If you followed my advice and purchased hosting services that had easy to use tools to install WordPress, then this next step is easy peasy. If not, it’s a bit more complicated (but not a ton more) and it’s best to follow the detailed instructions that WordPress.org has here. To assuage any fears, WordPress calls this its “famous five-minute installation.”
Video: Installing WordPress
When I ran a program called Off the Clock at the Minnesota State Bar Association, I put together some nifty videos on how to install WordPress on your domain (and how to install a WordPress theme). Though I plan to redo these videos to update them (and to add more), the one about installing WordPress on your domain is still good. Here it is:
If you prefer not to watch a video, just remember this. When you sign in to your hosting account through CPanel (at least through A2 Hosting), look for a program called “Fantastico De Luxe” and click on it, then follow the instructions for a new installation of WordPress. If you do not see Fantastico, look for a program called Softaculous. Or, if you use HostGator, it’s probably best to take a look at Lawyerist’s guide to installing WordPress, which uses HostGator as the hosting service.