How to Install WordPress Manually | Easy & Complete Guide

Did you know that more than 33% of the websites in this universe are actually websites with WordPress? Why WordPress is so much popular because it is very easy to install WordPress and you do not have to be a web developer to make a website with WordPress.

Unlike the core website, you need to hire a web developer on every customization or to add functionality, but in WordPress just think about your requirements and inside the WordPress plugin market, there will be a free plugin made for your particular requirement.

Things you need to Install WordPress

Before installing WordPress, you should have below.

  • A domain name
  • Hosting Plan – To store website files
  • WordPress setup folder
  • FTP Account Credentials (username & password) & FTP Client
  • Database

Most of the hosting companies provide auto installation of WordPress just in a click. But sometimes you need to manually install WordPress, so read this article till the end.

Auto Install WordPress via cPanel

Manually Install WordPress

Let the party begin!

Downloading WordPress

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This will be the first step after purchasing domain name & hosting services.

To install WordPress, you need to download it from WordPress.Org. Downloading WordPress is totally free of cost and officially available on the below link.

Download the latest WordPress

Uploading Files

Download WordPress from the provided link and unzip the downloaded folder using 7zip or any other compressing utility tool.

Now head to your cPanel portal (provided by hosting company) and inside the database section, create a database & user and assign all privileges to the user.

Return to WordPress downloaded folder, inside folder find a file “wp-config-sample.php”. You need to rename it as “wp-config.php”. Open the file and enter detail like database name, password & user. Below is the sample of file.

/** The name of the database for WordPress */

define(‘DB_NAME’, ‘abc’);

/** MySQL database username */

define(‘DB_USER’, ‘ abc’);

/** MySQL database password */

define(‘DB_PASSWORD’, ‘ abc’);

Now, you need to upload all the files to hosting server. For this FileZilla or any other FTP client may be used.

Login to FileZilla with your FTP credentials (username, password, hostname/IP).

To transfer files, find the folder “public html” in the hosting server, and upload all files.

FTP client may display prompt and ask to overwrite, just overwrite it as this will be a new installation.

Running The Installer

Visit your website and you will see the installer. Provide important detail like admin username, email, and password, etc. and click install.

That’s all! WordPress is installed.

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