Free WordPress Tutorial
If you want to design your own website and you need help and support.In this article, Simplisal provides free WordPress tutorial for everyone who want to be able to design a website . you with a full training to allow you to be able to design a full functioning WordPress Website. and you will gain enough knowledge about WordPress, What is WordPress, What you need to start a website, How to choose your hosting, what is a theme and a plugin, etc… If you follow us step by step, you will be able to create your WordPress Website or Blog without any help. It’s easy and simple. All you need is just a commitment and willing to learn. You don’t need to have any previous web design knowledge or experience to get started.
What is WordPress
WordPress is software designed for everyone, emphasising accessibility, performance, security, and ease of use. This software works with minimum set up, easy to use, easy to update, easy to edit, easy to complete different task, easy to understand the functionality, easy to set up an online shopping store adding product, or services freely. The basic WordPress software is simple and predictable so you can easily get started. It also offers powerful features for growth and success. Requirement
- HTTPS support
- PHP version 7.3 or greater.
- MySQL version 5.6 or greater OR MariaDB version 10.0 or greater.
That’s really it. We recommend Apache or Nginx as the most robust and featureful server for running WordPress, but any server that supports PHP and MySQL will do. That said, we can’t test every possible environment and each of the hosts on our hosting page supports the above and more with no problems. Note: If you are in a legacy environment where you only have older PHP or MySQL versions, WordPress also works with PHP 5.2.4+ and MySQL 5.0+, but these versions have reached official End Of Life and as such may expose your site to security vulnerabilities.
Step Two: Install WordPress
There a two ways of installing WordPress. If your hosting provide you with a control panel with a ability to install WordPress with one click, then it’s easy to do that.
1. Installing WordPress within control panel
Bluehost provides multiple options designed to make it very easy to install third party scripts to your hosting account. If you want your website to have a WordPress blog, you can use quick installation to install WordPress to the root of your site or to a subdirectory and this option will help you create a database and will guide you through the installation process.
- Log in to your cpanel
- Find the Website section and select Install WordPress.
- Click the Install button.
- Choose the domain name to install it to. In the field next to the domain, you can enter a subfolder such as ‘blog’ or leave it blank if you want the site’s main page to be the blog.
- If necessary, you can edit the email address, username and password for the new WordPress installation. Click “advanced options” and you can change those settings.
- Read through the license and service agreements and check the boxes.
- Select the Install Now button.
You are done.
2. Installing WordPress manually.
In order to install WordPress manually, you need to:
- Download and upload WordPress files folders and files to your hosting
- Create a database
- Create a user
- Add your user to the database with necessary permissions
Step 1: Download WordPress
- To Download the WordPress package to your local computer , go to: http://wordpress.org/download/.
- Unzip the downloaded file to a folder on your local computer and be ready to upload the files and folders to your hosting space.
Step 2: Upload WordPress to Hosting Account
WordPress can be uploaded to your hosting account using three available options :
- Upload via FTP – Please see FTP Getting Started for more information.
- Upload via File Manager – Please see How to Upload Using the File Manager for instructions.
- Upload via SSH – Please see How to Get and Use SSH Access for instructions.
Step 3: Create MySQL Database and User
WordPress stores its information in a database. Therefore, a database will need to be created.
- Log into cPanel.
- In the Databases section, click the MySQL Database Wizard icon.
- For Step 1: Create A Database, enter the database name and click Next Step.
- For Step 2: Create Database Users, enter the database user name and password and click Create User.
- For Step 3: Add User to the Database, click the All Privileges checkbox and click Next Step.
- For Step 4: Complete the task, make note of the database name, username and password, as you will need them for updating the site.
Step 4: Configure wp-config.php
The wp-config-sample.php file contains the database information and tells the WordPress application which database to pull information from. This step must be completed to ensure the correct database information is associated with the WordPress installation. The wp-config-sample.php file can be found in File Manager in the folder where WordPress is installed. To modify the file: