Manual WordPress Installation Step by Step Guide

How to install WordPress manually. Detailed step-by-step instructions - More info in the WordPress Tutorial from checkdomain.net

Description: How to install WordPress manually. Detailed step-by-step instructions - More info in the WordPress Tutorial from checkdomain.net Wordpress, probably the best-known blog system, with a lot of administration power and easy to use. In this manual you will learn how to install Wordpress on your FTP server.

Step 1: Download the WordPress software

Download the latest version of WordPress to your computer and extract the files (e.g. wordpress-4.9.8.zip) to a place where you can find them again.

Step 2: Connect via FTP and upload files

Next, open your FTP client (e.g. FileZilla) and connect to your hosting with the FTP access data, then look for the folder you want unzipped. Now select the Wordpress folders and files that you can find in the wordpress directory.

Wordpress, Connect via FTP and upload files

Copy folders and files to the selected root directory, which is normally /htdocs. Wait until the transfer is complete.

Open your own domain in your browser

Now open your browser and enter your domain name, if everything is correct, you will find a page here that looks like the one in the picture below. Click here on "Create configuration file" to start the installation.

Wordpress, Call your own domain in your browser

Step 4: Starting the WordPress installation

In the next item, simply select "...start now!" to go to the next page.

Wordpress, Starting the WordPress Installation

Step 5: Entering MySQL credentials

Wordpress, enter MySQL access data

Then the data of your MySQL database is queried, here it is necessary that you fill in the fields "Name of the database", "Name of the database user" and "Password", the rest remains. The next item is the hint to start the actual installation, which you have to confirm with "...we start the installation".

Wordpress, enter MySQL access data

If an error should occur, please check your MySQL credentials.

Step 6: Set up access data

The last step is to create a title for the page, a working e-mail address and a username and password for the administration area of Wordpress. Shortly below, you can select whether the future blog should also be entered in search engines. Click on "Install WordPress" to complete the installation.

Wordpress, Set up access data

Step 7: Complete the WordPress installation

On the page that appears, you will receive the login and a specific password that you need to log in to the administration page of your blog.

Wordpress, Complete WordPress Installation

You have now installed WordPress and can log in at any time under your domain name plus /wp-login.php behind it (e.g. http://www.mustermann.de/wp-login.php) to make configurations on the site, or call up your domain name to view the blog.

Wordpress, Complete WordPress Installation

Tip: WordPress SEO

With our ranking coach you can easily and quickly perform SEO for Wordpress.

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