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1 click-Install WordPress

The first thing we need to do is install WordPress on your hosting server if you don’t have an existing one going. If you have already installed WordPress, you only need to proceed to install MusexPress as a WordPress plugin. Please make sure your hosting provider is compatible to run WordPress before downloading MusexPress. With WordPress powering the 27% of the world’s websites, you can be sure most of the hosting providers can run it and you will be able to check this on their websites. If you can’t, just ask to your host if it can run WordPress. On wordpress.org go to about and you’ll find a a ready to use letter (click here). Just copy and paste and submit to your host. Most of the Hosting providers have the 1-click installer or the WordPress installer to set it up on your domain automatically. This allows you to install WordPress on the root or in a subfolder of your domain without having to create a database manually. Our hosting provider is Hostgator, that’s one of the biggest and most popular. So, if we go to our HostGator C-panel,  we can see the WordPress 1 click installation icon.

Just click on it and choose the domain and the folder where you want to install your WordPress. 

All we have to do now is just to choose the site name, the admin user and enter the first name, the last name and the admin email. As you can see, you can choose to create a database automatically if you haven’t it already. You can also use your own existing one. Just check or uncheck this box. 

Ok, now we only need to click on the “Install Now button” and we’ll have WordPress installed in the folder we have chosen before. The work is done! For most of the hosting providers (eg. Godaddy, Site Ground, Bluehost, Media Temple…) you’re going to go to a similar set up process like the one on Hostgator.

 

Install WordPress Manually

If your hosting provider doesn’t have the 1-click installer, you can install WordPress manually as well. Let’s see how to do this. As first, we need to create a MySQL database. So, we’re in Hostgator now but the process is similar for the other hosting providers. Click on the MySql database in your hosting provider panel and then create a new database.

 Choose your database name

Create a new user and add it to the database

Remember to save this information because we need to use them during the WordPress installation process. Ok what we need to do now is download WordPress from WordPress.org. Just click on the download button, and it comes up a  zip.

Unzip it file and copy all the folder contents. Open your FTP Client (like FileZilla or Cyberduck) and insert your FTP credentials. Paste the WodPress folder contents in the root of your domain or in a subfolder you want.

Once the upload is completed, open your browser and insert the URL of your site. Ok, there are only a few simple steps before your WorPress is installed. Choose the language and click on continue. It comes up this welcoming box that gives you some details about the next steps. So let’s go. In the box about the database connection details insert the database info we’ve set before: so the database name, the username and password. Don’t change the Database Host and the Table prefix if not necessary.

The work is almost done. Click the run to install button and fill in the form to create the admin account. Enter the site title, a username and a secure password. Insert a valid email to receive any notifications. Please note that you have to leave the “Search engine visibility” check box unflagged to have SEO working at its best.

Well done!

Now that our WordPress is ready to work, we can install MusexPress.

 

Install MusexPress

Go to the WordPress admin panel and click on the Plugin menu. Go to “add new” to upload the MusexPress 3.0 plugin. Select the musexpress.zip file you have downloaded from MuseGain.com. Click on the install now button, wait for the installation and when finished activate the plugin.

The first thing you notice is that you’re asked to verify your Musegain ID to enable the MusexPress automatic updates. Go to “verify” and in the Musegain ID field enter the same email you used to purchase the Advanced or Rockstar plan on Musegain.com. If your subscription plan is active, you’ll get a message like this! Ok, now that MusexPress 3.0 is correctly installed, all we have to do is just to connect the admin panel to our Adobe Muse project.

 

Upload the Muse Template

Once your website design is finished, click on the File menu and then “upload to FTP hosting”. We insert our FTP credentials and continue. Now we have to insert the site URL. Pay attention to the “folder on server section”. That’s a very important step to have MusexPress working properly. You need to insert here the same WordPress installation path as completed before (either in root folder or in subfolder) and add  /mxp_theme. We’re ready to go to the next steps. In the Upload section select “All files” if you’re uploading MusexPress for the first time. Then you can choose “only modified files”. Click ok. You will see an FTP validation alert. Don’t worry about that. Click on Ignore and wait for the website upload.

 

Convert all pages

Once the upload is completed, go to your WordPress admin panel. The last thing we need to do is to convert the Adobe Muse pages. From the MusexPress Menu, click on the Pages converter. As you can see, this section includes all the pages of your Muse project. Flag the first checkbox to have them all selected and click on “convert”. Ok. On the top of your dashboard you can notice the pages are successfully converted. 

After the conversion you’ll be redirect in the Page settings section to set the pages of your blog, the error page and the woocommerce pages.To see how to set the Blog and the WooCommerce pages here, please look at the Blog and WooCommerce documentation.

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