How to install WordPress-If you are reading this article then it is quite obvious that you are a blogger or you want to start your blog very soon.
But to start your blog the first thing you need to do is selecting a niche.
Yes, you can work on multi-niche but if you want to make your brand then you should go with a Niche blog.
You should select a niche on which you can write at least 30-40 articles without any problem.
After selecting the niche the second important thing you need is Domain and Hosting.
So, if you want to know how to buy a domain and hosting with a proper guide then make sure you visit here.
I will discuss how to install WordPress. But before that, you need to know What is Cpanel?
What is Cpanel?
Cpanel is an online Graphical Interface.
By the Cpanel you can manage domains, you can organize the data on your website, etc.
Here you should know that Cpanel is not just for WordPress. There are some other hosting providers also, who are providing Cpanel to the website owners.
You will get Cpanel from each of the hosting providers but the technology or the system to handle Cpanel is the same for all.
Cpanel has two interfaces. One is Cpanel and the other one is Web Host Manager. But both of these interfaces are combined to give the users a better experience.
Do we need a Cpanel?
You know that you need a server to host your website. Where anyone can visit your site through the internet. If you don’t have a server then your site will not be accessible.
So, if you want to manage the server where your website is hosted right now then you need Cpanel.
By this Cpanel, one can manage his website without any technical knowledge.
So let’s see How to Install WordPress using Cpanel, Hpanel, or Manually.
How to Install WordPress with Cpanel?
All Hosting services provide you a Cpanel but only Hostinger company offers a Hpanel. So first I will discuss how to install WordPress using Cpanel.
If you are not using a Hostinger account then in another Hosting server you can see this option Softaculous Apps Installer.
You can directly install WordPress if your hosting provider is not providing WordPress installation.
First, go to Cpanel and then Home and then Software. Then click on Softaculous Apps Installer.
Then in the search bar, search for WordPress. You will find a WordPress icon like this.
Click on this icon and you will get an option to install.
After that, you will get two options. One is Quick Install and the Other one is Custom Install.
Here you will get a form that you need to fill.
You can see some pre-filled values there. You can leave them as it is.
In the next step, you need to give your website URL. It means that URL, where you want to install WordPress.
After that, you need to put in your username, password, email id, and language and then click on the install button.
Here, WordPress will be installed.
How to install plugins for WordPress?
Now I think you know one process of how to install WordPress?.
Now, let’s understand how to install plugins for WordPress?
First, you need to visit your admin area of WordPress. Then on the left side visit the plugin section.
After clicking on the Plugin, you will see an Add New option at the bottom. If you want to add new plugins then you need to click on that option.
You need to search for that plugin you need to install.
After searching that plugin then you need to click on that install button.
And then you need to click on activate to use that plugin.
Now you can use the plugins you installed and activated.
Now, if you want to remove or delete any plugin just click on deactivate first and then click on delete.
How to Install WordPress Manually?
There is no need for manual installation because WordPress can easily be installed through Softaculous.
But in some cases your Hosting server does not provide Auto WordPress Installer option then you can install it manually.
First, You need to download the WordPress zip file on your PC from WordPress.org.
Secondly, then you need to unzip that file under your public_html.
You need to upload WordPress to your Hosting Account
You have three options to upload WordPress to your hosting account.
The options are-
- You can Upload through the File manager.
- Upload through SSH.
- Upload through FTP.
The easiest option is uploading via File manager.
Login to Your Cpanel
First, visit wordpress.org and download the zip file.
Then go to the file manager from your cPanel account and open the file manager.
Here inside Public_html, you can upload that zip file you recently downloaded from wordpress.org.
In some cases, in public_html you can see the default data and files. You can delete all files and then upload these zip files.
Now after uploading the zip file press right-click then extract the file here.
After extracting the file you can delete that zip folder.
Now double click on this file then go to the inside that folder and then copy all files and then move all files under public_html.
Now you can see all files come under public_html. Here your work is still not completed.
You need to create a DataBase first then your site will work.
Create DataBase from Cpanel
So, after logging in cPanel, search for the database section and hit on the MySQL Database option.
NOTE: I am using the hostinger server to explain this process. But maybe your server is different but this process is the same for all hosting servers.
Then you need to create the database. Here you need to create the database name, username and password then click on create.
Remember this database and Username because when you install WordPress they will ask you about this.
Now visit your domain in the browser you can see this type of window. Click on language English and continue.
After clicking on continue you will see next to this window click on Let’s go.
