WordPress Install Help

So you have decided to get into the blogging world and need wordpress install help? Great, let me give you a hand in the step-by-step process of getting your blog up and going!

Welcome back to Day 2! Congrats on taking the first steps yesterday to becoming an internet entrepreneur! Now it’s time to create your blog and install some essential plugins that will help in your blog’s S.E.O. as well as other convenient features.

Since you have signed up with Hostgator for hosting services, I will describe the process for getting your single click install for wordpress. Start by logging into your email, which you signed up with Hostgator under.

How to install WordPress | Advanced Administration Handbook | WordPress Developer Resources

Under the email, look for the following:

“Until your DNS has changed over to our nameservers, you can access your cPanel at:”


Under that, you will have an I.P. address with the ending having /Cpanel. Go ahead and click on that now and login using the login you created; if you forgot, it is also in this email. Once logged in, you will have a screen that looks like this.

Great, now, as in the picture, click on the Fantastico De Luxe. This is where you can do single-click installs on hundreds of different web-based software. It’s a great utility, one reason HostGator sets itself apart from the rest!

After clicking on that, you will be presented with this screen.

Click on the WordPress login and follow the instructions. This will now install WordPress on your Domain, and you will be ready to plug away in less than 30 seconds. Now you have your first WordPress blog installed on your domain!

After everything is installed, you will want to visit the following URL. Point your browser to []. This will allow you to log in to your new blog with the password and login you created in the Cpanel single-click install. This will enable you to have access to everything that WordPress has to offer.

Now it’s time to install some necessary WordPress plugins and themes if you change the blog’s theme. Again, changing the music is up to you, but I highly suggest installing the following plugins for your WordPress blog. These will help you gain high organic search results and have the necessary tools to be an internet entrepreneur.

Here are the plugins that you will want to download. Please RIGHT CLICK and go to Save As!

All In One S.E.O.
Google Sitemaps
Now you have the necessary tools to optimize your WordPress for Google’s search engines and other major search engines, as well as a Google sitemap! You will now need to install these plugins into your WordPress. This may seem complicated or technical, but it isn’t! You will be wonderful if you follow exactly what I say.
Head over to the SmartFTP website and choose your Operating System for installation. Smart FTP Website. After installing the Smart FTP program, you must go to the main screen. Under the main screen, you will see the following fields.

Enter your domain in the YOUR-DOMAIN.COM field, with your username and password to the right of that. Go ahead and click the green arrow once those fields are filled in. The program will log in to your website, and you now have access to all your folders on your website. DO NOT PLAY AROUND. This is your whole website; you don’t want to go and click around if you aren’t familiar with everything. You can ruin your website and everything you have done up until this point.

From here, you will want to click on the Public_HTML folder displayed on the left side screen. Then click on YOUR DOMAIN folder that is listed underneath the Public_HTML folder. Great, you are almost finished. Now click on the WP-CONTENT folder. This will open the WP-Content folder, and you will have access to the plugins folder. This is displayed directly under the WP-CONTENT folder that you just clicked on. Go ahead and click on the plugins folder. This is where you will copy those two files I told you to download above. Go ahead and open the saved folder and drag and drop them into the PLUGINS folder. Ensure you have the plugins folder highlighted when you drag and drop them into this folder!

Now that you are almost finished, close out of the Smart FTP program once you see that the files have been transferred and the Smart FTP program has completed its tasks. It shouldn’t take long to upload those files, maybe 2-3 minutes at most.

Head back into Internet Explorer, Firefox, or whatever you use, go to your YOURDOMAIN.COM/wp-admin, and log in to your WordPress blog.

From here, you will want to click on the Plugins tab on the far right of your WordPress admin screen. Now, you will see the two plugins you just uploaded to your WordPress blog. Go ahead and find them listed below and click the ‘Activate’ button to the right of them. This will now activate and install those plugins!

Now comes the part where you have to think a little bit. Once you have activated both of those plugins, head over to the ‘Settings’ tab right next to the Plugins one you just selected.

Now look for the All-In-One SEO and the XML Sitemaps buttons just added to your blog. Let’s start with the All-In-One SEO. Select that option now.

From here, you will need to enter the following fields to ensure your blog is optimized correctly for the keywords you are trying to target.

If you are a little lost on which keywords to target, let’s return to the bass fishing theme used in yesterday’s guide. Open up the Wordtracker Free Keyword Tool. This will bring us back to the tool to get some ideas for keywords for our title and description and keywords.

By typing Bass Fishing into the keyword tool, we are presented with keywords similar to the Bass Fishing theme and searched frequently. You want keywords that are searched; you aren’t looking for keywords that are never searched because it’s most likely you won’t get much traffic from them.

We will target the following keywords: bass fishing techniques, bass fishing homepage, bass fishing reports, and bass fishing tips.

In your title under the All in One SEO plugin, choose a title that is your MAIN keyword. In this case, let’s use the title Bass Fishing Techniques – The Complete Bass Fishing Homepage.

This will help for the keywords Bass Fishing Techniques and Bass Fishing Homepage. Use the Wordtracker tool to find keywords for your description and the ‘home keywords’ fields. Your description shouldn’t be ONLY keywords and sound like a human can read/write it. So try and create a captivating message to have people click on your homepage from Google, which has a few keywords.

The ‘Home Keywords’ you use will be found in the Wordtracker tool. Just fill them in with a comma between each keyword!

Ok! Almost done; leave all the other fields alone unless you know what you are doing. Scroll down to the bottom and select the Update Options button. Don’t do the ONE CLICK upgrade button at the top of the screen, which only updates the latest version’s plugin. It doesn’t update your S.E.O.

I’m almost done; I know it has been a long day, but you are practically finished. We need to create the Google Sitemap, and you are finished with Day 2! Great job today, by the way; I’m very proud of you.

Go to the Settings button on the right side of your WordPress admin login. Select the XML-Sitemap button. This is the easiest plugin to configure. Just click the ‘BUILD sitemap button’ or whatever the variation is. That’s it! You are finished once it tells you that the sitemap has been updated! You have built the sitemap for Google and notified Google that you are human and exist.

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