This describes the installation on Hostpoint.

  1. Create a new subdomain and also
  2. Assign SSL free to (menu Websites). Use the tab “SSL Encryption” under
  3. Install WordPress (menu Websites/One-click Apps) into the subdomain The installed theme is “Twenty Twenty-One” that is the default scheme in 2021.
  4. Login into Under Settings change “http” to “https”.

  5. Enable logging during development. In wp-config.php set:
    define( 'WP_DEBUG', true );
    define( 'WP_DEBUG_DISPLAY', false );
    define( 'WP_DEBUG_LOG', true );

    See Using The WordPress Debug Log (Josh Pollock, 2014).
    Messages are logged as error_log("message");
    The log file is wp-content/debug.log (on the Hostpoint server).
  6. Since the development proceeds directly on the Hostpoint server, it is convenient to edit the wp-files directly on the Hostpoint. This can be achieved by installing the plugin NppFTP for Notepad++. See e.g. a Hostinger tutorial. The editing works well but if an open file (e.g. debug.log) is changed by WordPress on the server the changes are not automatically displayed in Notepad++. It is needed to double-click on the file in the right browser window to download the updates.

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