How to Install WordPress on 1and1 Hosting 2017

WordPress is the most popular blogging platform on the web, and for good reason. The platform is simple to use, offers powerful features, and there’s a large community of users who help and support one another. In this blog post, we will discuss how to install WordPress on a 1and1 Hosting account. We will cover the steps, offer some helpful pointers along the way, and give you a feel for what to expect. So, let’s get started.

The Basics

Before you begin the installation process, you will need to have a 1and1 Hosting account. If you don’t already have one, click here to create one.

In order to install WordPress, you will need to have at least 500 MB of free space on your account. The minimum recommended space is 1 GB, so if you are planning on using WordPress for blogging, you will need to upgrade your plan. Once you have your 1and1 Hosting account, you should have received an email with a confirmation link. Click on the link to continue to the next step.

Step 1: Login to Your Account

When you log in to your 1and1 Hosting account, you will see a page that looks like this:

As you can see, the page is broken down into 3 sections: the header, the sidebar, and the content.

The header and the sidebar are areas of the page that remain constant as you navigate from one post to another. They serve as a navigation bar and as a space for displaying content, respectively. Depending on your theme, these areas may be different. For instance, in the default theme of 1and1 Hosting, the header is located at the top of the page and the sidebar on the right.

The content area, however, is where the magic happens. This is where you will post new content, edit existing content, and everything in between. It is also the area where you can access extra features of the WordPress platform if you are a premium user.

If you are still in the header or sidebar, click on the blue “Go to Content” button to return to the content area.

Step 2: Select a Theme

As mentioned above, the header and sidebar areas of your WordPress installation will remain constant, but the content area is where you can really customize the look and feel of your blog. Choosing a WordPress theme is similar to choosing a fashion brand: you will usually want to go for something that suits your blog’s subject matter and uniquely you as an author. When selecting a theme, make sure that you are aware of any limitations that might prevent you from using certain functions or features.

If you are just getting started, we recommend downloading and trying out the Twenty Twelve theme. It is one of the most popular themes on the WordPress site, and it offers a clean and uncluttered look that is perfect for new blogs. The Twenty Twelve theme is very flexible, and it offers an abundance of features. It is a great choice for intermediate users or those who are looking for a highly customizable alternative to the standard WordPress theme.

Step 3: Activate WordPress

Once you have chosen a theme, you can activate it. To do so, you will have to click on the “Activate” button located at the top of the dashboard. This will take you to the WordPress dashboard. You will then have to click on the “Settings” icon in the upper left-hand corner of the WordPress dashboard. You can then choose from the different settings that exist under the “Settings” menu, as shown below:

As you can see, there are two tabs in this section: “General” and “Appearance.” The “General” tab is where you configure your WordPress installation, and the “Appearance” tab is where you make tweaks to the overall look and feel of your blog. In the “General” tab, you can change the name of your blog, the description that goes along with it, and the theme that you have opted to use. You can also decide whether you want to show posts from both your own blog and from guest bloggers. If you are using the Twenty Twelve theme, you can also choose to use its sidebars or not.

To complete the setup of your WordPress blog, you will need to click on the “Save Changes” button located at the bottom of the “Settings” page. This will take you back to the WordPress dashboard, where you can see that your blog has been successfully activated and configured.

Step 4: Create Your First Post

Your first post on your new blog is the most important one, and it sets the tone for the entire site. Before you start writing, take some time to think of a relevant story or topic that you will use to inspire your posts. For instance, if you have a food blog, you may want to write about ingredients or meal preparation. If you are starting a travel blog, the first destination you should cover is your own city because you will be able to inspire future posts on the unique culture, architecture, and lifestyle of your hometown.

Once you have a topic in mind, you can begin creating your first post. To do so, navigate to your dashboard and click on the “Posts” icon. This will take you to your posts area, as shown below:

As you can see, the “Posts” page is just like the “Dashboard” page, with the exception that posts are displayed in a grid rather than in a list. This makes it much easier to browse through your content. When creating a post, you should start by giving it a descriptive title. Next, you will want to make sure that you have an introduction for your post:


An introduction is what comes before the main topic of your post. It serves as a hook to draw in readers and encourages them to continue reading your content. The introduction should not be more than a few sentences long, and you should try as much as possible to keep it short and sweet. It is often times overlooked, but your introduction can make or break your blog post. For example, if you are writing about fashion and you include an entire introduction on style tips and tricks, your post may end up being quite confusing.

Include details on the topic you are writing about and why it is important. You can also add a little background on the people or organizations that are relevant to the topic. If you are writing about fashion, for example, you may want to include a brief history of the industry or designers that have helped shape the way we look today. While writing your introduction, keep in mind that it is not a summary of your entire post. You should not copy and paste the text of your introduction into your post; instead, use your introduction as a springboard to write your post.

When writing your post, it is important to keep the reader in mind. You are not writing for your friends, family, or coworkers, you are writing for someone who has never heard of you or your blog. The last thing you want to do is write something that sounds dull or confusing. To make sure that you are keeping things interesting for your reader, you can add various details, stats, or interesting facts about your topic. You can also use different formatting, such as bold, italics, or underlining, to draw more attention to certain elements of your post. Check out these awesome online tools for brainstorming ideas: