In our last installment, we talked about setting up your nameservers. Today, you will learn how to install WordPress, configure it, and publish your first blog post.
How to Install WordPress
Watch this video to see just how easy it is to install WordPress using Fantastico in your cPanel (at your web host).
How to Configure WordPress
Before you can configure WordPress, you need to know a bit about the WordPress dashboard elements and how they work.
Then, do this:
- Set your ping list. Go to settings -> writing and paste in my ping list. You can find that list here.
- In settings -> permalinks, choose “custom structure” and paste in /%category%/%postname%/
- In settings -> media, uncheck the box under “upload media” that refers to putting images in date folders
That's about it! You're almost there!
How to Publish Your First Blog Post
Publishing your very own first blog post is quite easy. In your WordPress dashboard, go to Posts on the left-hand side, “create a new post”, and then start writing!
Well, that's about it!