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For a layman or beginners, we shall start by explaining what WORDPRESS is?

What is WordPress?

At its core, WordPress is the simplest, most popular way to create your own website or blog. In fact, WordPress powers over 43.3% of all the websites on the Internet. Yes – more than one in four websites that you visit are likely powered by WordPress.

On a slightly more technical level, WordPress is an open-source content management system licensed under GPLv2, which means that anyone can use or modify the WordPress software for free. A content management system is basically a tool that makes it easy to manage important aspects of your website – like content – without needing to know anything about programming.

The end result is that WordPress makes building a website accessible to anyone – even people who aren’t developers.

What Kinds Of Websites Can WordPress Make?

Many years ago, WordPress was primarily a tool to create a blog, rather than more traditional websites. That hasn’t been true for a long time, though. Nowadays, thanks to changes to the core code, as well as WordPress’ massive ecosystem of plugins and themes, you can create any type of website with WordPress.

For example, not only does WordPress power a huge number of business sites and blogs, it’s also the most popular way to create an eCommerce store as well! With WordPress, you can create:

Having understood what WORDPRESS is, We shall be using the cPanel in this article to show how to install WordPress.

  1. Log in to your web hosting control panel and access your cPanel account.
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  1. Head to Softaculous Apps Installer and click WordPress.
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  1. Locate and click the WordPress Install Now button.
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  1. Make sure to fill in your Site Name, Site Description, Admin Username, Password, Email, and choose your preferred language.
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  1. This form also provides additional options to help get your WordPress site started:
  • There is a Select Plugin(s) option, including the Limit Login Attempts, Classic Editor, and Install LiteSpeed Cache plugins.
  • Here, you should also install a WordPress theme for your site. Click on Show All Themes to search for it in the directory.
  • To get all of your installation details, fill out the Email installation details to the field.
  1. Once you finish filling out the form, click Install.
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To access the installed WordPress Admin, click on the WP Admin icon under Current Installations.

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