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Installing WordPress

Things You Need to Do to Install WordPress

Begin your installation by:

  1. Checking to ensure that you and your web host have the minimum requirements to run WordPress.
  2. Download the latest release of WordPress.
  3. Unzip the downloaded file to a folder on your hard drive.
  4. Be prepared with a secure password for your Secret Key
  5. Print this page out so you have it handy during the installation.

Famous 5-Minute Install

Here’s the quick version of the instructions, for those that are already comfortable with performing
such installations. More
detailed instructions follow.

  1. Download and unzip the WordPress package, if you haven’t already.
  2. Create a database for WordPress on your web server, as well as a MySQL user who has all
    privileges for accessing and modifying it
  3. Rename the wp-config-sample.php file to wp-config.php.
  4. 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
  5. Place the WordPress files in the desired location on your web server:
    • If you want to integrate WordPress into the root of your domain
      (e.g., move or upload all contents of the unzipped WordPress
      directory (but excluding the directory itself) into the root directory of your web server
    • If you want to have your WordPress installation in its own subdirectory on your web site (e.g., rename the directory wordpress to the name you’d
      like the subdirectory to have and move or 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

      Hint: If your FTP transfer is too slow read how to avoid FTPing at Step 1: Download and Extract.

  6. 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:
    • If you installed WordPress in its own subdirectory called blog, for example, you should visit:

That’s it! WordPress should now be installed.