Wordpress 1-click install to wrong URL - HELP!
Hello Team Treehouse community.
I'm going through the deep dive "How to Make a Wordpress Blog" and I ran into an issue on the 1-click install. I'm using bluehost.com for my hosting so the directions should be exactly the same, but it looks like bluehost.com has updated their 1-click install since treehouse filmed this video... They now outsource to mojomarketplace.com... Anyhow, see comments below for my issue. Any comments / help is appreciated!
I'm trying to setup my website using the one-click install from bluehost.com for wordpress.org... I go to cPanel, click on wordpress and it takes me to mojomarketplace.com... when I get there it gives me two options for my site to choose from, a temp domain or other domains... but both are this exact domain: http://66.147.242..167/~luketuck/
I want to direct to my site's url which is http://www.luketucker.com but that's not an option. There was a box on the right so I thought that's where I type in my url, but that I guess was just an extension added on to the url with the weird IP address in it:
How come my blue host pointed me to this weird URL and how do I change it to the correct url I want?
- Luke -
James Barnett37,533 Points
If you are having an issue with one of their installers, call Blue Host, that's what you pay them.
Alexander Sobieski6,555 Points
Did you just sign-up for hosting today, or have you had that site/domain live for a while?
Is the domain hosted with bluehost too, or did you get it elsewhere?
Usually, in the 1-click install, it asks you for the site's domain, because that goes into the settings/configuration info. If you start with your IP address, you should be able to go into the wordpress admin area, Settings >> General and change the domain pretty easily.
ANOTHER option: install MAMP (if you use mac) or XAMPP (if you use windows) -- develop the wordpress site on your own computer, and when you're ready to publish, use a plug-in (try DUPLICATOR - it's FREE and in the wordpress plug-ins marketplace) -- it will help you move your Wordpress site in a few clicks.
Backup Buddy and MANAGE WP are also good (if you're cool with paying for good plug-ins).
(it sounds like your domain name hasn't resolved to your ip address yet)
Zac GordonTreehouse Guest Teacher
+1 For James. BlueHost has great support and would solve this for you right away :)