To all that have been with me since the start of these Tutorials I would like to say congratulation once more. I understands that we have not covered a lot of things but just following till this far that also deserves the praise on its own. That is only one of these things but I would also like to emphasize that action is really important. If there is no any action after reading this it will not be of any help to you.
I am not really forcing that you have to do this but I find it better if all those that are following are also action takers. By taking action after reading these tutorials we will find that by final step seventh steps we will all be there and having our own blogs. Doing will also add a sense of encouragement to all that are following along in making sure that you have taken these point are taken in to consideration.
Without taking much of your time allow me to continue to this section where we will be looking at blog and plugin installation. In the past there was a lot of coding that was required when it comes to blog set but in current day’s there are many platforms that you can use for blogging and website creation. Among all these platforms there is one that has really gained popularity that we also use effectively and that is WordPress. There has been great popularity with this because of the features that come with it like it is user friendly and many plugin that you can use on it for various purpose without going through detailed coding.
Due to all this it has really made it possible for all that are getting started online to still create blog despite not having any technical or programming skills. In within a few minutes we will have our own blog online but it will not only have any content which we will have to add later.
Log in your Cpanel
Using log in details that you have received on email that came from Bluehost you will have user name and password. These are very important credentials that you will have to keep safely because with these anyone one can sign into account and hack your blog. To make sure that you can easily remember your password you will have to change it to something that you can remember but that others also will not be able to remember that easily.
Installation of WordPress:
Once on the control panel get to website section here and select on “install wordpress”. After this you will be required to select domain name where the blog will have to be installed and they will be domain name that you had registered. Since you have a package of one domain then you will have only one domain to select from drop down menu. In addition to domain selection you will also have to enter log in credentials that you will be using to sign in to the admin end of the blog if you are posting anything there.
while under C panel go to website and select ” install wordpress” as per the below screen.
you will then be directed to the page as per below where you will only have to click on next so that you can continue.
After selection domain name from this window you will have to click on next that will lead you to the installation window. On this window will also be required to enter what will be your admin panel log in details that you require. Upon completion of these steps you will have a confirmation in your email with admin panel details and you will have to keep these detail very safe as they are very important.
Final step on this section will be to install there the WordPress blog which will be through the install button that you have here. This should take a few minutes depending on your internet speed.
As a confirmation on this installation that it is successful you will have a confirmation message on the window and you will also get an email with credentials for admin panel.
Plug in Installation:
We have many plugins that we have on the market and there are many new being introduced every day. Today we will only at those that are really necessary. These will be plugins that are really required from day one of your blogging career. By using all these plug in in place you will have batter blog that will also be search engine friendly. Here are all these must have blog plug in that you need for better performance of your blog and you can get these from the blog post that I have on this blog here.
Now we know all these plug in we will look at installation of these plugin. First step will be by you accessing your admin panel where you will find all options that are required to access these option for installation. Once on the dashboard you will have go directly to plugin section of menu so and select on new
You will then be lead to where you will be able to select all these required plug and you can so this by doing a search on the top one that you have all these plugins that you need for your blog.
After searching oft the plug in you will then have to click on install so that you can have it installed on your blog. For those that might have plugins on their computer you can also just upload them by going to upload options. This is more when it comes to plugs that you have to pay for as you will not them from any free database.
By doing installation it does not mean that you are done because there is another step of activating and doing some setting for the same. We will look at this in detail on nest lesson as we do setting for all these so that they are fully functional.
Till this you have blog that will have all these details that you need all you will have to do now is start adding details to it like articles, videos and Images.