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How to Install WordPress with One Click


This article discusses how to use the One-Click feature to install WordPress to your new Shared hosting's primary domain. Here is a video tutorial we created to guide you with the steps.

Important Note: 

The One-Click method only works for new Shared hosting packages and installs on its primary domain. This feature is only available in Shared hosting plans and does not apply to Cloud or Reseller hosting.

Here are the steps discussed in the video above.

Step 1: Install WordPress

The One-Click method can install WordPress on the primary domain of your new Shared hosting:

  1. Log into your Customer Portal.
  2. On the Dashboard, you will see the Welcome, (Your Name) section on the top.
  3. Click the Create Website button.
  4. A new page will appear where you can install WordPress on your primary domain in one click!
  5. Click Get Started to initiate installation.
  6. It will display a confirmation page notifying you of the successful installation and provide the logins of your new WordPress website and a temporary URL. The temporary URL will allow you access to your WordPress dashboard if the domain is not yet pointed to your server.
  7. Click Copy to copy your username and password.
  8. Click Go to WordPress.
  9. Enter the credentials you copied earlier, then click Login.

Your WordPress admin dashboard will be displayed, and you can now start creating your website here!

Step 2: Connect your primary domain name

Now that WordPress is installed on your primary domain, the next step is to make sure that your domain is properly connected to this new WordPress installation.

  1. Go back to the Customer Portal, and you will see the My Websites section. If it is not yet displayed, refresh the browser.
  2. There will be two buttons — Edit Site and Connect Domain.
    • The Edit Site button will log you back to the WordPress dashboard.
    • The Connect Domain button is to manage your domain's DNS records.
  3. Click the Connect Domain button.
  4. A pop-up window will appear, displaying your domain's connection status.

    If it says your domain is not yet connected, you will continue building your website in a temporary URL. This is why it is important to establish a connection on your domain.

  5. To proceed, select Show Me How.
  6. A new page will display the steps on how to connect your domain.
    • If you purchased the domain from HostGator and we are your domain registrar, we have already configured your domain for you.
      Note: Please make sure to check your emails for your domain's verification.
    • If the domain was purchased from another registrar, click the Copy buttons to copy your name servers and change them over at the current registrar. Then, come back here and click Verify Connection.
  7. Once done, propagation will commence, which may take 24-48 hours.

Step 3: View your WordPress dashboard

To view your website's WordPress dashboard:

Option 1: via your domain name

Once full propagation is done, you can now directly access your WordPress dashboard through your domain name.

  1. In your browser, type in:


    (Please make sure to replace 'yourdomainname.com' with your actual primary domain name.)

  2. Enter your WordPress username and password you copied from Step 1 above.

Option 2: via your cPanel's Softaculous

With this method, there is no need for your WordPress username and password. You only need access to your Customer Portal or cPanel.

  1. From the Customer Portal's dashboard, click the Launch cPanel button. You may also log in to your cPanel directly.
  2. Your cPanel will open in a new tab. 
  3. Inside your cPanel, you can choose to do any of the following actions:
    • Use the search bar on top and type in Softaculous.
    • Select Software from the left-hand menu and click the Softaculous Apps Installer icon.
  4. On the Softaculous page, click the Installations box. This is where all your script installs are found.

    Alternatively, you can click the All Installations icon (box icon) in the top-right menu.

  5. Under Scripts Installations, locate your primary domain, then click its profile icon to access your dashboard directly.