WordPress Installation? WordPress is a free and open-source content management system, written in PHP and paired with a Maria DB or MySQL database. It was launched on May 27, 2003, by Matt Mullenweg and English developer Mike little.
The platform is majorly known for its ease of installation. In most circumstances, installing WordPress is a very simple process and takes less than five minutes to complete. If you wish to install the software, this article will give you the correct guide on how to successfully install WordPress. But before going into the installation steps there are things to know before installing WordPress. Make sure you read to the end.
Before starting the installation process, your need to make sure your Web hosting provider fulfils the necessary software and conditions- requirements on the server side # and requirements on local #. The section under provides the steps to follow to install WordPress, so follow it accordingly to successfully install it.
WordPress Installation Steps
Here is the guide
Download And Extract
To download, go to https://wordpress.org/download/. If you’ve been downloading WordPress to a remote web server, download the WordPress package to your PC using your web browser and unzip the package. For FTP, proceed to the next step, uploading files will be covered later.
Create The Database And A User
If you’re making use of a hosting provider, you may already have a WordPress database set up for you, or it might prompt you to do so. Check your hosting support pages or your control panel for clues on whether you’ll neeed to create one manually or not.
For phpMyAdmin. Follow the procedure below
If the database associated with WordPress does not already exist in the database drop-down on the left, endeavour to create one
- Choose a name for your WordPress database
- Tap on the “PhpMyAdmin” tab at the top left corner, to go back to the main page. Then, select the “Users” button or create one if a user associated with WordPress does not exist.
- After tapping on the Add User button, select a username for WordPress.
- Choose a secure password and re-enter your password
- Copy out the username and password you used
- Leave the options beneath global privileges at default.
- Tap on go
- Go back to the user page and hit on the Edit Privileges widget
- In the next section, choose the database you created under the Add privileges to the following database drop-down, and click “Go”.
- Tap on the check all tab, followed by
Proceed to the next step
Set Up Wp-config.php.
Users can choose to create and edit the wp-config.php file themselves or can skip it to allow WP to do it by itself when you run the installation script. Key in your database information such as your DB name, its username, password, host, charset and collate. However, this is where you key in your secret key values.
Upload The Files
This is where you decide on where your domain, you will like your WP powered site to appear. It can appear in the root directory or in a subdirectory.
For Root directory: if you need to upload your web server, use an FTP client to post all the contents of the wp directory.
But if your contents are already on your web server, and you are using shell access to install WordPress, move all the contents of the wp directory into the root directory of your website.
Run The Install Script
Proceed to your web browser to begin the installation script.
If the files are located in the root directory visit https://example.com/wp-admin/install.php. If you placed the files in a subdirectory (big) for instance go to http://example.com/blog/wp-admin/install.php
- Setup a configuration file
- Finish your installation right on the Administration
With these five amazing steps, I believe you can now install WordPress successfully on your own.