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Installing WordPress – Video Tutorial

There’s no doubt in my mind that WordPress is an excellent content management system! It makes looking after your site so easy… and has excellent built in features that can really take you to the next level with your marketing!

And.. considering it is a FREE application, and is probably already available on your cPanel based web server (if Fantastico is installed) then I’ve only got to ask…

What ARE you waiting for?

If it’s the “technology” that’s got you procrastinating, then stop worrying about that right now! These videos I’m currently producing will help you over that hump, quite easily.

And here’s the first in this new tutorial series…

WordPress Installation Using cPanel/Fantastico

Oh… in case you were wondering why I had to do a video on this topic myself, when there are already so many other people who have done the same?

Well… they “miss” a few important issues that I feel you ought to know about…

Since most of them are NOT based on the current version of WordPress – 2.5 – that means there IS a place for a new series!

And I’ve based this series on a practical application as I ALSO demonstrate how to go about upgrading a normal “static” html based site that already exists, over to using WordPress to deliver content and drive traffic!

By doing that, I do one lot of work, and benefit multiple times from it! Good use of time there if you can get away with it!

So here goes… and follow along… almost in real time… while I carry out this upgrade!

WordPress Installation Tutorial
Duration: 7min 43 secs – File size: 7.5MB (opens in new window)

Video Summary:

  • This is for installation of WordPress 2.5 on a web server with cPanel and Fantastico
  • The whole installation process can be done really quickly – in only a few minutes.
  • Decide whether you want your “blog” installed in a sub-directory on your site, or at the top (root) level.
  • FIX the admin email – make sure you do NOT use the default cPanel login email address.
  • Once installed, EMAIL details of the installation to yourself for later reference.

Comments

7 Responses to “Installing WordPress – Video Tutorial”

  1. Miltski on April 24th, 2008 6:13 pm

    Great Video,
    Good to hear your voice,
    As a suggestion I would say, drop in the Online Fundamentals Logo or URL in the title or at the end or in the middle or all 3. Then upload to youtube to direct traffic back to Online Fundamentals.

    P.S. What’s that funny music in the background , sounds like a door bell or cell phone. (so quite, it’s not a problem anyway, just being nosey)

  2. Stephen Spry on April 24th, 2008 7:00 pm

    Hey Milt

    Good to see you here:) and thanks for the suggestions and encouragement!

    Yeah – still learning! The second vid went over the 10 mins, so I had to edit it extensively – amazing how many uhms, ahhs and pregnant pauses you can kill without really affecting much LOL

    The noise? Hmmm – will have to listen to that again – probably my chiming clock… or it could be my budgie… Yeah! It IS the budgie! Can’t get him to shut up. His name is “flouro” and now… he’s on the ‘net! Might have to start a fan page for him soon…

    Cheers
    Stephen

  3. Miltski on April 24th, 2008 7:31 pm

    Thanks Stephen, it’s good to be here,
    Marketing at it’s best,
    Flouro’s Top Marketing Tips !
    LOL,

    Milt.

    Seriously, bring him out of the shadows, get him in your titles. People won’t forget your tutorial. The one with the Budgie in the intro. LOL.

  4. Stephen Spry on April 24th, 2008 8:41 pm

    Shhhhh… don’t give away my plans!

  5. Stephen Spry on April 24th, 2008 8:42 pm

    Come to think of it… people might pay more attention to a budgie!

  6. Gene on April 28th, 2008 1:12 am

    Hi Stephen … And All Readers of This Blog,

    This guy Spry is the real deal. We met online through another series of WordPress help videos. I was in serious trouble ( which is one notch up from “where’s da ‘on’ key”, for me) with an installation problem, and Stephen offered to help me find a way out of it.

    There was a flurry of emails back and forth, and Stephen never flinched once (well, I don’t have a webcam, so I not really sure what his actual physical reaction was).

    Problem solved. Just hope I can find a way to seriously return the favor.

    Gene

  7. Stephen Spry on April 28th, 2008 8:00 am

    Hey Gene

    No problems with that at all! Glad to help and I am pleased that you were able to put your trust in me to do that.

    As I explained to other people I’ve been helping out… it helps ME because it reminds me HOW to put the things I’m trying to teach into the reach of my target audience… something that can be very hard to do when you’ve been doing it for so long.

    I ALSO put the link to your site in your comment so people can go visit hawaii4newbies.com/ to see what you’re up to!

    Thanks for commenting… and tell all your friends LOL – that will be payback enough.

    Cheers
    Stephen

    P.S. And just to prove that age is NO barrier to getting online… I’ll let you in on a little secret… Gene is well into his 70’s 🙂

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