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    Default Help Maybe? Wordpress.

    I really hate to be so needy but I swear I will pay it forward.

    I am drowning. I always considered myself somewhat techy. Not quite geeky tech but enough to answer most people's questions about a computer.

    I met my match today.

    Wordpress has me in a pretzel.

    Can someone walk me through it step by baby step? I have read two different tutorials on how to "install" it.

    Um, it isn't going well.

    I did manage to unzip it. I even opened up the read me in the folder. I tried the first step and hit a wall.

    It is now sitting in a folder on my desktop taunting me. Laughing even.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sunrise_rachel View Post
    I really hate to be so needy but I swear I will pay it forward.

    I am drowning. I always considered myself somewhat techy. Not quite geeky tech but enough to answer most people's questions about a computer.

    I met my match today.

    Wordpress has me in a pretzel.

    Can someone walk me through it step by baby step? I have read two different tutorials on how to "install" it.

    Um, it isn't going well.

    I did manage to unzip it. I even opened up the read me in the folder. I tried the first step and hit a wall.

    It is now sitting in a folder on my desktop taunting me. Laughing even.
    What hosting company are you with?

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    Cingular Should I ask him? I have bothered him a bunch already today!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sunrise_rachel View Post
    Cingular Should I ask him? I have bothered him a bunch already today!
    If you have a cleint log in that takes you to a control panel ( usually C-Panel), check and see if they offer WordPress as a one click install.
    Or contact support and ask.

    If not, you'll need to do a manual install. For you'll need FTP access...but we'll cross the bridge if we have to.

    Find out about the one click install.

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    I just did a quick search for cingular. I'm guessing you're on their bronze package and it looks like the control panel you get with them is cPanel. When you login and go to the control panel you should see a whole lot of icons on the right. Look for one called Fantastico. It'll take you to a new page with a list of things you can install and WordPress will be one of them.

    When you click to install WordPress it should ask you for some basic information like an email address. If it gives you the option of choosing a username, do choose one instead of the default admin. You can have WordPress generate the password for you. I forget if you get asked anything else. Once you supply the info and click to install it should take a few seconds and you'll have a WordPress site running. The installed should also offer to take you to the admin side of your site where you can login.

    If for some reason that doesn't work just let us know and we'll walk you through whatever we need to get you up and running.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sunrise_rachel View Post
    Cingular Should I ask him? I have bothered him a bunch already today!
    Just say the word and I will get it installed/configured for you!

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    I just did a quick search for cingular.
    Guess I need to improve my signature

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    d'oh. I knew it sounded familiar and I knew the site looked familiar. See how wonderfully observant I am?

    By the way if I never told you before, good job on the site. Nice and easy to use and very quick.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vangogh View Post
    d'oh. I knew it sounded familiar and I knew the site looked familiar. See how wonderfully observant I am?
    No worries, I'll blame it on being Friday and a long work week

    Quote Originally Posted by vangogh View Post
    By the way if I never told you before, good job on the site. Nice and easy to use and very quick.
    Thanks, but I can't take full credit (for the design anyway). The guys over at RocketTheme.com put out some real nice templates for Joomla (WordPress, phpBB3 and Magento too...but a bit delayed).

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    WELL.... I went to the Cpanel and I am totally excited. I auto responders and mailing lists. I have email addresses I can use for others.

    I found the Wordpress installer and installed it but it has a blogish look. Is that the right one?

    I am so glad I came here!

    ETA: I can add a forum? That was one of my goals!

    ETA again: I got the Wordpress app installed and I am going. I feel like a kid in a candy store right now.
    Last edited by sunrise_rachel; 04-27-2013 at 01:38 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sunrise_rachel View Post
    WELL.... I went to the Cpanel and I am totally excited. I auto responders and mailing lists. I have email addresses I can use for others.

    I found the Wordpress installer and installed it but it has a blogish look. Is that the right one?
    That's the default theme. You can change it to something else, or set it up and customize it.
    All it takes it a little HTML on the page. You don't have to get into coding or hacking the files just to make a page look nice.


    Quote Originally Posted by sunrise_rachel View Post
    ETA: I can add a forum? That was one of my goals!
    Glad you are exited. Now slow down. Let's get the basics under your belt:
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