Installing Word Press

WordPress is an open-source publishing platform that can be used for setting up a blog or basic website. It is one of the most popular publishing platforms on the web.

Installing Word Press

Installing WordPress on your own domain can be done by following these simple steps:

Once logged in at with your KSC credentials you’ll be at the homepage of your cPanel (control panel).

Under Applications, click on Word Press. Then click on the “install this application” button

On the next page the installer will ask for some information. The first thing you’ll want to decide is where to install Word Press. To create your course site for English 402, choose the option of installing WordPress in a subfolder by typing in a name in the Directory field. 

For example, my domain on KSCOpen is And below you will see the optional directory is set on the default “blog.”

When I created the site for this course, I added the course name. So the URL now looks like this:

I recommend that you consider changing the default to an identifier such as “English402” or “theoryandpractice” or “theessay.”

Finally, and importantly, you’ll need to create a username and password for the WordPress install. Enter that information in the final section, and write it down so that you don’t forget it!

Now click Install. The installer will take just a few moments to load WordPress and a progress bar will keep you updated. When it is complete you will see a link to your new WordPress site (the first one without the /wp-admin end) as well as a link to the back-end administrative section for your WordPress site (the one ending with /wp-admin) leads you to the admin login page. This is where you login in to edit your website.

The last link ( takes you to WordPress support page for additional help. If you would prefer to use a video tutorial, please see this one created by the University of Oklahoma.

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