Installing WordPress

September 2nd, 2010 in Support, Themes tutorials

1Unzip the WordPress package which you can download from Note: if your web host has Fantastico or a similar program, you can use it to easily install WordPress in one click.

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

3Rename the wp-config-sample.php file to wp-config.php.

4Editing the wp-config.php file.

Edit wp-config.php in your favorite text editor and fill in your database details.

5Upload WordPress to your server.

Place 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., 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., rename the directory wordpress to the name you’d like the subdirectory to have and move or upload it to your web server. For example if you want the WordPress installation in a subdirectory called ‘blog’, you should rename the directory called ‘wordpress’ to ‘blog’ and upload it to the root directory of your web server.

6Run the WordPress install script.

Run the WordPress installation script by accessing wp-admin/install.php in your favorite web browser. If you installed WordPress in the root directory, you should visit: If you installed WordPress in its own subdirectory called blog, for example, you should visit:

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