Install WordPress with Fantastico De Luxe
The WordPress content management system (CMS) has revolutionized the Internet and has become a crowd favorite here at Slingshot SEO. Together with Fantastico De Luxe, WordPress is by far the easiest way to create and maintain a website for techies and beginners alike.
In five steps, you can install one of the most robust content management systems on the planet. Three more after that and you’re a world-class webmaster!
This step is the most important step because it requires more than just a click. The information you enter here needs to be written down and kept in a secured place, especially the administrator username and password.
- The dropdown menu on the right will show you the various domains and subdomains you can install WordPress on.
- It is important to select the appropriate domain so that the WordPress install goes smoothly and in the appropriate place.
- Installing WordPress in a directory is the selection you should choose if you do not want to use WordPress for the CMS of your whole site.
- If you select this option, WordPress will simply be installed in a new directory rather than the root folder.
- Ex: yourdomain.com/blog/, rather than yourdomain.com
- The admin username is what will be used to login to the WordPress install every time.
- It is very tedious to change the admin username later, so use one that you really like.
- This will not be displayed on your site like the admin nickname.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Do not use “admin” as your username because it decreases the level of security of your site. Many people choose “admin,” this means a spammer only needs to figure out your password to get in, rather than both password and username.
- Just like the admin username, the admin password will be needed every time you login to WordPress.
- Unlike the admin username, changing the admin password is very easy. Simply click on the “Users” tab in the
WordPress Dashboard and type in your new password (twice).
IMPORTANT NOTE: Like all passwords, the admin password should include many arbitrary numbers and letters with varying cases to ensure security.
- The admin nickname will be displayed as the author’s name for any post made by the admin user.
- The admin nickname will also be displayed in any site moderation.
- The admin e-mail is a required field and should be a real e-mail address.
- This e-mail will be the go-to email for comments in moderation, e-mails sent through forms (unless otherwise
changed) and pretty much any other communication from your site’s users.
- The site name is a WordPress feature that displays the site’s name at the top left corner of most WordPress themes and links to the homepage. It is much like a logo on other sites.
- This can be changed at any time in the WordPress dashboard in the “General” settings dashboard under the “Settings” tab.
- The site description is also known as the “Tagline” of the site. The default description for WordPress sites is “Just another WordPress site.”
- This description will be displayed under the site name by default. The tagline changed at any time in the WordPress dashboard in the “General” settings dashboard under the “Settings” tab.