How to Upload Your WordPress Blog From Localhost to Free Hosting
WordPress is the most popular free web hosting platform used by bloggers across the world.
It is exceptionally easy to use and is packed with useful features.
If you’re new to WordPress or simply want to migrate your blog from another platform to WordPress, this article will help you along the way.
Step 1: Sign Up For A Free WordPress Account
The first thing you need to do to migrate your blog is to sign up for a free WordPress account. You can do this from any computer by going to wordpress.com and creating a free account.
If you already have a blog on another platform, you can use the WordPress.com sign up page to connect your existing account to your new WordPress blog.
Step 2: Install WordPress On Your Localhost
After you’ve created a free WordPress account, you can install WordPress on your localhost. This is where you’ll be able to create and edit content before eventually publishing it to a free WordPress account. You can download WordPress from wordpress.com/download.
To install WordPress on your localhost, you’ll need a web server such as Linuxbrew or WPress. These are free software packages that you can install on your computer. Once installed, you can use the localhost URL to access WordPress whenever you want. This URL will look like this: http://localhost/wordpress/.
Step 3: Upload Your Blog’s Content To Your Localhost
Now that you’ve got WordPress installed on your localhost, you can begin importing your content from the computer you’re currently using into WordPress. To do this, you’ll need to use a tool such as SSH (Secure Shell) or Filezilla to connect to your localhost.
If you use a public computer at a library or cyber cafe, you’ll need to install a SSH client on your device. You can download the free OpenSSH client from sourceforge.net/projects/openssh-portable/ and install it on your computer.
While it’s great to have a public computer at your disposal, installing software on them is a tricky process that many people avoid. You’ll have to decide whether or not you want to install WordPress locally on your computer before you begin the process or use a service such as linuxacademy.org to do so for you. The advantage of doing this yourself is that you can take advantage of all the features in the WordPress software.
Step 4: Publish Your Blog From Localhost To A Free WordPress Account
Once you’ve uploaded your content to your localhost, you can export it to a free WordPress account using an app such as Sawyer. This is a free service that you can connect to your WordPress account. Once connected, you can begin publishing your content to a free WordPress account using the Publish button.
The advantage of doing this from your localhost is that you can use all the features in the WordPress application to create and organize content as you see fit. Additionally, you can make changes to your content on the fly as you publish without needing to wait for someone to approve your edits before they go live. This article is going to walk you through the process of publishing your blog from localhost to a free WordPress account.
Install WordPress On Your Localhost
As mentioned above, you can use the localhost URL to access WordPress whenever you want. This means you don’t need to have the application installed on a device such as a mobile phone or a tablet. You can simply access it from any computer or mobile phone that is connected to the internet.
To install WordPress on your localhost, you’ll need to follow these steps: