How: We’ll use the SiteGround auto-installer to get WordPress up and running on your domain. First thing you’ll need to do is log into your SiteGround User Area. Once you’re in your user area, you’ll click your My Account tab, and then the red Go to CPanel button directly below it:
After getting into your CPanel, scroll down to the Autoinstallers section and click the WordPress option:
You’ll find a little blurb about what WordPress is at the top of the next screen, and an Install Now link directly under it. Click on Install Now. This will be the “hardest part” but once you get going, it’s really not difficult at all!
Here’s what the installation page will look like:
This page looks like a LOT, but here’s how it breaks down:
Choose Protocol: https
Choose Domain: Select your .com address (if you have more than one)
In Directory: If you want your blog to be accessible at yourdomain.com, leave blank. If you want your blog to be accessible at yourdomain.com/blog, enter “blog” or whichever word you’d like to use.
Site Name: Your blog’s name
Site Description: A short description of your content – you can change this later!
Enable Multisite: Leave unchecked unless you know what you’re doing
Admin Username: Your email address or preferred username
Admin Password: Your chosen password
Admin Email: Your alternate email address (preferably one not associated with your domain)
Choose Language: Your language
Select Plugins: Leave both unchecked
Choose a Theme to Install: None
Advanced Options: Leave as-is
That’s it! Now click the Install button. The Autoinstaller will do its thing:
And leave you with a page that includes your WordPress login information:
You’ll also receive a copy of your login info via email, to the address entered during the auto-installation process. I recommend bookmarking your /wp-admin address at this point, just to make it really easy to find and access!
Go ahead and click your /wp-admin link, and you’ll be taken to your new WordPress install!!:
That’s it! You’re ready to go. From here, you can install some WordPress plugins, find yourself a theme that suits your brand best (I really, 100% recommend Divi – it’s how I build all my blogs and landing pages!) and start writing your first post.