Free WordPress Installation Service – Start Your Blog Today

One of the most common complaint (or excuse) I hear from potential new bloggers is they don’t know how to install WordPress. Terms like FTP and CPanel are like a foreign language and setting up a database might as well be setting up the space shuttle for a launch.

Because of the technology barrier, many would be bloggers never start their blogs. If you’re in this situation, then you’ll be happy to know about my new free WordPress installation service.

It’s really simple. I will install and set up a WordPress blog for you at no cost to you. Not only that, I will also install for free the following plugins to get your blog started on the right foot:

  • All In One SEO
  • Google Sitemap
  • W3 Total Cache
  • Show Top Commentators
  • Stats
  • Akismet
  • After The Deadline

All In One SEO is the ultimate SEO plugin for WordPress and will help your blog rank higher with the search engines. In addition, I’ll set up your new blog with search engine friendly URLs. Google Sitemap will help get your blog pages indexed quickly on Google. W3 Total Cache will make your blog load a lot faster and handle more traffic. Show Top Commentators encourages readers to comment on your blog. WP Stats will let you know who is visiting your blog. Akismet kills off the comment spam and After The Deadline will proof read your blog post for grammar and spelling. These are some of the best WordPress plugins available and they’re included free with the WordPress installation service.

What’s The Catch?

There is no catch. This program is being sponsored by HostGator. They are my official web host and host all my blogs. They are the ones paying me to do this. If you were to pay someone to install WordPress and the plugins for you, it would cost you at least $100.

To get the free WordPress installation service, all you have to do is order a web hosting plan from HostGator. Then forward me the login information to johnchow [at] and I’ll install WordPress for you. Afterwards, I’ll email you back the login information for your new WordPress blog and you can start blogging!

Click Here To Order Your New WordPress Blog

I will also include instructions on how to change all your login passwords. I will not keep any of the forwarded information from HostGator. Once WordPress has been set up, I will destroy the email.

Get 60% Off Any Web Hosting Plan

Word class web hosting doesn’t have to cost you an arm and a leg. HostGator WordPress hosting plans start as low as $6.95 per month. However, HostGator has a special deal for John Chow dot Com readers that will give you 60% off that already low price. With the discount, you can start your blog for only $2.78!

Not only will you get your hosting at a great discount but every hosting plan at HostGator comes with $100 of Google AdWords credit that you can use to promote your new blog. Start your blog for 60% off, get WordPress and plugins installed for free and get $100 of AdWords credit. You won’t find a better web hosting deal anywhere!

If you’re ready to start blogging right now, and I mean RIGHT NOW, then head over to HostGator, order your hosting plan and I’ll get you started.

Click Here To Order Your New WordPress Blog

170 thoughts on “Free WordPress Installation Service – Start Your Blog Today”

  1. Goodness, anyone giving you grief after doing this is either ungrateful or jealous. Very nice thing to do for folks; definitely tweetworthy!

    1. Hey John,

      This is really an unbelievable deal for everybody who needs to get going. I wish I coud still take advantage of it. For those who still don’t have their own WP blog it is an unbeatable deal they should jump on right now.

      1. PPC Ian says:

        I agree this is an unbeatable deal. This just goes to show how much John believes in HostGator. He’s really standing behind their product! I just signed up for HostGator VPS hosting and used John’s link (and coupon code).

        1. d3so says:

          I plan on swtiching to hostgator once my hosting expires.

          1. Hi d3so,

            Why is that so?

            There are lots of work to be done. If you have the time and knowledge, then it is okay.

            Care to share which host you are using?

      2. Now people don’t have any excuses for being unable to get a blog going.

        1. dotCOMreport says:

          And not just any kind of blog; a WP blog.

          1. PLR Products says:

            Hope this will make emerging bloggers to choose self hosted powerful WordPress blogs than rely on those old-styled Blogger Blogs.

      3. internetsalsa says:

        “This is really an unbelievable deal for everybody who needs to get going”..I don’t think so.
        John and Hostgaor will be benefiting the most out of this deal. And there is nothing wrong with that.

      4. we all see the benefits of using hostgator at

        now speed is quite amazing and save our time as well.

