If you no longer need a WordPress Plugin you installed, you can simply delete it. And this is how you do it:
You can use WordPress Themes to change the appearance of your blog. WordPress usually comes with a few Themes preinstalled. First, you need to find the Theme you want. Here is how to do it the simple way:
If you have already downloaded a Theme in .zip-Format (e.g. because it isn’t available for free), you can install it by uploading:
If you need are searching for a professional/premium Themes, I would recommend checking out Themeforest. There are a lot of great themes on there, so I’m pretty sure you will find one that suits your needs.
You can use WordPress Plugins to extend the functionality of your blog. Let’s say you want a contact form, so your visitors can send you an email if they have a question. First, you need to find the Plugin you want. Here is how to do it the simple way:
If you have downloaded a Plugin in .zip-Format (e.g. because it isn’t free), you can install it by uploading:
If you need are searching for a specific functionality and cannot find any Plugin for that, let me know by Twitter or comment on this post. I will help you finding the Plugin you need!
You will need a new database, so WordPress can save its data in it. If you are using iPage, you can use the installation tool, which automates the process.
If for some reason you would like to do it manually, follow the next steps. I describe them for iPage, but the steps will be similar for other hosting providers.
In this step you upload the files of the WordPress software. WordPress is written in PHP, so you will see a lot of files ending with .php. We will unzip the files before uploading them, depending on your hosting account you could also do that after uploading, but unzipping before should work everywhere.
Almost finished… now we use the WordPress install script to actually finish the installation. We need those database credentials you created before.
Use your web browser to go to the URL where you installed WordPress (so this will be either http://www.yourcoolblog.com or http://www.yourcoolblog.com/blog/ if you installed into a subdirectory). This also depends on the hosting configuration, they mostly allow you to configure the directory where the domain points to.
You will now be prompted to enter the database credentials you created before. After the installation process is complete, you can login to the WordPress Dashboard.That’s it!
If you are hosting on iPage, this is how you install WordPress.