How to install WordPress?

How to install WordPress?

Before installing WordPress You will need the services of a hosting provider (the server on which your website will be located). You will also need to download and install an FTP client, such as FileZilla, which you can download for free from the Internet: https://filezilla-project.org/

FileZilla Client Download

A database on your hosting is also required.

Download WordPress from the wordpress.org website.

WordPress Download Tutorial

Archive the WordPress installation package with WinRar or WinZip or any other archiving tool available to you.

Using an FTP client, copy the contents of the WordPress folder to the server (not the entire folder, but the files and folders inside the WordPress folder):

WordPress upload with FTP client

Create a MySQL database, MySQL database user and password (how to do this specifically on the server you use, contact the hosting provider.) Hosting providers often also have instructions on how to do this using the tools that are on their servers. There may be, for example, the PHP MyAdmin tool for creating a database.

For example, if your hosting control panel has cPanel, which is very popular, then you will most likely find the DATABASES section:

Adding databases to Cpanel

And in this section you can add a new database, create a database user and password and bind the user to the database and give the user full access rights.

There are two ways (A and B) to do the next step of the WordPress installation:

(A) Open a web browser and type your domain address in the address field and press “Create configuration file”, in this case a wp-config file will be created automatically.

wp config file generation

In the form shown in the next step, write the database name (Database Name), username (Username) and password (Password) that you created earlier. Most often it remains localhost, but in some cases it may be named differently (check with the hosting provider if you do not go with localhost) and press “Submit (Confirm):

WordPress Installation Guide

 

(B)In the archived folder, locate the wp-config-sample.php file and rename it to wp-config.php.

Open the wp-config.php file, edit the lines below and save the file, then open the home page address in your browser.

Editing WP CONFIG File in WordPress

DB_NAME

Type the name of the database you created earlier

DB_USER

Type the username you created earlier

DB_PASSWORD

Type the password you created earlier

DB_HOST

Most often it remains localhost, but in some cases it may be different (check with the hosting provider if you do not go with localhost).

In the next step, you must enter:

    • name of the home page (can be changed later through the administration panel);
    • Username for website administration (not to be confused with the db username you wrote earlier!);
    • Password for the administration panel;
    • E-mail to which you will receive messages from the page, if you leave it in the settings, the possibility to restore the password by sending it to an e-mail, if you have forgotten it.

When the data is filled in, press the Install button.

To open the newly installed WordPress homepage, enter the domain name in the browser. On the other hand, to enter the WordPress administration panel, enter www.yourdomainname.com/wp-admin

That’s it! With that, WordPress is installed! Thanks for reading the tutorial on how to install WordPress

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