[Hidden-tech] How to install WordPress on a server easily

Maria Trombly maria at tromblyltd.com
Mon Sep 22 11:57:26 EDT 2008

Shel, All --

I made my web host do it for me. Basically, I complained long enough and
they finally went and installed WordPress, Joomla and Drupal. Now all I have
to do is select it from my control panel, and it installs automatically. In
theory, I don't have to mess around with server files at all -- WordPress
has a control panel that lets you edit the templates. In practice, though, I
use Dreamweaver to edit the templates and so I had to hunt around a bit to
figure out what directory all those files were in. Also, the template that I
picked does a really bad job managing image files (I guess no template is
100% perfect) so you have to upload them manually.

I use mydomain.com for the hosting, and haven't had any problems with them,
and they're been pretty supportive whenever I had issues. And, as I
mentioned, WordPress, Joomla and Drupal now come pre-installed.

-- Maria

On Fri, Sep 19, 2008 at 11:00 PM, Shel Horowitz <shel at frugalfun.com> wrote:

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> Someone at today's lunch, I think it may have been Roman Victor, was saying
> it can be frustrating to install WordPress. By coincidence, I just read Yaro
> Starak's newsletter which makes it sound pretty easy:
> At 3:45 AM -0400 9/19/08, Yaro Starak wrote:
>> 1. Go to http://wordpress.org/download/ and
>> download WordPress.
>> 2. Buy a domain name and hosting package. At the
>> moment I use and recommend Dreamhost and HostGator -
>> Dreamhost
>> http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/yaro-recommends/dreamhost/
>> HostGator
>> http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/hostgator/
>> There are literally thousands of web hosting
>> providers around, just do a Google search if
>> you want more options.
>> 3. Install your blog. Done!
>> If installing a blog is beyond you then just use
>> the one click installation option in Dreamhost or
>> HostGator. You can skip step one above if you do this.
>> This lets you have a WordPress blog installed
>> with one click so you don't have to do the
>> WordPress uploading process.
>> Remember, you can go to www.BecomeABlogger.com and
>> watch the videos where we show you exactly how to
>> do all of this using visual tutorials.
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