      5. Cy says:

        This is great! Good tip for all new bloggers.

    2. It’s amazing some people can’t figure out how to install a wordpress blog through cpanel or by ftp.

      1. internetsalsa says:


      2. @ penny

        this is also nice that they do not know otherwise this industry will be full of free bie.

        Some people do not believe in trial and error method and hence they will never understand this.

        Good for us.

      3. Fairooz says:

        Yeah, really!! even i was struggling at the time i tried to install wordpress myself! πŸ˜€

    3. Lauren J says:

      You bet it was nice of John to provide this help which is exactly what I needed BUT I have not heard back from John after I purchased a web site from Gator and sent the into to John.. John, I know you are busy. I am not in a ruch for the Word press but please confirm that you did recieve the info and will be working on the WP part of the site. I sent the Gator info twice to you!
      Many thanks, Lauren J
      [email protected]

      1. John Chow says:

        Can you send me the email again. I never got it. Thanks.

        1. dan says:

          Hi John, I understand it is great to have people comment on each of your articles – your work is great. Regular comments show commentors are following your work but as Intenet Salas pointed out is ZK just looking to be best commentator. ZK has 14 comments out of the 83 so far in this posting and how much of them really add value to the conversation. Hey ZK discretion please.


    4. Bob says:

      I already have the quick cache. Do i need to install W3 too? or remove the old one and install this new one?

      1. You should not run two caches. Make sure to remove one before installing and running the other…

    5. I’m trying to buy a best host cheap and I’ve found here your coupon code. Thanks for that.

  2. Gabriel Lai says:

    This will be the most easiest way to get yourself a personal blog powered by WordPress! I love WordPress!!

    1. yes this is great opportunity for those who are still using free blog platform such as blogger or

  3. I really like Hostgator! the support system is very help full! and also WordPress. like a gift from God!!

    1. Some of my blogs are on hostgator and they are one of the top hosting sites

      1. Don’t ever try DreamHost, they have improved in the last 6 months or so, but they have a pretty dismal track record.

        1. I have 5 of my sites on Dreamhost and i am pretty satisfied… But i am looking for another hosting provider atm since i need European based servers

  4. HostGator is the company I trust for my hosting needs as well, because they focus on the customer and are cheap. Kudos to you for helping beginners with your new service.

    1. I’m an affiliate of HostGator, but I’ve never used them

      1. @penny

        what is the reason that you are not using hostgator.

        What is your first choice for hosting ?

    2. Fairooz says:

      Yeah, i like HostGator, They are really cheap and worth paying!

    3. Hoang Lx says:

      I love HostGator

  5. angel says:

    Signing up!

    1. Enjoy the free service bro

      Good luck

    2. good move and i am sure you will never regret about this decision.

      1. dan says:

        Why do you keep popping in your comments? Everyone has an opinion but it is like you are just making comments so people see your face and website name. I thought at once it was your site but nope. What gives?

  6. Maquetador says:

    it is a good service.

    1. PPC Ian says:

      That is for sure! I just moved my blog from BlueHost to HostGator VPS hosting and it is a great host. The fact that John’s offering free WordPress installation is even better. πŸ™‚

  7. Kai says:

    Very generous of HostGator, do they offer 1 click install for WP?

  8. Kirk Taylor says:

    Great deal John. I just installed my first WordPress blog yesterday and I opted to put Thesis on top of it. Now, I’m going to add the plugins as well.

    1. hostgator, wordpress and thesis you will be able to get all three at john chow.

      With that you will also get trust and faith of john.

  9. Great John, now you will serve the free blog installation !!
    Hey guys it’s a news to share in our social network because if a blog will be installed by John himself the blogger may become another “John” in future.

    1. i think john should have started this service earlier.

      But however this is still a right time.

  10. internetsalsa says:

    Will you install it for free for those who already have an account with hostgator or for those who don’t have account with hostgator?

    1. Hey internetsalsa,

      This is a joke this question isn’t it?

      If not then read the post again and use some brain power.

      1. internetsalsa says:

        its not a joke question “Email List Building”
        John will be getting money/referral for doing this.
        I would also do it for free if someone signs up under my referral.
        And there is nothing wrong with that. They would pay anyone to do it.
        And you don’t have to tell me whether I have to use my brain power or not.

        1. internetsalsa says:

          oh one more thing….Tell some commentators to use some brain power who is just commenting to get attention and be the top commentators.

    2. John Chow says:

      This offer is for new HostGator customers only.

  11. Awesome plan for newbies who want to start blogging

  12. Did you hear about WordPress SEO? It has all the features of AIO SEO, including the Google Sitemap & more:

    1. Looks like a good plugin , thanks for sharing it…

      1. All in One SE Zero works pretty good too.

        1. Yeah, but WordPress SEO has a lot more features. Using it eliminates at least 5-6 other popular plugins that people use.

  13. Togrul says:

    Great idea John,

    you rock as always πŸ™‚


    1. Fairooz says:

      It’s great to have these free services for newbies who wants to start blogging πŸ™‚

  14. PPC Ian says:

    Thanks so much for all the great info on HostGator. I just upgraded from my shared BlueHost account to HostGator VPS level 3 hosting. I’m already enjoying the difference. I used your link to sign up and also your coupon code. I actually had HostGator tech support already transfer my site over and they did flawless work. Thanks for all the great info. πŸ™‚

    1. John Chow says:

      Hey Ian, ya HostGator tech support is awesome. Glad you like the service.

  15. GTA 5 says:

    Great post John! Hey I use the same plugins when I create a new WP blog, but not always Top Commentators, it depends on the theme πŸ˜‰

    1. yes top commentator plugin is not for all kind of blogs.

      Though if you want good number of comments and interaction than this plugin is simply for you.

  16. Todd Lohenry says:

    Sorry, John, but I think this is a bad move for the industry and I’m not happy that my hosting provider is paying you to compete with my services…

    1. Paul B says:

      It’s just straight up (very clever) affiliate marketing. I’m not sure what John gets per new signup but I know I get a minimum of $100 for each new signup I get with my hosts. 2 minutes to perform 1 step wordpress setup, another 5 minutes installing plugins and making sure eveyrthing is OK. Lets call it ten minutes at the most. $100 for 10 minutes work πŸ™‚

      Outsource the actual work for say $10-$20 an hour (or heck a few dollars if you want to outsource offshore) and you’ve got a very tidy profit margin. Simples.

      1. good calculation but with that you should also consider the reputation of john as well.

        1. Paul B says:

          Johns rep (and traffic) is where the scale comes in. You or I could do the same offer and probably get perhaps 1 or 2 a week at a push, hardly worth it, well I couldn’t be bothered anyway. However get 5+ a day and it’s a tidy addition to your income.

          For somebody with enough rep in this market, whose vast majority of visitors are newbies it’s a very clever affiliate marketing strategy and should be applauded.

      2. Fairooz says:

        Nice calculation mate πŸ˜€

  17. nintendo 3ds says:

    I think this one is a good program by hostgator!
    Thank You for letting us in on this campaign. Will also spread the word to the world.


  18. “This offer is for new HostGator customers only.”
    cant the old hostgator clients avail this offer?

    1. No, Its already written there.

      Sign up for a new account and you can avail this service

      1. no need to mention it that signup should only come from john’s own link only.

        1. internetsalsa says:

          do you work for John? or just wanted to be top commentator?

  19. Hi John,
    I came across a post on, where the author interviewed you and listed a number of your favourite plugins. These included Adrotate and several others.
    Request you to install those plugins also.

    1. John Chow says:

      Some of those plugins cost money. If you buy’re willing to buy them then I can install them.

  20. fas says:

    Well this is internet marking at its best :p

  21. Bob says:

    This is a big help to those who are only starting up their blog.

  22. Kirk Taylor says:

    John, do I still need to install all in one SEO when I have installed the Thesis theme on my WP blog?

    1. John Chow says:

      No, you do not need All In One SEO if you’re running Thesis.

    1. ikki says:

      im agree with you

  23. Lesley says:

    What a great idea John. I love win/win situations!

