WordPress is well known for its ease of installation. Under most circumstances installing WordPress is a very simple process and takes less than five minutes to complete. The following installation guide will help you, whether you go for the Famous 5 Minute Installation, or require the more detailed installation guide.
WordPress Installed for Free
Welcome to the Install4Free website. It is here you can request that a WordPress expert install WordPress at your domain.
Please note, we only do new installations, NOT upgrades.
This service is ONLY for individuals wishing to install WordPress for personal blogging purposes. Requests related to commercial sites will not be accepted.
This installation service is offered freely. The right to accept, or reject your request, is ours.
This free service is offered by people who are experienced in installing and using WordPress. These people are trusted by their peers and were nominated by their peers to provide this service to you.
Install4Free is not officially endorsed by, or connected to, WordPress.org or WordPress.com. Those organizations bear no responsibility for the success (or failure) of this project.
We are not lawyers, so without using lots of legal words and small print, please understand the following:
What this project is:
A way for you to have WordPress installed on your domain at no cost.
We do this so installation is not a hurdle to you using WordPress.
We also do this to increase our knowledge of installations of WordPress across different hosts so we can extend that knowledge to others.
What this project is not:
This is not a hosting service. You must have your own domain name and domain hosting before requesting this service. If you host your own domain, please don’t request our service–you’ve got the talent to install WordPress.
What we ask of you:
That you give the nominated person your hosting login and password. At a minimum, the nominated person needs to create a database, and upload files via FTP. A control panel login is ideal.
Install WordPress to your website into a directory called ‘wordpress’
Verify the blog works by making 1 post and 1 comment.
Delete (from our system) any passwords / cookies / browser information on completion.
Provide some links to additional information that may be of some use; ie, Codex, Support Forums, Theme viewer, and Plugin repository.
We will not:
Upgrade your existing blog
Host your blog
Install more than one blog
Instruct you on installation
Install any plugins
Install any themes
Troubleshoot anything other than install issues
Provide further support outside of the WordPress Support Forums
Ask for money, links, or any other form of reward or compensation
On the next page you must complete your contact details. Someone from the project will get in touch with you. This should be secure as only authorized individuals know you have asked for a free installation.
At the end of the process you will have:
a fully working WordPress blog
Classic and WordPress Default themes
Akismet and Hello Dolly plugins, not activated
The Installation Process
When the installer contacts you, they will expect to be given full access to your webhost control panel.
The installer will download the latest WordPress version from wordpress.org/download. You cannot supply the file to be installed.
The installer will create the database, ensure that the database is correctly configured, upload the WordPress files via FTP, and install WordPress.
The installer will edit the initial install post (or create a new post) and make one comment to test that your blog is working.
After installation, the installer will advise you on pertinent information about your blog and provide you some links to help you in the initial stages.
Please do not:
Ask or expect the installer to do more than what is listed above.
Ask for security advice.
Contact the installer seeking further advice.
If you have read and understand all of the above, click Next to enter your contact information: