Need help to create a blog on existing site

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  1. anujagarwal profile image63
    anujagarwalposted 9 years ago

    I want to know how to create a blog with an existing website. I am having a website and already created a sub-domain for that, but I do not know how to create a proper blog.
    I mean do I need to install some software for that but my main concern is that it should not destroy the content of my existing web site.

    1. sunforged profile image67
      sunforgedposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      You can install onto your subdomain with no worries about losing your content on your regular domain.

      Who is your host?

      Yes, you need to install some software, Wordpress is the easiest and most common solution

  2. livewithrichard profile image86
    livewithrichardposted 9 years ago

    on the cpanel of your host there may be an icon that reads fantastico, click on in then in the left find where it says wordpress.  Click on that then new installation.  Your host will install the wordpress through fantastico onto your site.

    Once installed, you find the theme you want and uppload the theme through ftp to your subdomain where it says wp_content > wp_themes.

    Find the plugins you want and upload them through ftp to wp_content > wp_plugins

    log into your wordpress dashboard and activate your theme throught he appearance button and then activate your plugins through the plugin button and you are all set to start blogging.

    1. anujagarwal profile image63
      anujagarwalposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks Richard for the details, I installed wordpress, but I'm facing one issue. It gets installed in and not on
      I registered on but was not able to locate dashboard, can you pass me exact link to that.
      WordPress is completely new for me.

      1. sunforged profile image67
        sunforgedposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        Hmm, if you just followed the above instructions, than you may have missed a rather relevant step to your issue

        I imagine you created a subdomain already.

        so hopefully you pointed the install to: and didnt allow it to to the preset which would install into a wordpress folder

        do you really want your address to be:!

        your dashboard is accessed at (currently)at

        so you want to uninstall that installation, and reinstall to the root folder of your subdomain (delete /wordpress)

        1. livewithrichard profile image86
          livewithrichardposted 9 years agoin reply to this

          This is correct and I thought you had already set up your subdomain.

          Another way to log into your wp dashboard, after you delete it and re-upload it into your sub domain, is to just type in the url to your blog and through the temporary default theme you can login under the meta section in your sidebar.

        2. anujagarwal profile image63
          anujagarwalposted 9 years agoin reply to this

          I un-installed the application, but when I'm trying to install, it is asking to provide 'Destination directory'. What should come here (by default, it is wordpress), I cannot leave it blank, as it is mandatory.

          1. sunforged profile image67
            sunforgedposted 9 years agoin reply to this

            the destination directory is  domain/(subdomain)

            or subdomain/domain

            depending on how your directory is viewed

            I use fantastico / cpanel and ftp for wordpress installations

            so I could help you better if you had answered "who is your host" or even better what installation method are you using

            with cpanel can just delete /wordpress and it will install to your root folder..which is fine as long as you have your subdoamin selected (as it would overwrite your root folder on your main domain)

  3. anujagarwal profile image63
    anujagarwalposted 9 years ago

    Destination directory is sub-domain.domain.
    My control panel is powered by Plesk, and they have included wordpress application with their web-applications. I installed it from there only by selecting my sub-domain as destination.

  4. sunforged profile image67
    sunforgedposted 9 years ago … plesk.html

    Step 7 - it appears is if your subdomain should appear in the dropdown

    "The installation preferences section is where you select the destination of your Wordpress blog installation. If the Document Root (/) radio button is selected, Wordpress will be installed at the top-level of the domain, and you would visit the top level of your website to view your Wordpress blog (ex:

    Select the other radio button and type in a folder name if you wish to install your Wordpress blog elsewhere, but be careful because on many hosts a folder called wordpress and a folder called WordPress are too different folders (folders are case-sensitive)! Stick to all lowercase to be safe."

    When your blog is appearing, you will want to login to your Wordpress Control panel to add posts and configure your blog. To do this, add /wp-admin to the end of the address you installed Wordpress to (ex: You will then see a login screen where you will enter admin for the username (if you kept the default) and the password you selected during our install.

    1. anujagarwal profile image63
      anujagarwalposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Instead of installing on sub-domain, I switched to domain/blog as it was not giving me option to install on the root of sub-domain. Thanks sunforged for the help and links that you provide.


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