    1. Fairooz says:

      yep! agree with you ! πŸ™‚

  24. filmindir says:

    I love you Hostgator πŸ™‚

    1. ikki says:

      i have hosting24, someone know this hosting?

      1. Fairooz says:

        i know hosting24, But i dont think it’s as better as HostGator! πŸ™‚

  25. Brilliant move John – even more brilliant than most people will realize… haha

  26. Flip says:

    WordPress is excellent! There are so many cool and good plugins that you can use for free too. The all-in-one SEO and Google XML sitemaps are the 2 most important plug ins for an internet marketer using wordpress

  27. A very nice service by John here. Yes you might be gaining some commission but still in the end the people who don’t know anything about WordPress would be happy to get the offer.

  28. Mark says:

    That’s a sweet deal.

  29. this one is simply great for new bloggers because with this they will also get surety and guarantee as well.

  30. Fairooz says:

    That’s a great deal John.
    Now how easy is it for people to set up a blog and start the job!

  31. Neon SRT4 says:

    This Offer is Very Exciting, But i just want to ask one question?

    What if i have hostgator hosting already? Anyway, that is very excellent for people who really are newbies.

    1. John Chow says:

      This is for new HostGator customers only.

  32. Bayseec says:

    I found out Hostgator hosting plan better than my hosting company plan. And it is cheaper as well. Too late too late…

  33. David Ng says:

    I’ve seen other websites do this but don’t know how effective this is. I guess it works much better if you have already established relationship with your readers and they are at the same time looking for a product which you are offering.

  34. It’s only complicated if you can’t be bothered to learn, if you can’t set up a wordpress blog how on earth are you going to commit to blogging? πŸ™‚

  35. Chris says:

    John, another great post. I put off setting up myy blog on WordPress for the longest time.

    I had a Blogger blog that I customized and put a lot of work into, and I had even worked it up to a PR5! One day, I went to log on only to find that Google had pulled it and called it spam (which it most certainly was NOT)!

    From that moment on, I knew that the only way to be safe and not lose all of my hard work was to set up a self-hosted WordPress blog. Well, come to find out, it was much easier than I thought it would be!

    In fact, I was able to do it through my Cpanel in just 2 or 3 clicks. The moral of the story is not to be afraid of something you don’t know anything about. Just learn.

  36. Nice move John

    Earning 100 dollars at least from affiliate commissions and hiring someone for 20$ an hour i guess to do it

    Pretty nice move

    Well done!

  37. mra says:

    This is great thing from Hostgator. They are providing these important plug-in for free.Particularly SEO and W3 are wonderful. Above all it great help from JohnChow ffor new blogger. But I am wondering if installation of these plug-ins are so difficult.

    1. yes, thats why HostGator is trusted and probably is the most popular Web Hosting Service. They are professional and are always looking for ways to improve their service ( the same applies for AWeber).

  38. I may still have to wait and see, many things I see come and go to fast in this business, I don’t want to rush, but for newbies, better take first lesson properly

  39. Eleazar says:

    Will John shares success energy and mantra to newbies using WordPress and Hostgator hosting account? I hope so. There will be karmic energy flowing starting now.

  40. Melissa says:

    Love Hostgator! Their support is second to none. I love the Live Chat. Whenever I have a problem, I contact the Live Chat and I can get my problem fixed in no time.

  41. Wayne says:

    I’m also doing the same thing for my visitors through my own preferred vendor. Great minds? Nah…it’s just an easy thing to do for people. Awesome that you’re doing it John! I always like those that give back like you always have.

    Cheers John!

  42. James says:

    Hi, John,

    What if I already had a hostgator’s account, is it possible to use your service?

    Thank you for keep posting!

    1. John Chow says:

      This service is for new HostGator customers only.

  43. Lesley says:

    Hey John,

    I commented last week but just wanted to let you know that I was so impressed with your idea that mentioned it to my master mind group. Such a perfect example of how we can all benefit by helping each other. It has really gotten me to thinking about other ways I can provide value to my subs. For me, that’s what IM is all about

  44. nicedl says:

    I am using ByetHost, should I change my site to HostGator?

    1. John Chow says:

      If your happy with service they’re providing you then stay there. Otherwise, you can look at other web hosting options.

