How to Install WordPress [Complete Guide]

WordPress is the great Content Management System. WordPress gives power to 24% of sites in the world compared to another CMS. There is two most popular ways for installing WordPress. (1) 1 Click WordPress Installation (2) Manual WordPress Installation

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(1) 1-Click Installation

(2) Manual Installation

1-click installation is quick and easiest way to install WordPress. However, if you have trouble in 1-click installation then you need to install WordPress manually. So, here is a complete guide on Manual Installation of WordPress.

How To Install WordPress Manually?

Just follow these SIX steps for installing WordPress manually.

#1: Download WordPress Package.

Download a package of WordPress files from http://wordpress.org/download/ and unzip the downloaded file to a folder on your computer.

#2: Upload WordPress to Hosting.

There are main three ways to upload WordPress file on your hosting account.

  • Upload via File Manager – (Recommended) This is easy and more secure way to upload WordPress files on your Hosting account. just go to your Hosting account’s cPanel and Click on File Manager. Upload WordPress files at public_html directory. (Note: If you want to install WordPress as blog of your main site then upload at public_html > blog folder.) file manager
  • Upload via FTP
  • Upload via SSH

#3: Create MySQL Database and User.

Now you need to Create MySQL database for installing wordpress. Database is used for storing WordPress information.

Follow below steps to create a database.

  1. Log into your Hosting account’s cPanel.
  2. Click on the MySQL Database Wizard icon.   php ma
  3. Create a Database, enter the database name and click on Next Step.  c database
  4. Create Database Users, enter the database user name and password and click on Create User.
  5. Add User to the Database, click the All Privileges check box and click Next Step.
  6. Complete the task and keep information of the database such as name, username and password.

#4: Configure wp-config.php file.

The wp-config-sample.php file contains the database information so we have to configure it properly to install wordpress. This step must be completed to ensure the correct information of Database which is associated with the WordPress installation.

The wp-config-sample.php file is available in File Manager in the public_html folder.

You need to modify this data as below,

  1. Log into cPanel.
  2. In the files section, click the File Manager icon.
  3. From the navigation menu in File Manager, click on public_html to expand the folder.
  4. Click on the folder containing WordPress files.
  5. Now, find the wp-config-sample.php file at bottom of all files.
  6. Right click on the file, select Rename and change the name of file to wp-config.php
  7. Do Right-click on the wp-config.php file and select edit, when the file opens, then look for the following information:

    define(‘DB_NAME’, ‘database_name_here’);

    /** MySQL database username */
    define(‘DB_USER’, ‘username_here’);

    /** MySQL database password */
    define(‘DB_PASSWORD’, ‘password_here’);


     

Replace database_name_here with the name of the database which you created in previous step-3.

Replace username_here with the username of the database you created in previous Step-3.

Replace password_here with the password of the database that you created in previous Step-3.

Now, editing task is completed. So, click the Save Settings, and close the file.

#5: Run Installation.

Now, Open a new tab on your browser and type as below to start installation process.

http://yourdomain.com/wp-admin/install.php      or http://yourdomain.com/blog/wp-admin/install.php)

[NOTE : It’s depends on your WordPress installation directory where you uploaded WordPress files]

 Now, you can see Welcome page of WordPress.

#6: Complete Installation.

Simply fill the required fields to complete installation.

  • Site Name
  • Username
  • Password (twice)
  • Email address (login information will be sent to this email)
  • Select whether or not to have the search engines index the site

Now, Click on Install Now, and you should be taken to the final screen with showing this message: Success! WordPress has been installed.

That’s it now, your Manually WordPress Installation is completed. 🙂
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