This is the fourth article in our Making an Author Site with WordPress series. If you already have WordPress installed, you can skip to the next section linked at the end of this article.
WordPress is a pretty easy install if you know how to FTP and create a database. For those that may not want to tackle uploading files, we have a quick install tool at BryZar Web Services that makes it simple to get up and running. All you need is your database info and you’re all set. Not sure about that either? No problem – just send us a ticket for help.
For those that want to FTP the files to your server, we suggest using Filezilla or WinSCP. You would first unzip the files on your computer and then open that folder in your FTP program, in the left column. Please see the documentation at Filezilla for screenshots and tips. You can upload the files to your public_html folder or make a subfolder if you prefer. Either way works fine. We also have tips for using WinSCP if you prefer that. Screenshots are included there as well.
After the files are uploaded, or if using the quick install at BryZar, you’ll open the browser to your domain and follow the step by step instructions. At one point, you’ll need to enter your database details that you copied down when you made your database.
You’ll fill in your site title (the name of your site), username, email address and password that you want to use for the admin user, and choose whether you want search engines to access the site (you can change this later when ready). It’s important to write down your log in info so you can log in to your website.
If you’re still not sure about installing WordPress, our clients can drop us a line in our BryZar support portal.