Installing WordPress On SiteGround Using Softaculous

Installing WordPress On SiteGround Using Softaculous

STUDENTS

arnold on Aug 31, 2018

Setting up WordPress on SiteGround.

1) First go to: https://ua.siteground.com/login.htm

Enter your credentials and click SIGN IN.

Now click MY ACCOUNTS and then “Go to cPanel”

How To Access Siteground Cpanel

This activates the control panel of your web hosting which is a software program call Softaculous.  We can use the Cpanel to manage a bunch of different functions of our web hosting.  We can install programs such as WordPress or Magento or we can add email addresses for our domain name. Today we are going to install a blank WordPress website.

To do this simply click on the “WordPress” Autoinstaller as pictured below.

WordPress AutoInstaller In Softaculous

Next you will click “Install.”  When you do this you can pick the options about how you want WordPress installed on your server. We will leave the top options as is.  For the site name and site description change these to something a little bit more descriptive.  This is going to be hard with a resume website but do the best you can.  Next you need to choose a log In name and a password. Write these down so you can remember them.  You also need to change the email to an email that you check frequently. If you reset your password or anything it will go to the email you choose so make sure this is set correctly.

How To Configure WordPress Auto-installer in Softaculous

For the rest of the form leave everything as is. Just click the install button.

WordPress AutoInstaller Instructions

When you click install you should get the following screen:

WordPress Install Succesful Image

You should copy and store the URL that has the wp-admin in it. You will use this address to get logged into your WordPress website.

Let’s do that right now for practice.

To see your website go to your URL. 

You should see one of the following two things

1. Either This:

WordPress Default Page

2. Or This:

WordPress Nothing Found Error

This is just a blank installation of WordPress. If you scroll down you can see the first post and some categories.  This is what people will see when they visit your website.  But what we are interested in controlling the backend of our website.  So let’s get logged in.

Click on the log in URL that you were given.  For me it is:

http://ArnieRobinson.me/wp-admin/

You are either going to see a log-in screen where you need to enter the username and password you were given earlier or you will see the backend because you may have been automatically logged in.  If you see the following, enter your credentials:

WordPress Login Page

You may also see the WordPress Dashboard which is going to look something like this:

WordPress Default Dashboard

This is where we are going to make all the changes to our website and write some posts throughout the semester.

 

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