WordPress Blog Install – oneClick Installer

There is no doubt that WordPress is the most popular application installed by our oneClick Installer. In fact, it was the first application we added when we first started developing the tool. And while it has had its ups and downs in popularity, even after all this time is sit top of the list for installs.

With our custom installer, the process of getting WordPress setup really couldn’t be easier. In fact, our Support Team will install it onto any new account if you request so, free of charge. This guide will walk you through the steps if you want to do it yourself.

Pre-information

The most common setup for people is to use http://blog.yourdomain.ext just like we have here, but you can of course use whatever layout you want.

Step 1 – The Subdomain

Start by logging into your control panel. Proceed through to Account Utilities and Subdomains. Click Add a new subdomain.

Subdomain = The bit before your domain where you want it to appear
Domain = Your domain
Path = This is the location you want to install the files inside of your public_html folder. Usually the most misunderstood part. At Vade we try to keep things neat so we recommend you install the blog into a subfolder, even if it is the only item on your website.

Step 2 – Installing WordPress

The next step is to hit Web Applications in the menu, select WordPress from the list. Then you choose blog from the subdomain drop-down and ensure your domain is selected in its drop-down.

As seen above, leave the installation path blank. This is used when you are pushing the install into a sub folder of a domain. For example if you wanted the site to appear at
http://blog.vade.ie/subfolder, you would put subfolder into the installation path.

Once the details are in, scroll down and hit Install Application to have WordPress installed for you.

Step 3 – Login to WordPress

After the install, follow the link to the admin section and enter your username and password as specified by the oneClick installer. When you first login, you will probably be presented with the following notice. (The version number will most likely be higher)

WordPress has a very good updating method so just click to update now. You will be transferred to the following page.

Select Upgrade Automatically and after a short wait, you’ll be on the latest version.

The next message you’ll likely notice is about the auto generated password. It is recommended that you follow the steps and change your password to something you’ll remember.

Step 4 – Configure a mail account

While this step is optional, it is recommended. By default we set the admin mail account in WordPress to admin@yourdomain.ext. You can either choose to change it inside of WordPress, or setup an alias for this in the Mail Manager. Either will work fine.

Summary

All that is left now is for you to customise your blog and write your first post. If that means using our own web design services or any of the many free WordPress templates, we wish you the best of luck with your new endeavour.

As always, please contact us with any questions or comments.

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