To manually install WordPress, follow these steps:
- Download the latest version of WordPress from wordpress.org and save it to your computer.
- Create a MySQL database and user for WordPress on your web server.
- Extract the WordPress files from the downloaded zip file and upload them to your web server using FTP.
- Go to your website’s URL in your web browser and follow the prompts to finish the installation.
- During the installation process, you will be asked to enter your database information and create a username and password for your WordPress site.
- Once the installation is complete, you can log in to your WordPress dashboard using the username and password you created.
- From here, you can customize your site by adding themes, plugins, and content.
To install WordPress using cPanel and Installatron, follow these steps:
- First, log in to your hosting account and access the cPanel.
- Scroll down to the “Software” section and click on the “Installatron” icon.
- In the Installatron dashboard, click on the “WordPress” icon under the “Popular Applications” section.
- Click on the “Install this application” button.
- On the next page, select the domain where you want to install WordPress. You can also choose a subdirectory if you want to install WordPress in a subfolder.
- Enter a title for your website and choose a username and password for the WordPress administrator account.
- Click on the “Install” button to start the installation process.
- Once the installation is complete, you will see a message saying that WordPress has been installed successfully. Click on the “Finish” button to complete the installation.
- You can now access your WordPress website by going to yourdomain.com/wp-admin and logging in with the administrator username and password you chose during the installation process.
Best for Windows users
- Download and install a local server software such as XAMPP or WAMP.
- Start the local server and make sure the Apache and MySQL modules are running.
- Download WordPress from wordpress.org and extract the files to your local server’s root folder (e.g. htdocs for XAMPP or www for WAMP).
- Create a new database for WordPress on your local server using the PHPMyAdmin tool.
- Open your web browser and navigate to localhost/wordpress (or the name of the folder you extracted WordPress to).
- Follow the prompts to set up WordPress, including entering the information for your newly created database and selecting a username and password for the WordPress administrator account.
- Once the installation is complete, you can access your local WordPress site by going to localhost/wordpress (or the name of the folder you extracted WordPress to) in your web browser.
Local by Flywheel
Best for Mac users
- Download and install Local by Flywheel on your computer.
- Open Local by Flywheel and click on the “Add New Site” button.
- Enter a name for your site.
- Choose the installation type.
- Select the “Preferred” option for the default install option.
- Click on the “Custom” button to customize your installation. Here you can choose the local domain name, database name, and install location.
- Click on the “Continue” button to begin the installation process.
- Follow the on-screen prompts to set up a username and password for your site.
- Select the “Add Site” button.
- Once the installation is complete, you can begin customizing and adding content to your WordPress site.