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How to Install WordPress with One Click


Important Note: 

The One-Click method can be used by new customers for their new hosting package and primary domain ONLY. This is not yet applicable for existing customers.

Step 1 - Install WordPress

To install WordPress on the primary domain of your new hosting package:

  1. Log into your Customer Portal.
  2. On the Dashboard, you will see the Welcome, (Your Name) section on 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 credentials.
  8. Click Go to WordPress.
  9. Enter the credentials you copied earlier.
  10. You can now start creating your website here.

Step 2 - Connect Your Domain Name

Now that WordPress is installed on your account, the next step is to make sure that your domain name is looking to this new WordPress installation.

  1. Back to the Customer Portal's Dashboard, 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 will appear, notifying you to connect your domain to HostGator. Select Show Me How.
  5. A new page will display the steps on how to configure your domain.
    • If you purchased the domain from HostGator, we have 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, copy your name servers and change them over at the current registrar. Then, come back here and click Verify Connection
  6. Once done, propagation will commence, which may take 24-48 hours.

Step 3 - View Your WordPress Install

To view your site's WordPress installation in cPanel:

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:


    * Make sure to replace yourdomainname.com with your actual domain name.
  2. Enter your WordPress username and password you copied from Step 1 above.
Option 2 - Via your cPanel
  1. From the Customer Portal's Dashboard, click the Launch cPanel button.
  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, locate and click the Installations box. This is where all your WordPress installs are found.
  5. Click the Admin icon to access your Dashboard directly.