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How to Install WordPress?

System Requirements for WordPress

  • Database : MySQL 5.0 +
  • Web Server :
    • WAMP (Windows)
    • LAMP (Linux)
    • XAMP (Multi-platform)
    • MAMP (Macintosh)
  • Operating System : Cross-platform
  • Browser Support : IE (Internet Explorer 8+), Firefox, Google chrome, Safari, Opera
  • PHP Compatibility : PHP 5.2+

Download WordPress

When you open the link https://wordpress.org/download/, you will get to see a screen as below:

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Download the WordPress zip file from the official site.

Create Store Database

  • WordPress requires MySQL database. So create a new empty database with user/password (for e.g. User as “root” and password as “root” or else you can set as per your convenience).
  • Next, you can continue with the installation process as discussed below.

Setup Wizard

It’s very easy to setup WordPress into your system. The following steps describe how to setup WordPress locally on your system.

Step (1): Extract the downloaded WordPress folder and upload it into your web server or localhost.

Step (2): Open your browser and navigate to your WordPress file path, then you will get the first screen of the WordPress installer as shown in the below screen. In our case the path is localhost/< Your_wordpress_folder >.

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Select your language for the WordPress and click on Continue.

Step (3): In this step, you can view the information needed for the database before proceeding with wordpress installation.

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Click on Let’s go!

Step (4): Here, you have to enter the information about the MYSQL database as described in the screen below.

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  • Database Name : Enter the database name which you have created in MySQL database for WordPress.
  • Username : Enter the user name of your MySQL database.
  • Password : Enter the password which you had set for MySQL Database.
  • Database Host: Write the host name, by default it will be localhost.
  • Table Prefix : It is used to add prefix in the database tables which helps to run multiple sites on the same database. It takes the default value.

After filling all information, click on Submit button.

Step (5): Here, the WordPress checks the database setting and gives you the confirmation screen as shown below.

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Click on Run the install

Step (6): Here, you have to enter the information about administrative.

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It contains below fields:

  • Site Title: Enter the name of the site which you are going to create in WordPress.
  • Username: Enter the username as per your choice while logging in the WordPress.
  • Password twice: Enter password two times to protect your site.
  • Your E-mail: Enter your email address which helps to recover our password or any update.
  • Privacy: It allows the search engine to index this site after checking the checkbox.

After filling all the information, click on the Install WordPress button.

Step (7):After installation getting successful, you will get a screen of the WordPress success as shown below.

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Here you can view your username and password detail added in WordPress.

Click on Log In button.

Step (8):After clicking on login then you will get a WordPress Admin Panel as shown below.

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Here, enter the username and password which you had mentioned during installation as shown in the step 6 and click on the Log In button.

 

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  • Installing WordPress on Your Own Server

  • Getting Around WordPress

  • Configuring WordPress to Work Its Best

    • Choosing the Right Settings for Your Blog
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    • Managing Additional Authors on Your Blog
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    • Moderating Comments and Comment Spam
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  • How WordPress.com Is Different Than WordPress.org

    • WordPress.com and WordPress.org: Complementary Differences
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  • Creating and Managing Content with WordPress

    • Adding Media to Your Blog and Posts
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    • Hands On with the Editors
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    • Hands on with the New Image Editor in Detail
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  • Finding and Using Plugins

    • Finding Plugins
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    • Installing Plugins Quickly and Easily
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    • Upgrading Plugins
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  • Maintaining WordPress

    • Database Maintenance for WordPress Users
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    • Updating and Upgrading WordPress
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    • Updating Plugins and Themes
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