Note: This is the fourth and final part of the Series Shifting to WordPress
If you haven’t read the previous parts then they are below :
Now you have got three things:
If you have buyed the domain and hosting from the same company the Nameservers must be already assigned and you have saved yourself some time ,If however you buy Domain and Hosting from different companies which is considered the best practice among the most webmasters because all your eggs aren’t in the same basket…even i ve domain and hosting on different companies.So now you have to change the Nameservers at your domain control panel to the Nameservers given in the welcome mail of your hosting company .
They would look like this ns1.hostcompany.com,ns2.hostcompany.com.
By changing the Nameservers you are telling the 13 parent root servers on the internet to resolve your domain and to direct it towards your hosting company .
Now domain propagation needs time so it will take some time to www.yoursite.com to locate your hosting ,this is called DNS propagation usually it takes 24-72 hour time frame but i have noticed that nowadays DNS propagation took less time than before, now DNS get easily propagated in less than 24 hours..
The Next Step
Now whatever you put in the public_html folder in the space provided to you will reflect at www.yoursite.com only thing to take care is that it must be in proper format if you are making a html website then index.html is the default which will open when someone go to www.yoursite.com for eg. www.techlivez.com is similar to www.techlivez.com/index.html in the case of wordpress it is index.php.
So till the DNS propagate you can still have access to your index.html via www.yourhostingcompany.com/../..yoursite..
its a temporary address given to you by your hosting company in your welcome mail.
So lets install WordPress now :
WordPress installation is easy ,just unzip the installation package you will get a wordpress folder copy all the files and folder and paste to your public_html folder via ftp .Also its better to create and database before you upload all your files to public_html directory , edit your wp-config-sample file present in the wordpress folder with your database details and rename it to wp-config.php then upload the all files present in the wordpress folder to the public_html folder in this way you will have your blog at www.yoursite.com if however you want you blog at www.yoursite.com/blog then make a folder named as blog inside your public_html directory and paste the content of WordPress folder in that .
Actually the People at WordPress has given the best detailed installation instruction for installing WordPress so there is no point me repeating the same you can look it here at Installing wordpress official site …everything is explained beautifully ..
One more good news for all if you are facing trouble installing WordPress and aren’t sure if you could do it then fellas at WordPress can do it free for you, go here at Installing WordPress for free
Actually installation of WP is too easy just try it and you will do it ..
So you got your WordPress installed and the DNS has propagated and you can open www.yoursite.com now you have to import all your hardword the articles you wrote at blogger or at any other platform..the importer is named as a magic button because it does magic you just have to press it and in a matter of seconds all your posts are at www.yoursite.com and you are proud member of WordPress community.
How to import from Blogger to WordPress ?
In your wordpress installation go to Manage>Import tab>select platform above
Authorize wordpress and login with your blogger id you will be presented with the screen below
Now hit the MAGIC Import button thats it all your posts are just shifted from Blogger to WordPress .
Now change the Post Slug of your famous posts so there isn’t a complete traffic drain for you, there are also methods available which let you change the permalinks of all the posts to be the same as Blogger permalinks you can find the details here and latest update for WP v2.2.1 here
in which you have to play with WP code and modify the .htaccess files give it a try if you are good in programming and loves to take some risk .If the series has helped you do let me know in comments or Via Contact button
Thanks for reading the series and Happy Blogging
Its Really addictive take care..
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