  45. mylotter says:

    hoho, a nice new year’s present! but I’ve been using wordpress for couple of years as well as the hostgator hosting service. Both of them are very great!

  46. Peter says:

    Hey John, great offer. I have set it all up and emailed you the details but not heard anything back, can you confirm it’s arrived.

    Thanks again for this


    1. John Chow says:

      Can you send it again? I don’t see the email. Thanks! johnchow @

      1. Peter says:

        ok, no probs, just sent them again now.

        Thanks again


  47. This is spot on for anyone who needs to get up and running quickly. Great work.

    1. yes, it gives you a nice starting boost. In my course, I emphasize on the steps to installing WordPress. Its really easy.

  48. jgar says:

    Nice one John, as a WP junkie you forget what its like when u start out. Good stuff!

  49. Free Stuff says:

    Awesome John, I’m looking to start out a blog and have been procrastinating. This has just perked me up to actually do it.


  50. Jim says:

    Hostgator is a great service. The part I like is that I hardly ever have to contact them.

  51. eCarsBay says:

    Enjoy the free service Sir

    Thanks so much!

  52. Mihai Herman says:

    Congrats on this awesome offer.

    I really have an important question and hope that somebody can answer this: i have a blog for 6 months now at Blogger, but i want to transfer it to WordPress. All good until i don’t know if i will loose all the SEO Juice i managed to “collect” in 6 months. I know that i can redirect the domains, but does it also redirect from the old posts-link to new posts-link??? If it’s possible, please let me know how πŸ™‚

    Thanks a lot,

    1. John Chow says:

      If you had your domain name on Blogger, it will just transfer over to the domain on WordPress. If you didn’t have a domain (, then you need to put a 301 on the blogger site to have the SEO juice transfer over.

    2. Jay Castillo says:

      Hi Mihai,

      I also moved from blogger to wordpress (also hosted by Hostgator) almost 2 years ago and I managed to have all the links to my posts from my old blog in blogger ( redirect to my posts with my new domain( intact. From what I remember, you just need to make sure your wordpress permalink structure is the same as that you used in blogger and then import your posts from blogger to wordpress. Of course you have to double check afterwards as only about 90% of the post links were okay after the import. Anyway, I’m sure there are detailed instructions out there on how to do this as I found one almost two years ago. Good luck!

  53. deejay says:

    yes, i have opened an account with your coupon sir john! unfortunately i have a problem in the activation of my account. maybe i have to prepare my passport ID

    1. John Chow says:

      Good luck fixing it. πŸ™‚

  54. Good information for people looking to get going with a powerful wordpress blog really quickly. all the nuts and bolts included.

  55. Mamapumpkin says:

    I’ve used hostgator for almost 5 years now. They are fantastic! But I wish I knew you then because I wasted so much time fiddling around trying to install wordpress and let’s not even get to the plugins! LOL

  56. JPCO says:

    Great idea, because that way more people who would like to participate more actively on the Internet.

  57. Michael says:

    Wow John! I don’t know how you do it but this is an incredible deal. WordPress isn’t difficult to install. But who wouldn’t take you up, I mean it is free. Are you able to do this on referral commission? If so I am impressed, any new blogger should take John up on his offer.

  58. tj says:

    cannot get coupon code to work, and no help from HostGator. Any suggestions? New account..

    1. John Chow says:

      Try johnchowrocks without the caps. Let me know if that works.

  59. tj says:

    it did not work. I went ahead and purchased, but i can give you transaction # if that will help you, as far as getting credit.

  60. Kimberly says:

    A few days ago I used your information to set up my first WordPress website, and ordered hosting through your site. I had to change my domain name today and started the process all over again, therefore I came back to this site to refresh my memory on the custom permalink changes you recommended, but now I can’t get to the information. Would you do me the honor of sharing it with me one more time?

