Oct 04

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I use bluehost.com to host the macintoshhowto.com 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 bluehost.com 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 says:

    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 says:

    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 says:

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

  4. Kay says:

    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 says:

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

    • admin says:

      It’s a wordpress theme called iblog.

      • 55lm6700.org says:

        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?

      • Wayne says:

        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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