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How To Install WordPress

Installing self-hosted WordPress blogs is a cinch with the right tools. In the video instructions below, you’ll learn how to use Hostgator’s “QuickInstall” application to install a WordPress database within seconds… and write your first blog post in minutes.

NOTE: The information in this article only applies to Wordress.org, not WordPress.com. For more information on why I only recommend WordPress.org, self-hosted blogs, read this article.

Watch the video to get started and then follow along with the instructions below the video.

Step 1: Select a Domain and Purchase Hosting

Choose a domain for your blog, and purchase hosting here. NOTE: To get a 25% discount, use this coupon code: themarkapp25

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Step 2: Login To Your CPanel

After making your domain and hosting purchase, you will receive an email from Hostgator containing your login information for your hosting account’s cPanel. cPanel=the control panel of your hosting account. Within the cPanel, you can install WordPress with Hostgator’s “QuickInstall” application—super easy!

Click The WordPress QuickInstall Link In Your cPanel Sidebar (if you don’t see it there, simply scroll down the cPanel home page and look for Software/Services > QuickInstall-

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Next, Click On The “Continue” Button-
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Fill In The Form and Click “Install Now!” (NOTE: If you want to host your blog in a folder, such as: http://domain.com/blog, you will need to put the folder name in the form field next to your domain name)

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Step 3: Check Your Email

Once WordPress is successfully installed, you will receive an email with your new blog’s login credentials. Go retrieve them and login to your new site!

Congratulations on a successful installation. If you have any questions, leave a comment below and I’ll gladly help you out…

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