How to Install WordPress Video Tutorial Updated

Teli Adlam —  June 12, 2007

While contemplating ways to turn my 7 month old niece into the world’s youngest professional blogger, I knew the first step in the process would be to set her up with a WordPress blog.

This task has given me the opportunity to update my previous WordPress installation video, which was using WordPress 1.5. Though the process of installation hasn’t truly changed, this updated video will look more up to date because of the WordPress 2.2 admin panel.

In this version, I’ve skipped the database creation step because I’ve already done a MySQL tutorial (for cPanel users). This WordPress installation video jumps right into downloading the WordPress software, un-zipping it, uploading it (I’m still using FileZilla), and installing it.

Flash player is required to view the video. If you don’t have it, you can snag a free copy from the Adobe website. And the same caveats apply:

  • You are on PC (however, Mac users can still get the idea)
  • You are brand new to WordPress (this is basic info)
  • You understand how to use your FTP program

How to Install WordPress 2.2 Video Tutorial (~4 min.)

(You can still view the legacy WordPress 1.5 installation video if you like. It goes through the entire process from start to finish, including creating a database.)

If you’d like to link to this entry, you can use the code below:
<a href="http://www.optiniche.com/blog/300/wordpress-install-video/">WordPress installation video tutorial</a>

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14 responses to How to Install WordPress Video Tutorial Updated

  1. What do I do after installing WordPress? When I go back to wordpress.com and login, the theme and articles are still of what I did on wordpress and not of what I updated on my localhost site. Which theme will visitors see when they visit my site? Can you please provide video tutorial of what people do after installing?

  2. Hi Ket,
    First, you should read my 5 Star post about WordPress and WordPress.com which explains the difference between the two.

    Once you understand that WP and WP.com are two different things, you should note that you cannot develop a WP install on your localhost (i.e. your computer) and bring it into your WP.com blog.

    You need your own domain name, hosting account, and WP installation if you want more flexibility.

    If you want to change what your theme looks like for your WP.com blog, then you need to change it from the Presentation menu. You’re only allowed to use the themes they provide or you can purchase an upgrade which will allow you to customize your CSS.

    ~ Teli

  3. Thanks, Teli

    You are very helpful

  4. First, thank you for your thoughtfulness and time in making these videos. I’m sure many appreciate it. I certainly do. I used your link to put on my site for my future visitors when I launch my site.

    Well, I installed 30 blogs before finding your site, but I failed to create databases with them. Can I create a database for each blog now that the blogs are already installed? Could you tell me how to do it, or is editing the wp-config file enough or do I have to edit the wp-config file and re-install?

    Thank you.

  5. Hello Rae,
    If you didn’t create a database, your WordPress installations would fail with an error that it wasn’t able to establish a connection to the database. That said, if you’ve already installed 30 WordPress blogs, then a database had to have been created for each — as an aside, if you did the installations using a third party script, such as Fantastico, then it would have already created the database information for you.

    ~ Teli

  6. Thank you, Teli. After I left your site I went back to my Yahoo site. Yahoo has made everthing so easy, but being computer illiterate it still wasn’t easy enough for me. After reading the Help section over and over again, I realized that Yahoo. had created the databases already when I installed WP, but I was so tired I wasn’t paying attention, and all I had to do was create a folder with the phpMyAdmin interface and log into that page, and all my databases were there.

    Now if I could just figure out how to embed your blog, along with some others, onto my blog, for my visitors. It takes time, but I’ll get it done!

    Thank you so much again for your time and those videos!

  7. Thank you so much for the Install WordPress Tutorial.

    I am a complete novice at all of this and could not have done it without your tutorial.

  8. Dallas Hernandez November 20, 2007 at 7:00 am

    I like your site and this is a wonderful tutorial. Thank you for producing it.

  9. Very nice video. However, I thought that it’s much easier to install wordpress blog through Fantastico. Almost all of the current hosts have Fantastico in their cPanel.

  10. Thanks Teli,
    I am a complete newbe,I have a hosting account with cpanel.
    I was told to upload WP using Fantictico?
    I did but I can t get it to function. Do I need To do your steps first?
    Tom

  11. Hello Tom,
    Please see the Fantastico tutorial.

    ~Teli

  12. I created a blog with Word Press and went in to add/edit categories. I am unable to find the button to process to website, no changes are visual on site. I am a new blogger with minimal technical knowledge of the computer. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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