I love to work with wordpress. After you register an account successfully with HostGator.com or any other web hosting companies, you will get an email from them including everything about your account. So you have to keep that email securely.
If you buy from Host Gator, your NameServers are probably as below:
And if you registered your domain from Godaddy.com, you should change the NamServers to the above addresses, see the screenshot for demonstration:
It seems difficult for newbies, but it’s so easy to do once you have done one or two times.
How to Install WordPress As CMS
WordPress.org is the most popular CMS (Content Management System) for building a blog or website. For quite a time in the past, I didn’t know it. I bet you will like it when you begin to use it. It’s simple and flexible. You even don’t need to know a single HTML code but can make money online!
Before you install WordPress, in addition to setting your NameServers, you also have to add your domain and create the database for that domain first. The below is just an example, and your web hosting company will show you how to do it even with video tutorials, so just take a little bit time for that and don’t worry about it:
You got the FTP account from your web hosting company. You use it to upload files to your web hosting account. You can use FileZilla, a free FTP client. Download here.
Now it’s time to download WordPress from WordPress.org (not wordpress.com). Download a copy to your computer and open it to find the wp-config-sample.php file and rename it to wp-config.php. Open wp-config.php in a text editor and then add the required information as you have had at your hands:
After you’ve done the above, use the FileZilla with your FTP account information to log in and upload the whole WordPress files to your web hosting account under the domain you specified. You may think it’s quite difficult at the beginning, in fact it’s quite simple after you try it once.
When everything is ready, it will direct you to a page like below. That’s it!
How to Install Themes and Plugins in WordPress
After successfully installed WordPress on your own web hosting, now you can use your username and password to log in to WordPress. Congratulations! You did it!
You can change the theme and add plugins easily, as shown below:
The most important plugin is the “All in One SEO Pack”. After you install it, you should configure it to work, as shown below:
Another thing you have to do is to change the Permalinks for SEO purpose:
The above is the basic configurations you have to do for making money blogging. It took me quite a time to figure out, but you can learn it in a a few minutes now.