Can't install Wordpress 1-click


#1

I am a complete novice at this.

Trying to do custom install of Wordpress using Dreamhost 1-Click installation. I tried doing the simple install and couldn’t do that either because I don’t know what a subdomain is.

The first field tells me to enter a domain but won’t let me enter anything into the field box. Then I get an error message telling me to enter a URL.

What goes in the second field? I assume it’s www.myblogsite.org. Is that correct?

What am I doing wrong?


#2

Stick with the custom install. But first you need to create a Fully Hosted Domain from the Manage Domains section of the panel.
Once that’s done, the custom install should present a dropdown menu of your hosted domains. Leave that second field blank so your blog is hosted at your site’s root, rather than a subdirectory like example.com/blog/


#3

Oh thank you so much to responding to my question!

The only thing I’m wondering about now is the “run this domain under the user” field. There is a drop down menu with "create new user: and another blank box that says “on segin” beside it.

Is it like a username? Do I just make something up?


#4

You need to Create New User. This is the FTP account & Home Directory on the server named “segin.” I typically name my FTP user something resembles my domain name. Or “snowstander” if you really like that name.


#5

Not to hijack this thread but what if your domain doesn’t come up in the drop-down menu? My domain transfered yesterday (yay) but i’m redirecting my domain to my old blog (own domain name + wordpress.com) so I don’t lose traffic. is this the cause?


#6

If the domain is set as a redirect, you can’t install anything to it yet! You’ll need to change it to fully hosted first, then you’ll be able to install WordPress.