends, it will help them to start a new blog.