In this tutorial, we are going to discuss the steps in installing WordPress in BigRock.
Installing WordPress in BigRock
As of today, WordPress is the most popular choice when we talk about Content Management System or CMS. This is because WordPress is design to be user friendly so that everybody could create a website of their own. However, even if the functionalities are easy to use, the installation of WordPress itself is a bit tricky to the beginners.
Of course we need our website to have a domain and a hosting service. Fortunately, Bigrock is made compatible for WordPress users.
WordPress installation in Bigrock was made possible by a commercial script library Softaculous. Now installing WordPress is made much more easier. These are the following steps for installing WordPress in Bigrock.
Login to your cPanel, then scroll down and find Softaculous App Installer Panel. Under it you can find the WordPress icon, click it.
After you click the WordPress icon, you will see an Install button, click it. You will see a text field that will ask for the details needed for the setup such as the username and password, WordPress installation directory, your website title, description and other necessary details.
You have to leave In Directory empty unless you wanted to load your website over a sub-directory. For the Protocol, you have to choose http://. Make sure you have filled the fields for Site Name, Site Description, Username, Password and your Admin Email. Choose your preferred language.
For your database, you can leave the default value but it is advisable to change it for security purposes.
Click Install button.
That was it. Just wait for a few minutes for the installation to be done. When the installation is complete, all you need to do is to add the contents for your website. You also need to have a good design to satisfy your visitors. Fortunately, WordPress is very easy to design because of the themes.
WordPress themes are available for free or for purchase. The best thing about themes is there are lots of it to choose from. If your website is about movie reviews you could download for free or purchase a themed specifically designed for movie reviews.
Now, since you already done installing WordPress on Bigrock, we are now going to install a theme for your website.
The first thing that you need to do is to go to www.wordpress.org/themes to search for themes. Type a keyword depending on what kind of website that wanted and choose your preferred theme. Download that theme and save it on your computer.
After downloading the theme, open the admin panel of your WordPress site. The link would be example.com/wp-admin. Fill in the login credentials. After successfully logging in you will be directed to the WordPress dashboard.
Now we are going to install the theme that you have downloaded earlier. To do that, click the Appearance on the left menu. Click Install Themes tab. You will see in this tab the options for the theme of your website. For now we are going to use the Upload functionality. Click Upload and then upload the zip file of the theme you have downloaded earlier.
After uploading, click Activate to apply the uploaded theme to your website. You need to change the colors, image files, headers, sliders, logo etc. depending to your preferred style and type of website. You can do the editing by clicking theme options that could also be seen on Appearance.