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Install WordPress

The first way to install WordPress is the automatic method. In other words, you don’t have to do anything, we take care of everything 😉

The second method to install WordPress that we are going to show you is the manual method. It implies that you have access to the FTP of your server and phpMyAdmin.

Install WordPress automatically

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Install WordPress manually

Download WordPress zip file

First, you have to download the latest version of WordPress on WordPress.org

Download WordPress zip file
Download WordPress zip file

Now WordPress zip file is download to your computer. Go ahead and unzip (extract) the files so they will be ready.

Create a database

Before adding WordPress to your web server, you must first create a database to store those WordPress files. To do this, login to your hosting account and launch Cpanel.

Login to your cPanel
Login to your cPanel

From the cPanel dashboard, open MySQL Databases (it should be under the Databases category).

Open MySQL databases
Open MySQL databases

There you need to do 3 main things:

  1. Create a New Database
  2. Create a New User for you Database
  3. Add the User to the Database
Create database
Create database

You will need to remember this information (database, username, password) when setting up your WordPress Installation you may need to save it somewhere temporarily.

Now you are ready to transfer your WordPress files over to your site.

Upload WordPress files

Accessing your site’s directory on your web server will require using an FTP client or accessing the directory using the file directory via cPanel.

Method 1: Uploading the Files with FTP (FileZilla)

To access your web server root directory using FTP, You will need an FTP client like (FileZilla, Cyberduck, or Transmit). Feel free to find the best FTP client for your needs. For this illustration, I’m using FileZilla.

Open FileZilla and enter the FTP credentials provided by your hosting provider. This includes the Hostname (the address to the server), Username, Password, and Port (leaving the port blank will work fine in most cases). In some cases you will need to create a new FTP user on your hosting site so that you will will have a username and password to login to the server.

Open Filezilla to upload WordPress files on your server
Open Filezilla to upload WordPress files on your server

Select all the the WordPress files from the left and drag them over to the public_html directory on the right.

Upload WordPress files
Upload WordPress files

This may take a few minutes to complete. But after the transfer is complete, you are ready to run the WordPress installation by accessing directly to your site URL.

Run the WordPress installer

Now that you have the WordPress files loaded on your host server at the correct directory, it’s time to run the famous five-minute WordPress installation process. To start the WordPress installer, simply navigate to your site from your web browser. So, if you have WordPress at the root, go to www.yoursite.com.

The first step allows you to select a language. Once you select your language, click continue.

Select WordPress language
Select WordPress language

Next, you will be prompted to get your get your database credentials which were created in step 2 above.

When ready, click “Let’s Go”.

WordPress install next step: database
WordPress install next step: database

Enter the Database Name, Database User, and Database Password you created in step 2. You can leave the Database Host as “localhost” and the Table Prefix as “wp_” unless you have a unique setup in mind. Then click Submit.

WordPress setup database
WordPress setup database

Now run the installation.

Run WordPress installation
Run WordPress installation

For this last step, enter the information needed for your new WordPress website. This includes the Site Title, the admin username and password to access the backend of your site, and the admin email address. Don’t worry, you can always change this later within the WordPress dashboard after WordPress is installed. Once done, click Submit.

Your WordPress site information
Your WordPress site information

You will be greeted with a nice message telling you that the installation was a success! Click the Login button.

Login to your WordPress admin
Login to your WordPress admin

This will bring you to the login page to your WordPress website. You will want to bookmark this page for the future. It can also be accessed by going to the following URL:

www.yoursite.com/wp-login.php

Or if you don’t like that url, you can also go to www.yoursite.com/admin and it will redirect you to login as well.

To login, enter the admin username and password you created in the last step of the WordPress Installation process under “Site Information”.

WordPress login credentials
WordPress login credentials

This will bring you to your WordPress Dashboard, the backend of your site.

WordPress admin dashboard
WordPress admin dashboard