The Basics Of WordPress Installation
WordPress is a free and open source CMS designed application for blogging developed by Michael Valdrighi. WordPress is the official successor of b2 cafelog powered by PHP and MySQL. It is a dynamic publishing tool for managing website content using a web browser and has many features including a workflow, a plugin architecture, a templating system, an integrated link management, a user-friendly search engine, perfect permalink structure, the ability to assign nested and multiple categories to articles, capability to have multiple authors and the advantage of permitting the tagging of various posts and articles. This platform is broadly used by news agencies and corporations since it has a user friendly interface for publishing text and media.
WordPress is popular for its ease of installation since it is a simple process that would take less than five minutes to complete. Now a day, many web hosts offer a variety of tools that will automatically install WordPress for you, however, if you want to install it yourself, then, there are many guides that can help you through the process.
Before you start the installing process, there are certain things that you will need to have such as:
- You should be able to access your web server either via FTP or shell
- You would also require a text editor
- The next essential thing would be an FTP Client
- And a web browser of your choice
When you are installing the WordPress application, begin your installation by:
1. Checking you and your web host to ensure that you have the minimum requirements to run WordPress.
2. Then download the latest release of WordPress available.
3. Unzip the downloaded file in to a folder on your hard drive.
4. Have a secure password for your Secret Key
The installation process can be done either in the famous 5 minute install process which is a quick version or the detailed version where you get to customize the installation procedure. The popular 5 minute installation will be similar to the normal installation procedures that we are familiar with. The instructions to do this are as follows:
1. Begin by downloading the WordPress package that you require and unzip if it is compressed.
2. Create a database for WordPress on your web server, along with a MySQL user who should have all privileges for accessing and modifying it.
3. Now, wp-config.php will be the renamed name of the old file wp-conf-sample.php.
4. Using text editor open the file wp-config.php and then fill in your details about the database to generate and use your secret key password.
5. Place the WordPress files in the required location on your web server:
If you want to combine WordPress within the root of your domain, then you should either move or upload the WordPress directory that is in its unzipped state into the root directory of your web server.
If you wish to store the WordPress installation in a subdirectory of its own on your page, change the name of the directory WordPress and give a suitable name within the subdirectory so that you can move or upload it to your web server.
6. The WordPress installation script that you downloaded by accessing the wp-admin / install.php is then run in a web browser.
Once you have set up the WordPress in its root directory, then you can go to: http://example.com/wp-admin/install.php .