Tuesday, May 26, 2020

How to install WordPress

Hello guys! Welcome to this section of my tutorials on WordPress. In this tutorial,  i will be dropping the step by step guide on how to successfully install and configure WordPress in your system.

STEP ONE: Download WordPress

You can download WordPress from the official WordPress site. When you open up the website you will see a user interface Just like the one that is shown in the below screenshot -

STEP 2: Create Database

  • WordPress requires MySQL database. So create a new empty database with user and password (for example with user set as root and also set the password as root). But in a case where you not comfortable with using "root" , you can use any value that is of convenience to you.
  • Then continue with the installation process.

STEP 3: Set Up Wizard

It is easy to set up WordPress to your computer. Follow the simple steps below to set up Wizard and finish installation -

Step ( i ) - Extract the downloaded WordPress folder and upload it into your web server or your local host.

Step ( ii ) - Open your browser and navigate to Your WordPress file path. Immediately you do it properly, the first screen of the installer is going to display on the screen.

Select your preferred language for making use of the WordPress and click on continue.

Step ( iii ) - In this step, this is where you can view all the information needed for the database before proceeding with the installation.

Click on Let's go!

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Step ( iv ) - In this step, you have to enter all the information about the MySQL database. Use the screenshot below as guidance.

  • Database Name - Enter the database name that you created in MySQL database for WordPress. 
  • User Name - Enter the user name which you set in your MySQL database.
  • Password - Enter the password which you have set for MySQL database.
  • Database Host - Enter the host name, by default it will be localhost.
  • Table Prefix - It is used to add prefix to the table in the database which helps in running multiple sites on the same database. It takes the default value.

After filling all the required information, click on the Submit button.

Step ( v ) - WordPress scans into the database settings and gives you a confirmation screen as shown in the below screenshot.

Click on Run the install

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Step ( vi ) - Enter administrative information as shown in the below screenshot.

It contains the following fields below -

  • Site Title - Enter the title of the site which you are going to create using WordPress.
  • User Name - Enter your user name that you will be making use of to log into WordPress.
  • Password Twice - Enter the password two times to protect your website.
  • Your E-mail - Enter your email which helps to do password recovery or any other update.
  • Privacy - It helps the Search Engine to index this website after checking the checkbox.

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

Step ( vii ) - After the installation is complete, a screen displaying success will be displayed as shown in the below screenshot.

You can also view your Username and Password details added to WordPress.

Click on the Log In button.

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Step ( viii ) - After clicking on login, you will get a WordPress Admin panel as shown in the screen shot below.

Enter the Username and Password you provided during the installation process and click on the Log In button.

Alright guys! This is where we are wrapping it up for this tutorial. In my next tutorial, we are going to be looking into WordPress Dashboard.

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