WordPress:   Installation of WordPress

CMS that is user friendly. WordPress is well known for its ease of installation. Under most circumstances installing WordPress is a very simple process and takes less than five minutes to complete. Many web hosts now offer tools (e.g. Fantastico) to automatically install WordPress for you. And changing your Wordpress Theme is done in a few clicks. However, if you wish to install WordPress yourself, the following guide will help. Now with Automatic Upgrade, upgrading is even easier.

Before you begin the install, there are few things you need to have and do. You need access to your site and its directory and software to proceed with the installation. These are:
     • Access to your web server (via shell or FTP)
     • A text editor or web authoring tool i.e. Dreamweaver or FrontPage or GoLive
     • An FTP Client
     • Your web browser of choice

►#1: Download the latest release of WordPress. [Download .zip file and unzip].

►#2: Create a database for WordPress on your web server, as well as a MySQL user who has all privileges for accessing and modifying it.

►#3: Rename the wp-config-sample.php file to wp-config.php. Open wp-config.php in a text editor and fill in your database details. Follow these instructions below. [4 pieces of information from your web host.]
     • Database Name
     • Database Username
     • Database Password
     • Database Host

►#4: Upload the WordPress files in the desired location on your web server: If you want to integrate WordPress into the root of your domain (e.g. http://example.com/), move or upload all contents of the unzipped WordPress directory (but excluding the directory itself) into the root directory of your web server. If you want to have your WordPress installation in its own subdirectory on your web site (e.g. http://example.com/blog/), create the blog directory on your server and upload WordPress to the directory via FTP. Note: If your FTP client has an option to convert file names to lower case, make sure it's disabled.

►#5: Run the WordPress installation script by accessing wp-admin/install.php in a web browser. If you installed WordPress in the root directory, you should visit: http://www.yoursite.com/wp-admin/install.php

If you installed WordPress in its own subdirectory called blog, for example, you should visit: http://www.yoursite.com/blog/wp-admin/install.php

That's it! WordPress should now be installed.



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