Most web hosting services have an automated process for installing databases like forums, blogs, calendars, and more. To ensure these are configured properly, it’s always wise to follow your favorite blogging platform’s installation instructions and if you don’t have a hosting service yet, you can go to https://www.knownhost.com/dedicated-servers.html to find the perfect solution for you. We highly recommend following the following guidelines for WordPress installations:
The site you want to blog to should be in a subdirectory of the main installation directory. The subdirectory for your site should contain the following folder structure: www blog scripts plugins content index.php
Downloading Files for Your New WordPress Blog
After your new website is installed, the next step in installing WordPress is downloading the appropriate files.
When setting up your blog with WordPress, you will want to create a new folder for your website. In our case, the blog folder is located at c:wordpressblog and the downloaded files are located at c:wordpressdownload.
Now, open your WordPress admin panel (WordPress.com/admin) and select “Upload a file to the server.” Click the Browse button, navigate to the downloaded file, and select it. WordPress will prompt you to confirm you want to upload it.
While uploading, WordPress will tell you that the file has changed. You will be able to go through and modify your uploaded file using the File – Edit menu.
At the end of the process, you should have uploaded a file named “post.php.”
Uploading Content to Your WordPress Blog
Now, you need to upload the content to your newly created blog.
Go to your WordPress dashboard (WordPress.com/dashboard) and select your site’s menu at the top of the page. Next to the uploads dropdown, select “Upload a file to the server.”
Next to the file, click the Upload menu button. WordPress will prompt you to confirm you want to upload it.
At the end of the process, you should have uploaded a file named “wp-content-1.0.js.”
(Note: If your blog’s hosting provider uses a custom domain name instead of your domain name, this step won’t be necessary.)
Next, click “Add a new post” under “Posts and Pages.”
In the new “Add New Post” screen, select the post you wish to create by clicking the “Add New” button.
If you want to edit the content of the post, be sure to check the “Edit in post editor” option and click the “Save Changes” button. This will save the post to your blog.