WordPress is well-known for its easy installation. Under most circumstances, installing WordPress is a very simple process and takes less than five minutes to complete. Nowadays, many web hosts do offer tools to automatically install WordPress for you. However, if you do wish to install WordPress yourself, the following guide will help a lot.
Things to know before you begin Installing WordPress
Before proceeding with this tutorial, it’s very important that you’ve caught up with the article in the section.
This article assumes that you have the following:
- A Web Server, namely Apache, running on your local machine
- A Database Server such as MySQL set up on your machine
- PHP set up on your machine
It also assumes you’re comfortable with extracting data from a zip file. It’s also important to know the credentials of your database. If you’ve set up all of your software on your own, then you should know the credentials you’ve specified.
The Famous 5-Minute of Installating WordPress
Here’s the article for more detailed instructions:
Download and unzip the current version of WordPress package from WORDPRESS.OR
Download and install MySQL (such as MAMP offers the
htdocsdirectory or another directory that you’ve specified in the control panel, WAMP offers the
wwwdirectory, XAMPP offers the
htdocsdirectory) and create a database for your WordPress on your Web Server.
Upload the WordPress files to the desired location on your Web Server. Depending on your setup, you will likely access it by pointing your browser to http://localhost/
(Optional) Find and rename wp-config-sample.php to wp-config.php, then edit the file and add your database information.
Run the WordPress installation script by accessing the URL in a web browser. This should be the URL where you uploaded the WordPress files.
If you have installed WordPress in the root directory, for example, you should visit: https://yoursitename.com/
If you have installed WordPress in its own subdirectory called subdirectory, for example, you should then visit: https://yoursitename.com/subdirectory/
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