WordPress is web software you can use to create a beautiful website or blog. We like to say that WordPress is both free and priceless at the same time.
In this tutorial we will provide you with detailed instructions on how to install WordPress on your web hosting account. Follow these guidelines if you want to perform a new, manual installation of the latest WordPress version.
The core software is built by hundreds of community volunteers, and when you’re ready for more there are thousands of plugins and themes available to transform your site into almost anything you can imagine. Over 60 million people have chosen WordPress to power the place on the web they call “home” — we’d love you to join the family.
Follow these steps to install WordPress manually:
- Step 1: Download the WordPress installation package
- Step 2: Upload the WordPress files to your server
- Step 3: Create a MySQL database for WordPress to use
- Step 4: Go through the installation process
First, you need to download WordPress from it’s official download page. We recommend that you always download and install the latest stable version of WordPress.
Now you have to upload the WordPress files to your server. Extract the archive, you have wordpress folder. If you are using localhost (XAMPP, WAMP…), you will copy the installation files to folder htdocs (XAMPP) or www (WAMP). If you are using a web server, you will upload the installations file via FTP. In this tutorial using WAMP Server, so we must copy to www folder.
Create a MySQL Database for WordPress to use. Now, you need to create a MySQL database and assign a user to it with full permissions. Access to phpMyAdmin to create database. Make sure that you write down the database name, database username and password you’ve just created. You will need those for the installation process.
Now it’s time to navigate to your website to start with the installation process. If you have uploaded WordPress in your www directory you’ll need to go to localhost/wordpress in your preferred browser. The first thing you will notice is a message, telling you that you don’t have a wp-config.php file and you should create one. Just click on the Create a Configuration File button to proceed.
On this page you will see a message, asking you to prepare the necessary information for the installation. Since we already have this information, simply press the Let’s go! button
Enter the details for your newly created MySQL database and press the Submit button
WordPress will now check if your settings are correct. If you have entered all the necessary information, you will see a confirmation screen. Press the Run the Install button to proceed.
On the next screen you will have to enter the information about your administrative username and the title of your new site. In addition, you can specify whether you’d want search engines to index your site or not. Once you fill in that information, press the Install WordPress button. Bear in mind, however, that you should specify a real email address. It can be later used in case you forget your password.
Okay! Your new WordPress application is installed. You can use the Login In button to access your administrative backend and start posting in your new site