Many readers have asked “how to install WordPress blog on your website” so this post is going to take you through the process step by step. A WordPress blog is a great add-on to any website and very easy way to provide updated content to your market or subscribers. By adding content regularly to your site helps increase the visitors to your site and helps also with your internet marketing promotion efforts. The first question you need to ask yourself is whether you want the WordPress blog to be integrated into an existing site or to be the main focus of your site. Blogging is a great way to add content regularly to your site and if this is the only method that you will be using then the blog should be the main focus of the site. If however you have a lot of static content that you would like to display or already have a website in place then the blog can be integrated into your existing site and the blog will be linked to by one of the pages off your main website.
How to Install WordPress Blog on Your Website – Main Site Method
Many internet domain hosting providers such as GoDaddy, HostGator or HostNine provide a very simple method how to install WordPress blog on your website this is via the CPanel. Once you have registered your domain and have your domain hosted with a website hosting provider you will be provided with your login information, username and password which will generally take you directly to your cPanel as follows. Scroll down the list of options and you will likely find either a section titled Softaculous or Fantastico. Just look for the blue WordPress logo and click on that link The software installer will then ask you a series of questions as follows, the main advice for this is DO NOT use the same username and password as that used to access the Cpanel for your site. This is a good security tip as you can have different users editing content for your blog and also if your blog does get hacked you can always get back in from your cpanel logon.
Much of the information required from the form is self explanatory and the suggested settings will be populated by default . The main things to change will be the sub-directory if required or blank this section, the site name and description can be changed later but fill this in now if you have this information to hand. Some of the important security aspects to secure your blog is to change the default username from admin to something else. This is the logon name and not your friendly name which can be entered later. Also change the password to something more secure and lastly the default email although these last two can be altered later. After completing the information the install will proceed and offer the option of emailing the details to you, this is a great help to keep the information safe as if you lose the logon information you will struggle to get back into your blog.
How to Install WordPress Blog on Your Website – Integrated Site Method
If you already have a website and content and you are looking for how to install WordPress blog on your website have a WordPress blog integrated into your existing site. The method is similar to the above. The only difference being that when the software installer asks for a blog location you should include the sub-directory you wish the blog to be included within e.g. blog. Following the blog installation you would then have to update your website menus and content to add the new reference to the blog within your website menu. Then when a visitor clicks on the Blog Menu they will be directed to your new blog. If this is your preferred method it would be worth also updating the blog to include a link back to your main site via a Blogroll link or the Home menu of the blog. The main advice for this is DO NOT use the same username and password as that used to access the Cpanel for your site or for your main website logon. After the installations have completed depending on which method you have used you will be directed to the WordPress log on page. Use the username and password you entered in the setup information and you will then be able to log on on to your WordPress site for the first time. If you do not have Cpanel and Softaculous or Fantastico to install WordPress there is still a method how to install WordPress blog on your website, which I will detail this further in another blog