Saturday, 19 March 2016

Guide for setting up a free WordPress.org website

Wordpress login

This article is about How to setup a WordPress.org website for free. WordPress provides two types of services one is their blogging platform and another one is their WordPress CMS (content management system). The WordPress CMS is the perfect choice if you  don't know any kind of HTML codes or any programming languages. For making a WordPress.org website you will be needing..
  1. A Domain name  ( name of your website )
  2. A Hosting service ( for storing your files that will be served on the website )
  3. An Internet connection :p
Since this tutorial is about setting up a site for free we'll be getting a free sub domain ( like you get one while setting up a Blogger.com blog i.e. voidspes.blogspot.com ). But you can buy a Top level domain ( .com .org ) from any domain name registrars out there.  GoDaddy is one of the most famous domain name registrar.

All right guys let's start..


Step 1 : Get your self a free hosting

You'll need a hosting service for saving the wordpress files of your website. The recommended free hosting service provider is Hostinger.in. Why hostinger? it is the best free host i have ever seen.

Hostinger provides following specifications for free.
  • 2000 MB Disk Space
  • 100 GB Bandwidth
  • Free Subdomain
  • 2 MySQL Databases
  • 2 E-mails Accounts
  • Website Builder
  • Script Auto installer

Click the button above to get your self a lifetime free hosting.
You complete your first step by signing up at Hostinger. Next step is..

Step 2 : Setting up the host 

All right, in your hostinger control panel (https://cpanel.hostinger.in) click on NEW HOSTING.

hostinger cpanel
After that click on Order under free hosting..
Hosting plan hostinger

choose sub domain, Enter your website name @1 and select sub domain from 2 [in the image]. Enter password and click next.

free subdomain

on the next page you will be asked why you are creating this website write "For wordpress blog", do the human verification and complete your order. next is..

Step 3 : Installing WordPress

For installing WordPress on the site you created click on the + icon and select Auto Installer

auto installer

You will be redirected to the Auto Installer page of hostinger. Now type wordpress and select to install.

Wordpress installation

After that you'll see a setup form like image below. Note : please choose a not guessable user name and password for security of your site. This is the username and password which will be used to sign in to your wp-admin where you can update your website. Enter your email, website name and website tagline and click install.

wordpress setup

You can now see an installation in progress notice.Wait few minutes while installation completes. Now refresh the page.

Installation in progress
Installation in progress
Installation complete
Installation Complete

Step 4 : Log in to WordPress 

To log in simply type /wp-admin after your domain. 

for example to log into my website abc.xyz I will go to http://abc.xyz/wp-admin. type your username and you set while setting up the wordpress to log in.

That's it. now you have successfully installed wordpress on your own website for free. You can now do blogging or make a Portfolio website for your business. 

Next thing to learn is - > How to install a theme in your WordPress site.

Ciao..

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