Installing and Configuring WordPress

Installing WordPress

To install WordPress, follow these steps:

  1. Access your hosting account’s control panel (cPanel or equivalent).
  2. Locate the WordPress installer, usually under a section like “Softaculous” or “1-Click Install.”
  3. Follow the installer prompts, inputting your site’s title, desired username, password, and email address.
  4. Complete the installation and log in to your WordPress Dashboard.


Configuring WordPress Settings

Before building your site, configure the following essential WordPress settings:

  1. General: Update your site’s title, tagline, and time zone.
  2. Permalinks: Set your URL structure for posts and pages. The “Post name” option is recommended for SEO.
  3. Reading: Choose whether to display your latest posts or a static page as your homepage.
  4. Discussion: Configure settings for comments, including moderation and notification options.

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