How To Create Website Using WordPress.org
Before we get into how to create a website using WordPress.org, we need to first know what is WordPress. There are major differences between. WordPress.com and WordPress.org. The one major difference between WordPress.com and WordPress.org is who's actually hosting your website.
With WordPress.org, you host your own website. It is where you'll find the free WordPress software that you can download and install on your own web server. WordPress.com, on the other hand, takes care of all of the hostings for you. You don't have to download software, pay for hosting, or manage a web server.
Today I will be teaching on how to create a website using WordPress.org. There are two things you must have in order to proceed to create a website, which is Hosting and Domain. Hosting is a platform that acts as storage for your website. A Domain is an address for your website, for example like https://www.google.com/.
There are tons of great and cheap hosting platforms, such as cPanel, Bluehost, HostGator Cloud, Hostinger, and many more. Most of the hosting platforms also do provides domain as well. My suggestion is to pick a hosting company where they have their branch in your country, in that way, you can contact them immediately when problems occurred. The hosting and domain company that I'm using is cPanel. cPanel has been around for 20 years and has remained the leading hosting automation platform.
After you have your hosting and domain registered, let's start the topic of today!
Step 2: After you've downloaded, go to your hosting platform and click "File Manager."
Step 3: Click "public_html," then on the top of the toolbar, select "Upload."
Step 4: Click "Select File," and select the WordPress file which you've just downloaded. After the file has been inserted into your file manager, you will see your file is still a ".zip." Now you will have to extract it to a file by right-clicking the ".zip" and select "Extract" to extract the file.
Step 5: After you've extracted it, it will become a file. The file name should be "Wordpress," now you right-click and select "Rename." Rename what file name you want, it is important, as it will appear on the side of your domain name. For example, I renamed it as "Site 1."
Step 6: You are half-way done! Now type in your website domain name with the side name that you have just renamed in the previous step onto the search bar and enter it. Just like this
Step 7: It will lead you to WordPress' set up page. Select the language you want, click continue.
Step 8: Now you will have to create a Database name, Database username, Database password, and Database host. Open your hosting platform and select MySQL®Databases.
Step 9: On the "Create New Database" section, type anything you want and click "Create Database."
Step 10: Scroll down to the "Add New User" section, type in your desired Username and Password, then click "Create User."
Step 11: After you've done steps 10 and 11, then go down to the "Add User to Database" section. On the User blank, select the Username that you've created in step 11. On the Database blank, select the database that you've created on step 10, then click "Add."
Step 12: After clicking "Add," it will lead you to the "Manage User Privileges" site. On this site, it depends on what privileges you want to give to the user. If you allow the user to be able to take control of everything on your website, then select "All Privileges," then click "Make Changes."
Step 13: Now you've created your Database name, Database username, Database host, so you can go back to the WordPress setup site and click "Let's Go!"
Step 14: Next, you'll have to type in your Database name, Database username, Database password, and Database host onto the blank. The Database name is what you've created in step 10. Username and Password are what you've created in step 11. As for the Database host and Table Prefix, you don't have to change anything. After everything is done, click "Submit." Then click "Run the install."
Step 15: On the "Information needed" section, fill up all your details. This is all your personal things, you can type anything you want. Do not tick the "Discourage search engines from indexing your site," unless you want to keep your website more private. After everything has done, click "Install WordPress."
Congratulations!!! Your website has setup! They will tell you that your registration is Success. Now what you have to do is to try login to your account, and that’s it! Wish you all the best in customizing and building your website using WordPress.org. If you would like me to help you set-up your hosting, domain, and connect to WordPress.org, please contact me through email firstname.lastname@example.org or drop your contact on the comment below. I will base on your needs and give you a reasonable price.