Learning how to build a website with WordPress can be the most beneficial knowledge you could ever learn to make your life much easier in the website hosting world. WordPress is the most common used website interface with blogger’s and ton’s of other websites. Building a website with WordPress is very simple to an advanced website host but could be a challenge to the beginner. We are going to provide you with the best results to teach you how to build a website with WordPress.

How to Build a Website with WordPress

Let’s do this together, step by step, including pictures and including “how to” text instructions so you can maximize your time and lessen your frustration. We have been using WordPress since it has been released and it has become an amazing application. We can offer you that experience and help you resolve those problems you might face during the process.

If you don’t already have a website or a hosting company then please check out our tutorial on “Creating a .com Website” and also “Creating a Website With Bluehost (Step by Step Guide)” which will get you up to speed for this tutorial for installing and managing WordPress. Bluehost also offers a quick set up process for people looking to use WordPress, you can find this right here. Let’s get started.

Install WordPress on a Website

There are 2 different ways that you can install WordPress to a website. You could go directly to WordPress.org and Download the File, or you could use a installer like Fantastico that comes with most hosting companies. If you decide to download the file on your own head over to WordPress.org and click on “Download WordPress”. At the time of this tutorial, they are offering version 3.5

Download WordPress

Click on “Download WordPress 3.5” and it will take you to this screen right here:

Download WordPress ZIP

Once you click on “Download WordPress 3.5” it will have you save it to your computer. Once it is saved to your computer it will be a .zip file. You can either extract it on your computer or wait to upload it then extract it.

Upload the .zip file to your website, if you want it as the index make sure you upload it in the root. If you need help uploading a file please check out our tutorial on that here. Once you have uploaded the file, you will want to extract it if it is still a .zip file and then find the install.php file.

At this point you click on the “Install” file and it will guide you through a few steps and then you will be good to go. You will have WordPress installed! This is probably the more difficult way of doing it, so let’s show you the easy way if you decided to host with our favorite company.

Install WordPress Using Fantastico

This is by far the easiest way to install WordPress to a website. Fantastico is exactly what it’s called, it’s Fantastic! You can install many different website features to a website and WordPress happens to be included. This is how we installed WordPress to this website and it worked out perfectly and took less than 10 seconds. If you need help using fantastico, please check this out first.

Log in to your cPanel and find the Fantastico Logo, it should look like this


Click on that and find “WordPress” on the left navigation bar

WordPress Fantastico Select

Yes it’s really this easy! Just click on “WordPress” and you will see the installation screen appear.

wordpress fantastico

As you can see, we already have an installation in the root or the index of our website. That’s how we are capable of even posting this tutorial for you. WordPress is a magical tool my friends. In your case you won’t see the installation on here, so just click on “New Installation” and it will guide you through the process.

If you have any further questions about installing WordPress to your website please feel free to contact us. Thanks for learning “How to Build a Website with WordPress” with us and please check out our other resources for how to build a website.