Need basic help


#1

So I have bought my domain that will be hosted by DreamHost. I am wanting to run a blog with wordpress through my new website, but do not know what steps I need to take to get that set up.

Any help?


#2

Go to manage domains and add hosting to the domain. the default options should be fine.

Easiest way to install Wordpress is to use the one-click install option under goodies.

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#3

thanks monkeyboy,

i did the easy install of wordpress. so now my website has the basic wordpress background. i feel like i am making progress.

so my next question is:
i have a third party word press theme that i want to use. will i upload this through my wordpress dashboard or through my dreamhost stuff?

i am pretty clueless, but i know once i get this initial stuff setup, i will be good to go.

thanks for the help!


#4

depends which option you used to install it, if it was easy mode you probably can’t if you used the advanced mode then you can upload it by ftp.

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#5

I did the advanced mode.

Is there a place I can get a quick how-to on using an FTP? I have one I am using, but have no clue on folders and what goes where…


#6

You can use the WebFTP interface in the DreamHost panel under Domains -> Manage Domains. The theme folder belongs in your example.com/wp-content/themes directory.

Or you can get a friendly FTP program like Filezilla.
http://filezilla-project.org/

-Scott