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How to Install WordPress
WordPress, as one of the most user-friendly CMSs online, has been downloaded for millions of thousands of times all over the world. Its easy-to-understand interface, unlimited offerings of themes and plugins, high level of security and SEO, as well as large community support simply attract webmasters, especially newbies a lot. This is the main reason as to why there are so many WordPress installation guides online. After all, many greenhands have no ideas how to start using WordPress for website building.
However, as the majority of online tutorials are partial, only offering 1 or 2 methods, we’d like to come out a comprehensive one, introducing 6 ways to install WordPress. In this case, our readers can surely find one that can suit their situations well.
- Install WordPress using Softaculous
- Install WordPress using Fantastico
- Install WordPress using SimpleScripts
- Install WordPress using FTP
- Install WordPress using WAMP
- Install WordPress Manually from Scratch
WordPress Installation Methods
Log into your cPanel control panel and find Softaculous icon. Generally, the icon is under the Software/Services section.
Click on the icon and it will bring you to the Softaculous page. Find WordPress under Blogs directory. It shows the ratings and a brief introduction of WordPress, and you can just click on “Install” button.
Then, it takes to another page like the below screenshot, where you are needed to configure the information of Software Setup, Database Settings, Site Settings, Admin Account and Choose Language.
- Choose Protocol – In general, you are suggested to select “www. “as the Protocol. If your site has SSL, then you can choose the HTTPS protocol.
- Choose Domain – When choosing the domain, you can just choose the one that you want to install WordPress site on.
- In Directory – The directory shows where you want to install your site. It is relative to the domain and doesn’t exist practically. For example, if you want to install the site at yourdomain.com/mysite/, then just enter “mysite”. If you leave the field blank, that means you install WordPress at the root directory yourdomain.com/.
- Database Name –Enter in the name of your database. If you haven’t created one, just follow this guide to create a Database and User.
- Table prefix – Just keep the default value as wp_.
- Site Name – Type your site name. It is usually displayed on the top left of your site.
- Site Description – Enter a brief sentence to describe your site and the content is always displayed under the Site Name with smaller font size.
- Enable Multisite – Keep it uncheck if you don’t want to build WordPress Multisite.
- Admin Username – Create the admin username to manage your WordPress site. Please note that don’t keep it as your site name or “admin” for the security concerns.
- Admin Password – Set password for the admin user. It’s better to includes number, characters, and symbols within the password.
- Admin Email – Insert your email account to receive contact information.
- Select language – Choose the langue you want to use in your site.
- At last, click on “Install” button to complete the process.
In the next, the Softaculous tells you that WordPress has been successfully installed your domain name. You can visit the link to check it or go to the administrative URL to managed your site.
If you are still confused for the whole process and detailed steps, you may like to watch the video tutorial listed in the below.
When signing up the hosting service, you can receive a welcome email including the detailed login information and a link to the control panel. And then, you need to log into the cPanel with the offered information to start your installtion process.
- Scroll down the interface and find the icon which looks like a smiling face via the Software/Services gallery. Click it and access to this script.
When completing the installation successfully, you will receive a message that helps you confirm the WordPress has been installed. It shows the information about WordPress installed URL and the login name & password, with which you can log into your WordPress and start to customize it. If you are likely to forget those details, you can click the Send E-mail to send the information to the email account.
Here, you can view the video tutorial as below.
SimpleScripts is a powerful 1-click script installer developed by the leading web hosting provider of BlueHost. This tool is ultimately user-friendly, allowing newbies to download and install WordPress simply using a few clicks of buttons, without the need to take any advanced steps. Also, the process does not cost your much time, you can have your WordPress site started within minutes.
At last, click the bottom Complete button. Now, you have installed your site.
When it comes to the WordPress installtin with FTP, the first thing you need to do is to find out a good FTP client. There are many excellent options, for example, FileZilla is a free FTP solution, FireFTP is a powerful client integrated with Firefox browser, while Transmit is suitable for Max OS. You can be free to choose a proper solution for your requirement.
Here, we utilize FileZilla as the FTP client in the case.
Open FileZilla application and click on File -> Site Manager, and then you can see the below screenshot.
Click on New Site button on the left and all the settings change to be configurable. under the General settings tab, you are required to complete the Host, Port, Protocol, Encryption, Logon Type, User, Password, Account and Comments. See the below screenshot for detailed information.
In general, the Host if your FTP web hosting name like ftp.yourdomain.com; the Port is 21 or you can just leave it blank, use Plain FTP as Encryption and keep the Logon Type as Normal. at last, enter your FTP username and password in the User and Password fields, but leave the account as blank.
In the next, click on Advanced tab, select Server Type as default(Autodetect), unchecked Bypass proxy checkbox, and enter the default local directory as the place where you save the WordPress core files. At last, leave other options blank and click on Connect button in the below of Site Manager.
Once connected, FileZilla will show you the below screen, where lists the local directory on the left panel and the remote directory on the right panel. Just select all the local files and right click, and then click on Upload to transfer all files from the local computer to the online server.
Configure the WordPress Site
After uploaded all core files, now you are needed to configure the WordPress site details. Visit your site domain as www.yourdomain.com, you can see the web page like the below screenshot which ask you to enter the database connect details.
Here, you need to enter the database name, MySQL username, MySQL password, database host, table prefix. Click on Submit button after completing all configurations, and then you can see a welcome page like the following. If you have not created a database, just follow this guide for detailed steps.
Type in the Site Title, Username, Password twice, E-mail account and select the checkbox of “Allow search engines to index this site”, then Click on “Install WordPress” button to finish the process. Then, you can visit your site on browser and check whether it is succesfully installed.
WAMP, also known as WampServer, is an open software building on the local IP suit. After the installation, a PHP environment is simulated on local. In this way, you install and operate WordPress. Now, we are going to tell you how to install WordPress locally using WAMP step by step.
The whole process is a little bit complex, but we try to make it easy to understand and convenient to follow. There are 3 steps to be completed and no professional knowledge is needed.
Download WAMP and WordPress
Let’s finish all the downloading things at first. Go to wampserver.com and download WampServer. There are two choices for you: 32Bits or 64Blits. You choose this according to you operating system. However, if you are not sure, just right-click on Computer icon on your desktop and select Prosperity to confirm the system type. In addition, you can choose 32Bits that works well on both 32Bits and 64Bits. Then, go to WordPress.org and get the lasted version of WordPress to your computer.
Install WAMP and Create a Database
Open the WAMP file you have downloaded and follow the instructions on the screen. After installing the software successfully, you launch it and start all the service by choosing them on the task bar. The next step is to create a database for WordPress installation. Just open WAMP server and type in Localhost to your browser.
Then, choose PHPMyAdmin under Tools and click on Database. After this, choose a name for your database, for example, WordPress. Later, click on Create. Here, your database is created successfully.
Install WordPress Locally
Open the WordPress file you downloaded before and extract it to root directory of WAMP server. Now, open WAMP server and go to Localhost in browser, you can see WordPress under Your Projects. Choose it and click on Creating a Configuration File.
In the following, you need to fill in some formats, typing in WordPress for Database Name, root for User Name, localhost for Database Host, whatever you want for Table Prefix and leave Password to blank. After this, click on Submit and you can see a new format comes out. Just fill in the Site Title, Username, Password for twice and provide your email. Here, a WordPress is successfully installed locally.
In addition to installing WordPress using tools, some people may refer to do this manually.
- For this option, you firstly need to find your Database Tool that can be found from the control panel. Then, you can click the MySQL Databases from the list to create new database.
At present, you have finish all the steps, and set up your WordPress.
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