Automatic WordPress installation is fast and easy. Simply follow these 6 steps:
If you prefer to install the script yourself, follow these steps:
WordPress is probably the most favourite blogging script on the internet. There are good reasons why so many bloggers use it (the developers's website states that it has been downloaded over 60,000,000 times).
You have probably seen a lot of WordPress powered blogs on the internet. If not, check out the links below and have a look at the demo on the WordPress official website. But how does this script work from the publisher's point of view?
After the installation, there will be created an admin directory (while visitors will find the content of your blog at http://www.your-domain.com, the admin area will be located at http://www.your-domain.com/wp-admin). In the admin area, which is password-protected, is possible to create blog posts using so-called WYSIWYG editor (WYSIWYG stands for What You See Is What You Get). Using this editor you can change font format, font size, create paragraphs or even include images. Everything can be done without HTML knowledge. However, if you prefer to edit the HTML code, you can simply switch from the WYSIWYG mode to HTML mode.
What makes WordPress really powerful is the ability to use plugins. There are thousands of free plugins which can add new functions to your blog. Very popular are e. g. SEO plugins or AdSense plugins which help to monetize the website. Plugins can be installed directly from the admin area. The installation works similarly to the installation of Android or Iphone applications -- you simply select the plugin from the list and let it install.
When publishing a new article you can add it to an existing category or create a new category. So if your weblog consists of multiple different topics you can always make it easy for your visitors to find what are they looking for.
With WordPress you can allow to your readers to comment articles. Comments can help you to create additional valuable content on your website. There are many ways how to have the comments under the control. It is possible to require registration before the users are allowed to publish comments, display the comments below the blog post automatically or after your approval. There are also plugins which help to fight against the spam.
What is really cool is the possibility to add and edit your blog content using a smartphone. There are applications for Android, Iphone, Blackberry and Windows Mobile on the Wordpress official website.
Thanks to the big popularity of this script, there are numerous free themes. If you do not like the look of your blog, you can always find a new theme and install it. The installation is very easy and works similarly to the plugin installation.
In addition to the publishing of the blog posts, you can create pages. It may be useful if you want to have a page with some information which will never disappear below the newest posts. Pages are quickly accessible from the menu and are usually used to present some information about the author or the company which owns the weblog.
When building up a successful blog it is important to post new articles regularly. This way you can expect the visitors will come back to your website again and again. So it is better to publish 10 articles in 10 weeks (every week just one) than 20 articles at once and than nothing. But what can you do if you are a busy person and you have time only once in a few weeks? You can simply write as many articles as you need in advance and when publishing them select the date when they should appear on your blog.
WordPress also offers a cross-blog tool, password-protected posts, importing, typographical eye candy, multiple authors and bookmarklets. WordPress supports more than 70 languages.
To make sure that the script will run without problems, you need a web hosting which supports PHP, offers MySQL and have reasonable PHP settings. All MarbleHost.com web hosting plans are WordPress-friendly so you can be sure it will run smoothly with us.