Using WordPress to create a Web site
WordPress is the world’s most popular blog and Web page creator. You can use it to create a Web site or blog in minutes, and there’s no extra charge.
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Installing WordPress is easy with our “one click installer”. To use it:
- Login to the “My Account” control panel (having trouble?)
- Click Install WordPress
Then just answer the two questions it asks about where you want to install WordPress and how you plan to use it. WordPress will be installed for you.
After it’s installed it, you’ll be shown a link that allows you to configure your WordPress site. Keep in mind that the username and password you create for WordPress are only used for managing WordPress, and are not the same as your main username and password with us (unless you explicitly choose to make them the same).
By the way, if you want to test and configure WordPress without affecting your “live” site to start with, our Testing WordPress page explains how to do so.
What can I do with WordPress?
WordPress is extremely flexible and lets you create a Web site that looks the way you want. If you’re not familiar with WordPress, the WordPress Lessons on the WordPress site are a great tutorial that walks you through all the important WordPress features.
How do I upgrade WordPress?
From time to time, the WordPress software developers release new versions of the WordPress software. You’ll occasionally see notices about these upgrades in the WordPress Dashboard. You should always follow the simple prompts to upgrade whenever you see one.