Now add here your Database name, username, and password that you created in the MySQL database.
Remain Database host and TablePrefix as it is the same.
After all, click on submit and then Run the installation.
After running the complete installation now it’s time to set your site title, username, new password, and your email and then click on install WordPress.
This data is for your login details for the WordPress admin area. Like when you type yoursitename.com/wp-admin then you can type here your new login information.
Lastly, don’t click on search engine visibility because if you click on then google will not crawl your site. So keep it untick.
Now you’re all done you successfully install WordPress Manually.
How to Install WordPress using Hpanel?
If your hosting provider is Hostinger then you will see a Hapnel option instead of Cpanel.
So, if you are using Hostinger and you can’t find Cpanel then don’t worry. You have that option as Hpanel.
As I discussed the installation process in the part ” How to install WordPress with Cpanel “ will almost be applicable in this part also
How to install WordPress with Auto Installer?
First, log in to your Hostinger account and hit the option of Hosting on the main menu.
After that, choose the domain that you want to install WordPress in if you have two three domains hosted.
Then click on Manage.
Then on the dashboard, you will see an option of Auto Installer after the website section.
Just click on the auto-installer.
After that, select WordPress for installation. Then you need to fill a WordPress form.
- WordPress should be next to your custom domain name.
- Make sure your WordPress administrator username, password, email should not be the same as the login information.
- Choose your website title and language.
- Now, you can always select the latest available version.
Now click on the Install button. You have all done you have successfully installed WordPress.
On the dashboard, you will see the edit website option. From that option, you can access your WordPress admin panel.
OR, you can access the WordPress dashboard from the Dashboard button under the WordPress section.
Now let me answer some of your questions.
Do you need to install WordPress?
Yes, you should. If you want to do blogging professionally then you need WordPress.
It is a Content Management System. From here you can manage your blog so easily without any technical knowledge.
You can install with just one click from any trusted hosting provider.
Can you install plugins on WordPress free?
If you are going to install WordPress from a trusted hosting service provider like Hostinger then you can surely use free plugins.
There is 99.99 percent of plugins that you need that can be used for free.
Some plugins are paid also.
But that will be a rare situation where you have to pay for a plugin.
For affiliate blogging, you may have to buy some paid plugins. As well as it can be needed for niche blogging also.
Do I need plugins for WordPress?
Yes, If you don’t know about coding then you have to install plugins for your site.
Because plugins make your site design and look perfect. Also, you can optimize files and images using plugins.
Some plugins can improve your site loading speed also. With this plugin, you can collect email also for email marketing.
How many plugins should I use in WordPress?
As I said before that the plugin will help to improve your site’s speed also. But if you use a huge number of plugins then it can slow down your site also.
So, you need to use a limited number of plugins that you need.
If I have to say a particular number then that should be within 15-20 maximum. But if you want to maintain your site speed then try to use under 15 plugins.
What is the best SEO plugin for WordPress?
There are two famous plugins available that are used very much by almost every blogger.
And they are-
Maybe there are many other SEO plugins available in WordPress, but these two are very good.
I use the Rank Math Plugin. You can also try it once if you are using any other plugin. The best part of the Rank Math plugin is clean and simple to use.
And very updated to the latest criteria of a blog post to rank.
What are the best free WordPress plugins?
All plugins are free in WordPress. If You need some premium plugins you can buy from outside also and install them in WordPress.
- Rank Math.
- Caching Plugin ( Like- Wp super cache )
- Convertful For Email collecting
- Table of Content
- Contact form 7
- WP-Rocket (Premium)
There are many free plugins you can install as per your need. But try to avoid cross 15 plugins.
Frequently Ask Questions
- Is Hostinger compatible with WordPress?
Yes, definitely. It is one of the most trusted and cheapest service providers.
The support system of this provider is too good. And if you are taking a hosting service then you should look for this.
- Why is WordPress so difficult?
It is not difficult. It is the easiest one. If you are starting a blog and you don't have any technical knowledge as well as you don't know how to code then it can be the easiest option you have.
- Does WordPress require coding?
No, you don't need to know how to code for WordPress.There are many free plugins available in WordPress.
Those plugins will help you to do whatever you want to do with your blog.
- How long will it take to learn WordPress?
You can't say a particular time for this. This can take up to a few months or you can learn the basics of WordPress within a few hours. You can learn from YouTubers free of cost.
- Is WordPress faster than react?
The applications that are developed in react.js are quite fast. But WordPress does not need any additional modules.