How to publish your own wordpress site (Advanced)

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I use to host the website. This means I pay blue host a monthly fee and they provide hard disk space and computing power to run the website. To actually run the website I use some software called  Wordpress. WordPress is a great platform to host a blog or website from – it’s very easy to set up, and most web hosting packages will include a one step wordpress install  like the one I describe here. Here’s how to set up wordpress using bluehost. Bluehost is very cheap and reliable. I’d say as long as your wordpress website is getting under 50,000 visits a month bluehost should do the job. Macintoshhowto is just starting to reach about 80,000 hits a month and I’ve been hitting the limit of bluehost so I’ve needed to go over some things and prune some plug-ins to keep the site running smoothly.


So here’s how to install and run wordpress…

1. You need to sign up for a web hostign package. I use for all my sites. They are great. When you signup you can register one free domain name so make sure you have a domain name ready to go.
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2. Once you have signed yup with blue host, to install wordpress go to the c-panel and find the simple-scripts installer.


3. Click on wordpress:
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There are some options you’ll need to fill in:

Select the latest version. Fill the rest in as follows:


4. That’s it!

Now you can login to your wordpress admin panel and make a post. (To login just go to your new website domain name and select ‘log-in’. Install a theme, set up some widgets and off you go!
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10 responses to “How to publish your own wordpress site (Advanced)”

  1. Mike Hyde

    I am starting a website with my school wordpress. I have selected sliding doors that you created. How can I can the pictures to make them of my band students?


  2. Fredo

    Just loaded up your Picture Perfect theme. Could you please explain to me how to edit the tabs on the left-hand side of the theme(the about, weddings, nature, etc tabs)? Thank you so much Wayne! Oh yeh…LOVE the theme by the way.


  3. chad

    hey i am trying to change the text in the left menue is that possible?

  4. Hi There, I’ve installed WordPress using my hosting company’s one clock installer, installed a theme and added content, clicked ‘publish’ and when i view the content the site isn’t live. Not sure what I’ve done wrong. Any help would be appreciated. Than you!

  5. Terry

    I really like the theme you are using for your Macintosh How To site. Is the theme available for download? Thanks.

    1. It’s a wordpress theme called iblog.


        Hi there! I just wanted to ask if you ever have any trouble with hackers?
        My last blog (wordpress) was hacked and I ended up losing many
        months of hard work due to no backup. Do you have any solutions to prevent hackers?

      2. Keep WordPress up to date.
        Dont use other software on the same server.
        Read WordPress site on how to secure WordPress.

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