How to install WordPress

The purpose of this tutorial is to show you how to install WordPress.

  • Download and unzip the WordPress package, if you haven't already.
  • Create a database for WordPress in your hosting cPanel, as well as a MySQL user who has all privileges for accessing and modifying it.
  • 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 as explained in editing wp-config.php to generate and use your secret key password.
  • Upload the WordPress files to the desired location on the web server:
    • If you want to integrate WordPress into the root of your domain (e.g., upload all contents of the unzipped WordPress directory (but excluding the directory itself) into the root directory of your web server (public_html).
    • If you want to have your WordPress installation in its own subdirectory on your website (e.g., rename the directory wordpress to the name you'd like the subdirectory to have and 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.
  • 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:
    • If you installed WordPress in its own subdirectory called blog (for example), you should visit:
  • That's it. WordPress should now be installed.

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