How to install WordPress with Fantastico


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. – ‘’), 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:

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. Howard Platt 05. Sep, 2009 at 2:50 pm #

    I installed the blog but I forgot to name it so I went into my ftp account and deleted all the files under the domain I installed it on and then I tried to re-install it but it will not install because it says there is still a script there and my hosting company said that fantisco has a bug that does not completely uninstall wordpress and now I have to do it manually but wordpress instructions are lousy.

    Do you have any suggestions? I also bought the thesis theme would your seo plugin still be needed with that?

    Thank you!

    Jeff Johnson: Sorry, but the wordpress instructions are what I would suggest you use, or ask your host for help.

    I’ve never use the thesis theme so I’m not sure which components of TGSP would be overlapping, if any.

  2. Howard Platt 06. Sep, 2009 at 3:46 pm #

    I was able to get wordpress installed manually it turned out to be easier then I thought.

    I bought the Thesis theme because it was highly recommended and it is supposed to be the best theme for seo but then I came across your site and you appear to be an seo expert so now I am wondering if I did the right thing purchasing Thesis.

    Would your seo plugin still work for me or can you recommend any plugins that I should get for my new blog?

    Thanks for your time!

    Jeff Johnson: Sorry, but i have never used Thesis, so I can’t say what will happen.

    However, you can try it by installing Thesis, backing up your blog, and then installing traffic getting seo plugin.

    TGSP allows you to reverse the changes it makes, or pick and choose which to keep, and which not to.

  3. G. from Wealthy Affiliate Review 23. Sep, 2009 at 7:58 pm #

    Hi Jeff

    what your recommended WP version ?

    I got the latest one, think 8.4 but there are only 2 blog themes available, uggly as hell, and I don’t know if your SEO tool will work there.

    Thanks for help


    Jeff Johnson: There are thousands of free themes for 2.8… just search google and see our tutorials section for help installing them.

  4. Wendy 14. Oct, 2009 at 9:27 am #

    If I am starting from scratch, do I follow these instructions first and then change the theme after?

    Jeff Johnson: Doesn’t really matter since you have to have a blog installed before you install the plugin so choose or change the theme when you prefer to.

  5. marge 10. Nov, 2009 at 3:29 pm #

    I am very new at this. What do I do to make a blog and what is a plugin?

    Jeff Johnson: A blog is a content management system, much like a word processor on steroids. You use it to publish content on the web.

    A plugin adds functionality to a blog… it’s a piece of software that makes the blog better.

    This may help:

  6. Cate 21. Nov, 2009 at 7:36 pm #

    Hi Jeff,

    I have blogs on my web site with Can I still use your software? I can’t do my own hosting yet.

    Please let me know. Thanks!


    Jeff Johnson: sorry, but you need to host your own wordpress blog for the traffic getting seo plugin

  7. Susan 02. Dec, 2009 at 8:29 pm #

    Hi Jeff,

    I am launching a membership site using WordPress…

    Does your SEO blog support Wishlist Member and SimplePress?

    Will it support other more common plugins for Google analytics, or twitter?


    Jeff Johnson: We have tested it with wishlist but the software has been updated frequently so I can’t guarantee it.

    The newest version will have an analytics plugin, currently in beta.

    Basically, it works with thousands of other plugins. But there can be “issues” with some so backing up your site and testing it to verify compatibility for yourself is the best solution.

  8. susanne 12. Jan, 2010 at 1:43 am #

    Thanks for your information on installing WordPress! How can I install WordPress on my existing website? I want one or two pages as a blog and the rest of the website as a typical site. Is this possible? Thanks Susanne

    Jeff Johnson: Yes, you may install it in the same directory as an existing site as long as the page names aren’t identical (page1.php,page2.php, etc).

  9. mozahid 19. Mar, 2010 at 6:28 pm #

    I want to install Fanatastico in webhostingpad.
    but the following messeage comes:
    Install WordPress (2/3)

    The installation can not be completed:

    – You cannot install more than one script in the root directory of a domain.

    Click on the browser’s Back button to fix reported errors.

    What is the problem?

    • Jeff Johnson 20. Mar, 2010 at 12:24 am #

      Please ask your hosting provider for help; they would know more than anyone.

  10. Christine 18. Apr, 2010 at 4:08 pm #

    Thanks for the step by step. I had no issues installing. I even downloaded another template and “activated” it. I can “SEE” the template and get into the admin and everything…

    HOWEVER… WHERE ARE THE FILES HIDING? I am looking for the folder that houses the template so I can figure out the custom header options, etc.

    It is supposed to be in a folder called “blog”, right? That is what I told Fantastico.

    And given I can see the site ( they are somewhere, right?

    Yet, when I log into the FTP of the site… no such folder…. How do I find this?

    Thanks… hope you get this and can reply.

    • Jeff Johnson 18. Apr, 2010 at 6:16 pm #

      The easiest way would be to ask your web host. but you should be able to access the theme inside the wp admin panel under “Appearance” and once you choose the right them then use the “Editor” inside the “Appearance” section.

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