How to INSTALL WORDPRESS for Websites, Blogs & Online Store

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WordPress is is the most popular Website Publishing and Blogging Platform. It has the best Content Management System (CMS) that makes creating your own Website, Blog and Online Store super easy nowadays.

WordPress Highlights

  • Costs: Free Forever!
  • Easy Install. It only takes ‘1 Click Install’ within your Greengeeks Hosting Account Control Panel.
  • Versatile: WordPress can be used to make a Website, Blog or Online Store. Using plugins with WordPress, you can easily create just any kind of website such as: Classifed Ads, Directory sites, Coupon Sites, Learning Sites, Business Websites…Your imagination is only the limit!

Why WordPress?

Wordpress Key Benefits

The main benefits of building your website with WordPress is a reduction in development cost and time. Because many of the features come pre-built, you won’t have to put an extensive budget toward developing these elements.

  • You can customize your website using WordPress’ themes and templates, which contain a multitude of layouts, formatting styles, colors, fonts, and other visual options.
User Friendly

 Wordpress allows you to Create, Edit, and Publish Digital Contents such as texts, graphics, embedded audio & videos and other media files on to your Websites, Blogs & Online Stores – quickly, easily and beautifully.

Rich Functionalities

WordPress provides you, the website owner, with the ability to play videos, podcasts and webinars all from your site. A Slider can be installed which allows you to display different photos and images.

WordPress powers nearly one in four sites on the Web. And of all sites that use a CMS, WordPress is the choice of more than 80% of Website Developers. In fact, the majority of all new websites and blogs that are being launched use the WordPress platform. It is also the best blogging platform with the largest community in the world.

STEP 2: Install WORDPRESS (1-2 Minutes)

Assuming you have already purchased your Domain & Hosting and has installed your SSL in Step 1; now it’s time to install WordPress (which means you now can create your first self-hosted Website or Blog or Online Store. It is actually easier than you think. It’s just filling out the form. Just follow the instructions below:

#1. Login to your Hosting Account

When you already have a GreenGeeks Hosting Account, you’ll have access to a Dashboard cPanel (Control Panel) where you can install WordPress in just One Click. This is a versatile administrative dashboard that gives you control over many aspects of your website.

Greengeeks Hosting - cPanel Dashboard

#2. Go to your cPanel (Control Panel)

From your Greengeeks Hosting cPanel, scroll to the Softaculous Apps Installer and click “WordPress.”

How to Install WordPress in cPanel Using Softaculous with Greengeeks

#3. Install WordPress Using "1-Click Install"

From the Softaculous script window, click the “Install Now” button in the description. The Softaculous software will usually have the most recent version of WordPress available. If you want to install an older version, you may have to do it manually.

Install WordPress Now in cPanel Using Softaculous with Greengeeks

#4. Enter your Information/ Final Install

Enter your WordPress Site Information and Install

After clicking on the “Install Now” button, you will need to input your website’s information. This will be the settings your website is going to use during the installation process.

The form asks several DETAILS (which are PRE-FILLED by default), you can change it if you need or leave it as it is and proceed with the installation with default values.

Install on domain: This is a drop-down window displaying all of your domains and subdomains. Select which one you want WordPress to manage. Select on the dropdown “https://www.” if you have already installed your SSL  as instructed on Step 1: #7 (Adding SSL)

Wordpress 1 Click Install_Softaculous

Administrator Username: This is the username you’ll use to log into WordPress Website. DO NOT USE “admin”  as your username. This is often the first thing hackers and bots will look for on systems like WordPress. Use something that is unique.

Password: Try to make your password as difficult as possible. The more letters, numbers, and special characters you have, the harder it is to hack.

Admin Nickname: This is not the same as the username. This will be displayed as a nickname after you log in. Some people will use their first names in this section.

Admin E-mail: This is the email address for the admin account. WordPress will use this to send messages regarding updates, access data, and other pertinent information regarding your website. No one else will see this but WordPress unless you make it public.

Site name: This is the name of the site WordPress will use for the home page and operational information. Various plugins will also use this name such as those which optimize for search engine optimization. You can change this at any time.

Description: You will want to add a brief description of your website. This, too, is often used in SEO to determine what your site is about. The description will also help people understand the purpose of your website. Try to keep it to one or two sentences.

NOTE: At the bottom of the screen, below the “Install” button, you can assign an email address to send installation details. It may be helpful to have a record of the process. However, this is completely optional.

After you’ve filled in the site information, click the “Install” button on the bottom middle of the screen.

Installation Completed

You will see the success message as shown in the screenshot below when the installation is completed.


  • Add “/wp-admin” at the end of your site or blog name as illustrated above.
  • Enter your User Name and Password (you use during registration)



#5. LOGGING IN TO Your Website

To Login to your WordPress Website

  • Type your URL/ADDRESS just like below: 
  • Add “/wp-admin” at the end of your site or blog name as illustrated above.
  • Enter your User Name and Password (you use during registration)

Wordpress - Admin Dashboard Login

Your WordPress Website Dashboard

Once you have successfuly logged in to your wordpress website or blog, you will see your dashboard as shown below:

EXTRA STEP (Cleaning Up): Delete WordPress Default Settings

Delete Default Post, Page, and Comment Content

WordPress comes with default dummy content that acts as placeholders before you add your own content. This includes a sample post, page, and comment.

Deleting this content is easy to do and will ensure your site visitors don’t see this content once they start coming to your website.

Deleting Sample ‘POST’

  • Go to Posts > All Posts in your WordPress dashboard.
  • Find the post labeled “Hello world!”
  • and click on the Trash link.

Deleting Sample ‘PAGE’

  • Go to Posts > All Posts in your WordPress dashboard.
  • Find the page labeled “Sample Page!”
  • and click on the Trash link.

Deleting COMMENT

To delete the example comment, go to Comment and delete the default comment.

Deleting Default Comment in WordPress

Deleting Unused Themes

You’ll want a well-designed and fast loading WordPress theme so that your website can impress your visitors. This probably means that you will test and install a bunch of themes before you decide on the right one for you.

Any theme that you don’t intend to use you should delete, because they take up unnecessary space but more importantly themes, especially those that are not updated, are potential security risks.

Congratulations! You have now Installed WordPress and can now Log-in to your Website . . .

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