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WP Essential: How to Install Your WordPress Website

iPage has made iteven easier to install your WordPress website with the WP Essential hosting package.

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How to Prepare for a WordPress Installation

  1. Review the folder or sub-folder your domain is pointing to.
    Because you can have more than one domain, you will be asked which domain you want WordPress to install to. WordPress will install itself to the same folder or sub-folder that your domain is currently pointing to.
  2. Are you installing WordPress where the domain is pointing or to a subdirectory from where the domain is pointing?
    Most WordPress websites are installed directly into "www.your-domain.com". However, we provide the option to let you install into a subdirectory such as "www.your-domain.com/blog". If you do not have a preference, we recommend installing into just "www.your-domain.com".
  3. Confirm that your directory is ready to have WordPress installed.
    If you already have contents in the directory where you want to install WordPress, it could stop your installation. If your directory already has an older WordPress installation, you will need to remove the old installation before adding a new one. Be sure to check for hidden files as well when cleaning out the directory.

How to Install WordPress on Your WP Essential Account

  1. Log in to your iPage Control Panel.
  2. Go to WP Essential (top navigation).
  3. If you have already installed at least one WordPress site, click Add Site. If not, skip to step four.
  4. Fill in your desired credentials for the following items:
  5. Your WordPress site will now install. Please be patient as it is set up.
  6. Click Let's Get Started.
  7. Click Launch WordPress to log into your WordPress Dashboard (when prompted, use the same credentials you entered in step four).

Want to learn more about WordPress?

WordPress Tutorial Videos: To help you easily grasp the basics of creating a WordPress website, iPage has created several free tutorial videos. These videos were designed to be followed in order, but you are welcome to view whichever one best suites your needs.

You can always check out WordPress.org and browse their codex or online help forums.

An Error Occurred During the WordPress Installation.

If you encounter any problems while installing your WordPress website, please contact us for assistance.

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