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Hey everyone! Welcome back to another website tutorial at Site Steps.

If you’re new around here, I post tips and tutorials on building your website or blog, and today I’m going to be showing you how to install WordPress on a DreamHost website.

So if you use DreamHost as your hosting service company, and you want to install WordPress on your new domain, then this is the video for you.

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So to start installing WordPress on your DreamHost site, what you’re going to do is log in to your DreamHost panel and click on Websites to the left. A drop-down menu will appear, and then you’ll click on Manage Websites.

Scroll down to the domain that you want to add WordPress on. So for this example, we’re going to be using testing.sitesteps.net.

You’re going to see a button that says “manage.” Go ahead and click on that.

Next, you’ll see a section that says WordPress and you’ll want to click on “install.”

There are options for Deluxe Install and WP Website Builder. Those are optional plugins, but I won’t get going into that in this video.

As you can see, once you click on install, there will be a status bar at the top of the page. This process can take a while, so I’m going to go ahead and speed this up for time’s sake.

So the first thing I’m going to do is check to see if the website is up when we go to the link. We can see that the site is up with the default theme.

Next, go check the email address you used to sign up with DreamHost. There will be a link for you to click and set up your password.

Okay so now I want to show you a couple of things that can go wrong while WordPress is finishing up its installation on DreamHost.

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If you are familiar with logging in to WordPress, you’ll already know that one way you can log in is by typing in your web address, and then adding forward-slash, wp-login at the end. If you type that, and your website displays the “Nothing Here” message, give it a few more minutes and then try again.

Another way to log in to WordPress is through DreamHost. Go back to the manage websites page, and click on the WordPress icon.

If you see this error page load, give it a few more minutes before trying again.

If it takes longer than an hour to show the standard WordPress login page, then contact tech support at DreamHost.

But now as we can see, WordPress has been successfully installed to this website. So congrats, you are now ready to choose a theme or plugins and get started using WordPress.

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