How to Install Your First WordPress Blog?

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install your first WordPress blog

Great seeing you here.

Now that you have bought your web-hosting and domain name, I don’t see a point in delaying your blogging journey. 

Let’s not wait anymore and get your blog up and running.

How to install your first WordPress blog in Hostgator?

Most people would say you can get your blog up and running within a few minutes. I won’t disagree.

But I believe that is not the right way to do anything. You should never rush into anything and do whatever you’ve been told, not knowing what you did exactly.

So, I suggest you take hours to get your blog to set up, if needed take the whole day, even the whole week, but don’t just follow whatever I am telling you to do, understand it.

You’re about to get into a new relationship, so just like any relationship, know it inside and out. That will come in handy in the long run.

Of course, it’s gonna take time. But if it’s important to you then what’s the rush?

Take your time to understand what you’re doing, that doesn’t mean you get too technical with it and screw your head, it means if in the future you come across some minor issues with the blog you will have a broader scope to troubleshoot the problem.

How to install WordPress in Hostgator?

just read the steps carefully and follow the red marks:

Step 1: – Log in to your Hostgator account and scroll down to “Software and Services”.

Click on QuickInstall

Step 2: – On the next page you should see a screen something like the screenshot below; there will be some other applications too available to you.

Just ignore them all; click on “Install WordPress

install your first WordPress blog

Step 3: – Next click on “Install WordPress”.

And if you’re still wondering what WordPress is? Then read the definition of “What’s WordPress?” on the left side to the button that says, “Install WordPress”.

install WordPress on godaddy

Step 4: – Fill out the form on the next page.

From the drop-down select your domain name.

· Keep the install path blank.

· Type in the Email ID where you want to receive admin notifications related to your blog.

· Give your blog a name; I am sure you have already decided what your blog name would be, yet in case you haven’t, just keep whatever you like, you can change it later.

· Now while choosing your username, don’t just keep “admin” as it is easy for anyone to guess. And you’re also not allowed to use characters like, “-”, “@”, “#”, “$”, “%”, “^”, “&”, “*”, “(”, “)” or the so-called symbols. Refer the screenshot below.

Use your creativity and mix it up with some numbers and make it something non-guessable easily and yet easy to remember.

WordPress and hostgator

Once you all set, click on the green button that says, “Install WordPress

Wordpress and godaddy

Step 5:- “Your install is complete” If you have set up everything properly so far then you should see this message and the skin as below:

In case not seeing it then, just start over and make sure you didn’t miss anything.

If you navigate down a bit you will see some themes are listed below; ignore them and click on “View Credentials” on the right and follow the link that says, “http://yourdomainname.com/wp-admin”.

Use the username and password as given below the link to login.

Access your wordpress dashboard

Step 6: Congratulations!! Now you’re ready to customize your blog the way like.

Let's launch your blog

So, that was how you install WordPress in Hostgator.

But if you had decided to go with GoDaddy then, here’s one video I made when I first started using WordPress.

It is a bit outdated but you can still follow the instructions, the look and feel of the interface is a bit changed otherwise the whole procedure is still the same.

Still, if you find it difficult to follow the steps, let me know in the comment and I will update the post with latest screenshots or else I will recreate the video for you.

Final Words:

Now you know how to install your first blog, so go ahead and start your blog today.

Once you’re done installing your blog you might wanna check out what are the things your blog must have

If you have any query put it in the comments, I will sure get back to you with a solution.

Also if you have any suggestions, please share it in the comments.

On my next posts, I will write about how to choose a topic for your blog and is having a passion a must to start a blog?

So, see you next Thursday then. Fingers crossed 🙂

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4 comments

  1. Hi. Your post is detailed and informative. I’m a beginner at blogging and struggling to find a right hosting site. I’m not looking at blogging from commerce point of view. My blogs will be informative type. PL suggest right hosting platform. I found that you have not suggested indian versions of bluehost, GoDaddy or hostgator. What is their tech support in India? Is Google platform an option, which is cloud computing? Bluehost charges a hefty fees when you try to migrate. Should I be worried about uptime and downtime(mine not a marketing blog)? Since it will be my first blogging, I am confused. I would highly appreciate your insight.

    1. Hi Suparna,

      As it seems to me you are planning to start more of a hobby blog than a professional one. Since that is the case you can go with Hostgator India. Their customer support is, I won’t say the best but still decent enough. You won’t have to spend a lot as well.

      About Godaddy, it is a big brand and that is why people mostly go to them; but I don’t recommend it to my readers, because I had personally used their services for a long time, and I was not at all satisfied with it. However, I am not sure if they have improved over the last 2 years; ever since I moved to Siteground I am very much satisfied that I have never thought of giving GoDaddy another try.

      And for Bluehost, I don’t recommend the Indian version because the US and IN versions are incomparable in terms of services & support. And besides, I have heard that Bluehost uses servers of ResellerClub in India. So, in a way, it is actually Bluehost vs ResellerClub not Bluehost US vs IN.

      I don’t recommend anything that I don’t trust myself.
      So, my recommendation is to go with Hostgator India, since you’re not thinking commercial; which means you can afford a little downtime once in a while.

      On the other hand, if you’re looking for a more reliable hosting with almost no downtime, then go with Siteground. You can buy a startup plan for 3 years which will cost almost similar to Hostgator. And SIteground has a free migration service if you go with the unlimited plans.

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