Publishing Your WordPress Site

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Let’s go through the steps once again to summarise how to create our first WordPress site.

  1. Create a database and user in your hosting control panel
  2. Download latest wordpress installation and unzip it
  3. Rename wp-config-sample.php to wp-config.php and insert your database name and user name.
  4. Upload all the files to public_html folder using FTP
  5. Go to https://www.yourdomain.com/wp-admin/install.php to install WordPress
  6. Login to Dashboard from https://www.yourdomain.com/wp-admin
  7. Configure your WordPress for pretty url by choosing Custom Structure and enter /%category%/%postname%/
  8. Go to Widgets and add in what you want for your sidebar
  9. Create all your pages and publish
  10. Go to Menu and display the pages you want for your navigation. (Only for themes that support WordPress 3.0 menu)
  11. Go and create your first post and publish

That’s it! Your website is ready. You can continue to publish new posts every few days from now. Install a tracking plugin if you want to track how many visitors visited your new site.

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