Today I helped Garth put together his new website for his business, Synenergywellbeing. I had to research how this was done in WordPress because it has been some time since I last did this for my own site and I had forgotten.
It took me a while, but eventually I got it.
Points to note:
1. Download and unzip the WordPress files from the WordPress site on the net.
2. Set up your MySQL database, ensuring all the admin rights have been assigned to the database admin user, as instructed.
3. Change the parameters in the first three lines of code within the wp-admin/config-sample.pmp file on the computer, save it again as config.pmp then upload it to the server (an ftp application is needed for this and I use FireFTP in Firefox. The server access details are needed of course, available from the internet service provider).
4. In the web browser, go to the location of the setup file and follow the on-screen instructions.
Things must be done in the correct order, no mistakes.
The picture on the left is of Garth running a marathon. I felt a bit like this myself in doing the website. But now that it works, I feel like I’ve achieved something worthwhile.