Step 4: Install WordPress

Okay, now it’s time to install the backbone of your site, the WordPress install. It takes literally a few clicks of a button.

1.) First, log into your web hosting account using the login info found in the email from Hostgator.

Go to the “Control Panel” Url on the email and enter in your username and password.

2.) Once you are logged in, you with see your “C Panel” control panel screen. Look at the bottom for the “Services” icon specifically the one that says “Fantastico!”

Click it!

3.) On the next screen you’ll see the option for “WordPress”, like this:

Click the WordPress button and then…

4.) You’ll have the option of creating a new install (hint: you can install hundreds¬†of WordPress blogs on one hosting account. But for now, it’s just one).

Click “New Installation”

5.) Finally, uou will come to the WordPress install screen, like this below:

Fill in all the fields for your own website, and remember your username and password!

Click Install WordPress and Voila! You’ve just set up your first website!

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