How to install WordPress with Fantastico

Summary

This process will show you how install WordPress with Fantastico.

Using Fantastico is the fastest and easiest way to install wordpress.

The whole wordpress installation process takes less than 5 minutes with fantastico.

No database setup, no file uploads… push a button and Fantastico does all the work for you.

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Step-by-Step Process

Step 1.Login to your cPanel enabled web host

Step 2.Click on [Fantastico De Luxe].

Step 3.Click on [Wordpress] on the left, then click on [New Installation].

Step 4.Fill in the installation form, similar to the screenshot below:

4.1.Install on domain – Select the domain to install WordPress on

4.2. Install directory – If you want your blog in a different location than the root (i.e. – ‘domain.com/blog’), provide a directory name. (Optional)

4.3. Administrator username – Type in a username to access your WordPress blog

4.4.Administrator password – Type in a password to access your WordPress blog

4.5.Admin nickname – Type in a admin nickname

4.6. Admin email address – This is the email address associated with the admin.  For example, if you lose your blog’s password, you can request a new password, which will be sent to this email address.

4.7.Site Name – Type in the name of your blog

4.8. Description – Type in a short description about your blog.

Step 5.Click [Install WordPress].

Step 6.Click on [Finish installation].

Step 7.Save your blog’s Username and Password and click on the link that looks similar to this: http://www.yourdomain.com/wp-admin

Step 8.Type your Username and Password that you got from your previous step in the login screen and click [Log In].

Step 9.After logging in you should be brought to your blog’s Dashboard similar to the screen shot below:

Step 10.Finally click on [Visit Site] in the top left of your WordPress Dashboard to see your newly installed blog!

Step 11.Your new blog should look similar to the one below:

Step 12.At this point you have successfully completed the installation of your new WordPress blog using Fantastico!

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33 Responses to “How to install WordPress with Fantastico”

  1. Jonathan 18. May, 2010 at 8:44 am #

    Hey there guys. Having trouble with uploading the SEO Plugin.

    I’ve got it downloaded to my desktop as a folder. When it downloaded the folder was automatically titled “seo-blog”. I’m on a Mac so I did nothing to the folder.

    I followed the directions on the site for uploading the plugin. But when I get to the upload button on WordPress it won’t pick up the folder. If I drag it in there it just shows me all the files within the folder.

    I’m missing a step here, I know, but can’t really tell what it is.

    I don’t really have an option to unzip the folder, and when it gets saved it doesn’t have a .zip extension so I’m not sure wordpress is picking it up correctly.

    Help?

    Jonathan –

    • Jeff Johnson 21. May, 2010 at 11:15 am #

      Try downloading again, and make sure you select Save File rather than Open File. It sounds like the file was automatically unzipped. You could alternatively just add the folder to a .zip file and upload it using WordPress’ plugin installer.

  2. Roger 24. Sep, 2010 at 1:03 pm #

    Great info. Very helpful

    Many thanks,
    Roger

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  4. arvinda shah 14. Jan, 2012 at 10:18 pm #

    Great information,
    very help full.

    Arvinda shah

  5. SeoWritingExpert 24. Apr, 2012 at 6:28 am #

    This is such a simple tutorial on WP installation, that I am sure my 7 year old will also be able to follow. Many Thanks.

  6. Roni Mmi 07. Feb, 2013 at 12:39 am #

    Hi, thanks for your nice tutorial. i just installed WordPress on my server. its seems easy for me to install in Cpanel. but my previous host was in EHCP Control panel. so. i was confused.

  7. Mervin Bering 19. Mar, 2013 at 6:54 pm #

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  8. Tolulope Olulana 04. Jun, 2013 at 6:49 am #

    Thanks a lot Jeff. Very apt and comprehensible. However, Jeff can I
    Ask a question? Why is it that Fantatisco is not available on some hosting
    service providers’ Cpanel. Is it that Fantatisco must be installed in an event that a particular Cpanel lacks it? Thank you

    • Jeff Johnson 04. Jun, 2013 at 7:14 am #

      I’m glad you enjoyed it.

      Fantastico is something the hosting providers choose to provide, some do, some don’t… it installs third party applications and some hosting provides either don’t want them on their servers or they don’t want the headache of their clients asking them for support on those third party applications.

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