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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. http://example.com/), 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. http://example.com/blog/), 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: http://example.com/wp-admin/install.php
    • If you installed WordPress in its own subdirectory called blog (for example), you should visit: http://example.com/blog/wp-admin/install.php
  • That's it. WordPress should now be installed.

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