Wordpress is a platform on which a large number of blogs are mounted, generally those who, after being with free providers -such as Blogger-, want to have better control of their space.
It is said that it takes 5 minutes to install, although understanding it takes a couple of hours the first time. It happens that every time I do it again I forget a step, so I feel that I write this to refer myself when I need it, as it happens with a good number of entries in this blog. Now the simplicity of online administration has evolved a lot, including finding files, installing plugins, templates, and updating a new version. Although I prefer to continue controlling the data from a local FTP handler, like DreamWeaver and writing offline with Live Writter.
Let's see in this case the steps prior to the famous 5 minutes:
1. Preliminary matters: To use Wordpress, it is required to have a paid domain and hosting, although to understand how it works, it is appropriate to first set up a blog on Wordpress.com, which is free although under a subdomain. In this case I am going to show the case of Geofumadas.com, mounted on Cpanel and managed from DreamWeaver.
2. Download WordPress. Without much return, You have to download it from the Wordpress.org page, there is always the latest version there. Then, the folder that we download in .zip format must be decompressed.
3. Configure FTP. For this, we are going to use DreamWeaver, before Macromedia, now Adobe.
First, let's create an FTP connection with my Cpanel account, where I have paid the hosting. The user and password of this case are invented, but these should have been given by your hosting provider.
From DreamWeaver, we select Site> Manage sites. Then we indicate that we will create a new site.
From the panel, in advanced option we are interested in the category Local Info.
We indicate the name, in this case Geofumadas
And the local directory, which may be in this case "My Documents / webgeofumadas"
Then in the remote management category we select:
Name of the lodging: Geofumadas.com
Cpanel user: geo
Cpanel Password: Fumadas21
If the button test We respond well, we are on track, otherwise, it may be a firewall problem or we have bad user data and password.
Once finished, we select OK, then Done.
4. Upload Wordpress.
If the connection is good, pressing the remote connection button will allow us to see the space we are paying with all its guts outside.
You should download the folder public_html, With the button Get files, then we see this directory on the local disk, and there we put all the folders and files of the Wordpress compressed that we downloaded. (Not the folder), but its content.
To upload them, we return to DreamWeaver, where we can already see them, select all these files and upload them with the green button Put files.
You have to have patience, because there are many files, and more than one can take depending on the type of connection that we have.
5. Verify that everything went up.
It usually happens, that later there are problems when installing, because a file was not copied, so the appropriate thing is to verify that everything went up completely.
To do this, select the folder public_html, We right click and select the option synchronize.
With this, the system will look for files that are not up, and at the end it asks us for the update option or the wonderful message that there is nothing to synchronize. Not doing this with an FTP manager can be complicated to know if everything is in order, although it is clear that from Cpanel it can be done as compressed and up there decompress it.
The following… are the famous 5 minutes. We will see it in another post.