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WordPress® All-in-One For Dummies® by Michael Torbert, Andrea Rennick, Kevin Palmer, Cory Miller, Lisa Sabin-Wilson

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Installing the WordPress Files

Before you're ready to install WordPress, the following needs to be done:

  • Purchase the domain name registration for your account (Chapter 1 of this minibook).
  • Obtain a hosting service on a Web server for your blog (Chapter 1 of this minibook).
  • Establish your hosting account username, password, and File Transfer Protocol (FTP) address (Chapters 1 and 2 of this minibook).
  • Acquire an FTP client for transferring files to your hosting account (Chapter 2 of this minibook).

If you omitted any of the preceding items, flip to the chapter listed to complete the step.

Using Fantastico to install WordPress

Fantastico is a very popular script installer that several Web hosting providers make available to their clients. Fantastico contains different types of scripts and programs that you can install on your hosting account, notably, the WordPress software.

Here we make a few assumptions about your hosting environment:

  • Your hosting provider has Fantastico available for your use.
  • Your hosting account has the cPanel account management interface.

image If your hosting provider doesn't give you access to an installation script, such as Fantastico, skip to the next section in this chapter for the steps to install WordPress manually, via FTP.

Follow these steps to install WordPress with Fantastico:

  1. Log in to the cPanel for your hosting account:
    1. Browse to http://yourdomain. ...

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