WordPress basic installation configuration

WordPress basic installation configuration. Creating a website in WordPress is easy even for absolute beginners, if you know exactly which steps to take. The system is intuitive, simple and in plain English. Read how to install WordPress and set up its basic configuration.

What is WordPress

WordPress is an "open source content management system (CMS)". Like Joomla and Drupal, it allows you to create, publish and share web content in a varied way, such as:

  1. Create and publish blog articles.
  2. Classify articles into categories.
  3. Add categories to different labels.
  4. Manage the image gallery.
  5. Upload Videos or Music.
  6. Respond to Comments.
  7. Share content via Social Media.

What started as a simple blog system in 2003 is now a powerful tool to create entire sites.

Why use WordPress

WordPress is by far the most used Content Management System (CMS) in the world as well-known companies like NASA, CNN, The Wall Street Journal, eBay and LinkedIn use it. That comes as no surprise when taking into account its tremendous advantages:

  1. Easy-to-Use
  2. Even an absolute beginner can work with WordPress.

  3. Multi-purpose
  4. People use WordPress for many different digital purposes, such as:

    • Personal blogs
    • Corporate websites
    • Online Magazine
    • E-shops
  5. Easy to Expand
  6. With tens of thousands of WordPress plugins, the functionality of a WordPress site is easy to expand.

  7. Affordable
    • WordPress without a domain is free to use.
    • WordPress with a specific domain is affordable.
    • You only need a domain name registration and hosting package to be able to show your blog, website, magazine or e-shop to the world.

WordPress basic installation configuration

WordPress Basic Installation

To install WordPress, follow the steps below:

  • Step 1: Log in to our ACTIVE 24 customer centre.
  • Step 2: Here you can choose where you want to install WordPress.
  • Step 3: The WordPress installation only takes a few minutes.
  • Step 4: Shortly after installation, you will receive an e-mail with login instructions.

TIP: Read the WordPress Installation instructions with One-Click Installer.

Login to WordPress on your domain

To log in to the WordPress installation on your domain:

  • Step 1: Open a web browser (e.g., Google Chrome).
  • Type in your domain name: www.domainname.extension/wp-admin.
  • Step 2: Login with your credentials (Username & Password).
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  • Step 3: WordPress Dashboard
  • Now you are in the WordPress Dashboard.

Set up basic WordPress configuration

First set up the following three basic WordPress configuration settings:

  • 1. Administrator e-mail
  • First of all, check whether you use your contact e-mail address as administrator e-mail. If not, you could experience access problems when logging to the WordPress system later on.
  • 2. Create website name and description
  • Second, now you are in the WordPress Dashboard you can start creating your online presence. Fill in the name and a short description of the site. Make it short, clear and concise.
  • 3. Change the format of the URL Builder
  • Third, before you start to create your website, make sure you have the correct URL addresses:
    • Step 1: Go to "Settings".
    • Step 2: Click on "Permanent Links".
    • Step 3: Type in "post title", to address a new article.
    • Step 4: Copy "Title name". This is good for site optimisation.

TIP: When opening a new page in WordPress, you can preview the page, to see it as other Internet users will see it. In this way, you can make real-time adjustments.

After this, start building your site.
Select the basic "look & feel" of your website with a "WordPress template".

TIP: Check the article WordPress template for how to select the right theme that suits your site best.

 

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