    1. John Chow says:

      The custom structure I use is /%postname%/

  61. HoangLx says:

    I love you HostGator

  62. Heather says:

    Thanks so much! I’m taking advantage of this now! πŸ™‚

  63. ibnujusup says:

    actually it is very easy to install wordpress… you just follow the info from the wordpress website..tat’s it…but for the newbie it is kind a hard too… the term like sql , ftp does seem very alien…

    but thanks for the mentioned plugin..gotta install it now.. πŸ™‚

  64. Great! It’s actually easy to set up a new wordpress blog. I use Wp-Cache and Scripts Gzip as compression-plugins.

    1. I think those are compatible for shared hosting.

  65. Hi John,

    This is exciting news.

    I’m in.

  66. william says:

    Thank you John Chow, you provide information useful to me

  67. Vivek Parmar says:

    Wow that’s a great service many of them will get benefitted from it and especially those who do not know how to install WordPress

  68. Lucan says:

    Thanks for the discount. Is it still available?

    1. John Chow says:

      Yes it is. The coupon code has no expiry date, yet.

  69. Thanks John, is the Discount Coupon Still available?

  70. You’re an angel to offer free WP installation services! Too bad we already have a WP blog. We hope you’ll share more great deals in the future!

  71. Ed Cosgrove says:

    Hey John,

    It’s Ed with
    You offer a great service and it sucks when people look a gift horse in the mouth.
    Keep rocking! [email protected]

  72. TpC says:

    the real challenge is to be your competition when you’re driving a porsche and the little guy has a beat up ford pinto, lol.

  73. Sudipto Basu says:

    John, I have mailed you on my site, search for my mail with subject line containing the site name. Looking forward to have wordpress setup on it.

  74. I think that BlueHOST is better than HostGator. I always use BlueHOST.

  75. Tinh says:

    I wish I could join but I had everything set up now and still running well too. Thanks

  76. Agustri says:


    So meaningful article for who wants to start a blog using wordpress. by the way, which is better : All in One SEO or Platinum SEO. I heard it comes from one guys, really? Pls blogwalking John to mine : AGUSTRI.ID

  77. TanyaLelaki says:

    Hey bro.. nice effort you doing. I like your style

  78. Dipesh Patel says:

    Thanks for the wonderful piece of information under one page. We all need blog and this is the first step that you have shown to the people who are not aware of blogs much or who have knowledge but do not know how to make it.


  79. i have added some widgets like twitter, face book, digg and reddit, but do you know how to add buzz widget in free wordpress blog,.

  80. This is a really good service!

  81. Angelina says:

    Wow that’s great service….when ever i will start my next blog i will use that service……..

  82. Xuantuyen says:

    It seems this is a great combination service between your HostGator and WordPress.
    Wish you success …!

  83. Kate Kutny says:

    That is such a a great deal for bloggers. The services they offer for bloggers sounds really good.

  84. This sounds like a great offer! Thanks for sharing.

  85. Johnnyefficiency says:

    Thanks John for setting up my blog. Now, it’s time to start writing. Let the journey begin!

  86. sneha says:

    wordpress is very easy to use i always prefer my blogs with wordpress

  87. Finch says:

    Doesn’t Host Gator have Fantastico which installs this stuff for free anyway?

    God help you future bloggers that can’t operate a WordPress!

  88. Gaurav Garg says:

    Many Of The Hosting Companies are providing softaclous software for script installation be it wordpress or Jooma etc…
    By the Way Good Stuff and Blog
    Thanks πŸ˜‰

  89. jasmine says:

    it will be useful tips for my wordpress blog.

  90. Joseph Bison says:

    Hostgator is probably in my opinion the best value for money hosting you can buy, i remember they had a deal better than that one were you could purchase an account with 75% discount and you could buy it for 3 years tops. now thats value for money.

  91. roberts says:

    Thank you Very Much John Chow, you provide information useful to me

  92. Just used hostgator to set up my wordpress powered article directory and everything was a breeze. Just a one click installation

  93. Arianna O'Dell says:

    good idea! :-]

  94. Vikash Munda says:

    you are john chow who does everything for money i know you might have planned something to make money out of it.

  95. Chung Parkie says:

    I don’t know how to use FTP to upload file, next week I will order a web hosting from Host Gator and forward to U.

  96. John Chow dot Com says:

    Let me know when you’re ready and I’ll get you set up!

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