Using WordPress to create a website

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WordPress is the world’s most popular way to create Web pages and blog posts. You can use it to create a website in minutes, and all our hosting accounts include WordPress at no extra charge.

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Installing WordPress

Installing WordPress is easy with our “one click installer”. To use it:

  1. Login to the “My Account” control panel (having trouble?)
  2. 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, 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 do not need to be the same as your main username and password with us.

By the way, if you want to try out WordPress without affecting your “live” site to start with, our Testing WordPress page explains how to do so. And if you need to copy an existing WordPress site from another server, see Duplicating a WordPress Site.

What can I do with WordPress?

WordPress lets you create a website that looks the way you want, without needing to know how to edit HTML files. You create the site entirely using your web browser — you don’t need extra software or technical knowledge.

If you’re not familiar with WordPress, the WordPress site 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.