Install WordPress in 5 Easy Steps for Beginners

If you are new to WordPress and wondering if you could do the installation on your own, this post is just for you. Many web hosting accounts has WordPress application that can be installed automatically. I would recommend you to install it manually so that you know how it works.

Install WordPress Using File Manager:

In this tutorial, I will help you learn how to install wordpress manually using file manager in just 5 steps. Before you start installing, download wordpress files.

Let’s start with Step1:

WP Installation Step one: Open File Manager

Login to your hosting control panel (cPanel), open file manager and upload the wordpress zip file to the root folder (public_html).

Step 2:

Once the file is uploaded, extract the archive file. Where you will see the folder named ‘wordpress’. Open the folder and copy the files to the root folder (public_html).

WP Installation Step 2: Extract files and Move them to Root Folder

Step 3:

Go back to your control panel home and open MySQL database wizard to create a database. Create a User for the database and check All privileges. When you are done, open file manager again to finish the hard part.

WP Installation Step 3: Edit wp-config File

Before you run the installation, you need to define secret keys. Generate secret keys. Copy the entire text and replace the dummy text with new keys.

define('AUTH_KEY', 'put your unique phrase here');
define('SECURE_AUTH_KEY', 'put your unique phrase here');
define('LOGGED_IN_KEY', 'put your unique phrase here');
define('NONCE_KEY', 'put your unique phrase here');
define('AUTH_SALT', 'put your unique phrase here');
define('SECURE_AUTH_SALT', 'put your unique phrase here');
define('LOGGED_IN_SALT', 'put your unique phrase here');
define('NONCE_SALT', 'put your unique phrase here');

also enter your database login credentials.

define('DB_NAME', 'database_name_here');
/** MySQL database username */
define('DB_USER', 'username_here');
/** MySQL database password */
define('DB_PASSWORD', 'password_here');
/** MySQL hostname */
define('DB_HOST', 'localhost');

Step 4:

Yay! You have just finished the hard part. Now you can start installing the wordpress within minutes. Just enter your website URL and hit enter. You will see the main wordpress installation dialog.

Select your language -> Enter the same database credentials from ‘wp-config.php’ file.

You will be redirected to create username and password. Be sure to enter a valid email to get the login credentials emailed.

WP Installation Step 4: Create Admin User

Step 5:

Congratulations! You have successfully finished the WordPress installation in just 5 steps. Now login to your admin panel and start publishing.

WP Installation Step 5: Login to admin panel

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