Installing WordPress

Here’s the quick version of the instructions for those who are already comfortable with performing such installations.


  •  Download and unzip the WordPress package if you haven’t already.
  •  Create a database for WordPress on your web server, as well as a MySQL user who has all privileges for accessing and modifying it.
  •  (Optional) Find and rename wp-config-sample.php to wp-config.php, then edit the file (see Editing wp-config.php) and add your database information.
  •  Upload the WordPress files to the desired location on your web server:
  •  If you want to integrate WordPress into the root of your domain (e.g. http://example.com/), move or upload all contents of the unzipped WordPress directory (excluding the WordPress directory itself) into the root directory of your web server.
  •  If you want to have your WordPress installation in its own subdirectory on your website (e.g. http://example.com/blog/), create the blog directory on your server and upload the contents of the unzipped WordPress package to the directory via FTP.
  •  Note: If your FTP client has an option to convert file names to lower case, make sure it’s disabled.
  •  Run the WordPress installation script by accessing the URL in a web browser. This should be the URL where you uploaded the WordPress files.


If you installed WordPress in the root directory, you should visit: http://example.com/


If you installed WordPress in its own subdirectory called blog, for example, you should visit: http://example.com/blog/



That’s it! WordPress should now be installed.

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