How To Install WordPress in 5 Minutes
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Quietly believed to be the face of over 27% of all sites on the web, WordPress is easily the most popular publishing software today. Much of its popularity and the subsequent widespread acceptance is the surprising ease of installation. If you are not conversant with the correct way to install WordPress, this post is for you.
Before installing WordPress, know the following
Before you get down to working on installing WordPress, it’s important that you understand the two ways of WordPress installation. Manual installation – what this post will extensively and adequately cover, and Quick installation. Moreover, there are certain things you ought to know concerning the same.
First, ensure that:
• You can access the web server via either FTP or Shell
• You have a text editor ready
• You have an FTP client
• And, you have your favorite browser running
Start the installation by:
• Ensuring you and your web host can comfortably accommodate WordPress
• Download the very latest of WordPress
• Unzip the downloaded file
• For your secret key, be sure to create a secure password
• Leave the browser page open and running throughout the process of installation
WordPress Installation – the famous 5-minute install
Step #1: Download WordPress
• Download the package from http://wordpress.org/download/ and save
• Unzip the package to a folder on your PC
Step #2: Upload WordPress to a Hosting Account
• You can upload via FTP, Fantastico, MOJO Marketplace, Softaculous, Quick Install, etc.
• You can still upload through File Manager or SSH.
Step #3: Create MySQL Database and a User
Using a hosting provider will mean that you may be having a WordPress database already up for you. If not, most hosting provider’s support pages allow swift and problem-free setting up process. However, for someone installing WordPress on their personal web server, they’ll need to use phpMyAdmin or the the MySQL Client instructions.
The purpose of the database is storage of information. Therefore, you will need to:
• log into cPanel.
• Find the Databases section and click MySQL Database Wizard icon.
• Complete the 1st step: create a Database, enter the Database Name and click Next.
In Step #2
Formulate Database Users, insert the Database Name and a Password and click Create User.
In step #3
Now, add a user to the Database, click the All Privileges checkbox, then click Next.
In step #4
Complete the task. Don’t forget to note Database Name, Username and Password.
You can still use phpMyAdmin or Use DirectAdmin in this step.
Step #4: Configure wp-config.php
The wp-config-sample.php file possesses the database information and directs the WordPress app where to obtain information from. It’s, thus important that you complete this step as well.
To find the wp-config-sample.php file, go to the File Manager in the folder where you installed it and modify it.
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To do so:
1. Log into cPanel
2. Go to the Files part and click the File Manager icon
3. There will be a pop-up box where you will then select Web Root, check the box for Show Hidden Files and finally click Go.
4. You will head to the left navigation menu and click public_html to expand the File Manager.
5. Then click the folder having WordPress installation.
6. The right-hand side of your screen has the wp-config-sample.php file, and you must locate it too.
7. Rename it to wp-config.php before clicking the Rename button.
8. Thereafter, right-click on it, select Code Edit and find the following:
/** MySQL database username */
/** MySQL database password */
9. Now replace the database_name_here, the username_here and the password_here part with the details of your database from Step #3, cPanel part.
Finally, click the Save Changes tab and close the file.
Step #5: Run Installation Script now
Hoping that your browser is still running, open a new window and head to the installation page. It depends on with where it is, but most probably:
Whereby, the yourdomain part represents the chosen domain name.
Once you see the “Welcome to the famous five minute WordPress installation process!” know that everything is okay.
Step #6: Finishing Installation
Fill the following fields:
• Site name
• Password – to be entered twice.
• Email address
• Whether or not to allow search engines index your site
End by clicking Install Now.
“Success! WordPress has been installed.” will mark the end of the 5-minute installation.
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