This page is adapted from WordPress.org

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.

And after you have installed the WordPress, upgrading is easy. Now with Automatic Upgrade, upgrading is even easier.

Things to Know Before Installing WordPress

Before you begin the install, there are a few things you need to have and do.
These are:

Things You Need to Do to Install WordPress

Begin your installation by:

Installation Guide for Newbies ( this should take less than 5-10 minutes )

  • Login to your cPanel.
  • Click on the File Manager ( choose public_html/www)
  • Click on the Upload folder and upload the zip file that you have downloaded. (close the tab after you’ve finish uploading)
  • While in the file manager ( you need to hit refresh), then select the zip file (you’ll see it being highlighted), and decompress it by click on the icon Extract.
  • Now you’ll see the folder name WordPress. ( hit refresh if you can’t see the folder)
  • Next, click on the WordPress folder – (once you’re in) and click on the select all (  you’ll see it being highlighted ) and we are going to move the file into the /public_html/
  • Once you’re done moving the files, you can click on the Up One Level icon and you’ll see the files are being moved there.
  • And now you can delete the WordPress folder and the zip file that you have uploaded previously.
  • Now you can go and create a database here.
  • Then just goto your URL (visit: http://example.com/)
  • Fill in the blanks with the details of the database that you’ve created.
  • And now, you’re good to go.

That’s it! WordPress should now be installed.

 Famous 5-Minute Install ( also in 5 steps ) for slightly more technical-bies

  1. Download and unzip the WordPress package if you haven’t already.
  2. Create a database for WordPress, as well as a MySQL user who has all privileges for accessing and modifying it.
  3. (Optional) Find and rename wp-config-sample.php to wp-config.php, then edit the file (see Editing wp-config.php) and add your database information.
  4. Upload the WordPress files to 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 (excluding the WordPress directory itself) into the root directory of your web server.
    -If you want to have your WordPress installation in its own subdirectory on your website (e.g. http://example.com/blog/), create the blog directory on your server and upload the contents of the unzipped WordPress package 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 the URL in a web browser. This should be the URL where you uploaded the WordPress files.
    -If you installed WordPress in the root directory, you should visit: http://example.com/
    -If you installed WordPress in its own subdirectory called blog, for example, you should visit: http://example.com/blog/

That’s it! WordPress should now be installed.

Setup configuration file

If WordPress can’t find the wp-config.php file, it will tell you and offer to try to create and edit the file itself. (You can do also do this directly by loading wp-admin/setup-config.php in your web browser.) WordPress will ask you the database details and write them to a new wp-config.php file.

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Finalizing installation

The following screenshots show how the installation progresses. Notice in Entering the details screen, you enter your site title, your desired user name, your choice of a password (twice) and your e-mail address. Also displayed is a check-box asking if you would like your blog to appear in search engines like Google and Technorati. Leave the box checked if you would like your blog to be visible to everyone, including search engines, and uncheck the box if you want to block search engines, but allow normal visitors.

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All done!