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I Hate the World...I can't Install WordPress

Discussion in 'WordPress' started by waxingpoetic, Jan 4, 2008.

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    Ok, so I don't *really* hate the world...or even anyone really, but I hate that I can't install WordPress...can someone help me out? Thanks.
    SEMrush
     
    waxingpoetic, Jan 4, 2008 IP
    SEMrush
  2. MeetHere

    MeetHere Prominent Member

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    whats your problem man. ?
    Calm down :D

    From your signature, i can see you are a problogger :p
     
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    waxingpoetic Well-Known Member

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    :D Yeah a problogger on FREE stuff that doesn't require a genius to set it up. :D

    I'm attempting to move my Blogger over to WordPress.

    Ok, so...I've got hosting, I've got WordPress downloaded and unzipped. I went to their 5-minute install...for the last hour. LOL I feel like an idiot.

    My hosting is free, but no ads. I have 15GB, with 50GB bandwidth. I have FTP access. I tried configuring that to no avail. I just have no idea what I'm doing, but I want to learn.

    Know of any helpful step by steps? I'm Googling.

    I should have just sprang for one of WordPress' hosting partners with that one-click install, but I'm broke and cheap.
     
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    Linkbait Peon

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    You need mysql to run wordpress bro.
     
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    waxingpoetic Well-Known Member

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    And MySQL skills as well probably, huh? *smacks self* You know, 7 bucks a month for a one-click install isn't bad...I may just have to wait. I do have MySQL in my package...and the other requirements listed on the WP site. I'm going to have to study up on how to use them.
     
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    if you sign up with bluehost for domain and hosting wordpress is free and you just have to log in. A lot easier!
     
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    The Emirates Gallastico Banned

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    I think InsaneGB.com (free hosting) offer Fantastico (one click install of WordPress), not sure though, I know they have cPanel...
     
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    waxingpoetic Well-Known Member

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    Wow, yeah...their package is hard to beat. Hmmm.....
     
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    dont you have fantastico ?

    OR hire some freelancer :D
     
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    waxingpoetic Well-Known Member

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    I'm checking it out right now! It lists Fantastico on the hope page under free signup. *signing up* Nothing to lose, it's free, right. Are you pretending to study like I am pretending to work? ;) I'm so going to get fired. LOL

    One more question...does WordPress.org have the import feature for Blogger posts like WordPress.com?

    Rep added to all...thanks for your help!!!
     
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    Bluehost comes with fantastico.

    PM me and I'll hook you up with some extras to go along with it.
     
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    I have world press and it was an easy 1 click install...used the fantastico that comes with the cpanel.

    Although I know your pain since it says there is an upgrade available and I have no clue how to do it and won't even attempt it...lol
     
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    waxingpoetic Well-Known Member

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    Dun dun dun...this move is complete and I've already started importing my posts. Thanks a million to everyone who helped.
     
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    If you sign up with a web hosting like Bluehost (check link in sig), there is a one-click install feature where you can install WordPress in literally one click. Signing up with a free host is a very bad idea, especially for a blog.
     
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    I got DowntownHost and they have Fantastico too. Wordpress was a breeze to install.
     
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    waxingpoetic Well-Known Member

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    Bluehost has very reasonable prices...unless you have no money like me...and I mean literally...no money. So a free host is the most feasible choice right now. It *could* be a bad idea if one is not smart about backing up their files, etc. I'll just have to be careful. :D
     
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    No money at all? Then how do you eat? Where do you live? You have to have SOME money.
     
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    waxingpoetic Well-Known Member

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    I spend all my money on food, a place to live, etc. I don't have surplus right now...that's the whole point of attempting to make money online. It would be nice to go out and have fun once in a while....or buy things online.
     
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    ARGH!!! I hate f*cking WordPress. Everything is a f*cking act of Congress to implement. I can't get Adsense on it. I don't have any of my widgets on it yet...because well, act of Congress. Maybe non-technical idiots like me should just stick to Blogger...everything is so much easier there.

    ARGH!! I'm mad and frustrated!!!
     
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    You can try Adsense-Ready Wordpress themes.
     
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