WordPress is the easiest way to get started sharing your content with the world wide web! Even if you're not interested in blogging, WordPress can get your business off the ground and onto the internet, generating views and sales. Nixihost has put this guide together to make sure that you don't need to hire an experienced web professional to use our services and make an impact on your passion. After you're done reading and watching this guide, you'll be ready to install the WordPress plugin, optimize your website for search indexing and linking from other sites, select a theme, and create or delete users and posts. Let's get started by installing WordPress using the Scriptaculous tool in your cPanel.
If you wish to use your temporary URL to get your WordPress site up and running before going "live", you will need to edit your wp-config.php file temporarily.
- Log in to cPanel.
- Open the File Manager.
- In the popup window, choose "Web Root" and "Show Hidden Files (dotfiles)", and click "Go".
- In /public.html/, right click wp-config.php.
- Select "Code Edit" from the menu.
- Paste the following text in, using your Temporary URL from your welcome email in place of http://example.com:
- After you've replaced example.com with your temporary URL, click the "Save Changes" button.
- In another window, try to load your WordPress site using your Temporary URL.
- If it works, click "Close". If not, doublecheck that you've copied everything correctly, including your Temporary URL.
When you've got your site the way you want it and you're ready to "go live" with your URL, or when your nameserver changes have fully propagated out across the internet (this can take up to 48 hours), you will need to edit the wp-config.php file again and remove the lines that were added in Step 6.
Fixing Permalinks and Installing W3 Total Cache
By default, WordPress generates complex custom URLs for each request that can cause troubles with search engine crawlers or linking from other websites. By "fixing the permalinks" and installing the W3 Total Cache plugin, you're telling WordPress to generate permanent pages with sensible URLs, allowing search engines to index your site, and other websites to link to your specific content.
Installing W3 Total Cache
Choosing a Theme
WordPress has many themes and layouts to choose from. You can browse the available options and find something that best matches your interests, branding, or target market. It's easy to change the themes at any time using this simple guide.
Creating and Deleting Posts
WordPress is primarily a blogging tool. While many companies and organizations use WordPress for everything from sales (using Paypal to handle transactions) to public relations, content is still created and shared via posts. Whether you're reading this to learn how to share your ideas with the world as a blogger, promote your art or music, or connect with customers and clients, you will use posts to put your content onto your WordPress site.
How to Create a Post
How to Delete a Post
Creating and Deleting WordPress Users
If more than one person will be posting content to your blog, you can create user accounts. This can be useful if the posted content is different, or requires attribution.
Adding a User
Deleting a User
Install the CAPTCHA Plugin
- Changing Your WordPress Login
- WordPress Optimization
- Advanced WordPress Optimization
- WordPress Security: Brute Force Attacks
- Regenerate Thumbnails/Set New Image Sizes
- Adding A PDF Download
- Adding Google+ Hangouts Event Countdown
- Google Calendar
- Adding MP3 Audio Files
- Age Verification
- Changing Your Domain
- Deleting Old Core Files
- Full Screen Background Images
- HTTPS/SSL Plugin
- Installing and Uninstalling Plugins
- Moving From Joomla
- SEO Plugins
- Transferring A WordPress Site
- Transferring A WordPress Site Via Dashboard
- Transferring WordPress Users From One Site To Another
- Uploading Files Via Dashboard
- Using The Database to Diasble/Enable Plugins
- WP Cron vs Real Cron Jobs
Some Common Problems and Fixes
- 404 Page Not Found WordPress Errors
- Fixing the Internal Server Error in WordPress
- Blank Pages
- Can't Password Protect A Directory
- Can't Upload Images
- Changes Take Too Long To Update
- Custom Rewrite Rules
- Error During API Requirest
- Header Can't Contain More Than One Header
- Posts Don't Update
- Redirecting All Links to Home Page
- Unable to Upload Images to Posts