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Install WordPress using Marketplace

We provide a program which makes it very easy to install WordPress to your hosting account. If you want your website to have a WordPress blog, you can use Marketplace to install WordPress to the root of your site or to a subdirectory.

Installing WordPress with Marketplace

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  1. Log in to your HostGator cPanel account.
  2. Find the Website section and select Install WordPress.
  3. Click the Install button.
    Start a brand new installation
  4. Choose the domain name to install it to.
    Select installation domain
    In the directory field next to the domain, you can enter a subfolder such as 'blog' or leave it blank if you want the site's main page to be the blog.
  5. If necessary, you can edit the email address, username and password for the new WordPress installation. Click "advanced options" and you can change those settings.
  6. Read through the license and service agreements and check the boxes.
  7. Select the Install Now button.
    Install Now button
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  1. Log in to your HostGator account.
  2. Click on the Marketplace tab from the side navigation menu to the left.
  3. Choose Add Website from the drop-down menu.
  4. You will be prompted to create a new WordPress site; enter a Site Name and Tagline, then click the Next button.
  5. Choose the domain you would like WordPress installed to from the Domain drop-down. If you would like your WordPress installation to exist in a subdirectory (ie., example.com/blog), enter your preferred folder in the Directory field.
  6. Toggle suggested plugins on/off, then click the Next button.
You will see an "Installation Successful" confirmation page when the install has finished.
If you would like to get started but don't have an account you can sign for one at HostGator.sg.


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